Top 10 news headlines of the day: June 1, 2020

All the top headlines of the day in our evening news wrap.

A salesman wearing a facemask shows sarees to customers at a textile garments shop in Chennai on June 1, 2020. (Photo by ARUN SANKAR/AFP via Getty Images)

Union Cabinet announces massive economic benefits for MSMEs, farmers, street vendors

The Union Cabinet today approved major economic support measures for MSMEs, farmers, agricultural sector employees and street vendors, in what the government claimed were 'historic' decisions. Among the decisions taken today, MSME definition was relaxed, and easier loans for street vendors and farmers were announced. HIGHLIGHTS

Home Minister Amit Shah’s veiled warning to China

India will not tolerate any breach of its borders and befitting replies will be given, Union Home Minister, Amit Shah amidst the border row with China. Shah however said that diplomatic and military level dialogues are on with China and the issue will be resolved soon. Read More

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal announces reopening of barbers, salons

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced that salons, barber shops and all markets will reopen in Delhi as the country enters ‘Unlock 1’ to gradually reduce restrictions imposed due to coronavirus. Addressing the media, Kejriwal said the Capital’s borders would be sealed till June 8 to deter a possible spike in Covid-19 cases in the region. Read More

Popular Bollywood music composer Wajid Khan dies aged 42

Bollywood celebrities, including megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar and Priyanka Chopra Jonas, paid tributes to composer-singer Wajid Khan of music director duo Sajid-Wajid calling his untimely demise a huge blow to the film industry. See more

Keep middle seats empty as far as possible: DGCA

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Monday asked airlines to allot seats in flights in such a manner that middle seats are kept vacant to the extent possible. Read More

OYO announces ESOPs for all furloughed employees

Hospitality firm OYO is granting employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) worth a total of around Rs 130 crore to all its furloughed employees impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic as part of its efforts to minimise the disruption being experienced by them, an internal e-mail from its founder Ritesh Agarwal said on Monday. Read More

Shares zoom as India begins phased exit from lockdown

The Sensex and the Nifty ended the day with massive gains on Monday, rising for fourth straight session. Easing of lockdown, better than expected GDP numbers and positive global sentiment boosted market. Read More

Over 1,000 imported items removed from paramilitary canteens

In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's push for "local" products, the government on Monday withdrew the order to stop sale of 1,000 'imported' products at paramilitary canteens. Read More

Sonu Sood now more popular than Salman Khan?

The Google Trends in India or just a quick glance on your social media timelines will show you why Indians are more interested in finding out what's up with Sonu Sood rather than looking up Bhai. Read More

MS Dhoni’s wife Sakshi gets candid: top quotes

From her husband’s once-long hair to the constant talk of cricket around her, Sakshi Singh Dhoni opens up like never before. Top quotes

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