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15 injured in LPG cylinder blast in Delhi (00:26)
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) At least 15 persons were injured after an LPG cylinder exploded in Gandhi Nagar area here on Thursday night.

Women can play important role in peace talks: Journalist (23:52)
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Women can play a crucial role in peace talks and governments should co-opt them in peace bodies to cash in on their intrinsic qualities, said journalist and author Rashmi Saksena on Thursday.

Car catches fire, none injured (23:36)
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A car was gutted in a fire on Thursday in central Delhi, though none was injured, a fire official said.

Higher education institutions to award degrees for online courses (23:02)
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Higher Educational Institutions (HEI) can now offer certificate, diploma and degree programmes in full-fledged online mode, along with, as has been the norm, those offered in the regular mode, sunject to certain conditions, the government announced on Thursday.

Heat wave continues in Haryana, Punjab (23:02)
Chandigarh, May 24 (IANS) Haryana and Punjab continued to reel under severe heatwave conditions on Thursday with temperatures recorded in the 42-46 degrees Celsius mark at several places.

Man dies in drink driving accident (23:02)
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A man was killed on the spot when he crashed his car into railings on a road divider in an inebriated condition in northeast Delhi, police said on Thursday.

Stringent security at Santiniketan for Modi, Hasina visit (23:02)
Santiniketan, May 24 (IANS) Stringent security arrangements are in place for the 49th convocation of the Visva-Bharati University here, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina slated to attend the event on Friday.

Mamata to have 'courtesy meeting' with Hasina (22:48) IANS Photo Service
Santiniketan (West Bengal), May 24 (IANS) Iterating that she shares a "great rapport" with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the two will have a meeting in Kolkata on Saturday, but ruled out any discussions on the contentious Teesta river issue.

Punjab CM warns Damdami Taksal over threats to Sikh preacher (22:38) IANS Photo Service
Chandigarh, May 24 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday warned Sikh seminary Damdami Taksal over alleged threats issued to Sikh preacher Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale.

Modi won't confer awards at Vishwa Bharti varsity convocation, Mamata 'shocked' (22:32) IANS Photo Service
Santiniketan (West Bengal), May 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not confer Visva Bharati University's highest award Deshikottam during its convocation on Friday, the university announced on Thursday, triggering an angry reaction from West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who said she was "shocked and very unhappy".

Modi accepting fitness challenge invokes attack by rivals (Second Lead) (22:24) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The fitness challenge by Minister of Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore in Twitter turned political after Prime Minister Narendra Modi accepted the gauntlet thrown by cricketer Virat Kohli, with the opposition parties daring him to reduce the spiralling prices.

Five held for assaulting Army official, kin (22:24)
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Five persons were arrested on charge of abusing and assaulting an Army Captain deployed with a commando unit and his family members in west Delhi's Dwarka, police said on Thursday.

CBI officer probing PNB fraud repatriated to parent cadre (22:06) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) CBI Joint Director Rajiv Singh, who was heading investigation into over Rs 13,400 crore banking fraud, allegedly committed by diamantaire Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi during 2011-2017, has been prematurely repatriated to his parent cadre in Tripura.

Karnataka CM braces for trust vote on Friday, says confident of win (21:54) IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, May 24 (IANS) An upbeat Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Thursday expressed confidence about winning the trust vote on Friday and proving that his JD-S-Congress coalition government has the majority in the new Assembly.

43 degrees was Delhi's respite, heat wave to return from Friday (Lead) (21:54) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) After two days of a persistent heat wave, the National Capital and surrounding regions on Thursday saw "very slight" respite, as average maximum temperature stood at 43 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average.

Rajnath directs constant vigil, security on borders (21:36) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Amid firing and ceasefire violations by Pakistan across the Line of Control and the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday directed constant vigil and security on Indian borders.

Haryana sanitation workers end 16-day strike (21:36) IANS Photo Service
Chandigarh, May 24 (IANS) With their salary hiked, several allowances raised and most other demands conceded, both unions of the agitating safai and sewer karamcharis in Haryana have decided to call off their 16-day old strike.

HC crticises Delhi government for free water scheme (21:18) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday criticised the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government policy of providing 20 kilo litres of free water across the board for domestic use and said "nothing should be given free" unless the poor need it.

Mekunu cyclone: Swimming banned off Goa for 72 hours (21:18)
Panaji, May 24 (IANS) In view of the cyclonic storm Mekunu brewing in the southwest Arabian Sea, a private lifeguard agency appointed by the state government on Thursday issued an advisory banning swimming at the Goa's popular beaches for the next 72 hours.

IOC's Paradip-Hyderabad pipeline to be commissioned by 2020 (21:10) IANS Photo Service
Hyderabad, May 24 (IANS) The Paradip-Hyderabad pipeline being laid at a cost of Rs 2,321 crore would be commissioned by 2020, a top officials of Indian Oil Corporation Limited said on Thursday.

15 kg gold worth crores seized in Kolkata (21:10)
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized around 15 kg of foreign origin gold valued at Rs 4.72 Crore in Kolkata's North 24 Pargans district, the agency said on Thursday.

PNB fraud: ED charge-sheet names Nirav, 23 others (21:10) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday filed a charge-sheet against fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi and 23 others, including his father, sister and brother-in-law, in the over Rs 13,400 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam.

Beas pollution: Punjab imposes Rs 5 crore penalty on erring mill (21:08)
Chandigarh, May 24 (IANS) Facing opposition flak over discharge of molasses in the Beas river that led to the death of a large number of marine life, the Punjab government on Thursday imposed a penalty of Rs 5 crore on the erring Chadha Sugar Mill.

After desecration, Goa church body questions police claim (21:04)
Panaji, May 24 (IANS) In the wake of the desecration of a holy cross in a South Goa village, a Goa Church body on Thursday questioned police claims of solving cases of earlier desecrations reported from the coastal state.

DU to translate, publish world classics in Hindi (21:02) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Delhi University on Thursday announced that it will translate 'world classics' in Hindi language to bolster cultural ties with foreign nations and educate Indians about other cultures.

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