Eid al-Adha -- the Feast of Sacrifice -- is one of the most important holidays in the Muslim Calendar. It includes the pilgrimage to holy city of Mecca, the haj, which is one of the five pillars of Islam.
Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan, discharged from Nanavati hospital after testing negative on August 08. Junior Bachchan reached home after fully recovering from COVID-19. Big B family members who tested positive (except Jaya Bachchan) recovered after contracting the virus.
Actor Abhishek Bachchan has tested negative for Covid-19. Abhishek took to social media to share the news with his fans. “I TOLD YOU!!! Discharge plan: YES!! This afternoon I tested Covid-19 NEGATIVE. Thank you all for your prayers and wishes. I’m so happy to be able to go home. #believe My eternal gratitude to the doctors and nursing staff at Nanavati Hospital for taking such good care of me and my family and helping us beat Covid-19. We couldn’t have done it without them," he wrote on Twitter. He also shared a picture of a medical board on Instagram. Earlier on Saturday, Amitabh Bachchan had expressed anxiety about son's health. Amitabh wrote on his blog that Abhishek had taken another swab test for Covid-19. He also mentioned that the test results were expected by the evening. Both Amitabh and Abhishek had tested positive for coronavirus in July. While Amitabh later tested negative and was allowed to go home, Abhishek was still at the hospital and awaiting a negative test. Abhishek's wife Aishwarya Rai and daughter Aaradhya had also tested positive. The mother and daughter were at hospital only for a week. They were sent home after they were found negative.
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India celebrated Raksha Bandhan on August 3 this year. Veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar and spiritual leader Mata Amritanandmayi extended their greetings to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion. PM Modi thanked Lata and Amritanandmayi on Twitter. President Ram Nath Kovind extended warm greetings to the countrymen. President Kovind celebrared Raksha Bandhan on Monday along with nurses. Home Minister Amit Shah wished people on the occasion. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and sister Priyanka Gandhi took to Twitter and shared message for each other. Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan penned down a note on sibling bond. Former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar also extended wishes. Meanwhile, a florist in Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow made eco-friendly rakhis. In Moradabad, students tied rakhis to trees and prayed for their long life.
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Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan has been discharged from a Mumbaihospital after undergoing three weeks of treatment for coronavirus. His actorson, Abhishek Bachchan, who is still in Nanavati Super Speciality Hospitalwith the virus, said in a tweet that his father has tested negative and willrest at home. Both were admitted to hospital on July 11. Abhishek Bachchan’swife, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and their eight-year-old daughter, who both alsocontracted the virus, left the hospital last week after recovering. AishwaryaRai Bachchan is a top Bollywood actress. The elder Bachchan, 77, has acted inmore than 200 Indian films over the past five decades. He is also a formerpolitician and television host.
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Actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case reached the apex court and today was the hearing of actress Rhea Chakraborty's petition requesting the transfer of the case to the Mumbai police. The center however granted a CBI probe in the case on the request of the Bihar Govt. On the other hand, actor Salman Khan is ready for four back to back releases with his film Radhe Your Most Wanted Bhai lined up to release on the Republic Day weekend. Check out the biggest headlines of the day on Daily Punch.
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Career politician and Member of Parliament, Amar Singh, passed away on August 1, 2020. He had been hospitalised in Singapore. Singh was an active commentator of domestic issues till the very end, even tweeting tributes to Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Eid-al-Adha wishes. He had been battling health issues for a long time. On March 22, he had tweeted a video from his hospital bed, supporting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for social distancing amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Around 3 weeks earlier, he had debunked rumours of his death with a message titled 'Tiger Zinda Hai'. A month earlier, he had posted a rapprochement message for actor Amitabh Bachchan. The two had been close friends till a falling out around a decade ago. In the political world, Singh had been considered close to Samajwadi Party founder-patron Mulayam Singh Yadav, until he quit the party in 2010. A year later, he floated the Rashtriya Lok Manch which didn't perform well in the subsequent elections. In 2014, he had joined Ajit Singh's Rashtriya Lok Dal.
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As Srinagar is reeling under COVID-19 lockdown, people celebrated the festival of Eid al-Adha at their homes on August 01. Locals are avoiding from visiting mosques to contain the spread of COVID-19. Security personnel kept a strict vigil in Srinagar to avoid unnecessary movement of public.
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Government is setting up a community facilitation centre for locals to organise social gatherings and other functions. Batapora area in Srinagar city was in need of this community centre for a long time. The new building consists of two big halls and separate rooms. The project was started two years back and was halted for a few months due to COVID19 pandemic. Now, the work has begun and it is expected to be completed by Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) in next few months.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the nation at the 74th Independence Day on August 15 informed that country has three potential vaccines in testing stages. "Today three vaccines are in testing stages in India. As soon as the scientists give a green signal, the country will begin their large scale production," said PM Narendra Modi.