The move came amid a crackdown against a violent Islamist group on Thursday following three days of violent protest by it to force the government to expel the French ambassador over a blasphemous caricature published in France last year.
The choice of a winning photo portraying the global pandemic was almost inevitable for the contest covering a year in which news around the globe was dominated by the virus that has killed nearly 3 million people, including more than 360,000 in hard-hit Brazil.
India's daily infections skyrocketed more than 20-fold to more than 2,00,000 on Thursday since a multi-month-low in early February, though the government has played down the role of mutants in the latest rise, the worst anywhere this month.
As part of the backdoor talks and meetings, top intelligence officials from both Pakistan and India have had secret meetings in Dubai during January 2021 as the UAE played important part in bringing the two sides to calm military tensions over the Kashmir region.
New Delhi: India's most wanted fugitive Dawood Ibrahim's younger brother and accused in the Mumbai serial blasts, Anees Ibrahim is under the lens of Indian security agencies for his involvement in smuggling and manufacturing of contraband narcotics. Anees Ibrahim's close aide Kailash Rajput, a