India-China standoff, COVID-19 crisis and more: A round-up of the top stories

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

Health workers in PPE coveralls seen in the Bapu Dham Colony containment zone in Chandigarh. (Photo by Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

China's Xi Jinping orders military to scale up battle preparedness

His comments came in the backdrop of the continuing standoff between the militaries of India and China at the Line of Actual Control. Read More

Supreme Court issues notices to Centre and states

After innumerable stories of their plight and agony, the Supreme Court decided to finally look at the problems being faced by migrant workers left stranded in different parts of the country. Read More

In a first, Twitter adds fact-check warnings to Trump tweets

Until now, the US president has simply blown past Twitter’s half-hearted attempts to enforce rules intended to promote civility and ‘healthy’ conversation on its most prominent user. Read More

Delhi Metro is all geared up to resume services

The Delhi Metro has been closed since March 22 when the Janata Curfew was imposed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, and subsequently the nation-wide lockdown. Read More

Nokia shuts plant in Tamil Nadu after 42 test positive for coronavirus

The company said it had already implemented measures such as social distancing and changes to canteen facilities. Read More

Biden calls Trump a 'fool' for mocking masks during pandemic

The Democratic presidential candidate said that wearing a mask in public to combat the spread of the coronavirus is a sign of leadership. Read More

Ravi Shastri birthday special: 206 vs Australia and other brilliant knocks

Former all-rounder and current head coach of the Indian cricket team, Ravi Shastri celebrates his 58th birthday today. Read More