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Latest live news: Samyukt Kisan Morcha, a collective of some 40 farmer unions, is on Friday marking the first anniversary of protests against the government’s three farm laws that sought to liberalise India’s agriculture markets.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi withdrew the laws last week but SKM has said the protests will continue to make the government accept other demands. "The fact that such a long struggle has to continue is a clear reflection of the insensitivity and arrogance of India's government towards its toiling citizens," it said in a statement.

World Health Organization officials met on Thursday to discuss a new coronavirus variant circulating in South Africa and Botswana.

The new variant, called B.1.1529, carries an unusually large number of mutations, Francois Balloux, director of the UCL Genetics Institute, said in a statement published by the Science Media Centre. It’s likely to have evolved during a chronic infection of an immuno-compromised person, possibly in an untreated HIV/AIDS patient, he said.

USA’s Amazon has written to the independent directors of’ and its audit committee, alleging that the India company’s financial irregularities hurt shareholders and creditors. It called for an independent examination of Future’s related-party transactions.

Future last year announced plans to sell its retail assets to Reliance Industries for $3.4 billion last year, prompting a legal challenge from the US company that says the deal violates the terms of a partnership the retail chain signed with it in 2019.


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