Top news of the day: Cyclone Nisarga makes landfall in Maharashtra; Chinese Army holds ‘infiltration drills’ in Tibet, and more

Police officers patrol a deserted beach in Mumbai on June 3, 2020 as Cyclone Nisarga makes landfall a 100 km away from the city.

Police officers patrol a deserted beach in Mumbai on June 3, 2020 as Cyclone Nisarga makes landfall a 100 km away from the city.   | Photo Credit: AP

The major news headlines of the day, and more.

Cyclone Nisarga makes landfall in Maharashtra

Cyclone Nisarga made landfall in Maharashtra’s Raigad district, south of Mumbai, with wind speeds of up to 120 kmph, after thousands of people were evacuated in Mumbai, coastal Maharashtra and south Gujarat. | Updates

Chinese Army holds ‘infiltration drills’ in Tibet amid border standoff with India

The Communist Party-run Global Times reported that the “PLA Tibet Military Command recently sent troops to a high-altitude region at an elevation of 4,700 metres at night for infiltration exercises behind enemy lines and tested their combat capability under a harsh environment”. | No need for U.S. intervention, says China

Coronavirus | Health Ministry puts COVID-19 recovery rate at 48.31%

India registered a record jump of 8,909 novel coronavirus cases in the 24 hours ending 8 a.m. on June 3.

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Plea for renaming India as Bharat can go to Centre as representation: Supreme Court

“Bharat and India are both names given in the Constitution. India is already called Bharat in the Constitution,” says CJI. | Supreme Court dismissed a similar petition in 2016

People do have right to criticise Supreme Court for not addressing migrants issue earlier, says Kapil Sibal

The decision not to interfere earlier and to have accepted the Solicitor General’s statement that there were no migrants on the road is certainly open to criticism, says the former Law Minister and senior advocate.

Shah Faesal, two PDP leaders released

Mr. Faesal, the J&K People’s Movement leader and Peoples Democratic Party leaders Sartaj Madni and Peer Mansoor were booked under the stringent Public Safety Act, and remained behind the bars since August 5, 2019.

Vizag gas leak | LG Polymers India has absolute liability, says NGT

The National Green Tribunal directed that a restoration plan be prepared by a Committee comprising two representatives each of the Environment Ministry and Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and three representatives of Andhra Pradesh government.

Newborn branded by superstitious parents in Odisha

The six-day-old baby boy is now admitted to the Umerkote Community Health Centre with 13 burn injuries on his body. His father Jadu Bisi was allegedly involved harming the infant.

In death, Kaziranga rhino may have saved many human lives

The grenade is not a rhino hunter’s preferred weapon. But one such explosive seized along with Kalashnikov assault rifles from a group that killed a one-horned rhino in Kaziranga National Park (KNP) on May 5 made wildlife officials realise this — they were up against “more than just poachers”.

George Floyd death | U.S. protests defy curfews as Trump faces backlash for violent crackdown

Protesters defied curfews across the U.S. as leaders scrambled to stem anger over police racism while President Donald Trump rejected criticism over his use of force to break up a peaceful rally. | What is Antifa, the movement Trump blames for violence across the U.S.?

Zoom Video’s revenue, profit skyrocket amid coronavirus pandemic

The company’s profit sky-rocketed to $27.0 million compared to $0.2 million in the year-ago quarter. | Today’s top business news

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