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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
A supporter of BJP waves the party flag during celebrations after learning of initial poll results outside the party headquarters in New Delhi

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
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It happens: Mango Festival

Kozhikode, May 16 (ANI): Exotic varieties of mangoes tickled the taste buds of fruit lovers in Kozhikode city in Kerala state. The 21st edition of the mango festival, which began on May 08, has been organised by Calicut Agri- Horticultural Society and will conclude on May 18. Various varieties of mangoes were put on display including Alphonso, Kudadath, Banganampalli Malgova and the native Chakkarakkutty. Rare and indigenous varieties such as Chandrakkaran, Perakka Manga, Ammini and hybrid varieties like H4, Mallina, H44 and H151 also delighted the visitors. Meanwhile, there was also a mango eating competition which enthralled the audience. The participants were required to eat as many mangoes as possible. Jose Thomas emerged victorious who was rewarded with a cash prize and variety of mangoes to take home. A total of 35 participants tested their appetites with the crowds cheering and lauding for them.Mango, popularly known as king of fruits, is grown in different parts of the country. May 17, 2014