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California measles outbreak possibly linked to Philippines, officials say

A measles outbreak that has sickened at least 113 people in California after surfacing at a Disneyland resort involves a virus strain that also caused an outbreak in the Philippines, but it is too early to tell if the two waves of illness are related, health officials said.

Centenary of Christmas truce remembered in poetry
Centenary of Christmas truce remembered in poetry

The 100th anniversary of the Christmas truce during World War I has been remembered with a video featuring a poem recited by past and present players, managers and officials across England.

Hockey India League announces panel of Indian officials for 2015 event
Hockey India League announces panel of Indian officials for 2015 event

With the third edition of the Hero Hockey India League fast approaching, the organisers on Friday announced the panel of Indian officials for the tournament scheduled from January 22 to February 22.

Three officials detained in China school stampede

Amid protests by parents, three school officials were today detained in connection with a deadly stampede at a primary school in southwest China where six children were killed and 26 others injured last week.

Thousands flood in ahead of Incheon Asian Games gala opening
Thousands flood in ahead of Incheon Asian Games gala opening

Thousands of athletes and officials gathered in Incheon on Wednesday as the clock ticked down to Asia`s biggest sports spectacular and organisers fretted over low ticket sales.

Indian Olympic Association sends government 935-strong list with 662 athletes for Asian Games
Indian Olympic Association sends government 935-strong list with 662 athletes for Asian Games

Indian Olympic Association Wednesday released a list of 935 athletes and officials for the upcoming Asian Games which the government said will be pruned down before finalising the final contingent early next week.

Nepal to send officials to Iraq to bring back freed workers

Four days after a group of kidnapped Nepalis, along with other foreign citizens, were released in Iraq the Nepalese government Tuesday decided to dispatch a high level task force to Iraq to bring them back home safely, officials said.

Senior US, Iran, EU officials to meet Monday

Iranian, U.S. and European Union officials will start two days of talks about Tehran`s nuclear programme on Monday, Iran said, giving its first word about what appears to be a bid to rescue faltering wider negotiations on ending a decade-old dispute.

Pacers` George fined $25,000 for criticising officials

Indiana Pacers forward Paul George has been fined $25,000 for public criticism of the officiating during Monday`s Game Four in Miami against the Heat, the league said on Tuesday.

Officials conduct raids across Delhi

In an excercise aimed at curbing graft and irregularities, officials of the Delhi government today conducted raids and inspections at various places across the national capital.

Miandad slams PCB chief`s `unconstitutional` decisions regarding appointment of team officials

Former Pakistan captain and a former Director General of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Javed Miandad has slammed the decisions taken by board chairman Najam Sethi regarding appointment of team officials, saying that they are `against the constitution`.

Class XI student comes to school drunk; suspended for 20 days

In a shocking incident, a class XI student of a government school in the district was allegedly found drunk while writing his quarterly examination following which he had been suspended for 20 days, officials said on Friday.

Blackbucks rescued by forest officials

Three blackbucks were rescued by forest officials near Tara Tarini Temple in Ganjam district of Odisha, officials said on Tuesday.

Over 1.11 mn officials probed for corruption in China

Chinese prosecutors are probing more than 1.11 million officials besides over 8.30 lakh enterprises for complaints of corruption as the President stepped up his anti-graft drive invoking Mao Zedong`s similar campaign decades ago.

FIFA bans 74 players, officials for match-fixing

Football governing body FIFA has banned 74 Italian and South Korean officials and players from world football on charges of match-fixing.

Egyptian officials fly to UAE to discuss arrests

Two senior Egyptian officials today flew to the United Arab Emirates to discuss the arrest of 11 Egyptians accused of forming a Muslim Brotherhood cell in the Arab country, Cairo airport officials said.

Six Revenue Department officials suspended

Six Revenue Department officials have been suspended for allegedly issuing false income certificates to government servants to get financial assistance.

Over 2,500 officials booked for corruption by CBI

Over 2,500 officials working in various govt offices were booked by the CBI for their alleged involvement in corruption during the last three years.

Social welfare scam: FIR filed against 12 officials

The social welfare department here lodged a criminal case against twelve officials including a former district social welfare officer.

Govt to deal with officials overstaying deputation

The Centre has asked all its departments to deal strictly with officials overstaying deputation period.