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FIFA to implement sex tests in Women's World Cup

Zurich, May 28 (IANS) FIFA intends to perform sex tests for all participants in the Women's World Cup to be held next June in Canada. The world football governing body aims at getting rid of suspicions unleashed in the previous tournament, played in Germany in 2011, where there were allegations that three players of Equatorial Guinea national team were men, reports Efe. Doris Fit...

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'FIFA the injured party in Swiss probe'

Zurich, May 28 (IANS) FIFA stressed that it is the injured party in the criminal proceedings initiated regarding corruption charges and pledged to fully cooperate with the investigation and the collection of evidence in this regard. FIFA's director of communications and public affairs Walter De Gregorio said, after seven FIFA officials were arrested here, that FIFA is the damaged party, ...

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Why lone kidney grows large when other is lost

Washington, May 28 (IANS) Scientists have given an explanation to why in case you end up with just one kidney, the lone organ gets bigger. When a kidney is removed due to injury or for transplantation, the other kidney can rapidly get 50 to 60 percent bigger, an apparent physiological attempt to expand its capacity. The increased blood flow to the kidney that results from going f...

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An app to make residential societies 'smarter'

Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Now a software and an app can help both residents and their housing societies to keep track of basic functions like security, plumbing, power maintenance, tracking visitors, legal paperwork and even online voting for elections. That's what ApartmentAdda promises - easing the stress of managing a modern housing society. Founded in 2009 by engineer-duo Sangeet...

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South Asian people poor at managing diabetes in Britain

London, May 28 (IANS) Limited knowledge of diabetes and the belief that the state of their health is out of their control has led to poor management of the lifestyle disorder among the people of south Asian descent in Britain, an Indian-origin researcher said. Analysis of interviews with south Asian people, published in the journal BMC Family Practice, shows that especially among first g...

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Sensex sheds over 200 points in afternoon session

Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip BSE Sensitive Index (Sensex), plunged 204.52 points or 0.74 percent in the afternoon session on Thursday. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 62.35 points or 0.75 percent down at 8,272.25 points. The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which o...

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A doctor's 'jihad' to popularize birth control among Assam's Muslims

Guwahati, May 28 (IANS) Any talk of birth control had once been taboo for Muslims, particularly the uneducated Muslims living in remote areas of Assam. This has changed, thanks largely to Ilias Ali, a professor of surgery at the Gauhati Medical College & Hospital, who had launched a kind of 'jihad' (holy war) against the misconceptions about birth control and has thus far carried out a stagge...

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Pleasant weather in Bengaluru, rain likely

Bengaluru, May 28 (IANS) Bengaluru is likely to experience a pleasant weather with a cloudy sky and the possibility of rain on Thursday, a day when the rest of the country sizzled due to a heat wave, officials said. The Met Office has forecast rain and thundershowers across Karnataka - at a few places in the southern parts, the coastal region and the northern parts of the state. ...

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Two FIFA vice presidents, 12 others charged in US probe

New York, May 28 (IANS) The US Justice Department has charged 14 individuals - including two current FIFA vice presidents and seven other world football officials - with offences including racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies. It also said in a release that the 47-count indictment, unsealed in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, is not the final chapter in the wide...

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CBI summons Kerala CPI-M leader for RSS man's murder

Thiruvananthapuram, May 28 (IANS) Senior CPI-M leader P. Jayarajan has been summoned by the CBI to appear before investigators on June 2 in connection with an RSS activist's murder last year, CBI sources said. Jayarajan is the Communist Party of India-Marxist's Kannur district secretary. RSS activist K.T. Manoj, one of the people accused of making an unsuccessful bid on the life...

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Former FIFA vice-president Warner says he's innocent

San Juan, May 28 (IANS) Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner declared himself innocent of any charges after Swiss and US authorities accused him of corruption. I have been afforded no due process and I have not even been questioned in this matter. I reiterate that I am innocent of any charges, the Trinidadian said in a statement, noting that he resigned from FIFA more than four years ...

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Muguruza charges into French Open third round

Paris, May 28 (IANS) Spanish tennis player Garbiñe Muguruza advanced to the third round of the French Open with a routine 6-1, 6-4 victory here over Italy's Camila Giorgi. Back at the Grand Slam tournament where she made her first big splash as a professional last year defeating American World No.1 Serena Williams in the second round and then going on to reach the quarter-finals, the 21...

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FIFA president Blatter assures cooperation in probe

Zurich, May 28 (IANS) FIFA president Sepp Blatter, who is contesting for the post for a fifth consecutive term, has described the arrest of seven top federation officials in a corruption scandal as a difficult time for football. The scandal broke out on Wednesday when the FIFA officials were arrested by the Swiss authorities here. In a statement here, Blatter welcomed the ations ...

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FBI revealed truth about FIFA, says Maradona

Buenos Aires, May 28 (IANS) Argentine football legend Diego Maradona said the arrest of FIFA officials on corruption charges proved that he was not crazy to consistently question football's governing body, adding that the FBI has finally revealed the truth. People said I was crazy. Today the FBI revealed the truth. The Americans did an impeccable job and now people have to explain what's...

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Jwala-Ashwini lose in Australia

Sydney, May 28 (IANS) Top Indian doubles shuttlers Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa were ousted from the $750,000 Australian Open Superseries as they lost in straight games to Indonesians Nitya Krishinda Maheswari and Greysia Polii at the Sydney Olympic Park here on Thursday. The fourth seeds beat Jwala and Ashwini 21-14, 21-10 in 32 minutes in the women's doubles second round to proceed...

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Award-winning 'Masaan' to release in India on July 24

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Neeraj Ghaywan's debut feature Masaan, which won two prestigious awards at the Cannes International Film Festival earlier this month, will release in India on July 24. The filmmaker says he never dreamt of this day. The movie, which follows the stories of four people from a small Indian town and how they fit into the moralities, won the Promising Future Prize and...

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Arrested FIFA officials contesting extradition to US

Zurich, May 28 (IANS) The FIFA officials arrested in the corruption scandal are contesting their extradition to the United States which had requested the Swiss authorities for their detention. The seven officials, arrested here on Wednesday, on the orders of the Swiss Federal Office of Justice (FOJ) have already been granted Zurich cantonal police hearings with the majority contesting t...

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Four officials suspended over China rest home fire

Beijing, May 28 (IANS) Four officials were suspended from their duties on Thursday over a May 24 fire that claimed 38 lives at a rest home in China's Henan province. The fire broke out at 7.33 p.m. in privately owned Kangleyuan Rest Home in a row of bungalows in Pingdingshan city in Lushan county on May 24 evening. The blaze swept through the complex, which is home to 51 senior c...

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Indian stories need global exposure: 'Lunchbox' director Ritesh Batra

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) He took the taste and flavours of Mumbai's dabbawallas on a global trail with his first feature film, The Lunchbox, which managed the rare feat of appealing to international critics and Indian audiences alike. Ritesh Batra - the man behind the film - says he is on a mission to take Indian stories to the world by making his films a window to India and its culture. ...

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Delhi Lt.Governor meets union home secretary

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Delhi's Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung met union Home Secretary L.C. Goyal at his office at bthe Central Secretariat here on Thursday morning, sources said. Sources said that the Lt. Governor apprised the home secretary of the ongoing tussle between his office and the Delhi government, led by Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal. The LG also raised his concer...

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