News in brief: May 15

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Bangalore, May 15: Here are the top news in brief for the day:

8:46 pm: Not a single voter turns up for repoll at 5 polling stations in Nagaland

8:10 pm: Assam govt not to allow victory processions in 11 districts

7:36 pm: Seven bodies recovered in Bangladesh after ferry capsize

6:47 pm: Ambani's Antilia rated world's 'most outrageously expensive property'

6:00 pm: Ferry with over 250 sinks in Bangladesh, many missing

5:47 pm: Rahul Gandhi denies he violated model code

5:15 pm: BJP files complaint against inflammatory SMSes

4.39 pm: In his reply to EC, Rahul says the figure of dead in terror attacks in NDA regime was 22K, so he used it in speech.

3.50 pm: SP says Akhilesh Yadav is in talks with other parties to keep Narendra Modi out.

3.23 pm: Suspected Boko Haram militants razed down a village in Konduga and there are reports of gun attacks in Gamboru all in Borno state.

3.00 pm: NCP comes out in defence of the Congress party, says UPA will take collective responsibility for the election results.

2.30 pm: Less than 24 hours before results are revealed, Rahul Gandhi's face is taken off the Congress posters.

1.26 pm: Congress candidate from East Delhi LS seat Sandeep Dikshit says he doesn't hope to win, admits party's failure.

1.08 pm: Uma Bharti meets LK Advani, then Gadkari; according to sources she is mediating over the possible future role of Advani.

12.54 pm: Congress hits back at Shiv Sena says, 'they should define what the word "foreigner" means.'

12.35 pm: Narendra Modi changes his plans, to head to Delhi first to attend the BJP core meeting on May 17 and will then leave for Varanasi.

12.28 pm: Turkey mine blast toll rises to 282, says minister.

12.11 pm: AIADMK Chief Jayalalitha announces expulsion of party leader K Malaisamy after he indicated that Jayalalitha could back Modi-led NDA (read more)

12.00 pm: Congress continued to defend Rahul Gandhi's absence from PM's farewell dinner saying 'that he has been campaigning for the past 3 months, he can go on a holiday.'

11.45 am: Congress leader ND Tiwari marries Ujjwala Sharma in her Lucknow residence (read more).

11.07 am: Shiv Sena today took a dig at Rahul Gandhi for missing the PM's farewell dinner saying 'maybe he's preparing to stay abroad, gone to hide his disappointment.'

10.37 am: Senior RSS leaders reach BJP's Rajnath Singh's residence in Delhi as their meeting begins (read more).

10.06 am: Reports suggest that Narendra Modi will address rally in Vadodra and Ahmedabad tomorrow to thank voters, after the results.

10.00 am: Congress defends Rahul Gandhi for skipping PM's farewell dinner, says he was out of town.

9.46 am: Six Indian Americans felicitated with the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor for the year 2014.

9.14 am: If Narendra Modi wins from Varanasi, he will hold a mega roadshow in the Holy City before moving to Delhi.

8.44 am: Shiv Sena against the NCP joining NDA. The Maharashtra BJP also backs Sena's stand.

8.42 am: LK Advani may become the Speaker in 16th Lok Sabha.

8:40 am: HC dismisses PIL seeking cancellation of polling in TN

8.35 am: A section of Congress leaders blame PM Manmohan Singh for the party's poll 'debacle'.

8.30 am: Ajay Maken to chair Congress spokespersons' meet today.

8.10 am: 230 turtles from India seized at Bangkok airport.

8.05 am:
Turkey mine disaster: Toll rises to 274 (read more)

8.00 am:
Eyebroes raised after Rahul Gandhi gives Sonia Gandhi's farewell dinner for PM Singh at 10 Janpath on Wednesday a miss.

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