Thursday, 26 May, 2022

Topic: Eid

11 hrs before Hindu-Muslim clash, police met Jodhpur peace panel for ‘maintaining harmony’

Police officers say meeting with peace committee took place around 12 noon. Dispute at the Jalori Gate roundabout, epicentre of Hindu-Muslim violence, began around 11 pm.

Jodhpur’s anxiety after Eid violence: ‘Scared Hindu-Muslim relations will sour, afraid for life’

Doubts and concerns echo through neighbourhoods affected by violence on 2-3 May. Jodhpur’s roads are quiet and barricaded, and markets remain closed.

‘Message from Pakistan to incite people’: Why Srinagar’s Jamia Masjid was closed on Eid morning

Police probe reveals men who shouted slogans in the mosque on 9 April were acting under instructions from Pakistani handlers. It was also closed for Shab-e-Qadr & Jumat-ul-Vida.

No mass prayers, Covid protocols — Jama Masjid wears deserted look this Eid al-Adha

After the Shah Imam of Jama Masjid asked people to offer Eid prayers at home, not many people visited Jama Masjid on Eid al-Adha.

Pakistan is confused about Thursday Eid. And Fawad Chaudhry is at its centre

Only one politician cares about Pakistanis. And she has said no hugs and kisses, whether Eid is on Thursday or Friday.

Covid protocols up in the air in Hyderabad’s Eid markets, vendors say need to earn

Locals & police point out that the crowd turning out is not even one-tenth of the usual. Vendors also note their necessity to earn. But this has meant laxity in Covid-apt behaviour.

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.

Apple users catch TikTok spying on iPhones, recording password and sensitive mails

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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.

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US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.


Naval helicopters | Representational image |

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.