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Ritu to lead India in Champions Challenge 1


September 10th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Ritu Rani will lead the Indian team in the Women's Electric Ireland Hockey Champions Challenge 1 Dublin from Sep 29 to Oct 7 at the ... Read more...

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Shooter Joydeep Karmakar: The mind will go where the spirit takes it (Interview)


August 28th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 28 (IANS) He mulled selling his kidney to buy a rifle, became a national champion with a borrowed gun, has participated in 17 World Cups, missed out a ... Read more...

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Hope I can give a better gift to the country next time, says Joydeep Karmakar


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Very few wrote about shooter Joydeep Karmakar's medal chances in the run up to his event at the Olympic Games here Friday. So it came as ... Read more...

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Olympic shooting: Karmakar finishes fourth in 50m rifle prone (Lead)


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Indian shooter Joydeep Karmakar finished a credible fourth in the men's 50 meters rifle prone event here Friday while Gagan Narang failed to qualify for the ... Read more...

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Olympic shooting: Narang to take stance amid high expectations


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Having clinched India's only medal at the 2012 London Olympics Monday, shooter Gagan Narang will be back in action Friday in the 50-metre rifle prone event ... Read more...

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S&P; warns India risking investment downgrade; Rupee, Sensex fall


June 11th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 11 (IANS) International ratings agency Standard and Poor's Monday warned that India may lose its investment-grade rating because of slowing growth and political roadblocks to economic policy-making, ... Read more...

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Indian women lose to Australia in four-nation hockey meet


April 15th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Auckland, April 15 (IANS) Indian women went down 0-1 to Australia in the last round robin league match of the four-nation tournament at the Harbour Hockey Stadium here Sunday.India missed ... Read more...

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Rani to lead women’s hockey team in Auckland four-nation meet


March 26th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Ritu Rani will lead the 18-member Indian women's hockey team in the double leg four-nation tournament in Auckland, New Zealand April 12-22. Selection trials ... Read more...

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No place for Rathore; Joydeep, Heena selected for London Olympics


February 19th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) There was no place for 2004 Athens Games silver medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore in the 11-member shooting squad for the 2012 London Olympics that ... Read more...

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Curb wastage, cut pollution to tackle water disputes: experts


February 16th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Curbing wastage, reducing pollution and forming joint platforms to assess geological changes were among the urgent steps needed to tackle the growing conflicts on water ... Read more...

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Lakra to lead women’s hockey team in Olympic qualifiers


January 31st, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Asunta Lakra will be leading the 18-member India team for the women's hockey 2012 Olympic qualifier tournament at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium ... Read more...

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Karbonn Cup: Indian women beat Azerbaijan in opening match


January 15th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Indian women beat Azerbaijan 3-0 in the first match of the four match Test series for the Karbonn Cup at the National Stadium here Sunday.India ... Read more...

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Amitav Ghosh, Sunil Gangopadhyay shortlisted for Hindu prize


September 26th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Seven writers, including Amitav Ghosh, Sunil Gangopadhyay and U.R. Ananthamurthy, are in the fray for the Hindu Best Fiction Award 2011, the Chennai-based newspaper group ... Read more...

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Court reserves order on Modi’s call records analysis


April 19th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, April 19 (IANS) A special court trying the 2002 Gulberg society massacre case reserved its order on an application seeking analysis of call records of 27 people including ... Read more...

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We expect leadership from India: UN climate chief


February 5th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) India played an "exceedingly helpful role" in the last climate summit and "we expect the same this year and beyond", UN climate chief Christiana Figueres ... Read more...

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Railways trounce Haryana to win national women’s hockey title


January 30th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Sonepat, Jan 30 (IANS) Railways trounced Haryana 7-1 to win the Senior National Women's Hockey Championship at the Motilal Nehru Sports School here Sunday. Railways, studded with India team players, led 5-1 ... Read more...

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No commitments in Cancun Agreement, India’s interests ‘protected’ (Second Lead)


December 11th, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Cancun (Mexico), Dec 11 (IANS) The UN climate summit reached the Cancun Agreement here early Saturday - but there was no mention of the extent to which industrialised countries would ... Read more...

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Climate talks near finale with agreements still on hold


December 10th, 2010 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Cancun (Mexico), Dec 10 (IANS) The annual UN climate summit entered its final day here Friday with all agreements still on hold, though many of the delegates from 193 ... Read more...

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India moves to break deadlock in Cancun, activists unhappy (Lead)


December 9th, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Cancun/New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) In a radical departure in stance, India has proposed a "binding commitment under appropriate legal form" to tackle climate change. But Environment Minister Jairam ... Read more...

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Small farmers hold big key to solving global warming


December 7th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Cancun (Mexico), Dec 7 (IANS) Most of the world's 500 million small farmers who own two hectares or less of land use traditional cropping methods which are more eco-friendly. They ... Read more...

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Old quarrels threaten new gains in climate change fight


December 6th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Cancun (Mexico), Dec 6 (IANS) Old arguments between industrialised and developing countries threaten to derail new gains in the attempt to tackle global warming as the annual UN climate conference ... Read more...

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UN climate summit starts with little hope (Lead)


November 29th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Cancun (Mexico), Nov 29 (IANS) The rate at which the earth is heating up has picked pace again, but the annual UN summit to combat climate change that starts here ... Read more...

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Asian Games hockey: Lacklustre Indian women go down to Japan 0-3(Lead)


November 16th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 16 (IANS) A brittle defence let India down and led to their 0-3 loss to Japan in women's hockey at the Asian Games here Tuesday.Japan outclassed an unimpressive India in ... Read more...

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Bengal plots for distinguished people under apex court scanner


November 8th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday directed the West Bengal government to file an affidavit stating the number of residential plots under the chief minister's discretionary quota which have ... Read more...

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UN biodiversity summit ends with agreement (Roundup)


October 30th, 2010 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Nagoya (Japan), Oct 29 (IANS) The Oct 18-29 UN biodiversity summit ended here Friday with agreement over a strategic plan on how to protect animals and plants, how to provide ... Read more...

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Indian evening has global audience dancing


October 29th, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Nagoya (Japan), Oct 29 (IANS) India took over the final evening of the UN biodiversity summit here with a show of Bollywood and Bharatnatyam, plus a whiff of samosa, while ... Read more...

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Time to integrate nature into national plans: UN environment chief (Interview)


October 28th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Nagoya (Japan), Oct 28 (IANS) Economists have proved that countries are paying a great price by not integrating the values of natural resources into their budgets and plans. Now that ... Read more...

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India pioneers global plan to green economy


October 28th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Nagoya (Japan), Oct 28 (IANS) India will be one of two countries to pioneer "a global partnership that will fundamentally change the way governments value their ecosystems", World Bank President ... Read more...

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UN biodiversity summit hopes for a diluted agreement


October 27th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Nagoya (Japan), Oct 27 (IANS) Representatives of 192 countries are engaged in round-the-clock negotiations here to work out a non-legal agreement, as the Oct 18-29 talks on biodiversity draw to ... Read more...

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A fifth of world’s life at extinction risk


October 27th, 2010 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Nagoya (Japan), Oct 27 (IANS) A fifth of the world's mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fishes are in imminent danger of going extinct, says this year's edition of the benchmark ... Read more...

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India plays mediator at biodiversity summit


October 25th, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Nagoya (Japan), Oct 25 (IANS) Indian government delegates at the UN biodiversity summit here have taken on the role of consensus builders as negotiators from 192 countries started the second ... Read more...

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‘Multinationals seeking to control global farming’


October 25th, 2010 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Nagoya (Japan) Oct 25 (IANS) The world's largest seed and agrochemical corporations are filing hundreds of sweeping, multi-genome patents by saying they are developing "climate-ready" crops that will grow in ... Read more...

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Fissure over numbers as some countries block climate study (Lead)


June 10th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Bonn, June 10 (IANS) A new fissure has opened up between other developing countries and emerging economies at the May 31-June 11 talks here to prepare for the next climate ... Read more...

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Climate treaty virtually written off this year


June 9th, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Bonn, June 9 (IANS) Delegates from many of the 194 countries gathered here to prepare for the next climate summit in Mexico this November Wednesday virtually wrote off the chances ... Read more...

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I had both failure and success: outgoing UN climate chief (Interview)


June 9th, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Bonn, June 9 (IANS) As he prepares to leave his post at the end of the month, UN climate chief Yvo de Boer says he faced "both failure and ... Read more...

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