The Congress party of India, the current majority party, received a handy victory over its nearest rival party, the Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party. The result is a bit of a surprise as it was thought that both the Congress and BJP parties had been losing ground to regional parties, BBC News. For full coverage, follow the results live at NDTV. Twitter tag is #indiavotes09.
Sri Lanka has claimed that its army has taken over the last patch of land that was held by Tamil Tiger rebels. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa is out of the country and it is expected that the country will wait to make a formal announcement until he returns, CNN.
Though the media frenzy has died down, WHO officials are warning the the H1N1 virus is still a threat. 66 people have died from the virus worldwide and it is still spreading, Reuters.