When it comes to major appointments and changes to statutes, all the power lies with President Sepp Blatter.
BJP MP from Allahabad Shyama Charan Gupta is in midst of a controversy over comments made by him to back his argument that the tobacco industry was being unfairly targeted by a powerful lobby in India.
International Criminal Court opens initial investigation into Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory and alleged war crimes committed by Israel in its offensive on Gaza last summer.
Australia batting star Glenn Maxwell wants the Sydney Cricket Ground to be mean and green for Thursday's World Cup semi-final against India despite the pitch's reputation as a spinners' paradise.
Three American Muslims were shot dead in Chapel Hill, US, on February 11. A few days later, two shootings in Copenhagen cost the lives of two more. No court has declared a guilty party in either of the killings, but there is enough evidence in both cases that the police got their man.
Last December, Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri was addressing an audience in Wisconsin and she related one of her formative experiences growing up. In third grade, she said, a schoolmate castigated her: “If you don’t believe in Jesus, you’re going to hell.”
Use technology to plug holes in ministries and bring in transparency when a policy is in place.
Mahadalit leader resigns as Bihar chief minister after rebelling against mentor Nitish Kumar.
Two-time US presidential candidate for Republican party is under political pressure to signal whether he is ready to mount a third campaign.
According to an Amnesty International report, many men were maimed, tortured and women raped between July and October 1987 after the military launched the operation following an attack by National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) rebels on Assam Rifles’ Oinam outpost.
Having lost Mumbai (South) in the recent elections, Deora had many heads nodding when he said Rahul Gandhi’s advisors didn’t have their ear to the ground; that people calling the shots in Delhi lacked electoral experience.
The proximate risks of the roiling investor sentiment are: Policy inconsistency and political instability. Investors want hassle-free entry into the Indian economy.
Are the days of dynasty politics over? Would a decimated Congress be better off without the Nehru-Gandhi family that has been another name for the party since Independence?
C Rangarajan chairman of Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council and Montek Singh Ahluwalia deputy chairperson of Planning Commission are expected to submit their resignations to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Quick decision making and speedier implementation are vital to overhaul India’s collapsing infrastructure, which, if built, could catalyse every sector, from farm to factory, create jobs and multiply income.