News LIVE updates: Union leader asks govt to scrap farm laws by Nov 26

News LIVE updates: Union leader asks govt to scrap farm laws by Nov 26

Live news updates: A union leader said on Monday farmers will step up their protests at Delhi’s borders if the government doesn’t by November 26 repeal three laws liberalising India’s agriculture markets.

“From November 27, farmers will reach the border at the movement sites around Delhi…,” said on Twitter Rakesh Tikait, who spoke for the Bhartiya Kisan Union, the collective that leads the protests.

A UN conference seen critical to averting the most disastrous effects of climate change launches amid acrimony on Monday after major industrialised nations were accused of dragging their feet on ambitious new commitments.

The COP26 conference in the Scottish city of Glasgow comes a day after G20 big economies failed to commit to a 2050 deadline for halting net carbon emissions: a mark widely cited as a condition for preventing the most extreme global warming, said Reuters. Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Glasgow on Sunday for the conference after concluding his three-day visit to Rome on the sidelines of the G20 Summit.

Australia on Monday recognised Indian and Chinese vaccines for travel to the country. “Covaxin (manufactured by Bharat Biotech, India) and BBIBP-CorV (manufactured by Sinopharm, China) vaccines would be ‘recognised’ for the purpose of establishing a traveller’s vaccination status,” said the Australian government in a statement as it eased curbs on international travel.

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