Top news of the day: Punjab farmers brave Haryana Police water cannons as they move towards Delhi; Nivar weakens into cyclonic storm, and more

Farmers stop a police vehicle in Ambala on November 26, 2020 during their march to Delhi. Police fired tear gas and water cannons when they clashed with several thousand farmers marching to Delhi to protest against recently passed agricultural laws.   | Photo Credit: AFP

Haryana Police use tear gas, water cannons to block farmers from going to Delhi

Haryana Police used of tear gas and water canons to disperse farmers, while they attempted to enter the State by pushing away police barricades as part of their ‘Delhi Chalo’ march against the Centre’s agriculture laws. Farmers from Haryana and Punjab are scheduled to reach Delhi through five highways connecting the city as part of their ‘Delhi Chalo’ march call.

Nivar weakens into cyclonic storm

Cyclone Nivar made landfall near Puducherry as a very severe cyclonic storm. The landfall that started from 11.30 p.m. on November 25 night lasted till 2.30 a.m. on November 26.

In pictures | Coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry witness aftermath of Cylone Nivar

Here is a glimpse of what the cyclone left behind, as captured by The Hindu’s photographers.

Do not have a straw and sipper to give Stan Swamy, NIA tells court

On November 6, Father Swamy filed an application seeking permission to allow him a straw and sipper in Taloja Central Jail as he cannot hold a glass because he has Parkinson’s Disease.

‘One Nation, One Election’ need of India, says Modi

“It is not just a matter of debate, this is the need of India,” the Prime Minister says in his address at the concluding session of the 80th All India Presiding Officers Conference.

Coronavirus | Phase-3 trial of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin commences in AIIMS

Dr. M.V. Padma Srivastava, the chief of Neurosciences Centre at the premier institute, and three other volunteers received the first dose. The shot would be given to around 15,000 volunteers at the AIIMS over the next few days, sources said.

India records highest rate of bribery in Asia: survey

It also tops in use of personal links to access public services: Transparency International.

2 soldiers killed in militant attack on Army quick reaction team in J&K

Police said a Quick Reaction Team came under indiscriminate firing by ultras, who were travelling in a van, at a crowded area in Khushipora of Parimpora.

Foreign Secretary Shringla in Kathmandu to mend ties

Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali says Nepal wants both India and China as partners.

Ajit Doval to visit Colombo on November 27

National Security Adviser will hold talks with Sri Lanka and Maldives.

Analysis | With self-reliance push, China looks to reframe relations with the world

The move is to make China less reliant on the world and to make the world more reliant on China.

The Hindu In Focus podcast | The risks and opportunities of the presidential transition process in the U.S.

The broader transition to a new arrangement in the White House will also be impacted by the choice of officials that President-elect Joe Biden picks to serve in his Cabinet, as much as it will by the policy paradigm that the new team adopts.

Economic recovery stronger than expected, says RBI chief Shaktikanta Das

Speaking at the annual day event of Foreign Exchange Dealers’ Association of India, Mr. Das said there are downside risks to growth across the world and also in India.

India’s tour of Australia | Players to wear armbands during 1st ODI in honour of Dean Jones

Cricket Australia has decided to pay two significant tributes during the India series.

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