Top news in brief: May 16

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Bangalore, May 16: Follow top news for the day here:

5.50 pm: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif invites Narendra Modi to Pakistan.

5:30 pm: 4 killed in Nairobi twin blasts

4:20 pm: Modi reaches Gandhinagar

3:45 pm: Superstar Rajinikanth congratulates Modi: "Rajinikanth congratulates Modi: Hearty Congratulations dear Modi Ji on your historic win. Best wishes."

3:20 pm: A 5.1-magnitude earthquake strike southwestern Pakistan

2:07 pm: "India has won", tweets Modi.

1:53 pm: SC asks Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee to conduct probe against N Srinivasan, top cricketers in IPL betting and spot- fixing scandal.

12:30 pm: Sonia Gandhi wins from Rae Bareli, Rahul leading

12:00 pm: Narendra Modi wins from Vadodara and Varanasi, Arun Jaitley loses from Amritsar

11:30 am: Congress accepts defeat

(Follow election results updates here)

10:58 am: After Congress registers embarrassing defeat in Assam, chief minister Tarun Gogoi hints at resignation

10:20 am: Sonia and Rahul to address media inthe afternoon

10:17 am: RLD chief Ajit Singh loses in Baghpat

9:25 am: Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Congress, says its a 'speculative lead' and not real. However, he adds that 'its looking pretty bleak for Congress'

9:20 am: 16th Lok Sabha likely to be notified on May 18 or May 19

9:17 am: Ramanathapuram DMK candidate's wife dies of heart attack on counting day

8:00 am: Vote counting begins for Lok Sabha election 2014

7:43 am: Section 144 imposed in Uttar Pradesh and Mangalore ahead of counting

7:41 am: Vote counting to begin at 8 am, first updates to come out by 9 am

7:13 am: Ahead of counting, posters congratating Modi appears across Varanasi

7:10 am: Attacks around Iraq's capital kill 24 people

7:00 am: Google joins the Lok Sabha election results frenzy with a doodle

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