21 May, 23:56 (IST)

Naresh Kumar, Senior IMD scientist today, May 21, said that a red alert of heat wave has been issued for Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh for the next 5 days. Kumar also said that an orange alert has been issued for the northern parts of Madhya Pradesh. "Tamil Nadu, Kerala will receive rain for the next 2-3 days," he added.Watch Video:

21 May, 22:52 (IST)

The Supreme Court today, May 21, dismissed a batch of review pleas filed against the Constitution Bench verdict upholding the revocation of Article 370 as valid. "Having perused the review petitions, there is no error apparent on the face of the record. No case for review under Order XLVII, Rule 1 of the Supreme Court Rules 2013. The review petitions are, therefore, dismissed," a bench headed by CJI DY Chandrachud said.

21 May, 21:48 (IST)

The  Congress party on Tuesday dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to expel BJP spokesperson and Puri Lok Sabha candidate Sambit Patra from the party for his controversial remark on Lord Jagannath. Patra courted controversy after he said that Lord Jagannath is a devotee of PM Narendra Modi. His statement drew sharp criticisms from different quarters.

21 May, 21:27 (IST)

Black flags were shown, and slogans were raised against actor-politician Kangana Ranaut during her visit to Kaza in the Lahaul-Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh. A video of the alleged incident has also gone viral on social media. Notably, Congress workers showed black flags and raised slogans against BJP Mandi candidate Kangana Ranaut during her visit to Kaza of Lahaul and Spiti district.Watch Video:

21 May, 20:19 (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered prayers today, May 21, at Sankat Mochan Hanuman Mandir in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi. He was accompanied by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.Watch Video:

21 May, 19:20 (IST)

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge on Tuesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and called him "Jhoothon Ka Sardar" (king of lies). Kharge also accused PM Modi of abusing Rahul Gandhi to hide his failures over the last 10 years. He further alleged that alleged that PM Modi wants to “snatch the Constitution” and “destroy democracy”.

21 May, 17:56 (IST)

Heavy rainfall lashed several parts of Tamil Nadu today, May 21, including Kanchipuram. The heavy downpour bought much-needed respite from the soaring temperatures.Watch Video:

21 May, 17:15 (IST)

In Tutikandi area of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, a fire has broken out in the forest, with firefighters and forest officials currently engaged in dousing the flames. The Fire Department and Forest Department are actively involved in the firefighting efforts to contain the blaze and prevent further spread of the fire in the affected area.

21 May, 16:03 (IST)

A Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300ER flight from London to Singapore encountered severe turbulence, resulting in the death of one passenger and injuries to over 30 others. The flight was diverted to Bangkok, where it landed safely at 3:45 pm local time. 

21 May, 14:40 (IST)

Following a complaint by the Trinamool Congress, Abhijit Gangopadhyay, BJP's Tamluk candidate, has been banned by the Election Commission of India for derogatory remarks against West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee. He has been barred from campaigning for 24 hours from 5 pm on May 21.

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Mumbai, May 21: In an unfortunate incident in Chhattisgarh, 15 people died after a pick-up vehicle overturned near the Kawardha area. Eight people have been injured in the incident. Abhishek Pallav, Kawardha SP, said the injured have been shifted to the hospital for treatment. Chhattisgarh Deputy CM Vijay Sharma expressed shock over the incident and offered condolences to families who lost their loved ones. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Monday, May 20, condoled the demise of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, who died in a fatal helicopter crash.

Taking to X (formerly Twitter), PM Narendra Modi acknowledged Raisi's contribution in strengthening the India-Iran bilateral relationship.  Home Minister Amit Shah, on Monday, May 20, took a dig at the Congress party and its leader Rahul Gandhi. Shah said that after the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, the Wayanad MP has to launch a "Congress Dhundho Yatra" to "find" the grand old party. Ebrahim Raisi Dies: India Announces One-Day State Mourning on May 21 Following Death of Iranian President in Helicopter Crash.

The Union Home Ministry announced a one-day state mourning across the country on Tuesday, May 21, as a mark of respect for Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, who died in a helicopter crash. During the state mourning, the national flag will be flown at half-mast on all buildings nationwide. Additionally, there will be no official entertainment during the period of state mourning.

Mukesh Ambani, Nita Ambani, and their sons Akash and Anant were seen at a polling centre in Mumbai, exercising their right to vote during the fifth phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2024. Besides the Ambanis, several celebrities, including Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, and Madhuri Dixit, among others, joined the list of celebrity voters in Mumbai to cast their votes. Israel-Gaza War: International Criminal Court Chief Prosecutor Seeks Arrest Warrant for Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, Three Hamas Leaders.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission has asked Pakistani authorities to impose a tax on monthly pensions exceeding Rs 100,000. The International Criminal Court on Monday, May 20, sought arrest warrants for Israeli and Hamas leaders, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in connection with their actions during the seven-month war.