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NEW EDLHI, April 8 (The Statesman/ANN) - Stressing on the need for strict adherence to lockdown, Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday appealed to Muslims to perform the coming Shab-e-Barat prayer from their homes for countering the challenge posed by Covid-19 virus.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian authorities are facing growing complaints from doctors who say their criticism of the response to the coronavirus outbreak and a lack of protective gear is being muzzled.
SRINAGAR: Nine suspected militants and three soldiers were killed in two separate incidents in Indian-administered Kashmir, officials said on Sunday (April 5), as authorities enforced a lockdown to combat the spread of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
NEW DELHI: Four militants were killed on Saturday (April 4) in a daylong fierce gunfight with government forces in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said. The gunfight erupted at village Manzgam in Kulgam district, about 85 km south of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir.
KARACHI (Reuters) - Pakistani authorities ordered on Friday four men, including a British militant, convicted of the 2002 murder of U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl, to be detained for three months despite a lower court's ruling to overturn their convictions.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - It was late on Sunday night when officials in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh received the alert. Federal authorities said they needed to track down more than 1,000 people linked to a large Muslim missionary gathering nearly 2,000 km away in the capital New Delhi.
KARACHI/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A Pakistani court on Thursday commuted the death sentence of the main person accused in the 2002 kidnapping and murder of an American Wall Street Journal reporter, Daniel Pearl, and acquitted three other co-accused in the matter.
SRINAGAR, India (AFP): A Kashmiri villager faked his death and travelled more than a hundred kilometres in an ambulance with four others in a desperate bid to circumvent India's coronavirus lockdown and return home, police said on Wednesday (April 1).
NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN): As the Tabligh-e-Jamaat’s Markaz in Nizamuddin West has emerged as a major Covid-19 hotspot, with 128 positive cases across the country, the Centre on Nizamuddin Event has advised all states and union territories to “immediately trace, screen and quarantine” the estimated 2,000 foreigners who attended the religious gathering last month.
India's health ministry on Monday invited doctors in Indian-administered Kashmir to an online training session on managing ventilators — critical equipment for patients with Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.