Nitish is irresponsible, can join hands with anyone for power: BJP

New Delhi, May 19 (ANI): BJP leaders react to the current heat of situations in Bihar following Nitish Kumar’s resignation. Kumar had said that he will reconsider his resignation as his MLAs are putting pressure on him to continue holding the office. Rameshwar Chaurasia has said that Nitish is an irresponsible minister and he had often talked about resignation even in Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s government. Giriraj Singh stated that Nitish Kumar can do anything to gain power and he even joined hands with Congress for the same. CP Thakur said that Nitish Kumar is doing a political drama and he will continue being the Chief Minister after all this ends. May 19, 2014

Indias stature in the world will grow with Modi at the helm: Ramdev

New Delhi, May 19 (ANI): Yoga guru, Ramdev said that with Modi at the helm of affairs after a historic win in the General Elections, the stature of India will rise as it competes with economic giants like US and China. Ramdev was speaking at an event to celebrate the stupendous win of the BJP in the recent general elections held in the country. Speaking on the occasion, BJP President, Rajnath Singh, said that the BJP was the only party since independence which could look Congress in the eye. Narendra Modi, on Friday, thundered to a historic victory in India's election to run the world's most populous country, in a seismic political shift that gives the BJP a mandate for sweeping economic reforms. May 19, 2014

Two Maoists injured in fierce gun battle with police in Jharkhand

Ramgarh, May 19 (ANI): A fierce encounter with police personnel injured two Maoists in Ramgarh district of Jharkhand. Superintendent of Police Ranjit Kumar Prasad said the team got the success in countering the rebels. Maoists, also known as Naxals, have killed police and politicians, and targeted government buildings and railway tracks in an insurgency that has killed thousands since the 1960s. The Maoists, who say they are fighting for the rights of the poor and landless, control some of India's mineral-rich areas and operate in large areas of the eastern, central and southern countryside. May 19, 2014

Four engineering students drown in West Bengal

Bankura, May 19 (ANI): Four engineering students drowned while taking bath in a water barrage in Bankura district of West Bengal. The incident happened when 11 students from B.C. Roy Engineering College went at the Durgapur water barrage. Three students, who have been identified as Aditya Roy, Chandrajit Kumar and Nitish Kumar, drowned while rescuing their fellow Shubham Pankaj, who fell in water and did not know how to swim. Fishermen and police recovered bodies from the water barrage which were sent to Durgapur Bidhannagar Hospital and Bankura Medical College. May 19, 2014
In his last address to the nation, PM Manhoman Singh has said that he tried his best in serving nation.

With a Dubious Legacy, the "accidental" Premier Bows Out

When it was clear that he was set for a stunning election victory last week, Narendra Modi sent a message that read simply "India has won": It instantly set a record as the country's most retweeted Twitter post. May 19, 2014
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Modi Grapples with First Challenge - Filling his Cabinet

India's prime minister-to-be Narendra Modi was huddled in discussions with close aides and advisers on Sunday, finalising the names of people to join his cabinet and grappling with the crucial decision of who will be his finance minister. May 19, 2014

EC submits list of newly elected MPs to President

New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): The Election Commission on Sunday submitted the list of newly elected members of the 16th Lok Sabha to President Pranab Mukherjee. A three-member EC team headed by Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath handed over the list containing the names of all 543 Members of Parliament to the President. Talking to the mediapersons, Sampath said that President congratulated the poll panel and voters of the country who made the democratic exercise meaningful and said that it was one of the best democratic exercise taken place in the whole world. May 19, 2014

Tripura's tea industry ailing due to dry spell

Tripura, May 18 (ANI): Tea planters in Tripura fear a massive fall in leaf production as the prolonged dry spell can push the industry into a crisis situation. In large areas the bushes have become almost black in colour as the buds have started dying up due to the excessive temperature in spite of artificial irrigation. The workers complained that due to inadequate rainfall they were incurring losses as they were paid on daily basis and during the lean period they do not have much work or any extra income. May 19, 2014