India is in a desperate fight to deal with skyrocketing infections in a surge fast becoming bigger and deadlier across South Asia, prompting the army to open its hospitals in a bid to bring a massive humanitarian crisis under control.
Hospitals will get medical oxygen from armed forces reserves with retired medical military personnel joining Covid-19 health facilities to help the country as it tries to battle an unprecedented crisis.
Kangana Ranaut, a staunch Bharatiya Janata Party supporter, called farmers protesting controversial agriculture laws terrorists in a tweet, which was one of two that the platform had removed.
Farmers have been demanding the withdrawal of laws passed by Parliament last September, saying the legislature will favour large corporations, devastate the earnings of many farmers and leave those with small plots behind.
New Delhi Police issue search notices for more than two dozen farmer leaders, asking them to surrender passports following a rampage at historic Red Fort on India's Republic Day. Farmers have called off their next week's march to parliament.
Hundreds of thousands of farmers are planning to drive tractors through New Delhi on Republic Day, when PM Narendra Modi will join a parade of military forces.
New Delhi says it has proposed changes to controversial farm laws and awaits farmers' response but that a complete withdrawal of all the laws is "impossible".
Police use tear gas, water cannons and batons on thousands of farmers before allowing them to enter capital New Delhi for a planned protest against new laws seen as "pro-corporate".
Chief Minister of Uttarakhand state Trivendra Rawat said the overcrowded bus fell into a 700-foot (213-metre) deep gorge in the Himalayan foothills.
It has been over 80 days since India changed from hard cash to a virtual economy. Yet the dramatic move has been deadly for some and many are still struggling with the digital future.
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