Milad-ub-Nabi, the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad, passed off peacefully in Hyderabad and other parts of Telangana on Sunday amid tight security.
Police had deployed additional forces in communally sensitive old city of Hyderabad in the wake of Saturday’s Supreme Court verdict in Ayodhya title case.
Personnel of Rapid Action Force and City Armed Reserve were deployed near historic Makkah Masjid and other parts of the old city to maintain law and order.
Hundreds of youth participated in the processions across the city, holding green flags and raising slogans in the praise of the Prophet. The main procession was held near historic Charminar.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Avinash Mohanty said no untoward incident was reported. He said the police kept a tight vigil to maintain peace and communal harmony.
Processions, meetings, feeding of the poor, and blood donation camps marked the festival, celebrated with gaiety and fervour.
The old city and other Muslim-majority areas in the city were decked up with huge flags, festoons, banners, welcome arches and lighting.
Various religious organisations held meetings to highlight the message of the Prophet and organised ‘Mahfil-e-Milad’ or special gatherings in praise of the Prophet to mark the occasion.
Hundreds attended the annual meeting organised by the Majlis-e-Tameer-e-Millat, the socio-religious organisation, at the Exhibition Ground.
Religious scholars and community leaders exhorted Muslims to strictly follow the holy life of the Prophet for the success in this world and hereafter.
The 70th annual ‘Jalsa’ or meeting organised by the Majlis-e-Tameer-e-Millat was addressed by international Islamic preacher Maulana Kaleem Siddiqui, Maulana Syed Ashhad Rasheedi and Maulana Mufti Sanaul Huda Qasmi.
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) organised its annual ‘Jalsa’ at party headquarters Darussalam on Friday night. AIMIM chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi and prominent religious leaders addressed the gathering.
Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan and Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao greeted Muslims on the Milad.
“The life of the Prophet has been an inspiring saga of love, brotherhood and virtue to the mankind. The Prophet’s mission is fulfilled when we serve our fellowmen with faith, trust, care and compassion,” said Soundararajan.
She hoped the birthday of the Prophet ushers in peace and goodwill.
Chief Minister Chandrashekhar Rao hoped that Muslim brethren will follow the noble teachings of the Prophet and live harmoniously.
India logs 13058 new Covid cases, 164 deaths
India reported 13,058 new Covid cases on Tuesday, the lowest in 231 days, and 164 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to Union Health Ministry data.
With the new fatalities, the overall death toll has increased to 4,52,454.
The recovery of 19,470 patients in the same period has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients to 3,34,58,801.
India’s recovery rate stands at 98.14 per cent, currently at its highest peak since March 2020.
The active caseload presently is 1,83,118, lowest since March 2020, which constitute 0.54 per cent of the country’s total positive cases.
The testing capacity across the country continues to be expanded. In the last 24 hours, a total of 11,81,314 tests were conducted. India has conducted over 59.31 crore cumulative tests so far.
While the testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, the weekly positivity rate at 1.36 per cent remains less than 3 per cent for the last 116 days.
The daily positivity rate has been reported to be 1.11 per cent. It has remained below 3 per cent in the past 50 days and below 5 per cent in the last 133 days.
With the administration of 87,41,160 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 98.67 crore as per provisional reports.
This has been achieved through 97,44,653 sessions.
According to the Health Ministry, more than 10.42 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs to be administered.
Rail roko: Train services disrupted at 130 places
Train services were disrupted at 130 places as farmers sat on railway tracks following a call given by Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) demanding arrest and resignation of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Misra Teni in connection with the October 3 Lakhimpur Kheri violence. The minister’s son, Ashish Misra, is a prime accused in the case.
In the Northern Railways network, as many as 50 trains were affected.
In North-West region, rail traffic was affected in Bhiwani-Rewari, Sirsa-Rewari, Loharu-Hisar, Suratgarh-Bathinda, Sirsa-Bathinda, Hanumangarh-Bathinda, Rohtak-Bhiwani, Rewari-Sadulpur and Sri Ganganagar-Rewari sectors.
As per Shashi Kiran, chief PRO of North West Railways, train number 04781 (Bathinda-Rewari Special) and train number 04573 (Sirsa-Ludhiana) were cancelled.
Trains which were partially cancelled were — Train number 04734 (Sri Ganganagar-Rewari special) which departed from Sri Ganganagar will terminate at Bhiwani and train number 04733 (Rewari Sri Ganganagar Special) will start from Bhiwani instead of Sri Ganganagar and Train number 09807 Kota-Hisar special departed from Kota to terminate at Sadulpur.
Train number 09808, Hisar-Kota special departed from Sadulpur instead of Hisar.
Train number 04782 Rewri-Bathinda special departed from Rewari to terminate at Kosli.
Train number 09791 Jaipur-Hisar special departed from Jaipur till Rewari.
Train Number 09792, Hisar-Jaipur special departed from Rewari instead of Hisar.
Train Number 09749 Suratgarh-Bathinda Special departed from Suratgarh and terminated at Hanumangarh.
Train number 09750 Bathinda-Suratgarh special departed from Hanumangarh instead of Bathinda.
Train number 04572, Dhuri-Sirsa special, which departed from Dhuri will terminate at Kotli station.
Train number 04729, Rewari-Fazilka special which departed from Rewari was operated till Sirsa.
Train Number 04574, Ludhiana-Bhiwani special, which started from Ludhina to terminate at Hisar.
India logs 13596 new Covid cases, lowest in 230 days
In the last 24 hours, India registered 13,596 new Covid-19 cases, which was the lowest single-day spike in 230 days, according to the Union Health Ministry’s latest update on Monday.
In the same period, there were 166 new fatalities, which increased the overall death toll to 4,52,290.
The recovery of 19,582 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients to 3,34,39,331.
Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.12 per cent, which currently at its highest peak since March 2020.
The active caseload has fallen below 2 lakh mark and is presently at 1,89,694, which is lowest in 221 days.
The active cases presently constitute 0.56 per cent of the country’s total positive cases.
The testing capacity across the country continues to be expanded. The last 24 hours saw a total of 9,89,493 tests being conducted.
India has so far conducted over 59.19 crore cumulative tests.
Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 1.37 per cent has remained less than 3 per cent for the last 115 days now.
The daily positivity rate at 1.37 per cent has also remained below 3 per cent for 49 days and less than 5 per cent for 132 consecutive days.
With the administration of 12,05,162 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s Covid-19 inoculation coverage has exceeded 97.79 crore. This has been achieved through 96,88,300 sessions.
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