Check Exit Poll Results: News in brief on May 12

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Bangalore, May 12: Here are the top news in brief for the day:

7:55 pm: Mamata rules in Bengal, to win 25-31 seats, Left to win 7-11 seats, Congress 2-4 seats, BJP doubles vote share, may get 1-3 seats, says CNN-IBN exit poll survey.

7:40 pm: Gogoi saves his turf, big lead for Cong in Assam w 40% vote share. BJP projected to get 22% votes, AGP 13%, CNN-IBN survey says.

7:23 pm: Times Now Exit Poll: Karnataka: Total seats: 28; Congress- 9, BJP- 18, JDS- 1.

7:15 pm: India has won, the power of the ballot has won, says Narendra Modi.

7:00 pm: NDA set to win 15th Lok Sabha elections with 289 seats says C-Voter survey.

6:55 pm: Mamta Banerjee's party to fasten 27 seatbelts in West Bengal, says CVoter Exit Polls.

5.31 pm: BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi meets PA Sangma in Gandhinagar-

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Gandhinagar(Gujarat) : PA Sangma meets Narendra Modi <a href=""></a></p>— ANI (@ANI_news) <a href="">May 12, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//" charset="utf-8"></script>

5.10 pm: They're taking the decision in haste;it shows govt & EC in poor light: Gen VK Singh on appointment of new army chief.

4.50 pm: Bihar records 50.85 per cent voting till 4 pm.

4.26 pm: Defence Ministry recommends Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag for next Army Chief; Recommendation sent to Appointments Committee of Cabinet: PTI

4.01 pm: Election Commission allows Government to appoint new Army Chief.

3.51 pm: Sensex surges 556.77 points to new record closing high of 23,551; Nifty up 155.45 points at 7,014.25 - PTI

3.33 pm: AAP workers protest in New Delhi complaining of paucity of water.

3.15 pm: Congress vice president Sonia Gandhi calls core group meeting.

2.58 pm: CBI constitutes Special Investigation Team under a joint director to probe multi-crore rupees Saradha chit fund scam.

2.48 pm: A polling officer was killed and several policemen were injured when their van overturned in Azamgarh on Sunday.

2.30 pm: Congress VP Rahul Gandhi gets time till 15 May to reply to EC notice on his poll remarks.

2.15 pm: Varanasi Police say FIR has been lodged against Congress candidate Ajay Rai on EC directive.

2.10 pm: Nifty touches record high, breaches 700 marks in intra day trade.

1.51 pm: SP faces allegations of poll rigging in Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh.

1.44 pm: Playback Singer Ankit Tiwari sent to judicial custody till 26th May, is facing alleged rape charges.

1.41 pm: Congress lodges complaint against Narendra Modi over his video message.

1.40 pm: FIR registered against Cong candidate from Varanasi Ajay Rai under Representation of People Act's Articles 126 & 130.

1.25 pm: Protests erupt in Varanasi amidst polling as some voters complain of their names missing from the list.

12.50 pm: Crude bombs found outside BJP Councillor Meena Devi Purohit's house in Burrabazar, Kolkata.

12.34 pm: The Election Commission asks returning officer to file FIR against Congress candidate Ajay Rai under sec 130 of RP Act.

12.16 pm: Modi urges youth to vote on television.

12.04 pm: Narendra Modi to meet BJP legislative party members today at 5 pm in Gandhinagar

11.54 am: 40.02 per cent polling in West Bengal till 11 am, while 24.7 per cent recorded in Bihar, 23.7 per cent in UP.

11.40 am: Congress defends Rahul Gandhi's controversial speech, says "Rahul's speech in Solan, Himachal Pradesh was taken out of context.

11.32 am: Dr Raman Singh meets Narendra Modi in Gandhinagar

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Dr.Raman Singh meets Narendra Modi in Gandhinagar <a href=""></a></p>— ANI (@ANI_news) <a href="">May 12, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//" charset="utf-8"></script>

11.29 am: 40.02 per cent voting in West Bengal till 11 am.

11.00 am: Congress' Varanasi candidate flaunts party symbol at booth.

10.36 am: 17.78 per cent voter turnout till 10 am in Bihar (read live updates here)

10.55 am: 89 percent votes for independence in east Ukraine referendum.

9.55 am: Lithuanian president wins first round of election.

9.31 am: Angela Merkel, Hollande view vote in Ukraine as illegal. [Read more...]

9.30 am: South African government calls for unity after polls.

9.29 am: Reports of violence come from West Bengal where the ruling Trinamool Congress is accused of unleashing a reign of terror against the Opposition.

9.25 am: The final phase of the Lok Sabha election 2014 is underway in three states, namely, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Bihar.

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