Two Andhra tribal girls gang raped, villagers seek to cover up (00:06)
Visakhapatnam, May 23 (IANS) Two tribal girls were gang raped by eight men in a village in Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam district and village elders tried to hush up the crime by directing the culprits to pay Rs 50,000 as compensation to the victims.

Bengaluru's ex-corporator to be grilled in extortion cases (23:38)
Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS) A local court on Monday extended police custody of former civic corporator V. Nagaraj for three more days for questioning with regards to the three extortion cases filed against him in a money-laundering deal on complaints from three of his many victims, said police on Monday.

Major in 'human shield' incident gets Commendation Card (Second Lead) (23:08)
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) An Indian Army Major involved in tying up a Kashmiri man to a jeep bonnet to ward off stone-pelters in Kashmir has been awarded the Army chief's Commendation Card, Army sources said on Monday.

Close to 200 injured as police crack down on belligerent Left workers (Roundup) (23:02)
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) At least 79 police personnel and over 100 Left protesters were injured on Monday as security forces used tear gas and carried out baton charges on thousands of belligerent activists who broke barricades and hurled stones at the police here and neighbouring Howrah during a protest march to the secretariat.

HC refuses to entertain plea of company linked to AAP leader (22:52)
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday refused to entertain a plea filed by a real-estate company, facing income tax proceedings for its alleged association with Delhi Minister Satyender Jain.

Greenpeace lauds Bihar's organic farming initiatives (22:48)
Patna, May 22 (IANS) Greenpeace India, the environment protection organisation, has welcomed and lauded the Bihar government's decision to give priority to organic farming.

Adopt one policy on Hurriyat, Congress tells Centre (22:42)
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Accusing the Centre of changing its stance vis-a-vis the Hurriyat on a daily basis, the Congress on Monday said the government should adopt a single policy to deal with the conglomeration of Kashmir-centric parties.

Break social taboos about menstruation, says Sisodia (22:40)
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday urged all sections of society to break the cultural and societal taboos around the issue of menstruation and help normalise the discourse on the topic.

UP recommends CBI probe into IAS officer's death, family meets CM (Second Lead) (22:26)
Lucknow, May 22 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday recommended a CBI probe into the death of Karnataka cadre IAS officer Anurag Tiwari, after his family met Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath here seeking a probe by the central agency into his death last week under mysterious circumstances.

Modi advocates Kandla Port be renamed Deendayal Port (Lead, changing dateline) (22:24)
Kutch (Gujarat), May 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday suggested that the Kandla Port Trust in Gujarat should be rechristened Deen Dayal Port Trust Kandla, commemorate the birth centenary year of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay, founder of Jana Sangh, predecessor of BJP.

Number of tax slabs should reduce over time, says GST Council official (22:08)
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The number of tax slabs should be reduced to one to two over a period of time, a top Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council official said on Monday.

BJP's Shatrughan Sinha, Sushil Modi in twitter war (Lead) (22:08)
New Delhi/Patna, May 22 (IANS) A Twitter war erupted between actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha and his BJP party colleague Sushil Kumar Modi on Monday when the former tweeted in favour of RJD chief Lalu Prasad and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal saying "enough of negative politics and mudslinging".

BSF to shift Bhagat Singh's pistol to Punjab museum (22:04)
Chandigarh, May 22 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) will soon move a pistol, used by Indian freedom struggle hero Bhagat Singh, to a museum in Punjab's frontier district of Ferozepur.

State-sponsored violence new normal under BJP rule: Congress (22:00)
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Congress on Monday slammed the BJP and the central government, saying that "lawlessness, lynching of innocents, state-sponsored violence and intolerance have become the new normal" under the present dispensation.

Visva Bharati students at Mamata's administrative review meeting (22:00)
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said her government has started inviting university students, including those from the prestigious Visva Bharati University, to witness administrative review meetings in districts.

More African nations join International Solar Alliance (Lead, changing dateline) (21:58)
Gandhinagar, May 22 (IANS) Four more African nations joined the India-initiated International Solar Alliance (ISA) on Monday, taking the number of its members to 30.

ED arrests Chennai businessman, attaches Rs 1.75 crore assets (21:56)
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Monday said it has attached property worth Rs 1.75 crore of a Chennai-based firm and arrested its director who is accused of cheating the state-run Indian Bank and laundering money.

2 bookies arrested during IPL final, 77 mobiles recovered (21:52)
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Police arrested two bookmakers while they were organising betting during the IPL final on Sunday night, and also recovered 77 mobiles from their rented flat in east Delhi, officials said.

'Will promote GM crops if green ministry approves' (21:48)
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Monday indicated that his ministry will endorse the production of Genetically Modified (GM) crops if they are approved by the Environment Ministry.

PM never promised 50% hike in MSP: Agriculture Minister (21:46)
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi never promised 50 per cent hike in the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of agriculture produce.

Court pronounces 14 guilty in Assam terror funding scam (21:46)
Guwahati, May 22 (IANS) A special NIA court on Monday convicted 14 persons accused in a Rs 1,000 crore terror funding scam that rocked Assam nearly a decade ago.

CBDT signs two unilateral advance pricing agreements (21:44)
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has entered two unilateral Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs) pertaining software and information technology sectors.

'Baahubali 2' has not set any record yet: Anil Sharma (21:42)
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Director Anil Sharma says the much talked about film "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" has not set any record yet.

NIA grills Kashmir separatist leaders over Pakistani funding (21:38)
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) questioned for the third consecutive day on Monday several separatist leaders in Jammu and Kashmir over the alleged funding from Pakistan-based terrorist groups.

Rajya Sabha polls in Goa, Gujarat, Bengal rescheduled: EC (Lead) (21:34)
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Rajya Sabha elections in Goa, Gujarat and West Bengal have been postponed by the Election Commission, an official statement said on Monday without giving any reason for the move. The poll was earlier scheduled to take place on June 8.

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