IT giant TCS pins hope in new government

Bangalore, May 18 (ANI): The CEO of India's IT services giant, Tata Consultancy Services Limited, N Chandrasekaran said that things would pick up much sooner after the landslide victory in general elections would embolden the BJP's PM-elect Narendra Modi on the global stage. He added that he expects the new government would adopt technology very significantly. Meanwhile, he also talked about the market perspective and said that US maintains to be very attractive as it continues to adopt technologies. Modi's landslide, the most resounding election victory India has seen in 30 years, was welcomed with a blistering rally on India's stock markets and raucous celebrations at offices across the country of BJP. May 18, 2014

Modi says Varanasi endorsed even his 'silence'

Varanasi, May 18 (ANI): In spiritually charged atmosphere of the temple town of Varanasi, victorious BJP leader Narendra Modi said that he was indebted to people of the town for their love and support even when he was gagged and not allowed to speak to his electorate in the run up to polls. Modi reached the brightly-lit Dashashwamedh Ghat soon after darkness fell. Jostling his way through the enthusiastic crowd of supporters cheering 'NaMo NaMo', the leader reached the banks of Holy Ganges with party chief Rajnath Singh and his aide Amit Shah to participate in the famous Ganga Aarti, the Hindu ceremony of light. After performing all the rituals amidst priests blowing conch shells and ringing holy bells, the firebrand leader addressed the crowd and thanked them for their support. The PM designate also vowed to clean Varanasi and turn into India's cultural capital. May 18, 2014

Fatal collision of four vehicles kills 10 in Gujarat, several injured

Bharuch, May 18 (ANI): Fatal collision of four vehicles – a truck, tanker, bus and a jeep killed 10 people and left several others injured, on the National Highway near Panoli village in Bharuch district of Gujarat. According to police 10 people, which also include the driver of the jeep, were declared dead, while several others in the bus were said to be injured. The injured have been admitted in a nearby hospital. A police probe is underway and further details are awaited. May 18, 2014

Fourteen killed, 20 injured as bus overturns in Jharkhand

Godda, May 18 (ANI): At least 14 people were killed while 20 others injured in a fatal road accident as bus overturned in Godda district of Jharkhand. According to police the bus was returning from a marriage party when the driver, who was drunk, lost control and the vehicle overturned. The injured have been admitted to a hospital in the district, where seven of them were reported to be critical. Twelve were found dead on the spot and later, two succumbed to their injuries in the hospital. Police said investigations were under way and elaborated on the details. The driver is still absconding. Road accidents are common in India, where roads are often of poor quality. May 18, 2014

Giriraj Singh on Nitish Kumars resignation

Patna, May 18 (ANI): BJP leader Giriraj Singh on Sunday lashed out at Nitish Kumar, who on Saturday resigned from the post of Bihar chief minister, in wake of JD (U)’s dismal performance in the general election. Singh said that Kumar is fooling people emotionally and he can join hands with anyone for power. May 18, 2014

Nitish's resignation is party's decision, new leader will be elected soon: Sharad Yadav

Patna, May 18 (ANI): JD (U) Chief Sharad Yadav on Sunday gave his verdict over the election of a new leader in Bihar, post Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's resignation on Saturday. Yadav said that a new leader will be elected and announced soon. He also stated that this decision is collectively the party's decision and is not limited to Bihar or JD (U) alone. May 18, 2014

Manipuri boy creates history by winning two gold medals at a badminton tournament in Denmark

Imphal, May 18 (ANI): 13-year-old Maisnam Meiraba Luwang has made India proud! A budding player from Imphal West district in Manipur, Meiraba recently won two international and one national championship in Badminton. Born to Meisnam Ramesh Luwang and Ratna Devi, Meiraba is the only international badminton player from Manipur. He is currently studying in class VIII. In the recently held "AROS CUP Youth International Badminton Tournament" 2014 in Denmark, Meiraba bagged championship medals in both Single and Double events. He also won at the "59th School National Badminton Championship, India" that was held at Agra in Uttar Pradesh. May 18, 2014

Young models in Manipur showcase their talent at "Man Hunt 2014"

Manipur, May 18 (ANI): Models from Manipur looked stunning in traditional as well as modern dresses as they walked the ramp at the Man Hunt 2014 contest. All together 32 models from all the districts took part in the contest. That aims to promote harmony amongst the ethnic people of Manipur and encourage the youth to lead a healthy life. The event was organized by the Research and Self Employed Academy of Creative Arts in Ahariya and Fashion. Later the winner received a cash prize of Rs 30,000 and the subtitle winner received a cash of Rs 7000. The country's northeastern region is filled with abundance of talent in modelling and fashion designing. May 18, 2014

Mali PM makes first visit to north of country

Mali's Prime Minister Moussa Mara began a first visit since his appointment six weeks ago to the west African nation's vast northern desert on Friday. Duration: 01:39 May 17, 2014

Dissent among JD (U) leaders over Nitish Kumar's resignation

Patna, May 17 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's resignation was followed by dissent among JD (U) leaders in Patna. The MLAs were seen upset over Kumar's resignation which was not previously considered and told to them. Sunil Pandey agitatedly said that the MLAs do not accept this resignation. Meanwhile, Shahid Ali Khan said that Nitish Kumar should have first considered it with the party leaders and that they still want him to continue on his office. May 17, 2014

Nitish Kumar resigns as Bihar CM, Politicos react

New Delhi, May 17 (ANI): Politicos react over Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's resignation from his post on moral grounds after perceiving General Election results in which JD (U) performed badly. LJP Chief Ram Vilas Paswan said that it was the only option left with Kumar as he did not receive majority in these General Elections. He added that his party LJP is prepared for the next elections to be held six months later. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that if Nitish Kumar had been with NDA, he would not have seen such bad days. He further said that like Kumar, Maharashtra CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan should also resign on moral grounds respecting the decision of people as Congress did not do well in that state too. May 17, 2014

Narendra Modi attends Ganga aarti in Varanasi

VARANASI, May 17 (ANI): Narendra Modi on his visit to Varanasi attended the Ganga aarti on the banks of the river Ganga at the Dashashwamedh Ghat. The venue of the Maha Arti ceremony, had been spruced up with flowers and banners, red carpets had been laid out, a large canopy had been erected, and beautifully-decorated boats had been placed all along the ghat. BJP President Rajnath Singh and leader Amit Shah were also present along with Modi at the ghat. May 17, 2014

Nitish Kumar steps down as Bihar Chief Minister

Patna, May 17 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar decided to step down from his post on Saturday afternoon after his party, the Janata Dal United, was routed in the general election. According to reports, several ministers and Janata Dal (United) members of the legislative assembly squarely blamed him for the defeat of the party in the polls. The JD (U) has won just two of Bihar's 40 Lok Sabha seats. His former partner the BJP has won 31 along with its allies in the state. May 17, 2014