Opposition to boycott President’s address: The leaders of 16 opposition parties on Thursday said they will boycott President Ram Nath Kovind’s address to both Houses of Parliament over farm laws. The President will address both Houses of Parliament on the first day of the Budget session.
Bengal Assembly passes resolution against farm laws: Amid unruly scenes in the West Bengal Assembly, the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government passed a resolution demanding a complete repeal of the Centre’s three contentious farm laws.
Govt to resume talks with farmers only if offers are agreed: Amid the ongoing farmer protest, following the violence during the tractor rally in Delhi on Republic Day, official sources indicated that the government now wants to resume the talks only after seeing that its offers are accepted.
Farmers vacate protest site: The stretch of National Highway 48, which had been closed since farmers moved into Rewari almost a month ago, was reopened to traffic after the farmers moved back to the Haryana-Rajasthan border following an ultimatum from local residents.
AAP to contest elections in 6 states: Kejriwal: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will contest elections in six states in 2022.
Cong, Left finalise poll deal in 193 seats in Bengal: The Congress and Left Front on Thursday finalised the poll deal on sharing of 193 seats of the total of 294 of West Bengal Assembly, state Congress president Adhir Chowdhury said.
India, China at crossroads: S Jaishankar: External affairs minister S. Jaishankar said India’s ties with China were “truly at a crossroads” given the tensions triggered by tens of thousands of troops standing eyeball to eyeball along their common border.
Biden withdraws work rule ban on H4 visa holders: A week after his inauguration, US President Joe Biden has withdrawn a Trump-era rule rescinding work authorisation for H4 visa holders, who are spouses of those possessing H-1B work visas, with majority being highly-skilled Indian women.
No compromise with China on theft, South China Sea: US: The Biden administration has ruled out any compromise with China on issues like theft of intellectual property and South China Sea for arriving at a deal on the existential issue of climate change.
6.8km Alappuzha bypass inaugurated: The 6.8-km-long Alappuzha bypass, will allow commuters travelling from Kochi to Thiruvananthapuram to skirt the town of Alappuzha on their journey, was inaugurated by chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Union minister Nitin Gadkari.