June 29, 2020: Top 10 headlines of the day

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Paramilitary officers inspect the premises of the Pakistan Stock Exchange building following an attack by gunmen in Karachi on June 29, 2020. (Photo by RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP via Getty Images)
Paramilitary officers inspect the premises of the Pakistan Stock Exchange building following an attack by gunmen in Karachi on June 29, 2020. (Photo by RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP via Getty Images)

Maharashtra extends its coronavirus lockdown, a bloody terror attack in Karachi and more in today’s news wrap.

Deadly terror strike on Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi

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Four heavily armed militants, believed to be from a banned Baloch terror group, on Monday made a brazen attempt to take over the Pakistan Stock Exchange building here, killing four security guards and a police officer before being shot dead by security forces. PHOTOS

Maharashtra extends coronavirus lockdown till July 31

Maharashtra government on Monday, 29 June, extended lockdown in the state till 31 July, reported NDTV.The move comes at a time when the state is witnessing a steady increase in COVID-19 cases. On Sunday, CM of the state, Uddhav Thackeray, had said that the lockdown will not be lifted post 30 June but additional relaxations will be given. Read More

India likely to get 6 fully-loaded Rafale fighter jets by July end

Amid the ongoing dispute with China over its aggression along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), India is likely to get around six fully-loaded Rafale fighter aircraft by July-end fitted with the long-range Meteor air to air missiles. Read More

India, China to hold military talks again on Tuesday

The Indian and Chinese militaries will hold another round of Corps Commander-level talks on Tuesday in an attempt to de-escalate tensions in eastern Ladakh and finalise modalities for disengagement of troops from the sensitive region, said government sources said. Read More

Railways starts Tatkal booking for 230 special trains

The Indian Railways has now allowed passengers to book tickets under the Tatkal quota for 230 special trains (115 pairs) that are being currently operated as special trains amid the coronavirus pandemic. Passengers will be able to book tickets to travel from 30 June onwards. Read More

TN custodial deaths: CCTV footage exposes cops’ lies

The Sathankulam police’s version of events in the Jayaraj and Bennix custodial deaths case has been inconsistent with eyewitness accounts. And now, CCTV visuals have emerged that show the real version of events is much closer to what eyewitnesses had said. These visuals reveal that the police have clearly lied in the FIR. While the police claimed that the father-son duo had ‘rolled on the ground’ causing internal injuries to themselves – no such thing happened. Read More

Congress handing India to BJP on a platter: Sanjay Jha

Sanjay Jha has been a well-known face on Indian television channels. As the national spokesperson of India’s oldest political party, the Indian National Congress, Jha took part in many heated political debates, locking horns with his counterparts from other parties and sometimes also with the TV anchors. Exclusive Interview

The men who tried and failed to break Sachin’s records

On this day (June 29) in 2007, Sachin Tendulkar became the first cricketer in history to breach the 15,000-run mark in One-Day Internationals. The master blaster scored a total of 18,426 in 463 ODIs, and there is only one active player, still some 6559 runs away, who could probably reach that mark. Let’s have a look at some of the leading run-machines of ODI cricket who tried or are trying to match the legendary work of a legendary player. GALLERY

Custom delays at ports will hurt India more than China: Have your say

Amid concerns over delays in customs clearance for imported Chinese goods stuck at Indian ports, Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has urged the finance and commerce ministries to remove roadblocks for the quick release of goods at ports. Tell Us

I need advice: ‘My wife and I don’t want kids but people keep butting in’

We are in our late 30s, which is considered ‘prime childbearing age’. We have been married for over 7 years, and we have enjoyed our life together as husband and wife. We are the typical DINK - Double Income No Kids - couple. What’s your advice?

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