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Rev. Joseph Lowery, co-founder of Southern Christian Leadership Conference, dies at 98 28.3.2020 LA Times: Nation

Joseph E. Lowery, civil rights leader who co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference with Martin Luther King Jr., has died. He was 98.

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Month after video of Delhi Police assault sparked outrage, four survivors have no hope for justice 28.3.2020 Scroll.in
A fifth man died after the beating. But the two FIRs related to the case seem like they are directed at burying the possibility of any investigation.
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What the burqa and the bindi (and the hijab) stand for in our books, and in our current lives 28.3.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
‘Among the fascinating ways in which women have chosen to express cross-community solidarities these last few months is the interlacing of burqas and bindis.’
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Coronavirus: Delhi’s violence-hit areas become even more vulnerable after doctor tests positive 27.3.2020 Scroll.in
Even the Delhi government’s compensation programme has been held up by the lockdown.
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A's for all? Pass/fail? Colleges grapple with grading fairness during coronavirus 27.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Colleges are grappling with competing student demands to change grading during the coronavirus outbreak. Some want pass/fail for all to ensure equity while others want letter grades to boost GPAs.

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Jamia Professor Says He "Failed Non-Muslim Students", Suspended 27.3.2020 NDTV News - India-news
A controversial tweet by a Jamia Millia Islamia professor stating that he had "failed 15 non-Muslim students" in an exam led to a flurry of criticism, prompting the university to suspend him and order...
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Jamia prof says he 'failed non-Muslims', suspended 27.3.2020 Rediff: News
Professor Dr Abrar Ahmed, however, said his tweet had been 'misunderstood' and he had posted it as a 'satire' on how minorities are being 'targeted' by the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).
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Norway extradites jihadist preacher Mullah Krekar to Italy 26.3.2020 BBC: World
Mullah Krekar’s lawyers say he is at high risk from coronavirus due to underlying health problems.
Jamia suspends professor for tweeting he won’t pass ‘non-Muslim students’ who support CAA 26.3.2020 Scroll.in
Abrar Ahmad, who is an assistant professor at the university, clarified that his post was a parody, and said no exams had taken place.
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''They Killed Everyone": Afghan Sikhs Recall Gurdwara Attack In Kabul 26.3.2020 NDTV News - Latest
"They killed everyone, no one is left alive," Apar Singh sums up the horrific attack carried out by a lone terrorist on a prominent Sikh gurdwara in Afghanistan' Kabul that killed at least 25 people.
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Floyd Cardoz on the joys of Indian food: ‘So much to discover, so much to acknowledge’ 26.3.2020 Scroll.in
An excerpt from the celebrated chef’s foreword to ‘Tiffin: 500 Authentic Recipes Celebrating India's Regional Cuisine’. He died on Wednesday of Covid-19.
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Private prayers and empty funerals: The pandemic is hard on the Middle East faithful 26.3.2020 L.A. Times - World News

In a time of pandemic, religion, the sanctuary for so many in Iraq, has been hit hard. The faithful are live streaming services, praying in private.

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Pope, world's Christians join in prayer to end coronavirus 25.3.2020 Reuters: World News
Pope Francis and Christians worldwide recited "The Lord's Prayer" on Wednesday to ask God to stop the coronavirus pandemic which has infected nearly half a million people, disrupted countless lives and shut down churches and other public venues.
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Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre closes amid coronavirus fears 25.3.2020 Reuters: World News
Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, revered in Christian tradition as the site of Jesus's crucifixion and burial, was closed on Wednesday as a precaution against the coronavirus.
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Louisiana pastor defies COVID-19 stay-at-home order, holds services for hundreds 25.3.2020 L.A. Times - World News

The Rev. Tony Spell, an evangelical minister in touch with a Trump advisor, is holding religious services in spite of the state's stay-at-home order.

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Bangladesh ex-PM Khaleda freed on humanitarian grounds, her party says 25.3.2020 Reuters: World News
Bangladesh’s ailing former prime minister Khaleda Zia was released from prison on Wednesday on humanitarian grounds, her party said.
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At Least 11 Killed As Gunmen Attack Gurdwara In Kabul: Local Media 25.3.2020 NDTV News - India-news
Eleven people were killed after gunmen opened fired at a gurdwara in Afghanistan's capital Kabul, the local media has reported.
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Gunmen, bombers attack Sikh religious complex in Afghan capital 25.3.2020 Reuters: South Asia News
Unidentified gunmen and suicide bombers attacked a Sikh religious complex in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Wednesday, and up to 200 people were believed to be trapped inside, a member of parliament said.
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Anti-COVID-19 awareness progs 25.3.2020 The Assam Tribune
Anti-COVID-19 awareness progs
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Why did Turkey, Iran, Malaysia speak on J and K? 24.3.2020 Rediff: News
'None of these three countries -- Turkey, Iran or Malaysia -- ever made a hostile move against India to support the Pakistan-based terrorist elements,' notes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.
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