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India at Olympics: Indians abroad have high expectations (With Image)


July 21st, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
No matter where they live in the world, non-resident Indians, particularly the older generation, will cheer for Indian participants at the London Olympics. Even those born in their countries of residence ... Read more...

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BJD wins in Odisha


March 21st, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 21 (IANS) Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Wednesday won the Athagarh assembly by-election, defeating the Congress by over 47,000 votes.Former sports minister Ranendra Pratap Swain got ... Read more...

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Aiyar hits back at Maken


September 9th, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Congress MP Mani Shankar Aiyar Friday hit back at Sports Minister Ajay Maken, questioning his intellectual capability after the latter targetted him for delays ... Read more...

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Former ministers had raised issues on CWG spending: Maken


August 11th, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Sports minister Ajay Maken said Thursday that his predecessors had raised several issues related to the preparations of the Commonwealth Games, including "lack of accountable ... Read more...

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CAG questions Kalmadi’s role as OC chairman


August 5th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) Friday raised questions on the role of controversial Suresh Kalmadi as the chairman of the Commonwealth ... Read more...

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Maken’s comment on Kalmadi misleading, says BJP


August 3rd, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday termed as "misleading" Sports Minister Ajay Maken's claim that the National Democratic Alliance government had picked Suresh Kalmadi ... Read more...

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Indian designer bags Asian Achievers Award (With Image)


July 15th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Indian designer Pria Kataaria Puri has received the Asian Achievers Award for her distinctive contribution to the fashion industry. The award -- presented at ... Read more...

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Chidambaram never acknowledged my CWG letters on graft: Aiyar


July 4th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Former sports minister Mani Shankar Aiyar has blamed former finance minister P. Chidambaram for not taking cognizance of his letters that warned about alleged ... Read more...

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Dhindsa steps down as cycling federation chief


April 26th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa stepped down Tuesday as the president of the Cycle Federation of India (CFI), ending his 15-year tenure in the sport's top governing ... Read more...

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Dikshit refuses to comment on Kalmadi’s arrest


April 25th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday refused to comment on the arrest of Suresh Kalmadi, former chairman of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (OC).Kalmadi was ... Read more...

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Indians in Trinidad and Tobago exult over World Cup win


April 4th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Port-of-Spain, April 4 (IANS) The Indian diaspora in Trinidad and Tobago was overjoyed at India's win in the cricket World Cup, with the news being splashed across the newspapers here. ... Read more...

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Dikshit doesn’t respond to Kalmadi charges


February 25th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Friday refused to respond to comments by former Commonwealth Games spearhead Suresh Kalmadi that the CBI must summon her too on corruption ... Read more...

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Christie Brinkley Roped In To Play Broadway Role


February 8th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Feb 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) All the ardent followers of the supermodel Christie Brinkley are in for an added treat very soon when the famed Sports Illustrated model makes an appearance ... Read more...

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India should not have hosted Games, says Aiyar (Lead)


October 16th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Congress MP and former sports minister Mani Shankar Aiyar, the most vocal critic of the Commonwealth Games, still insists that India should not have hosted the ... Read more...

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Aiyar insists Games should not have been held


October 16th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Congress MP and former sports minister Mani Shankar Aiyar, the most vocal critic of the just ended Commonwealth Games, still insists India should have never hosted ... Read more...

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Swimsuit model Marisa Miller has been named as the spokesperson for NFL


October 12th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Oct 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The National Football League in the United States has announced that the former Sports Illustrated model, Marisa Miller is the new spokesperson for the organization.According ... Read more...

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R.K. Anand booked for graft in National Games purchases


October 6th, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Oct 6 (IANS) A first information report (FIR) has been lodged against Jharkhand Olympic Association (JOA) president R.K. Anand and three others for corruption in purchase of equipments for the 34th ... Read more...

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No Games inaugural invite for P.T. Usha


October 3rd, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode (Kerala), Oct 3 (IANS) Former sprint queen P.T. Usha is upset over not being invited to the inaugural ceremony of the Commonwealth Games and maintains she has not received any e-mail ... Read more...

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Ayodhya verdict gets mixed review at Durban meet


October 1st, 2010 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Laskhmi Krishnakumar Durban, Oct 1 (IANS) The Ayodhya verdict was a hot topic at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas-Africa (PBD-Africa) here, with a majority of the diaspora giving a thumbs up ... Read more...

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Hang me if I’m proved guilty: Kalmadi


September 28th, 2010 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) "Hang me if I am proved guilty," Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi declared dramatically Monday, even as he ruled out his resignation on the graft ... Read more...

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Games anthem now more peppy, shorter, tighter: Prasoon Joshi


September 16th, 2010 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) A.R. Rahman's theme song for the Commonwealth Games (CWG) "Jiyo Utho Badho Jeeto" has been tweaked to be made more "peppy, shorter and tighter", revealed adman-turned-lyricist Prasoon ... Read more...

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Ex-sports official lifts lid on East German doping regime


September 15th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.15 (ANI): A former sports official has acknowledged that there was widespread state-sponsored doping in Communist-dominant East Germany in the 1970s.Thomas Koehler has revealed this fact in his book "Two Sides ... Read more...

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CWG lyricist fights criticism, says not reworking song


September 3rd, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) A.R. Rahman's theme song for the Commonwealth Games (CWG) "Jiyo Utho Badho Jeeto" has been widely panned as just average, but lyricist Mehboob defends his work ... Read more...

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CWG Scam: Aiyar says ‘no one is indispensable’


August 10th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 10 (ANI): Former Sports Minister and Congress MP Mani Shankar Aiyar on Tuesday reacting on corruption charges against the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee hinted at the removal of ... Read more...

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Now book slams CWG, puns on ‘Common v/s Wealth’


August 6th, 2010 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) After coming under fire from several quarters over allegations of corruption, the upcoming Commonwealth Games and its organisers came in for more criticism -- this time ... Read more...

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India will be ready for Games: Sports Minister (Lead)


August 5th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Declaring that "India will get there", India's Sports Minister M.S. Gill told parliament Thursday that the stadia and other infrastructure will be ready much before ... Read more...

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Stadia will be ready, says Gill


August 5th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Declaring that "India will get there", Minister of Sports M.S. Gill told the Rajya Sabha Thursday that the stadia and other infrastructure will be ready before ... Read more...

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Aiyar breaks silence, suggests special committee to oversee Games


August 4th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Breaking his vow of silence over the Commonwealth Games, Rajya Sabha MP Mani Shankar Aiyar Wednesday suggested that a high-level committee be set up to ensure ... Read more...

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Rs.11,490 crore spent on Games: Government


July 29th, 2010 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The expenditure being incurred for the Commonwealth Games is around Rs.11,490 crore, Sports and Youth Affairs Minister M.S.Gill Thursday told parliament. In a written reply in the ... Read more...

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Rooney wins 4.3 million pound lawsuit bid by Proactive


July 16th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 16(ANI): England and Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has defeated attempts by his former sports management firm, Proactive, to sue him for 4.3 million pounds. Rooney was accused of withholding ... Read more...

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Pat O’Brien to write his memoirs and talk about his divorce and rehab stint


July 1st, 2010 - 9:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Jul 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Pat O’Brien has been a familiar face on US television for a long time.He has candidly talked about his colorful life in his autobiography, which ... Read more...

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Sarkozy wants French football fiasco to lead to changes


June 21st, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 21 (DPA) As French football suffers its blackest hour, President Nicolas Sarkozy is demanding that an accounting be made of the side's World Cup fiasco, an advisor to the ... Read more...

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Sports ministry takes on Kalmadi, limits tenures of office bearers


May 2nd, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The sports ministry Sunday imposed limits on the tenures of office bearers of recognised National Sports Federations (NSFs) and the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) -- as a ... Read more...

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Move CWG to Jharkhand to end Maoism: Aiyar


April 24th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member Mani Shankar Aiyar Saturday said that if the Commonwealth Games (CWG) were moved to the Jharkhand forests, it would end ... Read more...

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Marvell Scott Denies Charges Of Rape, Pleads Not Guilty


February 24th, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri DeyNew York, Feb 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Former sports reporter Marvell Scott has claimed that he was not involved in the rape of the 14-year old girl that he has been ... Read more...

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