Digest for domestic stories for week Mar 6 - Mar 12, 2021

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Saturday Chandigarh/New Delhi: Thousands of protesting farmers on Saturday blocked the six-lane Kundli–Manesar–Palwal (KMP) Expressway in Haryana to mark the completion of 100 days of their agitation at the Delhi border even as the Centre said it is ready to amend the three contentious agri laws to respect their sentiments.

Aizawl: Myanmar has requested the administration in Mizoram to send back eight policemen, who have apparently crossed over to the northeastern state to take refuge, following last month's military coup in the neighbouring country, an official here said.

New Delhi: Former TMC MP Dinesh Trivedi joined the BJP on Saturday, accusing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of abandoning her principles and alleging that people of the poll-bound state are distressed with 'violence and corruption' under her government.

Sunday Kolkata: Yesteryear Bollywood heartthrob Mithun Chakraborty, who had millions of fans swooning with his dance and action moves, on Sunday joined the BJP at Brigade Parade Ground here ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mega rally.

New Delhi: British oil firm Cairn Energy plc on Sunday said its shareholders, including top financial institutions of the world, expect the use of the company's 'strong powers of enforcement' to recover USD 1.4 billion from the Indian government should it not keep its word of honouring international arbitration tribunal awards on retrospective taxes.

Mumbai: Flushed with excess liquidity as general credit demand still way below the desired levels, leading home loan players State Bank of India, HDFC, ICICI Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank have slashed their rates to a decadal low, leaving consumers spoilt for choices. Monday New Delhi: The opposition's persistent protest over rising fuel prices led to adjournment of both Houses of Parliament without transacting any legislative business on Monday.

Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Monday passed a bill that penalizes religious conversion through marriage or any other fraudulent means and provides for a prison sentence of upto 10 years.

New Delhi: A court here on Monday convicted Ariz Khan, allegedly associated with the terror outfit Indian Mujahideen, for the murder of Delhi police inspector Mohan Chand Sharma in a case related to 2008 Batla House encounter which was questioned by certain political parties and leaders.

Tuesday Dehradun: Trivendra Singh Rawat Tuesday resigned as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, ending days of speculations about a leadership change in the BJP-ruled hill state amid reports of discontent against him.

New Delhi: The Delhi government presented a Rs 69,000-crore budget themed on 'patriotism' on Tuesday under which installation of 500 flag masts and programmes on the lives of freedom fighters are planned across the city, and announced free COVID-19 vaccination for all in its hospitals in the coming days.

New Delhi: India summoned the British High Commissioner on Tuesday and conveyed its strong opposition to the 'unwarranted and tendentious' discussion on India's agri reforms in the UK Parliament, describing it a 'gross interference' in politics of another country.

Wednesday Chandigarh: The BJP-JJP government in Haryana survived the floor test on Wednesday, comfortably defeating the no-confidence motion moved against it by the main opposition Congress.

Nandigram/Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleged on Wednesday that she was attacked by 'four-five men' who manhandled her during the election campaign in Nandigram, because of which she was injured in the left leg.

Dehradun: BJP's surprise choice for the top job in Uttarakhand Tirath Singh Rawat was sworn-in as the state's new chief minister on Wednesday, replacing Trivendra Singh Rawat ahead of next year's Assembly polls.

Thursday Jaipur: Dadi Hriday Mohini, the chief administrator of the spiritual movement Brahma Kumaris, died at a private hospital in Mumbai on Thursday. She was 93.

Haridwar: Lakhs of devotees Thursday took a holy dip in the Ganga river on the occasion of Maha Shivratri, marking the beginning of the Haridwar Kumbh.

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Thursday sent a strongly-worded letter to the Trinamool Congress on its memorandum over injuries to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during campaign, saying it looks 'undignified to even respond' to allegations that the poll panel is doing things in the state at the behest of a 'particular party'.

Friday New Delhi: In their first ever summit, leaders of the Quad countries on Friday finalised a landmark initiative under which huge investments will be made in India to create additional production capacities for the export of doses of COVID-19 vaccines to the Indo-Pacific region, seen as an effort to counter China's expanding vaccine diplomacy.

New Delhi: India added over one lakh coronavirus infections in six days with 23,285 cases being reported in a span of 24 hours till Friday morning, the highest in around 78 days, according to the Union Health Ministry's data updated on Friday.

New Delhi: The tourism ministry’s field offices across India organised various events that saw participation of travel trade and hospitality members, guides, students, and general public to kickstart celebrations around the 75th anniversary of India’s freedom, a statement from the tourism ministry said on Friday. PTI MAH MAH