As the tussle between the protesting farmers and government continues over the new farm laws, farmers at Ghazipur border burned the copies of the three farm laws on the occasion of Lohri. With over 2 months since the protest is continuing even after a number of rounds of talks with the Centre, farmers remain stick to their demand of repealing the laws. Farmers have also said that they won’t even participate in the Supreme Court-appointed committee since the matter is now in the top court which has, for now, put all three farm laws on hold.
China began combat drills near the Taiwan Strait on Friday, the same day a senior U.S. official began highlevel meetings in Taipei, as Beijing denounced tightening ties between Chineseclaimed Taiwan and the United States.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and vice-presidential candidate Kamla Harris on the occasion of the beginning of Navratri (the 9-day long fasting festival) wished Indian-American and all those who are celebrating the festival in the United States. Taking to Twitter, Joe Biden said, “As the Hindu festival of Navratri begins, Jill and I send our best wishes to all those celebrating in the US and around the world. May good once again triumph over evil — and usher in new beginnings and opportunity for all.”
Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei said Friday he has tested positive for the new coronavirus, but he told a local radio station he feels well.