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World T20: South Africa send Zimbabwe packing (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Hambantota, Sep 20 (IANS) South Africa cantered to a 10-wicket win over Zimbabwe, knocking them out of the World Twenty20 Championship, in a Group C encounter at the Mahinda Rajapaksa ... Read more...

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Next year will be my last on Tour: Bhupathi


September 18th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Tennis veteran Mahesh Bhupathi Tuesday made the All India Tennis Association (AITA) decision to ban him for two years look silly by announcing that next year ... Read more...

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Bhupathi lashes out at AITA


September 18th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) India tennis veteran Mahesh Bhupathi Tuesday launched a scathing attack on the All India Tennis Association (AITA), saying its administration is detrimental to growth of sport ... Read more...

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Malaria morbidity set to rise in Goa


September 4th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 4 (IANS) The mosquito has been making a big buzz in Goa, hogging space in the media. The coastal state expects to see a larger number of malaria ... Read more...

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Land scam case against me is baseless: Achuthanandan


August 17th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 17 (IANS) Former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan said Friday that the ongoing vigilance case against him for alleged misuse of office to transfer land in Kasargode district ... Read more...

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BJP tries to mop up votes with sops (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


July 20th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 20 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and five-time former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh's fears have come true. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seems to have ... Read more...

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Chinese tightrope walker survives high wire fall


July 9th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Hunan, July 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Chinese stuntman Aisikaier Wubulikasimu ought to thank his lucky stars that he survived after a high wire fall, above a gorge.Aisikaier Wubulikasimu was walking 650 feet above ... Read more...

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Vigilance quizzes Achuthanandan in land transfer case


June 23rd, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jun 23 (IANS) A team of vigilance department officials Saturday arrived at the official residence of former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan to quiz him on the controversial land ... Read more...

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Minors kill grandmother to get cash for betting; 5 held


June 21st, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 21 (IANS) The Goa Police have claimed to have solved the murder of a 65-year-old woman with the arrest of five people, including two of her grandchildren. The ... Read more...

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Tatra deal: BEML to sue ex-army chief for defemation


June 1st, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 1 (IANS) State-run defence behemoth BEML will sue former Indian Army chief Gen. V.K. Singh for defamation for terming its Tatra heavy-duty trucks sub-standard and saying they ... Read more...

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royal challengers keep playoffs hopes alive (Preview)


May 13th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 13 (IANS) Two-time runners-up Royal Challengers Bangalore are keeping hopes of a place in the play-offs alive as they take on Mumbai Indians Monday in a crucial ... Read more...

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De Villiers wins hearts, gives his MOM award to Apanna


April 24th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur April 24 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore's star batsman AB de Villiers handed over his Man of the Match award to left-arm spinner K.P.Appanna, saying the youngster was the main ... Read more...

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We didn’t bat intelligently towards the end: Gambhir


April 15th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir blasted his batsmen, saying they lacked intelligence towards the fag end of the innings as his team slumped to a ... Read more...

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Important bills for budget session (With Coalition hiccups come to the fore in parliament)


April 1st, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) With the first half of the budget session dedicated to financial business, the government has atleast 39 bills pending from previous sessions for passing ... Read more...

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I-League: Dempo hold Mohun Bagan


April 1st, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) Dempo Sports Club held Mohun Bagan 2-2 in a crucial I-League clash at the Salt Lake Stadium Sunday. The draw helped Dempo top the table with ... Read more...

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Ian Chappell says Lara better than Ponting and Tendulkar


January 31st, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 31 (IANS) Former Australian captain Ian Chappell rates Brian Lara as a superior batsman to the resurgent Ricky Ponting and little master Sachin Tendulkar.Chappell says Lara's ability ... Read more...

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Salgaocar hold Dempo 0-0 in I-League


January 29th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Fatorda (Goa), Jan 29 (IANS) Dempo Sports Club and Salgaocar SC entertained in a goalless derby of I-League football at the Nehru Stadium here Sunday.In a match where both teams ... Read more...

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Don’t try honest Achuthanandan, Karat warns Kerala government


January 20th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat Friday warned the Congress-led Kerala government that people of the southern state will give a befitting response ... Read more...

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Don’t know where Indian cricket is headed: Warner


January 13th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Jan 13 (IANS) Australian opener David Warner said Friday that he fears about the future of Indian cricket once batting greats like Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid, who ... Read more...

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Accuse Achuthanandan in land scam case, says vigilance


January 11th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 11 (IANS) An ongoing vigilance probe, in a case of land transferred to a relative of CPI-M leader and former chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan, has recommended that the ... Read more...

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Tag of ‘poor tourists’ may haunt India again, fears Ganguly


January 11th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 11 (IANS) Former India captain Sourav Ganguly fears that the cricket team will be dubbed poor tourists again as some of the big names in Indian cricket ... Read more...

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Chandra visited Raja’s office: 2G case witness (Lead)


January 4th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Aseervartham Achary, ex-aide of jailed former communications minister A. Raja, Wednesday told a special court hearing the 2G case that Unitech's Sanjay Chandra, a co-accused ... Read more...

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Indian economy hit by high inflation, slowing growth (2011 in Retrospect)


December 28th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Even though India performed better than most emerging economies despite the global economic slowdown and the Eurozone crisis, 2011 for it was largely marked ... Read more...

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Congress points to Marxist-BJP ‘unholy alliance’ in Kerala


November 15th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 15 (IANS) The Congress in Kerala Tuesday alleged there is a strong, secret alliance between the state units of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and the ... Read more...

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Living out of a suitcase, Formula One style


October 30th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, Oct 30 (IANS) A Formula One season can be demanding. Teams virtually live out of a suitcase and the drivers and crew are looked after with a lot ... Read more...

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2006 Chandy deal: Heated debate, walkout in Kerala assembly


October 25th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 25 (IANS) The Kerala assembly witnessed over two hours of heated debate followed by an opposition walkout Tuesday over a 2006 decision by Oommen Chandy to set up ... Read more...

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New venues invariably slotted at end


October 25th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, Oct 25 (IANS) Historically, new venues that made it to the Formula One series, barring Abu Dhabi, have featured at the fag end of the calendar in their ... Read more...

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2G scam: Framing of charges against 17 accused Saturday


October 21st, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special court here hearing the 2G spectrum allocation scam will pronounce its order on framing of charges against former ... Read more...

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Township must be named after Jyoti Basu: Left


October 21st, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) The opposition Left Front (LF) Friday demanded that the West Bengal government reverse its move to scrap the renaming of North 24 Parganas district's Rajarhat ... Read more...

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Cricket fervour missing, but6 India get big cheer (Sidelights)


October 14th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 14 (IANS) Too much cricket appears to be not only taking its toll on players but also killing fans' enthusiasm. The usual frenzy around the sport ... Read more...

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Shooting fish prices eating into Goan festivities


September 6th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 6 (IANS) Even Lord Ganesh, the 'vanquisher of troubles', could not come to the rescue of the average fish-loving Goan this Ganesh Chaturthi as fish prices first hit ... Read more...

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Buchi Babu cricket: Karnataka, Baroda make merry


August 20th, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 20 (IANS) It rained runs in the All-India Buchi Babu cricket tournament here Saturday as majority of the bowlers toiled for meagre returns with Baroda and Karnataka ... Read more...

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In quest of a larger Bengali identity (IANS Books)


July 31st, 2011 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
Book: "Land of Two Rivers: A History of Bengal from the Mahabharata to Mujib"; Author: Nitish Sengupta; Publisher: Penguin India; Price: Rs.650; Pages: 639Not many Bengali-speaking people know of the ... Read more...

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Dropping names: Intellectuals divided on renaming West Bengal


July 10th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 10 (IANS) Will it be 'Bongo' or 'Bangla' or 'Bongodesh'? West Bengal is getting the blues over a proposed re-naming of the state as new Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Marxists-Mamata agree: name change could be game change (Lead)


July 7th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) For perfectly practical reasons, and not so much sentimental ones, West Bengal could be in for a name change. And it's an issue that has ... Read more...

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