bitter rivals

Casillas, Xavi win Prince of Asturias award


September 6th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 6 (IANS) The prestigious Prince of Asturias Award for Sport was awarded to Spain football internationals Iker Casillas and Xavi Hernandez.The award saw the Real Madrid goalkeeper and ... Read more...

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Mamata’s war cry in Congress fortress (West Bengal Newsletter) (Lead)


September 1st, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) With the panchayat polls slated for next year, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has now trained her guns at Congress bastions in the state, ... Read more...

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Mamata’s war cry at Congress fortress (West Bengal Newsletter)


September 1st, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) With the panchayat polls slated for next year, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has now trained her guns at Congress bastions in the state, ... Read more...

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Twitter can be dangerous for your Olympics wellbeing! (Olympics Diary)


August 1st, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) Known for connecting people, social networking site Twitter has been making all the wrong noises at the London Games. Racial posts on the site caused ... Read more...

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Jose Mourinho extends contract with Real Madrid


May 22nd, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 22 (IANS) Real Madrid announced Tuesday that they have extended the contract of coach Jose Mourinho by two years.The news will end rumours about Mourinho's future after he ... Read more...

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Guardiola to take sabbatical from football


April 27th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) Pep Guardiola, who announced Friday that he would quit as Barcelona coach at the end of the season, will be taking a year away from the ... Read more...

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Guardiola quits Barca, deputy Tito to take over (Lead)


April 27th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) Spanish football club Barcelona's most successful manager Pep Guardiola Friday confirmed he is quitting at the end of the season and the club appointed his ... Read more...

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SP, BSP, Trinamool bailout government on NCTC in Rajya Sabha (Third Lead)


March 20th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The government Tuesday defeated opposition-backed amendments on the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) in the Rajya Sabha, where it lacks majority, with help from ... Read more...

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SP, BSP, Trinamool help government score in Rajya Sabha (Second Lead)


March 20th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The government Tuesday defeated opposition backed amendments on the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) in the Rajya Sabha, despite lacking majority in the house, ... Read more...

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Atletico Madrid to host Barca-Bilbao Copa del Rey final


February 25th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 25 (IANS) The final of the Spanish Copa del Rey football competition will finally be played at Atletico Madrid's Vicente Calderon Stadium.The Calderon has been chosen by ... Read more...

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Still no venue for Copa del Rey final


February 14th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 14 (IANS) A venue is yet to be decided for the Spanish Copa del Rey football final between FC Barcelona and Athletic Club Bilbao.The Spanish Cup final is ... Read more...

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Jayant Chaudhary’s wife is cynosure at Congress-RLD rally


February 2nd, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Meerut, Feb 2 (IANS) Charu Chaudhary, the wife of Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) leader Jayant Chaudhary, was the cynosure of all eyes at the Ramlila Ground in Meerut as ... Read more...

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UPA plays up the Ajit-Rahul combo in Meerut


February 2nd, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Meerut (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 2 (IANS) Once rivals, now allies. The tie-up between the Congress and the Rashtriya Lok Dal is being played up in this Uttar Pradesh town ... Read more...

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Petroleum bag three out of four titles in National TT


January 5th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, Jan 5 (IANS) The Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) won three of the four team titles that were decided Thursday in the 73rd Junior and Youth National Table Tennis ... Read more...

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Kenya’s football still in doldrums


December 29th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Dec 29 (IANS) For over a decade, Kenyan football has been in the doldrums and 2011 was no different as the country endured a roller-coaster calendar year.Perceived as a ... Read more...

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Omar has reduced AFSPA issue to gimmickry: Mufti


November 28th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 28 (IANS) Patron of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Monday said Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has reduced the idea of ... Read more...

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Omar spent three years saving chair: Mehbooba


October 17th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 17 (IANS) In one of the most scathing attacks on Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party Monday charged him with spending ... Read more...

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Barcelona plans to increase Camp Nou capacity by 10,000


September 8th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 8 (IANS) Spanish and European Champions FC Barcelona are considering reforming their famous Camp Nou Stadium to increase its capacity and allow a further 10,000 football fans to ... Read more...

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Mourinho confident of replacing Ferguson to be Man U’s new boss


April 15th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 15 (ANI): Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho believes he will succeed Alex Ferguson at Manchester United and wants to take over at the end of next season.Mourinho, 48, ... Read more...

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Ahead of Mohali, India and Pakistan agree to promote peace (Roundup)


March 29th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) A day before their prime ministers meet on the margins of an explosive India-Pakistan cricket clash, South Asia's two most bitter rivals Tuesday took ... Read more...

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Manmohan invites Zardari, Gilani for cricket — and peace (Night Intro)


March 26th, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) In a replay of cricket diplomacy that could help resume their stalled peace process, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday invited Pakistani leaders Asif Ali ... Read more...

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Indian PM invites Zardari, Gilani for India-Pakistan match (Second Intro Roundup)


March 26th, 2011 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) In an expansive diplomatic overture, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday invited Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani for a ... Read more...

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Manmohan invites Zardari, Gilani for India-Pakistan match (Lead)


March 25th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) In a major diplomatic move, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday invited Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani to watch ... Read more...

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Fergie relying on ‘fit’ Ferdinand for match against rivals Liverpool


March 3rd, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 3 (ANI): Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson will give Rio Ferdinand until Saturday to prove his fitness for match against bitter rivals Liverpool.Ferguson is set to provide key ... Read more...

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Football Association gives special treatment to Man U: Mancini


March 2nd, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 2 (ANI): Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has accused the Football Association of favouring bitter rivals Manchester United after striker Wayne Rooney escaped punishment despite TV footage clearly showing him ... Read more...

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Everyone wants Man U to lose: Evra


January 18th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18 (ANI): Manchester United left back Patrice Evra believes the whole country is against the club, and said that will only serve to drive them on to remain unbeaten this ... Read more...

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Bagging Rooney will enable Manchester City to ‘win everything’: Tevez


October 22nd, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 22(ANI): Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour has reportedly consulted Carlos Tevez about whether to sign Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney for the club.According to the Telegraph, the former United striker ... Read more...

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Andhra minister files case against colleague


October 20th, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 20 (IANS) The internal feud in the ruling Congress party in Andhra Pradesh came to the fore once again with a minister filing a defamation suit against a party member ... Read more...

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Best-ever Games tally makes for India’s euphoric Sunday (Intro Night Lead)


October 11th, 2010 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) India enter the second week of the 2010 Commonwealth Games Monday after an euphoric 7-4 hockey victory over Pakistan Sunday and an encouraging 73 medals, the ... Read more...

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Defender Gallas confident about Tottenham winning 2010-11 Premier League title


August 24th, 2010 - 11:00 am ICT by ANI
London, Aug.24 (ANI): Having rejected Arsenal's offer to join, defender William Gallas has said that he is confident that Tottenham, the club with whom he has inked a one-year deal, can ... Read more...

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Capello blames ‘non spending’ for absence of English clubs in Champions League


May 6th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 6 (ANI): England coach Fabio Capello has said that failure to strengthen the team by big Premier League clubs is the reason behind no England representation in the Champions ... Read more...

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Gerrard vows to beat Chelsea to give rivals Man U title boost


April 27th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 27 (ANI): Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard has vowed to give bitter rivals Manchester United a massive Premier League title boost by beating Chelsea on Sunday.Gerrard said Liverpool will not ... Read more...

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Scholes is a legend, says Man U teammate Fletcher


April 21st, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 21 (ANI): Hailing Manchester United teammate Paul Scholes performance, midfielder Darren Fletcher has described him as a legend.Scholes scored United's last-gasp winner in the derby victory over bitter rivals ... Read more...

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Shamed Terry braces himself for terrace abuse


February 7th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.7 (ANI): Scandal-hit football ace John Terry is due to lead Chelsea out at Stamford Bridge for a crunch London derby against bitter rivals Arsenal this afternoon, and he knows ... Read more...

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Barcelona plans 40-mn pound summer swoop for Fabregas


February 3rd, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3 (ANI): Barcelona is increasing the pressure on Arsenal as they plan a 40 million pounds summer transfer for ace footballer Cesc Fabregas.The Catalan giants vice-president Alfons Godall has ... Read more...

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