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BJP leaders rejoice over thumping majority, humbled by voters generosity

New Delhi/ Lucknow /Bhopal, May 17 (ANI): BJP leaders said that they are humbled by the generosity of voters and expressed their happiness over thumping majority to form government as Narendra Modi storms to an historic election win. BJP leader, Amit Shah said this is the first time since independence a non Congress party has got the mandate to from the government with absolute majority. BJP chief Rajnath Singh said the new government would work towards accomplishing dreams of the people. Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj extended her gratitude to the voters for landslide victory. May 17, 2014
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Election Landslide to Embolden Modi on World Stage

If prime minister-elect Narendra Modi can revive a faltering economy, as his people clearly believe he can, India may finally be able to deal with overseas allies, foes and rivals from a position of strength. May 17, 2014
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Obama Invites Modi to Visit U.S. Despite Past Visa Ban

U.S. President Barack Obama congratulated Narendra Modi on his election victory on Friday and invited him to the White House, even though he was barred from the country less than 10 years ago over massacres of Muslims. May 17, 2014
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Poll Drubbing Leaves Gandhi Dynasty Fighting for Future

The Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, the towering force of Indian politics for the best part of a century, faces a fight for its very survival after an election drubbing at the hands of opposition leader Narendra Modi. May 17, 2014
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Five Challenges for Modi's New Government

A landslide election victory for Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has created euphoria in India's financial markets, driving shares to life-time highs and the rupee to its strongest level against the dollar in 11 months. 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