Mumbai escape the worst, US-China tension 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. Follow live updates on COVID-19 here.

BMC workers clearing the tree fallen due to to gusty winds after Nisarg cyclone hits coastal line at Marine Lines on June 3, 2020 in Mumbai. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Mumbai spared major damage after cyclone Nisarga hits Maha coast

Police and civic officials said three people died - two in Pune and one in Raigad district - in cyclone-related incidents. Read More

Maneka Gandhi slams Kerala govt, Rahul over elephant death

The death of a pregnant elephant in Kerala’s Malappuram after eating a pineapple stuffed with firecrackers, has sent shockwaves across the country. Read More

US to ban passenger flights from China

The Department of Transportation said it is punishing Beijing for refusing to let US airlines resume flights to China as its pandemic subsides. Read More

7-day home quarantine for all passengers arriving in Delhi

The order came on a day Delhi recorded 1,513 fresh coronavirus cases, highest single-day spike. Read More

India to bring specific proposals to military talks with China: Sources

Indian and Chinese military will hold their first extensive talks on Saturday, and both sides are expected to deliberate on specific proposals to end the month-long bitter standoff in eastern Ladakh. Read More

After pause, HCQ clinical trial for COVID-19 to resume, says WHO

The world health body had suspended the usage of HCQ on 25 May soon after a study published in one of the most reliable medical journals suggested that the drug could cause more fatalities. Read More

Obama offers words of hope in contrast to Trump's division

The former US President told young people of colour ‘your lives matter’ in public remarks that supporters welcomed as an antidote to Donald Trump’s racially-charged and divisive threats. Read More

Wuhan tests 10 million people, finds few virus infections

It is a potentially encouraging development because of widespread concern that infected people without symptoms could be silent spreaders of the disease. Read More

Three West Indies players decline to travel for England Test series

West Indies have selflessly answered the SOS call from English cricket and will fly out to the UK next week despite three players opting out because of concerns about the COVID pandemic. Read More

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