July 13, 2020: Top 10 headlines of the day

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MUMBAI, INDIA - JULY 12: Havan is being performed for speedy recovery of actor Amitabh Bachchan after he was tested positive for Coronavirus, at Kandivali west, on July 12, in Mumbai, India.  (Photo by Satyabrata Tripathy/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA - JULY 12: Havan is being performed for speedy recovery of actor Amitabh Bachchan after he was tested positive for Coronavirus, at Kandivali west, on July 12, in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Satyabrata Tripathy/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

The Congress government in Rajasthan averts a crisis, Amitabh Bachchan’s house in Mumbai sealed, Russia tests its coronavirus vaccine on humans and more, in today’s news wrap.

Door open for Sachin Pilot to return: Congress after Rajasthan crisis

The Congress on Monday, 13 July, said that the doors for Sachin Pilot and his aides were and will remain open, a day after the Rajasthan government plunged into crisis with the Deputy Chief Minister's rebellion. Meanwhile, after MLAs' meeting on Monday, the Congress Legislature Party has passed a resolution supporting Gehlot, reported PTI. Read More

Rahul, Priyanka call up Sachin Pilot after party rift in Rajasthan

Top Congress leaders, including Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi, are in touch with Sachin Pilot and are trying to placate him, a day after the Rajasthan Deputy CM declared open rebellion against Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, sources said on Monday. Read More

Russia conducts human trials of its coronavirus vaccine

In news that has broken the Internet, Russia has become the first nation to complete clinical trials of Covid-19 vaccine on humans, and the results have proven the medication's effectiveness, the media reported on Sunday. Read More

Kerala gold smuggling racket: Prime accused sent to eight-day custody

A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Kochi on Monday, 13 July sent Swapna Suresh and Sandeep Nair, both accused in the Thiruvananthapuram gold scandal case, to 8-day NIA custody, ANI reported. Read More

Does Ultra Violet light really kill the coronavirus?

Scientists have zeroed down upon the dosage and other controlled conditions that can be used to kill the novel coronavirus. So the answer is yes. But obtaining such levels of controlled environment is not possible in home conditions or from the UV lamps available at homes. Read More

Receding Swiss glacier yields old Indian newspapers from plane crash

The Mont Blanc glacier in the French Alps yields more and more secrets as it melts -- this time a clutch of newspapers with banner headlines from when Indira Gandhi became India's first and so far only woman prime minister in 1966. Read More

CBSE declares Class 12, 2020 results

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced the Class 12 Board Results, said Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' on Monday. The HRD Ministry made the announcement from Pokhriyal's official Twitter account. Check it out

Amitabh Bachchans’s house sealed after family tests positive

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan’s house was declared a containment zone after the actor and his son Abhishek tested positive for COVID-19. Abhishek’s wife and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and their eight-year-old daughter Aaradhya also tested positive for the coronavirus and will be ‘self quarantining at home’. PHOTOS

Gavaskar unhappy after Naseer Hussain calls India team soft

Batting legend Sunil Gavaskar has lashed out at former England captain Nasser Hussain for his comments on the Indian team not being tough enough before Sourav Ganguly took over as captain. "Nasser (Hussain) went on to say that earlier the team would be wishing the opposition good morning and smiling at them etc. See this perception: That if you are nice then you are weak. That unless you are in the face of the opposition, you are not tough," Gavaskar wrote in his column for Mid-Day. Read More

#Flashback: ‘Dadagiri’ at Lord’s as India defeat England

Mohammed Kaif and Yuvraj Singh stun England in NatWest series final at Lord’s and more, before Sourav Ganguly does his shirtless act on the Lord’s balcony. Watch the video

Rashid Khan says will get married only after Afghanistan wins the World Cup

Star Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan has revealed his marriage plans, saying he will tie the knot only once the country lifts the World Cup, crickets biggest prize. "Afghanistan cricketer Rashid Khan "I will only get engaged & then married once Afghanistan win the World Cup"," Pakistani journalist Saj Sadiq said in a tweet on Sunday. Read More

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