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Friday prayers: Coronavirus scare creates mini mosques in homes

By Kulsum Mustafa Lucknow: Coronavirus scare and 21-day lockdown imposed across India has made it mandatory for the Indian Muslims to offer the Friday prayers not in a congregation at mosques but within the safety of their homes. Imams of mosques and leading Muslim clerics and scholars had appealed to …

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Only 10 devotees offer Friday prayer at historic Jama Masjid

Pragya Kaushika New Delhi: Muslim clerics called on their followers asking them to offer the Juma namaz at home and desist from visiting mosques in view of the COVID-19 outbreak. Syed Ahmed Bukhari, Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid on Friday made an appeal to not congregate and offer Juma namaz …

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Will the upcoming Ramadan be under quarantine?

NEW DELHI: Ramadan, the holy month of fasting is awaited impatiently by Muslims year on year. The ninth month of Hijri calendar, Ramadan (estimated to begin on April 23 this year) have always forever brought a mystical feel to the Muslims across the globe. Since, the world have been forced to go …

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Fact Check: Is ‘US Accepts Quran’ to Fight COVID-19

CLAIM As the coronavirus pandemic continues to force countries into lockdown, a video of US President Donald Trump purportedly attending the recital of verses from the Quran is being shared with a claim that it was done as a measure to fight COVID-19. Currently, there are over 85,000 positive cases …

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First images of Covid-19 virus in India released

PUNE: The first images from India of what the coronavirus looks like are out. The images of the coronavirus have been caught by a team of ICMR-NIV scientists in Pune. The images have been captured using the transmission electron microscope imaging. They have been published in the Indian Journal of …

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UoH faculty Seema on verge of finding coronavirus vaccine

Dr. Seema Mishra Hyderabad: Dr. Seema Mishra, faculty of the Department of Biochemistry, School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad (UoH) has designed potential vaccine candidates, called T cell epitopes, against all the structural and non-structural proteins of novel coronavirus-2 (2019-nCoV) for experimental testing.  These vaccine candidates are small corona …

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Rs 1.7 lakh cr package announced for poor affected by lockdown

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharama on Thursday stated the government is planning to provide a relief package of Rs 1.7 lakh crore to the underprivileged, poor and migrant workers affected by the lockdown amid COVID-19 outbreak. The scheme has been named Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Scheme. She also said …

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STF formed to ensure supply of essential goods

Hyderabad: In order to ensure free and smooth supply of all essential items from different States Hyderabad city police have formed a special task force. Joint Commissioner of Police, Detective Department Avinash Mohanty will be heading the newly formed task force. Police Commissioner Hyderabad Anjani Kumar informed that the 20 …

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Indian govt extends ban on international flights till Apr 14

New Delhi: All international commercial passenger flights will remain suspended till April 14, aviation regulator DGCA announced on Thursday, amid a nationwide lock down to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on March 19 had announced that no international commercial passenger flight operations …

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