Saudi tells Muslims to wait on Hajj plans amid coronavirus crisis

Saudi Arabia has asked Muslims to wait until there is more clarity about the coronavirus pandemic before planning to attend the annual Hajj pilgrimage, the Minister for Hajj and Umrah said on state TV on Tuesday.Earlier this month, Saudi Arabia suspended the year-round Umrah pilgrimage over fears...

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Navy Hospital Ship Comfort Arrives in New York City

A NAVY hospital ship dispatched to help with the response to the coronavirus pandemic arrived Monday in New York harbor, as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ominously warned residents that the worst is yet to come.The USNS Comfort, a hospital ship with approximately 1,000 patient beds, will dock in the harbor...

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Jamia Protest Spreads To Other Campuses, Students Unite

Student Protests: Protests by students and others have erupted across the country over the new citizenship law and after the police action on Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University students.Students in campuses in multiple cities across the country have come out in support of their counterparts...

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6 dead in protests against Indian citizenship law

GUWAHATI, India: Angry protesters in northeast India vowed yesterday to keep demonstrating against a contentious citizenship law as the death toll from bloody clashes opposing the bill rose to six. Tension remained high at the epicenter of the unrest in Assam state’s biggest city, Guwahati, with troops...

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Devendra Fadnavis praises Bal Thackeray amid worsening of ties with Sena

Former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday praised Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray and called him a source of inspiration. Fadnavis’ words of praise come amid worsening of ties between allies Sena and BJP after they were unable to agree to a power-sharing deal to form a government.Fadvavis...

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Birds cause Navy’s MiG 29K to crash in Goa, probe ordered

A flock of bird caused a MiG 29K fighter jet of the Indian Navy, which was on a training mission, to flameout and crash shortly after taking off in Goa on Saturday, officials said.The pilots—Captain M Sheokhand and Lieutenant Commander Deepak Yadav—ejected and landed in a residential area in Verna...

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Imran Khan’s posturing aside, terror training camps still active in Pakistan

External affairs minister S Jaishankar’s statement this week that Pakistan has developed a terrorist industry comes in the backdrop of reports that trained Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) suicide attackers have infiltrated Jammu and Kashmir in October and that the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) leadership is in constant...

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Former Chief Election Commissioner TN Seshan dies at 86

Former Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India, Tirunellai Narayana Iyer Seshan died in Chennai on Sunday following a cardiac arrest. He was 86.TN Seshan ruthlessly enforced the model code of conduct and led game-changing electoral reforms in the 1990s when he served as the 10th CEC from December...

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Baby found buried alive highlights India’s battle to protect girls

A baby girl found buried alive in India was a suspected case of female infanticide, police said yesterday, the latest to highlight the preference for sons in a country where the number of girls has been declining. A couple, who went to bury their newborn at a grave after she died in hospital, discovered...

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Karnataka’s captured tiger healthy, under observation

The captured man-eating tiger from Karnataka's Bandipur reserve forest is healthy and under observation at the wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centre in Mysuru, a wildlife official said on Monday.   "The middle-aged tiger is in a healthy condition and under observation at the Chamundi wildlife...

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