Cong leaders laugh at Rahul's remarks, party had promised similar laws: Tomar

Cong leaders laugh at Rahul's remarks, party had promised similar laws: Tomar

Friday, 15 January 2021 | PTI | New Delhi

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar hit back at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday for his remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the ongoing farmers' protest at Delhi's borders and said even the leaders of his own party do not take the Gandhi scion seriously and laugh at...

Union ministers start ninth round of talks with protesting farmer unions

Union ministers start ninth round of talks with protesting farmer unions

Friday, 15 January 2021 | PTI | New Delhi

The ninth round of talks between protesting farmer unions and three central ministers got underway here on Friday afternoon to break the over-a-month-long deadlock on the three new agri laws. Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Railways, Commerce and Food Minister Piyush Goyal and Minister of State for Commerce Som Parkash,...

Three killed in fire at scrap shop in west Delhi

Three killed in fire at scrap shop in west Delhi

Friday, 15 January 2021 | PTI | New Delhi

Three people, including a child, were killed in a fire at a scrap shop in west Delhi's Kirti Nagar area, police said on Friday. The blaze was reported around 10:50 pm on Thursday and seven fire tenders were rushed to the spot, according to the fire department. Small rooms built on top...

Rahul seeks public support for campaign in favour of farmers, against fuel prices

Rahul seeks public support for campaign in favour of farmers, against fuel prices

Friday, 15 January 2021 | PTI | New Delhi

Asking people to join the farmers' "satyagraha" against the Modi government, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday spoke out in support of the ongoing protests and against rising fuel prices in the country. The Congress is observing the day as Kisan Adhikar Divas and will take out protest marches in all...

Farm bills have potential to represent significant step forward for  agriculture reforms in India: IMF

Farm bills have potential to represent significant step forward for agriculture reforms in India: IMF

Friday, 15 January 2021 | PTI | Washington

The IMF believes the farm bills passed by the Indian government have the potential to represent a significant step forward for agricultural reforms, but a social safety net is needed to protect those who might be adversely impacted during the transition to the new system, a spokesperson of the global...

Moderate fog in Delhi, minimum temperature rises to 6.7 degrees Celsius

Moderate fog in Delhi, minimum temperature rises to 6.7 degrees Celsius

Friday, 15 January 2021 | PTI | New Delhi

Delhi's minimum temperature rose to 6.7 degrees Celsius, a notch above normal, on Friday due to partly cloudy weather, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. However, "moderate" fog lowered visibility to 201 metres at Safdarjung and 300 metres at Palam in the morning, an IMD official said. "Dense" fog is predicted in parts...

India will not have R-Day chief guest due to global coronavirus situation: MEA

India will not have R-Day chief guest due to global coronavirus situation: MEA

Thursday, 14 January 2021 | PTI | New Delhi

The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday announced that there will be no foreign leader as the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations due to the global situation arising out of the coronavirus pandemic. It will be for the first time in over five decades that India will not have...

109 people test positive for UK variant of coronavirus

109 people test positive for UK variant of coronavirus

Thursday, 14 January 2021 | PTI | New Delh

The number of people who have tested positive for the new UK variant of SARS-CoV-2 in the country has climbed to 109, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday "The total number of persons found infected with the new UK variant genome stands at 109 today," the ministry said. All these people...

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