News in brief: May 19

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News in brief: May 19
Bangalore, May 19: Here are the top news in brief for the day:

11. 00 pm: Iraqi PM Nuri al-Maliki in the driver's seat to retain his post for 3rd term.

10.25 pm: Rashtrapati Bhawan forecourt prepares for Modi swearing-in ceremony.

10.12 pm: BJP leader Uma Bharti praises Baba Ramdev says he contributed to Modi's victory.

10.00 pm: U.S. announces charges against 5 Chinese military workers accused of hacking U.S. companies.

9.15 pm: Narendra Modi to meet President Pranab Mukherjee tomorrow at 2.30 pm.

8.25 pm: Telugu Desam Party president Chandrababu Naidu meets AP Governor

8.01 pm: "Sonia Gandhi accepted the blame for defeat in LS polls and offered to resign," says Congress

7.01 pm: Congress Working Committee meeting ends in New Delhi. Reports suggest that Sonia and Rahul  offered to resign.

6.38 pm: Sharad Yadav tells Times Now that Jitan Ram Manjhi would be the next Bihar CM.

6.24 pm: There can be talks only in a peaceful environment. We have already told our stand on the issue: Subramanian Swamy on Pak statement

6.14 pm: Congress party workers raised slogans in support of Rahul Gandhi outside party headquarters in New Delhi.

5.45 pm: Former Intelligence Bureau chief Ajit Kumar Doval meets BJP president Rajnath Singh.

5.13 pm: C Rangarajan resigns as chairman of PM's economic advisory council.

5.10 pm: CWC meet underway

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Rahul Gandhi at Congress Working Committee meeting to introspect on party's poll debacle <a href="">#IndiaDecides2014</a> <a href=""></a></p>— NDTV (@ndtv) <a href="">May 19, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//" charset="utf-8"></script>

4.43 pm: Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, her deputy Rahul Gandhi and outgoing PM Manmohan Singh reach for CWC meet.

4.26 pm: Congress Working Committee meeting begins at party headquarters.

4.21 am: Nitish Kumar goes to meet Governor, refuses to comment on anything.

4.13 pm: SC refuses to consider Sahara plea to change Subrata Roy's custody to house arrest for now.

4.00 pm: Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat sacks state tourism minister Amrita Rawat

3.55 pm: CWC meeting to begin soon at party headquarters.

3:26 pm: Nitish won't reconsider, New government in Bihar soon.

3:25 pm: Sushma Swaraj being considered for the HRD Ministry even as she wants one of the top 4 ministries: CNN IBN

3:00 pm: Decide on making peace or be daggers drawn," says Pakistan Envoy to India, Abdul Basit

2:13 pm: Tarun Tejpal allowed to attend mother's funeral in police custody

2:10 pm: Gunbattle in Chadoora, Jammu and Kashmir

1: 56 pm: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray to meet Narendra Modi tomorrow, may attend BJP parliamentary party meet

1:40 pm: Tarun Tejpal moves SC for release to attend mother's cremation

12:56 pm: Will give issue-based support to Modi, says Jagan Mohan Reddy

12:20 pm: 31 children burned to death in Colombia bus accident

12:17 pm: Entire Congress Working Committee likely to resign at meeting today: Sources tell CNN-IBN

12:05 pm: Man tries to immolate himself outside CM residence in Patna

12:05 pm: AAP rejects Congress' support offer, Delhi set for repoll

11:40 am: UP Minister Satai Ram dies in accident at unmanned railway crossing

11:36 pm: AIADMK sources say TN CM Jayalalithaa is likely to attend Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony in Delhi.

11:34 am: President of Russia tweets 'Congratulations' to Modi

11:21 am: Bihar wont develop under Nitish Kumar, a new leadership is required: Ashwini Chaubey, BJP

11:00 am: Decision (Nitish Kumar's resignation) is in favor of nation, party & Nitish ji, was difficult decision but is final and right: Sharad Yadav

10:15 am: Various BJP leaders meet in Delhi to decide cabinet roles, Varun Gandhi, Najma Heptulla meet Rajnath Singh

10:00 am: Delhi: Arun Jaitley and Amit Shah reach Gujarat Bhawan to meet Narendra Modi

9:30 am: Salman Khan reaches Sessions Court for hit and run case hearing

9:00 am: Tarun Tejpal's mother passes away

8.06 am: 23 killed in bus accident in Brazil.

8.05 am:
Book claims that the MH370, which is missing for 71 days now, was gunned down by the US and Thai armies during a drill.

8.00 am:
11 DMk cadres arrested for attacking media.

7.48 am: Samajwadi Party and RJD to have meeting today to analyse poll debacle.

7.47 am: 16th Lok Sabha is the richest Lok Sabha ever with 442 Crorepati MPs. The richest MP is Guntur's Jayadev Galla.

7.45 am: Crucial meeting of the Congress Working Committee today. Will Sonia and Rahul Gandhi offer to quit after the poll debacle?

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