Voting agents from various political parties make notes as polling officials count votes at a counting centre in Allahabad

BJP-led Alliance Ahead in 324 Seats, BJP in 272 Seats

Results in the general election put opposition leader Narendra Modi on course for a landslide victory on Friday, handing him an unfettered mandate to launch his agenda to revive growth and create jobs. May 16, 2014

Poll Trends (11 am)

New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): Poll trends as of 11 am shows BJP leading in 258 seats while the Congress leading in 47 seats. May 16, 2014

Celebrations start in BJP office in Delhi as initial results come out in its favour

New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): Celebrations have already started at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters in anticipation of a victory in the 2014 general elections. Supporters as well as party leaders were seen beating drums and bursting firecrackers with joy as initial results show BJP leading in many seats than from its nearest rival the Congress. Counting of votes to elect representatives to the 16th Lok Sabha and four State Assemblies-Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim-began at 8 a.m. this morning amid tight security. May 16, 2014

Bangladeshi ferry carrying hundreds sinks

A heavily-laden ferry capsizes and sinks in central Bangladesh after being caught in a storm, leaving many people dead and hundreds missing. Duration: 00:45 May 16, 2014

Harsh Vardhan leading in Chandni Chowk, praises poll trends

New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): BJP leader Harsh Vardhan, who is leading in Chandni Chowk area of Delhi, praised the ongoing poll trends in the favour of the party and said that good days are here to come for India. He said that the behaviour of the people were making it obvious that BJP will come to power. May 16, 2014

We will win in Varanasi: AAP

New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party leader Yogendra Yadav on Friday said that his party is going to win in Varanasi. AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal is contesting against BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi and Congress’ Ajay Rai in Varanasi. May 16, 2014

Poll Trends (10 am)

New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): Poll trends as of 10 AM shows BJP leading in 174 seats while the Congress leading in 39 seats. May 16, 2014

Early trends show people anger towards Congress: CPI

New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): CPI leader D Raja on Friday said that the early trends show people’s anger towards the Congress government. Raja also added that the left will perform well in the 16th LS Polls. May 16, 2014

2014 LS Polls: BJP leads in early trends of counting, Congress doesnt loose hope

New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): As the early trends in counting gives an indication of BJP leading way ahead than Congress, the later doesn’t loose hope. BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad and Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the trends show that the exit polls are proving to be right and that BJP will come to power with majority. Meanwhile, Congress leader Shobha Oza and Akhilesh Pratap Singh remained affirmative and said that trends and results are two different things and that Congress will come out victorious. May 16, 2014

Police busted militant hideout in Kashmir, recover arms & ammunition

Rajouri, May 16 (ANI): Police busted a militant hideout in former militant hotbed of Rajouri district in Kashmir and recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition. The army and police launched a joint search operation in Kandi located near Kankali forest in Rajouri and recovered a consignment of arms, ammunition and explosive from the hideout. While interacting with mediapersons, the Station House Officer (SHO) of Kandi, AM Malik elaborated about the weapons recovered. Kashmir has a chequered history where a two-decade long insurgency affected the normal functioning of the administration. May 16, 2014

Germany holds Indian traders responsible for failing to achieve trade target of 2013

Kolkata, May 16 (ANI): Germany holds Indian decision makers’ hibernation mode responsible for both the countries failing to achieve their unofficial target of over all turn over of trade of 20 billion Euros in 2013. While addressing the Indo German business conclave in Kolkata, German consul-general Rainer Schmiedchen said that due to elections in India both the countries could not achieve their trade targets. The discussions in the conclave focused on German Technology, Tools and Processes and how Indian companies can be benefited out of the same. The Germans also expressed their keen interest in investing in eastern India. May 16, 2014
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Vote Count puts Modi on Course for Resounding Win

Early counting of results in India's general election put opposition leader Narendra Modi on course for a resounding victory that would hand him a clear mandate for his agenda to revive growth and create jobs. May 16, 2014