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Manmohan Singh takes responsibility of Congress's failure on government front

New Delhi, May 20 (ANI): As Sonia and Rahul Gandhi offered to step down from the their posts in Congress party, PM Manmohan Singh took responsibility of party's failure on government front where he said it could not control the rising inflation and corruption leading to landslide victory of Narendra Modi. Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi addressed a news conference in New Delhi soon after the Congress working committee meeting was over. He said both Congress chief and vice president offered to quit but the members of the committee refused to accept their resignation and said it was not a solution. Singh who was present in the meeting said his government failed to control the inflation and other problems like rising corruption which dented the image of the party and therefore he was responsible for any failures on the government front. Congress leaders adopted a resolution authorizing Sonia to take steps to revamp the party. May 20, 2014
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Decisive clear mandate is promising for decision making, development: FICCI President

New Delhi, May 20 (ANI): Narendra Modi's landslide election win marked market optimism as Industry leaders welcomed a clear and decisive mandate which they said was important for decision making and development agenda, which was stalled for long by outgoing Congress led central government. Sidharth Birla, President of federation of Indian chambers of commerce and industry (FICCI), who addressed a news conference in New Delhi, said that the clear and decisive mandate would lead the country on the path of development. Elaborating on how India could revive its growth, Birla said moderate inflation and a positive business environment was a must for the country. May 20, 2014

Thailand Wakes up to Martial Law, 'Not a Coup' Says Army

Thailand's army declared martial law nationwide on Tuesday to restore order after six months of street protests that have left the country without a proper functioning government, but denied that it was staging a military coup. May 20, 2014
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Customers make beeline to see sweets bearing Modi's face

Kolkata, May 20 (ANI): In a bid to show admiration and celebrate results of general elections, a sweets shop in Kolkata made traditional sweets bearing faces of BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and TMC Chief Mamata Banerjee. The alliance led by Modi's BJP won 336 of the 543 seats in Lok Sabha, making it the first time in a quarter of a century that the country will not be led by a coalition government. Meanwhile, TMC also emerged victorious by winning 34 seats. Many customers flanked sweets shop in Kolkata to savour the sweets and also admired the creation. May 20, 2014
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Fossils of 'largest' dinosaur found in Argentina

Paleontologists in Argentina's remote Patagonia region have discovered fossils of what may be the largest dinosaur ever, amid a vast cache of fossils that could shed light on prehistoric life. Duration: 00:41 May 20, 2014
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East Ukraine's die-hard voters ready for obstacle course

With election officials forced into hiding by separatist militias, nobody knows where polling stations will be set up in rebel-held eastern Ukraine - or indeed whether there will be any at all. But many residents are determined to vote. May 20, 2014