Congress not anti-reform party: Anand Sharma on Parliament logjam

 Congress leader Anand Sharma on Saturday assured the industry that his party is not "anti-reform" amid the ongoing logjam in Parliament at a time when the NDA government is keen to pass economic reform measures like the insurance bill and GST.

Crisis-hit Italian football set for reforms in 2016
Crisis-hit Italian football set for reforms in 2016

Serie A chiefs have welcomed a new package of reforms by the Italian football federation (FIGC) that will see squads limited to 25 players in a move designed to boost the flagging Italian game.

India may see rating upgrade in 2015: Deepak Parekh

Zee Business Bureau Chief Mihir Bhatt caught up with HDFC Chairman Deepak Parekh on his views on Indian Economy, Capital Markets, Reforms and way forward. Excerpts from his interview.

Obama, Suu Kyi demand reforms in Myanmar constitution

 US President Barack Obama and Myanmarese opposition leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi Friday demanded reforms in the Myanmar constitution to allow "free and transparent" elections for a fully representative democracy.

Obama in Myanmar to throw weight behind stuttering reforms

US President Barack Obama landed in Myanmar on 2Wednesday as the once cloistered nation hosted its biggest gathering of world leaders since shedding junta rule, but concerns over the pace of democratic reforms surfaced immediately.

Myanmar "backsliding" on reforms in some areas, Obama says

Myanmar`s transition from military rule has not been as fast as hoped and the government is "backsliding" on some reforms, US President Barack Obama said in an interview published on Wednesday, hours before he was due to visit the country.

Romania PM poised for election win despite justice fears

Prime Minister Victor Ponta looked set to win the first round of presidential elections in Romania on Sunday, despite fears he could reverse reforms aimed at tackling the rampant corruption that blights one of Europe`s poorest countries.

Renzi shows his fierce side as battle for Italy reform intensifies

He`s promised to shake-up recession-plagued Italy, but Prime Minister Matteo Renzi`s ambitious schemes to revive the eurozone`s third largest economy have hit a stumbling block, amid a fierce row with powerful trade unions.

China vice premier says reforms cannot be rushed

Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang said on Wednesday that China needed to find the right speed in its financial reforms.

Britons pessimistic about promised EU reforms: Poll

British voters are pessimistic about Prime Minister David Cameron`s ability to achieve reforms to the European Union that he believes are crucial to persuading Britain to stay in the bloc, a new poll found on Sunday.

Australia plans more tough asylum-seeker reforms

Australia announced further tough reforms to its asylum-seeker policy on Wednesday, saying refugees should have to prove a higher risk of danger than before to avoid being sent home.

French rail strike rolls on as MPs set to debate reforms

France`s longest rail strike in years rolled on for a second week Tuesday as lawmakers were set to debate a contentious debt-cutting reform plan opposed by unions.

Punjab govt announces 6-months deadline for completing reforms

Punjab government on Monday announced a six months deadline for the completion of all governance reforms initiated in the Local Bodies department.

Set own house in order, implement UNSC reforms: India to UN

India has said the United Nations should "set its house in order" and implement the much-delayed reform of the Security Council before it seeks to embark upon an ambitious post-2015 development agenda.

PCB`s stance on new ICC reforms draw mixed reactions from Pak legends

The Pakistan Cricket Board`s (PCB) stance on the `Big Three` reforms approved by the ICC drew mixed reactions from the country`s cricket legends.

India to press for UN reforms: Vice President Ansari

As he embarked on the first visit to Peru and Cuba by a Vice President, Hamid Ansari today said India will press for reforms in the UN Security Council as the current dispensation is "inadequate".

UK supports Suu Kyi`s call for democratic reform in Myanmar

Britain has assured democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi that it will help to build international pressure on Myanmar for further reforms to ensure that the 2015 elections are fully democratic.

72 sitting MPs could be disqualified if convicted: ADR

As many as 72 sitting MPs face criminal charges and could be disqualified if convicted for over two years, watchdog Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) said Tuesday.

Myanmar Parliament speaker calls for more reforms

Speaker of Myanmar`s Parliament U Shwe Mann has stressed the need for more reform in the country, media reported Monday.

Indo-US ties will hit a wall without reforms: US Congressman

A top American lawmaker cautioned that there is an increasing feeling in the Congress that India-US relationship would hit a wall, if New Delhi did not carry out the necessary reforms.