Eid prayers began at 8.45 this morning in riot-ravaged Saharanpur, where curfew has been lifted between 7 am and 11 am and will also relaxed between 3 pm and 7 pm.
Curfew has been relaxed for a few hours today in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, where three people were killed and 24 injured in riots on Saturday. Local BJP and Congress leaders have accused each other for instigating mobs.
Tension continues to simmer in Saharanpur in western Uttar Pradesh amid a curfew following violent clashes between two groups on Saturday that killed three and injured 33.
India has told its fellow members of the World Trade Organisation or WTO that it finds a clear will to engage in areas of interest to developing countries conspicuously absent. The 160 members of the WTO are meeting in Geneva.
The Akali Dal has asked the Central government, of which it is a part, to help resolve a crisis over the management of Gurudwaras in Haryana. The Akali Dal rules Punjab, while the Congress is in power in adjacent Haryana, where state elections are due this year.
India blocked an agreement on new global customs rules on Thursday, angering fellow members of the World Trade Organization who say New Delhi's veto could be costly, economically and politically.
India is all set to tell developed nations at a meeting in Geneva on Thursday that it will not yield to pressure and sign the World Trade Organisation's Bali agreement if its demands on food security subsidies is not addressed. New Delhi says its $12 billion (Rs 72,140 crore) anti-poverty food programme must be safeguarded.
A Shiv Sena MP forcing a roti into the mouth of a catering supervisor at the Maharashtra government's official guest house in Delhi has triggered a major political storm. The man was fasting for Ramzan.
The Malaysian Airlines flight MH-17 is believed to have been shot down by an advanced Russian built surface-to-air missile system called the 9K37 BUK.
Incessant rain continued to lash many districts in the hill state of Uttarakhand overnight resulting in more landslides. After a fresh weather alert, the state government has suspended the 'chaar dhaam yatra' till Saturday as all roads leading to the Himalayan shrines of Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamnotri and Gangotri are blocked.
The new development bank of the group of BRICS countries will be headquartered in Shanghai, China, with the presidency held by India for the first five years.
Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda today announced the Narendra Modi government's first railway budget, featuring a number of passenger-friendly announcements to counter the sting of the rail fare hike.
Revamping the Railways is among the top priorities of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who sold tea to train passengers as a schoolboy and has vowed to build a vast network of high-speed trains as his signature infrastructure project. His Rail Minister Sadananda Gowda presented the new government's first rail budget today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new government on Tuesday presented its first Rail Budget, promising to seek increased foreign and domestic private investment to fund modernisation of the country's huge but badly stretched network. The state-owned railway has suffered from years of low investment and populist policies to subsidise fares. These have reduced the system to a slow, congested network that crimps economic growth.
Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda will, at noon today, present the Narendra Modi government's first Rail Budget. The Rail Budget is traditionally seen to set the stage for the union budget - to be presented on Thursday and in which the ruling BJP will lay out its economic reform plans.