Lockdown in Bengaluru, a political crisis and more: A round-up of the top stories on July 14, 2020

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

A man wearing a protective face mask walks past a concertina barricade erected by the government forces during a lockdown re-imposed to prevent the spread of coronavirus.Lockdown was re-imposed in Kashmir valley after a sudden surge in COVID-19 cases over the past one week, officials said Strict restrictions have been imposed and no movement of people, except for essential services and medical emergencies, are being allowed. (Photo by Saqib Majeed/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
A man wearing a protective face mask walks past a concertina barricade erected by the government forces during a lockdown re-imposed to prevent the spread of coronavirus in Kashmir. (Photo by Saqib Majeed/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Second Congress Legislature Party meet today, Sachin Pilot invited

Top Congress leaders, including Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, are in touch with Sachin Pilot and are trying to placate him. Read More

Lockdown in Bengaluru: What remains open, what stays closed

Ahead of the complete city-wide lockdown in Bengaluru starting from Tuesday evening, hundreds of people rushed back to their hometowns, an official said. Read More

India and China to hold 4th Corps Commanders meet today

The meeting comes in the backdrop of recent Galwan clashes that led to killing of 20 Indian soldiers in the valley. Read More

Kanpur man whose complaint led to raid at Vikas Dubey's house ‘missing'

Gangster Vikas Dubey was killed in an encounter on July 10 after a police vehicle carrying him from Ujjain to Kanpur met with an accident and he tried to escape from the spot in Bhauti area, police said. Read More

COVID-19 drug Itolizumab approved for emergency use after trial on only 30 patients

The company has claimed the clinical trials met the primary endpoint of reducing mortality and other key endpoints of improved oxygen levels and reduction in hyper-inflammation in the body. Read More

Rhea Chakraborty uploads selfie with Sushant Singh Rajput as her WhatsApp DP

The actress and Sushant seem blissed out in the moment as both can't seem to stop smiling in the candid image. This is also the first time that Rhea has expressed herself in public post Sushant's untimely demise. Read More

Japan accuses China of pushing territorial claims during COVID-19 pandemic

China ‘is continuing to attempt to alter the status quo in the East China Sea and the South China Sea,’ Japan said in the defence white paper approved by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government on Tuesday. Read More

Rishabh Pant and Suresh Raina begin training together amid coronavirus

Due to the coronavirus lockdown restrictions in India sportspersons have not been able to train since March, however most are slowly starting to return to training while adhering to social distancing rules. Read More

WHO team arrives in China to find coronavirus origin

More than 120 nations called for an investigation into the origins of the virus at the World Health Assembly in May. China has insisted that WHO lead the investigation and for it to wait until the pandemic is brought under control. Read More

17 states and DC file lawsuit against new visa policy for international students

In its July 6 order, the ICE declared that non-immigrant F-1 and M-1 students attending schools operating entirely online or taking only online courses will not be permitted to take a full course load and remain in the United States. Read More