Terrorists killed in encounter, PM to hold talks with CMs 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.

A public notice display board hangs in front as workers prepare a train coach at Shakurbasti Railway Yard which is converted to a temporary COVID care centre in New Delhi. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Three militants killed in encounter in J-K's Shopian

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Turkawangam area of Shopian in south Kashmir this morning after receiving specific information about the presence of militants in the area. Read More

PM Modi to hold fresh round of talks with chief ministers today

India has so far recorded more than 3.32 lakh cases of coronavirus, with the death toll standing at 9,520. Read More

Sushant Singh Rajput’s sister-in-law passes away due to shock

At the same time when Sushant’s last rites were being performed in Mumbai on Monday evening, his cousin brother’s wife breathed her last in Bihar’s Purnia. Read More

‘India lacked intent to play with spirit vs England in 2019 World Cup’

Veteran Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez said India did not show intent during their 2019 World Cup game against England. Read More

Beijing reports new COVID cases linked to food market

The World Health Organisation said the new cluster was a cause for concern, given Beijing's size and connectivity. Read More

Disease puts over 20% of world's population at severe COVID risk: Study

The novel coronavirus, which has killed more than 420,000 people globally during the first wave of the pandemic, adversely effects patients suffering from co-morbidities. Read More

US making very good headway in respect to vaccines: Trump

“I’ve seen the results. I've met with some of the people that do the work, smart people, great people, people that have succeeded before,” the US President said. Read More

UK begins trial of latest virus vaccine candidate this week

So far, the vaccine candidate has only been tested in animals and in the laboratory, where it produced much higher levels of antibodies than would normally be seen in infected people. Read More

Camps do exist in Bollywood, some survive and some don't: Raveena

Recalling her personal experience in the film industry, the actress wrote on Twitter that 'mean girl gang' and 'camps' do exist in Bollywood. Read More