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Move products by rail: Court to oil firms


September 20th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 20 (IANS) In the backdrop of a road accident last month in Kannur involving an LPG tanker, the Kerala High Court Thursday asked public sector oil companies to ... Read more...

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Jamaica defends its anti-doping programme


August 18th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), Aug 18 (IANS/CMC) The Jamaica Anti Doping Commission (JADCO) has rejected claims by the former chief of the world anti doping agency (WADA), Dick Pound who suggested that the ... Read more...

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Van Damme, Chuck Norris to attend boxing event in Russia


August 15th, 2012 - 10:17 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Hollywood action movie stars Chuck Norris and Jean Claude Van Damme will visit the Thai boxing world championship in St. Petersburg, the event organiser ... Read more...

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Belarus still recognises Ostapchuk as Olympic champion: minister


August 14th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Minsk, Aug 14 (IANS) Belarus still recognises female shot putter Nadezhda Ostapchuk as an Olympic champion, Deputy Sports and Tourism Minister of Belarus Cheslav Shulga has said."Some mistake or misunderstanding ... 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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Rogge terms London Olympics ‘happy & glorious’


August 13th, 2012 - 7:18 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) chief Jacques Rogge hailed the 2012 London Olympics as "happy and glorious" as he closed the 30th Summer Games."You have shown the ... Read more...

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IOC bans Syrian hurdler for doping


August 11th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syria's 400-metre hurdler Ghfran Almouhamad has been disqualified from the London Olympics after testing positive for a banned substance, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced ... Read more...

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Indian Oil Corporation loss widens to Rs.22,450.95 crore


August 9th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The government-run oil marketing firm Indian Oil Corporation Thursday announced Rs.22,450.95 crore loss for the quarter ended June 30, 2012.The company's loss has widened sharply ... Read more...

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More people watched Games opening than royal wedding


August 7th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) The Olympic Games opening ceremony was watched by more people than the royal wedding last year, an International Olympic Committee (IOC) marketing official said here Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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U.S. judoka expelled from Olympics for cannabis


August 6th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) American judoka Nicholas Delpopolo has been disqualified from the London Olympics after testing positive for cannabis, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Monday.Delpopolo, 23, failed ... Read more...

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Olympics: Moroccan runner expelled for doping


August 4th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moroccan 1,500 metres runner Amine Laalou is out of the Olympics after testing positive for a banned substance, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Saturday.Laalou, ... Read more...

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Olympic cycling: Russian cyclist Baranova expelled for doping


August 4th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian track cyclist Victoria Baranova has been caught doping and sent home from the London Olympics, according to reports.Baranova, 22, was due to participate in ... Read more...

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Badminton incident not acceptable: IOC


August 1st, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Wednesday said badminton players throwing matches at the London Olympics to secure a favourable fixture was "not acceptable".The Badminton World Federation ... Read more...

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IOC ’sad’ at dope suspicion over Chinese swimmer


July 31st, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Tuesday that doping in sports and groundless suspicions over stunning performances are "very sad"."You have to remember this is ... Read more...

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Olympic cauldron extinguished for move


July 30th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The cauldron containing the Olympic flame was extinguished Sunday and the flame transferred to a lantern, organisers said Monday.The reason was to move the cauldron ... Read more...

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Olympics: Uzbek gymnast suspended for doping (Lead)


July 29th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) Uzbek gymnast Luiza Galiulina has been suspended after testing positive for diuretic furosemide, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced Sunday.Galiulina was tested July 25, four days ... Read more...

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Olympics: Uzbek gymnast provisionally suspended for doping


July 29th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) An artistic gymnast from Uzbekistan has been provisionally suspended from the London Olympics after testing positive for a banned substance, the International Olympic Committee said Sunday.Luiza ... Read more...

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Al Hamad becomes first female Qatar Olympian


July 28th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Two points away from reaching the women's 10m air rifle final, Bahya Mansour Al Hamad still made history by becoming the first female Olympian of Qatar.The ... Read more...

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Albanian lifter banned from London for steroids


July 28th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Albanian weightlifter Hysen Pulaku has been excluded from the London Olympics after testing positive for steroids, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced Saturday.The 20-year-old failed ... Read more...

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Olympic Countdown has begun. It is Day 0.


July 27th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) The blue ticket counters surrounding Olympic Park opened at 8 a.m. local time. There were long serpentine queues with many having came before the break ... Read more...

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Lukashenko denied accreditation to Olympics: Britain


July 26th, 2012 - 2:55 am ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Accreditation to the London 2012 Olympic Games has not been granted to Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, the British Embassy in Belarus has confirmed."President Alexander Lukashenko ... Read more...

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UN chief to carry Olympic torch


July 25th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 25 (IANS) United Nations (UN) secretary-general Ban Ki-moon will visit London July 26-28, during which he will carry the Olympic torch on the final leg of its ... Read more...

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Prohibitive ticket prices keep Indian diaspora off Olympics opening


July 24th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) With three days to go for the Olympics opening ceremony, the rush for tickets is intense - but not for the estimated 1.6 million Indians ... Read more...

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Petrol prices to be hiked by 70 paise from midnight (Second Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) India's oil marketing companies Monday announced a hike in petrol prices by 70 paise a litre, with effect from midnight, citing increasing international oil prices ... Read more...

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Petrol prices to be hiked by 70 paise from midnight (Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) India's oil marketing companies Monday announced a hike in petrol prices by 70 paise a litre, with effect from midnight, citing increasing international oil prices ... Read more...

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Afghanistan’s first Olympic medallist eyes an encore


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 23 (IANS) Afghanistan's first Olympic medallist Rohullah Nikpai has vowed to bring more laurels for his country at the London Games beginning Friday.In a recent interview with ... Read more...

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IOC to continue investigation into illegal ticket sales


July 22nd, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed that it will continue its investigation into allegations of illegal ticket sales for the London Olympics.The IOC issued a statement ... Read more...

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IOC Chairman upbeat about Olympics


July 22nd, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) chairman Jacques Rogge has given a positive appraisal of the situation in London, just six days before the opening ceremony July 27.Rogge ... Read more...

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Sports ministry wants Kalmadi’s London visit aborted


July 13th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The sports ministry has asked the Indian Olympic Associaiton to prevent its president Suresh Kalmadi from going to London for the Olympics. A court here ... Read more...

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Cuba’s Olympic athletes declared free of doping


July 12th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, July 12 (IANS) The entire 110-member Cuban contingent of athletes heading to the 2012 London Olympic Games has been declared "free of illegal (performance-enhancing) substances" by Cuba's National Anti-Doping ... Read more...

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Petrol to be cheaper by Rs.2.46 a litre (Second Lead)


June 28th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) India's three oil marketing companies (OMCs) have decided to reduce petrol prices by a minimum of Rs.2.46 a litre, depending on states' sales taxes, from ... Read more...

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Petrol prices to be cut by Rs.2.46 a litre (Lead)


June 28th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) India's oil marketing companies have decided to cut back petrol prices by Rs.2.46 a litre with effect from midnight, it was announced here ... Read more...

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Petrol prices to be cut by Rs.2.46 per litre


June 28th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) India's oil marketing companies have decided to reduce petrol prices by Rs.2.46 per litre from midnight, it was announced here Thursday."The downward revision shall vary ... Read more...

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2500 participate in Olympic Day run in Mizoram


June 23rd, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, June 23 (IANS) An "Olympic Day Run" was organised Saturday in Mizoram's capital Aizawl to celebrate the setting up of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on this day in ... Read more...

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Serbia trashes British reports on Olympics tickets sales


June 19th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Belgrade (Serbia), June 19 (IANS) Serbian Olympic Committee (OKS)secretary general Djordje Visacki said there was no basis for British media claims that OKS officials had sold tickets for the London ... Read more...

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