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New Delhi [India], September 23 (ANI): Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad met President Ram Nath Kovind and urged him to return the agriculture-related bills that were passed on Sunday amid protests.

Speaking to reporters after meeting the President, Congress leader Azad told reporters, "I apprised him of the way these two bills were passed unconstitutionally and also urged him to return these bills, so that amendments can be made.""Before passing these bills, the government should have taken all political parties into confidence. They should have discussed with farmer organisations and their leaders so that a proper consensus could have reached. But it was not so. They send these two bills neither to the select committee nor the standing committee. Otherwise, it would have been a good bill and helped farmers," he added.

Slamming the government, he said, "All the limits were crossed in the Rajya Sabha and the constitution was shamed in the world's largest democracy.""Yesterday 18 opposition parties came together and took the decision to send a letter to President to inform him how the farm bill was passed," he added.

Pointing out that the consensus was in Opposition favour Azad further said, "The government, and not the opposition, is responsible for the chaos that happened afterwards." (ANI)Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], September 23 (ANI): Rayees Ahmad, a youth in Srinagar, has started a homemade tiffin service to provide healthy and hygienic food to all.

The company named Tiffin Aao, which was set up last year, has become popular among people from different walks of life, including doctors, lawyers, students.

Speaking to ANI, Rayees Ahmed, the owner of the start-up said, "We resumed our service almost one month back after COVID-19 lockdown. I have five people in my team. I feel happy when the startup helps my employees to earn money for themselves and their families.'"Till now we have got a good response. People have loved our services. Doctors, lawyers, bankers, students and other people order food from here. We hope to do better in days to come," he informed.

On meeting COVID-19 guidelines, he said, "We serve food in biodegradable sugarcane boxes that can be put in microwave ovens for heating food. We also wear PPE kits and do zero-contact deliveries."Khalid Ahmed, an employee said, "I was not getting a job due to lockdown. After seeing an advertisement, I came here. They asked me to join after giving my introduction."Praising the service of Tiffin Aao, Ghulam Hassan, a customer said, "The company started last year. They provide good service with great hygiene. They make food like home. I like the food they serve." (ANI)Kathmandu [Nepal], September 23 (ANI): A group of people staged a demonstrated in front of the Chinese embassy in the Nepali capital Kathmandu on Wednesday afternoon against recent land encroachment by China.

Demonstrators held placards and banners reading BackOffChina after Nepali land was encroached to construct nine infrastructures in Lapcha Bagar area of Nepal's Humla District.

Chief District Officer Chiranjibi Giri had toured the area earlier on Wednesday where he was sent back by Chinese forces claiming that it was their land and building was constructed on their land.

Soon after discovery of illegal construction of infrastructure in Nepali land by the Chinese side, it has been reported that pillar no. 11 in the area is now not traceable.

The Chinese side has built buildings at a distance of around two kilometres from border in Lapcha Limi area of the Humla District. China in recent years has been carrying out construction works near the border with Nepal for several years.

While the Government of Nepal has remained mum over the issue, the Chinese Mission in Nepal has issued a release claiming the building is built in their side and asked Nepali authorities to verify the border points.

"The buildings mentioned in the media have been verified to be on the Chinese side of the China-Nepal border. The Nepali side may make verification again," Chinese Embassy spokesperson said on Wednesday. (ANI)

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