New COVID strain reaches India; MP cabinet brings love jihad ordinance | Top headlines | Dec 29

Here are the top headlines of the hour:
1.Superstar Rajinikanth who recently made his political debut has now stated that he will not be joining politics, as his health will not allow him to do justice to people. This after the actor turned politician was recently admitted to a hospital in Hyderabad during the shoot of his movie.

2. Farmers' protest takes a violent turn in the state of Punjab. Reliance's JIO singled out as 1500 mobile towers have been vandalized. Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh lashes out, says protest must go on but not in favor of vandalism.

3. Government ups caution after India reports six cases of the aggressive mutant strain, which was first reported in the United Kingdom. Panic looms after the states fail to trace several U.K returnees.

4.United Nations lauds India's economic revival plan, says India's economy could prove to be the most resilient in the sub-region over the long term.

5. While the debate on love jihad law continues, the MP cabinet brings the law via the ordinance route. The ordinance route comes into the picture after the session was canceled.

6. India makes a historic comeback after set back in the boxing day test. Clinches historic 8 wicket victory at the Melbourne Ground. Indian Cricket team ends 2020 in style.