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Court reserves order on DU sports quota guidelines (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday reserved its order on a student's plea seeking the quashing of Delhi University guidelines for a mandatory fitness test to ... Read more...

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Documentary on blind chess players ready


August 18th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) Four years in the making, a unique film is nearing completion. A British filmmaker and an Indian team have come together to make the first ever ... Read more...

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English Chess hit by race row over abuse of young Muslim players


August 16th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Three young Muslim chess players are said to have been abused by their supporters and other competitors in an English chess competition. The three players aged 13, ... Read more...

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Professional chess too hard, says Armenian GM


July 15th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Tianjin (China), July 15 (IANS) Chess is too "hard" to be taken as a career, says leading Armenian Grand Master (GM) Vladimir Akopian."I don't want my boys to be professional ... Read more...

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Anand felicitated by Bengal with sweets, cash and memento


July 13th, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 12 (IANS) From sweets and mementos shaped like chess boards, to Rs.5 lakh cash and a jar of Bengal's favourite sweet rosogolla - there were gifts ... Read more...

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School students to be taught chess to sharpen minds


January 4th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 4 (IANS) Ruy Lopez, Sicilian Defence, Caro-Kann Defence, English Opening -- all these might become popular terms with school students across Tamil Nadu in a couple of years' ... Read more...

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Anand not to lobby for Bharat Ratna


December 22nd, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 22 (IANS) World chess champion Viswanathan Anand Thursday endorsed the government's decision to consider sportspersons for the Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award, but declined to ... Read more...

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Court refuses to stay probe against chess federation (Lead)


November 22nd, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday refused to impose a stay on its earlier order asking the Competition Commission of India (CCI) to probe allegations that ... Read more...

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Women’s world champ Hou Yifan in field of six players at AAI Chess


June 19th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) There is a sense of great expectancy as the six-player field descends here for the inaugural AAI Grandmasters Chess tournament starting Tuesday.The six-player field includes ... Read more...

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Chess players treated well in India, says Czech champion Laznicka


June 16th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Czech chess champion Viktor Laznicka is impressed with the way chess players are treated in India and is hoping to cash in on the experience ... Read more...

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Gujarat sets 6 Guinness records in golden jubilee year


June 14th, 2011 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, June 14 (IANS) Gujarat has made it to the Guinness World Records with as many as six entries during the state's year-long golden jubilee celebrations, according to government ... Read more...

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New York film society to celebrate Satyajit Ray’s work


April 2nd, 2011 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 2 (IANS) The Film Society of Lincoln Centre will celebrate India's greatest filmmaker and one of cinema's greatest auteurs Satyajit Ray with "Long Shadows: The Late Work ... Read more...

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French Chess Federation suspends three top players for cheating


March 26th, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Mar. 26 (ANI): Three French chess players have been suspended from the national team for cheating.Sebastian Feller, 20, Cyril Marzolo, 32, and French captain Arnaud Hauchard, 39, were suspended by their ... Read more...

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Winners have higher testosterone levels: Study


January 26th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the winners of wrestling matches have greater increases in testosterone levels than losers.The findings are consistent with studies linking testosterone changes to ... Read more...

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Expert chess players use twice the brain: Study


January 12th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 12 (ANI): A new study has revealed that expert chess players engage both sides of their brains when plotting their next move.To evaluate the brain activity in players of differing ... Read more...

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Asian Games: Mixed day for Indians in chess


November 14th, 2010 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 14 (IANS) Indian chess players Surya Sekhar Ganguly and Tania Sachdev lost their matches to higher ranked opponents but Harika Dronavalli won her match and is tied third after the ... Read more...

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People are better at strategic reasoning than was thought: Study


October 20th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): A psychologist at the University of Georgia has revealed that people can engage in much higher levels of recursive reasoning than was previously thought.When we make decisions based ... Read more...

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Anand cements place among all-time greats of chess (Profile)


May 12th, 2010 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS
By V. Krishnaswamy Chess players are by nature a sensitive lot. The slightest of things upset them - even the colour of the chair they sit on! So, to be forced to travel ... Read more...

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After being bowled over, it’s now checkmate for Mt Everest


April 28th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, April 28 (IANS) Around this time last year, Mt Everest, the highest peak in the world, was bowled over as British cricket enthusiasts played the first Twenty20 match in ... Read more...

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Ex-Olympics chief Samaranch had close ties with KGB: Book


November 24th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 24 (ANI): Former International Olympic Committee chief, Juan Antonio Samaranch, had close ties with the KGB, and his election for the top Olympic job was also influenced by the spy ... Read more...

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Coimbatore hosts national chess tournament for visually impaired


October 24th, 2009 - 8:03 pm ICT by ANI
Coimbatore, Oct. 24 (ANI): The first All India Open Chess Tournament for the visually impaired kicked off in Coimbatore on Saturday.Over 200 players from 21 states are participating in the five-day national ... Read more...

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From rebellion to revolution in Orissa chess


June 22nd, 2009 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Byomakesh Biswal Bhubaneshwar, June 22 (IANS) In a cricket crazy nation, other sports often rue the lack of spectator support. But the scene at the inaugural SCS International Open GM Chess Tournament ... Read more...

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Viswanathan Anand sees Bright future for Indian chess


January 15th, 2009 - 8:47 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Jan.15 (ANI): Grand Master Viswanathan Anand has said that the future of the game of chess is bright in India with several promising young players performing well at the junior ... Read more...

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Ivanchuk may be banned for not taking dope test


December 4th, 2008 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) After the Championship Cup being damaged and the diamond from its crown being stolen, world chess is in for another round of unsavoury controversies. Vasily Ivanchuk, Ukraine's ... Read more...

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US film academy to restore Satyajit Ray’s ‘Shatranj Ke Khiladi’


November 7th, 2008 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 6 (IANS)Satyajit Ray fans in India have a good news. The maestro's Hindi classic "Shatranj Ke Khiladi" (The Chess Players) would be restored by the United States Academy of ... Read more...

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Viswanathan Anand meets Manmohan Singh


December 21st, 2007 - 4:37 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Dec 21 (ANI): World chess champion Viswanathan Anand met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here today. He met Dr. Singh for the first time after winning the global tournament in Mexico ... Read more...

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World Chess champ Anand shares limelight with Indian cricketers


November 14th, 2007 - 2:42 am ICT by admin
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