June 24, 2020: Top 10 headlines of the day

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Questions over Patanjali’s ‘miracle’ coronavirus drug, Delhi to do house-to-house virus screening and more in today’s news wrap.

A farmer works in a paddy field at Amoni village in Nagaon District of Assam (Photo credit should read Anuwar Ali Hazarika/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
A farmer works in a paddy field at Amoni village in Nagaon District of Assam (Photo credit should read Anuwar Ali Hazarika/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

Patanjali did not mention coronavirus in drug license application: Official

A day after yoga guru Ramdev's company Patanjali Ayurved launched medicine which it claimed was a cure for COVID-19, an official of the Uttarakhand Ayurved Department said the firm had not mentioned coronavirus when submitting its application for drug license. Read More

1,482 urban cooperative banks to be brought under RBI: Union Cabinet

The Cabinet also approved the declaration of Kushinagar Airport in Uttar Pradesh as an International Airport. Addressing the media after the meeting, Union Minister, Prakash Javadekar said, 'we have build up good space assets. These are now in a way being opened for use for everyone. Read More

Modi govt has unlocked fuel prices, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday took a jibe at the Modi government over the increase in fuel prices and the mounting Covid-19 cases in the country. Gandhi also tagged a graph captioned, "coronavirus is not the only rising curve". While Coronavirus cases crossed 4.56 lakh on Wednesday, petrol and diesel prices in India have been hiked every day over the past two weeks. Read More

Delhi to do house-to-house screening for coronavirus

With Delhi's tally of Covid-19 cases crossing the 66,000-mark with the biggest single-day jump of 3,947 fresh infections on Tuesday, the Arvind Kejriwal government has come up with a new strategy to contain the spread of infection. By June 30 all houses in the containment zones will be screened and by By July 6, every house in the national capital will be screened. Read More

‘Shah model vs Kejriwal model’ in national capital

Days after passing a COVID-19 order which said individuals who are positive for coronavirus will be first referred to COVID Care Centres for assessment and then, be allowed to observe home quarantine if deemed fit, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, on Wednesday, 24 June, sought to scrap the rule. Read More

Tigress dies in zoo; COVID-19 test results awaited

A six-and-half-year old tigress named Kareena died at the Siddharth Garden Zoo here early on Wednesday morning after a kidney ailment, officials said. Unwell for a few days, the tigress had stopped eating for the past 3-4 days and died around 5 am. "As per the advisory of Central Zoo Authority three months ago, we have sent its swab samples for a Covid-19 test and the results are awaited," said a zoo official. Read More

‘SRK, KJo ruined Inder Kumar’s career’: Wife

Sushant Singh Rajput's demise has flared up the debate about nepotism and elite groups in Bollywood, again. Following the actor's suicide, many from the industry have come out and shared their struggle as an 'outsider' and how they are shunned by various groups. Read More

Dear India, is this how we treat our corona warriors?

Take a good long look at this ambulance driver - in a state of apparent black out, he is so exhausted that he can barely speak. In the heat of Delhi, this man is one of the many ambulance workers in the entirety of India, who have to wear a PPE, while transporting not only COVID-19 patients, but also the dead bodies to the cremation spots or the burial grounds. Watch the video

Should Rahul Gandhi become Congress president again?

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has urged Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to take over as party president again. Gehlot raised the demand at the Congress Working Committee meeting held to discuss COVID-19 situation, India-China face-off and spiralling fuel prices. Have your say

Nepotism: A famous surname did not take them to the top

A famous surname can take you places, the cream of the Bollywood pie isn’t one among them. Sonam Kapoor recently boasted about her position of privilege, attributing her ‘high birth’ to her good Karma and was immediately put in her place by swarms of netizens. Read More

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