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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
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‘Delhi is our capital too’: A blow-by-blow account of the farmers’ tractor rally on Republic Day
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Change in social contract between farmers and Centre is fuelling distrust, says IIM-A professor

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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. scroll.in/latest/960731/…
Mexican protest singer Oscar Chavez has died at the age of 85 after contracting the coronavirus, reports AP. scroll.in/latest/960731/…
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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?

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

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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 scroll.in/a/887277
#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) scroll.in/article/881928…
@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) scroll.in/article/881928…
@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) scroll.in/article/881928…
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