The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Tuesday closed the entry and exit gates of various metro stations on the yellow, green, violet and blue lines in wake of the farmers' tractor rally running amok in the heart of the national capital.
Thousands of tractors rolled into Delhi even as the 72nd Republic Day parade was underway. Vandalism was reported from ITO where the Police Headquarters are situated.
Chaos emerged near ITO area in Delhi as tractors driven by protestors deliberately tried to run over police personnel deployed in the area.
Violence broke out as protesting farmers reached ITO after breaking police barricades placed opposite old Delhi Police headquarters. Some of the protesters were seen attacking police personnel and vandalising vehicles.
Russian Embassy on Tuesday confirmed that it has lifted the travel restrictions from India, Finland, Vietnam and Qatar imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
For citizens of Finland, Vietnam, #India & Qatar the restrictions on entry to Russia, imposed due to spread of COVID19, are being lifted. The corresponding order was signed by Chairman of the Russian Government Mikhail Mishustin on January 25, 2021, tweeted the Russian Embassy.
The number of Covid-19 cases worldwide is expected to reach 100 million within this week, said the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
A year ago today, fewer than 1,500 cases of Covid-19 had been reported to WHO, including just 23 cases outside China. This week, we expect to reach 100 million reported cases, Tedros said at a WHO press briefing on Monday.
Groups of protesting farmers camping at Singhu and Tikri border points of the national capital broke police barricades on Tuesday morning to force their way into the city.
According to officials, security personnel tried to convince the farmers that they have been given permission to hold their tractor parade in Delhi after the Republic Day parade at the Rajpath concludes.
Colonel B Santosh Babu, who has been awarded Mahavir Chakra posthumously by the government on Monday (January 25), had laid down his life in the fight with Chinese troops in Ladakh. Belonging to the Suryapet district of Telangana, he is survived by his wife Santoshi, nine-year-old daughter Abhigna and four-year-old son Anirudh.
Santosh, the Commanding Officer of 16 Bihar Regiment, had been serving on the Indo-China border for the past one-and-half year and his family was looking forward to his transfer to Hyderabad.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday greeted India on its 72nd Republic Day. Johnson, in his Republic Day message, made a special reference to the vaccine collaboration and said that the UK and India are working side by side to free humanity from the coronavirus pandemic.
Johnson was due to be in New Delhi as the chief guest at the annual parade to mark India's 72nd Republic Day but had to call off the visit to focus on the domestic crisis unleashed by the emergence of a new, deadlier variant of coronavirus in the UK at the end of last year.
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