The Times Of India
Supreme Court seeks report from Jharkhand on judge killing
Rising number of attacks on judges and lawyers compelled a worried Supreme Court on Friday to take suo motu cognisance of the alleged killing of Dhanbad additional district judge Uttam Anand and order the Jharkhand chief secretary and the DGP to submit the status of the investigations within a week.
292 kids who lost parents to Covid registered for PM Cares assistance
The government on Friday informed Parliament that 292 children have been registered by states and Union territories till July 29 on the portal, created under PM Cares, for the scheme meant to provide support to children who have lost their parents, surviving parent, adoptive parent or legal guardian due to Covid-19. It also informed the House that 87 children living in childcare institutions have been affected by Covid-19, as per data collected till July 23.
Covid-19: Over 2 lakh pregnant women take first dose in a month
In a major boost for the vaccination programme, over 2.3 lakh pregnant women have received first dose of anti-Covid jabs in less than a month since vaccination against the infection was allowed for them, the government said.