While addressing a press conference in the national capital on October 06, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister, Prakash Javadekar said, "As per orders of the Central Government, cinemas/ theatres/multiplexes will be re-opening from October 15. All COVID-19 guidelines and Standard Operating Protocols (SOPs) issued by IandB Ministry must be followed at all cinema halls/theatres." "Halls have been directed to operate with up to 50% of their seating capacity. Online ticket booking will be encouraged everywhere," IandB minister added.
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) staged protest against the agriculture reform bills in Bihar's Gaya. Workers of RJD called it 'black law'. "We're protesting anti-farmer laws which must be repealed by the Central Government. It'll only benefit corporations and will lead to the closure of all mandis," said Murshid Alam, the RJD's district president. The protester also submits a memorandum against the bills to District Magistrate. Despite the several protests on roads, the Parliament passed the reform bills.
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on September 25 hit out at Central government's new agriculture reform bills and said that Central Government has made our 'annadaata' (farmers) a puppet through its 'fund daata' (corporate). "Government has made our 'annadaata' a puppet through its 'fund daata'. Farm bills are anti-farmer and have left them dejected. Govt had said that they will double farmers' income by 2022 but these bills will make them poorer. Agriculture sector has been corporatized," said Yadav during farm bill protest.
While taking part in the discussion over the Homeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill in the Rajya Sabha, All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Shantanu Sen accused the Central Government of promoting private institutions and said “What can be expected from a government that says that drinking cow urine can cure disease or Covid-19? They are indirectly promoting private medical colleges and quackery.” Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan had moved a motion to take up Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2020 in the Rajya Sabha in the morning. He claimed that the Central Council of Homoeopathy did not cooperate with the Centre in carrying out its duties. “A member of the House called the reform and regulation of the Indian systems of the medicine being undertaken through the bills, as promoting ‘quackery’. I am pained by the use of this word. Yoga and naturopathy need a separate national medical commission. Also, the National Medical Commission for modern medicine will be functional soon,” the Union Health Minister said.
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