In his last address to the nation, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday acknowledged his debt to the country that empowered him, “an underprivileged child of Partition”, to occupy the high office of Prime Minister and wished the incoming government every success.
Riding a nationwide wave created substantially by his campaign, Narendra Modi won an unprecedented victory for the BJP, matched in its intensity and sweep only by the crushing defeat of the Congress in the 16th general elections.
Congress spokesman Shakil Ahmed has conceded defeat in the national election, saying the nation voted “against us”. Ahmed told The Associated Press on Friday that trends on Friday were “certainly not” in his party’s favour.
U.S. surveillance aircraft were flying over remote areas of northeast Nigeria as part of an international hunt for about 200 girls kidnapped a month ago by Boko Haram militants who stormed their school.
The Mari Petroleum Company, a joint venture of Pakistan government and the Fauji Foundation, announced on Monday a ‘significant’ gas and condensate discovery with estimated reserves of about 20 billion cubic feet (BCF) in Sujawal district of Sindh.