Farmers demand special Parliament session: One week into protesting the Centre’s new farm laws, the farmers on Wednesday demanded the government call a special session of Parliament to repeal the contentious agri-marketing laws even as Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar assured all their objections would be addressed. The Centre and the farmers representatives are set to resume their talks on Thursday.
CCTVs must in all police station: SC: The Supreme Court has ordered the Centre, states and Union Territories to install CCTVs with night vision cameras and recording equipment in all interrogation rooms and lockups in each police station, including central probe agencies such as the CBI, ED, NIA, etc, across the country.
India asks Wikipedia to correct J&K map: The ministry of electronics and information technology has directed Wikipedia to take down a map that shows Aksai Chin as part of China. The order was issued under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act.
India slams Pak over Kartarpur Sahib: India has slammed Pakistan for violating the resolution on Culture of Peace passed last year and arbitrarily transferring the management of Sikh holy shrine Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara from the Sikh community body to the administrative control of a non-Sikh body. The remarks were made during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
UK approves Pfizer shots: Months after battering under the pandemic, Britain on Wednesday approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for use and said it will be rolled out from next week. The move makes Britain the first country in the world to formally endorse a jab.
Iran nod for bill against nuclear inspection: Iran’s Parliament has advanced a bill that would end UN inspections of its nuclear facilities and require the government to boost its uranium enrichment if European signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal do not provide relief from oil and banking sanctions.
TN braces for Cyclone Burevi: The India Meteorological Department has forecast that several districts in south Tamil Nadu will receive heavy to very heavy rainfall and extremely heavy rain (over 20cm) with cyclonic storm Burevi brewing over the southwest Bay of Bengal.
Kerala on cyclone alert: In view of Cyclone Burevi and rough weather alerts, Kerala has kept eight teams of the NDRF on standby and over 2,800 relief camps ready. A red alert has been sounded in many districts in south Kerala.
Night curfew in K’taka likely: Amid concerns of a possible second wave of Covid-19 infections, the Karnataka government may reintroduce night curfew during the New Year week, according to a draft advisory prepared by the health department based on recommendations of the technical advisory committee.
BSY reviews Parking Policy 2.0: After meeting with senior officials, Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa had instructed state chief secretary TM Vijayabhaskar to hold a discussion with other senior officials and revise the Parking Policy 2.0 draft and present it before the next cabinet.