Breaking News LIVE, December 14:

4:00 PM| Agriculture Minister & Home Minister are continuously discussing the issue. Next round of discussions to be held soon. I hope 40 unions who came for talks earlier, will also join the next round of talks as well & come to a conclusion: Haryana Dy CM Dushyant Chautala.

1:50 PM| BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya has been provided with Z category security and a bulletproof car after his convoy was attacked on Thursday in West Bengal.

12:30 PM| Maharashtra government has tabled the Shakti Bill today that pertains to the prevention of incidents of violence and atrocities against women and children in the state. The bill is drafted on the lines of Hyderabad’s Disha Act.

11:00 AM| Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday urged people to observe a one-day fast in solidarity with farmers protesting against the farm laws. He himself is doing so in response to a call given by the farmers protesting at the Singhu border near Delhi. “Fasting is sacred. Wherever you are, fast for our farmer brothers. Pray to God for the success of their struggle,” Kejriwal wrote in a tweet in Hindi. “In the end, farmers will definitely win,” he also said.

10:15 AM| As the stir at Delhi borders protesting against the Centre’s contentious agriculture laws entered Day 19, the heads of all farmer unions started a hunger strike from 8 am today as part of their plan to intensify their agitation from December 14.  Addressing a press conference at the Singhu border on Sunday, where the farmers have been camping since November 26, farmer leader Gurnam Singh Chaduni said the leaders will observe the hunger strike at their respective places. “Also dharnas will be staged at all district headquarters across the country. The protest will go on as usual,” he told PTI.

In the next 24 hours, rain is expected in Mumbai, Thane, Raigad, Vasai-Virar, parts of Madhya Pradesh, and some parts of the western coast. The intensity of rain will reduce by the evening but cloudiness and low visibility will continue.

Burger King India jumped nearly 88% in its market debut on Monday, after it raised about $110 million, signaling upbeat sentiment for the country’s foodservice sector.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to hold a virtual bilateral summit on December 17, Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen told reporters at his office on Sunday.

India’s coronavirus case count rose to 98.84 lakh, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 93.88 lakh pushing the national recovery rate to 94.98 percent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday. 27,071 infections were reported in a day on Monday, while the death count rose to 1,43,335 with 336 new fatalities, the data showed.

Meanwhile, the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine was to begin leaving the company’s Michigan factory on Sunday, ready to be injected into the arms of millions of the most vulnerable Americans as the global number of deaths topped 1.6 million.

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