LIVE News Updates: The pride of the Modi government is making the farmer cry, says Rahul Gandhi

Democracy is ashamed by the manner in which the Government took out the order against the farmers in the form of Agriculture Bill today in the Rajya Sabha tweeted Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi (file photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi (file photo)

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20 Sep 2020, 7:15 PM

The pride of the Modi government is making farmers cry, says Rahul Gandhi

The pride of the Modi government is making the farmer, who grows gold from the earth cry.

Democracy is ashamed by the manner in which the Government took out the order against the farmers in the form of Agriculture Bill today in the Rajya Sabha tweeted Rahul Gandhi.

20 Sep 2020, 5:48 PM

Sukhbir urges President not to sign farm Bills

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday urged President Ram Nath Kovind not to sign the farm Bills.

He requested him that the Bills be returned to Parliament for reconsideration.

"Please stand by the farmers, 'kisan mazdoors', 'aarhtiyas' (agents), labourers and Dalits," Badal said in a statement.

"Please intervene on their behalf with the government, otherwise they will never forgive us," he said.

"Don't let the 'annadata' or farmers starve or sleep on the roads."

20 Sep 2020, 5:08 PM

4 dead, 9 injured in collision between the vehicle they were travelling in and a truck in UP's Ayodhya district: Police

20 Sep 2020, 4:34 PM

Lok Sabha MP and Revolutionary Socialist Party leader N K Premachandran has tested positive for coronavirus, says his office

20 Sep 2020, 4:11 PM

Passage of farm bills passed in Rajya Sabha: ‘Murder of democracy’, says TMC’s Derek O’Brien

Even as thousands of farmers continued to protest in various parts of Punjab and Haryana, the Modi government passed two farm Bills in Rajya Sabha amid an intense protest from the Opposition parties on Sunday.

Terming the passing of the Bills as ‘murder of democracy’, leaders of the Opposition parties sat on a dharna outside Parliament.

TMC MP Derek O’Brien shared a pre-recorded video on his twitter handle from the Central Hall of Parliament and blamed the Modi government for censoring RSTV so that people cannot watch the proceedings.

A few minutes later he shared another video in which he can heard saying that the Opposition parties have sat on dharna outside Parliament.

During the proceedings in Rajya Sabha, Derek also stood in front of the Deputy Chairman’s seat and attempted to show him the rulebook of the House.

Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member Ahmed Parel called it a “dark day for the democracy” while speaking in Rajya Sabha.

Congress leaders are shortly expected to address a press conference.

20 Sep 2020, 3:38 PM

Opposition parties submit a no-confidence motion against Rajya Sabha deputy chairman Harivansh

20 Sep 2020, 3:05 PM

Congress, other opposition parties sit in protest inside Rajya Sabha after farm bills passed amid din and House adjourned

20 Sep 2020, 2:40 PM

Security beefed up on Delhi borders over protests by farmers

Security on the inter-state borders of Delhi was beefed up on Sunday in view of the ongoing protests by farmers in neighbouring Punjab and Haryana against the three Bills related to the agriculture sector, a Delhi Police officer said.

More police personnel have been deployed in the border areas as a precautionary measure, including at Singhu border and GT-Karnal Road.

Farmers from nearby states are expected to arrive in Delhi to mark their protest, since different farmer organisations have given calls for protests over the proposed legislations.

20 Sep 2020, 2:37 PM

Two farm bills passed amid ruckus by Opposition MPs in Rajya Sabha

The Farmers’ and Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020 and Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020, were passed in the Rajya Sabha by voice vote amid ruckus by Opposition MPs on Sunday, reports Indian Express.

20 Sep 2020, 1:58 PM

3 dead, 113 injured as typhoon lashes Vietnam

At least three people were killed and 113 others injured as typhoon Noul lashed some provinces and cities of Vietnam over the past few days, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said on Sunday.

Three deaths were reported in the provinces Thua Thien Hue, Quang Tri and Ha Tinh, reports Xinhua news agency.

Ten houses collapsed, nearly 22,600 people were affected, and 1,715 hectares of rice and 1,561 hectares of crops were damaged, said the committee.

It further said that the typhoon also washed away four bridges and broke 217 electricity poles.

20 Sep 2020, 1:57 PM

Rajya Sabha adjourned briefly amid ruckus over farm bills

20 Sep 2020, 1:12 PM

CPM MP AM Arif has given Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha over "Government’s decision to privatise Indian Railways"

20 Sep 2020, 12:10 PM

Modi ji is making farmers 'slaves' of the capitalists, says Rahul Gandhi

With the anti-agriculture 'black law' of the Modi government, farmers:

1. How will the MSP be received at the end of APMC / Kisan Market?

2. Why MSP not guaranteed?

Modi ji is making farmers 'slaves' of the capitalists, which the country will never allow to succeed, tweeted Rahul Gandhi.

20 Sep 2020, 11:56 AM

Tropical storm warning issued for Texas

As tropical storm Beta was approaching the US Gulf Coast at an accelerated speed, voluntary evacuation orders and a storm warning have been issued for parts of Texas.

According to the current projection, Beta will start approaching the lower Texas coastline by late Sunday evening, reports Xinhua news agency.

20 Sep 2020, 11:53 AM

13 new cases push COVID-19 tally of Andamans to 3,644

The COVID-19 tally of Andaman and Nicobar Islands rose to 3,644 on Sunday as 13 more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said.

Eleven new infections were detected during contact tracing, while two patients have travel history, he said.

Twenty-two more people have been cured of the disease, the official said.

20 Sep 2020, 11:53 AM

30 new COVID-19 cases in Mizoram; tally rises to 1,578

At least 30 people, including 17 Assam Rifles personnel in Mizoram, have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the state's tally to 1,578, an official said on Sunday.

Of the 30 new cases, 20 were reported from Lunglei district, 4 each from Kolasib and Lawngtlai, one each from Aizawl and Mamit districts, the official said.

He said that all the patients were asymptomatic and were out of danger.

Apart from a patient in Aizawl district, all the patients have come from other states and were placed under quarantine before they tested positive for COVID-19, he said.

20 Sep 2020, 11:53 AM

211 new COVID-19 cases in Arunachal Pradesh, tally 7,250

At least 211 more people, including 20 security personnel and a health care worker, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, taking the state's total virus count to 7,250, a senior health department official said on Sunday

Barring 27, all of them are asymptomatic and have been shifted to COVID care centres, he said.

The state's Capital Complex region -- comprising Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa areas -- reported the maximum number of fresh cases at 101, followed by Changlang at 19, Papumpare at 18, West Siang at 15, Longding at 13 and East Siang at seven.

20 Sep 2020, 11:53 AM

Three cousins killed by speeding bus in UP

Three cousins on a motorcycle were killed when a speeding bus hit them from behind in the Civil Lines area in Etawah district late.

The incident happened on Saturday evening.

The police said the bodies have been sent for post-mortem and investigations are underway to identify and arrest the bus driver at the earliest.

The police said that all three youths, Aman, 23, Shivam, 18, and Govind, 16, died on the spot.

Aman was a native of Mainpuri district while Shivam and Govind were residents of Etawah.

20 Sep 2020, 10:50 AM

Two Maoists killed in Telangana encounter

Two Maoists were killed in an exchange of fire with police in Telangana's Komaram Bheem Asifabad district, police said on Sunday.

The encounter happened late on Saturday night.

The incident occurred in the Kadamba forest area in Kagaznagar mandal of the district when police personnel were conducting search operations following information about the presence of Maoists.

In-charge district superintendent of police, V. Satyanarayana said Maoists opened fire on policemen and two of them were killed when the police returned fire. There were no casualties on the police side.

20 Sep 2020, 10:02 AM

India's COVID-19 case tally crosses 54-lakh mark with a spike of 92,605 new cases

India's COVID-19 case tally crosses 54-lakh mark with a spike of 92,605 new cases & 1,133 deaths in last 24 hours. The total case tally stands at 54,00,620 including 10,10,824 active cases, 43,03,044 cured/discharged/migrated & 86,752 deaths: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

20 Sep 2020, 9:41 AM

Ex-PM HD Deve Gowda takes oath as RS member

Former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda took oath as a Rajya Sabha member on Sunday .

The Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) supremo took oath in Kannada in the presence of Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu shortly after the House convened for the day.

20 Sep 2020, 9:41 AM

3 wildfires near San Francisco Bay Area almost fully contained

Three massive wildfires raging near the San Francisco Bay Area, which started a month ago due to lightning strikes, were almost completely contained, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire).

The LNU Complex Fire in the North Bay, the SCU Complex Fire in the East Bay, and the CZU Complex in the San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties were all 98 per cent contained on Saturday morning, Xinhua news agency quoted Cal Fire as saying in its latest update.

The state's biggest-ever fire, the August Complex in Mendocino and Humboldt counties that has raged through 832,891 acres, was 30 per cent contained by Saturday morning.

The fire burned mainly through forest land, destroying 51 structures and causing thousands of evacuations.

20 Sep 2020, 9:39 AM

Single-day COVID-19 cases in France hit new high

France reported 13,498 new coronavirus cases in a 24-hour period, a new record in the number of single-day confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic, according to the country's Public Health Agency.

The previous highest single-day cases was 13,215 reported on Friday, while Saturday's figure increased the overall caseload in France to 442,194, reports Xinhua news agency.

At least 31,274 people have died of the virus since February, representing a single-day rise of 26.

Fresh cases have surged in France in recent weeks, particularly among young people, prompting the government to order the mandatory wearing of face masks outdoors and in workplaces.

20 Sep 2020, 8:30 AM

38 new COVID deaths in Delhi; cases top 2.42 lakh

Another 38 people have succumbed to the dreaded novel coronavirus here, taking the death toll due to Covid-19 in the national capital to 4,945. Also, 4,071 fresh infections have been reported, taking the total number of cases beyond 2.42 lakh, officials said.

In the last 24 hours, 61,973 RT-PCR and antigen tests were conducted in Delhi, officials said on Saturday.

The Delhi government said a total of 2,42,899 persons have so far tested positive for COVID-19, while 2,05,890 people have recovered.

20 Sep 2020, 8:29 AM

Global COVID-19 cases top 30.6mn: Johns Hopkins

The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 30.6 million, while the deaths have increased to more than 955,000, according to Johns Hopkins University.

As of Sunday morning, the total number of cases stood at 30,674,077 and the fatalities rose to 955,440, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

The US is the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 6,764,780 and 199,258, respectively, according to the CSSE.

India is currently in the second place in terms of cases at 5,308,014, while the country's death toll soared to 85,619.

In terms of cases, the other top 15 countries with the maximum amount of cases are Brazil (4,528,240), Russia (1,092,915), Peru (756,412), Colombia (750,471), Mexico (694,121), South Africa (659,656), Spain (640,040), Argentina (622,934), France (467,552), Chile (444,674), Iran (419,043), the UK (392,844), Bangladesh (347,372), Saudi Arabia (329,271) and Iraq (315,597), the CSSE figures showed.

Brazil currently accounts for the second highest number of fatalities at 136,532.

The countries with a death toll above 10,000 are Mexico (73,258), the UK (41,848), Italy (35,668), France (31,257), Peru (31,283), Spain (30,495), Iran (24,118), Colombia (23,665), Russia (19,128), South Africa (15,940), Argentina (12,799), Chile (12,254) and Ecuador (11,084).

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