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Rajnath for inclusion of martyrs' biographies in syllabus (05:36)IANS Photo Service
Bhopal, May 21 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said biographies of martyrs should be included in the syllabus so that the upcoming generation can draw inspiration from the stories of patriotism and sacrifice.

Today's generation of filmmakers say things boldly, openly: Gulzar (01:46)
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) His own brand of cinema was about human relationships entangled in social issues, but veteran writer-filmmaker Gulzar believes the present generation of movie makers have more courage to express things in an open and bolder way.

Emraan Hashmi, Kunal Deshmukh to work on new project (01:30)
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) As "Jannat" clocked 10 years since its release, actor Emraan Hashmi and director Kunal Deshmukh have announced they will be collaborating again on a new project.

Russian man masturbating on board aircraft arrested (23:32)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) A Russian man who allegedly masturbated in front of his Indian woman co-passenger on an international flight has been arrested, Delhi Police said on Sunday.

CSCs in 2.5 lakh digitised villages by end-2018: Prasad (23:22)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The network of Common Service Centres (CSCs) is to be expanded to 2.5 lakh gram panchayats by the end of 2018, IT and Electronics Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Sunday.

No CM face in Madhya Pradesh, hints Kamal Nath (23:00)IANS Photo Service
Bhopal, May 20 (IANS) Congress' Madhya Pradesh chief Kamal Nath on Sunday indicated that the party would not have a chief ministerial face in the upcoming assembly elections.

Two linemen electrocuted in Agra (22:56)
Agra, May 20 (IANS) Two Electricity Department linemen died in a tragic accident on Sunday in here in Uttar Pradesh, police said.

Maoist landmine kills seven security personnel in Chhattisgarh (Fourth Lead) (22:54)
Raipur, May 20 (IANS) Seven security personnel were killed in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district on Sunday when a landmine planted by Maoists ripped through the vehicle they were travelling in.

RLSP launches campaign for inclusive judiciary (22:26)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Bihar-based Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) on Sunday launched its "Halla Bol, Darwaza Khol" campaign aimed at advocating the cause of inclusiveness in the Indian judiciary system and creating awareness about the issue.

Nipah virus identified in Kozhikode fever deaths, Central team on way (Lead) (22:14)
Kozhikode/Thiruvananthapuram, May 20 (IANS) The cause of death of two people, ostensibly suffering from fever, in Kozhikode has now been confirmed to be due to the Nipah virus (NiV), spread by fruit bats and causing severe disease in both animals and humans, a top official said on Sunday.

Man, teenager stabbed by unknown attackers (21:54)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) A man and a teenager were stabbed, in two separate but similar incidents, by a group of unknown assailants as they were returning home on early Sunday, police said.

Truck load of stale chicken, eggs seized in Bengal (21:12)
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) In wake of the uncovering of the sensational carcass meat racket in West Bengal, a truck load of stale chicken and eggs was seized from the state's West Midnapore district, police said on Sunday.

Maoist landmine kills six policemen in Chhattisgarh (Third Lead) (20:54)
Raipur, May 20 (IANS) Six police personnel were killed and another was critically wounded in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district on Sunday when a landmine planted by Maoists ripped through the vehicle they were travelling in.

'No final decision on altering rules for civil service allocation' (20:44)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The government has not taken a final decision on changing the existing rules to allocate the service and state to those qualifying the All India Civil Services Examination, informed sources said here on Sunday.

Talks with Putin to further strengthen ties: Modi (Lead) (20:34)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Ahead of his visit to the Russian city of Sochi for an informal summit with President Vladimir Putin on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that the talks will help further strengthen bilateral ties.

Man held for killing girl over salary (20:30)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Delhi police arrested a man for killing a teenaged girl after she demanded her salary from him that he collected from her employer in west Delhi, police said on Sunday.

One killed on cow slaughter allegation, four held (20:26)
Satna (Madhya Pradesh), May 20 (IANS) Two Muslim youth were badly beaten up by villagers in this Madhya Pradesh village on accusation of slaughtering a cow, leading to the death of one of them, police said on Sunday. Four accused have been arrested.

Congress accuses Modi of using petrol price as political tool, demands cut (20:18)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday alleged that prices of petroleum products were being used by Prime Minister Narendra Modi "as a tool" to benefit BJP during elections and demanded that the prices should stay at least at the level that prevailed during the Karnataka assembly elections.

Gujjars call off May 23 protest after talks with Rajasthan government (19:26)
Jaipur, May 20 (IANS) The Gujjar Aarakshan Andolan Samiti has called off its proposed agitation scheduled on May 23 after prolonged discussions with the Rajasthan government, it was announced on Sunday.

Devotee assaulted inside Odisha's Jagannath temple (19:18)IANS Photo Service
Bhubaneswar, May 20 (IANS) The staff at the Jagannath temple in Odisha's Puri assaulted a devotee and snatched his gold pendant on Sunday after he refused to pay a huge amount for offering prayers, police said.

AYUSH Minister says allies needed for Lok Sabha elections (19:00)IANS Photo Service
Panaji, May 20 (IANS) Union Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Naik said on Sunday that the BJP in Goa is looking forward to support from allies for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Congress-mukt Northeast after Mizoram polls: Amit Shah (18:58)IANS Photo Service
Guwahati, May 20 (IANS) BJP national President Amit Shah on Sunday said the northeast will be 'Congress-mukt' (Congress free) after the Mizoram election, scheduled for the year-end.

Modi is servant of politics, not people: Congress (18:18)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not visiting Varanasi, his parliamentary constituency, following a tragedy earlier this week in which 18 persons were killed and termed him a "servant of politics", not of people.

Strategic partnership between India, Russia will strengthen: Modi (18:10)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin will strengthen the special and privileged strategic partnership between the two countries.

Bengal minister blames BJP for deaths in Panchayat poll violence (18:08)IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) West Bengal Panchayat minister Subrata Mukherjee on Sunday accused the BJP of fomenting unrest during the recently concluded state rural body elections and indirectly held it responsible for the loss of lives in the poll violence.

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