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Hiddink rejects Anzhi favorite tag: Europa League


September 20th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Udine (Italy), Sep 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Anzhi Makhachkala coach Guus Hiddink has rejected the tag of bookmakers' favourites to win their Europa League group ahead of Thursday's opener at Udinese.The ... Read more...

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Netherlands open World Cup campaign with win


September 8th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, Sep 8 (IANS) World Cup runners-up the Netherlands opened their World Cup 2014 qualifying campaign with a 2-0 win over Turkey here.After the early disappointing Euro 2012 exit, Louis ... Read more...

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Capello blasts sluggish Russia


September 8th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia failed to live up to coach Fabio Capello's hopes for a high-tempo flowing game when they beat Northern Ireland 2-0 in their opening World ... Read more...

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Portugal is Russia’s group nemesis


September 8th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, Sep 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's two World Cup qualifiers against Portugal will decide the winner of Group F, former Russian goalkeeper Vyacheslav Malafeev said.But the 33-year-old Zenit St. ... Read more...

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Brazilian goalkeeper Cesar signs with QPR


August 29th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 29 (IANS) Former Brazil international goalkeeper Julio Cesar has reportedly signed a four-year contract with English Premier League side Queens Park Rangers (QPR).The 32-year-old's move to ... Read more...

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Sneijder named captain of Dutch football team


August 15th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, Aug 15 (IANS) Wesley Sneijder has replaced Mark van Bommel as the new captain of the Dutch football team, head coach Louis van Gaal announced ahead of Wednesday's ... Read more...

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Ben Affleck to direct ‘Justice League’


August 9th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Aug 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Rumor has it that Ben Affleck might direct the movie ‘Justice League’. This comes after Christopher Nolan declared himself out of the running and Warner Bros ... Read more...

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Paul McCartney unhappy over David Beckham snub


July 25th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Paul McCartney is very unhappy over the fact that footballer David Beckham has been left out of the Olympic squad. Paul also said that David was a ... Read more...

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Mahindra First Choice plans to sell 1 lakh pre-owned cars by 2015


July 21st, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) Mahindra First Choice Wheels, one of India's largest multi-brand pre-owned car companies, is planning to sell one lakh vehicles by 2015 and 45,000 by the end ... Read more...

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Could not leave farmers for vice presidential poll: Sharad Yadav


July 17th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Janata Dal-United chief Sharad Yadav Tuesday said he did not contest the vice presidential election because he did not want to leave the farmers."They ... Read more...

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Brazil to play three strikers at Olympics


July 17th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 17 (IANS) Brazilian coach Mano Menezes has confirmed plans for attacking with three strikers at the London Olympics' football competition.Menezes said forwards Neymar, Hulk and ... Read more...

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Indian management students prefer public sector jobs: Study


July 16th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Indian management students prefer to work in public sector firms over private ones due to secure employment environment and high future earnings, followed by MNCs ... Read more...

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Criscito flies to Italy for match-fixing hearing


July 15th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, July 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Zenit St. Petersburg left-back Domenico Criscito flew to Rome Sunday to face match-fixing questions from the Italian football federation.Criscito was dropped from Italy's Euro 2012 ... 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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Railway stations to have coin vending machines by August


July 13th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The next time you are short of change while booking a train ticket, help could be nearby.The railways Friday said it has decided to ... Read more...

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Imran Khan was the first choice for ‘Cocktail’


July 6th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 6 (IANS) Director Homi Adajania says Imran Khan was his first choice for romantic comedy "Cocktail", which has Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone and model Diana Penty."Saif ... Read more...

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Yakubu set to join Chinese club


June 29th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou (China), June 29 (IANS) Blackburn and Nigerian striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni is set to complete his move to Guangzhou R&F; very soon, a top official of the Chinese Super League ... Read more...

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Sangma appeals to NDA allies for support (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Soon after the BJP Thursday announced its support to P.A. Sangma in the presidential poll, the former Lok Sabha speaker appealed to NDA allies ... Read more...

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Blackburn’s Yakubu set to join Chinese club Guangzhou


June 19th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou (China), June 19 (IANS) Blackburn Rovers striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni is set to join the Chinese Super League (CSL) side Guangzhou R and F, a club official confirmed Tuesday."We ... Read more...

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Uruguay striker Abreu considers Botafogo exit


June 19th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 19 (IANS) Uruguay international striker Loco Abreu, stripped of his status as first-choice striker, has admitted he could leave Brazilian club Botafogo.The 35-year-old has scored ... Read more...

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Ex-Brazil keeper Dida set for Portuguesa debut


June 19th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 19 (IANS) Former AC Milan goalkeeper Dida will play his first competitive match in two years Saturday when he makes his debut for Portuguesa in ... Read more...

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Kalam the best candidate for president: Mamata


June 14th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam is the Trinamool Congress' first choice and the "best candidate" for president, party chief Mamata Banerjee announced Thursday."Kalam is ... Read more...

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Pranab is Congress’ first choice for president


June 13th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is the Congress' first choice for president and Vice President Hamid Ansari is second, party chief Sonia Gandhi told West ... Read more...

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Russia’s Akinfeev has knee problem: Advocaat


June 5th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's traditional first-choice goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev is suffering complications from a knee injury, coach Dick Advocaat said Tuesday.Akinfeev's injury makes Zenit St Petersburg's Vyacheslav Malafeev ... Read more...

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Hadawale wanted to make ‘Dekh Indian Circus’ with Rani


May 31st, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 31 (IANS) National Award winning filmmaker Mangesh Hadawale, whose second film "Dekh Indian Circus" has garnered positive response at film festivals, says his first choice for the lead ... Read more...

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Sevilla unveil goalkeeper Diego Lopez


May 28th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 28 (IANS) Sevilla presented former Villarreal goalkeeper Diego Lopez as a new signing for the 2012-2013 season Monday.Lopez is one of the first players to leave Villarreal following ... Read more...

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UP’s record: 20,000 constables transferred


May 15th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 15 (IANS) In the biggest reshuffle till date on a single day, the Uttar Pradesh government Tuesday transferred a whopping 20,324 constables.Officials said the transfers were ordered following ... Read more...

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People search for burial space in Rawalpindi


May 5th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 5 (IANS) People in Pakistan's Rawalpindi city are finding it difficult to bury their dead as they say there is not enough space left for their loved ones ... Read more...

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Ukraine goalkeeper crisis deepens ahead of Euro 2012


May 3rd, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev(Ukraine), May 3 (IANS) Euro 2012 co-hosts Ukraine are facing goalkeeper crisis ahead of the tournament as first-choice goalkeeper Alexander Shovkovskiy was ruled out of action for at least three ... Read more...

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Guardiola humbled by praise from colleagues


May 1st, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 1 (IANS) Barcelona football club coach Pep Guardiola, speaking to the press for the first time since his resignation announcement, thanked his colleagues for praising the work ... Read more...

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CSA to release Botha from central contracts


March 31st, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, March 31 (IANS) Cricket South Africa (CSA) will be releasing Johan Botha from his central contract after the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka in September.The Twenty20 captain said it ... Read more...

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Halle Berry in ‘The Hive’


March 17th, 2012 - 1:57 am ICT by IANS
London, March 17 (IANS) American actress Halle Berry has committed to starring in "The Hive".The actress will take on the lead role in the Brad Anderson directed thriller about a ... Read more...

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Emraan, Vidya team up for ‘Ghanchakkar’


February 20th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Now this one's an 'ooh la la' pairing! Bollywood's serial kisser Emraan Hashmi and "The Dirty Picture" star Vidya Balan have been cast opposite ... Read more...

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Healthy competition benefiting India’s hockey goalkeepers


February 13th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) India's hockey goalkeeper Bharat Chettri and P.R. Sreejesh have said there is only healthy competition between them and they take pride in each other's success.While ... Read more...

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Prayag United beat Chirag Kerala 1-0


January 19th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Riding on the solitary goal by Kayne Vincent, Prayag United defeated Chirag United Kerala 1-0 in the 15th round I-League football match, played at the Salt ... Read more...

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