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Farmers' refuse to stop protest till farm laws are repealed

Farmers' refuse to stop protest till farm laws are repealed

New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Farmer leaders have clearly stated that the agitation would continue till the farm laws are repealed, however, the government has softened its stance on some demands of the farmers.



NYC Covid-19 infection rate tops 5%: Mayor

NYC Covid-19 infection rate tops 5%: Mayor

New York, Dec 4 (IANS) New York City's Covid-19 infection rate on a seven-day average surpassed 5 per cent for the first time in months, reaching a new high of 5.19 per cent, compared with 4.8 per cent one day earlier, Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted.

France to launch COVID-19 vaccination program in

France to launch COVID-19 vaccination program in "a matter of weeks"

Paris, Dec 4 (IANS) French Prime Minister Jean Castex said a three-phase COVID-19 vaccination program will be launched in "a matter of weeks" and people will have the jabs free of charge and voluntarily.

Biden picks Brian Deese as director of National Economic Council

Biden picks Brian Deese as director of National Economic Council

Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) US President-elect Joe Biden announced that he has selected Brian Deese, a former Obama administration official and currently head of sustainable investing at BlackRock, to serve as the next director of the National Economic Council.

UN chief calls for solidarity to confront Covid-19

UN chief calls for solidarity to confront Covid-19

United Nations, Dec 4 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for global solidarity and a sense of urgency to confront Covid-19.

'Govt will consider demands of farmers on APMCs, private markets' (Ld)

'Govt will consider demands of farmers on APMCs, private markets' (Ld)

New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the government will consider the demands of the farmers for level playing field between the APMCs and private markets or trade area outside the APMCs and other issues in the farm laws.

Indian American teen Gitanjali Rao on TIME cover

Indian American teen Gitanjali Rao on TIME cover

New York, Dec 4 (IANS) TIME magazine has put an Indian American teen "scientist and inventor" Gitanjali Rao on its first-ever 'Kid of the Year' cover, selected from a field of more than 5,000 nominees for her "astonishing work using technology to tackle issues ranging from contaminated drinking water to opioid addiction and cyberbullying".

3 sentenced for 6yrs by NIA special court in fake currency case

3 sentenced for 6yrs by NIA special court in fake currency case

Bengaluru, Dec 4 (IANS) The National Investigations Agency (NIA) special court on Wednesday convicted three persons in connection with a fake currency racket case, three years after they were arrested.

Rs 3K cr project to boost water transportation in Brahmaputra, Barak rivers

Rs 3K cr project to boost water transportation in Brahmaputra, Barak rivers

Guwahati, Dec 4 (IANS) The Central government is likely to undertake a Rs 3,000 crore project to further improve Assam's water transportation in the Brahmaputra and Barak rivers to boost trade in the entire northeastern region and the neighbouring states, officials said on Thursday.

Railways to resume suburban train services in B'luru region

Railways to resume suburban train services in B'luru region

Bengaluru, Dec 4 (IANS) In a relief to commuters in and around Bengaluru, the South Western Railway (SWR) would resume suburban train services from December 7 after suspending them for over eight months to contain the Covid pandemic, an official said on Thursday.

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