Manipur floor test, weather woes and more: A round-up of the top stories on August 10, 2020

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Health officials along with workers inspect the Siliguri Indoor Stadium, temporarily converted into a COVID-19 coronavirus safe home care centre, in Siliguri on August 9, 2020. - India's official coronavirus case tally passed two million on on August 7 after a daily jump of more than 60,000. (Photo by Diptendu DUTTA / AFP) (Photo by DIPTENDU DUTTA/AFP via Getty Images)
Health officials along with workers inspect the Siliguri Indoor Stadium, temporarily converted into a COVID-19 coronavirus safe home care centre, in Siliguri. (Photo by DIPTENDU DUTTA/AFP via Getty Images)

India reacts as Nepal fumes over Jaishankar's remark

During a webinar on Saturday, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar mentioned about India's moral leadership and how Buddha and Mahatma Gandhi's teachings are still relevant. However, the Nepalese media quoted him as saying that Buddha was an Indian. Read More

IMD issues ‘extremely heavy rainfall' warning in 6 Kerala districts

The death toll in the massive landslide that destroyed a row of 20 houses of tea estate workers in the high range Idukki district of Kerala rose to 43 on Sunday evening after 17 more bodies were retrieved from the debris. Read More

Floor test in Manipur Assembly, Congress & BJP issue whips for MLAs

The Bharatiya Janata Party-led coalition government in Manipur plunged into a serious political crisis on June 17 after the four-member NPP, the sole Trinamool Congress MLA, and an Independent MLA withdrew their support while three BJP MLAs quit the party and joined the Congress. Read More

Kerala plane crash: Probe under way to determine exact cause

The condition of at least 14 passengers of the ill-fated Air India Express flight that crashed while attempting to land at the Karipur airport here, remains critical. Read More

Rhea Chakraborty, family told to appear before probe agency

The Enforcement Directorate has filed a money laundering case against Rhea Chakraborty and five others over "suspicious transactions" worth Rs 15 crore. Read More

US hits 5 million virus cases as Trump criticised over relief package

The president was seen as keen to show himself taking decisive action ahead of a November 3 election that could see him ousted from office, with polls showing a large majority of voters unhappy with his handling of the crisis. Read More

Beirut explosion bares pitfalls of sending aid to Lebanon

The rebuilding needs of Lebanon are immense, but so is the question of how to ensure the millions of dollars promised in international aid is not diverted in a country notorious for missing money, invisible infrastructure projects and its refusal to open the books. Read More

Mumbai police junks reports of Disha Salian's body being found naked

News reports have also hinted at Disha Salian's involvement with politicians and attending parties with big names of the film fraternity. Some have alleged that she was raped and murdered. The case is being probed. Read More

Coronavirus: Australia records deadliest day but fewer new infections

Victoria has now seen about two-thirds of Australia's total 314 deaths and approximately 21,400 infections. But the rate of daily infections - though still in the hundreds - has dropped in recent days, prompting hope that a strict lockdown is working. Read More

‘Rahul Dravid was difficult and a determined batsman’

Former Pakistan bowler Shoaib Akhtar recently revealed how he and his teammate Shahid Afridi had once wanted to dismiss Rahul Dravid early so that they could enjoy their Friday night plans later in the day. Read More