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Top news of the day: Supreme Court-appointed panel on farm laws to hold first meeting on January 19; ED arrests two Chinese nationals on money laundering charge, and more

Supporters hold a flag march during the farmers’ protest at the Ghazipur border in New Delhi on January 17, 2021.   | Photo Credit: AFP

Farmers’ protests | Supreme Court-appointed panel on farm laws to hold first meeting on January 19

The Supreme Court on January 11 stayed the implementation of the three laws, and appointed a four-member panel to resolve the impasse. Bhartiya Kisan Union president Bhupinder Singh Mann, however, has recused from the committee.

ED arrests two Chinese nationals on money laundering charge

The accused have been identified as Luo Sang and Carter Lee. Sang had come under the Income-Tax Department’s scanner in August 2020 for running a ‘hawala’ racket using shell companies.

Opposition demands enquiry into Arnab’s WhatsApp chats in TRP scam case

Days after the conversations between Republic TV promoter Arnab Goswami and the former CEO of the viewership ratings agency Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) Partho Dasgupta leaked into the public domain, Opposition leaders said it merited a “thorough inquiry” since many of the issues raised in their conversations pertained to “national security”.

Prime Minister flags off 8 trains to boost connectivity to Statue of Unity

These trains will connect Kevadia to Varanasi, Dadar, Ahmedabad, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Rewa, Chennai and Pratapnagar.

Cite rules under which look out circulars were issued against Vijay Mallya: CIC to CBI

Mallya left the country in March 2016 for the United Kingdom where he is legally contesting the extradition ordered by the British government.

Coronavirus | 527 COVID-19 positive women delivered babies at LNJP Hospital since March 2020: Official

The national capital reported its first novel coronavirus case on March 1. After the viral infection began to spread, the LNJP Hospital in central Delhi was converted into a dedicated COVID-19 facility.

Aero India 2021 next month will showcase a range of indigenously developed helicopters

In view of the pandemic, the 13th edition of the biennial Aero India will be held only on three business days from February 3. Every safety precaution with respect to COVID-19 has been taken.

CBI arrests senior railways official in ₹1-crore bribery case

The official is posted at the NFR headquarters in Maligaon in Assam.

Legendary classical musician Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan dies at 89

Khan's daughter-in-law Namrata Gupta Khan said that the veteran breathed his last at 12.37 p.m. at his Bandra home.

Alexei Navalny plans to return to Russia after recovery in Germany

Mr. Navalny announced on January 13 that he would return, despite Russian authorities' threats to put him behind bars again. He is expected to fly from Berlin to Moscow. On January 14, Russia's prison service said that he faces immediate arrest once he returns.

Amazon Prime Video to continue investing in local content

A new partnership with Airtel will allow prepaid users of the telecom major to avail the video streaming service as a standalone offering.

Excise duty collection jump 48 % this fiscal on record hike in taxes on petrol, diesel

Excise duty collection during April-November 2020, was at ₹ 1,96,342 crore, up from ₹ 1,32,899 crore mop-up during the same period in 2019, according to data from the Controller General of Accounts (CGA).

Aus vs Ind fourth Test | Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur keep India in contention

Australia now leads by 54 runs after India's first innings ended at 336.

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