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India News on May 13, 2011

  • The assembly election results of five states which were recently held were out.
  • Mamata Banerjee of Trinamool Congress ends the 34-year rule of the Left Front in West Bengal.
  • J Jayalalithaa of AIADMK scores a landslide victory over DMK in Tamil Nadu. The AIADMK party will form the government day after tomorrow with Jayalalithaa taking oath as the new chief minister of Tamil Nadu. Karunanidhi tenders his resignation to Governor SS Barnala.
  • Tarun Gogoi helps Congress win the assembly election for the third time in a row in Assam.
  • All India NR Congress and its ally AIADMK secures two-third majority in Puducherry.
  • Congress-led United Democratic Front wins the assembly election in Kerala.

Inflation, corruption charges hampered Congress image: BJP
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday said that inflation and corruption charges against many Congress lawmakers hampered the Congress party's image during the Assembly polls in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala and Puducherry. ANI

Peace, development to be prime agendas for Trinamool Congress: Mamata Banerjee
Dubbing her victory over the 34-year Communist rule in West Bengal as "people's victory", Trinamool Congress party chief Mamata Banerjee on Friday said that peace and development would be the way of governance in the state under her government. ANI

Pawar hails Mamata Banerjee's 'historical' victory in West Bengal polls
Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Friday said that Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress' victory in West Bengal Assembly polls was "historic". ANI

Board of Governors of Medical Council of India reconstituted
Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Friday reconstituted the Board of Governors for the Medical Council of India. ANI

Centre plans to conduct sixth economic census in 2012
The Central government plans to conduct the sixth economic census as a Central Sector Plan Scheme during 2012. ANI

Jayalalithaa promises to implement election manifesto within 18 months
J. Jayalalithaa, leader of the polls-winning main opposition of Tamil Nadu, on Friday said that her first priority was to implement her manifesto within 18 months. ANI

West Bengal voted for change after a 'record 34 years of Left rule': CPI-M
Ousted from power after 34 years in West Bengal, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Friday said that the Trinamool Congress became the 'beneficiary of feeling for change'. ANI

Over 231 lakh tonne wheat procured
More than 231 lakh tonne wheat has been procured by various government agencies during current Rabi marketing season, according to the Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ministry. ANI

UDF beats LDF by slender margin in Kerala polls
The Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) on Friday secured a slender electoral victory over the ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) by securing 72of the 140 assembly constituencies that were up for grabs. The LDF managed to get 68 seats and what is now being billed as a political photo-finish for the first time in the state. ANI

Digvijay Singh congratulates Tarun Gogoi for poll victory
Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Friday congratulated the incumbent chief of Assam Tarun Gogoi for an evident consecutive third term victory in the state polls. ANI

Congress-led coalition will win Kerala polls with majority: Tharoor
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Friday said the rule of the Communist Government in Kerala would be defeated by the United Democratic Front (UDF) by a narrow, yet clear majority. ANI

Chidambaram hails TMC- Congress victory in West Bengal
Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Friday hailed the Trinamool Congress (TMC) -Congress alliance victory in West Bengal. ANI

Tamil Nadu polls: Karunanidhi resigns as Chief Minister
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M. Karunanidhi resigned from his post on Friday following the dismal performance of his party in the assembly polls. ANI

India ratify UN conventions against transnational organised crime, corruption
India has ratified the United Nations convention against transnational organised crime and its three protocols and the United Nations convention against corruption. ANI

India fully supports vision of democratic future for Afghanistan
Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Friday said New Delhi fully supports the vision of a secure, prosperous and democratic future for Afghanistan. ANI

This is a victory for 'Maa Mati Manush', says delighted Mamata
As early trends indicated a clear win for Trinamool Congress (TMC)- Congress alliance in the West Bengal assembly polls, Mamata Banerjee on Friday said that this is a victory of 'Maa Mati Manush' (Mother, Soil, People)". ANI

Jaganmohan Reddy leads by 80,000 votes in Kadapa bypoll
YSR Congress party chief Y S Jaganmohan Reddy was leading n the Kadapa Lok Sabha constituency by about 80,000 votes. ANI

Supporters cheer Trinamool Congress' expected poll sweep in West Bengal
With the Trinamool Congress (TMC) party heading towards a historic poll sweep in West Bengal, hundreds of party supporters celebrated the perceived decline of the 34-year-old Left Front rule here on Friday. ANI

Jayalalitha's AIADMK heads for victory in Tamil Nadu
J. Jayalalitha led All Indian Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) is inching closer to an assured win in the Tamil Nadu assembly polls, as the party is now leading in 167 seats. ANI

Mamata set for landslide win in West Bengal
Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee is all set for a massive victory in West Bengal, as her alliance is now leading in 204 seats leaving far behind rivals Left Front, who are at 73 seats so far. ANI

Javed Raza selected as member of International Council of Jurists
Senior Supreme Court advocate and Janata Dal (United) national general secretary, Javed Raza, has been selected as a member of the London-based International Council of Jurists. ANI

Tamil Nadu polls: AIADMK alliance leading in 31 seats
The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) alliance is ahead in 31 seats, while the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) alliance is leading in 18 seats, according to the early trend for the 234 assembly seats in Tamil Nadu. ANI

Congress takes early lead in Assam polls
Congress is leading in 14 seats, the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) is ahead in three seats, while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leading in two seats, as per the early trend for the 126 assembly seats in Assam. ANI

TMC alliance takes early lead in West Bengal
According to the early trend for the 294-West Bengal assembly seats, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) alliance is leading in twenty seats, while the Left Front is leading in seven seats. ANI

Close race between UDF, LDF in Kerala polls
The United Democratic Front (UDF) is leading in 43 seats, while the Left Democratic Front (LDF) is ahead in 38 seats, according to the early trend for the 140-seat Kerala Assembly. ANI

Security stepped up in counting centres in Tamil Nadu
Stringent securities arrangements have been made in the four centres of Tamil Nadu, where the counting of votes for 17 assembly constituencies began this morning. ANI

Counting of votes begins for five state Assemblies
The counting of votes in the Assembly polls in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala and Puducherry began this morning. ANI

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CA Technologies Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Fiscal Year 2011 Results
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Religare Enterprises Limited Appoints Raghuram Raju as Group General Counsel
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CA Technologies Declares Quarterly Dividend
CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a regular, quarterly cash dividend of $0.05 per share. The dividend will be paid on June 16, 2011 to stockholders of record at the close of business on May 23, 2011 Business Wire India

Acknowledging the Achievers of the Indian IT and Telecom Industry at the Frost & Sullivan 2011 India IT & Telecom Excellence Awards
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Quest Diagnostics Introduces OVA1® in India
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Indian University Team in Finals for Dell’s Global Social Innovation Competition
-- Global contest to recognize and encourage young entrepreneurial ideas -- India entry among five finalists from across the world In the recently announced finalists for Dell Social Innovation Competition, one of the finalist teams is from an Indian University Business Wire India

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