Legislative agenda on budget day: Cryptocurrency, infrastructure, investment

While finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman is expected to present a once-in-a-century Budget today, the government has also lined up a legislative agenda to boost infrastructure, investment and tech. ET looks at some key economic bills to be taken up during the Budget session of parliament. Source link

‘Women’s rights are being trampled:’ Voices from a protest march in Poland over near-total abortion ban

Editor’s note: The people photographed and interviewed by CNN did so on the condition that they are only identified by their first names to preserve their anonymity. Following those protests, the government had signaled it was open to dialogue. But on Wednesday it unexpectedly published the law enforcing the court’s ruling, which states that abortions … Read more

Asus readies Chromebook Flip CM3000 tablet with detachable keyboard, 10.5-inch full HD display | ZDNet

Tablets designed to run the Chrome operating systems have had a rocky road, especially compared to the runaway success of Chromebook laptops. Like Chromebox desktops, Chromebook tablets are few and far between, with occasional big splashes only to fade away as they fail to connect with the market. One of those splashes came last year … Read more

Coronavirus update: Latest vaccine and world news

Getty Images/AP A group of 10 Republican senators on Sunday called on President Biden to throw his support behind their own Covid-19 relief package framework, asking the President to work with them on drafting the legislation. In a letter sent to Biden, the lawmakers — including Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, … Read more

Farm laws a ‘fire’ which would lead to losses: Naresh Tikait

Muzaffarnagar: Bharatiya Kisan Union national president Naresh Tikait has termed farm laws a “fire” (aag) which would lead to losses and has urged the Centre to repeal them. A video of Tikait speaking to reporters in Muzaffarnagar was shared on social media on Sunday. In the video, he said, “Repeal this bill, this is a … Read more

Messi’s £492m Barca contract leaked

Messi has been linked with a move to Manchester City and Paris St-Germain Barcelona say they will take “appropriate legal action” against Spanish newspaper El Mundo after it published details of forward Lionel Messi’s £492m contract. Barcelona denied “any responsibility for the publication of this document”. According to El Mundo, Messi’s four-year contract was worth … Read more

Asher-Smith completes back-to-back 60m wins

Before Friday’s meet, Asher-Smith had not competed indoors for three years Britain’s 200m world champion Dina Asher-Smith picked up her second indoor victory over 60m in Germany this weekend with another impressive win in Dusseldorf on Sunday. The 25-year-old equalled her personal best by running 7.08 seconds to claim victory in Karlsruhe on Friday. This … Read more

Pulse polio programme gets underway in Karnataka

Bengaluru: The pulse polio programme got underway in Karnataka on Sunday, with more than 60 lakh children upto the age of five set to be given the drops over the next three days. Speaking to reporters at Chikkaballapura after giving polio drops to a child, Health and Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar noted that … Read more

Wife of Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny arrested as police clamp down on rallies

“Yulia Navalnaya was detained at the protest! Freedom for the Navalnys!” said a tweet from Navalny’s team. According to OVD-Info, an independent site that monitors arrests, 2,291 people have been detained so far across Russia over the unsanctioned protests, including 520 in Moscow and 242 in St. Petersburg. The total number is expected to increase. … Read more