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Medvedev lauds ‘courageous’ Russian paralympians


September 11th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has lauded the country's "courageous" achievements at the London Paralympics.Monumental efforts particularly in athletics, where 19 gold were won, and ... Read more...

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Five Paralympic golds leave Savchenko incredulous


September 8th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Winning five gold medals in the London 2012 Paralympic pool has left swimmer Oksana Savchenko incredulous.The 21-year-old Russian set a new world record to claim ... Read more...

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Antony awards Rs.30 lakh to silver medallist Vijay Kumar


August 17th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Friday presented a cash reward of Rs.30 lakh to Vijay Kumar, who won a silver medal in the 25-metre rapid fire ... Read more...

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Olympic Kayak single gold for Hungary


August 9th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Hungary's five-time world champion in various disciplines Danuta Kozak took Olympic gold in the women's kayak single Thursday.Kozak overtook defending Olympic champion Inna Osypenko-Radomska of ... 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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Putin wants Russian Olympic performance’s review


August 8th, 2012 - 3:52 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 8 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the performance of the country's delegation in the London Olympics should be assessed after the games."We must take a look ... Read more...

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Glad to see Olympics medal tally increasing: Big B


August 7th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 7 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has hailed Indian woman boxer Mary Kom's Olympics win and says he is glad to see India's medal tally increasing over the ... Read more...

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Olympic diving: Chinese divers eye 1-2 finish in women’s springboard


August 5th, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) China's Olympic diving champion He Zi said she hopes to join hands with favourite Wu Minxia to sweep gold and silver in women's 3m springboard final ... Read more...

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Olympic tennis: Tradition takes back seat at All England Club


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) The "home of tennis" is known for its tradition and strict adherence to rules, but during the Olympic Games the venue is looking noticeably different.Gone are ... Read more...

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Narang’s medal will inspire other Indian athletes: Maken


July 30th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) Union Sports Minister Ajay Maken Sunday congratulated shooter Gagan Narang for winning India's first medal at the London Olympics and said his bronze will inspire ... Read more...

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142 Indian contingent for London Olympics


July 19th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The sports ministry Thursday approved a 142-member Indian contingent, comprising 81 athletes and 36 coaches, for the London Olympics.While approving the Indian contingent, the ministry ... Read more...

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Madagascar to send seven athletes to London Olympics


July 19th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Antananarivo (Madagascar), July 19 (IANS) Seven athletes will represent Madagascar at the London Olympics, official from the island country's Olympic Committee has said.The president of Madagascar's Olympic Committee, Siteny Andriasoloniaiko, ... Read more...

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West Indies eye series win against Black Caps


July 5th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), July 5 (IANS/CMC) Following a series of up-and-down performances in recent months, West Indies captain Darren Sammy called for consistency ahead of the five-match One-day International (ODI) series ... Read more...

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Pakistani scholarships for 600 Afghan students


July 1st, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 1 (IANS) Pakistan is offering 600 scholarships for Afghan students to enable them to study different disciplines at prominent institutions.Pakistan has been offering fully funded scholarships since 2009, ... Read more...

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IOA gives advance payment to 16 hockey players


June 26th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has paid Rs.100,000 each to 16 hockey players as part of the sponsorship money promised to the athletes heading to ... Read more...

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Olympic shooting test event held in London


April 19th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 19 (IANS) The shooting test event for the 2012 London Olympic Games is being held in the Royal Artillery Barracks range here, adding to the festive atmosphere as ... Read more...

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Chinese daily stresses political discipline


April 10th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 10 (IANS) A commentary published Tuesday in the official newspaper of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) has stressed strict political discipline and the party's absolute leadership over the ... Read more...

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Myanmar to host Southeast Asian Games


March 25th, 2012 - 3:37 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, March 25 (IANS) Myanmar will host the 27th Southeast Asian Games next year that will see participation from 11 regional countries.This will be the third time the country will ... Read more...

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India spends Rs.123.73 crores on Olympics preparations


March 13th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Sports Minster Ajay Maken Tuesday said Rs.123.73 crores have been spent so far on training athletes for the 2012 London Olympics."Till 29th February, 2012, approximately ... Read more...

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I’ll be married this year: Aniston


March 13th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, March 13 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Aniston has reportedly instructed boyfriend Justin Theroux to marry her or end the relationship.The 43-year-old also says that running after her new ... Read more...

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Maharashtra awards state kabaddi players for World Cup win


March 7th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) In a gesture aimed at encouraging sports other than cricket, Maharashtra government Wednesday awarded Rs.10 million to each of the three players from the state who ... Read more...

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Aniston plans to settle down


February 28th, 2012 - 2:45 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 28 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Aniston is reportedly planning to get married to beau Justin Theroux by the end of this year.The 43-year-old actress has apparently told friends ... Read more...

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Australia to have smallest Olympics squad in 20 years


February 24th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 24 (IANS) Australia will have their smallest squad at the forthcoming Olympics since the 1992 Barcelona edition.With the football team not qualifying for the London Olympics, the Australia ... Read more...

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Kerala Science Congress to focus on climate change


January 28th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kottayam (Kerala), Jan 28 (IANS) The three-day 24th Kerala Science Congress begins here Sunday with a special focus on climate change and the state's plantation crops."The science congress is expected ... Read more...

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Five suspended for sleeping at meeting in China


December 9th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 9 (IANS) Five officials in China's Shanxi province have been suspended for reading newspapers or dozing off during a meeting, authorities said Friday.The five officials were given the ... Read more...

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FMSCI not to be blamed for Buddh Circuit’s lockdown: Chandhok


November 9th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 9 (IANS) The Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) has nothing to do with the decision of the owners of the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) to ... Read more...

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We don’t have a sporting culture: Abhinav Bindra


October 24th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Olympic gold medalist-turned-writer Abhinav Bindra, whose shots have rarely missed the bull's eye, says India does not have a long-range sports policy and culture ... Read more...

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Maldives to host second South Asian Beach Games


October 13th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 13 (IANS) Maldives will host the second South Asian Beach Games in 2013, the South Asian Olympic Council (SAOC) confirmed.The decision was taken at the SAOC meeting at ... Read more...

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Gillespie to move to Zimbabwe to coach MidWest Rhinos


August 28th, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Aug 28 (IANS) Former Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie is moving from Adelaide to central Zimbabwe as the head coach of Kwekwe-based MidWest Rhinos cricket team.The 36-year-old Gillespie along ... Read more...

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4,500 MBBS seats added: Azad


August 2nd, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Easing of norms in medical colleges has resulted in addition of approximately 4,500 seats in MBBS courses, while nearly 6,400 seats have been increased at ... Read more...

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Sports ministry de-merges NIS Patiala from SAI


July 20th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The sports ministry Tuesday de-merged the National Institute of Sports (NIS) from its parent body the Sports Authority of India (SAI) after six of the ... Read more...

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Sports activities to fetch Haryana school kids extra marks


May 29th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 29 (IANS) Haryana school students who participate and excel in sporting disciplines will earn points for use in their annual assessment, a minister said Sunday.Haryana Education Minister Geeta ... Read more...

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A tough assignment for Daredevils against Super Kings: Shipperd


May 11th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 11 (IANS) While admitting that the Delhi Daredevils were struggling to fire as a unit and depended too much on individual performances, coach Greg Shipperd was still ... Read more...

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Warner’s wicket was crucial: Christian


April 19th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Deccan Chargers all-rounder Daniel Christian said the wicket of dangerous Delhi Daredevils opener David Warner was the turning point in their 16-run victory in Indian ... Read more...

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UAE to enrol one million volunteers for social work


April 16th, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 16 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched a campaign to enlist one million volunteers to work in community programmes related to health, environment, education and ... Read more...

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