India farmers: Modi U-turn on reforms which sparked major protests

After a year of protests and often violent unrest, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has suddenly announced he’s repealing three controversial farm laws.

The reforms were brought in last year in an effort to overhaul India’s agricultural system, but it brought tens of thousands of farmers out onto the streets, claiming it put their livelihoods at risk.

From Delhi, Mandakini Gahlot reports.

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China eases concerns sparked by directive urging people to stock daily necessities ahead of winter

China is trying to ease concerns sparked by a government directive urging people to stock up on food ahead of winter. The commerce ministry had posted a notice online, informing the public to stock up on necessities to meet their daily needs and emergencies. Local authorities were also told to ensure supply and price stability. China is currently trying to stamp out a new resurgence of COVID-19 cases that has since spread to at least 16 provinces and regions. That has sparked concerns that it could disrupt supply chains and transportation of goods.

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Some Georgetown residents leery of claims that racism sparked fight during high school football game

Other residents, however, are quick to indict the school district and point to when someone carved a large swastika onto the football field a few years ago.

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