All eyes on Modi's swearing in ceremony; other news updates of May 26

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News in briefs: May 26
Bangalore, May 26: Here are the top news updates of the day-

10:11 pm: It is a matter of pride for family: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's brother

10:00 pm: Manmohan Singh checks in at new residence

9:00 pm: Pope Francis kissed hands of holocaust survivors in Israel

8:55 pm: US President Barack Obama congratulates Narendra Modi on being sworn-in as India's 15th Prime Minister

8:40 pm: Brazil begin World Cup preparations amid protests

8:10 pm: Ukraine combat helicopters hit Donetsk airport terminal: AFP

7:15 pm: 3 missing after massive mudslide in Colorado

7:00 pm: 45 minister, 24 cabinet minister take oath

6:20 pm: Sushma Swaraj, Venkaiah Naidu, Arun Jaitley take oath

6:15 pm: Modi takes oath as India's 15th prime minister

5:50 pm: Italian diplomat faces child abuse charges in Philippines

5:40 pm: Manmohan Singh, accompanied by wife, arrives at Rashtrapati Bhawan for Modi's swearing-in

4:50 pm: 40 Killed as Gorakhdham Express Rams Goods Train in Uttar Pradesh

4:40 pm: Explosion, shooting at Ukraine's Donetsk airport after rebel seizure: AFP

4:20 pm: 'I intend taking up threads from where Vajpayee and I left off in 1999': Nawaz Sharif to NDTV

4:17 pm: 'He (Modi) has country's blessings, not just of the RSS and Mohan Bhagwat': Ram Madhav to NDTV

3.20 pm: Delhi HC dismisses pleas seeking cancellation of bail to ex-Haryana minister Gopal Kanda in Geetika suicide case.

2.53 pm: Russia's foreign minister says country has positive view on Ukraine's vote, is ready to deal with Poroshenko.

2.35 pm: Congress president Sonia Gandhi expresses grief over the loss of lives in Gorakhdham Express accident.

2,30 pm: PM-designate Narendra Modi offers condolence to families of those killed in Gorakhdham Express tragedy. Prays for the injured- PTI

1.30 pm: Dr. Manmohan Singh meets Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai

12.52 pm: 10 feared dead and over 20 injured in Gorakhdam Express train accident in Uttar Pradesh.

12.30 pm: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray leaves for New Delhi to attend Narendra Modi's swearing in ceremony.

12.17 pm: Vaiko detained as MDMK workers break barricades while protesting against Srilankan PM Mahinda Rajapakse's visit.

12.12 pm: I congratulate Modi. We hope that Bihar is given a special status. I hope they can live up to the expectations: Nitish Kumar

11.51 am: SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav resigns from Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat.

11.46 am: Gorakhdam Express collides with a Goods train near Sant Kabir Nagar, casualties feared.

11.29 am: 34 minister to take the oath, 24 cabinet ministers, 10 ministers of state to be sworn in today.

11.28 am: Afghan president Hamid Karzai arrives in New Delhi.

11.21 am: Arvind Kejriwal moves Delhi HC against magistrate court order (read more)

11.06 am: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif lands in India to attend Modi's swearing-in ceremony.

11.00 am: Vaiko and MDMK workers protest against Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse's visit to India

10.28 am: Ex-Telecom Minister A Raja and DMK MP Kanimozhi, accused in 2G case, move bail pleas before a Delhi court.

10.23 am: Thailand's coup leader says monarchy officially endorses army junta.

10.09 am: Manmohan Singh, Sonia, Rahul invited for dinner hosted by President for SAARC leaders.

9.54 am: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrives in Delhi-

9.41 am: Amit Shah may not play a role in the Modi Govt, is a contender for post of BJP President, say sources.

9.32 am: Sensex opens 333 points higher to regain 25,000 mark: PTI

9.16 am: List of ministers in the Narendra Modi Cabinet sent to the Rashtrapati Bhawan

8.58 am: BJP MPs Santosh Gangwar, Ravi Shankar Prasad meet Narendra Modi at Gujarat Bhawan.

8.33 am: Meanwhile Narendra Modi arrived at former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee's residence to meet him. Modi tweeted-

8.20 am: Narendra Modi pays homeage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat-

8.15 am: Narendra Modi will be taking the oath as the Prime Minister today at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Tight security arrangements are in place.

8.00 am: Barack Obama lands in Afghanistan on surprise visit (read more).

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