Wednesday, 9 October 2019 Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit India from October 11 to 12 for the second informal summit with PM Narendra Modi, the external affairs ministry announced on Wednesday. The summit will be held in the coastal town of Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu. During the summit the two countries will exchange views on deepening India-China Closer Development Partnership, the ministry said.
Alleged workers of the BJP and the Jan Adhikar Party clashed during protest against the farm bills in Patna. The incident reportedly happened when workers of Pappu Yadav’s JAP allegedly tried to enter the office of the BJP. A video of the incident shows some alleged BJP workers chasing JAP men and beating them with sticks. Many political parties have joined protests against the agri bills that have been passed in parliament and await Presidential assent to become laws. Farmer groups in several parts of the country are protesting against the agri bills. Farmers are apprehensive that the entry of corporates in the agriculture sector will reduce their power to negotiate fair prices and also fear that the system of MSP will eventually be diluted. The Modi government has said on numerous occasions that the system of MSP and APMCs will not be done away with. BJP has also accused opposition parties of trying to mislead farmers on the issue by spreading lies. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Farmers have escalated their protests against the three agriculture bills that have been passed by the Modi government. Farmers body Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee continued its ‘rail-roko’ agitation in different parts of Punjab. 31 farmer groups have come under the aegis of the Bharatiya Kisan Union to protest against the bills. Several organisations in Haryana, including the BKU, have also extended support to the nationwide strike called by some farmers' bodies against the bills. In the Lucknow-Ayodhya highway, farmers were seen burning husk and chanting slogans against the Modi government and demanding the withdrawal of the contentious bills . Adequate security has been deployed by the UP government to ensure that farmers do no enter Lucknow city. Meanwhile, RJD Leader Tejashwi Yadav was seen driving a tractor during the protest against the farmer bills. Farmers are apprehensive that the entry of corporate in the agriculture sector will reduce their power to negotiate fair prices and also fear that the system of MSP will eventually be diluted. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Farmers from National South Indian River Interlinking Farmers' Association staged protest against farm bills on September 25. They sat outside Collector's office in Tamil Nadu's Trichy with human skulls, chained hands and nooses around their necks. A nation-wide protest is observed in wake of farm bills passed in Parliament.
On September 25, a nation-wide protest is observed in wake of farm bills passed in Parliament. Farmers, under aegis of Bharatiya Kisan Union and Revolutionary Marxist Party of India (RMPI), blocked Amritsar-Delhi National Highway near Phillaur in Punjab. Similarly, members of Karnataka State Farmers' Association held protest near Bommanahalli on Karnataka-Tamil Nadu highway. Police personnel deployed in the area to ensure law and order is maintained and COVID safety norms are followed during protest.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level virtual meeting with Chief Ministers and Health Ministers of seven COVID-19 high burden (States/UT Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Punjab) to review response and management. While addressing in the meeting, PM Modi said, "There are more than 700 districts in the country but only 60 districts in 7 states are a cause of worry." "I suggest CMs to hold virtual conference with people at district/block level for 7 days. We have to learn from the best practices from across the states," PM Modi added.
President Donald Trump said he would not likely sign any trade deal until meeting with the Chinese president. According to Reuters, Trump will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the APEC Forum..