Protesting farmers call for nationwide blockade: Farmer leaders on Monday announced they will block all the national and state highways on February 6 in protest against the internet ban in areas near their agitation sites.
Internet shutdown extended by a day in Haryana: Mobile internet services will remain suspended in seven of Haryana’s 22 districts for another day. The order was issued by the state home department on Monday evening in view of the “critical law and order” situation.
Twitter restores 250 accounts blocked in India: Microblogging website Twitter late Monday evening restored nearly 250 accounts that were blocked in India earlier in the day for allegedly using a controversial hashtag.
AAP launches massive membership drive in Uttarakhand: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) senior leader and deputy chief minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia on Monday launched a mass outreach campaign named “Uttarakhand mein bhi Kejriwal (Kejriwal in Uttarakhand too)” to prepare for the assembly polls next year.
Blast: PM Modi speaks to Netanyahu, assures security : Days after a minor blast went off near the Embassy of Israel in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu Monday and shared his commitment to the security of Israeli representatives in India.
Biden threatens US sanctions in response to Myanmar coup: US President Joe Biden on Monday threatened to reimpose sanctions on Myanmar following a coup by the country’s military leaders and called for a concerted international response to press them to relinquish power.
39 BJP workers arrested in Telangana: Police in Telangana’s Warangal arrested 39 BJP workers on Monday for allegedly attacking the residence of Telangana Rashtra Samithi lawmaker Challa Dharma Reddy.
Tamil Nadu CM announces relief to flood-affected: Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami on Monday announced a relief of Rs 1,116 crore, under input subsidy head, towards damages meted out to agricultural and horticultural crops in January rains.
BSY welcomes Budget: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Monday called finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s announcement of funding the Bengaluru Metro project as the ‘biggest gift’ to the state.
Karnataka revises taxi fares: The Karnataka government on Monday ordered a revision in the rates for taxis operating in the state, including Bengaluru. The decision was taken in light of the increasing prices of fuel, as well as maintenance costs, the order said.