News Wrap: May 6, 2020 - Hizbul's longest-serving chief killed, public transport to resume soon and more

These news items dominated the media landscape on Wednesday and were widely covered, consumed and discussed. Do scroll through...

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The rise and fall of Hizbul's longest-serving chief Riyaz Naikoo

 Riyaz Naikoo rose to be the best known face of the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen in Kashmir, appearing in hundreds of Facebook posts or through WhatsApp messages, broadcasting retribution against informers, demanding police officers resign from their jobs, and threatening annihilation to India. Read More

After allegations of hiding data, Bengal gives numbers on COVID-19 tests

Earlier, the Inter-Ministerial Central Team that visited West Bengal has said that the state has the highest mortality rate among coronavirus patients in the country. Read More

Public transport may soon resume, says Nitin Gadkari

He said opening of transport and highways will go a long way in instilling confidence among the public and cautioned towards maintaining social distance and adopting all safety measures like hand wash, sanitizing, face masks, etc while operating buses and cars. Read More

Scientists say new dominant strain of coronavirus could be more contagious

The new strain appeared in February in Europe, migrated quickly to the East Coast of the United States and has been the dominant strain across the world since mid-March, the scientists wrote. Read More

Coronavirus: Lives vs livelihoods

As billions are forced to stay indoors to control the spread of the novel coronavirus, joblessness all over the world has spiked to levels never seen before in just a span of a few weeks. Read More

In photos: What happened when India’s liquor shops reopened after 40 days of lockdown

Such was the chaos outside many of the outlets that many of these locations had to be manned by the police to ensure a measure of normalcy and, more importantly, social distancing, given that India is still battling the deadly virus. Read More

Virat’s captaincy is a work in progress: Ashish Nehra

Nehra, who played 17 Tests, 120 ODIs and 27 T20Is, also said that the current Indian team is far from that of Australia of the 2000s. Read More

Babar Azam is better than Virat Kohli: Tom Moody

The former Sunrisers Hyderabad coach, however, admitted considering Azam's statistics at the moment, it is very difficult to put him in the top five current batsmen. Read More

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