After five days of security lockdown in Jammu and Kashmir, phone services and internet were partly restored this morning and restrictions in movement were eased to facilitate Friday prayers.
Flight operations at Cochin International Airport in Kerala have been stopped till 3 pm on Sunday due to heavy rain, airport officials said today.
Rahul Gandhi has asked Congress workers at his parliamentary constituency Wayanad, which has been ravaged by floods, to rush to the district in Kerala and help in rescue and relief operations.
The National Crisis Management Committee on Thursday reviewed the flood situation in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala and Gujarat.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi address the nation for the first time after abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir assuring people of the two new Union Territories of the start of new era.
UN chief Antonio Guterres on Thursday urged India and Pakistan to exercise "maximum restraint" and refrain from taking steps that could affect the status of Jammu and Kashmir, as he highlighted the Simla Agreement which rejects any third-party mediation on the issue.
Pakistan's anti-corruption bureau arrested opposition leader Maryam Nawaz on Thursday, a party spokeswoman said, the latest high-profile detention of a member of the Sharif political dynasty.
The United States on Friday said that there is no change in its policy on Kashmir and called on India and Pakistan to maintain calm and restraint.
In Egypt, security forces killed at least 17 suspected Islamic militants in raids on hideouts in the capital of Cairo and in Fayoum province, about 80 kilometers, or 50 miles, southwest of the capital.
President Donald Trump said on Thursday that Joseph Maguire, the current chief of the National Counterterrorism Centre, will become the acting director of national intelligence.