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Tuesday, May 13, 2014, Chandigarh, India

updated at 3:30 pm

Google search manipulation can swing votes in Indian elections
WASHINGTON: Altering Google search results can pose a real threat to democracy as it has a major impact on the voting preferences of undecided voters and could swing a close election, according to a new landmark study analysing the just concluded Lok Sabha polls in India.

Congress dismisses exit poll projections 
NEW DELHI: The Congress on Tuesday dismissed exit poll projections of a dismal performance by it, saying a sample survey of a few lakh people cannot predict Lok Sabha election results.

PM bids goodbye to personal staff
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today personally bid goodbye to his personal staff in his South Block office while thanking them for their assistance.

BJP welcomes Obama's statement on working closely with new government
NEW DELHI: BJP today welcomed the statement of US President Barack Obama that he was looking forward to work closely with the new government in India, saying all countries will cooperate with the new government in New Delhi.

'Had PM taken stand, history would've seen him differently' : Jaitley
NEW DELHI: History would have recorded Prime Minister Manmohan Singh differently if he had taken a stand against scams and frauds, senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley said Tuesday

Sensex hits new record high of 23,922�
MUMBAI: Riding on the exit polls forecast that shows a stable govt led by BJP coming to power at the Centre, the benchmark BSE Sensex hit yet another record high of 23,921.91 in opening trade on Tuesday on heavy fund inflows.

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Govt moves to appoint next Army Chief as EC gives nod
BJP questions �political propriety� of decision taken in last 90 hours
New Delhi, May 12
Hours after the Election Commission�s green signal, the Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag Defence Ministry on Monday moved the file to appoint the next Army Chief. The BJP reacted sharply, saying the government should refrain from making the appointment with just three days remaining for the UPA government.

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Exit polls predict Modi sarkaar
NDA projected at just over half-way mark; UPA may get 101-148, others 146-156

New Delhi, May 12
Narendra Modi is set to become the next prime minister, exit polls showed on Monday, with the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) poised to return to power by winning a majority in the Lok Sabha, ending a decade of Congress-led UPA rule. Three exit polls gave the NDA between 272 and 289 seats in the 545-member Lok Sabha where two members are nominated by the government.

Record 66% overall polling; Voters win last round, too
New Delhi, May 12
Curtains came down on the marathon Lok Sabha elections today with an Voters queue up at a polling station in Murshidabad, West Bengal, on Monday. PTI all-time high voter turnout of 66.38 per cent as the final phase of polling covering 41 seats in three states replicated the trend of increased voter participation seen in the previous eight rounds.

Voters queue up at a polling station in Murshidabad, West Bengal, on Monday.


PUNJAB: Sangrur district tops in rice yield for second year

HARYANA: New CLU norms for civic areas

J&KPanchayat members to meet separatist leaders

HIMACHAL: Vigilance questions Dhumal

CHANDIGARH: Beer set to become cheaper

LUDHIANA: Respite for Chaura Bazar shopkeepers

DELHI: Discoms not cooperating with CAG in auditing: Delhi govt to HC

OPINIONSFinally, it is over

NATION: Civic polls: Cong sweeps Telangana

BUSINESS: FinMin moves Cabinet for pulling out of talks on �deal�
SPORTS: Mumbai win to stay afloat
WORLD: Rebels claim win in self-rule vote, want Russia to take over


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Nifty crosses 7,000; Sensex up 550 points
New Delhi, May 12
While markets continued rally for the second straight day on the expectations of exit polls showing Narendra Modi-led BJP forming the new government, economic data continues to be subdued with industrial growth contracting for the second straight month.

Punjab to frame policy on farm suicides
Chandigarh, May 12
A file photo of a farmer at a field in Patiala.Punjab -- famed as the granary of the country -- continues to be troubled by suicides in the agriculture sector.

A file photo of a farmer at a field in Patiala.

Beijing voices unease with India over S China Sea
Beijing, May 12
Irked by India voicing its concern over the tensions in the South China Sea, China today said Indian people need "not worry too much" about the issue. "I have so many times stated China's position on South China Sea.
A file photo of Indian ships on way to the South China Sea.
A file photo of Indian ships on way to the South China Sea.


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