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A boy wears a face mask with the Indian flag on it, at Delhi's Jama Masjid | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

This Eid al-Adha, fewer devotees crowd Jama Masjid to offer morning prayers

Eid al-Adha prayers at Delhi's Jama Masjid Saturday morning were quieter than in previous years as fewer people turned up at the mosque owing to Covid-19.

Millions in Pakistan face new Covid risk as they travel home for Eid

Experts warn of high chances of virus resurgence as starting Friday, Eid could attract millions into crowded fairs and religious and family gatherings.
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Apple users catch TikTok spying on iPhones, recording password and sensitive mails

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi | ANI

Modi skips Eid in the line-up of Indian festivals. Act of omission or commission?

In his address to the nation Tuesday, PM Modi mentioned up to twelve upcoming festivals till the end of the year, but failed to mention Eid which is next month.

Social media claims this video is of people fighting on Eid. Here’s the fact

Social media users, including one belonging to a verified Twitter handle, shared the video claiming members of a family were engaged in a fight on Eid.
A man offers namaz on the empty roads near Jama Masjid | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Eid 2020 comes after a Ramzan that tested not just Indian Muslims’ faith, but also patience

India’s Muslims are helping the poor with food and supplies, ignoring the vilification, hate and slander that targeted the community during Ramzan and months leading up to it.
Jama Masjid remained empty on last Friday on Ramzan | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

On the last Friday of Ramzan, lockdown leaves Jama Masjid and Old Delhi eateries deserted

During Ramzan, Jama Masjid, in the heart of Old Delhi, is usually filled with people hopping from shop to shop as the smell of food wafts through crowds ending the day's fast.
People sit for a community meal during Ramzan | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint File Photo

Simple iftar, no community prayers: How Muslims are spending holy month of Ramzan in lockdown

Ramzan this year has spelt more individual introspection, simple rituals, digital charity and prayers.
A college student who teaches the local kids looks at the empty roads to famous hill station Pahalgam

How Kashmir’s getting by — dark humour, scars of a missed Eid & apples sold for a pittance

A reporter travels through his hometown of Pulwama and neighbouring areas of south Kashmir to find a people bruised by government restrictions.
Home Minister Amit Shah greets PM Narendra Modi at BJP Parliamentary Party meeting

Amit Shah all praise for Modi’s wild feat, Rahul Gandhi takes up an offer & the problem with biryani

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.

On Camera

A file photo of Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. | Photo: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

How France-Turkey’s probable but unlikely conflict has been shaped by Erdogan’s politics

In episode 604 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the recent France-Turkey conflict and the deeper implications of this row.
Rupee (Representational image) | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg File photo

Tax revenues decline 22% in April-September, at one-fourth of full year target

Tax revenues declined 22 per cent from the year-ago period to Rs 4.58 lakh crore and were at 28 per cent of the full year target of Rs 16.36 lakh crore in the April-September period.

Defence

Army personnel during a parade (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Army develops WhatsApp-like app for personnel to dodge risk of communication leaks

The Secure Application for Internet supports secure voice, text and video-calling services for Android platforms over the internet. It is end-to-end encrypted. 
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.