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Dec 16, 2020 09:33 AM IST Daybreak

Farmers' Unions Reject Govt Proposal Again, Demand Complete Repeal of Farm Laws

Hardening their stance on the three new agri laws, farmer leaders said they will "make" government repeal these legislations, and asserted that their fight has reached a stage where they are "determined" to win it no matter what. They said that they will completely block the Chilla Border between Delhi and Noida today to press for their demands, adding that farmer unions are not running away from negotiation, but the government has to pay heed to their demands and come forward with concrete proposals.

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Air India Sale: Govt Sets Sweeter Terms, Lower Expectations to Avoid Another Flop Show

The pandemic has already made the airline business unsustainable with unforeseen losses for all airlines in the country. Air India, which has tried to buck this trend by participating in Vande Bharat flights and launching new international destinations under the bubble arrangement, has also been hit hard. The airline may post record losses yet again and its debt pile may bulge further if disinvestment were to be delayed further. Civil Aviation minister Hardeep Puri has said repeatedly that the airline will be shut down if it is unable to sustain itself.

Bihar Cabinet Keeps Election Promise, Gives Nod to Free Coronavirus Vaccination for All

Inoculation of the entire population of Bihar for Covid-19 will be done free of cost upon the availability of the vaccine, the state cabinet resolved on Tuesday. The decision was taken at the first meeting of the cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar since the allocation of portfolios last month.

At least One-Fifth of World's Population May Not Get Covid-19 Vaccine Until 2022: Study

With hopes that vaccines can bring an end to a pandemic that has killed some 1.6 million people, countries including the United States, Britain and the United Arab Emirates have already begun rolling out immunisation programmes. But at least a fifth of the world's population may not have access to a Covid-19 vaccine until 2022, according to a study published Wednesday, with wealthier nations reserving more than half of next year's potential doses.

Rajinikanth's Party Name, Symbol Fixed? EC Data Hints at Details Amid Kamal Haasan's Offer to Join Hands

Though actor Rajinikanth has kept the public in suspense over the name of his party, the Election Commission's list for the Tamil Nadu assembly elections has hinted that the superstar's political outfit could be called 'Makkal Sevai Katchi'. There are more details that EC data revealed.  Read more. 

Fight for Legacy? Pranab's Children Engage in Public Spat over Former President's Explosive Memoir

Former president Pranab Mukherjee’s death has brought out in the open what his life had kept a lid on. The uneasy relationship between his two children -- Sharmishtha Mukherjee and Abhijit Mukherjee – both of whom are in politics. The current issue between the siblings is the upcoming release of the ‘Presidential Years’, the last book of the former president which has already created a flutter.

'Parasite's Birthday Party Sequence Accurately Sums Up What 2020 Has Been Like

2020 has been an eventful year to say the least. If not anything else, it has certainly tested one of Murphy's laws: Everything that can go wrong, will go wrong.  If we could summarize this up into a single instance, it'd perhaps be the birthday party scene from South Korean filmmaker, Bong Joon Ho's Oscar-winning movie, Parasite.

 In fact, Parasite's official Facebook page may have done it for us. Read more.