Unlock 3.0, power struggle in Rajasthan and more: A round-up of the top stories on July 27, 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.

Police personnel orders sellers to clear a roadside market area during a lockdown imposed until July 29 as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 in Siliguri. (Photo by Diptendu DUTTA / AFP)

Supreme Court to hear Rajasthan case from today

The apex court will hear the petition filed by Rajasthan Assembly Speaker challenging the authority of the High Court to issue directions over the disqualification of rebel MLAs of the Sachin Pilot camp. Read More

Will not contest Assembly elections till J&K remains a UT: Omar Abdullah

The NC vice-president accepted that the BJP pushing through with the removal of Article 370, and with it Article 35A, was not a complete surprise, but he said was came as an absolute shock was that the state was downgraded and split into two Union Territories. Read More

Unlock 3.0: Cinema halls, gyms likely to open; Schools, metros to remain shut

With the unlock 2.0 nearing its end in July, the government is set to frame fresh guidelines for Unlock 3.0 which will come into force from August 01. In the third phase, a few more relaxations are being worked upon by the government. Read More

Over 6,000 Pakistani militants hiding in Afghanistan: UN report on terrorism

The report released this week said the group, known as the Tehreek-e-Taliban, has linked up with the Afghan-based affiliate of the Islamic State group. Some of TTP's members have even joined the IS affiliate, which has its headquarters in eastern Afghanistan. Read More

US closes Chengdu consulate in China, after Houston order

The tit-for-tat closings marked a significant escalation in the multiple disputes between the two countries over a range of issues, including trade, technology, security and human rights. Read More

‘Very unprofessional’: Yuvraj Singh slams Indian cricket board

The former India all-rounder has created a stir while talking about the last phase of his career. Yuvi revealed that although he did not want a farewell by the BCCI, but deserved a little more respect. Read More

Premier League: United, Chelsea seal top-4 spots; Bournemouth, Watford relegated

Liverpool ended its title-winning season with a 3-1 win at Newcastle and finished on a club-record 99 points. Leeds and West Bromwich have already been promoted to the Premier League from the second-tier Championship. Read More

Vijayalakshmi attempts to end life by suicide

The actress released several videos where she accused followers of Naam Thamizhar party leader Seeman and Panankattu Padai's Hari Nadar of harassing her over difference of opinions. Read More

Sonu Sood gifts tractor to AP farmer who was seen ploughing with his daughters

After his small tea shop business collapsed due to COVID-19 lockdown, 50-year-old Nageshwar Rao was forced to shut shop and return to his native village in the interiors in Andhra Pradesh. Read More

One shot dead during ‘Black Lives Matter’ protest in Texas

Meanwhile, in Seattle, violence erupted between demonstrators and federal police agents during a march where thousands of protesters marched through the streets. Read More

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