Russia has developed COVID Vaccine- Sputnik V, claims Putin; says daughter Inoculated; Urdu Poet Rahat Indori Dies of coronavirus
Russia has developed the first vaccine offering "sustainable immunity" against the coronavirus, President Vladimir Putin announced Tuesday. The vaccine has been named 'Sputnik' after the Soviet satellite. “This morning, for the first time in the world, a vaccine against the new coronavirus was registered" in Russia, he said during a televised video conference.
Legacy: “Sabhi ka khoon hai shamil is mitti me shamil, kisi ke baap ka Hindustan thodi hai……"- Rahat Indori, the iconic Urdu poet and writer died of a heart attack at a hospital in Indore in Madhya Pradesh, his son Satlaj Indori said. He was 70 and had tested positive for coronavirus.
COVID count: COVID-19 cases in India dipped below 55,000 in a single day after the country recorded over 60,000 cases daily for four days on the trot. With the fresh cases, India's COVID-19 tally rose to 22.68 lakh and the recoveries surged to 15,83,489.
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Eve-teasing menace: A 20-year-old woman from Greater Noida's Dadri, who was pursuing her higher studies in the United States, died after her two-wheeler met with an accident in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh. Accident took place because two bike-borne men were harassing her and chasing her, alleged family members.
On way to equality: In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court ruled that daughters will have a share in a Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) property. Settling the disputed question, a three-judge bench held that daughters will have a right in the parental property in accordance with the 2005 amendment in the Hindu Succession Act.
Words ‘stuck’: Breaking his weeks of silence, Sachin Pilot made it clear that while he was going to keep Rajasthan as his karmabhoomi and his grip intact on the state, it won't be easy to forget the harsh words used against him by chief minister Ashok Gehlot, who had called his deputy "nikamma, nakaara".
Aftermath: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has barred the operation of wide-body aircraft at Kozhikode airport this monsoon "out of abundant caution", a senior official said. The regulator will conduct a special audit of airports that receive heavy rains, he added.
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‘Relook Kanyadaan’: Classical Hindu law did not give any share to daughters and Hindu Succession Act was opposed by the Hindu Right. The 1955 Act gave daughters equal share to sons in self-acquired properties. In spite of these laws, women's share in the ownership of land is extremely low and 87% of our women do not own any land. Eram Agha in conversation with Faizan Mustafa of NALSAR University of Law.
Friction triggered: Even as the discomfort in Indo-Nepal relations, created by its new map continues, the KP Sharma Oli government is steadily opening newer fronts of friction. Now, the birthplaces of revered Gods have become the bone of contention, Maha Siddiqui writes.