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Farmers' Protest Updates: No culprit will be spared, says Delhi police chief

Addressing a press conference, Delhi police commissioner S N Srivastava said farmer unions did not follow conditions set for the tractor rally that was supposed to be held from 12 noon to 5 PM and accused them of betrayal.

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12:10 AM

Wrap up: All you need to know

  • Farmers' hunger strike to be held on January 30: Farmer leader Darshan Pal
  • Delhi Police chief says those involved in the violence are being identified
  • Kerala imposes tight restrictions amid increasing COVID cases
  • Union Home Minister Amit Shah reviews law & order situation, measures taken to ensure peace in Delhi
  • SC stays HC order quashing sexual assault charges under POCSO Act for lack of "skin to skin" contact
  • Global COVID-19 cases surpass 100 million
11:46 PM

White House renews virus briefings: 'Bringing back the pros'

As many as 90,000 Americans are projected to die from the coronavirus in the next four weeks, the Biden administration warned in its first science briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic, as experts outlined efforts to improve the delivery and injection of COVID-19 vaccines.
11:10 PM

China envoy urges EU to develop its 'strategic autonomy'

China's envoy to the European Union on Wednesday urged the 27-nation bloc to deepen its ties with his country even further and said that he hoped the EU's desire for "strategic autonomy" will guide its foreign policy in the future.
10:46 PM

Nearly 2,000 unidentified protesters booked for allegedly trying to break barricades in Haryana's Palwal district to forcibly enter Delhi during tractor parade, driving dangerously, among other charges: police

10:46 PM

Akali Dal condemns Delhi violence, cautions Centre against using the incidents as 'excuse to scuttle' genuine demands of farmers

10:41 PM

Noida: Four new COVID-19 cases, recovery rate 99.45%

The active cases in the district came down to 46 from 52 the previous day, while its recovery rate surged to 99.45 per cent, according to the data released by the UP Health Department for a 24-hour period.
10:40 PM

Cannes Film Festival postponed from May to July due to virus: organisers

09:57 PM

Plea in HC to remove people squatting under garb of farmers agitation

The plea also sought direction to remove the Delhi Police Commissioner from his position with immediate effect and punish all the police officers who allegedly failed in discharging their duties relating to the Red Fort incident on the Republic Day.
09:38 PM

Haryana government extends suspension of internet and SMS services in Sonipat, Palwal, and Jhajjar districts till 5 pm of Jan 28 to check misinformation, the state government says

09:02 PM

Rahul Gandhi wasn't only supporting protest but also instigating. It was the same during CAA, Congress holds rallies, they instigate people to take to streets & agitation begins next day. It happened during this agitation too. They instigated farmers

- Union Minister Prakash Javadekar

09:02 PM

Congress constantly tried to instigate farmers' agitation. When some farmer leaders had said on 26th that it's final match, then Punjab govt should have monitored the tractors leaving from the state & made preventive arrests of habitual criminals

- Union Minister Prakash Javadekar

08:48 PM

The manner in which there was violence in Delhi yesterday, the more it is condemned, the less it is. Action should be against all of those who instigated others. India won't tolerate the manner in which the Tricolour was insulted at the Red Fort

- Union Minister Prakash Javadekar

08:47 PM

Some farmer leaders like Satnam Singh Pannu, Darshan Pal gave inflammatory speeches, thereafter protesters broke barricades: Police chief

08:34 PM

Public meetings, hunger strike will be held across country on January 30, our agitation will continue: Farmer leader Darshan Pal

08:33 PM

We regret Red Fort incident and accept moral responsibility: Swaraj India leader Yogendra Yadav on violence during farmers' tractor parade

08:33 PM

Plan for march to Parliament on Budget day on February 1 cancelled: Farmer leader Darshan Pal

08:20 PM

More than 25 criminal cases have been registered by Delhi Police. We are using the facial recognition system and taking the help of CCTV and video footage to identify the accused. No culprit will be spared

- Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava

08:11 PM

394 police personnel sustained injuries in the violence and several of them are still admitted to hospitals. Some of them are admitted to ICU wards

- Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava

08:03 PM

It was also given to them in writing that there should be no more than 5000 tractors (in the rally) and there should be no weapon with them

- Delhi Police Commissioner SN Srivastava

08:02 PM

Keeping in mind the interests of the security of the people of Delhi, it was decided that some terms & conditions be imposed, it was given to them in writing - the rally was to last from 12pm -5pm, it was to be led by farmer leaders & leaders must accompany their groups

- Delhi CP

07:49 PM

Economic Survey 2020-21 will be presented in Parliament on January 29.

07:34 PM

National Directives for COVID-19 Management shall continue to be followed throughout the country, so as to enforce COVID-19 appropriate behavior.

07:33 PM

Business to Business (B2B) exhibition halls have already been permitted. Now all types of exhibition halls will be permitted, for which a revised SOP will be issued by the Department of Commerce in consultation with MHA.

07:33 PM

Swimming pools have already been permitted for use of sports persons. Now swimming pools will be permitted for use of all, for which a revised SOP will be issued by Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports (MoYA&S) in consultation with MHA.

07:27 PM

In the wake of increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Kerala, a review meeting chaired by Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan decided to impose tight restrictions & deploy police to monitor compliance with the COVID-19 protocol: Chief Minister's Office

Restrictions will be more stringent on the contentment zones. The Chief Minister said in the meeting that the government is working to reduce the spread of the disease by mid-February: Kerala CMO
07:27 PM

PM Narendra Modi will address the World Economic Forum’s Davos Dialogue on January 28, 2021, via video conferencing. More than 400 top industry leaders from across the globe will attend the session: PMO

07:00 PM

Cinema halls and theatres have already been permitted upto 50% of seating capacity. Now they will be permitted to operate at higher seating capacity, for which a revised SOP will be issued by Ministry of Information & Broadcasting: Union Home Ministry

06:59 PM

MHA issues SOP for COVID appropriate behaviour effective from Feb 1

06:43 PM

37 farmer leaders including Medha Patkar, Buta Singh, Yogendra Yadav held responsible for yesterday's violence, in one of the FIRs by Delhi Police. FIR states that acts like not following mutually agreed route & timing of farmers' rally to disrupt R-Day parade were done: Delhi Police

06:40 PM

SP president Akhilesh Yadav blames Centre for 'turning' resentment of farmers into anger, demands immediate withdrawal of Farm Laws

06:24 PM

HC issues notices to Kerala govt and Virat Kohli, actors Aju Varghese & Tamannaah Bhatia -- brand ambassadors of online rummy games -- on plea seeking ban on online gambling in the state

06:23 PM

Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi is talking to leaders of the Opposition regarding the Parliament session. The leaders will meet online soon to chalk out the joint strategy of the Opposition in Parliament: Sources

06:07 PM

Cops clash with sacked teachers in Tripura

Over 10,000 government school teachers were sacked last year, in accordance with a 2014 high court order, which said that their recruitment process was a faulty one. The Supreme Court later upheld the verdict.
05:52 PM

Students of classes 9 and 11 permitted to attend schools in Gujarat from February 1: education minister

05:51 PM

The Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday alleged that the BJP planted its "stooge" actor Deep Sidhu to create "chaos" in farmers' tractor parade in Delhi on Republic Day.

05:36 PM

Maharashtra Pollution Control Board has issued closure notice to chemical unit in Palghar for allegedly violating various norms

05:24 PM

How could protesters enter into Red Fort breaching security. Why didn't Centre have intelligence inputs on possibility of violence during farmers' tractor parade in Delhi


05:20 PM

I can't carry forward protest with someone whose direction is different. I wish them best but VM Singh & Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan are withdrawing from the protest

- VM Singh

04:55 PM

I am deeply pained by whatever happened in Delhi yesterday and ending our 58-day protest

- Thakur Bhanu Pratap Singh, president of Bharatiya Kisan Union (Bhanu) at Chilla border

04:49 PM

The protest will continue until we get MSP guarantee but the protest will not go on in this form with me. We have not come here to get people martyred or beaten up

- VM Singh

04:48 PM

I have nothing to do with the protest which is being led by them and over here being represented by Rakesh Tikait on their behalf

- VM Singh

04:31 PM

Twitter suspends more than 550 accounts after Republic Day violence, reports TIMES NOW

04:25 PM

Our protest was peaceful. Some people did not want to protest peacefully. Action should be taken against all those involved

- VM Singh

04:23 PM

Man who instigated farmers should be punished: VM Singh

04:21 PM

Clarification on farmer's death during the tractor rally in Delhi yesterday

The post mortem report clarifies that he (farmer who died during the tractor rally in Delhi yesterday) was not shot. He succumbed to the antemortem injuries which he received after his tractor turned turtle as seen in the viral video: Avinash Chandra, ADG Bareilly in Rampur, UP
04:16 PM

Rakesh Tikait's name mentioned in an FIR by Delhi Police

The FIR mentions multiple IPC sections, including sec 307 (attempt to murder), 147 (punishment for rioting) & 353 (assault/criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty): Delhi Police
04:15 PM

Union Home Minister Amit Shah reviews law & order situation, measures taken to ensure peace in Delhi: Officials

Reports PTI
04:10 PM

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi appeals to Modi govt to immediately repeal 'anti-agriculture' laws

03:55 PM

Delhi Police's FIR on ITO mentions the sequence of the incident

  • It mentions that the farmers started coming towards Central Delhi & constant requests of maintaining law and order were made to them.
  • It also mentions the incident where a farmer died after his tractor overturned.
  • It says that the Police and others started rescuing them but the protesting farmers came there with tractors and attempted to hit Police officials.
  • The police had a close shave and left from the spot, later they got to know that the farmer succumbed to his injuries.

03:50 PM

Rupee settles 2 paise higher at 72.92 (provisional) against US dollar

03:48 PM

Sensex tanks 937.66 points to end at 47,409.93

Nifty dives 271.40 points to 13,967.50
03:44 PM

Indian National Lok Dal legislator Abhay Singh Chautala resigns from Haryana Assembly over farm laws, Speaker accepts

03:38 PM

We came for MSP, not hooliganism: Sardar VM Singh,

Action must be taken against those who took different route. It was shameful. We'll have to see how to go ahead with those who want to break agitation. Press conference at 4 pm: Sardar VM Singh
03:30 PM

An emergency meeting of 32 organizations is called on 27 January to chalk out the future programme

- Samyukt Kisan Morcha

03:14 PM

Will not allow government, other forces Inimical to peaceful movement to break farmers' struggle

- Samyukt Kisan Morcha

03:09 PM

Dirty conspiracy hatched against peaceful struggle of farmer organisations

- Samyukta Kisan Morcha on violence during tractor parade

03:08 PM

Anti-social elements like Deep Sidhu, Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee attempted to torpedo farmers' agitation

- Samyukt Kisan Morcha

02:58 PM

SC refuses to grant protection to actor Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub, Amazon Prime Video (India) & makers of ‘Tandav’ from arrest

Supreme Court also issues notice on plea of 'Tandav' makers and actor to club several FIRs registered against them across the country.
02:45 PM

FIR by Delhi Police mentions the names of farmer leaders Darshan Pal, Rajinder Singh, Balbir Singh Rajewal, Buta Singh Burjgil & Joginder Singh Ugraha for breach of NOC issued regarding farmers' tractor rally. FIR also mentions the name of BKU spox Rakesh Tikait

- Delhi Police

02:43 PM

BCCI Chief Sourav Ganguly being taken to Apollo Hospital in Kolkata after he complained of chest pain

More details awaited.
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