June 16, 2020: Top 10 headlines of the day

A volunteer of the Social Democratic Party of India at a graveyard in Chennai on June 16, 2020. (Photo by ARUN SANKAR/AFP via Getty Images)

A bloody face-off between Indian and Chinese troops in Ladakh, a COVID-19 cure breakthrough and more. Do scroll through:

5 Chinese, 3 Indian soldiers killed in Ladakh in a skirmish

Casualties have been suffered on both sides in the violent stand-off during the de-escalation process with China in the Galwan Valley, the Indian Army said in an amended statement. Read More

Steroid Dexamethasone found to reduce mortality in severe COVID-19 cases

Giving low doses of the generic steroid drug dexamethasone to patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19 reduced death rates by around a third among those with the most severe cases of infection, trial data showed on Tuesday. Read More

India’s fight against coronavirus was effective, PM Modi tells CMs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held discussions with chief ministers and Lt governors of 21 states and union territories on Tuesday. Read More

High COVID-19 mortality rate exposes Gujarat model: Rahul Gandhi

Gujarat has the fourth-highest COVID-19 cases in India. The state saw its total death toll cross the 1,500-mark to reach 1,505 on Tuesday morning, taking the case tally to 24,055. Read More

Congress calls death of 3 Indian army men 'shocking'

 The Congress on Tuesday termed as shocking and unacceptable the death of an Indian Army officer and two soldiers in a violent face-off with Chinese troops. Read More

IPL could be held from September 26 to November 8: Reports

While there are reports surfacing that the BCCI might hold the IPL in some other country, now it is emerging that the tournament might be conducted in India itself. Read More

Your view: Should online education be allowed for a few hours in a day?

Karnataka Education Minister S Suresh Kumar has come down hard on educational institutions and directed that that no online classes will be conducted up to Grade 5. Have Your Say

'Why no insurance cover for mental health?' SC issues notices to Centre, Regulator

The death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput has prompted open discussions on mental health issues like depression and anxiety. Read More

Bollywood's dirty games in the wake of Sushant's suicide

It has been hardly two days since the tragic death of Sushant Singh Rajput, but the Bollywood cabal, which is being called out as inadvertently responsible for driving the young actor to the precipice, has swung into action again. Read More

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2020 has been one of the worst years for humankind. Here is a list of some famous names who left us this year. Slideshow

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