Italy's new president: A quiet man marked by tragedy

Italy's new president is a white-haired Sicilian who might never have got anywhere near the corridors of power but for the Mafia killing of his beloved elder brother.

President Pranab Mukherjee greets Coast Guard on 38th Raising Day

The President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday conveyed his greetings and felicitations to all the personnel of Indian Coast Guard on its 38th Raising Day Feb 1.

Jaspal Singh Kandhari unanimously elected president of GFI
Jaspal Singh Kandhari unanimously elected president of GFI

Jaspal Singh Kandhari has been unanimously elected the President of the Gymnastics Federation of India (GFI), while Dr B S Ghuman of Punjab Gymnastics Association has been chosen as the General Secretary, a spokesman said here on Friday.

Sepp Blatter confirms he has submitted re-election bid
Sepp Blatter confirms he has submitted re-election bid

FIFA President Sepp Blatter confirmed that he had submitted his bid to run for re-election on Thursday, the deadline day for nominations to be handed in.

Obamas attend Republic Day 'At Home' reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan
Obamas attend Republic Day 'At Home' reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan

US President Barack Obama along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday attended the 'At Home' reception ceremony hosted by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on the occasion of 66th Republic Day of India.

President's correctional medals

President Pranab Mukherjee has approved the correctional service medals to the prison personnel on the occasion of Republic Day.

Yemen Parliament postpones meeting on President resignation

Yemen`s parliament on Sunday again postponed an extraordinary session which had been due to discuss President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi`s offer to resign, state news agency Saba reported.

Sampdoria president Ferrero hints at Eto`o arrival
Sampdoria president Ferrero hints at Eto`o arrival

Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero has hinted that Samuel Eto`o could finally complete his move to the Serie A side after two weeks of negotiations with Premier League club Everton.

Filippo Inzaghi avoids wrath of Silvio Berlusconi, for now
Filippo Inzaghi avoids wrath of Silvio Berlusconi, for now

AC Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi says he has avoided the wrath of club owner and president Silvio Berlusconi but admits it is high time he dragged the struggling Serie A giants out of their rut.

Bolivia's Morales sworn in for third term as president

Evo Morales was sworn today for a third term as president of Bolivia at a ceremony in the country's national assembly as thousands of supporters cheered outside.

President meets bravery award winners

President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday met the 24 children who would be conferred this year`s National Bravery Award, Rashtrapati Bhavan said.

Srinivasan keeps mum post-Supreme Court verdict
Srinivasan keeps mum post-Supreme Court verdict

Sidelined BCCI president N. Srinivasan refused to comment following the Supreme Court's decision Thursday to bar him from contesting the election for the Indian cricket board's governing body presidency due to a "conflict of interest".

Argentina`s Kirchner says prosecutor did not commit suicide

Argentine President Cristina Kirchner said Thursday that the prosecutor who investigated a 1994 bombing of a Jewish center did not commit suicide.

N Srinivasan cannot contest BCCI elections: Supreme Court
N Srinivasan cannot contest BCCI elections: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court Thursday said sidelined BCCI president N. Srinivasan cannot contest election for the Indian cricket board's governing body presidency as long as he is involved in a "conflict of interest" situation as an owner of IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK).

President condoles demise of Congress leader P Venkata Rao

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday condoled the demise of veteran Congress leader and former Andhra Pradesh minister P Venkata Rao.

Haiti announces new government, cabinet to be sworn in Monday

Haitian President Michel Martelly announced the formation of a new government via Facebook late Sunday in a bid to rescue the impoverished Caribbean nation from political crisis. 

Academy president wants more diversity in Oscar nominations

 The nominations of 2015 Oscars parked outrage online when "all-white" celebs ruled the nods and therefore, the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts says she would like to see more diversity in Oscar nominations.

President launches polio immunisation programme

President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday launched the pulse polio immunisation programme by administering polio drops to children at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

BCCI published photos of President, PM in annual report: Aditya Verma
BCCI published photos of President, PM in annual report: Aditya Verma

Cricket Association of Bihar secretary Aditya Verma has accused the BCCI of publishing the photographs of the President and Prime Minister in its annual report "to gain cheap publicity" and sought intervention of the first citizen of the country in the matter.

Sri Lanka president secures majority to push reforms

Sri Lanka`s newly-elected president has engineered enough defections from his predecessor`s party to secure a parliamentary majority essential for radical constitutional reforms, officials said Sunday.