New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi will interact with Chief Ministers of all states via video conferencing on Monday. This will be PM Modi’s first meeting with the Chief Ministers after the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) approved two vaccines – Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin and Pune based-Serum Institute of India’s Covishield for emergency use.Also Read - Tested Positive For Omicron? Follow These Home Isolation Guidelines

Meanwhile, all eyes are set on the Supreme Court as it is scheduled to hear on Monday a clutch of pleas challenging the new farm laws as well as the ones raising issues related to the ongoing agitation at Delhi borders. The Monday hearing on the pleas by a bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde assumes significance as the Centre and the farmer leaders are scheduled to hold their next meeting on January 15. Also Read - Singapore Shuttler Yeo Jia Min Tests COVID Positive on Return From India

The eighth round of talks between the Centre and the farmer unions on January 7 appeared heading nowhere as the Centre ruled out repealing the contentious laws while the farmer leaders said they are ready to fight till death and their ”ghar waapsi” will happen only after ”law waapsi”. Also Read - Omicron Variant: How Excessive Intake of Immunity Supplements Can Affect Your Body Organs

The ED has issued fresh summons against Varsha Raut, wife of Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, for a second round of questioning on January 11 in connection with the Rs 4,300 crore PMC Bank money laundering case, official sources said. Varsha Raut was grilled and her statement recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) by the central probe agency for the first time on January 4 at its office here.

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    Farm Laws Row: Indian National Lokdal leader Abhay Singh Chautala writes to Haryana Assembly Speaker, says, “If by 26th January the Centre does not take back the farm laws, then, this letter should be considered as my resignation from the state assembly”.

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    Bhandara Hospital Fire: PM Narendra Modi has approved an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each from Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund for the next of kin of those who have lost their lives due to the tragic hospital fire in Bhandara, Maharashtra. Rs 50,000 would be given to those seriously injured, said PMO