Top 10 headlines of June 3, 2020: Cyclone Nisarga batters Mumbai and more

These significant news items were covered, consumed and circulated widely across different media platforms and publications on Wednesday. Do scroll through:

Trees uprooted because of strong winds during cyclone in Mumbai, India, Wednesday,(AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

Cyclone Nisarga makes landfall in Maharashtra

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been deployed in both the states though it appeared that the cyclone did not cause as much harm to life as was expected. Read More

PHOTOS: Heavy rain, gusty winds pound Mumbai

The severe cyclonic storm made landfall near Alibaug on Maharashtra coast with the wind speed of more than 110 kms per hour and heavy rainfall. See Pics

At least 5 dead in blast at chemical factory in Gujarat

At least five people died and 57 others were injured in a fire that broke out following a blast in a tank at a chemical factory called Yashashvi Rasayan Private Ltd in Dahej Industrial Estate of Gujarat's Bharuch district on Wednesday. Read More

Was Trump's 25-minute chat with PM Modi a counter-China strategy call?

The press statement from India said the two leaders exchanged views on the situation on the India-China border. Read More

Can govt confirm no Chinese soldier has entered India, asks Rahul Gandhi

Amid a border standoff with China, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday asked the government to make it clear whether or not Chinese soldiers have entered India. Read More

Elephant in Kerala dies after it is force-fed firecrackers in fruit

The killing of an elephant in India’s southern state of Kerala has triggered outrage on social media mainly for the manner in which it was performed. Firecrackers stuffed inside a pineapple were forced into the pachyderm’s mouth. Read More

Give Rs 10,000 to all migrant labourers: Mamata to Centre

The West Bengal CM pointed out that people were facing economic hardships of unimaginable proportions because of the ongoing pandemic. Read More

Your view: Does Bollywood ignore issues that impact India?

Even as celebrities voice their solidarity with on #BlackLivesMatter, actor Kangana Ranaut has blasted her Bollywood contemporaries for tweeting about the killing of George Floyd in the US. Have Your Say

Top JeM commander & architect of 2019 Pulwama attack shot dead in J&K

Police in Jammu and Kashmir have shot dead the Jaish-e-Muhammad commander alleged to have organised the 2019 suicide bomb attack that killed 40 Central Reserve Police Force personnel. Read More

Video: When KJo mocked dark skin colour of a comedian

A video of popular film producer Karan Johar making fun of the black community has gone viral. Read More

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