June 22, 2020: Top 10 headlines of the day

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A Mahout is seen with decorated elephants on the eve of the annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath festival in Ahmedabad on June 22, 2020. (Photo by SAM PANTHAKY/AFP via Getty Images)
A Mahout is seen with decorated elephants on the eve of the annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath festival in Ahmedabad on June 22, 2020. (Photo by SAM PANTHAKY/AFP via Getty Images)

Supreme Court grants permission for a devotee-less Rath Yatra, Manmohan Singh speaks out against PM Modi and more in today’s capsule of the top news.

SC paves the way for Puri Rath Yatra with restrictions

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Days after the Supreme Court of India had stayed Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra due to the COVID-19 pandemic, upon Centre and state of Odisha's pleas among many the top court on Monday, 22 June, reversed its previous order and allowed it to be held in Puri without public participation. Read More

China admits its Commanding Officer was killed in Ladakh face-off

A senior PLA officer said to be a commanding officer died in the battle, which took place at the Galwan Valley. This was confirmed by the Chinese side during the military talks that were held with India today. Beijing had not till date put out the number of casualties. While Army sources tell OneIndia that 35 or more may have been killed or injured, Beijing has not put out an official figures as yet. Read More

Fighting two wars against China: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said the country is fighting two wars against China--one against coronavirus that has come from the neighbouring country and the other on the border. He said there should be no politics by anyone in fighting these two wars. Kejriwal's remarks come amid criticism of the Centre by the Congress over the situation in eastern Ladakh. Read More

Serial killer ‘Cyanide Mohan’ finally convicted

A local court has convicted serial killer 'Cyanide' Mohan, holding him guilty in the rape and murder of a young woman from Kasaragod in Kerala in 2009. This is the 20th and last of the murder cases registered against the criminal, who has killed several women using cyanide after befriending and raping them. The quantum of punishment is expected to be pronounced on June 24. Read More

Manmohan Singh takes a swipe at PM Modi over China tensions

Former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Monday sought justice for martyred Col Santosh Babu, who was killed in the clash with Chinese troops in Galwan Valley, urging the government not to be cowed down by "threats and intimidation" in dealing with the neighbour nor permitting “compromise with our territorial integrity". Read More

Rahul Gandhi’s new advice to PM Modi: to accept Manmohan’s advice

Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in the interest of the country, should accept the advice of former Prime Minister Manomhan Singh who said disinformation on the Chinese transgression will be a betrayal to the sacrifice made by the Indian soldiers. Read More

Mukesh Ambani back in world’s top 10 rich list

Reliance Group Chairman Mukesh Ambani has joined the elite club of world's 10 richest people, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. In the list of world's 10 richest people, Mukesh Ambani now holds the ninth position. He overtook Larry Ellison of Oracle Corp. and France’s Francoise Bettencourt Meyers. Ambani is the only Asian featured in the list of world's 10 wealthiest people. Read More

World Cup hat-trick heroes

On this day (June 22) in 2019, Mohammad Shami took three in three during a World Cup clash against Afghanistan to join the elite list of bowlers to have taken a hat-trick at the premier event. Here’s a select few to have achieved the rarest of rare feat at the World Cup. Full list

Your View: Do you agree with P Chidambaram?

Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s all-party meet to address the LAC (Line of Actual Control) issue, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said that simply boycotting their products will not hurt the economy of the neighbour as Chinese trade with India is only a fraction of its world trade. Tell Us

Bollywood’s kings and queens of nepotism

They flaunt verified blue-ticked social media accounts. Google their names at any given point and you’ll find 5 recent articles about them on lifestyle and entertainment sites. You see them posing for the camera on the red carpets of all events and keep up with every minor detail of their lives. See Photos

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