Congress CMs may boycott PM Narendra Modi's meet on Land Bill

Congress chief ministers are unlikely to attend a meeting convened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 15 in an apparent bid to take the steam out of government's moves to push the controversial Land Bill in the Monsoon session of Parliament beginning next week.

Israel`s Netanyahu says boycott efforts recall Nazi Germany
Israel`s Netanyahu says boycott efforts recall Nazi Germany

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that a Palestinian-led campaign to boycott Israeli goods was reminiscent of Nazi Germany`s campaign against Jews.

Burundi opposition threaten to boycott polls

Burundi`s opposition parties have threatened to boycott elections later this month if the government fails to create the conditions for a fair vote, a spokesman for a coalition of 17 parties said Friday.

Spain football strike could cost 50m euros a day: Liga chief
Spain football strike could cost 50m euros a day: Liga chief

Spain`s football league launched a lawsuit Friday to block a strike threatened by Spanish footballers that it warned could cost 50 million euros ($56 million) per match day in lost revenues.

Mathura courts paralysed as advocates boycott work

Judicial work here remained paralysed today as advocates led a boycott over their demand for morning courts.

Malaysian fans call for boycott of Premier League 'circus'
Malaysian fans call for boycott of Premier League 'circus'

Malaysia`s money-spinning fixtures against English Premier League sides Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool are nothing more than circus matches, according to a local supporters` group who have called on fans to boycott the games. 

Top French clubs boycott TV over incriminating film
Top French clubs boycott TV over incriminating film

Top French clubs Paris Saint Germain and Marseille are boycotting a leading French broadcaster for showing film of incidents which led to bans for star players Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Dimitri Payet.

Sunni Iraqi MPs boycott parliament over murder of tribal chief

Sunni politicians announced Sunday they were boycotting Iraq`s Shiite-dominated parliament after the killing of a prominent tribal leader whose death has been blamed on Shiite militias.

Mozambique's Renamo boycotts parliament and threatens secession

Mozambique`s main opposition party Renamo on Monday boycotted the opening of parliament in protest at last October`s election results as its leader threatened to create a parallel government.

Australian Open prize hits record $32 million
Australian Open prize hits record $32 million

Australian Open organisers said Friday they had raised the prize money for the year`s first Grand Slam to a record Aus$40 million (US$32 million), with the singles winners taking home Aus$3.1 million each.

ENSF temporarily suspends boycott of statehood day celebration

Following an appeal made by Nagaland Governor PB Acharya, the Eastern Naga Students' Federation (ENSF) has temporarily suspended its proposed boycott of the Statehood Day celebration in four districts of Nagaland.

David Triesman condemns FIFA as rogue state, calls for boycott
David Triesman condemns FIFA as rogue state, calls for boycott

European nations should boycott the 2018 and 2022 World Cups unless FIFA transforms itself into a transparent, open organisation, a former head of the English FA said on Friday.

F1 strugglers rule out US Grand Prix boycott
F1 strugglers rule out US Grand Prix boycott

Formula One's mid-grid strugglers are determined to carve out a fairer distribution of wealth, but they are not contemplating a boycott of this weekend's United States Grand Prix.

US Grand Prix boycott cannot be ruled out, says Force India boss
US Grand Prix boycott cannot be ruled out, says Force India boss

Formula One`s cash-strapped smaller teams could boycott Sunday`s U.S. Grand Prix unless their complaints about the division of revenues are heard, Force India deputy principal Bob Fernley said on Saturday.

More villages to boycott poll over Haryana girl's self-immolation

Over half-a-dozen villages and four Gurgaon colleges Monday extended their support to Pinky Chauhan, who set herself afire last month to protest "intentional" poor marking by her college management, and decided to boycott Wednesday's Haryana assembly election.

Russia World Cup not under discussion, says Sepp Blatter
Russia World Cup not under discussion, says Sepp Blatter

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has reiterated that Russia`s hosting of the 2018 World Cup is not up for discussion.

UK deputy PM says Russia should not host FIFA World Cup

British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg joined calls on Sunday for Russia to be stripped of the World Cup in 2018 following the shooting down of flight MH17 over Ukraine.

British MP calls for English Premier League boycott

A British lawmaker called on Tuesday for fans to boycott English Premier League football matches in protest at the high number of foreign players taking part in the competition.

Bahrain opposition to boycott legislative election

Bahrain`s top Shiite opposition parties say they will boycott parliamentary and municipal elections slated for October.

Celebrities boycott Brunei-owned hotels over sharia law

Celebrities including Virgin group founder Richard Branson have vowed to boycott a hotel chain linked to Brunei`s sultan after he introduced a controversial Islamic penal code in his country.