Easter Sunday News
Unlike other occasions, Good Friday is a day of mourning as it marks the day on which Jesus Christ was crucified.
In the Lombardy region of Italy, where the pandemic first erupted in the West, a hospital gave a traditional dove-shaped Easter cake symbolising peace to each person waiting to get vaccinated.
Pictures on social media showed eggs adorned with Suu Kyi's likeness and three-finger salutes, a symbol of the resistance, while others said 'save our people' and 'democracy'
Easter is part of the Holy Week that also includes Maundy Thursday, which was Jesus' last supper before he was crucified
Easter in the time of coronavirus: Empty churches, unused communion hosts reflect a world where prayer has gone online
As countries around the world starting urging people to stay at home amid the coronavirus outbreak, and India announced its 21-day lockdown, priests and other clergy had to suddenly befriend that familiar beast, technology, ahead of Easter. | Joanna Lobo writes in our #SummerWithout series
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Italy to extend lockdown until Easter; number of new cases falls, but toll rises to 11,591
Italy’s government said it would extend its nationwide lockdown measures against a coronavirus outbreak, due to end on Friday, at least until the Easter season in April, as the number of new infections declines
In a series of coordinated attacks by suicide bombers that killed over 250 people, Sri Lanka mourns the aftermath of the Easter Sunday bombings.
Tamil Nadu Police sources said, however, that there was so far no hard evidence to show that the men, or other members of the Islamic State cell in Sri Lanka, had travelled to Kashmir.
Sri Lanka bombers used off-the-shelf TATP ingredients to make explosives: Returning Islamic State fighters may use similar tactics in India, fear officials
Easily-available chemicals, including nail-polish remover, a common disinfectant and sulfuric acid were used by jihadists in Sri Lanka to manufacture the explosive used in the Easter Sunday suicide attacks which claimed over 25o lives, intelligence sources with access to forensic test results have told Firspost.
Sri Lanka attacks: Father, two brothers of suicide bombings' mastermind killed in Kalmunai raids, say relative, police sources
The father and two brothers of the suspected mastermind of Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday bombings were killed when security forces stormed their safe house two days ago, police sources and a relative of the suicide bombers told Reuters on Sunday.
Sri Lanka: At least 16 killed as police raid suspected bomber hideout in Kalmunai, Sammanthurai; seven arrested
A joint operation to hunt down the terrorists behind the Easter Sunday blasts in Sri Lanka turned into a fierce gunfight between the raid party and the suspects when a terrorist safe house was raided in the eastern Sri Lankan town of Kalmunai.
Sri Lanka blasts: 6 children among 15 killed after suicide bombers set off explosives during raids in Sammanthurai at suspected IS hideout
At least 15 people, including six children, were killed when suicide bombers blew themselves up when cornered by security forces in eastern Sri Lanka, police said on Saturday.
Sri Lanka blasts: Muslim leaders in key accused Zahran Hashim’s hometown Kattankudy raised alarm ‘years ago’
Zahran Hashim's sword-wielding zealotry fuelled fears in the sleepy east coast town of Kattankudy long before the cleric became Sri Lanka's most wanted man over the horrific Easter Sunday suicide attacks.
Maithripala Sirisena admits Sri Lanka govt is 'responsible' for Easter Sunday attacks due to lapses in communicating intel inputs
Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena on Friday appealed to the island nation not to view its minority Muslim community as terrorists in the wake of Easter Sunday attacks that officials say was carried out by a local Muslim extremist group.
Sri Lanka govt revises toll in Easter Sunday blasts from 359 to 253; says scale of mutilation is grim indicator of explosions' force
The dramatic revision of the death toll in Sri Lanka's Easter bombings, which has been cut by more than 100, is a grim indicator of the power of the deadly blasts.
Sri Lanka blasts: Island nation's Parliament meets over new Emergency regulations; experts term set of rules 'draconian'
Addressing the blame game that has ensued since the day the attacks took place, MP Kumara Welgama noted that all 225 ministers should take responsibility.
Blast heard in Sri Lanka's Pugoda; police investigating explosion in wake of Easter Sunday attack, no casualty
A blast was heard on Thursday from vacant land behind the magistrate's court in the town of Pugoda, 40 km (25 miles) east of the capital Colombo, police and local residents said
Sri Lanka blasts: UN confirms at least 45 children killed in explosions; Colombo Police issues alert for van carrying explosives
Sri Lanka has named the local Islamist group, National Thowheeth Jama'ath (NTJ), as the chief suspect for the violence that has sparked local and international outrage.
Daily Bulletin: Three Indians among 207 killed in Sri Lanka blasts; Narendra Modi to campaign in Rajasthan, Maharashtra; day's top stories
Today's top stories: Three Indians lost their lives in the deadly Sri Lanka bomb blasts on Easter Sunday that killed 207 in all; Narendra Modi will campaign in Maharashtra and Rajasthan, and more