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HOA backs IOC's decision on charge sheet clause


Chandigarh: Haryana Olympic Association (HOA) President P V Rathee today supported International Olympic Committee on barring charge sheeted persons from contesting IOA elections.In a statement, Rath

FIFA set to move 2022 WCup from summer: Blatter


ULRICHEN, Switzerland (AP) - FIFA President Sepp Blatter expects his executive committee to decide soon that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be switched from the searing heat of summer.Blatter told

I don't want to say anything: Srinivasan


Mumbai: BCCI's President-in-exile N Srinivasan today refused to comment on the Bombay High Court order declaring the Board's two-member probe panel to look into the IPL spot-fixing and betting scanda

President Pranab Mukherjee signs Food Security Ordinance to law


New Delhi: President  Pranab Mukherjee on Friday signed the National Food Security Bill, but not before keeping the government on tenterhooks by sitting over it for a day.
The ordinance, which was ap

Mandela battles for life as well-wishers pray for recovery


Pretoria: Anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela's condition remains "critical but stable" on the 23rd day of his hospitalisation for a recurring lung ailment, even as a stream of people continued to flo

Naidu asks Prez to dismiss AP govt


Hyderabad/New Delhi: Telugu Desam chief Chandrababu Naidu on Monday said that he would not rest till all tainted ministers are removed from the Kiran Kumar Reddy government in the state.
Addressing t

President leaves for three-day visit to Bangladesh

Embarking on his maiden foreign tour since taking over the highest constitutional post seven months ago, President Pranab Mukherjee left here today for Dhaka on a three-day state visit to Bangladesh amidst a general strike called by Jamaat-e-Islami in that country to protest conviction of its three top leaders for war crimes.

Security on high alert in view of Lankan President’s visit

A thick security blanket has been thrown over this temple town in the wake of reports that some Tamil Nadu-based outfits may create trouble during the visit of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa here this evening, the police said today.

Egypt: Anti-Mursi protests intensify


Supporters and opponents of President Mohammed Morsi clashed on Friday in the worst violence since he took office, while he defended a decision to give himself near-absolute power to root out what he

14 mercy pleas pending before Prez Pranab

As many as 14 mercy petitions from 18 convicts are pending before President Pranab Mukherjee, following the rejection of a similar plea from Mumbai terror attacks convict Ajmal Kasab, who was hanged i

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