Get all the latest national and international news updates of Monday, May 23 here:
11.15 pm: Encounter underway between security forces & militants in J&K's Sarai Bala. One militant gunned down. More details awaited.
10.35 pm: Hoarding collapses at Delhi Noida Direct Flyway after heavy rainfall and strong winds in the capital.
Hoarding collapses at Delhi Noida Direct Flyway after heavy rainfall and strong winds in the capital. pic.twitter.com/ND8fMLzYCj— ANI (@ANI_news) May 23, 2016
9.50 am: Fire breaks out in Mathura area of Uttar Pradesh,more than 50 houses engulfed in flames. Four fire tenders present at the spot.
9.20 pm: Tamil Nadu assembly to commence on May 25th.
8.40 pm: PM Modi departs from Tehran (Iran) for Delhi after a two day visit.
8.20 pm: Shared some interesting nuggets of information about the impact of Persian in India. It is taught in several universities in India: Narendra Modi.
7.45 pm: India, Iran, Afghanistan sign pact for Trilateral Transport & Transit Corridor. PM Modi says it can alter the course of region's history.
7.33 pm: All flights delayed at Delhi airport (both arrival/departure) due to bad weather conditions in the capital.
7.30 pm: A Naxal carrying Rs 3 lakh reward on his head killed in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Bastar.
7.24 pm: Your deliberations indeed provide a body of strength to our literary, academic and people to people ties, says PM Modi.
7.23 pm: Mahabharata and Shahnama, Bhima and Rustam, Arjuna and Arsh exhibit similarities in our world views and values, says PM Modi.
7.16 pm: A part of Iranian culture lies in every Indian heart and part of Indian heritage is woven into Iranian society, says PM Modi.
7.15 pm: It is also in perfect response to those who preach radical thoughts in our societies, says PM Narendra Modi in Tehran.
7.03 pm: PM Narendra Modi speaking at the inauguration of international conference in Tehran (Iran).
6.45 pm: A signboard collapsed in Sector 18 Noida near DLF Mall Of India. Car damaged, one dead and 2 injured.
6.39 pm: Congress allege Chhattisgarh Govt in 2007 purchased helicopters worth ovr 26 cr from co. with share capital of Rs.50,000.
6.25 pm: At least 100 people admitted in last two days in a Government hospital in Seoni with diarrhoea.
6.16 pm: A 67-year old woman delivers a baby, after 48-years of marriage through In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) in UP.
6.00 pm: One dead and one seriously injured in the building collapse in Dhakuria (West Bengal).
5.48 pm: In flow of capital and technology can lead to new industrial infrastructure in Chabahar, says PM Modi.
5.47 pm: Even through turmoil of history, our society never lost touch with each other, says PM Modi in Iran.
5.45 pm: Today we are witnessing creation of history for the entire region, says PM Modi in Tehran (Iran).
5.33 pm: SC allows private tour operators to make fresh applications for grant of permission to send pilgrims for Hajj with necessary details and documents.
5.26 pm: Heat wave continues in Bhubaneswar (Odisha).
5.24 pm: Ceremonial signing of trilateral agreement between India, Afghanistan and Iraq on transport and transit in Tehran (Iran).
5.13 pm: Light showers expected in some areas of Delhi and Haryana, temperature likely to drop, says BP Yadav, IMD Director.
5.00 pm: Ordinance bypasses discussion, and does not respect SC's decisions. That is why Congress opposed it, says AM Singhvi on NEET.
4.58 pm: If this order is violated, traffic police can take action and charge a fine of Rs 5000 as environment compensation, says NGT.
4.57 pm: Over 10-yr old diesel vehicles may not be allowed to ply in cities like Trivandrum,Kothamangalam,Thrissur,Kozhikode after 30 days frm today.
4.56 pm: NGT orders that diesel vehicles over 2000 cc won't be registered in Kerala, while hearing a plea filed against automobile vehicle pollution.
4.55 pm: A signboard collapses in Sector 18 Noida near DLF Mall Of India. One dead, 2 injured.
4.54 pm: Building collapses in Dhakuria (West Bengal). More details awaited.
4.48 pm: Fire breaks out in a shopping and residential building near Kamla Nehru Hospital in Shimla, 4 fire tenders at the spot.
4.33 pm: CPI (M) Kerala State committee proposed list of 12 ministers for LDF Govt in Kerala. P. Sreeramakrishnan proposed speaker of Kerala Assembly.
4.20 pm: PM Narendra Modi meets Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Iran.
4.19 pm: Light showers followed by dust storm in Delhi after sudden change of weather, temperature down to 33°C.
4.17 pm: Jammu: Special NIA Court passes orders framing orders agnst 6 accused in connection with '15 Udhampur BSF convoy attack case, says NIA IG,Sanjeev Kumar.
4.16 pm: Haryana: Sudden change of weather in Kurukshetra.
4.07 pm: Shane Watson reprimanded by Match Referee for using language/gesture deemed obscene,offensive or insulting during IPL Match in Raipur y'day.
4.02 pm: Sudden change of weather in Delhi: Dust storm, strong winds hit the capital.
1.39 pm: We exchanged views on emerging regional challenges and global issues of common interest, says PM Modi.
1.38 pm: Visiting Iran a great privilege for me. India & Iran are not new friends. Our 'Dosti' is as old as history, says PM Modi.
1.37 pm: Can never forget that Iran was 1st country to come forward when earthquake had struck my state of Gujarat, says PM Modi.
1.36 pm: For me, visiting Iran is indeed a great privilege. Our 'dosti' is as old as history, says PM Modi.
1.32 pm: We are going to put tourism very high on our agenda, says Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
1.31 pm: Considering that both countries have an important port like Chabahar, we can have vast cooperation. Chabahar port can serve as a point of connectivity between different countries, specially India & Afghanistan, also east of Europe, says Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
1.30 pm: Economic relationship b/w 2 countries can become much bigger compared to the past, says Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
1.28 pm: PM Narendra Modi & Iranian President Hassan Rouhani deliver joint statement in Tehran.
1.04 pm: Army, police and other agencies are fully prepared,won't let these terrorists succeed: Satish Dua, GOC 15 Corps on terror attacks in Srinagar.
12.57 pm: More than 30 baby cobra snakes found in bathroom of a house in Karnal (Haryana).
12.46 pm: Hearing in Delhi HC on the matter deferred for August 10.
12.45 pm: At least 20 dead in Yemen suicide bombing.
12.30 pm: Bus driver refuses to pay toll, rams through tollgate, nearly runs over toll employee in Gurugram.
12.18 pm: Jiah Khan death case: Bombay High Court stays trial court proceeding till June 7.
12.15 pm: Villagers trap a leopard in Seohara area of UP's Bijnor district, Forest officials at the spot.
12 noon: India-Iran delegation level talks held in Tehran.
11.50 am: Special CBI court rejects Peter Mukerjea's bail plea.
11.45 am: Jayalalithaa leaves from her residence for Madras University where she will swear in as the CM of Tamil Nadu.
11.35 am: Anurag Thakur welcomed by supporters as he arrives at his residence in Delhi after being appointed new BCCI President.
11.30 am: SC to hear on Thursday, May 26, plea of Italian marine Salvatore Girone seeking relaxation of bail conditions to enable him to return Italy.
11.15 am: Terror attack on police party at Zadibal police station in Srinagar. ASI Nazeer Ahmed and Constable Basheer Ahmed killed.
Srinagar: Visuals of the spot where terrorists attacked a police party at Zadibal police station, 2 policemen killed pic.twitter.com/mCTKvXI0io— ANI (@ANI_news) May 23, 2016
11.00 am: US President Barack Obama confirms Taliban leader's death in US strike.
10.50 am: 250 crude bombs seized by Police in Birbhum, West Bengal.
10.40 am: I will abide by CBI's summon and will appear tomorrow.Will cooperate, says Harish Rawat, Uttarakhand CM.
10.30 am: AIADMK workers celebrate outside J Jayalalithaa's residence in Chennai,she will take oath as CM today.
10.25 am: Journalist Hemant Thakur kidnapped and threatened by a contractor in Bihar's Araria,rescued by Police.
10.10 am: PM Narendra Modi meets Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran.
10.00 am: Couple goes to register a case at Kandivali police station. Police refuses to register case and thrashes the couple. Here's the video:
WATCH: Couple thrashed mercilessly inside a Police Station in Kandivali,Mumbai (Source: Amatuer video)https://t.co/BlQK3BFuD9— ANI (@ANI_news) May 23, 2016
9.45 am: "Nothing wrong in saying 'OM', don't you say 'Allah' or God or 'Rab'? What is the difference? All must do Yoga", says Vice President's wife Salma Ansari.
Opposition to Yoga totally wrong. I would have had few damaged bones if not for Yoga:(Vice Pres's wife Salma Ansari) pic.twitter.com/FcIwClK1pf— ANI (@ANI_news) May 23, 2016
9.30 am: Health Minister JP Nadda to meet President Pranab Mukherjee today at 2.15 pm regarding NEET.
9.15 am: Wreath laying ceremony of Naik Gawade Pandurang Mahadev, who died in encounter with terrorists in Kupwara.
Srinagar:Wreath laying ceremony of Naik Gawade Pandurang Mahadev, who died in encounter with terrorists in Kupwara pic.twitter.com/sOWiQGbw0C— ANI (@ANI_news) May 23, 2016
9.00 am: 10 dead after landslide in Teoni area of Chakrata, Uttarakhand.
8.45 am: Swimming pool inside DFO Rajesh Chandel's residential compound in drought hit Sukma district in Chhattisgarh.
Chhattisgarh: Swimming pool inside DFO Rajesh Chandel's residential compound in drought hit Sukma district pic.twitter.com/D4bm4txneP— ANI (@ANI_news) May 23, 2016
8.35 am: IED detected and defused by Security forces in Baramulla district(J&K).
8.30 am: Kochi Naval base firing: Case being investigated by Harbour Police station,firing whether accidental being ascertained. Navy orders inquiry.
8.15 am: US President Barack Obama says no apology for Atomic bomb on Hiroshima visit.
8.00 am: PM Narendra Modi to meet Iran President Hassan Rouhani and Supreme leader Ali Khameni in Tehran.
7.50 am: At least 17 girls dead in a school dormitory fire in Bangkok.
7.45 am: "This Govt is committed to ensuring that everyone in India has a decent home and decent education and quality healthcare", says Power minister Piyush Goyal.
Union Minister Piyush Goyal speaking at the 7th Annual DBACCESS Asia Conference in Singapore pic.twitter.com/5FM3KRqHgi— ANI (@ANI_news) May 23, 2016
7.40 am: A Defence security corps personnel Naik Shivadasan found dead in Kochi(Kerala) Naval base, he was on cash guard duty.
7.30 am: India's first reusable launch vehicle(RLV-TD) launched from Sriharikota(Andhra Pradesh),it is 6.5 metres long,weighs 1.75 tonnes.
WATCH: India launches its first indigenous space shuttle, the RLV-TD from Sriharikota(Andhra Pradesh)https://t.co/G0SxiQbJgw— ANI (@ANI_news) May 23, 2016