Bengaluru, May 22: PM Narendra Modi left for Iran today and he will call on the Supreme Leader of Iran and will hold talks with President Dr Rouhani.
Get all the latest national and international news updates of Sunday, May 22 here:
7.30 pm: PM Narendra Modi offers prayers at Bhai Ganga Singh Sabha Gurudwara in Tehran, Iran.
7.10 pm: PM Narendra Modi arrives at Mehrabad International Airport, Tehran, for his 2-day Iran visit.
6.00 pm: Fire tenders dousing flames after fire broke out in 2 coaches of Jaisalmer-Delhi Intercity Express.
5.42 pm: BJP leader Roopa Ganguly reaches hospital after being attacked by unknown people in South 24 Parganas (West Bengal).
5.17 pm: 1 JCO (Junior Commissioned Officer) and 5 jawans of 29 Assam Rifles killed in ambush laid by militants in Manipur's Chandel district.
5.16 pm: I don't consider it as power, to me it's a resource to deliver, says Kiran Bedi on being appointed as LG for Puducherry.
5.15 pm: With integrity, fairness and no assurances in false, we're here to carry forward the current priority of development in all areas, says Kiran Bedi
5.06 pm: My priority will be bottom-up approach, I'll like to make the constable, the teacher in a school feel that he or she is most important, says Kiran Bedi.
5.00 pm: BJP's Roopa Ganguly attacked by unknown people in South 24 Parganas (WB) while she was returning from Kakdwip after visiting a injured BJP worker.
4.48 pm: Extremely grateful to Govt for giving me such a wonderful opportunity, says Kiran Bedi on appointed as LG for Puducherry.
4.30 pm: Preparations are completed, we are ready for the activity tomorrow morning, says ISRO Chairman Kiran Kumar on RLV launch.
4.24 pm: BCCI didn't wait for justice Lodha to file report and then bring reforms. We started well in advance when we took over, says Anurag Thakur,BCCI President.
4.15 pm: If that is blocked,who is going to suffer? It's state associations, ex,current and upcoming cricketers,entire sport will suffer, says Anurag Thakur.
4.00 pm: Security forces recover huge cache of war-like stores from 5 terrorists, killed in encounter in Kupwara (J&K).
3.53 pm: BCCI receives major revenue from home series, advertisements.We don't get single penny from state or Centre, says Anurag Thakur.
3.45 pm: President Pranab Mukherjee accepts resignation of Sarbananda Sonowal, Sports and Youth Affairs Minister, with immediate effect.
3.30 pm: BCCI took various reformative steps even before recommendations of Lodha committee report was out.We understand our responsibility, says Anurag Thakur.
3.15 pm: Cricket is one of the most popular sports in India,for us cricket fans are very important, says Anurag Thakur, newly-elected BCCI President.
I am humbled and honoured, says Anurag Thakur, the newly appointed BCCI President pic.twitter.com/MKCZTF3Bnk— ANI (@ANI_news) May 22, 2016
3.10 pm: Afghan spy agency says Taliban leader killed in drone attack.
3.00 pm: PM Narendra Modi departs for Tehran, Iran.
Delhi: PM Narendra Modi departs for Tehran (Iran) pic.twitter.com/vgkHmWOEYD— ANI (@ANI_news) May 22, 2016
2.45 pm: Unfortunate that political parties are politicizing a sensitive matter like NEET, says Union Health Minister JP Nadda.
2.30 pm: Preparations in full swing in Tehran ahead of PM Narendra Modi's visit.
2.16 pm: He has to carry the legacy of people who have been before him. Sure Indian cricket will be looked after well, says Sourav Ganguly on Anurag Thakur.
2.00 pm: Leaders congratulate Sarbananda Sonowal on being elected as the leader of the legislature party in Assam.
1.45 pm: Delhi Police arrests a JNU student for raping a girl in 2015.
1.31 pm: Miraculous escape for passengers as bus dangles at the tip of a collapsed bridge in Junagadh (Gujarat).
1.30 pm: Union Minister, Nitin Gadkari led BJP delegation after meeting President Pranab Mukherjee over Kerala violence issue.
1.20 pm: Also, police did not take appropriate action on the same. We have been assured of appropriate action by the President: Nitin Gadkari,BJP
1.15 pm: Our delegation met President, over atrocities against RSS and BJP workers,both pre and post elections, says Nitin Gadkari.
1.00 pm: 10 dead and 15 injured after a truck rammed into a car in Amritsar, Punjab.
12.30 pm: CPI(M) files complaint with Delhi police after BJP workers tried to storm CPI(M) office in Delhi during protest over rising crimes in Kerala
12.29 pm: Its political vengeance,witch-hunting.They'll not get anything because nothing went wrong, says BS Hooda on CBI raids/HUDA.
12.10 pm: A portion of NH-102 has sunk near Tengnoupal following incessant downpour, vehicles stranded in Manipur.
12:00 pm: CBI summons Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat on May 24 for questioning in CD sting matter.
11:57 am: Police say gunman kills 2, wounds 11 at concert in western Austria, then kills himself (Source: AP).
11:55 am: Senior Taliban commander confirms death of leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour in US drone strike (Source: AP).
11:50 am: Former Indian Ranji player Ajay Sharma's brother found dead in Delhi's Shakti Nagar.
11:47 am: BJP protest outside CPM Office in Delhi over 'rising crime in Kerala'.
11:45 am: Man consumes poison outside UP CM's residence in Lucknow over not being able to meet latter, rushed to hospital.
11:43 am: Do not forget what I said about water, save it: PM Modi concludes 'Mann ki Baat' appealing to save water amid water crisis and drought.
11:41 am: Prevention is better than cure. Yoga Day on June 21 is not merely an event,it inspires to include it in our daily routine for 20-30 min: PM Modi while addressing nation through Mann ki Baat.
11:40 am : At times I see, poor families have to spend too much for health issues. There is no cost involved in being healthy: PM Modi.
11:38 am: I would appeal all to enjoy their successes and carve out possibilities out of them: PM Narendra Modi on Mann ki Baat.
11:36 am: MP's Gaurav said he scored 89% and I was very happy but he said his family was not happy and they wanted him to get 90%. Want to request all parents and guardians to accept their children's results with a sense of satisfaction & motivate them for future: PM Modi.
11:34 am: For those who did not clear and succeed,life does not stop here. There is a lot to do: PM Modi on Mann ki Baat.
11:32 am: Congratulations to all the candidates for their scores. Happy to see girl students shine: PM Modi on Mann ki Baat.
11:30 am: A Hizbul Mujahideen militant arrested by police & Army last night in Budran village in Magam area of Budgam district (J&K).
11:27 am: There were polls, he was a CM candidate but Sarbanand Sonowal performed his duty as a sports minister. This is a big thing. In the poll season he went to NIS Patiala for a surprise visit.Everybody was surprised,noted how a Union Minister showed so much concern: PM Modi.
11:25 am: An atmosphere should be created in nation to encourage our sports persons who are going for #Rio2016: PM Modi on Mann ki Baat.
11:22 am: World is moving towards a cashless society and more technology is being used: PM Modi on Mann ki Baat.
11:20 am: I appeal upon citizens to pledge to not waste water in June,July,August,September this year: PM Modi.
11:17 am: Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh have used technology very well to mitigate the drought. Jan Bhagidari is also vital: PM Modi on Mann ki Baat.
11:15 am: Got opportunity to meet CMs of drought affected states, decided to meet every CM individually as opposed to calling all CMs together: PM
11:10 am: Protecting water and forest is our duty: PM Modi on Mann ki Baat.
11:07 am: Temperatures are rising, tension started after news saying that monsoon will get delayed by one week: PM Modi on MannkiBaat.
11:05 am: I am always excited to talk to you,to the people of this nation: PM Modi now addressing the nation through 'Mann ki Baat' radio programme.
11:00 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi now addressing the nation through 'Mann ki Baat' radio programme.
10:55 am: If they speak wrong, I'll drag them in court: Maharashtra minister Eknath Khadse on Preeti Menon's (AAP) allegations.
10:45 am: The deep depression over Mizoram moved east northeastwards, weakened into a depression and lay centered at 5:30am: IMD.
10:30 am: Ajay Shirke nominated as the BCCI Secretary by the BCCI President.
10:12 am: Anurag Thakur elected as the new BCCI President.
10:08 am: BJP Delegation led by Nitin Gadkari to meet President Pranab Mukherjee today on 'Kerala violence'.
10:05 am: Mumbai: Sourav Ganguly and Anurag Thakur arrive for BCCI Special General Meeting to elect its new President.
10:00 am: Mumbai: Sourav Ganguly and Anurag Thakur arrive for BCCI Special General Meeting to elect its new President.
9:55 am: Pahalgam (J&K): Annual 48-day Amarnath Yatra to begin from July 2, preparations underway for a smooth pilgrimage.
9:50 am: Kashmir gears up for Amarnath Yatra,Pahalgam Development Authority starts widening Pahalgam to Chandanwari road.
9:40 am: Doctor of a nursing home in Patna received a letter demanding Rs 50 lakh extortion money, with live cartridges. Police investigation underway.
9:35 am: More than 15 mobile phones seized by Bihar Police during raids in Siwan Jail.
9:25 am: Delhi Government to continue with NEET in the medical colleges in the capital.
9:15 am: Punjab: 10 dead after truck rams into a car in Amritsar.
9:00 am: Person killed by Naxals in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra on suspicion of being a police informer.
8:50 am: Our petition focused on corruption free medical edu & reforms,SC gave order considering it:Gulshan Garg, petitioner from Sankalp Trust on NEET issue.
8.45 am: US notified Pakistan after strike on Taliban commander.
8.40 am: Cane bomb found outside a polling booth in Panchayat elections in Bankey Bazar area of Bihar's Gaya. CRPF personnel have defused the bomb.
8.35 am: A portion of NH-102 has sunk near Tengnoupal following incessant downpour, vehicular movement affected in the area.
8.30 am: BCCI Special General Meeting will take place today to to elect its new President.
8.25 am: Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal conducted surprise inspection at night shelters.
Stayed the entire night in a night shelter,girls living in precarious conditions,their safety at huge risk:DCW Chief pic.twitter.com/pvLFKN1d9Y— ANI (@ANI_news) May 22, 2016
8.20 am: BJP Legislature Party meet to take place in Guwahati today to elect the party's chief ministerial candidate Sarbananda Sonowal as its leader.
8.15 am: Three persons strangled to death by Naxals late last night in Jamui district of Bihar.
8.05 am: Differently abled Ajay Kumar, aspiring to become an engineer, secures 71% marks in Class 10 UP Boards.
Ajay Kumar, who scored 71% in Class 10 UP Boards,says "used my feet to write the exams,aspire to become an engineer' pic.twitter.com/Egz8Bc0USj— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 22, 2016
8.00 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address the nation through 'Mann ki Baat' radio programme today.