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Two FIFA vice presidents among 7 arrested on graft charges (Third lead) (2 minutes ago)
Zurich, May 27 (IANS) Two vice presidents of FIFA, the world football governing body, are among seven officials arrested by the Swiss Federal Department of Justice and Police on corruption charges following an extradition request by the United States, authorities said on Wednesday.

Shock wins for Abhay, Samita in junior squash meet (6 minutes ago)
Chennai, May 27 (IANS) Two Tamil Nadu players Abhay Singh in the boys Under-17 and Samita Sivakumar (girls U-15), came up with outstanding wins to reach their respective title rounds in the ISA Open junior squash tournament here on Wednesday.

'Achche din' only for PM, not for common people: Assam CM (6 minutes ago)
Guwahati, May 27 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying 'achche din' (good days) have come only for the prime minister and not for the common people.

UN seeks $100 mn to enrol Syrian children in Lebanese schools (10 minutes ago)
Beirut, May 27 (IANS/EFE) UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown wants to raise $100 million so 100,000 more Syrian refugee children can join Lebanese public schools in September.

Flaws in Air India's ticket booking system: Gurgaon police (10 minutes ago)
Gurgaon, May 27 (IANS) The Gurgaon police on Wednesday said there were loopholes in Air India's ticket service system at Delhi Airport, leading to people booking tickets using debit cards getting cheated.

HC allows Greenpeace to operate two domestic accounts (Lead) (12 minutes ago)
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday allowed NGO Greenpeace India to operate two of its domestic accounts, which were frozen by the central government last month, to accept fresh domestic contribution.

Man with grade-3 fatty liver cured by laparoscopic surgery (14 minutes ago)
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) A 30-year-old person, who had developed grade-3 fatty liver and was almost likely to suffer from liver cirrhosis, successfully underwent the gastric sleeve surgery that cured his health disorder completely, doctors said here Wednesday.

Meghalaya court sends Bangladesh leader to jail (18 minutes ago)
Shillong, May 27 (IANS) Former Bangladesh minister Salahuddin Ahmed, who was arrested here in Meghalaya for illegally entering India, was on Wednesday remanded to 14 days' judicial custody.

60 new coal mines to be opened soon: Piyush Goyal (Lead) (20 minutes ago) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Discounting any immediate plans to stop coal imports, Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal said on Wednesday that the government will open more than 60 coal mines across the country in the coming days.

New gene test to help some breast cancer patients avoid chemo (26 minutes ago)
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Here comes a revolutionary new gene test that will help oncologists get a deeper insight into tumours and assist them in deciding if chemotherapy is actually needed in some breast cancer patients.

Reliance Infra's 2014-15 net profit down 6 percent (28 minutes ago)
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Reliance Infrastructure on Wednesday reported a decline of 6 percent in its consolidated net profit for 2014-15 which stood at Rs.1,800.18 crore from Rs.1,913.67 crore during the previous financial year.

Heat wave claims 87 more lives in Andhra, Telangana (18:31)
Hyderabad, May 27 (IANS) The heat wave sweeping across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana claimed 87 more lives on Wednesday, taking the toll to over 1,200.

Myanmar opposition, 88-Generation student group to work together (18:29)
Yangon, May 27 (IANS) Myanmar opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) and 88-Generation Peace and Open Society Group agreed on Wednesday to work on elections, constitution amendment and domestic peace process.

Odisha government to sell Lord Jagannath's chariot parts (18:27)
Bhubaneswar, May 27 (IANS) The Odisha government has decided to sell parts of the chariot of Lord Jagannath on which the idol of the lord was taken out in Puri last year for public 'darshan' (audience) during the 'Ratha yatra' chariot festival.

British queen underlines priorities of Cameron government (18:27)
London, May 27 (IANS) Queen Elizabeth II, inaugurating the newly-elected British Parliament on Wednesday, highlighted a packed legislative programme of Prime Minister David Cameron's government, which includes measures on EU referendum, more free childcare and tax cuts, media reports said.

Accidentally fired shot kills man in Delhi (18:23)
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) AQ 25-year-old man died here on Wednesday after being shot at accidentally by his colleague, police said.

Court orders New Delhi civic body to hold Wi-Fi tender (18:21)
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) not to finalise a disputed tender with Indus Towers for providing free WiFi to residents through some 18,500 street poles under the civic authority's jurisdiction.

Playing Kashibai emotionally draining for Priyanka (18:19) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra who will be portraying the role of Maratha warrior Peshwa Bajirao’s first wife in “Bajirao Mastani”, says her character Kashibai is a tortured soul in the story, and that has made the role challenging for her.

Tripura lifts AFSPA as terrorism ebbs (18:13)
Agartala, May 27 (IANS) The Left-ruled Tripura on Wednesday decided to withdraw the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) which gives sweeping powers and judicial immunity to security forces in conflict-hit areas. The law was enforced in the state 18 years ago to curb terrorism.

Goa Congress to chalk out action plan for 'drug-free' state (18:13)
Panaji, May 27 (IANS) The Congress in Goa has constituted a five-member team to come up with an action plan for making the state 'drug-free', state unit president Luizinho Faleiro said on Wednesday.

Upholding of death sentence not end of road for convicts, says SC (18:11)
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday said the right to live does not extinguish with the top court upholding the death sentence of convicts in murder cases as it quashed the execution of death warrants of Shabnam and her paramour Salim for killing seven members of the woman's family.

HC asks Rajasthan government to clear rail track, roads (18:11)
Jaipur, May 27 (IANS) The Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday directed the state government to remove protesting Gujjars from railway tracks and clear blockades on roads.

Probe opened into award of 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups (18:07)
Zurich, May 27 (IANS) Swiss federal prosecutors on Wednesday opened criminal proceedings related to the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, throwing world football govering body FIFA into deeper crisis only hours after six officials were arrested and 14 indicted in a separate United States corruption probe.

Vigilance probe against Kerala minister nearing end (18:05)
Thiruvananthapuram, May 27 (IANS) The coming days will be crucial not only for Kerala Finance Minister K.M. Mani but also for the Chandy government as the vigilance department is expected to submit its report soon in the bars bribery case in which Mani is an accused.

14 minors rescued in Delhi (18:05)
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Fourteen child labourers were rescued on Monday from a factory in east Delhi area where they were working as labourers, officials said on Wednesday.

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