In Photos: Nationwide Protests, Roads Blocked Amid Farmers' Bharat Bandh
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Farmers groups in India called for a "Bharat Bandh" on Monday, 27 September, to protest against the Centre's three contentious farm laws. The bandh that began at 6 am on Monday will go on till 4 pm.
On Monday, which marked a year since the three laws were passed, farmers, mostly from Punjab and Haryana, took to streets and major highways in the country, including National Highway 1, which links Delhi to parts of Haryana and Punjab, to protest against the three laws.
They are demanding that the Union government scrap the farm laws.
The Delhi-Amritsar national highway remained blocked at Shahabad in Kurukshetra, Haryana while traffic movement from Uttar Pradesh towards Ghazipur was closed.
There's no immediate end in sight to the volcanic eruption that has caused chaos on the Spanish isle of La Palma since it began about a month ago, the president of the Canary Islands said on Sunday. "There are no signs that an end of the eruption is imminent even though this is the greatest desire of everyone," President Angel Víctor Torres said at a Socialist party conference in Valencia, citing the view of scientists. Streams of lava have laid waste to more than 742 hectares (1833 acres) of land and destroyed almost 2,000 buildings on La Palma since the volcano started erupting on Sept. 19.
China will continue its scrutiny of the internet sector, rooting out practices including the blocking of site links by rival platforms and ensuring smaller players have room to develop, its industry minister said in an interview published on Sunday. China has been engaged this year in a sweeping campaign across regulators to rein in its massive and free-wheeling online economy, led by giants Alibaba Group Ltd, Tencent Holdings Ltd and others. "Currently, corporates have increased their awareness of compliance, and some outstanding problems have been solved preliminarily," Xiao Yaqing, China's industry and information minister, told the official Xinhua news agency.
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Constituents of Sir David Amess gathered at the Southend Civic Center on October 16 to pay their tributes to the MP after his fatal stabbing at Belfairs Methodist Church the day before.A 25-year-old suspect, Ali Harbi Ali, was being held under the Terrorism Act, British news reports said.Leanne Jarvis, a former The Voice UK finalist, paid tribute to Amess and the support he’d given her, before singing Amazing Grace as balloons were released.Mac Pemhiwa, a local campaigner against knife crime, recorded this footage. He said he would “like to say thank you Sir David Amess for … your endless support for the vulnerable and refugees in our community.” Credit: Mac Pemhiwa via Storyful
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Flea had a funky birthday. So did the music school he co-founded that has become an LA institution. As the Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist turned 59 on Saturday, and his Silverlake Conservatory of Music turned 20, they celebrated with a joint party in the parking lot for the Los Angeles school that often serves as a de facto performance space for its faculty and students. Flea led a band assembled for the occasion through a series of funk standards including James Brown's “Gonna
The UK is experiencing its worst flu season since 2011, according to figures. In England, the number of people visiting their doctor with flu has gone up by more than 150 per cent since the start of the year, analysis by the Royal College of GPs has found. An estimated 31,300 patients went to their GP practice with influenza-like-illness between January 8 and 14 - a increase of more than 9,000 on the previous week.