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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.