Tens of thousands of farmers block key highways across the country for three hours, as their leaders issue an ultimatum to Modi's government to repeal three new farm laws by October 2.
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.
Northern Punjab state orders police to crack down on farmers and sympathisers vandalising telecommunication masts of companies that they believe have profited from Modi government's controversial farm laws.
In eastern and western states, Indian farmers have blocked roads and railway tracks, delaying people from getting to work and preventing perishable produce from reaching markets.
Farmers' agitation outside capital New Delhi enters eleventh day, while all major opposition parties voice their support for countrywide strike on December 8 against new farm laws.
Farmers protesting in capital New Delhi against PM Modi's agricultural reforms say they will not hold talks with government until all three new agriculture laws are withdrawn.
Indian farmers intensify efforts to repeal laws that could cause the government to stop buying grain at guaranteed prices and result in their exploitation by corporations that would buy their crops cheaply.
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".
Delhi, one of the world’s most polluted cities, enjoyed some respite up until September in part thanks to a virus lockdown.
Every year, many cities in Pakistan struggle to cope with the annual summer deluge, drawing criticism about poor planning.
Officials said 19 people were killed in rain-related incidents in northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, 12 in southern Sindh province, eight in Punjab province and 10 in the northern Gligit Baltistan region in the past three days.
Pakistan has emerged as a Covid-19 hotspot in South Asia with one of the highest numbers of daily new cases. Its strategy to deal with the outbreak has included a full lockdown, a selective lockdown as well as zero restrictions on mobility.
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