News Flash: Curfew lifted from all areas of Varanasi

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11.15 pm: Russian air force says hit '10 Islamic State targets' in Syria on Monday.

10.24 pm: Home Minister Rajnath Singh speaks to Varanasi SSP, takes stock of the situation and asks him to ensure peace.

10.04 pm: Blast heard near Russian embassy in Kabul's Darul-Aman area.

9.30 pm: German Chancellor, Dr. Angela Merkel arrives in Bengaluru

9.22 pm: Curfew lifted from all areas of Varanasi, all schools and colleges to remain closed tomorrow in Varanasi.

7.55 pm: One confirmed dead from El Faro sinking: US Coast Guard

7.30 pm: Clash between Madhesi protesters and Nepal's Armed Police Force at Indo-Nepal Bhairahawa border.

7.15 pm: RSS, BJP want to soon make this place a Hindu country, says Senior SP leader Azam Khan.

7.00 pm: "PM addressed a rally in Bihar, why didn't he say anything on this issue?", asks Lalu Prasad Yadav on reservation issue.

6.45 pm: Curfew imposed in 4 areas of Varanasi- Kotwali, Dashashwamedh, Chowk & Luxa after violent protests over Ganesha idol immersion issue.

6.30 pm: India-South Africa second T20 Match: South Africa wins the toss, India to bat first.

6.15 pm: FIR lodged against Akbaruddin Owaisi at Kishanganj Police Station by Block Development Officer for using derogatory language for PM.

6.00 pm: Not against car-free day, don't want it to happen on Oct 22 as it's festive period, says BS Bassi, Delhi Police Commissioner on Delhi Govt decision.

5.45 pm: German Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel meets President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

5.30 pm: "Lalu Yadav is not supporting cow slaughter. How can any Yadav be against cows?", asks Congress senior leader Digvijay Singh.

5.15 pm: Protesters protest over Ganesha idol immersion issue in Varanasi, set vehicles on fire; police lathicharge protesters.

5:00 pm: Somnath Bharti's bail plea likely to be heard on Tuesday, Oct 6, by Dwarka Court.

4:50 pm: PM Narendra Modi to address rallies in Munger, Samastipur, Nawada and Begusarai on October 8 Bihar Polls.

4:32 pm: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi to address three rallies in Bihar on October 7th on Bihar Polls.

4:30 pm: I think CBI or Court ordered SIT should be the one investigating this case, UP Govt will not do a good job says Sangeet Som on Dadri Incident.

4:20 pm: People spreading rumors not restricted to social sites. Cyber cell is working on the social media front says Gautam Budh Nagar DM.

4:10 pm: Will shoot 'Agnes of God' and if there is something objectionable then will sort it out with concerned groups says Eknath Khadse, Maharashtra Minister.

4:09 pm: Lawyer Shiv Shankar Jha registers a case against Lalu Yadav in CJM Court over latter's comment on Hindus and beef consumption.

4:08 pm: CBI files application in Mumbai Court seeking permission to interrogate the three accused in Sheena Bora murder case.

4:00 pm: SC issues notice to Environment Ministry and Delhi Govt on an application filed by Senior Advocate Harish Salve.

3:55 pm: Now for public to decide if they want to support protectors of cows or ones who support cow slaughter Sushil Modi.

3:40 pm: Dwarka court extends Somnath Bharti's judicial custody till 19th October.

3:15 pm: BCCI withdraws its clarification application on Srinivasan attending BCCI meetings, after SC declined to entertain this application.

3:00 pm: Very glad that we were able to sign the fast track agreement here, says Chancellor Merkel. 

2:30 pm: In a world of seamless challenges and opportunities, India and Germany can be strong partners, says PM Modi.

2:15 pm: PM Modi and Dr.Angela Merkel to issue a joint statement shortly.

2:00 pm: BJP President Amit Shah addresses a rally in Supaul.

1:40 pm: Sheena Bora case, Indrani Mukerjea also sent to judicial custody till 19 October.

1:20 pm: The Supreme Court has suspended an order of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court which had imposed a beef ban in the state.

1:15 pm: Sheena Bora case, Sanjiv Khanna and Shyam Rai sent to judicial custody till 19 October.

12:50 pm: SC directs Chief Justice of J&K HC to constitute a 3 judge bench and decide matter of Beef ban.

12:30 pm: J&K Assembly adjourned till tomorrow after protests over beef ban and rehabilitation of flood victims.

12:00 pm: Handwara encounter: 4 Army Jawans killed, encounter still going on.

11:45 am: Central Govt gives licenses to 5-star hotels which serve beef and pork. Why doesn't Govt cancel their licenses?, asks Azam Khan, SP

11:30 am: German Chancellor Dr.Angela Merkel meets PM Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House in Delhi.

11:15 am: German Delegation meets Union Minister Dr. Harshvardhan, Memorandum of Understandings signed.

11:00 am: District Magistrate orders FIR against "Hindu Rakshak Dal" for violating Section 144 that has been imposed in Dadri.

10:55 am: SC refuses Somnath Bharti's bail plea, asks him to go to a lower court.

10:45 am: Lipika Mitra refuses to go for mediation with Somnath Bharti, says "absolutely not" when CJI asked her if she is ready to go for mediation.

10:30 am: Congress and NC's protest over Beef ban and flood victim rehabilitation issue in J&K Assembly.

10:20 am: J&K Assembly adjourned for 15 minutes over Congress and NC's protest over  Beef ban and flood victim rehabilitation issue.

10:15 am: India and Germany to sign more than 12 MoUs today.

10:00 am: Madhesi agitators block parts of Indo-Nepal border.

9:30 am: German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for the ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan, Delhi.

9:00 am: German Chancellor Angela Merkel scheduled to meet External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi.

8:45 am:  They shouldn't have done it. Some of our party workers were not aware of it, says Raghuveera Reddy, Congress on pigeons stuffed in rockets and fired.

8:30 am: Three year old girl rescued from a borewell late last night, after being in the borewell for nearly 12 hours in Dausa, Rajasthan. 

8:15 am: Encounter in Lolab, Kupwara, J&K,  one militant killed.

8:00 am: Unique "Dog Marathon" held in Bengaluru, dogs dressed in various Khadi ensembles to mark Gandhi Jayanti

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