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Top news of the day: Arvind Kejriwal under home isolation, to test for coronavirus on Tuesday; Ram temple construction in Ayodhya to begin on June 10, and more

The construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya is set to begin on Wednesday when the first bricks will be laid for its foundation, according to a spokesperson for the head of the temple trust.

The construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya is set to begin on Wednesday when the first bricks will be laid for its foundation, according to a spokesperson for the head of the temple trust.   | Photo Credit: AP

The major news headlines of the day, and more.

SC asks J&K govt. to respond to plea challenging detention of Saifuddin Soz

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Jammu and Kashmir government to respond to a petition challenging the house arrest/detention of senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Saifuddin Soz for the past 10 months.

Coronavirus India lockdown Day 76 updates | June 8, 2020

With markets, malls, hotels, places of worship gearing up to ‘unlock’ on Monday in many States, strict guidelines on social distancing and regular sanitisation have been issued to continue the fight against coronavirus.

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RS polls: BJP high command snubs Karnataka core committee, rejects all three names recommended by it

In a major snub to its State core committee, the BJP high command has rejected the three names recommended by it for issuing tickets to contest the Rajya Sabha polls scheduled on June 19.

Ram temple construction in Ayodhya to begin on June 10

The construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya is set to begin on Wednesday when the first bricks will be laid for its foundation, according to a spokesperson for the head of the temple trust.

Kejriwal under home isolation; to test for coronavirus on Tuesday

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will undergo a test for novel coronavirus on Tuesday, according to sources.

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Yes Bank case: ED searches five Mumbai locations linked to Cox & Kings

The Enforcement Directorate on Monday conducted searches at five locations linked to Cox & Kings in Mumbai, in connection with a money laundering probe involving the Yes Bank and its former director-promoter Rana Kapoor, according to the agency.

Analysis: An extension for the Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary, and a dilemma

The three-month extension approved by the Centre recently for Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary (CS) K. Shanmugam has triggered a debate among civil servants regarding his possible successor, if he retires by October end.

Gairsain declared summer capital of Uttarakhand

Gairsain in Chamoli district was declared as the summer capital of Uttarakhand on Monday. A notification in this regard was issued by Chief Secretary Utpal Kumar Singh after Governor Baby Rani Maurya gaver her assent to the move.

Petrol, diesel price hiked by 60 paisa per litre for second straight day

Petrol and diesel prices were hiked by 60 paisa per litre on Monday, for the second day in a row, as state-owned oil firms reverted to daily price revisions after a 83-day hiatus.

We paused to save lives, now we need to start again to save livelihoods: Sajjan Jindal

Industrialist Sajjan Jindal on Monday pitched for restarting the economy and said that saving lives is as important as saving livelihoods.

Michael Clarke appointed officer in Order of Australia, thought it was a prank

Australia’s World Cup-winning former captain Michael Clarke was on Monday appointed an officer in the Order of Australia, joining iconic ex-skippers like Allan Border and Steve Waugh who have received the national recognition.

Lockdown 4.0 leads search trends in May: Google

As per Google's search trends for May, the most searched term, overall, for the month was “Lockdown 4.0”, which spiked +3,150%. The second top trending term during the month was “Eid Mubarak”, that spiked +2,650%.

Despite Centre’s nod, Jammu and Kashmir, four other States to keep ASI monuments with places of worship shut

In view of the prevailing coronavirus (COVID-19) (coronavirus)situation, Archeological Survey of India (ASI) monuments having places of worship will remain shut in Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Odisha and Jammu and Kashmir despite nod from the Central government to reopen them from Monday, officials said.

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