At least 30 dead in massive flooding in Bosnia, Serbia

The heaviest rains in more than a century have sparked floods across Bosnia and Serbia, claiming at least 30 lives and leading to the evacuation so far of more than 16,000 from flooded villages, officials say. Duration: 00:42 May 18, 2014

Renuka Bishnoi resigns as HJC MLA taking moral responsibility

New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): Following resignation by three-time MP Kuldeep Bishnoi as HJC chief, his wife Renuka Bishnoi also submitted her resignation to Haryana Assembly Speaker Kuldeep Sharma taking moral responsibility. She said that she is taking responsibility for the bad performance and less than expected support to the party and is therefore resigning. Meanwhile, Sharma accepted her resignation and said that recent times have seen many other resignations too in the backdrop of bad performance. May 18, 2014

Lalu on possibility of alliance with JD (U)

Patna, May 18 (ANI): Nitish Kumar's resignation as the Bihar Chief Minister has set the stage for an overhaul of alliances in the state Assembly. According to reports, the JD (U) is in talks with its arch rival RJD. Reacting over this, RJD Chief Lalu Yadav on Sunday denied the reports and said that such reports are baseless and concocted. He added that JD (U) chief Sharad Yadav has not spoken to him. He also said that it is JD (U)'s internal matter to decide who will be the next Bihar CM after Nitish's resignation. However, Lau said that his party is keeping a watch on the situation. May 18, 2014

Fire engulfs factory near Delhi, fire tenders swing into action

Noida, May 18 (ANI): A raging fire engulfed a water jar manufacturing factory in the wee hours of Sunday in Noida and over a dozen fire tenders swung into action to douse the inferno. No causalities or burn injuries have been reported so far. A short circuit is said to have caused the inferno. Fire fighters had to struggle for hours to douse the blaze. Police said over a dozen fire tenders were immediately set in action to ensure that there was not much loss to the property. According to eyewitnesses, the fire suddenly emanated after a blast was heard on the second floor of the factory building. Factory workers said the inferno was uncontrollable at first as a result it spread fast to other floors due to delay in the arrival of fire controlling unit. May 18, 2014

JD (U) leaders demand Nitish Kumar to retract his resignation as Bihar CM

Patna, May 18 (ANI): A day after Nitish Kumar resigned as the chief minister of Bihar taking responsibility for the bad performance of JD (U) in the state, his party leaders on Sunday staged a protest outside his house in Patna asking him to continue as their leader and retract his resignation. Earlier, JD (U) President Sharad Yadav said that his party MLAs will elect a new leader to end the political uncertainty in the state after a party meeting at 4:00 pm on Sunday. The statement from Yadav came amid reports that the party may consider taking support from Lalu Prasad Yadav-led RJD to form the government. Meanwhile, Nitish Kumar had said that he has made up his mind to vacate official residence and will shift to a nearby house and will not withdraw his resignation. May 18, 2014

Museum in Punjab dedicates wax statue to Narendra Modi

Ludhiana, May 18 (ANI): A wax museum in Ludhiana city of Punjab has crafted a wax statue of the incoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi to celebrate his historic win in the general election. The statue is a dedication by the owner of Prabhakar wax museum, Chandrashekhar, who excels in the profession of crafting wax figurines. Chandrashekhar Prabhakar who has been carving wax statues for the past ten years said that he makes the statues so that people can take inspiration from them. Modi's landslide was welcomed with a thundering rally on stock markets and raucous celebrations at offices across the country of his BJP, where supporters danced, exploded fireworks and handed out sweets. May 18, 2014

Nitish Kumar resigns as Bihar CM, politicos react

New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): Nitish Kumar resigned as Bihar chief minister a day after his party the Janata Dal (United) was routed in the general election. The BJP which is riding high on the parliamentary election results is keeping a close eye on the developments in Bihar. Reacting over Nitish’s resignation, BJP leader Kirti Azad said that Nitish is unable to manage his leaders and landslide victory of BJP has brought in light the loopholes of JD (U) government. Meanwhile, former JD (U) leader Shabir Ali too slammed Nitish. May 18, 2014

Akhilesh Yadav should think about SP's bad performance in UP and resign: BJP

New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): BJP leader Kalraj Mishra on Sunday said that UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav should think about Samajwadi Party's bad performance himself and resign taking moral responsibility. He said that stable rule and development were the issues of this election and people voted keeping the same in mind. May 18, 2014

Congress assures support to JD (U) in Bihar

New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): Congress general secretary Shakeel Ahmed, who is a senior leader from Bihar, said on Sunday that the Congress has been supporting JD (U) government from outside and there was no reason to discontinue it. In the 243-member Bihar Assembly, JD (U) has 115 members and Congress with four members had been supporting the Nitish Kumar government. May 18, 2014

UP different from Bihar, no question of Akhilesh's resignation: Azam Khan

Rampur, May 18 (ANI): Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Sunday defended UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav over the party's poor performance in the general election. Khan said there is no question of Akhilesh resigning from his post like Bihar's Nitish Kumar as the two governments are very different from each other. May 18, 2014