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Stalemate over farm laws continues, next meeting on Jan 19

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The ninth round of talks between the government and the agitating farmers ended inconclusively on Friday. The next round of meeting has been scheduled for January 19.The meeting of the farmer leaders with the government, which started at 12 noon on Friday and went on for around five hours, over […]

SC to take up pleas connected to farm laws on Monday

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court is likely to hear on Monday the pleas challenging the three farm laws and also the pleas seeking the removal of farmers camping at various Delhi borders. A bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde and comprising Justices L. Nageswara Rao and Vincent Saran will take up […]

Talks underway: Farmers feast on ‘langar’ delicacies

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The ninth round of talks between protesting farmer organisations and Union ministers to end the deadlock on agriculture laws are underway at Vigyan Bhavan in Delhi. Meanwhile, when it was time for lunch, a ‘langar’ was sent by the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee for the farmer leaders. Mixed vegetables, […]

13 killed in K’taka road mishap, PM condoles deaths (Ld)

Dharwad (Karnataka), Jan 15 (IANS) In a major road mishap, at least 13 people, including 11 women, were killed and six others were critically injured when a tempo traveller collided with a truck near Itigatti village in Karnataka’s Dharwad district on Friday morning. The deceased have been identified as Asha Jagadish, Praveena, Poorninma, Manasi, Pramjyothi, […]

Rahul, Priyanka join Cong protest against farm laws in Delhi (Ld)

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi and former party chief Rahul Gandhi on Friday joined a protest march here to show solidarity with the protesting farmers, and walked towards Raj Niwas which houses the residence and office of Delhi’s Lt. Governor. Later, both went to Jantar Mantar and joined the ongoing […]

State

Wild buffalo shot dead after it killed two people in Assam

Guwahati, Jan 15 (IANS) A wild buffalo was shot dead by security personnel after it killed two people and injured two others in Biswanath district in northern Assam bordering Arunachal Pradesh, officials said on Friday. The buffalo killed a young man in Biswanath district on Thursday, while another man was mauled to death by the […]

Pune land deal: ED grills NCP’s Khadse for 7 hours (Lead)

Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Friday questioned Nationalist Congress Party leader Eknath Khadse for nearly 7 hours in connection with a Pune MIDC land deal case, official sources said here on Friday. Khadse, 68, who recently recovered from Covid-19, arrived at the ED office in south Mumbai around 11 a.m., nearly three […]

Kerala FM presents Budget, aims to generate 8 lakh jobs (Ld)

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 15 (IANS) Kerala Finance Minister TM Thomas Isaac on Friday presented the state’s Budget of the Pinarayi Vijayan-led LDF government in the Assembly, promising to generate eight lakh employment opportunities in the state. Addressing the Assembly, Issac said that it was a “people-centric and welfare-oriented Budget” and that schemes proposed in it would […]

Kerala FM creates history for marathon Budget speech

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 15 (IANS) Kerala Finance Minister TM Thomas Isaac on Friday created history by delivering a marathon speech spanning 3 hours and 17 minutes while presenting the state Budget in the Assembly. The earlier record for the longest Budget speech of 2 hours and 54 minutes was in the name of late Kerala Congress […]

Farmers not happy with SC panel but will continue talks: Tikait

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Representatives of farmers told the Centre on Friday that the four-member committee formed by the Supreme Court to redress their grievances on new farm laws was “not acceptable” to them though they will continue to hold parleys. “During our meeting with the government representatives, we made it clear that the […]