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Feb 05, 2021 09:31 AM IST Daybreak

From Singhu to Ghazipur, A Jat Leader Shifts The Epicentre of Farmers' Agitation
It took an emotional outburst of a 51-year-old police constable-turned-farmer leader on national television to shift the epicentre of the farmers' agitation from Singhu to Ghazipur in a matter of a few days. The shift also unravelled a drift in leadership from a seemingly Punjab-centric movement to a more Jat-dominated one.

Blindfolded Dalit Man Thrashed in Tamil Nadu for Theft, 4 Booked for Attempt to Murder
In a horrific incident caught on camera, a blindfolded Dalit man was thrashed by a group of people recently here, accusing him of stealing money from one of them, police said on Thursday. Four people, including three from the victim's community, have been booked for "attempt to murder" under IPC and SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities Act), a senior district police official said.

Govt Blocked 296 Mobile Apps Since 2014, Says Union Minister Sanjay Dhotre
As many as 296 mobile apps have been blocked by the government since 2014 in the interest of the country's sovereignty, security, and public order, Union minister Sanjay Dhotre told Rajya Sabha on Thursday. "A total of 296 mobile applications have been blocked by government since 2014, under the provisions of section 69A of IT Act 2000 and its rules… in the interest of sovereignty & integrity of India, security of the State and public order," Dhotre, Minister of State for Electronics and IT, said in a written reply.

Still Stand With Farmers, Tweets Greta Thunberg After Delhi Police Files FIR Against Her
Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg on Thursday reiterated her support for the peaceful farm protests in India, shortly after the Delhi Police filed an FIR against her. "I still #StandWithFarmers and support their peaceful protest. No amount of hate, threats or violations of human rights will ever change that," she wrote in a tweet.

Iron Nails Fixed on Roads at Ghazipur Border Not Removed, Only 'Repositioned', Says Delhi Police
Iron nails studded on roads at Ghazipur border to restrict the movement of farmers agitating against the new agri laws are being "repositioned", a senior police officer said on Thursday. The statement comes after videos and photos of workers removing the nails near Ghazipur border surfaced on social media. Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Deepak Yadav asserted that the security arrangements at the border will remain the same.

Bangladesh's Rohingya Influx Fear, Internet Shutdown Ends in Rakhine: How World is Reacting to Myanmar Coup
Since the dawn army raids that took Aung San Suu Kyi and her government's top ministers into custody on Monday, outrage, reactions have simmered over the sudden end to a fledgling democracy. The coup was a dramatic backslide that highlighted the extent to which the generals have ultimately maintained control in the Southeast Asian country.

Will Mamata Banerjee’s Special Focus on North Bengal and Jangalmahal Work This Time?
Amid BJP’s huge surge in North Bengal and in the Jangalmahal region, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has intensified her campaign in these parts of West Bengal to dampen BJP’s strategy to form the next government in the State. Both North Bengal and the Jangalmahal region consist of 98 Assembly seats out of the total 294 Assembly seats in the State and these regions turned out to be a nightmare for the ruling TMC as they performed miserably in the last Lok Sabha elections. Therefore, to keep her tally up, Mamata is paying more attention in this part of the State.