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FIFA President Blatter fact file

Zurich, May 29 (IANS) The following is the fact file of FIFA President Sepp Blatter, who on Friday was re-elected as the head of world football governing body chief for the fifth consecutive time. Country of birth: Switzerland Date of birth: March 10, 1936 Professional career: 1975-1981 as FIFA Technical Director, 1981-1998 as FIFA General Secretary, 1998-present as FIFA ...

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Wawrinka advances to fourth round of French Open

Paris, May 29 (IANS) Swiss tennis player Stan Wawrinka proved himself resilient on Friday in the third round of Roland Garros when he beat American Steve Johnson 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 in an hour and 29 minutes to reach the tournament's fourth round. The winner of the 2014 Australian Open, Wawrinka, who last year was eliminated from Paris in the first round, will play the winner of the match betw...

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Paes, Mirza, Bopanna progress in French Open

Paris, May 29 (IANS) Indian tennis players Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna won their respective men's doubles matches while Sania Mirza also advanced to the women's doubles third round of the French Open, the lone clay court Major, here on Friday. Paes and his Canadian partner Daniel Nestor beat the German-Austrian combine of Andre Begemann and Julian Knowle 7-6(3), 6-2 in the men's doubl...

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Blatter re-elected FIFA president as Prince Ali withdraws

Zurich, May 29 (IANS) In spite of widespread criticism and calls asking him to step down after the recent scandal that rocked the football world, FIFA president Sepp Blatter was re-elected for the fifth consecutive term after his lone rival Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan withdrew after the first round of voting at the end of the Congress here on Friday. The 79-year-old Blatter, who ...

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List of FIFA presidents

Zurich, May 29 (IANS) Sepp Blatter was here on Friday re-elected as the FIFA president for the fifth successive time. The following is the list of FIFA presidents: 1904-1906: Robert Guerin (France) 1906-1918: Daniel Burley Woolfall (England) 1921-1954: Jules Rimet (France) 1954-1955: Rodolphe Seeldrayers (Belgium) 1955-1961: Arthur Drewry (England) ...

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Consumers must be empowered to file class action law suits: Jaitley

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Empowering consumers to file class action law suits against illegal practices of sellers and fortifying consumer forums against the backdrop of huge growth of e-commerce is the need of the hour to protect consumers, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday. With e-commerce trade set to increase, legislative intervention or judicial pronouncement should addres...

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FIFA approves measures to avoid Israeli obstacles to Palestinian football

Zurich, May 29 (IANS) The FIFA Congress here on Friday approved the creation of a mechanism to verify if Israel poses obstacles to Palestinian football and it will also devote time to the issue of teams from illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories that play in the Israeli Premier League. Of the 209 national football associations present, 168 voted in favour of the Pal...

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Blatter re-elected FIFA president as Prince Ali concedes defeat

Zurich, May 29 (IANS) Sepp Blatter was on Friday re-elected as the president of the world football governing body, FIFA, for the fifth consecutive time as he defeated lone challenger, Jordan's Prince Ali bin al-Hussein here. Prince Ali conceded defeat as he got only 73 votes in the first round of the election, while Blatter, FIFA president since 1998, bagged 133 votes at the FIFA Congres...

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CBI ready to probe Jindal varsity student's sexual abuse charges, SC told

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The CBI Friday told the Supreme Court that it was ready to undertake probe into the allegations of sexual abuse of a management course student of Jindal Global University in Haryana by three students of same varsity's law school. The vacation bench of Justices A.K.Sikri and Uday Umersh Lalit was told this as it adjourned the hearing till Thursday (June 4) on plea...

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Mamata pays tribute to Urdu poet Iqbal

Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) Legendary poet Muhammad Iqbal, author of the iconic poem Saare Jahan Se Achha Hindustan Hamara, was posthumously conferred the Tarana-E-Hindi award by the West Bengal Urdu Academy on Friday, with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee personally handing it over to his grandson Waleed Iqbal. There are some occasions in life when you feel really honoured, Banerjee said at th...

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India Cements in black again

Chennai, May 29 (IANS) Cement major India Cements Ltd on Friday said its bottom line has again turned black. In a regulatory filing in the BSE, the compnay said it closed last fiscal with a net profit of Rs.29.4 crore as compared to net loss of Rs.162.41 crore loss in 2013-14. However the company's total income went down to Rs.4,454.40 crore last fiscal from Rs.4,497.93 crore ear...

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Sun TV Network net up

Chennai, May 29 (IANS) Satellite channels broadcasting major Sun TV Network Ltd on Friday said it closed last fiscal with a higher profit and income. In a regulatory filing to the BSE, the company said it had posted profit of Rs.737.23 crore last fiscal up from Rs.716.96 crore posted during 2013-14. The company said its total income went up to Rs.2,331.45 crore last fiscal from R...

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Indian colonel in UN peacekeeping ops injured in South Sudan

United Nations/New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) An Indian Army colonel was injured in crossfire between two warring groups in South Sudan on Thursday, according to sources monitoring the UN peacekeeping mission. The sources said in New York that the officer was injured in the back of the neck, but not seriously, when a camp in Malakal was hit. Indian peacekeepers are deployed there to protect s...

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NTPC posts near 5 percent fall in Q4 net profit

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) State-run power generator NTPC on Friday posted a fourth quarter 2015 fall in net profit by 4.8 percent year-on-year at Rs.2,944 crore caused by lower revenues and other income, as well as by higher finance costs. India's largest power utility had recorded a net profit of Rs.3,093.54 crore in the same quarter of 2013-14. Total income from operations durin...

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Bharat Electronics net up 25 percent in 2014-15

Bengaluru, May 29 (IANS) State-run Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) posted net profit of Rs.1,167 crore for 2014-15, registering 25 percent growth over Rs.932 crore in 2013-14. In a regulatory filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) Friday, the city-based defence behemoth said total income grew 9.2 percent to Rs.7,321 crore for the fiscal from Rs.6,704 crore in 2103-14. Similarly, ...

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Blatter re-elected FIFA president

Zurich, May 29 (IANS) Sepp Blatter was on Friday re-elected as the president of the world football governing body, FIFA, for the fifth consecutive time. Blatter's challenger Jordanian Prince Ali bin al-Hussein conceded defeat as he got only 73 votes in the first round of the election. ...

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IIT-Madras bans student group, HRD ministry denies any role

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The government on Friday said it had no role in banning a students' group at the IIT-Madras even as opposition attacked it for curbing free speech. The controversy over action against the student's group for criticizing the Modi government also saw a war of words break out on Twitter between Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and union Human Resource Developmen...

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FIFA presidency race enters second round

Zurich, May 29 (IANS) The FIFA presidency race entered the second round of voting as incumbent chief Sepp Blatter failed to get a two-thirds majority, garnering only 133 votes out out of 209. Blatter's lone rival Jordanian Prince Ali bin al-Hussein got 73 votes as only 206 out of 209 member associations voted at the FIFA Congress here on Friday. The 79-year-old Blatter now requires only ...

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Advantage centre in lt.governor-Delhi government turf war

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) It is advantage central government, for now, in the twin legal battles - before the Supreme Court and Delhi High Court - in the bitter fight between the lt. governor and Delhi government over their respective jurisdiction on the control of bureaucrats. The first breather for the central government came from the Supreme Court after it described as tentative the Ma...

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FIFA presidential race goes into second round

Zurich, May 29 (IANS) The FIFA presidency race on Friday entered the second round of voting as incumbent chief Sepp Blatter failed to get a two-thirds majority, garnering only 133 votes out of the total 209. Blatter's lone challenger Jordanian Prince Ali bin al-Hussein got 73 votes with only 206 out of 209 member associations voting at the FIFA Congress here. The 79-year-old Blat...

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