FIFA to 'intensify' efforts to counter racism
FIFA to 'intensify' efforts to counter racism

FIFA has admitted that it would be using the next World Cup to display FIFA's zero-tolerance policy against any form of discrimination, in view of receiving widespread criticism of its lackluster efforts in Brazil.

Chile soccer match suspended after racist insults
Chile soccer match suspended after racist insults

San Marcos de Arica striker Emilio Renteria was for the second time in two weeks the target of Chilean fans` racist insults, this time prompting the referee to suspend a match against Deportes Iquique on Saturday.

Ansari calls for finding balance between development, citizens' rights

Voicing concern over incidents of violence and discrimination on the basis of religion, caste, ethnicity and economic status, Vice President M Hamid Ansari on Friday said a system of governance is required where there is a fuller accountability and no "culture of impunity".

Stop treating Northeast people as aliens!

The recent spree of racial attacks on the people of Northeastern states in some parts of the country, particularly Delhi, have left me in a state of shock and grief. What infuriated me so much is that we are being forced to live in fear even in our own country.

Levski Sofia fined for mocking UEFA’s anti-racism campaign
Levski Sofia fined for mocking UEFA’s anti-racism campaign

Levski Sofia have been fined 19,000 levs ($12,419) after fans mocked one of the anti-racism campaigns launched by European soccer`s governing body UEFA in a Bulgarian league match last month.

Being a Bihari in the land of stereotypes

Let's face it, India is a land of stereotypes. Here, it's probably easier to break bones than stereotypes.

Discrimination clause part of new Olympic city contracts
Discrimination clause part of new Olympic city contracts

A new clause aimed at ensuring the Olympics are free from any form discrimination will be included in future Games host city contracts after the Sochi 2014 Olympics were marred by a controversial Russian anti-gay propaganda law.

Students protest against FIBA over turban ban issue
Students protest against FIBA over turban ban issue

Students of Kalgidhar Society, alongwith India's U-18 basketball player Anmol Singh, has sent out a strong message to FIBA by playing a local match here with their turbans on, protesting against the discrimination meted out to Sikh players during Asian Championship in China.

Michel Platini criticises FIFA over discrimination tolerance
Michel Platini criticises FIFA over discrimination tolerance

UEFA president Michel Platini had a dig at soccer`s world governing body FIFA on Wednesday, saying it had failed to show zero tolerance towards discrimination at the World Cup.

Hospitals in India discriminate against poor: Rahul Gandhi

Hospitals in India discriminate against the poor, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said here Friday.

Glasgow Commonwealth Games: Welcoming everyone with Rainbow Flag

It’s in this spirit that the Glasgow City councilors have agreed to allow the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rainbow flag to be flown at City Chambers prior to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Video of child beating boy in Lebanon goes viral

Lebanon ordered an investigation Saturday into horrific video footage that has gone viral on the Internet showing a small child beating a boy, believed to be Syrian, urged on by adults.

Girl student ends life over alleged discrimination in school

A 17-year-old girl student of a government school studying in class 11 committed suicide by hanging in her house here today alleging discriminaton against girls by the institution, police said.

Andhra panel to look into discrimination against Muslim prisoners

The Andhra Pradesh State Minorities Commission will visit jails in Telangana to get first-hand information about complaints of discrimination against Muslim inmates, an official said Tuesday.

`Chronic stress leads gay teenagers to binge drinking`

Chronic stress caused by difficult social situations, including discrimination, victimisation and homophobia, leads to higher rates of binge drinking among lesbian and gay adolescents compared to their heterosexual peers, a study showed.

UN rights monitor criticises Bahrain over Shiite expulsion

United Nation`s (UN) religious freedom monitor urged today that Sunni-ruled Bahrain to halt discrimination against its Shiite majority and its spiritual leader, who was expelled from the Gulf kingdom this week.

Indians among migrants facing discrimination in Australia

Migrants, including Indians, face `high levels` of discrimination in Australia on the basis of `skin colour, ethnic origin or religion` but at the same time they are positive about life in the country, a recent study has suggested.

SC notice on discrimination against HIV children

The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the central and all state governments on a petition seeking framing of guidelines to ensure that there is no discrimination against HIV positive children during school admissions.

Winter Olympics 2014: Google Doodle marks the Sochi Games

To mark the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Google has come up with a colourful and vibrant doodle.

No discrimination against gays at Sochi Olympics: Lawmaker

There will be no discrimination against gay people during the Winter Olympics in Sochi next month, a Russian lawmaker said on Monday.