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Home Minister Amit Shah and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visit at the Sardar Patel Covid care facility, Delhi, 5 July 2020. (Arun Sharma/PTI

Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Arvind Kejriwal visit Delhi’s Sardar Patel Covid care facility

The 10,000-bed Covid facility constructed in just 12 days near Indira Gandhi International airport was inaugurated by Delhi LG Anil Baijal Sunday.

Army chief Naravane briefs Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on situation in eastern Ladakh

The Army chief was in Ladakh on a two-day visit from 23 June. He also informed the defence minister on India's military preparedness in the region.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Parliament

Rajnath Singh leaves for 3-day visit to Russia, set to boost defence ties

The defence minister's visit to Russia comes in the midst of an escalating border standoff between India and China, which recently saw the killing of 20 Indian troops.

Armed forces given full freedom to give ‘befitting’ reply to any Chinese aggression at LAC

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reportedly told top military brass to maintain strict vigil on Chinese activities around land border, airspace & in strategic sea lanes.

Rajnath Singh to go for 3-day visit to Russia to attend victory parade

Defence ministry stated Rajnath Singh will go to Moscow to attend the parade on 24 June to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Soviet victory over Germany in WW2.
All-party virtual meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss India-China border situation, in New Delhi on Friday | ANI

No one entered Indian territory, no border posts were occupied: PM at all-party meet on China

Although opposition parties largely supported the government, Congress president Sonia Gandhi raised several questions, saying they’re ‘still in dark about the crisis.'

Loss of soldiers in Galwan deeply disturbing & painful: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

Twenty Indian soldiers, including a commanding officer, died in clashes between India and China at Galwan Valley in Ladakh Monday evening.
Union Home Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah addresses a virtual rally for the people of West Bengal | Photo: ANI

The 5 key takeaways from virtual rallies by Amit Shah, Gadkari, Rajnath and Smriti Irani

BJP leaders and Union ministers have addressed 18 virtual rallies so far, and the common theme has been PM Modi’s strong leadership at a difficult time.
File image of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

India will sort out ‘misunderstanding’ with Nepal through dialogue, says Rajnath Singh

In a virtual rally for Uttarakhand, the defence minister asserted that no power can break ties between the two countries, days after Nepal cleared a disputed new map.

India no longer a weak country, Rajnath Singh says amid border standoff with China

Speaking at a virtual rally for Jammu and Kashmir, the defence minister assured that national pride will not be compromised under any circumstances.

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People on bike passing through a deserted market in Hyderabad on 26 June

World economy that took elevator down faces steep stairs back up

President of European Chamber in China, Joerg Wuttke, said the recovery isn't V or W, it's looking like the top of a chainsaw — up and down and painful all the way.

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Indian Army personnel in Srinagar (file) | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Army postpones mandatory annual, periodic medical tests of soldiers as Covid cases rise

Army conducts annual & periodic medical exams to assess fitness of all soldiers. Decision to postpone tests expected to ease burden on military hospitals.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.