July 15, 2020: Top 10 headlines of the day

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Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s stinging assessment of Sachin Pilot, Google’s massive investment in Reliance Jio platforms and more, in today’s news wrap.

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Being handsome isn’t everything: CM Gehlot’s veiled dig at Pilot

A day after the Congress announced his sacking from the post of Rajasthan deputy chief minister and the state party chief Pilot on Wednesday, 15 July, told news agencies that he will not join the BJP. Read More

Between loyalty & talent, the Congress has made its choice

Congress has always rewarded loyalty, or rather its timeworn definition of what it perceives as loyalty: blind obedience. Talent has often had to play second fiddle. OPINION

'India's global strategy in tatters,' says Rahul Gandhi on Iran railway project

After Iran announced that it will be going ahead with Chabahar-Zahedan railway project on its own, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi slammed the Central Government saying India's global strategy is in tatters. Read More

Follow all agreed protocols for border management: India's clear message to China

The Indian delegation also apprised the Chinese PLA about the 'red lines' and conveyed that the onus was largely on China to improve the overall situation in the region. Read More

Google invests $4.5 billion in India's Reliance Jio platforms

The search giant is investing $4.5 billion for a 7.73% stake in the top Indian telecom network, Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani said on Wednesday. Read More

US govt drops foreign student deportation plans

US President Donald Trump's government has dropped its plans to deport international students whose courses move fully online because of the coronavirus pandemic. The U-turn comes just one week after the policy announcement. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University sued the government over the plan. Read More

Ashok Gehlot: a 'magical' rags to riches story

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has once again emerged triumphant even as the Congress washes its dirty linen in public with the removal of Sachin Pilot as the state’s deputy chief minister. Read More

Your view: Why are top leaders quitting the Congress?

With the Congress sacking Sachin Pilot as Rajasthan deputy chief minister, his exit from the party is almost inevitable. This is yet another instance of a young Congress leader not being happy with the leadership. Read More

Lakhs displaced as Assam ravaged by floods: Photos

Over 16 lakh people have been affected in 22 districts due to floods in the state, according to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority. The swelling waters of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries have gushed into the Kaziranga National Park, forcing tigers and other animals to flee to human habitats and highlands for survival. PHOTOS

Deserted streets, closed shops: Here's how Bengaluru looks under 9-day lockdown

Karnataka went into total lockdown, with the exception being the emergency services, to contain the spread of the coronavirus. See PHOTOS

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