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Belarus shot putter Ostapchuk banned for one year


September 11th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Minsk, Sep 11 (IANS) Belarus shot putter Nadezhda Ostapchuk, who had her Olympic title stripped in London for failing a drug test, received a one-year ban Tuesday.Ostapchuk won the gold ... Read more...

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Belarus’ Ostapchuk stripped of gold for doping


August 13th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) Belarus' Nadzeya Ostapchuk was stripped of the women's shot put gold medal at the London Games after she failed a drug test, the International Olympic Committee ... Read more...

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Olympic shot put: Ostapchuk wins gold for Belarus


August 7th, 2012 - 2:47 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) World silver medalist Nadzeya Ostapchuk of Belarus won Olympic gold in the women's shot put Monday.Ostapchuk posted a winning distance of 21.36 in the ... Read more...

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Olympics: Chinese cycling team fined for ignoring orders


August 4th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) Chinese national cycling team was fined 200 CHF (Swiss franc) for failing to respect instructions from the commissaire for standing on the judges' podium, said a ... Read more...

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Olympic cycling: Germany take women’s sprint gold after China demoted


August 3rd, 2012 - 1:32 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) China's Gong Jinjie and Guo Shuang were demoted to the silver medal in the women's team sprint cycling Thursday, with gold going to Germany's Kristina ... Read more...

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Tragedies like ‘Titanic’ make people happier


March 28th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 28 (IANS) Tragedies actually make people happier, at least in the short term, which explains why they are drawn to movies like the "Titanic".Watching a tragedy causes people ... Read more...

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Beijing mulls residential permits


March 6th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 6 (IANS) The Beijing government is considering introducing a residential permit system to limit the city's booming population, an official said Tuesday.Beijing will carry out the pilot programme ... Read more...

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Afghanistan and China sign multi-billion oil development deal


December 29th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- The governments of Afghanistan and China agreed to an oil development deal on Wednesday which is expected to deliver up to $7 billion in profits for Afghanistan, ... Read more...

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China comes up with plan to save Earth from asteroid hit


August 19th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A group of Chinese scientists have proposed a method to prevent the possible collision of Apophis - a 46-million-tonne asteroid - with the Earth in ... Read more...

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Pune’s monument to tragedy tolls again


May 31st, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, May 31 (IANS) As the refurbished clock tower in the busy and historic Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Market here strikes the hours, it reminds thousands of Pune families of ... Read more...

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Chinese official sacked for insulting farmer


May 4th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, May 4 (IANS) A Chinese official has been sacked after he told a protesting farmer to "live on nothing", a media report said Wednesday.Gong Houcai, the official, was dismissed ... Read more...

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Single mother Stacey Solomon is ‘Celebrity Mum of the Year 2011′


March 30th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 30 (ANI): Stacey Solomon was the 'Queen of the Jungle' in 2010 and now she has been crowned the 'Celebrity Mum of the Year 2011'.She beat off stiff competition from ... Read more...

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Mamata kicks off Bengal assembly poll campaign


March 27th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Sunday officially kicked off her party's campaign for the April-May West Bengal assembly elections with a mammoth padyatra (procession on ... Read more...

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Colin Firth’s success helped his relationship with father


February 21st, 2011 - 6:25 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 21 (IANS) Oscar nominated British star Colin Firth says his success as an actor has "done wonders" for his relationship with his dad who used to think performing was an ... Read more...

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Emma Watson named Style Icon at Elle Style Awards


February 15th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 15 (ANI): Harry Potter star Emma Watson has been named as Style Icon at the Elle Style Awards at London's Great Connaught Rooms.Watson, 20, wore a nude mini dress with ... Read more...

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Lady Antebellum wins Record of the Year Grammy


February 14th, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 14 (IANS) Country music group Lady Antebellum walked away with a Grammy for Record of the Year for their track "Need You Now".The group pipped Jay-Z & Alicia ... Read more...

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Colin Firth bags ‘Actor Of The Year’ gong at London Critics’ Circle Film Awards


February 11th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 11 (ANI): Colin Firth has been honoured with 'Actor Of The Year' gong for 'The King's Speech' at the London Critics' Circle Film Awards.The period drama picked up three ... Read more...

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Garfield bags best actor gong at Evening Standard awards


February 8th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 8 (ANI): Hollywood newcomer Andrew Garfield bagged the best actor prize at the Evening Standard film awards.Garfield was honoured for his roles in 'The Social Network' and 'Never Let Me ... Read more...

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American writer inaugurates Kolkata Book Fair


January 26th, 2011 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 25 (IANS) Pullitzer Prize winning US author Richard Ford Tuesday sounded the gong to inaugurate the 35th Kolkata International Book Fair. The 12-day fair has the US as the theme ... Read more...

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‘Burlesque’ wins Golden Globe for best song


January 17th, 2011 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) When you have singers like Cher and Christina Aguilera in a movie, trust musical magic and keeping up the same their big screen outing "Burlesque" has ... Read more...

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Aishwarya wins special jury award at Zee event


January 16th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Jan 16 (IANS) Actress Aishwarya Rai walked away with the special jury award for her performance in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Guzaarish" at the Ponds Gold Radiance Zee Cine Awards 2011 ... Read more...

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Depp wins best actor trophy at People’s Choice Awards


January 6th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 6 (IANS) Actor Johnny Depp picked up the best actor gong for "Alice in Wonderland" at the People's Choice Awards. The actor won the top honour at the ... Read more...

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Mulberry bags prestigious designer brand gong at British Fashion Awards


December 8th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 8 (ANI): Fashion company Mulberry has picked up the prestigious designer brand gong at the British Fashion Awards.The event was held at the Savoy theatre in London, and Alexa Chung, ... Read more...

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Asian Games: Somdev, Sanam win sixth gold for India


November 22nd, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Guangzhou, Nov 22 (ANI): India's tennis pair Somdev Devvarman and Sanam Singh beat China's Gong M and Li Z in the men's doubles event of the Asian Games here on Monday ... Read more...

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Asian Games tennis: Somdev-Sanam clinch gold in men’s doubles


November 22nd, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 22 (IANS) India's Somdev Devvarman and Sanam Singh clinched the tennis men's doubles gold with a sensational 3-7, 7-6 (4), 1-0(8) victory over Chinese Maoxin Gong and Zhe Li ... Read more...

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EastEnders scoops six gongs at Inside Soap Awards


September 28th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 28 (ANI): British television soap opera EastEnders, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary year, has won six gongs at the Inside Soap Awards.The BBC1 programme got the award for Best ... Read more...

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David Cameron pokes fun at Wayne Rooney while picking GQ award


September 8th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 8 (ANI): UK Prime Minister David Cameron took a jovial swipe at Wayne Rooney while collecting a gong at the GQ Men of the Year awards.Sir David Frost presented ... Read more...

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Jon Stewart show wins Emmy for outstanding series


August 30th, 2010 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 30 (IANS) "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" (1996) has won outstanding variety, music or comedy series trophy at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards. Meanwhile, Julia Ormond has won the ... Read more...

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Sedgwick, Cranston win Emmy for lead actors in drama


August 30th, 2010 - 9:10 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 30 (IANS) Kyra Sedgwick and Bryan Cranston have been named best lead actress and actor in drama series respectively at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards. Sedgwick and Cranston won the ... Read more...

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Independent MPs hold key to Australia’s new government


August 22nd, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 22 (IANS) With Saturday's election producing Australia's first hung parliament in 70 years, three independent MPs said they might act as a bloc in negotiations over whether Julia Gillard stays ... Read more...

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Becks takes his sons to Teen Choice awards


August 10th, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 10 (ANI): British footballer David Beckham had a boys' day out with his sons at the Teen Choice awards in California.Becks, 35, took his three sons, Brooklyn, 11, Romeo, ... Read more...

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Now, Sly wants to direct films


June 25th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 25 (ANI): After ruling Hollywood for almost 4 decades, Sylvester Stallone says that his latest film 'The Expendables' could be his last.The 63-year-old Hollywood actor admits that it ... Read more...

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Indian Islamic preacher to challenge British entry ban


June 19th, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Mumbai-based Islamic scholar Zakir Naik Saturday said he plans to challenge the ban order on him by the British Home Office in British courts. "The decision is politically motivated ... Read more...

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Scarlett Johansson celebrates getting Tony Award with karaoke night


June 17th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 17 (ANI): American actress Scarlett Johansson headed out for a karaoke night to celebrate her Tony Award victory.The 25-year-old actress was awarded the gong for her Broadway debut in ... Read more...

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Duffy takes time off to unwind from pressure of Brit awards


June 12th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 12 (ANI): Welsh singer Aimee Ann Duffy has revealed that she had to hide away after winning three Brit awards as the pressure was too much to take.Duffy, 25, who ... Read more...

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