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14 Pakistanis sign up for Hockey India League auction


September 9th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) The vastly experienced Sohail Abbas is among 14 Pakistan hockey stars who have signed up for the inaugural Hockey India League to be held from ... Read more...

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Russia unhappy at not winning weightlifting gold


August 16th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 16 (IANS) Russia's failure to win a gold in the weightlifting competition at the London Olympics was "uncomfortable" but not the fault of the coaching staff, the head ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia threatens to quit Olympics


July 27th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has threatened to withdraw from the Olympics unless a female judo athlete was allowed to wear her headscarf in competition, The Telegraph reported Friday.The ... Read more...

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Won’t go to Olympics as a reserve: Kuznetsova


June 25th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 25 (IANS) Svetlana Kuznetsova has no plans to travel to London as a reserve in the Russian Olympic tennis team despite being selected for the role.Russian Tennis ... Read more...

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IIT Delhi also revolts, to conduct own exam (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-Delhi) Thursday also revolted against the human resource development ministry's move for a common entrance test and decided to hold ... Read more...

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IIT Delhi also rejects CET, to have own exam


June 21st, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-Delhi) too Thursday rejected the government's proposal of a single entrance test and instead decided to conduct a separate test."We ... Read more...

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What’s the hurry to bring common entrance test: IIT faculty


June 11th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Upset over the common entrance test (CET) to Indian Institutes of Technology proposed by the human resource development ministry, the national body of IIT ... Read more...

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Azerbaijan joins Georgia in joint bidding for Euro 2020


May 26th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Tbilisi (Georgia), May 26 (IANS) Georgia welcomed Azerbaijan's decision to join it in jointly bidding for the 2020 European Football Championship. "Joint bid will ease efforts to overcome challenges related ... Read more...

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Squash players campaign for Olympic spot


May 18th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 18 (IANS) Dipika Pallikal, the highest ranked Indian along with other leading players, including World No.1 Nicol David (women) and James Willstrop (men), have came together at the ... Read more...

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India’s Negi is Asian chess champion


May 14th, 2012 - 1:53 am ICT by IANS
Ho Chi Minh City, May 14 (IANS) Indian Grand Master Parimarjan Negi and Irene Sukandar of Indonesia emerged champions of the Asian Continental Open and Women's championships respectively here Sunday.Negi ... Read more...

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133 million have no access to optometrist


March 22nd, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) A total of 133 million Indians have no access to an optometrist to get eye examination and spectacles, Indian Optometry Federation president Rajesh Wadhwa said ... Read more...

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Sleeping giant India is slowly waking up: Blatter


March 9th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) FIFA president Sepp Blatter Friday said "sleeping giant" India is slowly waking up and promised that he won't leave football's world body until the ... Read more...

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Talking while driving? Beware of huge fines and jail (Second Lead)


March 1st, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) If you use a mobile or iPad while driving, beware. You will have to cough up Rs.500 as penalty. And if the offence is repeated, ... Read more...

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Sehajdhari Sikhs want cancellation of SGPC poll


December 21st, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 21 (IANS) A day after the Punjab and Haryana High Court quashed a 2003 notification of the central government barring Sehajdhari Sikhs from voting in Shiromani Gurdwara ... Read more...

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Western Uttar Pradesh backs Mayawati


November 22nd, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad/Noida, Nov 22 (IANS) Residents of western Uttar Pradesh have overwhelmingly supported Chief Minister Mayawati's move to break up Uttar Pradesh into four states.Ghaziabad Bar Association president Rakesh Tyagi ... Read more...

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FIFA bans Jamaica chief for six months


October 15th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Zurich, Oct 15 (IANS/CMC) Football's world governing body FIFA has slapped a six-month ban on Jamaica Football Federation president Captain Horace Burrell for his role in the cash-for-vote scandal and also ... Read more...

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Shakeel Abbasi to lead Pakistan hockey team, Sohail Abbas back


October 11th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Oct 11 (IANS) Shakeel Abbasi has replaced the ailing Mohammad Imran as the captain of the Pakistani hockey team for the tri-series in Australia.The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has ... Read more...

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Paes wants to be AIFF brand ambassador


September 27th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 27 (IANS) Tennis star Leander Paes is keen to become an ambassador for the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to help in the game's growth in the country."...I ... Read more...

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Suspended Caribbean soccer official to face FIFA graft probe Friday


September 20th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Zurich, Sep 20 (IANS/CMC) Colin Klass, the suspended vice president of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU), will appear before a FIFA Ethics Committee hearing Friday.The Guyana Football Federation president was suspended ... Read more...

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Yaroslavl ice hockey team wiped out in plane crash


September 8th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 8 (IANS) One player and a crew member were critically injured but survived Wednesday's crash of a plane carrying a top Russian ice hockey team at the central ... Read more...

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Spanish coach to stay on till 2014 Football World Cup


September 8th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 8 (IANS) Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has confirmed that he would continue in his position until the 2014 Football World Cup finals in Brazil.Del Bosque was speaking ... Read more...

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Anand to defend world title in Chennai


July 13th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 13 (IANS) Chennai will host the World Chess Championship title match between defending champion Viswanathan Anand and Boris Gelfand of Israel in April-May next year.Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha ... Read more...

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Squash among the sports to be considered for 2020 Olympic Programme


July 5th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 5 (IANS) Squash received a big boost in its attempt to become a medal sport at the Olympic Games when it was included in the shortlist of sports ... Read more...

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Regulate iron ore prices, say Orissa steel producers


May 24th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) The central government should regulate iron ore prices to save the steel industry, producers from Orissa said here Tuesday."Iron ore is a national resource on which ... Read more...

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US-based coach to train Pakistan’s Davis Cup team


April 10th, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, April 10(ANI): US-based tennis coach Jalil Riaz will arrive in Pakistan in June to train the team for the Davis Cup scheduled to be held in July, Pakistan Tennis Federation ... Read more...

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Malaysian PM applauds ethnic Indian player via Twitter


January 18th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 18 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak has congratulated national hockey goalkeeper and ethnic Indian S. Kumar on being named Asia's best player for 2010 - through ... Read more...

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World Cup 2022 Bid Won By Qatar, USA Fumes


December 3rd, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dec 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) United States President Barack Obama has severely criticized the decision of FIFA to select Qatar as the host of the 2022 World Cup over USA. He ... Read more...

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AIFF chief Patel ‘congratulates’ Colaco


December 2nd, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) A day after former general secretary of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Alberto Colaco was accused of nominating himself for the prestigious Asian Football Confederation (AFC) ... Read more...

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Post CWG, big party awaits volunteers


October 16th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) On Saturday, when Commonwealth Games volunteers went to the Organising Committee headquarters to collect their certificates, a pleasant surprise awaited them - a big get-together has been ... Read more...

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Delhi is left with rich legacy, says Fennell (Second Lead)


October 15th, 2010 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Commonwealth Games Federation president Michael Fennell Thursday complimented the organisers for hosting a "outstanding" and "exceptional" Games and said "Delhi is left with rich legacy"."Today we bring ... Read more...

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Trecia Smith of Jamaica gets David Dixon award (Lead)


October 14th, 2010 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Jamaican triple jumper Trecia Smith got the David Dixon Award as the most outstanding athlete of the Commonwealth Games here Thursday.Trecia's name was announced by Commonwealth Games ... Read more...

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Delhi delivered an exceptional Games: Fennel (Lead)


October 14th, 2010 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Commonwealth Games Federation president Michael Fennel Thursday paid handsome tributes to Delhi for "delivering an exceptional Games"."You have delivered a truly exceptional Games. Thank you Delhi!" ... Read more...

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Loudest cheers for Manmohan Singh


October 14th, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Guess who got the loudest cheers at the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games here Thursday? Prime Minister Manmohan Singh!Spectators roared as Manmohan Singh and his ... Read more...

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Timeline of the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony


October 14th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Timeline of the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Thursday.1430: Gates open for the spectators 1730: Pre-show (duration 40 minutes)1900: Announcement and ... Read more...

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Delhi has performed: Fennel


October 14th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Commonwealth Games Federation president Michael Fennel Thursday commended Delhi, the host city for the 2010 Games, for its arrangements and paid tribute to Delhiites for their cooperation ... Read more...

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