Lightning strikes Bihar, UP and more: A round-up of the top stories on June 26, 2020

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.

A private security guard wearing a face shield and a placard displaying safety measures to implement against the spread of the COVID-19 waits to check the body temperature of customers outside a shop in New Delhi. (Photo by SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP via Getty Images)

Pvt sector will have a say in Gaganyaan, Chandrayaan-3: ISRO chief

K Sivan’s announcement came a day after the Union cabinet chaired by PM Modi approved reforms in the space sector to allow private sector participation in the entire range of space activities. Read More

Lightning strikes UP, Bihar; 110 dead in two days, 32 injured

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar appealed to the people of the state to remain alert and stay indoors as far as possible during bad weather conditions. UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also directed officials to provide best healthcare facilities to those injured. Read More

US shifting military from Europe to face Chinese threat to India

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the Chinese threat to India and Southeast Asian nations is one of the reasons America is reducing its troop presence in Europe and deploying them to other places. Read More

Yes Bank: CBI files charge sheet, Rana Kapoor, Wadhawans named

The charge sheet, filed before the Special CBI Judge, has named Kapoor, his daughter Roshni Kapoor - promoter of DoIt Urban Ventures (India), DHFL's Kapil R Wadhawan, Dheeraj R Wadhawan, and other companies like Belief Realtors and RKW Developers. Read more

Families in Hyderabad refuse to take back COVID-19 survivors

The family members of over 50 people who were being treated in the state’s COVID-exclusive hospital refused to take them back even after they were ready to be discharged. Despite repeated calls from the hospital management, there was no response. Read More

Final Supreme Court order on CBSE, ICSE exams today

On Thursday, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta had told the apex court that that pending CBSE Class 10 and 12 board examinations, that were scheduled from 1 to 15 July, have been cancelled. Read More

China used COVID-19 to lash out in every direction: US Senator

“They’ve antagonized and harassed Taiwanese, Malaysian, Vietnamese, and Indonesian vessels in the South China Sea, and used every tool in their shed to coerce Australia into silence about COVID-19,” alleged Senator Jim Inhofe, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Read More

SL minister submits 24 ‘suspicious’ reasons why team lost 2011 WC

Former Sri Lanka sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage submitted the report to the authorities to back-up his claims that the ICC World Cup 2011 final was fixed. Read More

Liverpool win Premier League title with seven games to spare

Thirty years of hurt came to an end for Liverpool when they were confirmed as Premier League champions courtesy of second-placed Manchester City's 2-1 defeat by Chelsea. Read More

NASA launches Lunar Loo challenge

The US space agency is calling on the world's inventors to develop a toilet that works not just in microgravity, but also lunar gravity on a future lunar lander spacecraft, as part of its plans to return to the Moon by 2024 under the Artemis mission. Read More

Sushant Singh Rajput's father says actor planned to get married in 2021

Unconfirmed rumours have stated that Sushant was dating actress Rhea Chakraborty. However, his father said that Ankita Lokhande was the only girl in Sushant’s life that he knew of and wasn’t aware of Rhea. Read More