Naveen Patnaik takes oath as Odisha CM for fourth consecutive term

Bhubaneswar, May 21 (ANI): Biju Janata Dal (BJD) chief Naveen Patnaik was sworn-in as Chief Minister of Odisha for a fourth consecutive term on Wednesday. He was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor SC Jamir at Raj Bhawan. Twenty-one ministers, including ten of cabinet rank, were also administered the oath of office and secrecy. Patnaik led the BJD to a landslide victory in the just concluded assembly elections in the state. The BJD won 117 of the 147 seats in the state assembly. May 21, 2014

Confusion reigns in Pakistan after polio guidelines

Pakistan, the world's number-one exporter of polio, has seen a rush on vaccines and angry scenes at hospitals after new World Health Organization guidelines aimed at halting the crippling disease caused widespread confusion. May 21, 2014

Colombia schoolchildren bus inferno

Relatives and friends gather to mourn the 31 schoolchildren who died inside a bus inferno in Fundacion, Colombia. Duration: 00:38 May 21, 2014

Fire breaks out at Shastri Bhavan in Delhi

New Delhi, May 21 (ANI): A fire broke out on the seventh floor of Delhi's Shastri Bhawan that houses some union ministries on Wednesday morning. The fire was reported at 9:40 am, when at least nine fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the fire. The cause of the fire is unknown. Further details are awaited. May 21, 2014

Congress calls BJPs objection over PMO Twitter handle unnecessary

New Delhi, May 21 (ANI): After BJP called Prime Minister Office renamed the prime minister's Twitter handle ‘unethical’ and ‘ungraceful’, Congress called the whole row as unnecessary hype. Shashi Tharoor said that it is only the earlier tweets of the PMO which are archived so that the new prime minister takes over it. Meem Afzal said that this is normal course of action and that BJP should make it clear what their agenda is. May 21, 2014

Shashi Tharoor impressed with Modi over his emotional speech, other leaders call it natural

New Delhi, May 21 (ANI): A day after Narendra Modi gave an emotional speech during BJP parliamentary meet, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that he was genuinely impressed by Modi’s recent comments and said that these are good signs on his part. He also said that opposition will support him on development issues, but will remain vigil if he turns away from welfare objectives of all. Further, Meem Afzal and Satyavrat Chaturvedi said that this is just normal and that Modi is shifting from anger oriented politics to emotional politics. May 21, 2014

Kiran Bedi may join politics, Congress reacts

New Delhi, May 21 (ANI): As speculations continue over Kiran Bedi joining politics and BJP fielding her from Delhi, Congress leader Meem Afzal said that Bedi has no political background and her intention towards working for any party is not clear. Further, Satyavrat Chaturvedi said that Kiran Bedi’s joining politics or not will not matter. May 21, 2014

JD (U) will not support Kejriwal, want elections: Shoaib Iqbal

New Delhi, May 21 (ANI): After AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal seek support for new mandate to form government in Delhi, JD (U) leader Shoaib Iqbal said that the party won’t support him. He said that morally Kejriwal should not even think of forming government and that he has lost confidence of the people. Further, he said that the JD (U) wants elections. May 21, 2014