Top headlines of the day: July 30, 2020

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(Photo by ARUN SANKAR/AFP via Getty Images)
(Photo by ARUN SANKAR/AFP via Getty Images)

Donald Trump hints at the possibility of delaying US elections, a priest tests COVID-19 positive ahead of the Ayodhya ceremony and more, in today’s news wrap.

Herd immunity not an option in a large country such as India: Government

With the surge in COVID-19 cases in India continuing, the Health Ministry on Thursday, 30 July, said that heard immunity in a country of the size and population of India can't be a strategic option. Read More

Priest, security personnel test COVID-19 positive ahead of Ayodhya ceremony

As Ayodhya gears up for the grand foundation stone-laying ceremony of the Ram Temple on August 5 in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the shadow of coronavirus lingers over the event after a priest and 16 security personnel tested positive for Covid-19. Read More

Disengagement still not complete along LAC: India slams China

India on Thursday slammed Beijing's claim of complete disengagement in most locations by the frontline border troops in Galwan, Gogra and Hot Spring areas in eastern Ladakh. Read More

6 reasons why Sachin Pilot is hesitant to join BJP

Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra on July 29 finally approved the revised proposal sent by the state government requesting to convene a special Assembly session on August 14. Meanwhile, Sachin Pilot whose rebellion precipitated this crisis in Rajasthan is missing from the scene. So where exactly is he? We have not heard from him in a while now. Read More

Donald Trump raises possibility of delaying US elections

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday raised the possibility of delaying the nation's November presidential election despite its date being enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. Read More

SC rejects PIL for CBI probe into actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to entertain a PIL filed by by Alka Priya seeking Central Bureau of Investigation probe into Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case. Read More

Pavement-dwelling girl passes SSC exams against all odds

Every once in a while you come across a story that leaves you with a warm glow inside. Here’s one such tale of triumph against all odds. Asma Sheikh, a 17-year-old footpath dweller, has scored 40 percent in this year’s Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination, conducted by the Maharashtra state board. Read More

Priyanka Gandhi vacates Lutyens’ bungalow ahead of deadline

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi has vacated the bungalow allotted to her by the central government in New Delhi's Lutyens' zone. She had earlier cleared her pending dues after the government announced it has cancelled the accommodation at 35, Lodhi Estate. Read More

Images of Ayodhya temple to be beamed in Times Square on August 5

Images of Lord Ram and 3D portraits of the grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya will be beamed across the giant billboards in the iconic Times Square on August 5 to celebrate the temple's groundbreaking ceremony, with organisers describing the commemoration as a one-of-a-kind and historic event. Read More

WATCH: Day in cricket history - July 30

Jayasuriya to the rescue against India, Dravid’s gritty hundred against England and more. Watch the video

Reel or real? Who played it better?

Biopics in Indian cinema struck a chord with the audience as they get to experience the life of some famous and some powerful personalities, who may or may not have been in the public eye. Directors and actors go all out to look similar to that person on-screen. See Photos

QUIZ: Who wrote these iconic Bollywood dialogues?

Bollywood buffs, here’s a tough one for you. Take the quiz!

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