Bengaluru, May 21: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid tributes to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, assassinated on this day in 1991 by a Tamil Tiger suicide bomber.
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10:47 pm: Scribes protest against 'misbehaviour' by Tharoor's staff
10:30 pm: Egypt militants call for attacks on judges
10 pm: Mild tremors hit Kathmandu, surrounding areas
9:30 pm: 16-yr-old gangrape victim commits suicide
9:15 pm: Delhi Police felicitates 69 good Samaritans
8:45 pm: Strong aftershocks possible in Nepal in next 7 days as part of normal occurrence: USGS
Ways of Govt are always open, everyone is welcome for talks: Vasundhra Raje (Rajasthan CM) on Gujjar agitation. pic.twitter.com/neKkdA78sV— ANI (@ANI_news) May 21, 2015
7:44 pm: Cabinet approved PSLV Continuation Programme of fifteen operational flights of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C36 to PSLV-C50.
Fire broke out in a paper mill in Morbi, Gujarat, earlier today. pic.twitter.com/WNAuTXRFr9— ANI (@ANI_news) May 21, 2015
7:15 pm: PM Modi led NDA Govt is functioning successfully&hs raised the respect&stature of India globally:Sanjay Joshi,frmr BJP National General Secy
7.00 pm: Union Cabinet clears Rs 3,090-crore continuation programme of launching 15 operational flights of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicles.
6.45 pm: College Student Protest against Dharamshala incident.
6.40 pm: ED attaches assets worth Rs 400 crore of 3 companies and their owners in a mining scam case in Odisha.
6.30 pm: PM Modi has taken 2 historic decisions in fertilizer sector: Ananth Kumar, BJP after cabinet meet.
6.20 pm: To address shortage of ammunition for army, their production has been increased by 18% since last year: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.
6.15 pm: We have established contact with so called victimn and her family, they have denied the incident: Kapil Sharma (SP, Kangra) on Dharamshala incident.
6.05 pm: Gujjar community blocks railway tracks in Bharatpur, Rajsthan.
5.50 pm: BJP workers use crude bombs and take up arms to fight TMC goons, says Rahul Sinha, West Bengal BJP Chief.
5.45 pm: "Government should allocate more funds for promoting R&D activities in the country," says Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.
5.30 pm: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal writes to Prime Minister Modi for fiscal relief to the state milk producers.
5.15 pm: All India Services which include IAS, IPS & Foreign services comes under jurisdiction of LG in Delhi: NN Jha (Former Puducherry LG).
5.00 pm: Delhi: Union Cabinet meeting begins at 7 RCR.
4.45 pm: South Korea confirms three cases of a respiratory virus that has killed hundreds of people in the Middle East.
4.30 pm: Mercedes India launches updated S 600 Guard at Rs. 8.9 crore.
4.15 pm: Like any other state Govt, Delhi Govt should also be able to appoint officers of their liking, says Yogendra Yadav.
4.00 pm: No relief to Dr R K Pachauri; he cannot join TERI office till the investigation is going on. 17th July has been fixed as the final date by the court.
3.42 pm: RBI in discussion with government on cashless economy, is expected to come out with a paper on the same.
3.25 pm: SpiceJet to infuse Rs 300 crore in airline & enhance fleet size to 45-50 aircraft by March 2016
2.55 pm: J Jayalalithaa to be sworn in as the Tamil Nadu chief minister on 23 May.
2.40 pm: In our government there are no scams, scandals. No corruption reported in our 1st year of governance: Ravi Shankar Prasad
1.35 pm: These reports are untrue, it's just a rumour: Prashant Bhushan on reports of forming a new political party.
1.27 pm: Essar Group says it is no longer interested in buying Nokia's Chennai mobile manufacturing unit (PTI)
12.57 pm: Transfer postings became an industry in Delhi and we stopped that, thats why people are opposing us: Manish Sisodia
12.40 pm: Ravi's death ruled suicide: CBI says Karnataka officials slandered him, female batch mate
12.26 pm: 13 private hospitals in Chhattisgarh under scanner for alleged failure to provide proper facilities to patients under health insurance schemes
12.14 pm: Polygraph test shall be conducted as soon as we finalise the dates: BS Bassi on Sunanda Pushkar case
11.55 am: NHRC to undertake a visit to SAI hostel in Alappuzha, Kerala to look into complaints relating to the suicide of a female trainee on May 7
10.55 am: World Bank to offer credit of US $250M to Bihar govt over 5 years as part of programme to help improve effectiveness of school teachers
10.35 am: We are sure what we are doing is according to the Constitution: Manish Sisodia on Delhi CS issue
We are sure what we are doing is according to the Constitution: Manish Sisodia on Delhi CS issue pic.twitter.com/wx4XC7avpC— ANI (@ANI_news) May 21, 2015
10.17 am: The IAF has plans to activate more such stretches on highways in the future: IAF
9.55 am: A person who is in public life should answer questions: Subramanian Swamy on Shashi Tharoor
A person who is in public life should answer questions: Subramanian Swamy on Shashi Tharoor pic.twitter.com/l66y03XIEA— ANI (@ANI_news) May 21, 2015
9.40 am: Malaysian Prime Minister orders search and rescue operations for migrants
9.17 am: IAF lands a Mirage jet on Noida's Yamuna Expressway as part of its first successful trial run
8.50 am: Former PM Rajiv Gandhi's death anniversary today; Priyanka Gandhi and Robert Vadra at Veer Bhumi.
Frmr PM Rajiv Gandhi's death anniversary today; Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi at Veer Bhumi to offer tribute pic.twitter.com/dk943aNYe2— ANI (@ANI_news) May 21, 2015
8.35 am: Complete shutdown is being observed across Kashmir to mark the death anniversary of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq's father
Complete shutdown is being observed across Kashmir to mark the death anniversary of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq's father. pic.twitter.com/BcTmZ2bWtL— ANI (@ANI_news) May 21, 2015
8.00 am: 6.9-magnitude quake strikes off Solomon Islands: USGS (PTI).