The prohibition of the marriage of LGBT people on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity is absolute discrimination towards them and is also violative of the Right to Equality as granted by the Constitution of India, the plea said.

"I am very grateful to BJP and its senior leaders. I was told by the media that they have said I am welcome (in the party). It is a privilege. Today we have the best of the leadership at the Centre. The world is recognising," Trivedi told media.

In its last set of guidelines issued earlier this month, the government had allowed cinema halls to operate at a higher capacity. In October 2020, the Centre had allowed cinema halls to operate at 50 per cent seating capacity.

The booklet named ‘Kheti Ka Khoon’ was released today while Rahul Gandhi addressed a press conference at Congress headquarters and lambasted at Modi government for bringing in ‘regressive’ laws.

"Government needs to devise a plan to scrap the three laws and give legal guarantee for minimum support price," Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait said.

Centre’s clarification comes on the back of a petition by lawyer Saurabh Sharma, who demanded quashing of a challan against him and also demanded Rs 10 lakh in damages.

Niki Sumi is the prime accused in the killing of 18 Indian Army soldiers in Manipur in 2015 and the National Investigation Agency had announced a reward of Rs 10 lakh for his head.

On Sunday, farmer unions announced a 24-hour relay hunger strike starting today and appealed to citizens to skip a meal on December 23 on the occasion of 'Kisan Diwas'. They further said that they had also decided to make the Haryana toll plaza free from December 25 to December 27.

Manjit Singh Rai, President of BKU said, "The government is delaying our matter unnecessarily. They should have repealed the laws by now and send the farmers back to their homes.

Out of the total purchase of 372.41LMT, Punjab alone has purchased 202.77 LMT till the close of procurement season in the state on November 20. About 40.53 lakh farmers have already been benefitted from the ongoing KMS procurement Operations with MSP value of Rs. 70311.78 Crore.