Hindu nationalist party wins Indian general election

As early election results show Narendra Modi is on track for a landslide victory, a political analyst says the Hindu nationalist won't be able to meet the country's 'sky-high expectations'. Duration: 01:24 May 16, 2014

Protests, strikes hit Brazil 28 days from World Cup

Brazil faced a test of its security preparations for the World Cup on Thursday as demonstrators aghast at the cost of the event joined protests and strikes in several major cities. Duration: 00:44 May 16, 2014

Nandan Nilekani accepts defeat, says will continue to work for Bangalore

Bangalore, May 16 (ANI): Karnataka has voted with a vengeance and ousted the Congress party. Bangalore South witnessed a close fight between BJP's Ananth Kumar and Congress's Nandan Nilekani who lost by a narrow margin of over 27,000 votes. Nilekani accepted his defeat and said that he will continue to work for Bangalore. May 16, 2014

VK Singh wins Ghaziabad seat, says will work for betterment

Ghaziabad, May 16 (ANI): BJP leader VK Singh on Friday said that he had always been confident of BJP's victory. He also said that the party will decide on how to function from now on. Singh further said that he will work towards the betterment of his region so that the people of Ghaziabad feel satisfied. May 16, 2014

Poll Trends (4 pm)

New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): Poll trends as of 4 PM shows BJP leading in 255 seats while the Congress leading in 39 seats. Other parties including AAP are following with minimal seats as the counting is underway signaling an inclination towards BJP. May 16, 2014

Victory celebrations in headquarters of winning TMC, TDP

Kolkata/ Hyderabad, May 16 (ANI): Celebrations are in full swing on Friday in the headquarters of winning regional parties, for which early trends of the poll results showed victory. The Trinamool Congress Party (TMC) in West Bengal is confident of bagging the lion's share of seats and a clear sweep in the face of a challenge by the Left Front and the Congress. Early leads of the poll results also established a majority for the regional Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in 13 constituencies. May 16, 2014

People voted in favour of Modi as they want change: RSS

New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party is on track to win parliamentary elections, making huge gains over the ruling Congress party, early results show. Praising the strong showing by BJP-led NDA in the polls, RSS on Friday said that people of the country have voted for a change in favour of Narendra Modi. He also said that it was also a matter of pleasure that BJP was heading towards simple majority in Lok Sabha. May 16, 2014

Congress has done badly, I hold myself responsible: Rahul

New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday congratulated the new government to attain full majority in these Lok Sabha Polls. Gandhi said that he knows Congress has done badly and held himself responsible for this performance. May 16, 2014

Poll Trends (5 pm)

New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): Poll trends as of 5 PM shows BJP winning in 84 seats while the Congress is winning in 10 seats. May 16, 2014

BJP leaders overwhelmed by party's success

Ahmedabad/ Bangalore, May 16 (ANI): BJP leaders all over the nation are seen to be overwhelmed by the party's tremendous success in the Lok Sabha Polls. BJP leader Anandiben Patel said that she is happy on the party's success and that its good that Gujarat's son will become the PM. BJP leader Om Mathur also expressed his happiness over the party's success nationwide. Also BJP leader Ananth Kumar also said that he is happy over party's success and especially his own victory from Bangalore South. He also added that the nation will see progress under the leadership of Narendra Modi as the PM. May 16, 2014

Kejriwal congratulates Narendra Modi for victory

Varanasi, May 16 (ANI): Speaking after his defeat from Varanasi, AAP Convener Arvind Kejriwal thanked all those who voted for him and also those who didn't. He further congratulated Narendra Modi, BJP for winning from Varanasi. May 16, 2014

Rajnath praises Modi for party's win, says he is happy and satisfied

New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): BJP President Rajnath Singh expressed joy and satisfaction over the tremendous majority win observed by the party. Thanking the BJP supporters and workers, Singh said that it is for the first time after 1984 that a party has won with clear majority. He further praised BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi for his hard work and contribution in terms of campaigns and rallies addressed. Singh also thanked the NDA alliance parties for giving their support in these elections. May 16, 2014

2014 LS poll results: Omar accepts defeat with humility

Srinagar, May 16 (ANI): Election trends in Jammu and Kashmir have come as a setback for ruling National Conference. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday accepted the defeat with ‘humility’. He said that he was not expecting one sided results. May 16, 2014