PM to visit Bengal, Odisha today, Opposition meet 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.

Disaster Management teams clear the streets of uprooted trees at Esplanade after Cyclone Amphan in Kolkata. (Photo by Samir Jana/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

PM Modi to undertake aerial survey of cyclone Amphan hit areas today

He will conduct aerial surveys and take part in review meetings, where aspects of relief and rehabilitation will be discussed. Read More

Kejriwal and Mayawati to skip Opposition meet

A meeting of Opposition parties called by Congress President Sonia Gandhi will be held at around 3 pm to discuss the central government's response to the COVID-19 crisis. Read More

‘China engaged in provocative, coercive military activities with India’

“Beijing contradicts its rhetoric and flouts its commitments to its neighbours,” said a White House report. Read More

Cricket South Africa wants Sourav Ganguly as ICC chairman: Graeme Smith

Smith's comments were backed up by his CEO Jacques Faul, who said that they won't mind an Indian as head of the ICC, although they need to get a mandate from their top bosses. Read More

‘Coronavirus came from China, US is not going to take it lightly’

US President Donald Trump in the last several weeks has been very critical of China's inability to control the spread of the novel coronavirus within its territory. Read More

UK begins anti-malaria drug trial to test COVID-19 prevention

Accord Healthcare, a UK-based medicines manufacturer, said it has donated over 2 million tablets to enable the "landmark trial" to go ahead. Read More

Italy, Spain now behind India in number of active COVID-19 cases

India has surpassed Italy and Spain where the number of coronavirus cases are concerned. Read More