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Kalmadi should have resigned as IOA president: Maken (Lead)


January 20th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) India's Sports Minister Ajay Maken Friday welcomed Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Suresh Kalmadi's decision to not continue in the post but said it should ... Read more...

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Kalmadi in no mood to resign as IOA president


January 20th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Suresh Kalmadi, who was freed on bail Thursday after nine months in jail, is in no mood either to resign ... Read more...

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Accused should not continue as office bearer: Sports minister


January 20th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) A day after Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Suresh Kalmadi was released on bail, Sports Minister Ajay Maken Friday said any accused official should not ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha Speaker heads MPs team to South American nations


January 14th, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar is leading an Indian parliamentary delegation on a week-long official visit to Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay for an interaction ... Read more...

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IOA reconstitutes Ethics Committee


January 4th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) The Indian Olympics Association (IOA) Wednesday reconstituted its Ethics Committee and Court of Arbitration by inducting five new members.Supreme court Judge (retd) Arun Kumar and ... Read more...

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IOA president asks IOC to remove Dow as Olympics sponsor


December 20th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA), in a strongly worded letter Tuesday, asked the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to reconsider 2012 London Games' sponsorship deal with ... Read more...

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IOA postpones South Asian Games, newly-formed committees scrapped


December 16th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The South Asian Games scheduled for October 2012 have been postponed till 2013 and all the newly-formed committees were scrapped by the Indian Olympic Association ... Read more...

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IOA not to boycott London Olympics, to protest against Dow


December 15th, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Thursday decided not to boycott the 2012 London Olympics but it will lodge a strong protest with the International Olympic ... Read more...

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Don’t participate in London Olympics: Aslam Sher Khan


December 14th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 14 (IANS) India should not participate in the London Olympics-2012 if Dow Chemicals was retained as the event's sponsor, newly elected Olympian Association of India (OAI) president Aslam Sher ... Read more...

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Pakistan to do hard thinking over NATO attack: Acting president


December 14th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 14 (IANS) Pakistan will have to do some hard thinking to safeguard the interests of its nationals following the Nov 26 NATO airstrikes that left two dozen soldiers ... Read more...

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IOA to convey concern of Bhopal victims to London organisers


December 6th, 2011 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Monday said it will convey the concerns of the Bhopal gas disaster victims to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) regarding ... Read more...

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Sebastian Coe’s effigy burnt on Bhopal gas tragedy’s 27th anniversary


December 2nd, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 2 (IANS) The survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy staged a rally on it's 27th anniversary Friday and burnt effigies of 2012 London Olympics Organising Committee chairman Sebastian ... Read more...

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UN Security Council urges strict implementation of Yemeni political agreement


November 29th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- The members of the United Nations (UN) Security Council on Monday underlined the importance of strictly implementing the new political agreement in Yemen, which agrees to a ... Read more...

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IOA rejects revised sports bill


October 18th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) A day after the sports ministry came out with a revised sports bill, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Tuesday rejected the measure, saying the government ... Read more...

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IOA wants strict action against dope offenders: Malhotra


October 13th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Thursday called for strict action against the sportspersons caught for doping, saying there should be "zero tolerance for those who test ... Read more...

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Federations should be allowed to run academies in CWG stadiums: Malhotra


October 12th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Vijay Kumar Malhotra, acting president of the Indian Olympic Association, Wednesday said the government should allow the national sports federations to run academies at the ... Read more...

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IOA convenes HI-IHF meeting to address issues raised by FIH


September 30th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has called for an urgent meeting between Hockey India (HI) and the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) here Tuesday in the ... Read more...

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Malhotra wants CWG venues opened to sportspersons


September 27th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Tuesday cautioned the sports ministry that expensive stadiums built for the Commonwealth games may soon become "heritage sites" if they ... Read more...

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IOA president criticises FIH for taking away Champions Trophy from India


September 13th, 2011 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Indian Olympic Association (IOA) acting president Vijay Kumar Malhotra Tuesday told International Hockey Federation (FIH) president Leonardo Negre that the world body was wrong to ... Read more...

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FIH hopeful of ending impasse before Olympic qualifiers


September 13th, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) India may have lost the chance of hosting the Champions Trophy, but the 2012 Olympic qualifiers could still be held here as the International Hockey ... Read more...

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IOA forms Ethics Commission comprising retired judges


September 12th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has set up a three-member Ethics Commission comprising former Supreme Court and High Court judges.The judges, however, have not ... Read more...

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FIH decision unfortunate,uncalled for: IOA


September 6th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) called the International Hockey Federation's (FIH) decision to shift the men's Champion's Trophy out of India "unfortunate and uncalled for" ... Read more...

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Bhopal victims write to PM on Dow sponsoring London Olympics


August 11th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Aug 11 (IANS) After announcing a "parallel" Olympics for those disabled in industrial mishaps of Union Carbide, five organisations of Bhopal gas survivors have now written to the ... Read more...

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South Africa keen on business deals with Pakistan


July 29th, 2011 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 29 (IANS) South Africa is keen to build economic partnerships with Pakistan, and wants bilateral trade to cross $1 billion in a couple of years, a top South ... Read more...

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IOA should facilitate IHF-HI unification: Shetty


July 27th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) president R.K. Shetty wants the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), as a "big brother", to "contribute" in bringing his faction and Hockey ... Read more...

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IOA rejects HI-IHF agreement


July 26th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has rejected the agreement reached between the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) and Hockey India (HI).IOA acting president Vijay Kumar Malhotra Tuesday ... Read more...

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Asiad, CWG gold winner Ashwini, Priyanka also fail dope test (Lead)


July 4th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Ashwini Akkunji, who was a revelation at the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games winning three gold medals, has failed the dope test along with another ... Read more...

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IOA demands judicial inquiry in doping scandal


July 1st, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Acting president of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Vijay Kumar Malhotra Friday demanded a judicial enquiry into the doping case of six athletes and questioned ... Read more...

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IOA unhappy at not being involved in HI, IHF talks


June 10th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Friday expressed its unhappiness at being left out of the sports ministry efforts to bring Hockey India (HI) and ... Read more...

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Yemeni vice president is acting president: Al Jazeera


June 5th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Yemeni Vice President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has assumed the role of acting president and supreme commander of the armed forces, Al Jazeera reported Sunday, citing ... Read more...

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CONCACAF divided on whistle-blower Blazer


June 1st, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 1 (IANS) The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) was divided over its secretary-general Chuck Blazer, whistle-blower in the FIFA bribery scandal, whose revelations ... Read more...

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Dhindsa steps down as cycling federation chief


April 26th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa stepped down Tuesday as the president of the Cycle Federation of India (CFI), ending his 15-year tenure in the sport's top governing ... Read more...

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Bangladesh observes formation of provisional government


April 17th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 17 (IANS) Bangladesh Sunday observed the formation of its provisional government when its elected leaders hoisted the flag for the first time.Those elected from then East Pakistan in ... Read more...

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Former President Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital


January 28th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by BNO News
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (BNO NEWS) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela on Friday was discharged from Milpark Hospital and will continue treatment at home, the Mail & Guardian newspaper reported.Acting President ... Read more...

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Nelson Mandela ‘alive and kicking’, says SA’s acting president


January 28th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 28 (ANI): South Africa's acting president Kgalema Motlanthe says Nelson Mandela is "alive and kicking". "I want to say to you, he's alive and kicking. He hasn't passed on," News.com.au quoted ... Read more...

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