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Four engineering students drown in West Bengal

Bankura, May 19 (ANI): Four engineering students drowned while taking bath in a water barrage in Bankura district of West Bengal. The incident happened when 11 students from B.C. Roy Engineering College went at the Durgapur water barrage. Three students, who have been identified as Aditya Roy, Chandrajit Kumar and Nitish Kumar, drowned while rescuing their fellow Shubham Pankaj, who fell in water and did not know how to swim. Fishermen and police recovered bodies from the water barrage which were sent to Durgapur Bidhannagar Hospital and Bankura Medical College. May 19, 2014
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Two Maoists injured in fierce gun battle with police in Jharkhand

Ramgarh, May 19 (ANI): A fierce encounter with police personnel injured two Maoists in Ramgarh district of Jharkhand. Superintendent of Police Ranjit Kumar Prasad said the team got the success in countering the rebels. Maoists, also known as Naxals, have killed police and politicians, and targeted government buildings and railway tracks in an insurgency that has killed thousands since the 1960s. The Maoists, who say they are fighting for the rights of the poor and landless, control some of India's mineral-rich areas and operate in large areas of the eastern, central and southern countryside. May 19, 2014
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Indias stature in the world will grow with Modi at the helm: Ramdev

New Delhi, May 19 (ANI): Yoga guru, Ramdev said that with Modi at the helm of affairs after a historic win in the General Elections, the stature of India will rise as it competes with economic giants like US and China. Ramdev was speaking at an event to celebrate the stupendous win of the BJP in the recent general elections held in the country. Speaking on the occasion, BJP President, Rajnath Singh, said that the BJP was the only party since independence which could look Congress in the eye. Narendra Modi, on Friday, thundered to a historic victory in India's election to run the world's most populous country, in a seismic political shift that gives the BJP a mandate for sweeping economic reforms. May 19, 2014
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Nitish creating drama, BJP not in favour of dissolving assembly: BJP

New Delhi/ Patna, May 18 (ANI): BJP leaders react over the recent heat of events in Bihar politics after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar submitted his resignation. Nand Kishore Yadav said that BJP will meet the state Governor to discuss Bihar's political situation and put forward BJP's point of view. He added that BJP is not in favour of dissolution of Assembly in Bihar. Meanwhile, Ram Kripal Yadav said that Nitish Kumar is creating a drama and people of Bihar will not be taken in his act. May 19, 2014
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Nitish creating drama, BJP not in favour of dissolving assembly: BJP

New Delhi/ Patna, May 18 (ANI): BJP leaders react over the recent heat of events in Bihar politics after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar submitted his resignation. Nand Kishore Yadav said that BJP will meet the state Governor to discuss Bihar's political situation and put forward BJP's point of view. He added that BJP is not in favour of dissolution of Assembly in Bihar. Meanwhile, Ram Kripal Yadav said that Nitish Kumar is creating a drama and people of Bihar will not be taken in his act. May 19, 2014
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Three RJD MLAs resign to support Nitish

Patna, May 18 (ANI): Three rebel RJD MLAs on Sunday resigned from the Bihar Assembly to extend their support to Nitish Kumar after his resignation as Bihar chief minister. Samrat Chaudhary, Ram Lakhan Ram Raman and Javed Iqbal submitted their resignation letters to Speaker Udai Narayan Choudhary. Samrat Chaudhary said that he has resigned to support Nitish. Chaudhary, Raman and Iqbal were prominent among 13 RJD MLAs who had earlier pr May 19, 2014
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JD (U) supporters stage protest against Sharad Yadav

Patna, May 18 (ANI): Workers and supporters of JD (U) staged protest against party chief Sharad Yadav and urged Nitish Kumar to assume his office. Party workers took to streets on Sunday and demanded that Kumar should take back his decision of resigning as the state chief. Kumar, leader of JD (U), tendered his resignation on Saturday (May 17) to Governor DY Patil after taking moral responsibility of the defeat in general elections. Later, Patil accepted the resignation. The JD-U won only two parliamentary seats out of 40 in Bihar while Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) cornered 31 seats. May 19, 2014
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MK Stalin withdrew his resignation after DMK convinces him

Chennai, May 18 (ANI): Taking a U-turn, DMK Treasurer and party chief M Karunanidhi's son MK Stalin withdrew his resignation on Sunday, said party leader Durai Murugan. Taking moral responsibility for the party's defeat in the hands of AIADMK in 2014 general elections, Stalin had submitted his resignation to the party. Stalin took the decision after party leaders convinced him on the same and said that hard times will be dealt with by all party workers together. May 19, 2014
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TRS chief stakes claim to form government in Telangana

Hyderabad, May 18 (ANI): Telangana Rashtra Samithi chief K Chandrashekar Rao, on Sunday staked claim to form his government in Telangana, which would come into existence on June 01, after winning the general election. Present southern state of Andhra Pradesh will be split into Telangana and Seemandhra on June 01, as per the parliament law. Rao met Andhra Pradesh Governor Ekkadu S. L. Narasimhan and formally informed about his election as the legislature party leader and introduced the newly elected legislators in Hyderabad. TRS won 62 seats in 117-member Telangana assembly. A TRS leader, E. Rajender, said they would have better relation with the central government. May 19, 2014
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RSS won't interfere in NDA govt at centre, no remote control with organization: Ram Madhav

Jaipur, May 18 (ANI): RSS Spokesperson Ram Madhav on Sunday said that the organization has no remote control and that it will not interfere with BJP-led NDA government at the centre. He said that RSS was working for a social cause asking people to come and vote and now that the work is done, the organization will start its normal work for the nation. His statement came in the midst of meetings between top BJP and RSS leaders ahead of Tuesday's BJP parliamentary party meeting. May 19, 2014
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Ramdev contributed to party's win: BJP

New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): The BJP on Sunday heaped praise on yoga guru Ramdev for contributing in BJP's victory in the Lok Sabha Elections 2014. BJP leader Arun Jaitley thanked Ramdev for campaigning for the BJP and helping in bringing the change in the political scenario of the country. BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi too credited Ramdev's contribution for party's spectacular victory in the Elections. May 19, 2014
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Nitish Kumar seeks a day's time to rethink over resignation following legislative party meet

Patna, May 18 (ANI): After JD (U) legislative party meeting, Nitish Kumar seek a day's time to rethink on his decision to resign as Bihar's chief minister. This came after party leaders and MLAs pressurized him to continue as the state chief minister. Party leader Sanjay Singh said that keeping in view the sentiments of party leaders and supporters, Kumar asked for a day's time to think. Further, another party leader Neeraj Kumar said that the party wants him to continue as he has worked for the state tremendously. He also dared BJP to try and form government in Bihar. May 19, 2014