Farmer unions clash with police, face lathi-charge: New Delhi witnessed violent scenes on Republic Day as farmers participating in a tractor rally clashed with the police, broke barricades and stormed the Red Fort, and the police responded with tear gases and lathi charge.
Farmers’ protest: Internet snapped in parts of Delhi: As protesting farmers clashed with police in several parts of the national capital on Tuesday, the government has ordered shutting down of internet services in parts of Delhi, NCR.
Farmer protest: High alert in Haryana: Internet services on mobile networks were suspended in three districts of Haryana and high alert was sounded across the state on Tuesday following the violence during the tractor rally in Delhi.
Violence not the solution: Rahul Gandhi: As protesting farmers clashed with police at several places in Delhi on Republic Day, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said violence was never the solution to any problem and appealed to the Centre to scrap the three contentious farm laws.
IMF projects 11.5% growth rate for India: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday projected an impressive 11.5 per cent growth rate for India in 2021, making the country the only major economy of the world to register a double-digit growth this year amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
TMC issues notice to Prabin Ghoshla: The Trinamool Congress on Tuesday issued a show-cause notice to Uttarpara MLA Prabir Ghoshal after his resignation from two party posts, alleging he was not being allowed carry on work in his constituency by a powerful section within the TMC.
UK launches platform to track new Covid-19 variants: The UK launched a New Variant Assessment Platform on Tuesday, which it says will offer the country’s world-leading genomics expertise to identify new variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 to countries who do not have the resources to do so.
US updates travel advisory: Updating its travel advisory for three South Asian countries, the US has urged its citizens to reconsider their travel to Pakistan and Bangladesh and not to visit Afghanistan.
Rahul Gandhi on two-day visit to Kerala: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is expected to visit his constituency Wayanad in Kerala for two days starting today. The visit comes in the wake of Assembly elections in the state in April-May.
Tractor march observed in Bengaluru: Thousands of farmers from various parts of Karnataka reached Bengaluru by tractors and other vehicles as part of the ‘Jana Ganarajyotsava Parade’.