June 15, 2020: Top Headlines of the Day

From Sushant Singh Rajput’s last journey to Rahul Gandhi’s latest words of wisdom, here are the day’s top headlines.

A rickshaw puller naps in Patiala, India. (Photo by Bharat Bhushan/Hindustan Times vis Getty Images)

New lockdown guidelines in Tamil Nadu after spike in cases

Following a steep rise in coronavirus virus cases over the last few days, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said on Monday that Chennai and adjoining areas will be under lockdown from June 19 to 30 sans present relaxations and a full-scale shutdown on two Sundays. Read More

CM Kejriwal says no plan of reimposing lockdown in Delhi

Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal has said that there is no plan on reimposing the lockdown in Delhi. The Chief Minister tweeted the information amidst rising speculation that the lockdown would be reimposed in Delhi. It may be recalled that the first nationwide, lockdown was announced on March 25 to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Read More

Petrol, diesel prices rise to one-year high

The price of both petrol and diesel touched their highest level in more than a year on Monday as rates were increased for the ninth day in a row despite crude prices softening to multi-year lows. Read More

‘Flattening the wrong curve,’ says Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday, 15 June, took to Twitter to criticise the Modi government on the increasing cases of COVID-19 and the crumbling economy. Saying that the government was flattening the wrong curve, Gandhi used Einstein’s words to say that “the only thing more dangerous than ignorance is arrogance.” Read More

Telangana caps COVID-19 private testing, treatment charges

The cost of conducting a COVID-19 test in private lab has been fixed at Rs 2,200 and the fee for treatment of the infection in corporate hospitals Rs 4,000 per day. These charged were fixed by the Telangana government on Monday. Read More

Digvijaya Singh booked for sharing fake video

The Bhopal Crime Branch on Monday registered an FIR against senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh in connection with the circulation of an alleged "edited" video of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's old statement on liquor. Read More

India will resolve Nepal misunderstanding through dialogue: Rajnath Singh

Asserting that the road built by India till Lipulekh Pass is very much in its territory, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday that his government believed in sorting out the 'misunderstanding' in relations with Nepal through dialogue. Read More

What drove Sushant Singh Rajput to suicide?

On Sunday, the news of the talented Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's suicide sent shockwaves across India. The fact that one so young and so seemingly successful could have been struggling with such serious mental demons indeed painted a tragic scenario. However, within the film industry, most were aware of Sushant’s deteriorating mental health. Read More

Your View: Is nepotism still prevalent in Bollywood?

With the shocking news of one of the more successful stars of Bollywood, Sushant Singh Rajput ending his life, questions about what led to this irreversible step are rife. Some reports suggest Sushant was struggling on account of lack of opportunities and was being isolated by the Bollywood fraternity despite being one of the more promising stars. Have your say

This day, that year: June 15 in cricket history

India thrash Bangladesh in the Champions Trophy semi-final, no fairytale ending for Afghanistan and more. Watch the video