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China’s Wang finally lifts Olympic gold


July 29th, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) China's four-time world champion Mingjuan Wang finally won an Olympic weightlifting gold Saturday, needing just three lifts to blow away the rest of the field.Wang, ... Read more...

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Hamid Ansari releases Shashi Tharoor’s new book


July 12th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari Wednesday released a book on India's foreign affairs, "Pax Indica: India and the World of the 21st Century" by ... Read more...

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New recruit Johnson eager for more success


June 18th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Gros Islet (St Lucia), June 18 (IANS/CMC) Almost from nowhere, left-arm West Indian pacer Delorn Johnson has emerged as one of the brightest fast bowling prospects in the region.If his performances ... Read more...

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Bi-partisan fans root for cricket in Eliminator (IPL Diary)


May 24th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 23 (IANS) In the Eliminator game of the Indian Premier League (IPL-5) T20 between two-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and an upbeat Mumbai Indians (MI) late ... 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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Frenzied fans pray for RCB win (Sidelights)


May 6th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 6 (IANS) Die-hards fans of Royal Challengers Bangalore flocked to the Chinnaswamy stadium late Sunday again praying for a win over underdogs Deccan Chargers in the Indian Premier ... Read more...

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Real Madrid a win away from Liga title


May 2nd, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 2 (IANS) Real Madrid will be the champions of the BBVA Primera Liga football Wednesday night if they are able to win away to Athletic Club Bilbao.A win ... Read more...

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Milan can retain Serie A title: Alegri


April 26th, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, April 26 (IANS) AC Milan head coach Massimiliano Allegri insisted that his side could still retain the Serie A title after they beat a 10-man Genoa 1-0."Until the ... Read more...

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Rain gods play spoilsport with Bangalore fans


April 26th, 2012 - 1:12 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 25 (IANS) The much awaited tie between hosts Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL-V) T-20 at the Chinnaswamy stadium ... Read more...

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Fans still root for RCB, hope they bounce back


April 18th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 17 (IANS) 'They are down but not out' is the common refrain among die-hard fans of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), as the home team took on Pune Warriors ... Read more...

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Beleaguered RCB hopes to bounce back


April 17th, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 16 (IANS) Suffering three defeats on a trot, two at home and one away, the beleaguered Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is hoping to bounce back in the league ... Read more...

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Rajasthan Royals ride on Rahane’s century to outclass Challengers (Roundup)


April 16th, 2012 - 1:51 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 16 (IANS) A brilliant unbeaten century by Ajinkya Rahane helped Rajasthan Royals humiliate Royal Challengers Bangalore by 59 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the jam-packed ... Read more...

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Royals outclass Challengers for first away win (Lead)


April 16th, 2012 - 1:38 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 16 (IANS) Showing class and style, Rajasthan Royals (RR) humiliated a strong Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) late Sunday, registering their first home away win with 59 runs in ... Read more...

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RCB hope to make up for twin losses


April 14th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 14 (IANS) Hosts Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) hope to get back to winning ways after losing back-to-back matches when they take on Rajasthan Royals (RR) in an Indian ... Read more...

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IPL: Knight Riders trample Royal Challengers (Lead)


April 10th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 10 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) tasted their first victory in the fifth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) late Tuesday, trampling Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by ... Read more...

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RCB hopes to build winning momentum (Preview)


April 9th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 9 (IANS) An upbeat Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) hope to build a winning momentum in the league matches of the Indian Premier League (IPL-5) T20 when they take ... Read more...

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KKR, Daredevils look for a new beginning (Preview)


April 4th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 4 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders - two sides yet to reach the Indian Premier League (IPL) final even once despite being high on star ... Read more...

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Roma reclaim sixth spot from Inter in Italian Serie A


March 11th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 11 (IANS) Roma revived their hopes of snatching a spot for the next season's Champions League when they regained the sixth spot from Inter Milan with a 1-0 ... Read more...

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Ajit Jogi waits to use robotic legs


March 9th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 9 (IANS) It's an anxious yet exciting countdown for Congress leader and former Chhattisgarh chief minister Ajit Jogi, who is expecting to get rid of the wheelchair ... Read more...

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Mulayam Singh Yadav: the Phoenix rises again (Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 6 (IANS) He is diminutive but a never say die fighter, having learnt his skills as a young wrestler. On Tuesday, Mulayam Singh Yadav, aged 72, proved ... Read more...

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Mulayam Singh Yadav: the Phoenix rises again


March 6th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 6 (IANS) He is diminutive but a never say die fighter, having learnt his skills as a young wrestler. On Tuesday, Mulayam Singh Yadav, aged 72, proved ... Read more...

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Crucial primaries await Republican front-runners


February 28th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) With new polls indicating that the race for Republican presidential nomination remains close and volatile, front-runners Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are pushing hard for ... Read more...

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Rahul hits out at Mulayam on his home turf


February 21st, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mainpuri (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 21 (IANS) Hitting out at Mulayam Singh Yadav in his pocket borough here, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi said Tuesday the Samajwadi Party chief was ... Read more...

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Pailan challenge for Salgaocar


February 1st, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 1 (IANS) Salgaocar SC, who have had some stunning performances in the last few rounds, would be facing Pailan Arrows on their home turf in an 18th round ... Read more...

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Shiv Sena MP meets Pawar to seek help for development


January 21st, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) In a sudden development, Shiv Sena MP Anand Paranjpe Friday met union Agriculture Minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on the eve ... Read more...

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Why all parties covet the BMC?


January 4th, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 4 (IANS) The announcement of civic polls for Feb 16 in Maharashtra virtually heralds the battle for the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) - the country's biggest and ... Read more...

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Dhoni wins World Cup but India loses No 1 Test status (2011 in Retrospect - Cricket)


December 21st, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) From the heights of winning the World Cup after 28 years to the despair of a disastrous tour of England, Indian cricket has swung ... Read more...

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Wadekar to be honoured with C.K.Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award


November 22nd, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) Former India captain Ajit Wadekar will be honoured with the Col. C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award.Wadekar will receive the award at the annual BCCI Awards Ceremony ... Read more...

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India aiming for a clean sweep of West Indies


November 21st, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) India will be looking for a clean sweep of the three Test series against the West Indies when the last match gets underway at the ... Read more...

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David Beckham wins the MLS Comeback Player of the Year Award


November 15th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Houston, Nov 15 (IANS) David Beckham has boosted his chances of representing England in the Euro 2012. The US Major League Soccer (MLS) announced Los Angeles Galaxy's midfielder as ... Read more...

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Jadeja putting pressure on Pathan: Akram


October 22nd, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram feels that India's young all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is keeping pressure on the big-hitting Yusuf Pathan with his performances in ... Read more...

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NFL scores: Week 6 - Packers have a bad season


October 17th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Oct 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Packers continued with their perfect record in the NFL current season when they beat the hapless Rams 24-3. The game was one sided in the ... Read more...

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Boston Red Sox moves to the top of the ‘Al wild card chase’


September 28th, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Baltimore, Sept 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Boston Red Sox has shown remarkable recovery to move to the top of the log of the AL wild-card. Though they share the top spot, the ... Read more...

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Redskins vs. Cowboys Game: Fans have a blast


September 27th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Dallas, Sept 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) It doesn’t get any bigger whenever the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys meet in any NHL game. Before the game last Monday night, the two franchises ... Read more...

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NFL Scores: Week 1


September 12th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sept 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Saints got off to the worst start of the NFL season when they were beaten by visiting Packers 34-42. The game was predicted to be ... Read more...

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