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Published on Aug 01, 2020 05:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Covid-19 curbs to ease in Kashmir ahead of Eid, mosques to remain shut

The administration has also decided to allow cleanliness drives at mosques and shrines, but no prayers will be allowed.
A man carries a sheep at a makeshift market ahead of Eid al-Ajha festival, in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, on Monday, July 27, 2020.(Waseem Andrabi / HT Photo)
A man carries a sheep at a makeshift market ahead of Eid al-Ajha festival, in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, on Monday, July 27, 2020.(Waseem Andrabi / HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 28, 2020 01:18 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent

Will look into problems pertaining to Eid festivities, says Maharashtra CM

Former minister Baba Siddique said that though the community has no issues over buying goats online, the trucks and tempos transporting them are not allowed to enter the city.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray addresses the state via video conferencing in Mumbai.(PTI file photo)
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray addresses the state via video conferencing in Mumbai.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Jul 28, 2020 12:52 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Faisal Malik

Eid prayer services go online in Mumbai amid Covid-19 outbreak; youths help poor with essentials

On Monday, as the city celebrated Eid, the Raza Jama Masjid at Phool Gali in south Mumbai, to prevent gathering of devotees inside mosques, arranged for five prayer services online, which devotees accessed through their mobile phones.
Muslim followers offer namaaz from their homes on occasion of Ramzaan Eid during Covid-19 pandemic at Null Bazaar in Mumbai on Monday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Muslim followers offer namaaz from their homes on occasion of Ramzaan Eid during Covid-19 pandemic at Null Bazaar in Mumbai on Monday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Updated on May 26, 2020 08:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Yesha Kotak, Mumbai

In Eid outreach, Amit Shah lets 120 Kashmiri prisoners in 3 states make a phone call home

Home Minister Amit Shah’s concession did not cover Kashmiris who were accused or convicted on terror charges
Home Minister Amit Shah ordered officials to let Kashmiri prisoners lodged in jails outside Kashmir to call up home on Eid as a special gesture.(AFP)
Home Minister Amit Shah ordered officials to let Kashmiri prisoners lodged in jails outside Kashmir to call up home on Eid as a special gesture.(AFP)
Updated on May 25, 2020 11:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta

Subdued Eid celebration in Mumbai

Prominent Muslim clerics in the city also appealed to people of the community to offer namaz by staying at home.
A view of the roads outside Bandra Station on Eid-al-Fitr, where people from Muslim community had been gathering in large numbers to offer prayers on this occasion every year, amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Mumbai, Monday, May 25, 2020.(PTI)
A view of the roads outside Bandra Station on Eid-al-Fitr, where people from Muslim community had been gathering in large numbers to offer prayers on this occasion every year, amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Mumbai, Monday, May 25, 2020.(PTI)
Published on May 25, 2020 07:51 PM IST
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Mumbai | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Harshita Singh

BSF’s exchange of sweets on Eid reflects status of India’s ties with Pak, Bangladesh

The relations with Pakistan have worsened since the Pulwama terror attack in February 2019.
Jammu: Border Security Force (BSF) patrol near the international border at Hiranagar sector in Jammu, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. The Pakistan Army resorted to shelling of mortars and small arms from across the Line of Control (LOC) and the International Border (IB) in Poonch, Baramulla and Kathua districts of Jammu and Kashmir, injuring two people. (PTI Photo) (PTI12_12_2019_000189A)(PTI)
Jammu: Border Security Force (BSF) patrol near the international border at Hiranagar sector in Jammu, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. The Pakistan Army resorted to shelling of mortars and small arms from across the Line of Control (LOC) and the International Border (IB) in Poonch, Baramulla and Kathua districts of Jammu and Kashmir, injuring two people. (PTI Photo) (PTI12_12_2019_000189A)(PTI)
Updated on May 25, 2020 05:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes. com | Edited by Abhinav Sahay

Record room in Noida Authority office catches fire, no casualties reported

The officials said that the extent of the damage is being assessed, as several files that contained old records were charred in the blaze.
The police said that a security guard reported the fire.(ANi)
The police said that a security guard reported the fire.(ANi)
Updated on May 25, 2020 03:26 PM IST
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Noida, Uttar Pradesh | By Tanmayee Tyagi

‘No Eid in our home’: Pakistani families mourn plane crash victims

The couple was among the 97 people killed when an Airbus A320, operated by Pakistan International Airlines, crashed into a Karachi neighbourhood - Pakistan’s worst air disaster since 2012.
Shahid Ahmed holds his mobile phone displaying photo of his mother Irshad Begum, 72, who was killed in a plane crash, outside a morgue in Karachi, Pakistan.(Reuters)
Shahid Ahmed holds his mobile phone displaying photo of his mother Irshad Begum, 72, who was killed in a plane crash, outside a morgue in Karachi, Pakistan.(Reuters)
Updated on May 25, 2020 12:17 PM IST
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Karachi, Pakistan | By Reuters | Posted by: Shivani Kumar

Namaz from home, virtual hugs: This Eid, Muslims appeal to stay indoors amid coronavirus scare

As virtual becomes the new reality, Muslims across the country plan to offer Eid prayers from home and wish each other on video calls.
People are avoiding congregating in large numbers, and instead, are urging everyone to offer Eid prayers from home.(PHOTO: Ajay Aggarwal/HT)
People are avoiding congregating in large numbers, and instead, are urging everyone to offer Eid prayers from home.(PHOTO: Ajay Aggarwal/HT)
Updated on May 25, 2020 12:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Etti Bali, New Delhi

Covid-19 dampens Eid celebrations across India

Prayer gatherings, outdoor celebrations and other public events were curtailed or cancelled to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
People offer namaz to celebrate Eid in the garden near Dal Lake in Srinagar on Sunday.(Waseem Andrabi/ht photo)
People offer namaz to celebrate Eid in the garden near Dal Lake in Srinagar on Sunday.(Waseem Andrabi/ht photo)
Updated on May 25, 2020 05:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

In Kashmir, an Eid without fervour under the shadow of Covid-19

The lockdown to check the spread of Covid-19 has meant that there are few shoppers and with the economy heading south, not many are willing to spend either.
Kashmir Chamber of Commerce Federation and Industries president Sheikh Ashiq said that Eid used to be a big business activity in Kashmir.(AP)
Kashmir Chamber of Commerce Federation and Industries president Sheikh Ashiq said that Eid used to be a big business activity in Kashmir.(AP)
Published on May 23, 2020 08:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan

Eid Mubarak 2020: Here’s how you can celebrate Eid amid lockdown 4.0

Eid 2020: Here are some ways in which you can celebrate Eid, have plenty of fun, while also practising social distancing and respecting the lockdown.
Here are some ways in which you can celebrate Eid, have plenty of fun, while also practising social distancing and respecting the lockdown.(Instagram)
Here are some ways in which you can celebrate Eid, have plenty of fun, while also practising social distancing and respecting the lockdown.(Instagram)
Updated on May 24, 2020 11:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Alfea Jamal

Eid a symbol of gratitude, unity: MasterChef Vikas Khanna

An Eid feast that fed around two lakh people in Mumbai was a treat in these unhappy times, courtesy the kitchen of chef Vikas Khanna.
The Michelin-star chef who has successfully distributed six million dry ration meals across 125 Indian cities, on Friday put together a massive Eid feast.
The Michelin-star chef who has successfully distributed six million dry ration meals across 125 Indian cities, on Friday put together a massive Eid feast.
Updated on May 23, 2020 05:12 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service| Posted by Kabir Bhandari

Eid al-Fitr 2020: Iran to reopen religious, cultural sites

Iran on Saturday moved to open businesses, religious and cultural sites as it eases restrictions imposed to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
Museums and historical sites are to reopen on Sunday to coincide with the Eid el-Fitr celebrations that end the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, President Hassan Rouhani said on state television.(Unsplash)
Museums and historical sites are to reopen on Sunday to coincide with the Eid el-Fitr celebrations that end the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, President Hassan Rouhani said on state television.(Unsplash)
Updated on May 23, 2020 02:27 PM IST
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Dubai | By Reuters| Posted by Kabir Bhandari

Ahead of Eid, UP releases over 600 Tablighi Jamaat members from quarantine

These 600 are among the 2,727 Tablighi Jamaat members who were quarantined in different districts across the state.
In Meerut, a total of 296 Tablighi Jamaat members were released from different quarantine centers on Thursday, an official and a public representative said.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)
In Meerut, a total of 296 Tablighi Jamaat members were released from different quarantine centers on Thursday, an official and a public representative said.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)
Published on May 21, 2020 10:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow/Meerut | By Rajesh Kumar Singh and S Raju

Eid Al-Fitr 2020: Wishes, quotes, WhatsApp messages to send to friends and family

Eid Al-Fitr 2020: Each year, the dates for Ramadan and Eid change according to the Muslim calendar. Eid is not only a time for celebrations and feasts, but it is also a time when one remembers Allah and thank him for all that he has done for us.
Eid Mubarak 2020: Ramadan is a time for introspection, which brings us closer to Allah.(Instagram)
Eid Mubarak 2020: Ramadan is a time for introspection, which brings us closer to Allah.(Instagram)
Updated on May 25, 2020 07:18 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com

Darul Uloom Deoband issues fatwa, asks Muslims to offer Eid prayers at home

The directive comes amid a nationwide lockdown to slow down the spread of coronavirus.
Eid falls on May 24 or 25 this year.(HT file photo/ Vipin Kumar)
Eid falls on May 24 or 25 this year.(HT file photo/ Vipin Kumar)
Updated on May 19, 2020 11:06 AM IST
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Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shivani Kumar

Saudi Arabia to impose full lockdown during Eid holiday from May 23-27

According to the Sputnik, citizens across the Kingdom will be allowed to move freely from 9 am to 5 pm local time before Eid, except for the city of Mecca that is still under full lockdown.
A general view shows almost empty streets, during a lockdown imposed to counter the coronavirus disease outbreak in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.(REUTERS)
A general view shows almost empty streets, during a lockdown imposed to counter the coronavirus disease outbreak in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 13, 2020 06:47 AM IST
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Riyadh | By Asian News International | Posted by: Prashasti Singh

‘Celebrations can wait’: Clerics to CM Mamata on lifting lockdown after Eid

The clerics’ call came at a time when the Covid-19 graph in Bengal is steadily rising, reporting 527 cases over the past five days.
Earlier, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the principal opposition in the state, had accused the Mamata Banerjee government of turning a blind eye to the violation of lockdown measures in areas dominated by minorities in Kolkata and Howrah.(ANI PHOTO.)
Earlier, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the principal opposition in the state, had accused the Mamata Banerjee government of turning a blind eye to the violation of lockdown measures in areas dominated by minorities in Kolkata and Howrah.(ANI PHOTO.)
Updated on May 09, 2020 08:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya | Edited by Sohini Sarkar

Several Hyderabad Muslims back no-new-clothes-in-Eid call in solidarity with the poor

Muslims practice Zakat Al-Fitr involving charity at the end of Ramzan for the needy.
An aerial view of deserted Charminar during the lockdown.(ANI Photo)
An aerial view of deserted Charminar during the lockdown.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Apr 30, 2020 08:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu

Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti asks for holding Ramazan prayers at home due to coronavirus

Muslims in large numbers visit mosques for their daily and Friday prayers during the holy month of Ramazan.
Saudi Arabia last month banned people from offering five daily prayers at Mosques due to coronavirus infection.(REUTERS Photo/Representative)
Saudi Arabia last month banned people from offering five daily prayers at Mosques due to coronavirus infection.(REUTERS Photo/Representative)
Updated on Apr 18, 2020 07:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Kashmiri students sacrifice Eid to help Maharashtra flood victims

Last week, they carried a truckload of clothes, foodstuffs and domestic article’s kits and donated it to 100 families in Bubnal.
Kolhapur: A man walks through a flooded area following incessant rainfall in Kolhapur district(PTI file)
Kolhapur: A man walks through a flooded area following incessant rainfall in Kolhapur district(PTI file)
Updated on Aug 24, 2019 10:55 AM IST
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Mumbai | By Indo Asian News Service

Independence Day is like Eid in old Delhi, say residents

People cook a lavish meal at their homes, women wear tri-coloured bangles and salwar-kameez, and patriotic songs are played all through the day,” said a resident of old Delhi.
Independence day is a very important festival in old Delhi.
Independence day is a very important festival in old Delhi.
Updated on Aug 16, 2019 02:02 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Adrija Roychowdhury

Solidarity for Kashmir at Eid meet

On August 4, the government had snapped internet, telephone, and television services before the Centre effectively scrapped Article 370 and reorganised the state into two union territories.
A Kashmiri students breaks down during an event to observe Eid al-Adha at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi.(Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)
A Kashmiri students breaks down during an event to observe Eid al-Adha at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi.(Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 13, 2019 04:26 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Kainat Sarfaraz

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh hosts lunch for Kashmiri students on Eid

Captain Amarinder Singh told the students that normalcy would return to Jammu and Kashmir soon. “We cannot replace your families but I hope you consider us as your family too. I assure you of your safety and security in Punjab,” he told the students.
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Monday hosted a lunch for 125 Kashmiri students studying in universities and colleges across the state to mark the occasion of Eid.(Reuters Photo (Representative))
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Monday hosted a lunch for 125 Kashmiri students studying in universities and colleges across the state to mark the occasion of Eid.(Reuters Photo (Representative))
Updated on Aug 13, 2019 02:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent

Gautam Budh Nagar celebrates Eid peacefully

Heavy police presence was witnessed in Sector 20, phase 2 and 41 and Dadari area among others.
Gautam Budh Nagar celebrated Eid on Monday peacefully amid heavy deployment of police.(Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Gautam Budh Nagar celebrated Eid on Monday peacefully amid heavy deployment of police.(Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 13, 2019 12:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Noida | By HT Correspondent

Extremely peaceful and relaxed Eid, says Jammu and Kashmir official

The state has been under security lockdown since August 5 when the Central government moved to end special status of Jammu and Kashmir and divide the state into two union territories – J&K with a legislature and Ladakh without an assembly.
Police personnel offer sweets during the festival of Eid ul-Adha in Jammu on Monday. (ANI Photo)
Police personnel offer sweets during the festival of Eid ul-Adha in Jammu on Monday. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Aug 12, 2019 07:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Shah Rukh Khan greets legions of fans outside Mannat on Eid, wishes ‘peace, patience, prosperity’ to all. See pics

Actor Shah Rukh Khan greeted legions of his fans outside his house, Mannat, on Eid. In a tweet, he wished ‘peace, patience, prosperity’ to all. See pics.
Shah Rukh Khan greets fans outside Mannat on Eid.(Varinder Chawla)
Shah Rukh Khan greets fans outside Mannat on Eid.(Varinder Chawla)
Updated on Jun 14, 2020 02:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Eid, last Monday of ‘Sawan’ celebrated in Braj region

The day passed off peacefully when reports last came in. Eid prayers were held at Loha Mandi, Eidgah, Shahi Jama Masjid, Masjid Akbari, Lal Masjid and other mosques while huge crowds thronged Shiva temples.
Eid-ul-Azha was celebrated in the Braj region amid tight security as it coincided with the last Monday of ‘Sawan’ month, observed by Hindus.(Reuters photo)
Eid-ul-Azha was celebrated in the Braj region amid tight security as it coincided with the last Monday of ‘Sawan’ month, observed by Hindus.(Reuters photo)
Updated on Aug 13, 2019 03:44 AM IST
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