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Farmer Protest Latest News Live Updates: Situation Tense At Delhi-UP Border, Protests Swell

The administration has cut off power and water supply to the hundreds of farmers at Delhi-UP border.

New Delhi:

Farmer protests: A standoff built up through Thursday evening between police and farmers at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border at Ghazipur after the UP government orderd farmers camping there to be removed and the farmers refusing to budge. leader Rakesh Tikait declaring that he is “ready to face bullets” if needed. The other two key borders — Tikri and the epicenter of farmers’ protests, Singhu — have also been placed under heavy security. The police have dug up roads, using JCB machines.

The administration has cut off power and water supply to the hundreds of farmers, who have been camping out on the roads. The Ghazipur border had been sealed since the farmers started their “Delhi Chalo” protest on November 26.  On Tuesday, the farmers had broken barricades and taken out their tractor rally.

Coronavirus updates: The coronavirus-induced suspension of scheduled international passenger flights has been extended till February 28, aviation regulator DGCA said on Thursday. “The restrictions shall not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by DGCA,” the aviation regulator said in a circular.

The centre had allowed domestic flight operations last year.

Meanwhile, US biotech firm Novavax said on Thursday its two-shot Coronavirus vaccine showed an overall efficacy of 89.3 percent in a major Phase 3 clinical trial in Britain, and remained highly effective against a variant first identified there.

But the positive news was partly offset by other results that showed it offered significantly less protection against a highly transmissible variant of the coronavirus first identified in South Africa, which is spreading rapidly around the world.

Here are the live updates:

Farmer protests: Situation tense at Delhi-UP border, Agitating farmers raise slogans

Agitating farmers raise slogans ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’, ‘Inquilab Zindabad’ at Ghazipur border (Delhi-Uttar Pradesh); visuals from early morning.

Uttar Pradesh Police and Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) deployed left the protest site late last night.

1,000 Cops At Delhi-UP Border As Confrontation With Farmers Grows

Huge security arrangements were made at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border at Ghazipur on Thursday evening as farmers protesting against the Centre’s contentious farm laws remained locked in a face-off with the police. Uttar Pradesh decided to take action two days after the violence during the Republic Day tractor rally. The local administration had asked the farmers to end their protest and vacate the road by Thursday night. (Read full story here)
PM Modi Speaks To Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, Discusses Impact Of Pandemic

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on the telephone with Abu Dhabi crown prince Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Thursday and discussed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the region, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said.

The PMO said in a release that the two leaders discussed the impact of the COVID pandemic in the region, and expressed satisfaction that cooperation between India and UAE had not halted even during the health crisis, ANI reported.

Belgium inspects vaccine plant at EU request

Belgian health officials inspected a plant producing AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine Thursday, amid a dispute with the European Commission over delayed deliveries.

A spokeswoman for Belgium’s Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products (AFMHPS) said the visit to the site in Seneffe took place at the request of the European Commission.

“We are now examining documents and data,” Ann Eeckhout told AFP.

Mexico president continues Covid recovery, minister says

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador continues to recover from the coronavirus and has only mild symptoms, his interior minister said Thursday.

The 67-year-old is “very well” and performing his duties from the National Palace, said Olga Sanchez, who is standing in for Lopez Obrador at his daily news conference.

“As soon as the specialists give their approval, he will be back,” she added. The health ministry reported on Wednesday that the president had experienced brief episodes of low-grade fever and a slight headache, but was making good progress, AFP reported.


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