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.

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.

Myanmar warns violence could threaten reforms

Myanmar`s government warned today that religious violence could threaten democratic reforms after anti-Muslim mobs rampaged through three more towns in the country`s predominantly Buddhist heartland.

UPA-II shot itself in the foot: Praful Patel

Nationalist Congress Party leader Praful Patel said the UPA-II government has shot itself in the foot by delaying key reforms.

Consensus reached over judicial appointments reforms: Govt

Union Law Minister Ashwani Kumar on Saturday said that the "political consensus" over the need to broad-base the process of appointment of Supreme Court and High court judges was in place.

China`s new leadership rules out political reforms

A top Chinese official on Monday firmly ruled out opening up China`s one-party system for political reforms, which outgoing Premier Wen Jiabao had last year said was a dire necessity for the Communist giant`s future.

Cong says it will be `promising budget` with more reforms

A "very promising budget" is on the anvil, Congress on Wednesday said indicating that the Union Budget 2013-14 will be replete with populist schemes as also economic reforms.

Reform in education will be back on agenda: Shashi

Observing that India`s education policy has remained out of synch with the time, Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor called for reforms in the sector, critical to the country`s growth needs.

Sri Lanka reforms electoral system

SL Parl approved a bill which would pave the way for a new hybrid system of first-past-the-post and proportional representation in local elections.

`UPA trying to divert people`s attention through reforms`

Opposition BJP on Wednesday charged the Congress-led UPA government with trying to "divert" people`s attention through introducing reforms.

FM seeks cooperation of political parties to push reforms

Asking opposition parties not not to indulge in obstructionism, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on monday said inability to push key reforms would put the country at the risk of a sharp and continuing economic slowdown.