India now 4th worst-hit by COVID, fuel price hike and more: A round-up of the top stories

A brief look at all the news you need to start the day with during the time of social distancing. Follow live updates on COVID-19 here.

Health workers wearing personal protection suits shift a COVID-19 infected person from an ambulance into the Gangaram Hospital in New Delhi. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

With COVID-19 tally at 2.86 lakh, India crosses UK in numbers

India has now taken the fourth spot in the list of nations worst-hit by coronavirus by surpassing the United Kingdom on the list. Read More

Petrol and diesel prices hiked for sixth day in a row

Petrol price on Friday was hiked by 57 paise per litre and diesel by 59 paise a litre as oil companies adjusted retail rates. Read More

COVID-19 death toll: MCD accuses Delhi govt of hiding fatalities

Senior leaders of the three BJP-led municipal corporations have claimed that over 2,000 Covid-19 deaths have taken place in Delhi, while the official tally stood at 1,085 as on Thursday. Read More

China condemns ‘provocative' US military flight over Taiwan

China considers democratically ruled Taiwan its own territory and one of its most sensitive diplomatic issues, regularly denouncing the United States for its support of the island. Read More

India ups military readiness to keep a check on muscle flexing by China

While talks continue between both sides, China is yet to withdraw its soldiers, who had transgressed the disputed boundary on the bank of the Pangong Tso lake. Read More

Trump faces backlash from black leaders on Tulsa rally

President Trump is facing criticism for his decision to hold a campaign rally next week on Juneteenth, a holiday marking the end of US slavery, in a city known for a race massacre in 1921. Read More

U for 'Ugly', says alphabet book; 2 teachers suspended in Bengal

Two teachers were suspended on the charge of teaching pre-primary students from an English alphabet book consisting of a portion derogatory to the people with a dark complexion. Read More

Amir and Sohail withdraw as Pakistan prepare for England tour

Mohammad Amir and Haris Sohail have pulled out of the England tour citing personal reasons after the PCB confirmed the national team will travel to play a bilateral series. Read More

La Liga resumes after three months break as Sevilla defeat Real Betis

After the Bundesliga in Germany restarted on May 16, La Liga opened its doors again to players but not supporters at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. Read More