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Latest LIVE updates: Noting that long-pending reforms have been brought in the areas of labour and agriculture through legislation, President Ram Nath Kovind has said that the "path to reform at the initial stages may cause misapprehensions" but it is beyond doubt that the government remains singularly devoted to farmers' welfare.
In his address to the nation on the eve of 72nd Republic Day, the President referred to the three new farm laws brought by the government against which farmer unions have been holding a protest on Delhi's borders since November 26.

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday said that reports about the withdrawal of old series of some banknotes are incorrect. Taking to Twitter, the RBI said, “With regard to reports in certain sections of media on withdrawal of old series of Rs 100, Rs 10, and Rs 5 banknotes from circulation in near future, it is clarified that such reports are incorrect.”

In a major development, the finance ministry today released the 13th instalment of Rs 6,000 crore to the states to meet GST compensation shortfall, taking the total amount of fund released to Rs 78,000 crore.
On the international front, the US House Speaker plans to send the article of impeachment against to the Senate today, launching the start of the former president's trial on a chdonaldarge of incitement of insurrection over the deadly Capitol riot.

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First Published: Mon, January 25 2021. 06:58 IST