Narendra Modi quits as CM, Patnaik takes oath; Follow news in brief for May 21

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Bangalore, May 21: Here are the top news in brief for the day:

10.05 pm: Mild tremors felt in Delhi, Ranchi, Bhubaneshwar, Vizag, Gaya.

9.07 pm: AAP women workers being forcibly lifted and put into the police van

8.33 pm: Parliament nominates Jacob Zuma as South African President.

8.11 pm: The people who are fighting against corruption are being jailed, what kind of a justice system is this: Yogendra Yadav.

7.45 pm: Section 144 imposed outside Tihar Jail as AAP supporters protest over Kejriwal being sent to jail.

7.42 pm:  Twitter account of PMO has been secured by Twitter; it will be handed over to the incoming PMO: says PMO

7.23 pm: Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh says he won't resign, "I have the confidence of the Assembly".

7.04 pm: Ebay asking people to change passwords after a cyberattack compromised database containing encrypted user details.

6.47 pm: Patna serial blasts: NIA arrests 4 alleged Indian Mujahideen operatives from Ranchi.

6.32 pm: US President Barack Obama writes to outgoing PM Manmohan Singh, applauds his boldness in strengthening ties.

5.53 pm: Arvind Kejriwal reaches Tihar Jail.

5.32 pm: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to submit his resignation tomorrow, May 22. He said there was indeed a Modi wave.

5.18 pm: In all cases we've maintained this stand that if we've done no wrong why should we fill bail bond: Manish Sisodia, AAP.

5.03 pm: Prashant Bhushan on Nitin Gadkari defamation case: Based on his values and principles Arvind Kejriwal denied taking bail.

4.52 pm: For the first time Gujarat has got a female Chief Minister : Narendra Modi

4.33 pm: BJP alleges a drama by Arvind Kejriwal for not paying the bond in Nitin Gadkari's defamation case.

4.04 pm: Arvind Kejriwal sent to judicial custody in Nitin Gadkari defamation case.

4.02 pm: Anandiben Patel to be the new Chief Minister of Gujarat

3:30 pm: Modi resigns as Gujarat chief minister

3:30 pm: Karunanidhi praises Modi for intelligence, hard work

3:25 pm: Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi visit Amethi to meet party workers

3:22 pm: After an emotional address in the Gujarat Assembly, Narendra Modi is at the Raj Bhavan to tender his resignation as chief minister

3:05 pm: If there're re-polls in Delhi, it'll be a clean sweep by BJP just like in LS election: Jagdambika Pal.

2:57 pm: In panic Nitishji took such a step, but he can't stay without power,he will continue to run things from behind scenes, says Ram Kripal Yadav, BJP

2:40 pm: SC asks Andhra HC to decide on Ranbaxy-Sun Pharma merger

2:00 pm: Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC, fires at Indian posts in Poonch

1:25 pm: Kiran Bedi wants to be BJP's Delhi CM candidate

1:10 pm: Invites for Modi's swearing-in won't be from any political leader but from Foreign Secretary: sources

1:06 pm: Kejriwal appears before court in defamation case

1:05 pm: I am impressed by Modi's conciliatory & inclusive statements, says Shashi Tharoor

1:00 pm: Congress red-faced in Gujarat Assembly as senior leader Shankersinh Vaghela praises Narendra Modi.

12:20 pm: All SAARC leaders including Pak and Bangladesh PM could be invited for Modi's swearing-in as PM, say sources

11:57 am: Narendra Modi pays homage to Rajiv Gandhi on Twitter

11:56 am: Prachanda congratulates Rajnath Singh for BJP's stunning victory

11:44 am: Pak PM Nawaz Sharif, heads of other SAARC nations invited for Modi's swearing-in as PM on Monday

11:00 am: Pawan Chamling sworn in as Sikkim Chief Minister for a record fifth time along with 11 ministers by Governor Sriniwas Patil

10:49 am: Supreme Court commutes death sentence of two convicted of attack on the American Center in Kolkata in 2002

10:45 am: Four more suspects arrested for blasts that targeted Narendra Modi's Patna rally

10:41 am: Fire on 7th floor of Shastri Bhawan in New Delhi, eight fire tenders rushed to the spot

10:25 am: Naveen Patnaik takes oath as the Odisha Chief Minister for the fourth time

10:10 am: AAP wants fresh elections in Delhi< kejriwal rules out referendum option

9:19 am: Over 80 guerrillas killed in Pakistan

8:53 am: AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal to meet party MLAs at his residence to discuss options whether to hold public meeting for referendum to form govt

8.45 am: Today is the 23rd death anniversary of former prime minister of India Rajiv Gandhi.

7.55 am: 6 killed in train crash near Moscow in Russia.

7.53 am: Mamata Banerjee government completes three years in West Bengal.

7.54 am:
Pakistan bans 3 GEO TV channels.

7.52 am:
Anandiben Patel to take over as Gujarat CM on May 22.
7.50 am: 118 killed in twin Nigeria bomb attacks. [Read more...]

7.48 am: BJP lashes out at the move of resetting PMO twitter account. The twitter handle has been changed from @PMOIndia to @PMOIndiaArchive. The BJP says the move is illegal and disgraceful.

7.47 am: Naveen Patnaik to take oath as the chief minister of Odisha for the record fourth term.

7.45 am: PM designate Narendra Modi to resign as Gujarat CM today. He will be accorded a farewell in the state Assembly. [Read more...]

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