Cyclone 'Amphan' update, migrant crisis and more: A round-up of the top stories

Yahoo News

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.

Migrants headed to their homes in Bihar spotted walking along Dhaula Kuan during lockdown relaxation in New Delhi. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Migrants headed to their homes in Bihar spotted walking along Dhaula Kuan during lockdown relaxation in New Delhi. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Rainfall and strong winds hit Odisha as Cyclone Amphan nears

Scroll to continue with content
Ad

According to the India Meteorological Department, the cyclone intensified from Category 1 to a Category 5 cyclone in a record time of about 18 hours. Read More

162 migrants have died due to road accidents during lockdown

The Ministry of Home Affairs has sought more proactive coordination between the states and the Ministry of Railways on the issue of special trains. Read More

Priyanka's aide, UP Congress chief booked for ‘forgery’

Ajay Kumar Lallu and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s secretary were booked after the state government said a list of 1,000 buses on which the party planned to ferry migrant workers contained registration numbers of autorickshaws, cars and trucks. Read More

Hydroxychloroquine a 'line of defence' against virus, says Trump

US President Donald Trump said the drug has gotten a bad reputation only because 'he was promoting it'. Read More

Yuvraj, Bhajji, Gambhir, Raina hit out at Afridi for Kashmir tweet

They fought it out on the cricket field and now Indian cricketers are taking on former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi for his recent tweet on Kashmir. Read More

In veiled warning to Iran, US tells Gulf mariners to stay clear of its warships

The notice to mariners follows US President Donald Trump's threat last month to fire on any Iranian ships that harass Navy vessels. Read More

Japan probes potential leak of data of next-gen missile: Report

The defence ministry is investigating a possible leak of details of a new state-of-the-art missile in a large-scale cyber attack on Mitsubishi Electric Corp. Read More

J&J to stop selling talc-based baby powder in US and Canada

Johnson & Johnson faces more than 16,000 lawsuits from consumers claiming its talc products, including Johnson's Baby Powder, caused their cancer. Read More

What to read next