Farmers reject Centre’s talks offer: Standoff between protesting farmers and the Centre seems to have hit a stalemate. The agitating farmers plan to further intensify their protest, blocking five major entry points to the national capital. The farmers have rejected Centre’s talks offer, saying they are ready for discussion but not with the government pre-condition demands.
PM Modi, Shah defend new laws: As farmers from Punjab and Haryana are firm on their demand for repealing the new farm laws, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah backed the laws Sunday, saying they were for the benefit of farmers. This was followed with a late-night meeting Amit Shah, defence minister Rajnath Singh and Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar held at BJP President JP Nadda’s residence.
PM to meet Covid vaccine development teams: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with three teams that are involved in developing Covid-19 vaccine via video conferencing on Monday, the Prime Minister’s Office said on Sunday.
India rejects OIC reference to Kashmir: India on Sunday ‘strongly’ rejected the criticism of its Kashmir policy by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation. “We strongly and categorically reject the factually incorrect, gratuitous and unwarranted references to India in resolutions adopted by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)”, the ministry of external affairs said.
110 killed in Nigeria attack: UN: A weekend attack on a village in northeast Nigeria blamed on the Boko Haram jihadists left at least 110 dead, the UN humanitarian coordinator in the country said Sunday.
Muslims hold anti-China protests in Nepal: Muslims in Nepal on Sunday organised a protest against atrocities on Uyghur Muslims in the Xinjiang province of China. The development came at the backdrop of demolition of thousands of mosques in Xinjiang and the treatment being meted out to them by the Chinese government.
Will end ‘Nizam culture’: Amit Shah: Campaigning for the upcoming GHMC polls on December 1, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will free Hyderabad from the “Nawab, Nizam culture” and create a “mini-India” here. The top BJP leader also asserted that the people of Telangana are angry and upset with the ruling TRS in Telangana and Owaisi’s “alliance”.
Low pressure forms over Bay of Bengal: The India Meteorological Department on Sunday informed that a well marked low pressure area lay over Bay of Bengal and it is very likely to concentrate into a depression and bring rains in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Kerala and south coastal Andhra Pradesh till December 3.
BJP committed to Congress-mukt villages: K’taka DyCM: BJP, in the coming days, will achieve the goal of Congress-mukt (Congress-free) villages, Deputy Chief Minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan declared. He said the BJP government is committed on the Gram Swaraj concept, by according more powers and implementing decentralisation effectively.
K’taka Congress leaders to meet: Senior Congress leaders in the State will confabulate in Bengaluru on Monday about the current political situation. The meeting has been convened in light of the confusion in the BJP over a leadership change and with an eye on the winter session that commences on December 7, party sources said.