Top headlines of the day: August 13, 2020

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Sachin Pilot meets Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot at his residence after a truce, PM Narendra Modi launches a new platform to push tax reforms, and more in today’s news wrap. Do scroll through:

Photo: REUTERS
Photo: REUTERS

'Seamless, painless, faceless': PM Modi pushes for tax reforms

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched a new platform, "Transparent Taxation Honouring the Honest", which will carry forward the journey of direct tax reforms. Read More

Sachin Pilot meets Ashok Gehlot in Jaipur, first interaction since crisis

Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Thursday met CM Ashok Gehlot in Jaipur at the latter’s residence for the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meet. Read More

BJP to move no-confidence motion in Rajasthan

Former chief minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia was quoted as saying that the Gehlot government won’t last long. Read More

Ram Janmabhoomi Trust chief, who shared dais with PM Modi, tests positive for COVID-19

Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, had travelled to Mathura for organising the Krishna Janmashtami celebrations. Read More

Over half of Mumbai's slum dwellers may have had COVID-19

Herd immunity is the idea that a disease will stop spreading once enough of a population becomes immune — and is appealing because, in theory, it might provide some protection for those who haven't been ill. Read More

Indian tourists can now fly to US, UK, Canada, UAE

In a letter to DGCA, Ministry of Civil Aviation has confirmed that air travellers holding valid visa of all kind are allowed to travel to US, UK, Canada and UAE under the bilateral Air Bubble agreement with these countries, easing the travel for all type of Visa holders including tourist, business, student and transit visas. Read More

Allegations by Sushant's father lacked any basis, Rhea Chakraborty tells SC

In her final submission, Rhea, via her lawyer, stated that there was no evidence to show how she abetted the alleged suicide. Read More

Ram Gopal Varma reveals first poster of ‘Arnab: The News Prostitute’

A few days back, when Arnab was shaming Bollywood for its alleged nefarious shenanigans, an angry Ram Gopal Varma called out film personalities like Karan Johar, Salman Khan, Aditya Chopra and Shah Rukh Khan for not pulling up Arnab for hurling insults at the industry. Read More

Sri Lanka, UAE identified as back venues for 2021 T20 World Cup

Sri Lanka and United Arab Emirates (UAE) are the two backup venues for the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup that is set to take place in India. According to a report on ESPNCricinfo, the two countries have been placed on standby in case the tournament cannot be hosted in India. Read More

MS Dhoni tests negative for coronavirus, set to join CSK training camp

Ahead of the IPL 2020, all the players are expected to undergo the COVID-19 tests as per the SOPs laid down by the BCCI and governing council. Read More

I-Day 2020 Quiz: Name the freedom fighters these actors played

These are the freedom struggle icons whose acts of patriotism and sacrifice have made it to the silver screen. Click To Participate

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