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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

8:33 pm: 

7:44 pm: Cabinet approved PSLV Continuation Programme of fifteen operational flights of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C36 to PSLV-C50.

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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

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

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.

8.35 am: Complete shutdown is being observed across Kashmir to mark the death anniversary of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq's father

8.00 am: 6.9-magnitude quake strikes off Solomon Islands: USGS (PTI).

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