Militant attack in J&K, Airbus job cuts and more: A round-up of the top stories on July 01, 2020

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A brief look at all the news you need to start the day with during the time of social distancing. Follow live updates on COVID-19 here.

A man feeds stray dogs during Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic in Sopore town of district baramulla Jammu and Kashmir,  India on 30 June 2020 (Photo by Nasir Kachroo/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
A man feeds stray dogs during COVID-19 pandemic in Sopore town of district baramulla Jammu and Kashmir. (Photo by Nasir Kachroo/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

CRPF jawan, civilian killed in militant attack in J&K's Baramulla

The militants opened firing on a naka party of security forces in Sopore, resulting in injuries to three Central Reserve Police Force jawans and a civilian, the officials said. Read More

COVID-19: Videos from Karnataka raise ‘mass burial’ suspicions

Two videos showing five men wearing personal protective gear and throwing four body bags, one after the other, into two large pits have emerged from the Ballari district in Karnataka. Read More

Amid anti-China sentiment wave, Indian companies downplay ties with Beijing

Indian startups with Chinese funding and Chinese smartphone makers are actively touting their Indian-ness to users as they seek to address a growing wave of nationalism following a deadly border clash between the two countries earlier this month. Read More

TN Custodial Deaths: Probe reveals father-son duo assaulted all night

P Jayaraj, 60, and J Bennix, 31, were arrested by the Thoothukudi police on June 19 for keeping their mobile store open after permitted hours. Read More

Europe reopens borders to 15 countries, US and India left out of list

China made it to the list, which will be updated every two weeks, but on the condition that Beijing do the same for Europeans. The list is to be updated every 14 days, with new countries being added or dropped off depending on whether they are keeping the pandemic under control. Read More

Coronavirus: Airbus to slash 15,000 jobs from global workforce

The French plane maker said the job cuts, which affect around 11% of staff, were ‘necessary’ for ‘safeguarding the company’s future’ in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Top leaders of Nepal's ruling party demand PM Oli's resignation

“The Prime Minister's remarks that India was conspiring to remove him was neither politically correct, nor diplomatically appropriate,” former premier Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda’ said. Read More

Chappell didn't spoil my career, easier to make him a punching bag: Pathan

Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan has spilled the beans over who was behind his promotion to number three in the batting order. Read More

'Unnecessary' order for Brazil's Bolsonaro to wear a mask dismissed

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro has regularly broken the social distancing measures in place in the capital, giving handshakes and hugs at rallies, hosting barbecues, hitting the shooting range and going out for hot dogs, generally without a mask. Read More

This thing on a Christopher Nolan movie sets is a strict no-no

Actress Anne Hathaway says Hollywood filmmaker Christopher Nolan does not allow chairs on his sets as he feels that "if they're sitting they're not working". Read More