News18 Evening Digest: Govt Manages to Get Farm Bills Passed in Parliament and Other Top Stories
Farmers shout slogans as they march to burn an effigy of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, following the passing of agriculture bills in the Lok Sabha (lower house) of representatives, on the outskirts of Amritsar on September 20, 2020.
These are the top stories we are covering right now: government manages to get contentious farm bills passed in Parliament; 12 opposition parties move no-confidence motion against Rajya Sabha deputy chairman; father of five girls arrested in UP for ripping open pregnant wife’s stomach to check fetus’ gender; schools in few states to partially open tomorrow; Mumbai Indians and CSK players body-shamed; report says Sushant Singh Rajput’s viscera not preserved properly.
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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday managed to push through both the controversial farm bills — Farmer's Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 — of the three it had proposed and got passed in the Lok Sabha amid uproar from opposition MPs. The government is likely to introduce the third farm bill in the Upper House on Monday. READ MORE
As many as 12 opposition parties have moved a no-confidence motion against Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh Narain Singh, with the Congress alleging that his conduct was "undemocratic". Congress leader Ahmed Patel while speaking to the media said, "Our demands for division were not met and the conduct of the Deputy Chairman was not according to democratic norms. This is a black day as it is against farmers and the state government and favours corporate." READ MORE
In a loathsome incident, a father of five daughters here allegedly ripped open the stomach of his pregnant wife on Saturday evening allegedly to find out if she was going to deliver a son this time. Pannalal slit the stomach of his wife, aged around 35, with a sharp-edged weapon in the Nekpur locality of UP's Badaun district. While the man was immediately arrested, the woman, said to be around seven to eight months pregnant, was rushed to hospital. READ MORE
While Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala, Karnataka and Uttarakhand have said schools will not reopen on September 21, governments of Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Meghalaya and Nagaland are permitting partial reopening of schools on voluntary basis. READ MORE
As the second major T20 league started in the form of the Indian Premier League (IPL), former captain of the Indian hockey team, Viren Raquinha took to Twitter to point out the low level of fitness of some cricketers. He felt that those players may not be able to survive the rigours of any other physical sport. Viren wrote, “I have never played more than gully cricket but I am pretty shocked to see some players in the #IPL2020 looking so unfit. I can’t think of another physical sport where players at the highest level could cope with these fitness levels.” READ MORE
In what seems to be sheer negligence on the part of Mumbai Police or the medical board which conducted autopsy on late Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput, the all important viscera extracted from the body was not preserved properly. The viscera received by the Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is "of very less quantity and degenerated", news agency IANS quoted its sources in AIIMS as saying. READ MORE