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Chinese Premier Calls for Strengthening Counter-terrorism Cooperation Among SCO Members

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Monday made a strong pitch for greater counter-terrorism cooperation among the SCO countries to foster a secure and stable environment for development. In his address at the virtual meeting of the Council of Heads of Government of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) hosted by India, Li said members of the …

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Delhi School Issues Social Media Policy for Staff, Parents & Students; Aims to Curb Defamatory Posts

In what appears to be the first such instance, Bal Bharati Public School, at Ganga Ram Hospital Marg (GRHM) in Delhi, which is a top-ranking private school, has formulated a social media policy for parents and students. It has circulated a parents’ declaration form for consent, which has raised eyebrows of parents as well as …

Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates: Fear Being Spread By Those Who are Against Farmers, Says PM Modi

Opposition Using Tricks to Oppose Historic Agriculture Laws, Farmers Being Misled, Says PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday tore into the opposition over the protests against the new agri-marketing laws, accusing them of playing tricks against the farmers. The attack comes when thousands of farmers are gathered at the entry points of the national capital, seeking the repeal of the three laws, which Modi called historic. “The …

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Citing Cold Weather and Covid-19, Centre Invites Protesting Farmers for Next Round of Talks Today

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar late on Monday night said protesting farmers have been invited for talks again on Tuesday. It had earlier been decided that the next round of discussion would take place on December 3, but they have been moved forward due to the relentless agitation, the coronavirus pandemic and the cold …

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There Won’t Be Separate Flag and Constitution, Says Governor R N Ravi on Naga Political Issue

Nagaland Governor RN Ravi on Monday made it clear that there would be no separate flag and constitution, amid persistent demand for these by the NSCN(IM) to achieve a solution to the Naga political issue. In his message to the people on the eve of 58th Statehood Day, Ravi, the interlocutor for the Naga peace …

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Farmers Movement Historic, Govt Will Have to Tread Carefully, Says Activist-Politician Sunilam

With every passing hour, the farmer agitation is becoming increasingly organised and intense. Several farmer leaders who have been closely associated with such movements for the past many years have described the present agitation as ‘historic’ and ‘unprecedented’. Among them is Sunilam, a two-time MLA from Madhya Pradesh, a working group member of the All …

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Vodafone Idea Rs 1,197 Prepaid Plan With 180 Days Validity Now Available to More Users, Check Benefits

Vodafone Idea (Vi) is extending the availability of the Rs 1,197 prepaid plan across all circles in India. According to the information available on My Vi website, the prepaid plan comes with a validity of 180 days (six months) that includes benefits such as unlimited talk time, 1.5GB of mobile data and 100 SMS per …

As Centre Attempts to Call a Truce, Here's What Happened to Farmers' Protests in Delhi Before

5 Left Parties Ask State Units to Coordinate and Organise Protests in Support of Agitating Farmers

New Delhi: The Left parties on Monday called upon their state units to coordinate and organise protests in support for the farmers agitating against the three farm laws. In a joint statement, five Left parties — the CPI(M), CPI, RSP, AIFB and CPI(ML) — extended their complete support to and solidarity with the protests by …

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PM Modi Defending Farm Laws Shows Govt Opposed to Solving Farmers Issues: AIKSCC

The All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) on Monday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his defence of the three Farm Bills passed in Parliament in September this year, saying it shows that the government is completely opposed to resolving the demands of the farmers. In a statement the AIKSSC said, “The …

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PM Defends Agri Laws, Says Farmers Being Misled; Delhi Govt Caps Price of RT-PCR Test at Rs 800 and Other Top Stories

PM Defends Agri Laws, Says Fear Being Spread By Those Who are Anti-farmer Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said a new trend has developed where people have been indulging in “fear-mongering” and “spreading fear about things that are never going to materialize — this is what is happening with these new farm laws”. “These are …

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For India, 2020 Will Be Known as Year of Internal Discovery, Says PM Modi

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the fore India’s national character for the entire world to behold and 2020 will be known as a year of internal discovery rather than of external disruption, according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Across the world, people have expressed wonder at the way in which Indians, whether poor or …

Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates: Fear Being Spread By Those Who are Against Farmers, Says PM Modi

Fear Being Spread By Those Who are Against Farmers, Says PM Modi

Bharatiya Kisan Manch president Buta Singh that the farmers’ leaders spoke to Union home minister Amit Shah over phone, who agreed to hold talks without conditions. “All farmer unions will hold a meeting on Tuesday afternoon. A delegation will meet government officials tomorrow,” he said. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a special package of …

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Christopher Nolan On Shooting ‘Tenet’ In India

New Delhi: Master filmmaker Christopher Nolan is enchanted by India as he says the country is “unbelievably visual” with an “extraordinary history” that made it a suitable location for filming his new feature “Tenet”. Billed as a globetrotting game of international espionage with a time-bending element at the centre, the film features John David Washington …

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From Slogans to ‘Kirtan’, Face of Delhi Border Changes as Farmers Mark Nanak Jayanti with Hymns, Prasad

Amid their stand-off with the Centre over their protest venue in Delhi, farmers rallying at the Singhu entry point on the Delhi-Haryana border on Monday were busy commemorating the birth anniversary of first Sikh master, Guru Nanak Dev, by listening to ‘kirtan’ and recalling his teachings in a sombre atmosphere. The farmers – a majority …

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CM Kejriwal Orders to Reduce Rate of Covid-19 RT-PCR Test in Delhi from Rs 2,400

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said he has issued directives to reduce the price of the RT-PCR test in the national capital, saying it will help those going to private labs for COVID-19 tests. Currently, people have to spend Rs 2,400 for the RT-PCR test at private labs. “I have directed that the …