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Hulk enjoys first Zenit training session


September 14th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, Sep 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Brazil forward Hulk said his first training session at new club Zenit St. Petersburg went well.Hulk's €40 million move from Porto last week was ... Read more...

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Indonesia slaps bans on scandal-tainted shuttlers


September 5th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Sep 5 (IANS) The Indonesian badminton association (PBSI) Wednesday slapped a four-month ban on the women's doubles pair involved in the Olympic match-throwing scandal."After studying and hearing, the sanction ... Read more...

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Texmaco plans to ramp up wagon exports to Africa, Bangladesh


August 29th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 29 (IANS) Kolkata-based wagon maker Texmaco is looking to expand its footprints in the overseas markets by ramping up its volume of exports to Africa and Bangladesh, a ... Read more...

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We fully respect BWF ruling: Chinese Olympic delegation


August 2nd, 2012 - 1:36 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) The Chinese Olympic delegation said Wednesday that they respect the ruling of the Badminton World Federation (BWF), who suspended four women's doubles pair for "not using ... Read more...

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We hope to make it to quarters: Ponnappa


August 1st, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Contrary to widespread belief that their appeal has been rejected, India's ace doubles shuttler Ashwini Ponnappa hopes she and Jwala Gutta would make it to ... Read more...

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Badminton incident not acceptable: IOC


August 1st, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Wednesday said badminton players throwing matches at the London Olympics to secure a favourable fixture was "not acceptable".The Badminton World Federation ... Read more...

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Olympic badminton: Four women’s doubles pair suspended (Second Lead)


August 1st, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) The 2012 London Olympics organisers Wednesday suspended four female doubles badminton pairs for "not using one's best efforts to win a match".The pairs are: Wang Xiaoli ... Read more...

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Olympic badminton: Eight players disqualified (Lead)


August 1st, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) Eight shuttlers, charged with throwing away badminton matches at the Olympics, were Wednesday disqualified from the Games.A source told Xinhua that the players have been disqualified ... Read more...

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Chinese Olympic delegation probes shuttlers’ suspicious play


August 1st, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) The Chinese Olympic delegation has started investigations into allegations that some of its badminton players were deliberately losing in the group stage of the London Games."The ... Read more...

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Four-year-old kidnapped from Delhi hospital


July 17th, 2012 - 1:30 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) A four-year-old boy has been kidnapped from the premises of Delhi's Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, police said Monday.According to police, Faizan had come to hospital ... Read more...

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Terrorism biggest challenge for Delhi Police: New chief (Lead)


June 30th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Terrorism is the biggest challenge for Delhi Police, its new chief Neeraj Kumar said Saturday and stressed on the need for better rapport between the ... Read more...

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Zardari’s children vow to stand by convicted Gilani


April 27th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's daughters have promised to "stand by" Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani who was convicted Thursday for contempt of court.Zardari's youngest ... Read more...

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World Superbike sealed, talks on for Moto GP: Jaypee


April 12th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, April 12 (IANS) With the Superbike World Championship (WSBK) already in its kitty, the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) is making its best efforts to get the the more ... Read more...

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Gilani’s son ‘on the run?’


April 12th, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's son, Ali Musa Gilani, has left Pakistan, said a daily, adding that it was, "of course purely coincidental" that he ... Read more...

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India bids for 2015 Club World Cup, U-17 World Cup in 2017


March 9th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel launched the country's bid to host the prestigious 2015 Club World Cup and the 2017 U-17 World ... Read more...

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Guerrillas shoot dead youth in Kashmir


February 19th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 19 (IANS) A youth was shot dead by separatist guerrillas in north Kashmir's Sopore town Sunday, police said."Around 7.30 p.m. today (Sunday), militants shot at Omar Rasool Kaboo, ... Read more...

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Opposition hails Indian intervention in Maldives


February 17th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 17 (IANS) The Maldivian opposition led by former president Mohamed Nasheed, who stepped down Feb 7, has hailed India's intervention in the ongoing political crisis.Hamid Abdul Ghafoor, spokesperson ... Read more...

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Barca stay seven points behind Madrid


February 5th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 5 (IANS) FC Barcelona remained seven points behind Real Madrid in the Spanish Primera Liga after a 2-1 win at home to Real Sociedad.Barcelona missed several chances, with ... Read more...

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Battered baby still critical, police hunt for parents (Lead)


January 28th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Little progress has been recorded in the condition of two-year-old abandoned and battered baby Falak, with Delhi Police saying they are still searching for her ... Read more...

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Espanyol take narrow quarterfinal lead against Mirandes


January 18th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 18 (IANS) Spanish Primera Liga side Espanyol scored three goals in the last five minutes to take a slender one-goal advantage in their first-leg quarterfinal Copa del Rey ... Read more...

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Difficult to meet 4.6 percent fiscal deficit target: Pranab


January 11th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) India is unlikely to meet the 4.6 percent fiscal deficit target for the financial year ending March 31, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Wednesday."It ... Read more...

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Court frees man branded a gangster, slams police (Lead)


December 27th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) A vegetable seller has been freed by a Delhi court, which slammed the police for invoking a stringent law meant to deal with criminal gangs ... Read more...

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PM seeks parties’ support to run parliament


December 21st, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) With repeated disruptions in parliament becoming a routine affair, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday appealed to all political parties to cooperate in running both ... Read more...

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Army in Kashmir pays tribute to martyrs on Vijay Diwas


December 16th, 2011 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 16 (IANS) The Indian Army Friday paid tribute to its martyrs on the 40th anniversary of its victory in the 1971 India-Pakistan war that led to the birth ... Read more...

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‘Race 2′ to hit screens Nov 2012


November 22nd, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Abbas Mustan's thriller "Race 2", the sequel to 2008 movie "Race", will release Nov 30, 2012.Director duo Abbas-Mustan and producer Ramesh Taurani of Tips ... Read more...

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Jamaican sprinter Mullings gets lifetime ban for doping offence


November 22nd, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston, Nov 22 (IANS) Jamaican sprinter Steve Mullings has been banned for life after a second doping offence, the Jamaican anti-doping disciplinary panel has said."The panel believes that a clear ... Read more...

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Kerala minister’s car kills two


November 21st, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Nov 21 (IANS) Two people were killed and one injured here when they were run over by Kerala Rural Development Minister K.C. Joseph's car, police said Monday.Angamali police station ... Read more...

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Bajwa hopeful of Pakistan’s good showing in Champions Trophy


November 17th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 17 (IANS) Pakistan's hockey is riding high on confidence after winning a three-nation tournament beating hosts Australia in Perth and will be no pushovers at next month's Champions ... Read more...

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Is anyone listening, ask hapless Manipur residents as blockade continues


October 30th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Oct 30 (IANS) For some, it has become a way of life. As the economic blockade in Manipur crossed an unprecedented 90 days, its residents continue to wait ... Read more...

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A foxy tale: Woman lives with three bushy-tails


October 27th, 2011 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 27 (IANS) Foxes are "very affectionate" like cats, says a 64-year-old British woman who shares her three-bedroom bungalow with three foxes - Minette, Chico and Billy. The foxes ... Read more...

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T&T; aims to qualify for main stage of CL T20


September 14th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, Sep 14 (IANS/CMC) Trinidad and Tobago's captain Daren Ganga expects his team to qualify for the main draw of the Champions League Twenty20, admitting that "sometimes our best ... Read more...

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Billiards: Pankaj Advani to meet Geet Sethi in semi-final (Lead)


July 30th, 2011 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 29 (IANS) Title favourite and seven times World Champion Pankaj Advani (PSPB) ended the giant-killing act of K.Venkatesham (Railways) with a polished 4-0 victory on Friday to set-up ... Read more...

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Venkatesham eliminates Alok in senior national billiards


July 29th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 29 (IANS) K. Venkatesham, the Hyderabad-based Railways player, knocked out defending champion and Asian champion Alok Kumar of PSPB 3-2 en route to the quarter-finals of the senior ... Read more...

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Weinstein impressed by Madonna’s ‘W.E.’


July 2nd, 2011 - 4:42 am ICT by IANS
London, July 2 (IANS) Filmmaker Harvey Weinstein says he has high hopes from Madonna's directorial debut "W.E."."Madonna beautifully interweaves past and present in W.E. It's a very smart film, ... Read more...

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Three more children die in Kolkata hospital


July 1st, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 1 (IANS) Three more children died at the B.C. Roy Children's Hospital here early Friday, taking the death toll to 21 in the past three days. However, a ... Read more...

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