Rajnath Singh in Leh, big BCCI meet and more: A round-up of the top stories on July 17, 2020

·3 min read

A brief look at all the news you need to start the day with during the time of social distancing.

Vehicles drive through Waterlogged road due to heavy rain at Gandhi Market, Sion, on July 15, 2020 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Vehicles drive through Waterlogged road due to heavy rain at Gandhi Market, Sion, on July 15, 2020 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Leh to conduct security review

His trip comes days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's surprise visit to Ladakh on July 3 during which he also addressed troops and signalled the country's firmness in dealing with the India-China border row. Read More

4 dead, 15 injured in separate incidents of building collapse in Mumbai

While two persons died after a portion of a 'chawl' (tenement) collapsed in suburban Malvani, two others were killed after part of an old building collapsed in south Mumbai's Fort area, civic officials said. Read More

Rajasthan HC to hear amended plea of Sachin Pilot, rebel Congress MLAs

Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who is also a Congress leader, is representing the Speaker's office. Harish Salve and Mukul Rohatgi, who have represented the BJP-led government at the Centre in the past, are the lawyers for the Pilot camp. Read More

Two militants killed in encounter with security forces in J&K

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation early Friday morning in Nagnad area of the district following information about the presence of militants there, a police official said. Read More

UK, US, Canada accuse Russia of hacking virus vaccine trials

Russian news agency RIA cited spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying the Kremlin rejected London's allegations, which he said were not backed by proper evidence. Read More

India announces ‘air bubbles’ with US and France

Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said India is in advance stages of negotiations with three countries – France, US & Germany – to establish ‘air bubble’ arrangements for allowing flight services under pre-conditions. Read More

Big BCCI meet today: IPL, Team India’s return on the agenda

After months away from the spotlight, due to the coronavirus crisis, the BCCI’s top brass are coming together to finally decide on the return of cricket in India. Read More

Want to do everything to keep peace for people of India & China: Trump

White House Economic Advisor Larry Kudlow described India as a great ally, saying President Trump is a great friend of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Read More

Oli sticks to his guns, will not step down as Nepal PM

Pushpa Kumar Dahal Prachanda, who has been a former Prime Minister of Nepal wants KP Oli to step down on the ground that his continuation is detrimental to the interests of the country. Read More

UN blacklists Pakistan Taliban terror group’s leader

The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan terror group's leader Noor Wali Mehsud has been designated as a global terrorist by the UN for participating in the financing, planning and perpetrating acts on behalf of and in support of entities associated with al-Qaida. Read More

Amit Sadh opens up about suicidal thoughts at the age of 16

The untimely demise of actor Sushant Singh Rajput has highlighted the importance of mental health in any profession, in the country. Many actors have opened up about their struggles with mental health issues since then. Read More