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Paralympic Games: Brazilian Dias wins 4th swimming gold


September 7th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) Brazilian swimmer Daniel Dias won his fourth gold medal at the London 2012 Paralympics in the 50-meter backstroke (class S5), beating his third world record ... Read more...

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Chelsea not thinking about Club World Cup: Oscar


September 6th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 6 (IANS) Brazil midfielder Oscar says his Chelsea teammates are not yet thinking about a possible showdown with Brazil's Corinthians in December's FIFA Club World Cup ... Read more...

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Man creates a record by eating 191 chicken wings in 12 mins


September 4th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sept 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Wonders never cease to exist. One competitive eater by the name Joey Chestnut managed to eat 191 chicken in 12 minutes only hence becoming the new ... Read more...

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Karan performed ‘puja’ to avoid mishaps on ‘SOT’ sets


September 4th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar reveals that after a few mishaps on the sets of "Student of The Year," the production unit decided to perform a small ... Read more...

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Man Eats 191 Chicken Wings in 12 Min


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Buffalo, Sept 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A man from California broke a record by eating 191 chicken wings in 12 minutes at a National Buffalo Wing festival. The man, Joey Chestnut won the ... Read more...

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Join armed forces, AMU chief says


August 30th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, Aug 30 (IANS) Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) vice chancellor Lt. Gen. Zamir Uddin Shah has urged students to consider armed forces as a profitable career option. Gen Shah said ... Read more...

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Texmaco’s coach unit to be commissioned this fiscal


August 30th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 30 (IANS) Leading wagon manufacturer Texmaco, which is in the process of product diversification, has said that its unit for EMU (electric multiple unit) and metro coaches would ... Read more...

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QPR eyes Zambia’s Emmanuel Mayuka


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Lusaka (Zambia), Aug 22 (IANS) English Premier League side Queens Park Rangers (QPR) are ready to sign Zambian international striker Emmanuel Mayuka following his splendid performance for both the national ... Read more...

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Putin voices support to Russian Paralympic team


August 20th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 20 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday wished success to the Russian Paralympic team, which will leave for London to take part in the 2012 Paralympic Games."Your every ... Read more...

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Olympic cycling: Britain’s Pendleton holds on for keirin gold


August 4th, 2012 - 1:36 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Britain's Victoria Pendleton fought off a determined charge from China's Shuang Guo to win the women's keirin track cycling event here at the Olympics Friday.Pendleton ... Read more...

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Stuck to my plan: Vijay Kumar


August 3rd, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Indian pistol shooter Vijay Kumar said that sticking to his game plan helped him to win the silver medal despite the pressure on him at the ... Read more...

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China grabs third diving gold at London Olympics


July 31st, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) Chinese duo Chen Ruolin and Wang Hao captured gold in women's 10m platform synchro at London Olympics Tuesday, adding the third gold to the diving powerhouse.Chen ... Read more...

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Archery spectators turned away from Lord’s


July 28th, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Hundreds of spectators for the archery event at the London 2012 Olympics Games were turned away from the Lord's cricket ground on the opening day, Friday, ... Read more...

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Indian archers off the mark at Lord’s


July 27th, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Indian archers struggled to find the mark on the opening day of competitions at the London Olympics Friday with the men's trio of Jayanta Talukdar, Tarundeep ... Read more...

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London Olympics: Betting houses offer odds on diverse things


July 27th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There is a chance for those who want to bet at the London Olympics to place their bets. Betting houses situated in London are going to offer ... Read more...

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Olympics: Chinese paddler Zhang says first match crucial


July 27th, 2012 - 3:34 am ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Olympic table tennis top seed Zhang Jike is fully focusing on preparations for his first match, which he said is "very crucial" to his quest for ... Read more...

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Over 100 athletes got London doping bans: WADA


July 26th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The most stringent drug checks in Olympic history have led to the ban of 107 athletes from the London Games, the World Anti-Doping Agency ... Read more...

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Diego Forlan set for Internacional debut


July 24th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, July 24 (IANS) Uruguay international striker Diego Forlan is set to make his debut for Brazilian club Internacional against Vasco da Gama next Saturday.Forlan, who signed a ... Read more...

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Lin Dan seeded second for Olympic badminton draw


July 22nd, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) Currently ranked World No.1, Chinese shuttler Lin Dan is seeded second in the Olympic badminton tournament as the draw will take place Monday at the Olympic ... Read more...

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Sao Paulo signs Assuncao from Atletico Madrid


July 22nd, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 22 (IANS) Brazilian midfielder Paulo Assuncao has joined Sao Paulo on a one-year deal after ending his contract with Spanish football club Atletico Madrid by mutual ... Read more...

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Russian athletes mustn’t ‘fool around’ in London: Medvedev


July 16th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Gorki (Russia), July 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian athletes must ignore the lavish parties and cultural exhibitions at the Olympics and focus on training rather than "fooling around", Prime Minister Dmitry ... Read more...

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Olympic gymnastics champ Yibing suffers knee injury


July 15th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 15 (IANS) Chinese Olympic gymnastics champion Chen Yibing suffered a knee injury while training with the team in Northern Ireland.The 27-year-old Chen, who won gold medals in the ... Read more...

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Pato ready to fight for Olympic berth


July 13th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 13 (IANS) AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato says he is ready to fight for his spot in Brazil's Olympic team.The 22-year-old will be vying with ... Read more...

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Forlan signs with Brazil’s Internacional


July 7th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 7 (IANS) Brazilian club Internacional has signed Uruguay striker Diego Forlan on a three-year contract.The 33-year-old was confirmed as Brazilian football's latest big name recruit on ... Read more...

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‘West Indies favourites for T20 World Cup’


June 28th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 28 (IANS) Australian all-rounder Shane Watson believes that the West Indies will be the team to beat in the ICC Twenty20 World Cup which kicks off in Sri ... Read more...

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Russians to watch London Olympics on street screens


June 22nd, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, June 22 (IANS) The 2012 London Olympics will be broadcast on street screens in several large Russian cities, Russia's national telecom operator Rostelecom said Friday.Rostelecom has also signed ... Read more...

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German coach thanks Mourinho for win


June 10th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Lviv (Ukraine), June 10 (IANS) Germany coach Joachim Loew thanked Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho for playing a crucial role in developing the German players.Loew said he had a chat ... Read more...

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Up to four-year ban for illegal betting: IAAF


May 8th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Monaco, May 8 (IANS) Track and field's governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has said that athletes and officials involved in illegal betting at the Olympic Games ... Read more...

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Students take up fight against smuggling, counterfeiting


April 30th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Thousands of students from almost 100 schools in Delhi and the national capital region are participating in a five-day campaign against smuggling and counterfeiting, organisers ... Read more...

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Most Islamabad private schools have no playground


April 1st, 2012 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 1 (IANS) Though the private school industry has been flourishing in Pakistan, most schools here in the capital have no playgrounds despite high tuition fees being charged from ... Read more...

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Medvedev proposes competitive selection of officials


March 15th, 2012 - 3:32 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev Wednesday said deputy ministers as well as chiefs of federal services could be appointed on a competitive basis."We should proceed from ... Read more...

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Chinese hurdler Liu hints London Games his last


February 18th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Birmingham, Feb 18 (IANS) China's star hurdler Liu Xiang disclosed that this summer's London Games "should be" his last Olympic show."Now, I feel it should be," Liu Xiang, who will ... Read more...

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Junior judo tournament begins in Agra


February 18th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 18 (IANS) While all eyes are on the electoral battle raging in Uttar Pradesh, 900 junior judo champions from 27 Indian states are fighting it out at the ... Read more...

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National Games for handicapped persons


February 16th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) In all, 971 entries have been received for the National-level Games for physically challenged persons to be held here from Feb 17 to 22, according to ... Read more...

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World’s strongest man championship in UAE


February 11th, 2012 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 10 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates will host the World's Strongest Man championship here Sunday.A total of 22 contestants from 23 countries will participate in the three-day ... Read more...

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