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Things turned ugly in Parliament on Sunday after the Congress-led opposition continued their protest over the contentious agricultural bills. Rajya Sabha passed farm bills by voice vote amid ruckus. The house has been adjourned till 9 AM tomorrow.
Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has responded to the #MeToo allegations levelled against him by Bollywood actor Payal Ghosh, saying all the charges are baseless.
Former prime minister H D Deve Gowda on Sunday took oath as a member of the Rajya Sabha. Gowda, was in June elected to the Rajya Sabha from Karnataka. This is the first time that the JD(S) leader has become a member of the Upper House since 1996.
Actor and singer Suchitra Krishnamoorthi has appreciated the efforts made by fellow actors Shekhar Suman and Ankita Lokhande in highlighting the Sushant Singh Rajput case. She took to Twitter to express her appreciation.
Police have been deployed at Sadopur border in Ambala, in the view of farmers’ protest against Agriculture Bills, in Haryana on Sunday. Y Puran Kumar, Ambala IG, said, “16-17 farmers’ associations in Haryana have given a protest call. Law and order situation will be maintained at all costs.” Meanwhile, Ambala SP Abhiskeh Jorwal said, “Barricading in place as Bharatiya Kisan Union has given a call for protest. We have sufficient forces present here.”
Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar, to move 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, in Rajya Sabha today.
India’s COVID-19 caseload crossed the 54 lakh mark on Sunday, rising by 92,605 cases in the last 24 hours. The deaths increased by 1,133 fresh fatalities to an overall toll of 86,752, according to the latest update by the Union health ministry. The total number of active cases in the country stands at 10,10,824 and total recoveries are recorded at 43,03,043, rising by 94,612 cases in the last 24 hours.
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