FIFA give little away after secretive sponsors' meeting
FIFA give little away after secretive sponsors' meeting

FIFA discussed reforms with some of its leading commercial partners on Thursday during a secretive meeting at the headquarters of world soccer`s scandal-plagued governing body.

FIFA to meet sponsors on Thursday
FIFA to meet sponsors on Thursday

FIFA will meet some of its leading commercial partners on Thursday to discuss reforms, a source close to soccer`s world governing body said on Tuesday.

McDonalds demands `independent` FIFA reform commission
McDonalds demands `independent` FIFA reform commission

McDonalds on Friday became the third major FIFA sponsor to back a completely independent commission to carry out reforms of the scandal-tainted world football body, an activist group said.

Calls grow for global athletics probe after widespread doping alleged
Calls grow for global athletics probe after widespread doping alleged

Global sporting bodies have called for a thorough probe of the latest doping allegations that have plunged athletics into crisis just weeks before track and field`s showpiece event, another black eye for sport after the FIFA corruption scandal.

`Backpackers in Australia facing sex demands'

Some backpacking travellers to Australia are being coerced to perform sexual acts for employers who must sign documents allowing them to extend their visas.

Wife of 'Salman Khan' held at Jalandhar for travelling without passport, visa
Wife of 'Salman Khan' held at Jalandhar for travelling without passport, visa

The Government Railway Police (GRP) on Thursday arrested a Pakistani woman who was travelling in the Samjhauta Express without passport and visa.

Sponsors` pressure mounts on FIFA ahead of World Cup draw
Sponsors` pressure mounts on FIFA ahead of World Cup draw

FIFA will meet with key sponsors Visa, McDonalds and Coca-Cola next month as world football`s governing body continues to come under pressure following a series of corruption scandals.

Mohammad Hafeez given visa but PCB may ask ICC to delay assessment date
Mohammad Hafeez given visa but PCB may ask ICC to delay assessment date

Pakistan's experienced allrounder Mohammad Hafeez has finally been issued a visa by the Indian High Commission in Colombo but the Pakistan Cricket Board may ask the ICC to extend the 14-day deadline to undergo a bowling assessment test.

HK reportedly drops scrapping visa-free facility for Indians

 The Hong Kong government has reportedly dropped plans to scrap visa-free entry for Indians after representations from Indian officials and businessmen said such a move could seriously jeopardise businesses and tourism.

Lalit Modi visa case: BJP defends Sushma Swaraj for helping IPL founder getting visa

Soon after Sushma Swaraj's admission that she helped controversial IPL founder and enforcement directorate offender Lalit Modi with his travel documents, BJP president Amit Shah on Sunday backed the External Affairs Minister.

China to remove visa requirements for Taiwanese: Report

 China will lift a visa requirement for Taiwanese travelling to the mainland, state media reported Sunday, part of a wider plan to reduce barriers between the two communities.

US experiencing delay in visa and passport processing globally

 The US is experiencing a worldwide delay in processing of visa and passports at its overseas missions, including India, due to technical difficulties.

UK crackdown to affect Indian migrants

 British government has unveiled plans like raising minimum salary thresholds for skilled workers and limiting the number of work permits as part of a fresh crackdown on immigrants from outside the European Union, measures which are likely to affect Indians.

Refusal of visa to Pak diplomat due to close links with Taliban

 The Pakistani diplomat, who was refused visa by India for a posting in New Delhi, had a long association with Taliban and Haqqani network known for their anti-India stand, a government official said on Wednesday.

Pakistan wrestlers denied visa by India: Report

 The Indian High Commission has refused visas to a contingent of wrestlers and officials from Pakistan who wanted to participate in the Cadet Asian Wrestling Championship, starting June 11 in New Delhi, according to a media report.

World C'ship-bound Indian youth archery team denied visa by US

India's participation in the World Youth Archery Championships has been thrown into jeopardy after 20 members of a 31-strong team, including Korean coach Chae Wom Lim, were denied visa by the US embassy here.

US denies visa to World C'ship-bound Indian youth archery team

India's participation in the World Youth Archery Championships has been thrown into jeopardy after 20 members of a 31-strong team, including Korean coach Chae Wom Lim, were denied visa by the US embassy here.

US sponsors, lawmakers seek swift Blatter action
US sponsors, lawmakers seek swift Blatter action

Just as US authorities said indictments of FIFA leaders were only the beginning of their investigation, US-based FIFA sponsors and lawmakers said Friday that Sepp Blatter`s re-election only starts his work to rebuild trust.

Sponsors pile pressure on Sepp Blatter ahead of FIFA vote
Sponsors pile pressure on Sepp Blatter ahead of FIFA vote

Sponsors piled pressure on FIFA leader Sepp Blatter to clean up world football as two major corruption scandals overshadowed the start of a congress Thursday at which he will seek a new term.

Pakistan denies visa to 150 Sikh pilgrims

Pakistan High Commission has rejected the visa of 150 Sikh pilgrims visiting Pakistan to commemorate the martyrdom day of 5th Sikh Guru Arjan Dev.