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BJP parliamentary board praises Modi for successful election campaign

New Delhi, May 17 (ANI): The BJP parliamentary board, which met on Saturday in New Delhi, thanked its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for leading a successful election campaign. The board also felicitated Modi for guiding the party to a remarkable victory in the Lok Sabha polls. BJP Chief Rajnath Singh also thanked hundreds of dedicated party workers for their role in the BJP's victory and said assured that NDA will provide a stable government. Singh also informed that party national general secretary Thawarchand Gehlot has been appointed the observer to monitor to election of new Chief Minister for Gujarat. May 17, 2014
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Youngsters in Manipur imparted training in Thang-ta and Folk dances

Imphal, May 17 (ANI): These young girls are getting training in Thangta and Manipuri folk dances at Keirao Bitra in Imphal East district. The one-month long workshop-cum-training program was organized by the Performing Organization of Arts and Culture, Manipur under the aegis of Sangeet Natak Academy, New Delhi with Guru Thaba as the project director. During the course of the training program, special emphasis was given on teaching the girl trainees how to use the traditional martial art forms for self defense. A total of 30 girls as well as 8 boys were a part of the programme. In the past few years, Guru Thaba has regularly been training youths and promoting Thangta and folk dances. May 17, 2014
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Indians in New York City react to Narendra Modi's win

New York, May 17 (ANI): Residents in New York City welcomed the news of India's next Prime Minister, Narendra Modi of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Modi's landslide, the most resounding election victory India has seen in 30 years, was welcomed with a blistering rally on India's stock markets and spirited celebrations in New York, where supporters danced to a drum beat, wore Modi masks, and handed out sweets. The BJP looked certain of a parliamentary majority, giving the 63-year-old former tea-seller ample room to advance reforms started 23 years ago by current Prime Minister Manmohan Singh but which stalled in recent years. May 17, 2014
Obama Allies Revive Push for Obamacare CEO

Obama Allies Revive Push for Obamacare CEO

A group of healthcare experts close to the White House is urging the Obama administration to appoint a new CEO to oversee Obamacare's online health insurance exchanges and safeguard the next open enrollment period that begins in six months. May 17, 2014
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Narendra Modi's Swearing-in Ceremony Date to be Decided on 20 May

With the BJP and its allies convincingly winning the 16th Lok Sabha elections, it's just a matter of time before Narendra Modi becomes India's next PM. The PM-elect's swearing-in ceremony is expected to take place anytime next week though the date is not confirmed yet. May 17, 2014
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Situation returns to normal in violence-hit Bodo areas of Assam

Assam, May 17 (ANI): The death toll in the mayhem unleashed by militants in Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD) has reached 36. The curfew, which was imposed on May 2, has been relaxed in Baksa, Kokrajhar and Chirang districts as no fresh violence was reported. The Assam government blamed Songbijit faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) for killing 36 people, all migrant Muslims. The Centre has sent a team of National Investigation Agency (NIA) to probe the matter and has deployed additional forces to maintain peace and calm. Chief minister Tarun Gogoi visited the violence-hit Kokrajhar district and assured justice to the victims. May 17, 2014
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Manmohan Singh resigns as Prime Minister of India

New Delhi, May 17 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh submitted his resignation to President Pranab Mukherjee in Rashtrapati Bhawan on Saturday, a day after the BJP routed the Congress in the Lok Sabha election. Earlier in the day, Dr Singh addressed the nation for the last time before submitting his resignation. Manmohan Singh was the prime minister at the head of a Congress-led government since 2004. May 17, 2014
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Modis wave and Congress failure caused BJPs win: Yeddyurappa

New Delhi, May 17 (ANI): BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa on Saturday expressed his happiness over BJP’s victory in these General Elections. He said that the entire country is happy that Narendra Modi will be the PM. He added that Modi’s wave and Congress’ failure led to BJP’s tremendous win. May 17, 2014
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BJP received 42% votes in UP, which means 58% people didn't supported BJP: Mayawati

Lucknow, May 17 (ANI): Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Saturday appeared before the media, a day after her party faced defeat in the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections. But, instead of acknowledging her party's defeat which failed to win even one seat in 2014 polls, Mayawati went on to claim that her party had done better than the 2009 elections. Seeking to discredit BJP's victory, she said that BJP received 42% votes in UP, which means that 58% of people didn't supported the party. May 17, 2014
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Indians in New York City react to Narendra Modis win

New York, May 17 (ANI): Residents in New York City welcomed the news of India's next Prime Minister, Narendra Modi of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Modi's landslide, the most resounding election victory India has seen in 30 years, was welcomed with a blistering rally on India's stock markets and spirited celebrations in New York, where supporters danced to a drum beat, wore Modi masks, and handed out sweets. The BJP looked certain of a parliamentary majority, giving the 63-year-old former tea-seller ample room to advance reforms started 23 years ago by current Prime Minister Manmohan Singh but which stalled in recent years. May 17, 2014
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Nawaz Sharif invites Narendra Modi to visit Pakistan

Lahore, May 17 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif telephoned Narendra Modi whose party BJP has swept India’s general elections. The media coordinator for Sharif's ruling Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) party, Tariq Azeem said that Sharif had congratulated Modi and had invited him to visit Pakistan. There have been concerns in Pakistan over Modi's victory because of his hard-line stance towards the nation, especially during his election campaign. Azeem said Pakistan was hoping Modi would change his attitude towards the country after he took over office. Many Pakistanis also believe that Modi is extremely anti-Pakistan. May 17, 2014
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Indians in New York City react to Narendra Modis win

New York, May 17 (ANI): Residents in New York City welcomed the news of India's next Prime Minister, Narendra Modi of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Modi's landslide, the most resounding election victory India has seen in 30 years, was welcomed with a blistering rally on India's stock markets and spirited celebrations in New York, where supporters danced to a drum beat, wore Modi masks, and handed out sweets. The BJP looked certain of a parliamentary majority, giving the 63-year-old former tea-seller ample room to advance reforms started 23 years ago by current Prime Minister Manmohan Singh but which stalled in recent years. May 17, 2014
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My life and tenure an open book: Manmohan singh in his farewell speech

New Delhi, May 17 (ANI): Addressing the nation in his last day at office, Outgoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said that his life and tenure as the prime minister has been an 'open book' and that he has done his best to serve the nation. He also said that the people of the country should respect the judgement that they have delivered, and said that the concluded elections have deepened the foundations of country's democratic polity. Singh also said that the citizens of India are responsible for the nation’s development and that there is still vast latent development potential in the country which should be realized collectively. May 17, 2014
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Obama congratulates Modi on emphatic poll win.

New Delhi, May 17 (ANI): US President Barack Obama telephoned BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and congratulated him on his "emphatic election victory". According to reports, Obama told Modi that the largest democracy in the world has given a "decisive mandate". He said that he wished that under Narendra Modi's leadership, India will contribute significantly at the global level. Both leaders reportedly also discussed the India-U.S. Strategic Partnership and the prevailing global economic situation. May 17, 2014