These significant news items were covered, consumed and circulated widely across different media platforms and publications on Wednesday. Do scroll through:
Cyclone Nisarga makes landfall in Maharashtra
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been deployed in both the states though it appeared that the cyclone did not cause as much harm to life as was expected. Read More
PHOTOS: Heavy rain, gusty winds pound Mumbai
The severe cyclonic storm made landfall near Alibaug on Maharashtra coast with the wind speed of more than 110 kms per hour and heavy rainfall. See Pics
At least 5 dead in blast at chemical factory in Gujarat
At least five people died and 57 others were injured in a fire that broke out following a blast in a tank at a chemical factory called Yashashvi Rasayan Private Ltd in Dahej Industrial Estate of Gujarat's Bharuch district on Wednesday. Read More
Was Trump's 25-minute chat with PM Modi a counter-China strategy call?
The press statement from India said the two leaders exchanged views on the situation on the India-China border. Read More
Can govt confirm no Chinese soldier has entered India, asks Rahul Gandhi
Amid a border standoff with China, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday asked the government to make it clear whether or not Chinese soldiers have entered India. Read More
Elephant in Kerala dies after it is force-fed firecrackers in fruit
The killing of an elephant in India’s southern state of Kerala has triggered outrage on social media mainly for the manner in which it was performed. Firecrackers stuffed inside a pineapple were forced into the pachyderm’s mouth. Read More
Give Rs 10,000 to all migrant labourers: Mamata to Centre
The West Bengal CM pointed out that people were facing economic hardships of unimaginable proportions because of the ongoing pandemic. Read More
Your view: Does Bollywood ignore issues that impact India?
Even as celebrities voice their solidarity with on #BlackLivesMatter, actor Kangana Ranaut has blasted her Bollywood contemporaries for tweeting about the killing of George Floyd in the US. Have Your Say
Top JeM commander & architect of 2019 Pulwama attack shot dead in J&K
Police in Jammu and Kashmir have shot dead the Jaish-e-Muhammad commander alleged to have organised the 2019 suicide bomb attack that killed 40 Central Reserve Police Force personnel. Read More
Video: When KJo mocked dark skin colour of a comedian
A video of popular film producer Karan Johar making fun of the black community has gone viral. Read More
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