SC to pronounce orders on farm laws: The Supreme Court will pronounce orders on Tuesday on various issues related to the new farm laws and the farmers’ ongoing protest at Delhi borders and may take a call on setting up of a committee headed by a former Chief Justice of India (CJI) to find ways to resolve the impasse.
Govt to bear expense for first phase of Covid vaccination: PM: In his first interaction with chief ministers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that the central government will bear the expenses of vaccinating nearly three crore healthcare and frontline workers in the first phase.
SII signs contract of 11 million shots: Serum Institute of India (SII) has signed a contract with the Centre for supplying 11 million doses of Covishield vaccine. “We are expecting a bigger order next week,” Dr Cyrus Poonawalla, chairman of the Poonawalla Group, said.
Finance ministry releases Rs 6,000 cr to states, UTs: The finance ministry on Monday released the 11th instalment of Rs 6,000 crore to states and UTs to meet the GST compensation shortfall, taking the total amount provided so far under this window to Rs 66,000 crore.
Mamata compares BJP with Trump supporters: The Bharatiya Janata Party will behave in a similar fashion like that of US President Donald Trump’s followers the day they lose the elections, Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said.
AAP MLA Somnath Bharti arrested hours after ink attack: Ink was thrown on Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Somnath Bharti while he was at a guest house in Rae Bareli on Monday and was later arrested for allegedly making objectionable remarks against Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath and state hospitals.
Indian Navy to hold coastal defence exercise: The Indian Navy will kick-start on Tuesday a two-day multi-agency military exercise covering India’s 7,516-km-long coastline, involving 13 coastal states and Union Territories, to further bolster maritime security and surveillance, officials said.
Democrats introduce impeachment resolution against Trump: Congressional Democrats began a push on Monday to force US President Donald Trump from office, introducing one article of impeachment accusing him of inciting insurrection over a violent attack on the Capitol last week.
Andhra HC suspends panchayat polls: The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Monday suspended the state election commission-issued schedule to hold panchayat polls in the state in four phases in February.
Union minister Shripad Naik critical after accident: Union minister Shripad Naik suffered injuries and his wife was killed after the car they were travelling in met with an accident near Ankola in Karnataka’s Uttar Kannada district on Monday.