Top news of the day: Home Minister Amit Shah, T.N. Governor test positive for COVID-19; won’t impose any language through new education policy, says Education Minister, and more

Union Home Minister Amit Shah addresses a webinar in New Delhi on August 1, 2020.   | Photo Credit: PTI

Coronavirus | Union Home Minister Amit Shah tests positive for COVID-19

Mr. Shah has requested people who had come in contact with him to isolate and get themselves tested for COVID-19.

Coronavirus | Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit tests positive for COVID-19

“As the infection is mild, he has been advised home isolation and will be monitored by the medical team from Kauvery Hospital,” stated a health bulletin from the private hospital in Chennai.

Coronavirus | Uttar Pradesh Minister Kamla Rani Varun dies of COVID-19

Ms. Varun, 62, died days after testing positive for COVID-19, the government said.

Coronavirus | Amitabh Bachchan tests negative for COVID-19, discharged from hospital

The 77-year-old actor, who was admitted to Nanavati hospital along with son Abhishek after testing positive for COVID-19 on July 11, expressed his gratitude to well-wishers for their continued support and prayers.

Coronavirus | Cannot justify strict lockdowns even after 4-5 months, says AIIMS professor heading Covaxin trials

There are health problems other than COVID-19 that need attention, and this lockdown has disrupted all these health-related activities. So people are really suffering, Dr. Sanjay Rai says.

National Education Policy 2020 | Won’t impose any language, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank tweets in Tamil

Mr. Nishank’s clarification, through a tweet in Tamil, comes in the backdrop of opposition to NEP in Tamil Nadu on the grounds that the policy allegedly imposed Hindi and Sanskrit.

LAC standoff | India, China hold fifth round of Corps Commander-level talks

Four rounds of talks have been held so far to de-escalate from the build-up areas in Galwan Valley, Gogra-Hot Springs and Finger area along the Pangong Tso (lake) in Ladakh sector along the LAC.

Ram temple ceremony | Confusion over invite to Advani

Senior aides of the former Deputy Prime Minister confirmed to The Hindu that an invitation was yet to be received but sources in the Trust said arrangements were being made for the leader’s participation via videoconference.

Citizenship Amendment Act | Home Ministry seeks three more months to frame rules

Rules for any legislation should be framed within six months of presidential assent or an extension must be sought. The President gave his assent to the legislation on December 12, 2019.

Prof. Saibaba’s ailing mother dies, her final wish was to see her son

Former Delhi University professor G.N. Saibaba, who is serving life term in a jail in Maharashtra for links with Maoists, has lost his ailing mother even as his lawyer made an unsuccessful last attempt to get him to see her through video-conferencing.

Facebook blocks accounts of 12 Bolsonaro supporters

Facebook said it has put a global block on certain accounts controlled by supporters of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro implicated in a fake news inquiry, a day after it was fined for not complying with a Supreme Court judge's order to do so.

Compute tax demand for all assessees by August 31, dispose of pending appeals: CBDT chief to taxmen

CBDT chief also set a monthly target of disposing of pending appeals.

Going ahead with women’s IPL on time, says Sourav Ganguly

The men’s IPL will be held between September 19 and November 8 or 10 (final date yet to be locked in) in the UAE due to the surge in COVID-19 cases in India. The women’s IPL will also be fit in to the schedule, according to the BCCI chief.

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