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Ku Ka Selvam at BJP office (Photo: ANI)
Ayodhya: Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers prayers while attending the foundation stone laying ceremony for the construction of the Ram Mandir, in Ayodhya. (PTI)
The Supreme Court of India. (Photo: Mint)
Photo: Mint
Picture for representation. The coronavirus tally in Uttar Pradesh has crossed the 1 lakh-mark. (AFP)
Picture for representation. The coronavirus tally in Uttar Pradesh has crossed the 1 lakh-mark. (AFP)

UP minister Brajesh Pathak tests positive for coronavirus

  • 'After symptoms of coronavirus, I got tested on advice of doctors. I tested positive for Covid-19', UP minister Brajesh Pathak tweeted
  • Earlier, state BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh also tested positive for coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown hit migrant workers hard with no source of livelihood to sustain themselves in the cities, leaving them no option but to walk back to their native places. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
The coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown hit migrant workers hard with no source of livelihood to sustain themselves in the cities, leaving them no option but to walk back to their native places. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

Labour panel to meet Friday to examine govt welfare schemes for migrant workers

  • The Centre had announced free distribution of food grains and pulses to 8 crore migrant labourers not covered under the NFSA or the PDS at 5kg per person per month for two months, which was later extended

An artistic impression of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. (Twitter@shriramteerth)
Photo: Mint
It has sought that such aggregators be registered with state pollution control bodies to ensure they comply with rules for disposal of biomedical waste. (Photo: Mint)
It has sought that such aggregators be registered with state pollution control bodies to ensure they comply with rules for disposal of biomedical waste. (Photo: Mint)

Plea in HC seeks to ban online labs from collecting samples for covid testing

  • The plea has claimed that these illegal aggregators are neither accredited by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories nor approved by ICMR or any other authority for testing and diagnosing the disease

Children ride a cart as smoke came out from it which lead to air pollution. (ANI)
Photo: Indranil Bhoumik/Mint
Ram Ki Paidi illuminated ahead of the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of the Ram Temple, in Ayodhya. (Photo: Mint)
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra  (ANI)
Hyderabad: Telangana IT Minister KT Rama Rao addresses after laying the foundation stone for Welspun Flooring Ltd, a fully integrated and independent flooring vertical of the $2.7-billion Welspun Group, near Hyderabad, Saturday, July 25, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI25-07-2020_000191B) (PTI)
Hyderabad: Telangana IT Minister KT Rama Rao addresses after laying the foundation stone for Welspun Flooring Ltd, a fully integrated and independent flooring vertical of the $2.7-billion Welspun Group, near Hyderabad, Saturday, July 25, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI25-07-2020_000191B) (PTI)

Lockdown not permanent solution for covid: Telangana Minister Rama Rao

  • Living with the virus was inevitable till development of a medicine or a vaccine for covid-19 and life should move on by taking precaution
  • The virus should not be taken lightly but there should not be fear about it, K T Rama Rao said

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai. (ANI)
Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah (Photo: HT)
India aims to locally produce defence equipment worth  ₹1.75 trillion a year by 2025.
India aims to locally produce defence equipment worth 1.75 trillion a year by 2025.

Government charts defence production targets

  • Estimates suggest the Indian armed forces could spend about $130 billion to procure defence equipment in the next five years
  • India has consistently featured among the world’s top three importers for many years

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi  (PTI)
India-China troops on the LAC (ANI)
West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh
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