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Manmohan regime sinking due to corruption: Buddhadeb


September 9th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Arambagh (West Bengal), Sep 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's government is sinking due to unchecked corruption and unbridled capitalism, senior Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader and former ... Read more...

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Will Sonia’s combativeness revive Congress? (Comment)


September 1st, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
The aggressive streak exhibited by Sonia Gandhi first in parliament following L.K. Advani's description of the government as "illegitimate", which he later withdrew, and then during her address to Congress ... Read more...

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Court notice to police officers in CWG case


August 31st, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) A court Friday asked the deputy commissioner of police (DCP) and additional DCP of the economic offences wing to appear before it in a complaint ... Read more...

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Vijay, Yogeshwar awarded Khel Ratna; Yuvraj gets Arjuna (Lead)


August 29th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday awarded Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award to Olympic medallists Vijay Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt besides presenting a record 25 Arjuna ... Read more...

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Coal scandal smoulders, ‘PM quit’ chorus grows louder (Roundup)


August 21st, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The spectre of corruption was back to haunt the government Tuesday with a combative opposition demanding Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation over the official ... Read more...

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Coal scandal smoulders, ‘PM quit’ chorus grows louder (Evening Lead)


August 21st, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The spectre of corruption was back to haunt the government Tuesday with a combative opposition demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over ... Read more...

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BJP wants PM to go, vows to disrupt parliament (Lead)


August 21st, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) After both houses of parliament were adjourned Tuesday over an alleged coal block scam, the BJP vowed not to let the houses function until ... Read more...

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Stardom in Beijing, immortalized in London (Profile) (Lead, correcting dateline)


August 12th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Sushil Kumar, who achieved stardom in Beijing Games (bronze) four years ago, was immortalized in Indian wrestling in London Games (silver) as he became ... Read more...

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Stardom in Beijing, immortalized in London (Profile)


August 12th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Sushil Kumar, who achieved stardom in Beijing Games (bronze) four years ago, was immortalized in Indian wrestling in London Games (silver) as he became the ... Read more...

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Olympics: Tintu Luka finishes sixth in 800m semis (Overall India Roundup)


August 10th, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) Indian runner Tintu Luka ran her heart out only to finish sixth in the Olympic women's 800 metre semifinals while high jumper Sahana Kumari and wrestler ... Read more...

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Olympics: Wrestler Geeta, high jumper Sahana out (India Intro Roundup)


August 10th, 2012 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) India wrestler Geeta Phogat crashed out while woman high jumper Sahana Kumari's plunge fell short of taking her to the final in the London Olympics here ... Read more...

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Olympics: Geeta to wrestle in repechage; Devendro, Sahana out (India Roundup)


August 10th, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) India's Geeta Phogat lost her opening wrestling bout, while woman high jumper Sahana Kumari's plunge was short of taking her to the final in the London ... Read more...

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Olympics: Foster-Hylton ends sterling career after hurdle mishap


August 8th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/CMC) Jamaican hurdler Brigitte Foster-Hylton says the 2012 season will be the last of her long, sterling career, a day after she crashed out of the London Olympics ... Read more...

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Award of contract to Swiss Timing transparent, says Bhanot


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee's former secretary-general Lalit Bhanot Friday told a special CBI court hearing a corruption case against him that everything was transparent ... Read more...

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I will be happy if athletes improve their records: Bahadur singh


July 31st, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) India athletics coach Bahadur Singh says he will be happy if his 14 wards better their career best performance at the London Olympics.The Indian squad includes ... Read more...

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Andhra governor congratulates Gagan Narang


July 30th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 30 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan Monday congratulated shooter Gagan Narang on his winning the first medal for India at the ongoing London Olympics.Gagan won the bronze ... Read more...

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Haryana announces Rs.1 crore for Gagan Narang


July 30th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 30 (IANS) The Haryana government Monday announced a reward of Rs.one crore for shooter Gagan Narang for winning a bronze medal for the country in the 10-metre Air ... Read more...

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After hockey, shooting is India’s most successful Olympic sport


July 30th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) Shooting Monday became the second sport after men's hockey to fetch India more than two medals down the years at the Olympics, with the success ... Read more...

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Olympics: Kashyap shines on a mixed day for Indian badminton (Roundup)


July 29th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Parupalli Kashyap was the lone bright spot for Indian badminton on a day when the highly-rated women's doubles pair and the mixed doubles team lost their ... Read more...

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Olympics: Indian boxer Jai Bhagwan starts campaign against Allisop


July 28th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Indian boxer Jai Bhagwan will begin his Olympic journey when he faces Andrique Allisop of Seychelles in the first round of the lightweight category (60 kg) ... Read more...

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CWG scam: Bhanot calls CBI case prejudiced


July 27th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Lalit Bhanot, the former secretary-general of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee, Friday told a special CBI court hearing a corruption case against him that ... Read more...

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North-Eastern council announces rewards for Olympic medallists


July 27th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 27 (IANS) The regional planning body North Eastern Council (NEC) has announced cash rewards for the London Olympics medal winners belonging to the country's north-east region, an official ... Read more...

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Olympics: India hope to get lion’s share from the ranges (Preview)


July 27th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Indian shooters will be looking to improve their Beijing Games performance when they start their London Olympics campaign at the Royal Artillery Barracks here Saturday. ... Read more...

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Goa mulls law barring politicians from sports bodies


July 27th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 26 (IANS) The Goa government could soon bring a law banning active politicians from heading sports associations, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Thursday said."Sports should be left to ... Read more...

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CWG graft: Bhanot denies financial role


July 26th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Lalit Bhanot, former secretary-general of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee, Thursday told a Delhi court hearing a graft case against him that he enjoyed ... Read more...

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Nothing to lose at the Olympics: Jai Bhagwan


July 26th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) A late bloomer in the world of boxing, Jai Bhagwan took rapid strides to get to the pinnacle of sport in the country. In his ... Read more...

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Maken lauds court’s decision on Kalmadi


July 25th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) India's sports Minister Ajay Maken Wednesday lauded the Delhi High Court's decision of barring Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Suresh Kalmadi from attending the Olympic ... Read more...

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Bhanot opposes charges in CWG graft case (Lead)


July 24th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Former secretary-general of the Commonwealth Games (CWG)organising committee Lalit Bhanot Tuesday opposed in a Delhi special court the charges against him in a corruption case ... Read more...

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Court to decide Wednesday on Kalmadi’s London visit (Lead)


July 24th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court will decide Wednesday whether to allow sacked Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi, an accused in a graft case, to ... Read more...

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I was lucky to qualify for the Olympics: Kashyap (Interview)


July 24th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Deserving athletes have sometimes failed to make it to the Olympics and others have found themselves there by quirk of fate. India's badminton star Parupalli ... Read more...

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Court to decide Wednesday on Kalmadi’s London visit


July 24th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court will decide Wednesday whether to allow sacked Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi, an accused in a graft case, to ... Read more...

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Indian coach asks shooters to make the best of pressure


July 23rd, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) India's chief shooting coach Sunny Thomas asked his shooters to shoot with pressure and not against it if they want to win a medal at ... Read more...

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India at Olympics: Indians abroad have high expectations (With Image)


July 21st, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
No matter where they live in the world, non-resident Indians, particularly the older generation, will cheer for Indian participants at the London Olympics. Even those born in their countries of residence ... Read more...

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Win international sports medal, get promoted


July 20th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The government has decided to give out of turn promotions to sportspersons who win medals in international events like Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games ... Read more...

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Court notice to Kalmadi over London visit (Second Lead)


July 18th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi, an accused in a corruption case, on a plea ... Read more...

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