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

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

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

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

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 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

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's resignation not surprising, he lost badly: BJP

New Delhi, May 17 (ANI): BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Saturday reacted over Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's resignation saying that it is not surprising. Rudy stated that Kumar's party had given a poor performance in Lok Sabha Polls for which Nitish Kumar is stepping down from his post. Rudy further said that perceiving the results of General Elections and the attitude of his Cabinet Ministers, Nitish Kumar took an intelligent decision. May 17, 2014

There is no issue of majority, government can continue to work if it wants: Nitish Kumar

Patna, May 17 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday informed that he has stepped down from his post 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 outgoing CM, however, added that there is no issue of majority and the state government can continue to work if it wants. May 17, 2014

Manmohan Singh leaves legacy of achievements, failures as he demits office

New Delhi, May 17 (ANI): Decade-long journey of Manmohan Singh as Prime Minister came to an end on Saturday leaving behind a legacy of achievements and failures. Singh made history, becoming India's first Prime Minister from a minority community - he is a Sikh- and serving for longer than anyone other than a Nehru-Gandhi leader. Political analyst, Sanjay Kumar, said Singh, although, is best-known for his personal integrity, his term in office was marred by a string of corruption scandals. Earlier this year, Singh, 81, announced he would not serve at the helm, even if the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) won the election for a third consecutive term. 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

Will Sonia and Rahul Gandhi Resign at CWC Meet?

The BJP's thumping win in the 16th Lok Sabha elections has not only rattled the Congress, but also seems to have shaken the Gandhi-dynasty with reports doing the rounds that Sonia and Rahul would resign at the Congress Working Committee meeting on Monday. May 17, 2014

Bangladesh ferry death toll rises to 45

Navy divers have recovered 16 more bodies from the wreckage of a Bangladesh ferry as the death toll from the disaster rose to 45 with scores more feared drowned. Duration: 00:44 May 17, 2014