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News18 Evening Digest: Saturated Cities to Blame for India's Soaring Covid-19 Cases and Other Top Stories

Noida: Medics take COVID-19 suspects to a quarantine centre from a slum in Sector 8 of Noida, Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Many dwellers of the slum have already shown symptoms of the disease. (PTI Photo)  (PTI14-04-2020_000142B)

Noida: Medics take COVID-19 suspects to a quarantine centre from a slum in Sector 8 of Noida, Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Many dwellers of the slum have already shown symptoms of the disease. (PTI Photo) (PTI14-04-2020_000142B)

These are the top stories we are covering right now: India owes its growing Covid-19 cases to saturated cities and geographical divide; Father of ISIS operative says he can't belive his 'polite' son took to terrorism; Trump's sister calls him cruel and a liar without principles; Kokilaben's rap goes viral three years after the end of 'Saath Nibhana Saathiya'.

Saturated Cities, Geographical Divide: How India's Fast-growing Covid-19 Cases Topped 30 Lakh

India’s coronavirus caseload topped 3 million on Sunday, with the country leading the world in new infections as the disease marched through impoverished rural areas in the north and the wealthier but older populations of the south. The rise in new infections has since leveled off in India’s two largest cities, with serological surveys showing widespread prevalence among populations. READ MORE

'...If I Knew': Father of ISIS Operative Caught in Delhi Can't Believe 'Polite' Son Took to Terrorism

Father of alleged ISIS operative Mohammad Mustakim Khan, alias Abu Yusuf Khan, who was arrested in Delhi, on Sunday said people know his son as a "very good person" and he could have never imagined that he would take to terrorism. Kafeel Ahmed told a news channel that his son has always been very polite and never fought with anyone. READ MORE

In Secret Recordings, Trump's Sister Calls Him Cruel & a Liar Who Has No Principles

US President Donald Trumps older sister, a former federal judge, is heard sharply criticising her brother in a series of recordings released Saturday, at one point saying of the president, he has no principles. In one recording, Barry, 83, says she had heard a 2018 interview with her brother on Fox News in which he suggested that he would put her on the border to oversee cases of immigrant children separated from their parents. READ MORE

Who is 'Kokilaben' and Why is Her Rap Going Viral Years After the End of 'Saath Nibhana Saathiya'?

Over the weekend, Kokilaben went viral on social media recently, nearly three years after the end of popular Hindi serial 'Saath Nibhana Saathiya' on Star Plus. In a video that has been going viral on social media, Kokilaben can be seen rapping in in an auto-tuned video that is being widely shared by the viewers and netizens in India. READ MORE

Jacques Kallis, Lisa Sthalekar and Zaheer Abbas the Latest Inductees in ICC Hall of Fame

Former South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis, former Australia World Cup-winning all-rounder Lisa Sthalekar and former Pakistan batsman Zaheer Abbas of Pakistan were on Sunday inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. The announcement was made during a show streamed live on ICC’s social media channels, where the three legends shared their feelings on being bestowed with the honour and reminisced about their playing days. READ MORE

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