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News in briefs: May 17
Bangalore, May 17: Here are the top news for the day:

8:20 pm: Modi thanks Kiran Bedi on Twitter; says, "Thank you Dr. Bedi. We all have to work together and take India to greater heights and make it a Jagat Guru once again."

8:15 pm: Grateful to Kashi for support, says Modi in Varanasi

7:13 pm: If Nitish Kumar can resign, why can't Prithviraj Chavan, asks Shiv Sena

6:20 pm: Modi is next, says terror accused in Bhopal court

6:13 pm: Narendra Modi reaches Varanasi to perform Ganga Aarti

5:59 pm: Lao plane carrying Defence chief crashes: Thai official

5:42 pm: MNS chief Raj Thackeray sends bouquet to his estranged cousin Uddhav on Shiv Sena's success in LS polls

5:30 pm: Assam CM Tarun Gogoi says he will resign within a week

5.15 pm: I quit after taking moral responsibility for the defeat in the Lok Sabha election, says Nitish Kumar after resigning as the Bihar CM.

4.15 pm: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar resigns after his party's debacle in the Lok Sabha elections.

3.45 pm: Varanasi prepares for Narendra Modi's grand welcome, security tightened.

3.28 pm: Narendra Modi leaves Gujarat Bhavan for Delhi airport to go to Varanasi.

3.25 pm: Hours before Narendra Modi's arrival in Varanasi, BJP president Rajnath Singh tweeted-

2.47 pm: Nitish should resign on moral ground after a disastrous show in Bihar: LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan

1.27 pm: It (BJP's win) is because of Modi wave, our work and Congress's failure: BS Yeddyurappa.

1.20 pm: New Members of Parliament (MPs) to be sworn into Cabinet on May 27 .

12.54 pm: PM Manmohan Singh submits his resignation to President Pranab Mukherjee,recommends dissolving the Cabinet.

12.49 pm: PM Manmohan Singh reaches Rashtrapati Bhawan, to tender his resignation shortly.

12.48 pm: BJP Parliamentary Board meeting begins at party headquarters in Delhi.

12.38 pm: Mayawati speaks a day after the results, says 'BSP was unable to win in UP because of division of votes among upper castes and Muslims.'

12.29 pm: LK Advani, Amit Shah arrive at BJP headquarters, New Delhi.

12.14 pm: Sonia, Rahul Gandhi may offer to quit their posts in CWC meet taking responsibility for Cong's worst defeat.

12.07 pm: Narendra Modi arrives at BJP headquarters, addresses party workers (read more)

12.04 pm: Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj arrives at the BJP headquarters.

11.55 am: Manmohan Singh's last Cabinet meet begins.

11.21 am: NSG scans BJP headquarters before Narendra Modi's arrival.

11.16 am: Narendra Modi begins his victory roadshow in Delhi, followed by hundreds of supporters-

10.53 am: Narendra Modi lands in Delhi, hundreds of supporters wait to welcome him-

10.39 am: BJP supporters throng Delhi airport to welcome Narendra Modi for victory march (read more)

10.25 am: It's not the end of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, says Sandeep Dikshit of the Congress.

10.02 am: Outgoing prime minister Manmohan Singh addresses the people of the eve of demitting his office. IN his speech he said that he was proud to be part of nation where a child born after partition could reach the highest post. "I have always tried to do my best in serving this nation of ours.I hope the next govt is able to achieve everything it plans to do," he said.

9.16 am: 2 killed in clash at PDP's victory celebration in Kashmir.

9.06 am: BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to hold a victory roadshow today in Delhi. Security has been tightened outside Ahmedabad Airport, as Narendra Modi will leave for New Delhi soon.

8.45 am: Fresh from his win in this Lok Sabha seat, former Union Minister Anbumani Ramadoss of PMK today attributed the 'Himalayan' win of the BJP led NDA combine to the interest people had in seeing a Modi-led government coming to power.

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