Tomar welcomes return to talks: Welcoming the decision by the farm unions’ to return to the negotiation table, Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Sunday has expressed hope that a solution would be found to the stalemate over the new farm laws through discussions.
Haryana farmers extend toll-free movement: The farmers’ organisations in Haryana have decided to force open the the toll plazas in the state for an indefinite period to ensure free commute for all passing through. The decision has been taken to further escalate the protests against the three farm laws.
Congress foundation day to be observed today: The Indian National Congress (INC) will observe its 136th foundation day on Monday. The All India Congress Committee (AICC) members have instructed party state units to organise ‘Tiranga Yatra’ and run a social media campaign ‘Selfie with Tiranga’ in order to engage with the youth. The party will also focus on extending solidarity with farmers as part of its foundation day celebrations.
Validity of driving license, vehicle registration extends till March 2021: The Centre on Sunday extended the validity of motor vehicle documents like driving licence (DL), registration certificate (RC) and permits till March 31, 2021, in view of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The validity extension applies to all documents that were supposed to expire on February 1, 2020.
Putin to receive coronavirus vaccine: Kremlin: Russia’s president Vladimir Putin will receive the Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a Russian state TV channel on Sunday.
EU kicks off mass Covid-19 vaccinations: European Union nations kicked off a coordinated effort on Sunday to give Covid-19 vaccinations to the most vulnerable among the bloc’s nearly 450 million people.
South Korea braces up vaccine efforts as first UK variant detected: South Korean officials are vowing to speed up efforts to launch a public coronavirus vaccination programme as the country on Monday announced it had detected its first cases of the virus variant linked to the rapid rise in infections in Britain.
‘Drive DMK out’, AIADMK to cadres: Vowing to defeat DMK in the 2021 assembly polls, the ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu on Sunday listed achievements of its government and gave a clarion call to cadres to ‘drive out’ the arch-rival and slammed its ‘false’ and slanderous propaganda against it.
279 UK returnees untraceable in Tenlagana: At least 279 passengers recently returned from the UK to Telangana are untraceable, state health officials said. With 59 new cases recorded, the number of the newly caught infections in passengers back from the Britain rose to 119 nationwide since last Sunday.
K’taka to issue guidelines for New year celebrations: The Karnataka government will issue guidelines for new year celebrations today, to prevent further spread of coronavirus, state Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Sunday.