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Chavez bumps opposition hopeful from airwaves


September 18th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Sep 18 (IANS/EFE) Television coverage of a speech by opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles was interrupted Monday when incumbent head of state Hugo Chavez commandeered Venezuela's airwaves for an ... Read more...

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Hamilton glides to Monza victory


September 9th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Monza, Sep 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Lewis Hamilton won the Italian Grand Prix Sunday to take second place in the Formula One driver's world championship behind leader Fernando Alonso.It was the ... Read more...

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You are the change, Obama tells voters clinging on hope (Lead)


September 7th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) Four years after his historic win on a slogan of hope and change, President Barack Obama has sought a fresh mandate with a passionate ... Read more...

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Sykes wins first round of Superbike in Moscow


August 26th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) British rider Tom Sykes became the first man to win a Superbike World Championship event in Russia, winning the first of Sunday's two races in ... Read more...

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Olympics: Gold for Tunisia’s Mellouli in marathon swimming


August 10th, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Tunisia's Oussama Mellouli won his second medal of the London Olympics with victory in the gruelling men's 10-kilometre marathon swim Friday.Mellouli finished the open-water swim ... Read more...

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Olympic javelin: Spotakova wins gold, retains title


August 10th, 2012 - 5:17 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Czech javelin thrower Barbora Spotakova retained her Olympic title Thursday, throwing more than four metres further than her closest rival.Spotakova hurled her javelin 69.55 metres ... Read more...

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Trott powers to Olympic omnium gold


August 8th, 2012 - 10:10 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Britain's Laura Trott sped to Olympic gold in the women's omnium Tuesday by winning a thrilling 500 metre time trial.Trott clocked 35.110 seconds, with ... Read more...

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Farah first Briton to win Olympic 10,000m gold


August 5th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Mo Farah became the first Briton to win gold in the Olympic 10,000 metres Saturday, kicking home in the final straight to shake off the ... Read more...

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Tony Martin eyes time trial medal at Olympics


July 25th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) German cyclist Tony Martin has set his sights on a medal at the 2012 London Olympics cycling time trial."Gold is possible, but it would be presumptuous ... Read more...

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Dalmiya has a challenger in Samar Pal for top CAB post


July 21st, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) Seasoned cricket administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya will be up against former association joint-secretary Samar Pal for the president's post in the Cricket Association of Bengal during its ... Read more...

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Romney booed for claim to improve blacks’ lot


July 12th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 12 (IANS) Likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was met with a round of boos from a group of African-American voters when he made a bold claim ... Read more...

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Chen stumbles into semis of ITF meet


June 14th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 14 (IANS) Top seed Ti Chen (Chinese Taipei) survived a scare while overcoming un-seeded Ashwin Vijayragavan 7-6 (7), 6-3 in 102 minutes en route to the semi-finals of ... Read more...

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Kasparov trying since 2011 to get me to retire: Anand


June 3rd, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 1 (IANS) India's chess legend Viswanathan Anand has hit out at his former bitter rival Gary Kasparov, saying the Russian wizard has been trying since 2011 to get ... Read more...

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Definitely no thoughts of retirement: Anand


June 3rd, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 1 (IANS) India's chess legend Viswanathan Anand Sunday ruled out any possibility of retirement and said winning the fifth World title has given him the boost to carry ... Read more...

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World champion Anand gets grand welcome


June 3rd, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 2 (IANS) Five-time world chess champion Viswanathan Anand Saturday returned here from Moscow to a grand welcome."I thank all those who came to receive me. I am very ... Read more...

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PM congratulates Anand (Lead)


May 30th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and Congress President Sonia Gandhi Wednesday congratulated Viswanathan Anand for winning ... Read more...

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I’m relieved: Anand (Lead)


May 30th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 30 (IANS) India's five-time World Chess Champion Vishwanathan Anand says he was too tense to be happy after he won the title for the fifth time beating Israeli ... Read more...

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Chess fraternity pays tribute to Anand


May 30th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Indian Grandmasters Parimarjan Negi and Krishnan Sasikaran hailed Viswanathan Anand for his incredible fifth World Chess Championship title after the Indian defeated Israeli challenger Boris ... Read more...

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Family celebrates Anand’s historic feat in Moscow (Lead)


May 30th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 30 (IANS) Viswanathan Iyer, father of five-time World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand, said Wednesday it was the proudest moment in the family's life as his son beat Israeli ... Read more...

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Anand crowned World Chess Champion for fifth time (Second Lead)


May 30th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 30 (IANS) Defending champion Vishwanathan Anand of India clinched the World Chess Championship title for the fifth time here Wednesday defeating Israeli challenger Boris Gelfand in a rapid-chess ... Read more...

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Anand’s family elated at win


May 30th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 30 (IANS) Viswanathan Iyer, father of five-time World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand, said Wednesday it was the proudest moment in the family's life as his son beat Israeli ... Read more...

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Too tense to be happy: Anand


May 30th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 30 (IANS) India's five-time World Chess Champion Vishwanathan Anand says he was too tense to be happy after he won the title for the fifth time beating Israeli ... Read more...

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You’ve made the nation proud: PM to Anand


May 30th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday congratulated Viswanathan Anand for winning his fifth World Chess title, saying he has made the nation proud."You are a ... Read more...

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Karnataka to see 10 weeks of ITF action


May 8th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 8 (IANS) The Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association will host 10 weeks of International Tennis Federation (ITF) circuit, with the first event scheduled to be held at Mandya ... Read more...

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Sarkozy concedes defeat, wishes Hollande good luck


May 7th, 2012 - 4:11 am ICT by IANS
Paris, May 7 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy conceded defeat to his Socialist Party challenger Francois Hollande in the presidential runoff Sunday, saying he had called his rival on the ... Read more...

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Hollande wrests French presidency from Sarkozy


May 7th, 2012 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Paris, May 6 (IANS) Socialist Party challenger Fran├žois Hollande Sunday wrested power from incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy to become the first Socialist president of France since 1988.Hollande has beaten Sarkozy in ... Read more...

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Vasisht, Raghav in Asian under-14 tennis final


May 3rd, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, May 3 (IANS) Top seeded Vasisht Cheruku will take on Raghav Jaisinghani in the boys finals while Mihika Yadav will clash with Zeel Desai for the girls title at ... Read more...

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Osama dead but not terrorism, say US experts (Second Lead)


May 1st, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) Terrorism was not dead and Pakistan remains its hotbed, said American analysts amid a political row over the alleged politicisation of the dramatic raid that ... Read more...

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A woman emerges kingmaker in France


April 24th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, April 24 (IANS) Marine Le Pen, who stood third in the first round of the presidential polls in France, is spoilt for choice as she gets to decide who ... Read more...

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Saha, Divya in second round of Asian Table Tennis


April 7th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou (China), April 7 (IANS) India's Subhajit Saha and Divya Deshpande moved into the second stage of the Asia Cup Table Tennis meet here, causing upsets Saturday.On a hectic day, ... Read more...

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James Cameron dives to deepest point of ocean


March 26th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, March 26 (IANS) "Titanic" and "Avatar" director James Cameron succeeded in reaching the depth of the Mariana Trench Sunday, becoming the first person in the world to ... Read more...

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Karthikeyan hits track as HRT unveils 2012 car


March 6th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Barcelona, March 6 (IANS) India's Narain Karthikeyan finally got behind the wheels of a Formula One car 13 days before the season's first race as HRT unveiled their new car ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh set to vote amid hung house prediction


February 7th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The mother of all elections since the 2009 parliamentary battle starts in Uttar Pradesh Wednesday, with the outcome bound to cast a long shadow ... Read more...

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National cue sports meet: Varsha in line for triple crown


January 22nd, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Jan 22 (IANS) Local challenger Arya Pimpale and defending champion Varsha Sanjeev entered the final of the sub-junior girls snooker event in the Manisha Constructions National Billiards and Snooker ... Read more...

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Mahindra to launch Duro DZ scooter at Auto Expo


December 27th, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 27 (IANS) Auto major Mahindra will launch its new Duro DZ scooter model and unveil its MGP30 racing motorcycle at the Delhi Auto Expo next month. "The Mahindra ... Read more...

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