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Tendulkar conferred SCG honorary life membership


February 26th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 26 (IANS) Cricket Australia, the Government of New South Wales and the Sydney Cricket Ground Trust felicitated India's batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar with an honorary life ... Read more...

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Rakeysh Mehra teams up with Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy for ‘…Milkha’


February 7th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 7 (IANS) After Ashutosh Gowariker, another A.R. Rahman loyalist in Bollywood has had to switch to another composer. It is Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra who has teamed up ... Read more...

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Conditions in UAE will favour Pakistan: Misbah


January 8th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 8 (IANS) Pakistani cricket captain Misbah-ul-Haq is optimistic about the team's performance in the upcoming three-match Test series against England in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).Talking to media ... Read more...

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We have intimidated Indian batsmen, says Pattinson


January 3rd, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 3 (IANS) Australia's young fast bowling sensation James Pattinson, who picked up four for 43, feels that the Indian batsmen have been intimidated with the aggression of ... Read more...

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Cricket Australia appoints McDermott as bowling coach


May 12th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, May 12 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) Thursday appointed former fast bowler Craig McDermott as a bowling coach for the Australian team. McDermott, who took 291 wickets in 71 Tests ... Read more...

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Warne expresses ’shock’ over new pitch


May 10th, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, May 10 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals captain Shane Warne has expressed 'shock' over the new pitch at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium after his side suffered a 63-run defeat to ... Read more...

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Buchanan confirmed as New Zealand cricket’s director


April 15th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Apr 15 (ANI): NZC chief executive Justin Vaughan confirmed former Australia coach John Buchanan's appointment today, as director of New Zealand cricket.Buchanan will start with NZC at its Christchurch base ... Read more...

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Ponting quits as captain, wants Clarke to succeed him


March 29th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 29 (IANS) Ricky Ponting Tuesday quit as captain of the Australian cricket team, but expressed a desire to continue playing international cricket.Ponting, 36, made the announcement at ... Read more...

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Thorpe appoints Touretski as his new coach


March 17th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar. 17 (ANI): Ian Thorpe's mentor Leigh Nugent said he has no doubt controversial coach Gennadi Touretski is the right person to steer the five-time Olympic champion to next year's London ... Read more...

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Rain likely to mar South Africa-Netherlands match (Preview)


March 2nd, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali, March 2 (IANS) With the weatherman predicting rain during Thursday's World Cup Group B match, in-form South Africa and the erratic Netherlands are keeping their fingers crossed.South Africa, buoyed ... Read more...

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English gardener banned from vegetable show for ‘being too good’


February 14th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 14 (ANI): A 73-year-old gardener from England has been forbidden entry in the vegetable competition at his village show because he is too good.David Stirzaker, a keen vegetable grower, has ... Read more...

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Batting powerplay can prove decisive, says Suresh Raina (Interview, World Cup Countdown)


February 9th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) On flat wickets in the subcontinent the batting powerplay can prove decisive. That's how Suresh Raina thinks ahead of the World Cup and he expects ... Read more...

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Can unpredictable New Zealand spring a surprise? (World Cup Countdown)


January 31st, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) New Zealand will be returning to the subcontinent for the World Cup starting Feb 19 with the bitter experiences of a 4-0 thrashing in ... Read more...

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Black Caps pick uncapped Woodcock in World Cup squad


January 19th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Jan 19 (ANI): New Zealand has picked uncapped spinner Luke Woodcock and fast bowler Hamish Bennett in the 15-man World Cup squad named today.Convener of selectors Mark Greatbatch said ... Read more...

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Sammy confident of West Indies giving off their best against Sri Lanka


November 14th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Nov 14(ANI): West Indies captain Darren Sammy is confident that his team can put in a solid performance as they seek their maiden Test victory in Sri Lanka in the ... Read more...

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Kaneria’s participation in Pak’s tour of England ICC’s concern: ECB


June 6th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jun.6 (ANI): The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has made it clear that it was for the International Cricket Council (ICC) to decide whether to allow Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria ... Read more...

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Oregon Gov. Kulongoski appoints Ted Wheeler as State Treasurer


March 9th, 2010 - 11:00 pm ICT by BNO News
SALEM, OREGON (BNO NEWS) -- Oregon Governor Kulongoski on Tuesday appointed Multnomah County chair Ted Wheeler as the State Treasurer, a position left vacant when Treasurer Ben Westlund died of cancer last ... Read more...

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Injury scare puts Kaneria in doubt for Boxing Day Test


December 25th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec. 25 (ANI): Pakistan suffered a big blow ahead of the Boxing Day Test against Australia, as leg-spinner Danish Kaneria sustained a finger injury on his right hand during a practice ... Read more...

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Rajiv Shah’s nomination as USAID chief confirmed


December 25th, 2009 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 25 (IANS) The United States Senate has approved the nomination of Rajiv Shah to head the US Agency for International Development (USAID), making him the highest ranking ... Read more...

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Kaneria to play major role in Pak bowling attack during Test series Down Under


December 23rd, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec.23 (ANI): While all eyes would be on Pakistan young and energetic pace attack during the first Test against Australia starting December 26, Pakistani leg spinner Danish Kaneria is also expected ... Read more...

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Sohail wants Mohammad Wasim, Yasir Hameed in Test squad for Oz series


December 9th, 2009 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec.9 (ANI): Former Pakistan opening batsman Aamir Sohail has said that batsmen like Mohammad Wasim and Yasir Hameed should have been included in the squad for the Australia series.Sohail told PakPassion.net ... Read more...

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India, Sri Lanka to battle for No.1 Test spot


November 15th, 2009 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Nov 15 (IANS) With the hysteria around Sachin Tendulkar's 20 years in international cricket slowly abating, it's time to get the focus back on some serious cricket. India have to ... Read more...

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Obama names Indian American Rajiv Shah as USAID chief


November 11th, 2009 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 11 (IANS) President Barack Obama has named Rajiv Shah, an Indian American official at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to head USAID, an agency charged with ... Read more...

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Tendulkar hits 175, goes well past 17,000 runs


November 6th, 2009 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 5 (IANS) Sachin Tendulkar, two weeks short of completing his two decades in international cricket, scored a brilliant 175 as he crossed his personal milestone of 17,000 ODI runs ... Read more...

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Vice President inaugurates Conference on Right to Education with Special Reference to Sikkim


October 29th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Gangtok, Oct 29 (ANI): Vice President Hamid Ansari inaugurated the Regional Conference on "Right to Education with Special Reference to Sikkim and its impact on Legal Awareness Campaign" here today.The conference ... Read more...

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South African Davis Cup captain says no room for Anderson


August 14th, 2009 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Aug 14 (IANS) The South African Davis Cup tennis captain John-Laffnie de Jager has said he would not select their top player Kevin Anderson if they manage to beat India ... Read more...

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Vice President condoles Abdullah Bukhari’s death


July 8th, 2009 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 8 (ANI): Vice President Hamid Ansari on Wednesday condoled the demise of former Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Maulana Syed Abdullah Bukhari.He was ailing for the several months and ... Read more...

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New Chelsea coach Ancelotti sets his eyes on Pato and Johnson


June 2nd, 2009 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
London, June 2 (ANI): New Chelsea coach Carlo Ancelotti wants Brazilian Alexandre Pato and ex-Chelsea defender Glen Johnson to kickstart his three-year-long stint at the club.Ancelotti believes the pair could help ... Read more...

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Congress win will make things lot simpler, say edits


May 17th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The victory of the Congress party in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections has made a lot of things simpler for the country and those at the ... Read more...

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Speculation rife over Governator joining Obamas team


November 7th, 2008 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 7 (ANI): Hollywood star and governor of Americas most populous state, Arnold Schwarzenegger, could be offered the role of Energy Secretary in the Obama Administration due to his impressive ... Read more...

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Kumble taken to hospital after injuring left hand finger


October 31st, 2008 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) India captain Anil Kumble was rushed to Apollo Hospital when he injured the little finger of his left hand while fielding on the third day of ... Read more...

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Harbhajan’s injury troubles India ahead of Delhi Test


October 27th, 2008 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) As Indian team went through an extended practice session at the Ferozeshah Kotla stadium here Monday, question mark loomed on off-spinner Harbhajan Singh's appearance in the ... Read more...

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Mood in the dressing room upbeat: Clarke


October 27th, 2008 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Australian vice-captain Michael Clarke Monday sounded confident about his team's chances in the crucial third Test against India, starting here Wednesday.After a two-hour training session at the ... Read more...

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Coach Houghton’s checklist for Indian football(Interview)


June 26th, 2008 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) India's football coach Bob Houghton feels the next edition of the professional I-League will provide the roadmap for the future of Indian football with infrastructure ... Read more...

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Jindal asked to aim for the top spot - but later


May 29th, 2008 - 1:59 pm ICT by admin
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 29 (IANS) A conservative scholar wants the likely Republican presidential candidate John McCain not to pick Bobby Jindal, the first Indian American US governor, as his vice presidential ... Read more...

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