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Need ten years to develop the country: Modi

Ahmedabad, May 17 (ANI): The big winner of general election, Narendra Modi, said that he needs ten years to develop the country. Allaying fears of any hidden divisive agenda, Modi said he would take every citizen on the journey of development. The BJP leader also said that people voted beyond any narrow consideration of caste or creed. Modi's landslide vicyory was welcomed with a thundering rally on stock markets and raucous celebrations at BJP offices across the country where supporters danced, exploded fireworks and handed out sweets. May 17, 2014
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People have voted for change: RSS

New Delhi, May 17 (ANI): Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) congratulated the BJP, on its landslide victory in mammoth general elections saying that people of the country have voted for a change. RSS Joint General Secretary Dattatreya Hosabale, heartily congratulated the newly -elected government. Hosabale added that the new government was expected to do good work for the benefit of the country. May 17, 2014
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2014 elections a game changer of 21st century: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi, May 17 (ANI): As Narendra Modi is to arrive in Delhi after his prestigious victory in the 2014 polls, BJP leader Harsh Vardhan said that the polls were the ‘game changer of the 21st century’. He said that Modi is coming for the first time to Delhi as a prime minister designate and all the preparations are for his welcome. May 17, 2014
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Narendra Modi to take part in road show in Delhi on his arrival

New Delhi, May 17 (ANI): After securing a handsome 337 majority win for the BJP-led NDA in the 2014 general elections, Narendra Modi will arrive in Delhi on Saturday morning to take part in a road show which will be more of a victory procession by him. Following which, he will attend a meeting of the BJP Parliamentary Board at the party headquarters in Lutyen's Delhi. The BJP has decided to use his journey from the Indira gandhi International Airport (IGIA) to the BJP headquarters as a victory procession. The Delhi Police has issued a traffic advisory asking commuters to avoid certain roads that fall on or around the route that the Modi roadshow will take and security has been tightened ahead of his arrival in the national capital. May 17, 2014
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US marks 60 years of desegregation of public schools

US Attorney General Eric Holder commemorated on Friday the 60th anniversary of the desegregation of US public schools by calling for more action to put an end to the "still too persistent inequalities". Duration: 00:54 May 17, 2014
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Kentucky residents sue distilleries over 'whiskey fungus'

Bourbon is key to Kentucky's identity, but some in the state are taking the big distilleries to court. Plaintiffs claim the whiskey makers emit fumes that cause an unsightly black fungus to grow on their homes and vehicles. Duration: 02:24 May 17, 2014
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Modi eyes 'India's century' after landslide victory

Triumphant Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi promised to fulfil the dreams of 1.2 billion Indians as he propelled his party to a stunning electoral triumph Friday with the biggest winning margin for 30 years. May 17, 2014
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It happens: Buddha Purnima

Shimla/Kushinagar/New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): Devotees thronged monasteries and shrines across India on May 14, to participate in prayer rituals, religious processions and dance performances to commemorate the birth of Lord Buddha. Buddha's birth anniversary, or Vesak Day, is celebrated on various dates in the Spring season throughout the world. It is usually observed during the first full moon in May. Participating in the festivities in the northern hill town of Shimla, devotees gathered early in the morning at the monastery to offer their prayers after which they were treated to Traditional Tibetan and tribal Himachali dances. Hundreds of Tibetan monks, Indian Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus, Christians and devotees from various other religions gathered to participate.In northern Kushinagar, members of the Buddhist community organised a religious procession with enchanting decorated idols of Lord Buddha being carried on vehicles and chariots amid enthusiastic supporters.Meanwhile in the national capital too, devotees gathered in huge numbers to offer prayers and monks propagated the message of peace and harmony. Across India, the Buddhists shrines echoed with religious hymns sung by devotees and the fragrance of the burning incense wafted far to create an aura of serenity and solemnity May 17, 2014
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It happens: Mango Festival

Kozhikode, May 16 (ANI): Exotic varieties of mangoes tickled the taste buds of fruit lovers in Kozhikode city in Kerala state. The 21st edition of the mango festival, which began on May 08, has been organised by Calicut Agri- Horticultural Society and will conclude on May 18. Various varieties of mangoes were put on display including Alphonso, Kudadath, Banganampalli Malgova and the native Chakkarakkutty. Rare and indigenous varieties such as Chandrakkaran, Perakka Manga, Ammini and hybrid varieties like H4, Mallina, H44 and H151 also delighted the visitors. Meanwhile, there was also a mango eating competition which enthralled the audience. The participants were required to eat as many mangoes as possible. Jose Thomas emerged victorious who was rewarded with a cash prize and variety of mangoes to take home. A total of 35 participants tested their appetites with the crowds cheering and lauding for them.Mango, popularly known as king of fruits, is grown in different parts of the country. May 17, 2014
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Russian rocket falls back to Earth after liftoff

A Russian Proton rocket carrying an advanced communication satellite fell back to Earth on Friday shortly after liftoff in the latest accident to hit the country's once-proud space industry. Duration: 00:43 May 16, 2014
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Meeting between Netanyahu and Cuck Hagel

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that America do every they must to insure that Iran does not get a nuclear weapon. Duration: 00:36 May 16, 2014
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UN warns of human rights abuses in Ukraine

The United Nations warned Friday of an "alarming deterioration" of human rights in eastern Ukraine, where an armed insurgency by pro-Russian separatists is threatening a presidential election just over a week away. Duration: 01:10 May 16, 2014