Farmers up ante before talks: As farmer unions and the Centre are set to resume their sixth round of talks on Wednesday, the protesting farmers have written to the government saying the discussion can only be on a four-point agenda, including modalities of repealing the laws and providing a legal guarantee on minimum support price.
MP cabinet approves religion bill: The Madhya Pradesh government has approved the Freedom to Religion Bill 2020 as an ordinance in a special cabinet session. It will now be sent to the governor for her approval.
Assam Cong MLAs join BJP: Ahead of the Assembly elections in Assam early next year, two expelled MLAs of the Congress on Tuesday officially joined the BJP, days after they met Union home minister Amit Shah in Guwahati.
Heavy deployment of Chinese air force: IAF chief: Indian Air Force Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria has said China has heavily deployed the People’s Liberation Army Air Force to support its army in the Ladakh theatre along with a large number of radars and missiles.
UK-EU Brexit trade deal: The UK-EU post-Brexit trade deal will be signed in Brussels on Wednesday by EU chiefs. It will then be flown to London for Boris Johnson to sign it.
US confirms new Covid strain: A man in Colorado has become the first reported US case of the Covid-19 variant that’s been seen in the United Kingdom, governor Jared Polis has announced.
Salary hike for Telangana govt employees: Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has decided to increase the salaries of all government employees, raise their age of superannuation and to make recruitments in all government departments as a New Year gift to them.
Don’t aspire for CM post: Palaniswami: Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami has said he does not aspire for the high post of chief minister but considered himself as “in-charge” having overall responsibility to “execute the task” people assign to him.
VP in Bengaluru for 3-day visit: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu landed at Bengaluru airport for a three-day visit on Tuesday. He visited Hosakote in Bengaluru rural district and the Centre for Research and Education in Science and Technology.
Gowda’s death political murder: Kumaraswamy: In a veiled attack on the Congress and the BJP, former Karnataka chief minister and JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy on Tuesday saw “a political killing” in the death of fellow party man and Legislative Council deputy chairman SL Dharme Gowda.