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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

Imran Khan and Xi Jinping

Oil to Kashmir — Why China, not Saudi Arabia, is Pakistan’s only Big Brother now

China has again been Pakistan’s friend — bailing it out of Saudi loans and raising the Kashmir at UNSC. But Islamabad is fast losing other friends in Islamic world.
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1 hotel, 2 backup offices, 200 isolated staff — how RBI ensured Covid didn’t disrupt banking

For nearly five months now, RBI has kept many of its staff and vendors, among others, isolated in a hotel and run payments system from its data centre in Navi Mumbai.

Defence

File image of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

Govt will take more steps towards indigenisation of defence infrastructure, says Rajnath Singh

Kick-starting the 'Atmanirbhar Week' in the defence sector, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said the govt is looking to expand defence manufacturing capability in India.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.