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Major News and Events of 19 May 2014

What Happened on 19 May 2014


Landmine explosion in J&K, kills a soldier, injures two

As per media reports, a landmine explosion resulted in the death of a soldier and injured two others at the international border in the Akhnoor area in Jammu and Kashmir. A patrol party which had come for the evacuation of injured soldiers were attacked. In Bhimber Ghali area, along the LoC in the Poonch district, infiltrators entry was foiled by the army.

Congress and RJD, seek alliance with JD-U

After the drubbing in the Lok Sabha polls, as per media reports, the RJD and the Congress is aiming for collaboration on an urgent basis with the JD-U so that the "secular" vote bank is not split further. Congress did not rule out the possibility of realigning with RJD and JD-U.

Nitish to decide the next Chief inister of Bihar

Since Nitish Kumar refused to withdraw his resignation, the Janata Dal United party has entrusted Nitish with the responsibility of deciding the next Chief Minister of the sate, according to media reports. Those in fray include, Ramchandra Prasad Singh who is a Rajya Sabha MP, Bashistha Narayan Singh; the Bihar JDU Chief, Narendra Narayan Yadav, the Law, Planning and Development Minister; and Bijendra Prasad Yadav, the Power Minister.

Sensex goes up by 200 points, closing point for the day

The Sensex closed at 200 points higher, today, as per media reports. The hope of the new government taking steps to revive the economy spurred the rise. BSE ended at 24,318.44 points from 23,121.74 points where it ended the previous day. NSE ended flat at 7,263.55 points with an increase of 60.55 points.

Anirban Lahiri tops the Order of Merit

According to the media reports, Anirban Lahiri, the star golfer from the country continued to top the Asian Tour's Order of Merit, even though his pursuits in the Philippines ended with him finishing 22nd. The Order of Merit also has Rahil Gangjee, Rashid Khan and S S P Chowrasia in the top 10. Gangjee is at the fourth slot, while Chowrasia and Rashid were at seventh and ninth, respectively.

LinkedIn to be used to connect lovers

LinkedIn has been a famous professional networking site, but as per media reports, now it will be used for finding love. An app LinkedUp will comb through a database of 300 million users and bring to the people the details of the person one wanted to date.




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