The Supreme Court would pronounce its verdict on Monday on a plea by a lawyer against the alleged preference given to influential lawyers and petitioners by registry officials in the listing of cases for hearing.
With 24,850 people testing positive for coronavirus infection and 613 succumbing to the disease in a day, the highest so far, India's Covid-19 caseload soared to 6,73,165, while the death toll climbed to 19,268 on Sunday, according to the Union Health Ministry data. This is the third consecutive day that coronavirus infections have increased by more than 20,000 in the country.
«Three things that cannot be hidden for long - Sun, Moon, and Truth - Gautam Buddha. Best wishes to all of you on the occasion of Guru Purnima,» the Congress leader wrote on the microblogging site Twitter (translated from Hindi).
«Many wishes on Guru Purnima. Today is a special day to honour the gurus who make life meaningful,» the prime minister said in a tweet. He paid his respect to all the gurus on the occasion.
Taking to Twitter, Tewari wrote, "Rather than target CHINA Govt targeting CONGRESS Unrelenting persecution of Ahmed Patel latest example OFF VENDETTA POLITICS. In a recent development, a team of the ED had quizzed Patel for over eight hours on Thursday in connection with a money-laundering probe against a Gujarat-based pharmaceutical company Sterling Biotech.
The morale of the Indian armed forces is «very high» and the troops are ready to sacrifice their lives for the nation like in the past, ITBP chief S S Deswal said on Sunday as the military standoff with China continued in Ladakh.
US President Donald Trump has said that America loves India as he thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for greeting him on the occasion of the 244th Independence Day of the United States.
«Every BJP worker should carry with them the power of seven S--service (seva bhav), balance (santulan), patience (Sanyam), coordination (Samanvay), positivity (Sakaratmakta), goodwill (Saddbhawna), dialogue (Samwad). Keep moving ahead with this mantra. In the fight against coronavirus, the influence of these seven S was clearly visible,» PM Narendra Modi said.
The Bombay high court on Friday permitted a 12-year-old alleged rape survivor to terminate her 23-week pregnancy. The court had on June 26 sought a report from a medical board and on its recommendation allowed her plea, reports Swati Deshpande.
Cabinet secretary Rajiv Gauba on Saturday held a meeting with top officials of 15 states and UTs on the Covid-19 situation and the way forward for graded reopening of activities in the 'Unlock 2' phase, officials said. During the meeting, Gauba is learnt to have stressed on the need for strict implementation of the guidelines issued by the MHA.
PM Modi on Saturday lauded the welfare measures undertaken by the BJP during the Covid-19 lockdown as 7 state units of the party gave a presentation of their work at a video conference. Praising the work of the BJP's Rajasthan unit, he said this shows as to how a party can play a «constructive role» whether it is in power or in opposition during a crisis.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has lauded India's efforts in tackling Covid-19 but said that the country should also focus on data management originating from the pandemic.According to WHO, India's big challenges are its «population», the geographic diversity, heterogeneity and the fact that it has multiple epidemics going on in every state.
In another spatial breakthrough, the Mars colour camera onboard the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) of Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) has captured the image of Phobos, the closest and biggest moon of the red planet. The space agency on Friday night released the image that was taken on July 1 when the orbiter was about 7,200 km from Mars and at 4,200 km from Phobos. The photo generated is a composite image generated from six camera frames and has been colour-corrected.
«Ever since, the 'Dhamma Chakka', has been the lodestar, helping spiritual seekers navigate through the maze of worldly life and arrive at the end of suffering - here and now. It is so scientific that it resembles psycho-therapy more than traditional, dogmatic religion,» the President further said.
Lending her support to Congress President Sonia Gandhi's demand for reservation of seats for Other Backward Class (OBC) students in medical institutions in the states/UTs under the national quota in NEET, AICC General Secretary in-charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday said the demand is legitimate and would ensure social justice.