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  • NEW DELHI, May 16- Opposition candidate Narendra Modi will be the next prime minister of India, with counting trends showing the pro-business Hindu nationalist and his party headed for the most resounding election victory the country has seen in 30 years.

  • Modi wins India's election in a landslide     Friday, 16 May 2014 | 6:06 AM ET

    CNBC's Sri Jegarajah reports on the victory of Narendra Modi as India's next prime minister. And CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera weighs in on the new face of India's politics.

  • *Congress faces worst-ever result, Rahul Gandhi may lose seat. NEW DELHI, May 16- Opposition candidate Narendra Modi will be the next prime minister of India, with counting trends showing the pro-business Hindu nationalist and his party headed for the most resounding election victory the country has seen in thirty years.

  • India's BJP gets 'super majority'     Friday, 16 May 2014 | 4:20 AM ET

    The BJP, led by Narendra Modi, has acquired a "super majority" in the Indian elections -- good news for markets as there won't be any momentum-sapping "coalition building", CNBC's Sri Jegarajah reports.

  • Modi will 'move quickly': Pro     Friday, 16 May 2014 | 4:20 AM ET

    Kanti Bajpai, professor at Lee Kuan Yew School, describes Narendra Modi as "bold" and "scary" and expects him to start work fairly quickly but highlights that he will face many challenges.

  • NEW DELHI, May 16- Opposition candidate Narendra Modi will be the next prime minister of India, with counting trends on Friday showing his Bharatiya Janata Party headed for the country's most resounding election in 30 years.

  • GANDHINAGAR, India, May 16- About a year ago Narendra Modi sat down with some of India's best and brightest to mount a "shock and awe" election campaign that a strategist likened to a one-sided U.S. military operation against Saddam Hussein's forces in the Gulf.

  • *Congress faces worst-ever result, Rahul Gandhi may lose seat. NEW DELHI, May 16- Opposition candidate Narendra Modi will be the next prime minister of India, with counting trends showing the pro-business Hindu nationalist and his party headed for the most resounding election victory the country has seen in thirty years.

  • Shamika Ravi, economist at the Brookings Institution India, says Narendra Modi needs to "deliver on governance" to achieve strong economic growth for India and tackle the notorious issue of corruption.

  • May 16- Alcoa Inc said it had reached a tentative agreement on a new five-year labor contract with the unionized workers at 10 U.S. metal plants shortly before the expiration of their previous labor contract.

  • *Congress faces worst-ever result, Rahul Gandhi may lose seat. The ruling Congress party alliance was ahead in just 72, according to NDTV news. Rahul Gandhi, who led the Congress campaign, was leading by a slender margin in his seat of Amethi, a family bastion that has been held in turn by his uncle, father and mother, Sonia.

  • *Congress faces worst-ever result, Rahul Gandhi may lose seat. The ruling Congress party alliance was ahead in just 80, according to NDTV news. Rahul Gandhi, who led the Congress campaign, was lagging in his seat of Amethi, a family bastion that has been held in turn by his uncle, father and mother, Sonia.

  • Manoj Joshi, Distinguished Fellow at Observer Research Foundation, says an absolute majority for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) coalition will be a 'historic achievement.'

  • NEW DELHI, May 16- Early counting of results in India's general election put opposition leader Narendra Modi on course for a resounding victory that would hand him a clear mandate for his agenda to revive growth and create jobs. The ruling Congress party alliance was ahead in just 70, according to NDTV news.

  • Why India needs more than just good leadership     Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 11:14 PM ET

    Jahangir Aziz, Head of EM Asia Economic Research at JP Morgan, says he is curious to see what India's new government thinks the country's binding constraints are.

  • India begins vote count for elections     Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 11:10 PM ET

    Vote count for India's general elections is now underway. CNBC's Sri Jegarajah reports with the latest from New Delhi.

  • *First results show BJP leading in 16 seats vs. 6 for Congress. NEW DELHI, May 16- Counting of votes began on Friday after India's mammoth election, which could usher in the most profound economic change in a generation if opposition leader Narendra Modi wins a clear mandate for his agenda to revive growth and create jobs.

  • Rupee to see short-term boost on Modi win: HSBC     Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 10:45 PM ET

    If India's election results mirror the exit polls, the rupee will likely receive a short-term boost, says Dominic Bunning, FX Strategist at HSBC.

  • It's India election day! Here's what to expect     Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 10:07 PM ET

    CNBC's Sri Jegarajah breaks down the highlights for the day as India prepares to release the results of its mammoth general elections.

  • BJP prepares for a election victory     Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 9:33 PM ET

    With exit polls pointing to a victory, India's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has prepared 300 kilograms of sweets to celebrate. CNBC's Sri Jegarajah has more from New Delhi.