Farmers call off their march to Parliament: A day after the tractor parade to Delhi plunged into chaos and violence, farmer unions on Wednesday cancelled their planned march to Parliament on February 1 when the Budget would be presented in the House.
Delhi Police names farmer leaders in FIRs: At least ten farmer leaders, including Yogendra Yadav and Rakesh Tikait, have been named in the FIRs filed by the Delhi Police in connection with the violence during tractor rally.
Centre issues fresh Covid guidelines: The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued fresh Covid-19 guidelines, allowing activities outside containment zones. The Home Ministry has mandated the states and Union Territories (UT) to continue to enforce Covid containment measures and SOPs on various activities.
Three more Rafale arrive in India: Three more Rafale fighters touched down in India from France on Wednesday evening, to add to the eight such omni-role jets already inducted by the IAF.
India signs MoU with IEA: India on Wednesday inked a strategic partnership agreement with the International Energy Agency (IEA) to strengthen cooperation in global energy security, stability and sustainability.
China blames India after Bangladesh rejects their vaccine: Days after Bangladesh rejected the Chinese coronavirus vaccine over the efficacy issues in favour of vaccines developed by Indian companies, the Communist Party of China has taken offence and has now blamed ‘India’s influence’ behind Bangladesh’s decision to dump their vaccine.
AstraZeneca pulls out of vaccine delivery talks: AstraZeneca has pulled out of meeting with the European Union to discuss delayed vaccine commitments to the bloc, an EU official said.
Iran, Taliban accuse US of pushing war in Afghanistan: Iranian and Taliban officials met in Tehran on Wednesday and accused the US of provoking the continuation of war in Afghanistan, Iranian State TV reported.
SC grants BSY protection from arrest: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and his former industries minister Murugesh Nirani on Wednesday were granted protection from arrest by the Supreme Court, which took up their petition against the revival of a criminal case against them.
We’re all Indians: Karnataka DyCM: Hours after Uddhav Thackeray threatened to make the disputed Belagavi district a part of Maharashtra, Karnataka DyCM Ashwathnarayan said that we are all Indians.