Lockdown 3.0 in India, Trump’s new promise 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.

Migrant workers with their belongings walk towards their native places on Nasik Highway. (Photo by Sandeep Rasal/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

‘Shameful’: Opposition on railways charging migrants for tickets

The Centre on Friday gave a green signal to the running of ‘Shramik Special’ trains to move migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other persons stranded at different places due to lockdown. Read More

Karnataka's Davangere district, a green zone, registers 21 COVID-19 cases in 1 day

Meanwhile, Karnataka readied to start operations of liquor shops, erecting barricades and drawing circles to ensure social distancing. Read More

Biggest stars come together for a fundraising concert

The concert aims to raise crores of rupees for more than 100 groups providing food and other essential services during the COVID-19 crisis. Read More

Bad debt of banks could double from Rs 9.35 lakh crore due to coronavirus crisis: Report

A fresh surge in bad debt could hit credit growth and delay India's recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Did China ‘intentionally hide' severity of COVID-19 to hoard medical supplies?

The revelation comes as the Trump administration has intensified its criticism of China, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo saying Sunday that China was responsible for the spread of disease and must be held accountable. Read More

‘Rohit Sharma more impactful limited-overs batsman than Virat Kohli’

Former India opener Gautam Gambhir, however, predicted that Kohli will end up scoring more runs than Rohit. Read More

Trump relaunches US poll campaign with the promise of ‘incredible' future

With the two-hour-long Fox News ‘town hall,’ Trump sought to wrap himself in the mantle of America's arguably greatest president -- and to persuade a nation battered by death and mass unemployment to look ahead. Read More

Bolsonaro calls an extension of lockdown ‘unacceptable’

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro railed against the country's lockdown in a speech to thousands of anti-confinement demonstrators as the number of confirmed COVID-19 infections passed 100,000, with more than 7,000 deaths. Read More