Monday, May 14, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 4.30 pm (IST)

AIADMK, Cong, Left Front back in power
Jaya rides victory crest
New Delhi, May 13
The Congress-led United Democratic Front today made a spectacular comeback in Kerala, the AIADMK staged a triumphal return to power in Tamil Nadu and the Left Front extended its lease on the Writers’ Building in Kolkata by another term.

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Jayaram Jayalalitha welcomes well-wishers who were allowed entry into her fortress-like house in Chennai on Sunday.

Will Jayalalitha become CM?
New Delhi, May 13
As the situation became clear in Tamil Nadu after the AIADMK swept the state assembly poll with more than two-thirds majority, there was a question mark over whether or not the party’s charismatic leader, Ms Jayalalitha, could be the new Chief Minister of the state.

Jayaram Jayalalitha welcomes well-wishers who were allowed entry into her fortress-like house in Chennai on Sunday. — Reuters photo

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Kolkata, May 13
Handing out a humiliating defeat to Trinamool Congress-Congress alliance, the CPM-led Left Front tonight swept back to power in West Bengal for a record sixth time securing two-third majority, picking up 199 seats in the 294-member state Assembly.

Sucharita Bhattacharjee gives her father, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, flowers after his election victory in Kolkata on Sunday. — Reuters photo
Sucharita Bhattacharjee gives her father, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, flowers after his election victory.



UDF sweeps Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, May 13
A tidal wave of anti-incumbency feelings has swept out the ruling Marxist-led Left Democratic Front in Kerala and brought back to power the Congress-led United Democratic Front with a clear two-thirds majority in the 140-member state assembly.

Cong heads for majority in Assam
Guwahati, May 13
The Congress is in sight of absolute majority in Assam, as they have picked up 27 of the 38 seats declared so far, drubbing completely the four-party alliance led by the AGP and the BJP.

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Fractured mandate in Pondy
Pondicherry, May 13
The electorate in the union territory of Pondicherry threw up a fractured mandate today with none of the three fronts which fought the May 10 Assembly elections securing an absolute majority, making the task of ministry formation arduous, though not insurmountable.

R. K. NarayanNovelist R K Narayan dead
Chennai, May 13
R. K. Narayan, who put Indian fiction writing in English on the world map, died this morning following a cardio-respiratory failure, according to hospital sources here.

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PM in Malaysia to boost trade ties
Kuala Lumpur, May 13
The Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, arrived here this afternoon on a four-day visit to Malaysia which is expected to give a big boost to trade and business ties between the two countries.

Badal meets Akal Takht chief
Amritsar, May 13
In the wake of the crucial meeting of the five high priests to be held here tomorrow, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister, held a closed-door meeting with Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, Jathedar, Akal Takht.

Naib Tehsildar placed under suspension
Auction of Dhirendra Brahmachari’s land
Gurgaon, May 13
The Haryana Government today placed the local Naib Tehsildar, Mr Suresh Kumar, under suspension with immediate effect for alleged irregularities in connection with the auction of a prime piece of land here which belonged to Dhirendra Brahmachari, supposed to be close to late Indira Gandhi.


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