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BS Web Team  | New Delhi 


BKU leader Rakesh Tikait has claimed that the Centre's "silence" for the past few days indicates that it is planning some steps against the farmers' agitation over newly enacted agriculture laws. He also stressed that it is the government that will have to come forward with a proposal for talks to resume with the protesting farmers.

India's first auction of telecom spectrum in five years attracted Rs 77,146 crore of bids on the opening day on Monday with Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea putting in bids. Over 2,250 MHz of spectrum, that carry telecom signals, in seven bands worth nearly Rs 4 lakh crore at reserve or start price, was offered for bidding in the auction that began on Monday.

Earlier in the day, Leader of Opposition in Andhra Pradesh Assembly N Chandrababu Naidu staged a sit-in protest inside the arrival lounge of the Tirupati airport at Renigunta on Monday after police sought to detain him and prevent his entry into the temple town.

In another news, the Delhi High Court today adjourned till April 19 hearing on petition against WhatsApp's new privacy policy after the Central government sought more time saying that they are examining the issue.

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra started campaigning in Assam from today, where the Congress-led alliance is contesting against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

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First Published: Mon, March 01 2021. 08:18 IST