From exit polls to international news, follow in brief: May 13

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Bangalore, May 13: Here are the top news in brief for the day:

10:00 pm: BJP will emerge as the single largest party but they must not rejoice too early, says Praful Patel

9:33 pm: According to CNN-IBN prime minster candidate survey, 40% voters back Modi as PM while 15% back Rahul

8:30 pm: SC declines plea for holding back Varanasi result

8:00 pm: New government must continue peace process with Pakistan: Omar

7.00 pm: BJP discloses its prediction for Congress and its three top leaders -- Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi. [Read more]

6.45 pm: Congress chief Sonia Gandhi meets President Pranab Mukherjje at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. [Read more]

6.30 pm: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi reviews the ground situation of drinking water supply in the scarcity-hit areas of the state in peak summer.

6.05 pm: Congress minister Jairam Ramesh says, "The exit polls will be proved wrong like they were earlier in 2004 and 2009. The Congress will do far better than what the polls have predicted and BJP will not do as magnificently as they say."

5.40 pm: BJP urges the Election Commission to deploy Central Paramilitary forces and install closed circuit cameras at the counting stations, apprehending rigging during counting of votes by SP in Uttar Pradesh.

5.30 pm: The four Left parties described as "shocking" the Election Commission's "inability to intervene effectively" in the final round of Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal and demanded re-poll in all the affected polling booths in the last three phases.

5.00 pm: AAP leader Kumar Vishwas says, "there were some miscalculations by the party and they failed to communicate their vision effectively." [Read more]

4.49 pm: PM gets a warm farewell

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh thanks staff in South Block who bid farewell to him <a href=""></a></p>— ANI (@ANI_news) <a href="">May 13, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//" charset="utf-8"></script>

4.35 pm: Union Cabinet holds meet, decision on next Army chief likely.

4.12 pm: Confident of victory, Amit Shah today said NDA tally will cross 290 - 305 seats, while BJP will cross 272.

4.05 pm: One thing is clear from these exit polls that people want change-Ram Madhav, RSS.

3.53 pm: Union Minister Jairam Ramesh says, no individual responsible for poll results.

2.30 pm: Meenakshi Lekhi,BJP leader said: "Exit polls are not exact polls,but it shows which way the trends are,it can't be completely ignored."

1.23 pm: Union Minister Kamal Nath today said that it was the government that failed to communicate with the people and not just Rahul Gandhi.

1.07 pm: A day after exit polls projected a dismal perfomance for the debutant AAP, Kumar Vishwas admits to making some mistakes.

12.20 pm: At least five construction workers killed when a staircase of an under-construction building collapsed in China.

11.50 am: The Pakistan-India Peoples Forum for Peace and Democracy (PIPFPD) Indian chapter urges Pakistan not to send back two Indian journalists and renew their expired visas.

11.40 am: A taxi driver is arrested in Uttar Pradesh for allegedly molesting a US tourist on the Delhi-Dehradun highway.

11.30 am: BJP welcomes the statement of US President Barack Obama that he was looking forward to work closely with the new government in India.

11.22 am: Arun Jaitley takes a dig at PM says PM never came out as a leader.' He knew he was vested with very little power Jaitley said.

10.39 am: According to reports, Rajnath Singh will continue as the BJP President.

10.36 am: Intelligence agencies warn Delhi Police of terror attack on Gujarat Bhawan, security increased.

9.57 am: A day after exit poll predict thumping victory for NDA, Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh dismisses the predictions-

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>In a Country of 800 Million Voters how can few Lakhs sample size surveys predict the result ? Let's wait for 16 th May.</p>— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) <a href="">May 13, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//" charset="utf-8"></script>

9.41 am: USA congratulated India for conducting a free and fair elections.

9.23 am: Sensex hits another record high, hits 23729; Nifty also surges by almost 100 points

8.50 am: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to chair last Cabinet meet today (read more)

8.30 pm: IMF seeks more aid for refugees in Jordan.

8.25 am: German foreign minister to visit Ukraine.

8.07 am: Canada slaps sanctions against more Russians, Ukrainians.

8.06 am: US President Obama looks forward to work with the new government in India. [Read more...]

8.05 am: Congress to sit in Opposition instead of cobbling up a coalition if it is defeated in this general election, say sources. [Read more...]

8.00 am: Exit polls at the end of the 2014 Lok Sabha election predict massive victory for the BJP-led NDA. [See graphs here]

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