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4 Feb
Stormy confrontations on the contentious agriculture laws are likely to continue in both Houses of Parliament on Thursday, with the Opposition demanding a separate discussion on the farmer protests.

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Congress MP Jairam Ramesh requests that more members be allowed in the #RajyaSabha hall to create an atmosphere of debate, reports The Indian Express.

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Congress MP Manish Tewari has given adjournment motion notice in #LokSabha over the farm laws, reports The Indian Express.

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3 Feb
Read Scroll's complete coverage on #FarmersProtest

India’s uninspiring record of deregulating farming could explain why many are worried about new laws… (1/n)
‘Delhi is our capital too’: A blow-by-blow account of the farmers’ tractor rally on Republic Day… | @VijaytaL and @sharmasupriya #FarmersProtest (2/n)
Change in social contract between farmers and Centre is fuelling distrust, says IIM-A professor… #FarmersProtest
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2 Feb
#Budget2021: Opposition walks out from Rajya Sabha after discussion on farm laws postponed

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#Budget2021: Opposition walks out after talks on farm laws postponed, RS adjourned till 11.30 am.

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#Update: Opposition walks out after talks on farm laws postponed, RS adjourned till 12.30 pm.

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8 Jun 20
#Coronavirus: Religious places, malls, restaurants open today even as India’s cases near 2.5 lakh

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Globally, the coronavirus has infected more than 69.85 lakh people and claimed over 4.02 lakh lives so far.

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US reports 691 deaths in 24 hours – the lowest in a week – in the US, taking the country’s toll to 1,10,482. The country has reported 19,38,842 cases so far.

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1 May 20
Coronavirus: Centre says recovery rate is now 25%; Russian PM Mikhail Mishustin tests positive
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South Korea records nine new coronavirus cases, taking total to 10,774 infections, reports AP.…
Mexican protest singer Oscar Chavez has died at the age of 85 after contracting the coronavirus, reports AP.…
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30 Aug 19
The final list of Assam’s National Register of Citizens will be released tomorrow. The fate of over four million people hangs in balance. A population half the size of Switzerland. Will they be counted as Indian citizens?

A #thread on possibly the largest citizenship screening drive in the world.

The NRC is meant to be a list of Indian citizens living in Assam. One of the stated aims of the exercise is to sift between citizens and so-called “illegal migrants”.

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20 Jul 18
#MonsoonSession live: Debate on #NoConfidenceMotion set to start at 11 am, all eyes on Lok Sabha
#NoConfidenceMotion | Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge complains to Speaker Sumitra Mahajan about the time allotted to the #Opposition. He requests her not to impose a time limit on the Opposition parties.

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12 Jun 18
Special Investigation: Jharkhand changed its energy policy to buy power from Adani at a higher price, with a government auditor saying it could cost the state an additional *Rs 7,410 crore*. Read @aruna_sekhar's report (1/n)…
@aruna_sekhar Why is coal sourced all the way from Australia going to be used at an Adani power plant in Jharkhand to generate electricity that will be sold to Bangladesh? @aruna_sekhar takes a look: (2/n)…
@aruna_sekhar Here's how it unfolded: Until 2014, India's energy assistance to Bangladesh came in the form of government-built power plants. When Narendra Modi came to power, he brought in the private sector (3/n)…
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