Top headlines of the day: August 11, 2020

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Youths talk as they sit beside a graffiti of Hindu God Krishna in Noida on August 11, 2020 on the eve of the 'Janmashtami' festival which marks the birth of the Hindu God Lord Krishna. (Photo by Money SHARMA / AFP) (Photo by MONEY SHARMA/AFP via Getty Images)
Youths talk as they sit beside a graffiti of Hindu God Krishna in Noida on August 11, 2020 on the eve of the 'Janmashtami' festival which marks the birth of the Hindu God Lord Krishna. (Photo by Money SHARMA / AFP) (Photo by MONEY SHARMA/AFP via Getty Images)

Russia approves the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine, PM Modi calls out five states for low coronavirus testing, Sushant’s family alleges murder most foul and more, in today’s news wrap. Do scroll through:

Russia becomes first country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine, says Putin

The vaccine still has to complete final trials, raising concerns among some experts at the speed of its approval, but the Russian business conglomerate Sistema has said it expects to put it into mass production by the end of the year. Read More

On ventilator, ex-president Pranab Mukherjee remains ‘critical’

Mukherjee had on Monday tweeted saying he has tested positive for COVID-19, during a visit to the hospital for a separate procedure. Read More

Gujarat, Bihar among five states called out by PM Modi for low coronavirus testing

Of the five states, three – Bihar, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh – are states where the BJP is in power. The other two that were asked to ramp up testing at the meeting held via video conferencing were West Bengal and Telangana. Read More

Is Sachin Pilot getting a national role?: Column

After nearly a month of impasse in Rajasthan Congress, truce has finally been called between the rival camps: Gehlot and Pilot. Sachin Pilot met Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi and expressed his grievances in detail. They had a ‘frank, open and conclusive discussion’, as stated by KC Venugaopal, AICC organisational secretary. Read More

‘Once a daughter, always a daughter’: SC on Hindu inheritance law
In a path breaking judgment, the Supreme Court has said that daughters have a share in after the Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act 2005, irrespective of whether the father was alive or not at the time of the amendment. Read More

4G services cannot be made available immediately in J&K: Centre tells SC

The Centre and the J&K administration informed the court that this decision has made taken into consideration security concerns. Read More

Sushant’s family alleges 'murder' instead of 'abetment to suicide' in statement to CBI

A few weeks ago, Sushant's father KK Singh had filed an FIR with Bihar Police accusing Rhea Chakraborty and her family of 'abetment to suicide' along with other chargers. Read More

Acclaimed Urdu poet Rahat Indori dies at 70 after testing positive for coronavirus

Indori was quite active on social media and had written about his infection on his Twitter handle earlier in the day. Read More

Emirates Cricket Board gets BCCI's official clearance to host IPL

The world's biggest T20 league has been moved out of India due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

I was in love with Sushant, have been traumatised after his death: Rhea in SC

The Supreme Court is hearing the plea of actress Rhea Chakraborty in the Sushant Singh Rajput Death case. Read More

CSK shares unseen video of Dhoni playing flute to wish fans on Janmashtami

In the video, the CSK skipper could be seen playing the flute, an instrument which is widely associated with Lord Krishna in Hindu mythology. Read More

Ravindra Jadeja, cop in argument over not wearing a face mask

India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and a woman constable in Rajkot had an argument after he was allegedly stopped for not wearing a mask. Read More

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