Top news of the day: Bill to repeal farm laws passed in Parliament; Rachin Ravindra, Ajaz Patel deny India a win, and more

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the media on the first day of the Winter Session at the Parliament House in New Delhi on November 29   | Photo Credit: R.V. Moorthy

Bill to repeal farm laws passed in Parliament

The Farm Laws Repeal Bill 2021 was passed by voice vote in Rajya Sabha on Monday amid persistent demand by the Opposition members who wanted a discussion. The Bill was cleared in less than five minutes as the Rajya Sabha convened after lunch break at 2 p.m. on Monday. It was passed in the Lok Sabha earlier in the day. | Parliament proceedings updates


Rachin Ravindra, Ajaz Patel deny India a win

A wicket-less pre-lunch session, a flurry of wickets on either side of the tea interval and the incredible defiance from New Zealand’s last-wicket pair, India saw it all unfold with mixed emotions at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur.

Former Tamil Nadu Health Minister detained in Kerala, being question by ED under PMLA

The Kochi unit of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is questioning C. Vijaya Baskar, former Health Minister of Tamil Nadu, under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in connection with the alleged purchase of gold from a prominent jewellery firm in Kerala.


12 Opposition members suspended from Rajya Sabha for remaining part of winter session

Twelve Opposition members in the Rajya Sabha, including Congress MP Chhaya Verma, Shiv Sena’s Priyanka Chaturvedi and TMC’s Dola Sen were on November 29 suspended for the remaining part of the winter session for their misconduct and unruly behaviour during the last session.

Omicron risks spark calls for booster doses

With the emergence of Omicron and its virulence yet uncertain, concerns have emerged about whether a third dose of COVID vaccines should be administered in India.

Will form next government in Punjab with BJP, breakaway Akali faction, says Amarinder Singh

Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said his party will form the next government in the State along with the BJP and a breakaway Akali faction as he held a surprise meeting with Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar here.

SC asks Centre to clear the air on construction activities in Delhi

The Supreme Court on November 29 asked the Centre to clear the air on construction activities in areas falling within its domain in the National Capital amidst clamour in court that the Central Vista project was proceeding “full steam” despite the re-imposition of building ban by the Supreme Court to loosen pollution’s iron grip on Delhi.

Andhra Pradesh High Court adjourns three capitals cases to December 27

A full bench of the High Court headed by Chief Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra adjourned all the three capitals cases to December 27 in order to have a clear picture on A.P. Decentralization and Inclusive Development of All Regions Repeal Bill of 2021 which is awaiting the Governor's assent.

No proposal to recognise Bitcoin as a currency: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

The government has no proposal to recognise Bitcoin as a currency in the country, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in a reply to the Lok Sabha on Monday. She also informed the House that the government does not collect data on Bitcoin transactions. Whether the government has any proposal to recognise Bitcoin as a currency in the country, the Finance Minister said “No, sir”.

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