Telangana: Hyderabad Excise officials nabbed two persons in possession of 100 kg of marijuana earlier today.

Tamil Nadu: 12-foot-tall statue of Vladimir Lenin was unveiled in front of the CPI(M) headquarters in Tirunelveli by CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury earlier today. Statue was built at a cost of Rs 4 lakh distributed by party workers.

Veteran actor & BJP MP Hema Malini performs at the 'Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas' in Varanasi.

Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind confers Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2019.

Maharastha: Fire breaks out in a tyre godown in Nauda Fata area in Navi Mumbai. More details awaited.

Odisha: 8 people killed & more than 25 critically injured after a truck overturned at Poiguda ghat near Baliguda in Kandhamal district, today morning. Rescue operation underway. Injured have been shifted to hospitals in Berhampur & Brahmanigan.

Border Security Force officials in Tripura have arrested 31 Rohingyas who were stranded at Zero Point between India-Bangladesh border for the last four days. They have been handed over to the Amtali police in Agartala.

Himachal Pradesh: 26 people injured after a tourist bus skidded off the road near Swarghat area in Bilaspur district. 18 injured shifted to hospital in Nalaghar in Solan district, 8 seriously injured shifted to PGIMER at Chandigarh.

Chhattisgarh: Police jawan allegedly shot himself with his service revolver in Raipur Police Lines, late last night; Police investigation on.

Jammu & Kashmir: An encounter has broken out between terrorists and security forces during a cordon and search operation in Shopian's Zainapora. More details awaited.

New Delhi, January 22: Scores of devotees and saints in Karnataka paid tribute to Shivakumara Swami of Siddaganga Mutt in Tumkur.  Swami of Siddaganga Mutt, Karnataka’s 111-year-old revered seer was the most influential leader of the Lingayat community. He breathed his last on Monday following protracted illness. As a mark of respect to the socio-religious icon, the state government has declared three-day mourning till Wednesday and holiday for schools, colleges and its offices on Tuesday across the state.

Meanwhile, Interim Director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) M Nageswara Rao on Monday transferred 20 officers. The list also includes SP Vivek Priyadarshi, who was handling ACB Delhi unit probing the 2G spectrum scam.

In Rajasthan, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said that Seva Kendras at village panchayat and panchayat samiti levels will be again known as Rajiv Gandhi Seva Kendras, not Atal Seva Kendras; says, "we wanted to name it Rajiv Gandhi Atal Seva Kendra but on HC's order it'll be named Rajiv Gandhi Seva Kendra".