PM's all-party meet, strained ties 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.

Students interact with each other after appearing for Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education examination in Jaipur. (Photo by Himanshu Vyas/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

76 soldiers injured in Galwan Valley clash now in stable condition

The Army had earlier clarified that all soldiers are accounted for after the violent clashes with the Chinese army. Read More

Here’s the roll call for PM’s all-party meet on China today

Close to 20 party presidents will attend an all-party meeting convened by PM Modi to discuss the escalation of tensions with China. Read More

Trump renews threat to cut ties with Beijing, a day after high-level talks

Trump has made rebalancing the massive US trade deficit with China a top priority, but relations have worsened steadily as his campaign for re-election in November heats up. Read More

Citing COVID-19, UAPA accused Ishrat Jahan moves interim bail plea

“We are reapplying on grounds of her health. She started developing COVID-19 symptoms on 14 June,” her lawyer said. Read More

Decline in new COVID deaths in US may be temporary reprieve

A multitude of reasons are believed to be at play, including the advent of effective treatments and improved efforts at hospitals and nursing homes. But already there are warning signs. Read More

US mulling over restoring India’s status under GSP

The US is mulling over restoring India’s beneficiary status under its trade preference programme on receiving a counterbalancing proposal from New Delhi. Read More

Australia says it has been target of 'state-based' cyber attacks

Prime Minister Scott Morrison would not name the state, and he said he made the growing threat public to raise awareness. Read More

Rhea Chakraborty records statement in Sushant Singh Rajput suicide case

On Wednesday, Mumbai Police also recorded the statement of casting director Mukesh Chhabra in the ongoing investigation into Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's suicide case. Read More

BCCI makes big announcement about Chinese brand Vivo sponsorship of IPL

In 2018, the Vivo had signed a five-year contract with the BCCI to be the title sponsor of the IPL and the deal worth a whopping Rs 2109 crore. Read More