.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Goats for sale ahead of Eid al-Adha festival, at Trichy-Chennai Bypass road in Trichy. (PTI Photo)

  • Eid al-Adha will be celebrated across India on July 21 this year
  • Eid al-Adha is also known as Bakrid or the 'festival of sacrifice'
  • It marks the conclusion of the annual Hajj pilgrimage

Islam believers perform Qurbani (slaughtering of goats) on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha. (Photo credit: Pixabay)

  • As Eid-ul-Adha celebrations began in India on Wednesday
  • A man from Lucknow paid Rs 4.5 lakh for a pair of goats
  • Another goat was sold for Rs 90,000 in Prayagraj

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Bakr-eid is the festival of sacrifice. (Photo credit: PTI)

  •  Maharashtra government has asked people to offer prayers at home
  • No more than 50 people will be permitted to participate in prayer offerings in Uttar Pradesh
  • Mosques, temples and churches admitted worshippers in limited numbers in Kerala

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Some easy and fashionable tips to style your outfit for this Bakr-eid celebration. (Photo credit: Instagram)

  • A bright floral Kurti can be paired with denim parallel pants or a sequential T-shirt
  • Anarkali Kameez with jeans will add an Indo-western touch to your outfit
  • Velvet salwar kameez will add grace and royalty to your Eid look 

.Kabul, Afghanistan
President Ashraf Ghani addressed the nation minutes after the attack (Photo credit: AP/PTI)

  • The three rockets landed on three different parts of Kabul
  • There were no immediate reports of casualties, said Afghanistan's interior minister
  • The Taliban has launched an offensive against the civilan government of Afghanistan

Celebrated on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, it is also known as the festival of sacrifice or Eid Qurban. (Photo credit: Pixabay)

You might not be able to meet your loved ones on Eid this year and enjoy the spread of Eid cuisine as you share stories of your lives with each other. So, here are a few messages and well wishes that you can send to your near and dear ones and wish them a blessed life. 

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
People shop at a market on the eve of Eid-ul-Zuha amidst COVID-19 restrictions in Srinagar. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • As Bakr-eid rapidly approaches, it's time to start preparing for the feast
  • Traditional Eid delicacies, such as the famed Sheer Khurma, must be included in the meal
  • Here is a selection of classic meals that will take you on a delicious fod trip this Eid

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The Kerala government's decision to relax COVID norms ahead of Eid-ul-Azha has garnered criticism. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ ANI)

  • "It is a shocking state of affairs" that the Kerala govt gave in to the "demand of traders," the SC said
  • "Pressurehood of any manner cannot infringe upon the most precious right of Right to Life," it added
  • All textile, footwear, jewellery and other shops were allowed to remain open on July 18, 19 and 20 in Kerala

.Mecca Saudi Arabia
A Muslim pilgrim prays during symbolic stoning of the devil ritual during the Hajj pilgrimage in Mina, near Mecca. (AP/PTI Photo)

  • The hajj ministry has allowed women of all ages to make the pilgrimage without a male relative, known as a "mehrem"
  • The decision is part of social reforms rolled out by de facto leader Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
  • Officials have said that 40% of this year's pilgrims are women