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China's yuan edges higher against US dollar (Just in)
Beijing, May 27 (IANS) The central parity rate of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, strengthened 69 basis points to 6.8924 against the US dollar on Monday, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trade System.

Japan's Nikkei opens higher (06:50)
Tokyo, May 27 (IANS) Tokyo stocks opened higher on Monday as investors' sentiment was bolstered by US shares advancing late last week on Wall Street.

European Parliament elections: EPP leading with 178 seats (06:08)
Brussels, May 27 (IANS) The European People's Party (EPP) has emerged as the largest political grouping in the international chamber with 178 seats in the European Parliamentary elections, although it could lose 38 seats vis-a-vis what it had after the 2014 election, according to the initial results made public by the EP.

European elections: Brexit party leading in UK (05:18)
London, May 27 (IANS) The Brexit Party outperformed the ruling Conservative party and opposition Labour party in Britain in the European Parliament elections, the first local results have showed.

Portugal's Socialist Party wins European elections (04:18)
Lisbon, May 27 (IANS) Portugal's Socialist Party (PS, or Partido Socialista) have won the European elections by garnering 34 per cent of votes, showed the preliminary results after counting of 95 per cent of the votes.

Poland's ruling party wins European Parliament polls: Exit polls (04:02)
Warsaw, May 27 (IANS) Poland ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) won 42.2 per cent votes in the European Parliament elections, main opposition group European Coalition (KE) won 39.1 per cent votes, exit polls showed.

French Open: Federer returns with easy win, Kerber knocked out (03:44)
Paris, May 27 (IANS) Swiss tennis star Roger Federer made a triumphant return to French Open after three-year absence, easing past Italy's Lorenzo Sonego in straight sets in the men's singles first round, while fifth-seeded Angelique Kerber was shocked by Russian teenager Anastasia Potapova in the women's singles here.

Greece's New Democracy party wins European Parliament polls (02:58)
Athens, May 27 (IANS) Greek main opposition conservative New Democracy (ND) party leads European Parliament elections, garnering 32.7 per cent of the vote against 24 per cent for the ruling Radical Left SYRIZA party, according to estimates based on the first official results announced on national broadcaster ERT.

Modi says people want Gujarat-like development in Bengal (01:34)
Ahmedabad, May 27 (IANS) Indicating that Bharatiya Janata Party is eyeing to conquer West Bengal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that the people in the eastern state are wishing for a Gujarat-like development.

Ready to sacrifice everything for protecting country's basic values: Sonia (01:00)
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi has written a letter to the voters of Rae Bareli thanking them for their support to her in the Lok Sabha elections.

Arunachal cabinet recommends assembly's dissolution (00:06)
Itanagar, May 27 (IANS) The cabinet of the Pema Khandu-led BJP government in Arunachal Pradesh met for the last time on Sunday and recommended the assembly's dissolution, ahead of new BJP legislature party's meeting on Monday to decide a date for formation of the next government in the state.

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Sumalatha thanks BJP for support for winning Karnataka's Mandya (23:30)
Bengaluru, May 26 (IANS) South Indian actress Sumalatha Ambareesh on Sunday thanked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for supporting her in winning the high-profile Mandya Lok Sabha constituency in Karnataka.

With slogan 'Kejriwal in Delhi', AAP gears up for Assembly polls (Lead) (23:02)
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Days after suffering a whitewash in the Lok Sabha polls in the national capital where it drew a blank, Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party on Sunday launched its new slogan - 'Kejriwal in Delhi' - to gear up for the upcoming Assembly polls in the city.

India-Bangladesh officials to discuss border issues (23:02)
Agartala, May 26 (IANS) The India-Bangladesh District Magistrate-Deputy Commissioner level meeting would be held here on Monday to discuss border-related issues including crime as well as terrorism, an official said on Sunday.

RBI Governor calls on Jaitley, terms it courtesy call (22:48)
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das called on Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley here on Sunday.

Delhi 5-star hotel's pub owner, manager booked for serving alcohol to minors (22:46)
By Sanjeev Pal
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) A joint team of Delhi Police and the Excise Department raided Shangrila Hotel here early on Sunday and booked the owner and manager of 'Privee' pub for serving alcohol and allowing the entry of minors in large numbers, a police officer said.

After lookout notice, CBI summons ex-Kolkata Police chief (Lead) (22:46)
New Delhi/Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) The CBI, which has issued a lookout circular (LoC) against former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar, on Sunday issued summons to him for questioning over his role in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam.

Kolkata Police ex-chief Rajeev Kumar resumes work in Bengal CID (22:32)
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) The West Bengal Government on Sunday reinstated former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar as Additional Director General, CID, an official statement said.

Reports about Jaitley's ill health false, baseless: government (22:28)
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The government on Sunday dismissed reports about the health condition of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as "false and baseless" and asked the media to avoid "rumour mongering".

More graduates, post graduates in new Odisha, Andhra Assemblies (22:22)
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The number of graduate and post-graduate MLAs have increased in the newly-elected Assemblies in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha while the education profile of the winners in Sikkim Assembly remains the same as the previous Assembly.

Next five years crucial to regain India's global position: Modi (Lead) (22:04)
Ahmedabad, May 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the next five years would be crucial for India to regain its global position.

Kolkata airport declares emergency post threat call, services resumed (21:54)
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) The Kolkata airport declared emergency for over an hour on Sunday after a threat call was received for a Kolkata-bound flight at the airline's office in Bengaluru airport, an official said.

24 arrested for flesh trade in Gurugram (21:44)
Gurugram, May 26 (IANS) Twenty-four people, including six women, were arrested on Sunday for their alleged involvement in flesh trade at an upscale building in Sector 57 here.

Muslim youth beaten up in Gurugram for wearing skull cap (21:44)
Gurugram, May 26 (IANS) A Muslim youth was allegedly accosted and beaten up by four unidentified assailants here on Saturday night for wearing a traditional skullcap and not chanting religious slogans, police said.

Youth shot dead in broad daylight in Delhi (21:34)
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) A 28-year-old man was shot dead by three unidentified assailants in Welcome area of North-east Delhi at around 4 p.m. on Sunday, the police said.

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