News in brief: May 20

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Bangalore, May 20: Here are the top news in brief for the day:

11.00 pm: PMO defends Twitter clean out, says archived according to RTI Act.

10.45 pm: Pak suspends 3 Geo TV channels for allegations against ISI (read more)

10.24 pm: Aam Aadmi Party asks Lt Governor Najeeb Jung not to dissolve Delhi Assembly.

10.09 pm: Kiran Bedi hints at joining politics, refuses to clarify on which party she would join.

9.50 pm: We were unable to tame inflation to the extent we should have: Sanjay Jha, Spokesperson, Congress.

9.35 pm: Bihar CM Manjhi Cabinet calls special session on May 23 for trust vote.

8.56 pm: Two loud explosions heard near crowded market in central Nigerian city of Jos - cause unclear, many casualties feared.

8.15 pm: Controversy breaks out after the official PMO twitter handle was archived - BJP hits out at the UPA (read more)

8.02 pm: National Conference non committal on alliance with Congress.

7.47 pm: Mamata Banerjee directs TMC leaders not to attend the swearing in ceremony of Narendra Modi on May 26.

7.25 pm: According to sources Shiv Sena has asked for two Cabinet berths and two MoS.

6.55 pm: Narendra Modi reaches Ahmedabad. Addressing a rally in Maninagar, Modi congratulates BJP's UP incharge Amit Shah

6.33 pm: Jammu & Kashmir government lifts SMS ban on prepaid mobiles with immediate effect, lakhs of subscribers to benefit.

6.07 pm: Anandiben to be named Gujarat CM tomorrow

5.44 pm: Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi to take oath as PM on May 26.

5.12 pm: Jitan Ram Manjhi takes oath as Bihar Chief Minister

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5.03 pm: Narendra Modi turns emotional during acceptance speech, says will try to live up to expectations.

4.33 pm: Akhilesh Yadav sacks 36 Samajwadi Party ministers after rout in UP.

3.57 pm: Delhi Congress chief Arvinder Singh Lovely rules out support to AAP to form govt in Delhi again.

3:22 pm: Modi meets president, stakes claim to form government

3:15 pm: Modi to take oath as PM May 26: Rajnath Singh

3.12 pm: Passenger and freight trains collide near Moscow, causing casualties.

3:00 pm: UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav sacks 36 leaders with minister of state rank.

2:47 pm: AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal reaches Raj Bhavan to meet Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung.

2:40 pm: 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius sent for 30 days of psychiatric tests

2:20 pm: Modi reaches Rashtrapati bhawan

2:15 pm: Mayawati dissolves party organisation after election rout

1:50 pm: MPs speak at NDA parliamentary party meet

1:28 pm: NDA Parliamentary Party Meet begins

1:19 pm: I don't believe UPA govt did nothing; they did whatever they could; they deserve appreciation for whatever good they did: Modi at BJP meet

12:32 pm: Adarsh-tainted officials reinstated in Maharashtra government

12:30 pm: BJP MPs elect Modi as head of BJP Parliamentary Party and NDA, Advani makes the proposal, backed by Naidu, Joshi

12:01 pm: Neyveli Lignite Corporation steam pipeline bursts, one dead, 6 injured

12:00 pm: Soldier killed, two injured in mine blast along LoC

11:54 am: Narendra Modi's convoy on its way to the Parliament, BJP Parliamentary Party Meet to begin shortly

11:17 am: 15-member NDA delegation to meet President Pranab Mukherjee this afternoon.

11:09 am: Narendra Modi briefed on internal security by Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami

10:14 am: Advani to propose Modi's name as PM in BJP Parliamentary Committee, Sushma, Rajnath to back proposal

9:57 am: Shiv Sena, in its mouthpiece, Saamana, attacks Nitish Kumar over his resignation as Bihar CM, calls it a ‘drama'

9:42 am: Modi to meet President of India to stake claim for government formation today

9:10 am: 17 killed, 30 wounded in Jammu road accident

9:05 am: 'Metro man' E Sreedharan denies getting any offer from Narendra Modi to join the government

9:00 am: Naveen Patnaik to take oath tomorrow:Telgraph report

8.46 am: Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj, Nitin Gadkari to be included in Modi's cabinet.

8.45 am: Narendra Modi meets home secretary, other officials, to review existing plans.

8.24 am: Narendra Modi's coronation as PM likely on May 24.

8.23 am: 14 killed, 30 injured in Jammu and Kashmir bus accident. [Read here...]

7.43 am: Thailand Army declares martial law.

7.42 am: Modi to address rally in Maninagar in Gujarat today.

7.41 am: Narendra Modi to meet President Pranab Mukherjee today.

7.40 am: BJP's parliamentary party meeting today. Narendra Modi to be elected the leader.

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