BWF suspends Sri Lanka

Badminton`s governing body announced Thursday it had suspended the Sri Lankan Badminton Association (SLBA) for not adhering to governance standards and questions over its autonomy.

Papal charity shuns cash over FIFA scandal
Papal charity shuns cash over FIFA scandal

An educational charity launched by Pope Francis said Thursday it will no longer accept money from South America`s football confederation until allegations of massive corruption in world football are laid to rest.

No place for dead wood: J-K govt warns officials

 Jammu and Kashmir government has asked officials of Roads and Buildings department to move out of offices to project sites for monitoring ongoing work and warned of stern action against the "dead wood" in the administration.

FIFA`s finances in the spotlight
FIFA`s finances in the spotlight

The corruption scandal engulfing FIFA raises troubling questions about how its auditors failed to sound the alarm over the alleged systematic payment of millions of dollars in bribes.

Japan FIFA official calls for ''pus'' to be squeezed out
Japan FIFA official calls for ''pus'' to be squeezed out

World soccer`s scandal-hit governing body FIFA needs to have the `pus` squeezed out of it but president Sepp Blatter will not be asked to resign by its executive committee, new Japanese committee member Kozo Tashima has told local media.

Russia's Vladimir Putin says US trying to block Sepp Blatter reelection as FIFA head
Russia's Vladimir Putin says US trying to block Sepp Blatter reelection as FIFA head

Russian President Vladimir Putin slammed the arrests of top FIFA delegates in a US probe as an attempt by Washington to oust Sepp Blatter as head of the organisation.

Four Chinese officials suspended for fatal rest home fire

 Four officials were suspended today in connection to a fire incident at a rest home for senior citizens in China's central Henan Province in which 38 people were killed.

Arrested FIFA officials face extradition to US
Arrested FIFA officials face extradition to US

Six soccer officials, including some high-ranking members of world governing-body FIFA, were arrested by Swiss police on Wednesday and detained pending extradition to the United States.

FIFA says seeking to clarify arrests in Switzerland
FIFA says seeking to clarify arrests in Switzerland

FIFA said Wednesday it was seeking to clarify the situation after six football officials were arrested in Zurich on the request of US authorities, suspected of receiving bribes worth millions of dollars.

Himachal withdraws legislation to seize illegal assets of officials

The Himachal Pradesh assembly on Thursday withdrew a legislation passed by the previous BJP government that was aimed at enabling speedy trial and confiscation of ill-gotten money and property by public servants.

Officials examining why plane landed short of Halifax runway

An Air Canada passenger plane landed so significantly short of the runway in Halifax that it hit a power line and knocked out power at the airport, the lead investigator said today.

Pakistan evacuates more than 500 citizens from Yemen: officials

Pakistan on Sunday evacuated more than 500 of its citizens from Yemen by jumbo jet and sent a naval frigate to rescue others stranded in the war-torn country, officials said.

Afghan MP survives suicide attack, three dead: officials

A prominent Afghan MP escaped a suicide attack Sunday that killed three people including a child and left seven others wounded, officials said, just days after Washington announced it would slow the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.

Arvind Kejriwal wants ACs removed from new house, officials in fix

True to his aam aadmi credentials, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has asked Public Works Department to remove all air conditioners from the 6 Flagstaff Road residence in north Delhi's Civil Lines area where he will be shifting soon.

Very few officials know business rules: Parrikar

Very few people in government, both in the states as well as at the Centre, were familiar with rules of government business, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Sunday.

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.