July 27, 2020: Top 10 headlines of the day

A healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) checks documents of a man during a medical check-up in Mumbai, India on July 27, 2020. India has become the third country after the United States and Brazil, to cross 01 million COVID-19 cases. (Photo by Himanshu Bhatt/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Political action from Rajasthan, five Rafale jets on their way to India and more in today’s news wrap.

Rajasthan Governor allows Assembly session with conditions

After days of impasse, Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra has said that not convening the Assembly was never the intention, but asked the state government to deliberate on three aspects, ANI reported on Monday, 27 July. Read More

5 Rafale jets take off for India from France

In a long-awaited development, five Rafale fighter aircraft today took off for India from an airbase in France to join the Indian Air Force fleet in Ambala on Wednesday. The fighter aircraft were flagged off by the Indian Ambassador to France from an airbase in Merignac in France where the Ambassador interacted with the India crew flying it back to India. Read More

Modi launches three ‘high-throughput’ COVID-19 testing centres

India is in a much better position than other countries in the fight against COVID-19 as a result of "right decisions taken at the right time", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday, asserting that the country has expanded its health infrastructure at a rapid pace. Read More

India sees spike of almost 50k new cases in last 24 hours

With the biggest spike of 49,931 cases, India’s COVID-19 case tally crossed the 14 lakh-mark on Monday, 27 July. The total number of cases in India now stands at 14,35,453 including 4,85,114 active cases, 9,17,568 discharged/migrated cases and 32,771 deaths. Read More

‘Will speak the truth even if it harms my political career’: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday said he is not going to lie about Chinese transgressions in eastern Ladakh even if it costs him politically, asserting he will say the truth as far as Indian territory is concerned. Read More

Priyanka Gandhi invites BJP leader to tea before vacating bungalow

Ahead of the August 1 deadline for vacating her government bungalow in Delhi's Lutyens' zone, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday sent an invitation for tea to BJP leader Anil Baluni, who has been allotted the house, sources told to PTI. Read More

Why young leaders are leaving the Congress

Crisis has been brewing in Rajasthan Congress for the past few weeks. The group led by young Sachin Pilot has been demanding change of leadership. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has so far thwarted these attempts with blessings of the High Command.  COLUMN

China threat looms large in Himachal: Expert

Even as the PLA remains adamant against withdrawing its troops who intruded into Eastern Ladakh and BJP MP Tapir Gao indicates PLA intrusions in Arunachal Pradesh, China also appears to be eyeing the border of Himachal Pradesh with China Occupied Tibet (COT) with a view to create more mischief. Read More

Ex-India stars slam BCCI’s shameful behaviour

After all these years, these world beaters are still clueless about their unceremonious axing from the playing XI. They are still angry they didn’t get a chance for a proper goodbye. Full List

Aishwarya, Aaradhya test negative for coronavirus, discharged

Abhishek Bachchan has taken to Twitter to share that Aishwarya and Aaradhya have tested negative for coronavirus and they have been discharged from Nanavati Hospital. He also thanked fans for their prayers and well wishes. Abhishek also added he and Amitabh are still in hospital and receiving treatment. Read More


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