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Fiji gets new Indian beauty queen


September 12th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Suva (Fiji), Sep 12 (IANS) It was a dream come true for 20-year-old Sheryl Kumar, who was crowned Miss India Fiji 2012 at a glittering ceremony in Suva.An emotional Sheryl, ... Read more...

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Nepal beats Denmark for cricket WCL promotion


September 10th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 10 (IANS) Nepal registered its fifth consecutive victory in the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cricket League (WCL) Division 4 tournament, defeating Denmark by 25 runs at ... Read more...

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Lahiri seventh in Asian Tour’s Order of Merit


September 3rd, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 3 (IANS) Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri, in seventh position with a total prize money of US $159,741, was the only Indian to finish in the top 10 ... Read more...

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AFC extends suspension against former president


August 20th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 20 (IANS) The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has extended its suspension of Mohamed Bin Hammam, amid investigation into possible corruption indulged in by its former president.The governing ... Read more...

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AFC extends suspension of former president


August 19th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 19 (IANS) The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced Sunday the extension of suspension against Mohamed Bin Hammam, amid corruption charges against its former president.The Asian football governing ... Read more...

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Malaysian girl dies during exorcism ritual


August 7th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) A three-year-old Malaysian girl has died after seven members of her family allegedly suffocated her during an exorcism ritual, the Daily Mail reported.The ritual took place ... Read more...

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Etihad Airways to fly daily to Vietnam


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 22 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways, the flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will launch daily flights to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam's commercial capital and most ... Read more...

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Malaysia to evacuate citizens from Syria


July 22nd, 2012 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 22 (IANS) Malaysia is removing its citizens from Syria following the fast deteriorating security situation in that country, according to Malaysian foreign minister Anifah Aman.In a ... Read more...

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Two killed in Malaysia chopper crash


July 21st, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 21 (IANS) Two bodies were found in a helicopter wreckage Saturday in a remote jungle in Malaysia's eastern state of Sarawak, Xinhua reported. The chopper went missing ... Read more...

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AFC provisionally suspends Bin Hammam


July 17th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 17 (IANS) The Asian football governing body has handed its former head Mohamed Bin Hammam a 30-day ban for alleged financial irregularities.The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) in ... Read more...

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ASEAN Cup: Lucky India earn a draw against Malaysia


July 13th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 13 (IANS) Goalkeeper Debopriya Das put up a valiant show as Indian escaped with a goalless draw against a strong Malaysian Blue side in the under-13 ASEAN ... Read more...

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Malaysia scraps colonial-era sedition law


July 12th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 12 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has announced that a six-decade-old law that impeded freedom of speech would be abolished.The colonial-era Sedition Act, which criminalises speech ... Read more...

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Malaysia raids football gambling syndicates


July 5th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 5 (IANS) Malaysia police conducted almost 150 raids on illegal betting rings and detained 100 people involved in gambling during the European championship, local media reported Thursday.Malaysian ... Read more...

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Akshay continues his love for action with new ad


July 4th, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 4 (IANS) He made a roaring comeback to action with "Rowdy Rathore". Following its success, Bollywood's 'khiladi' Akshay Kumar has shot an action-oriented advertisement."Taking up from where ... Read more...

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Australian cricket team to play Afghanistan next month


July 2nd, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, July 2 (IANS) World No.1 ODI team, Australia will play the emerging Afghanistan in the Middle East next month in the latest step that recognises Afghanistan's increasing importance in ... Read more...

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Can’t force BCCI to accept DRS: Richardson


June 28th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, June 28 (IANS) International Cricket Council's (ICC) newly appointed chief executive David Richardson Thursday defended the board's decision on the controversial Decision Review System (DRS), saying India cannot ... Read more...

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Pawar steps down as ICC president, Issac takes over


June 28th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, June 28 (IANS) India's Sharad Pawar stepped down as the president of the International Cricket Council (ICC) and was replaced by New Zealander Alan Issac.Isaac, the former chairman ... Read more...

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ICC declines to make DRS mandatory, retains current format


June 27th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, June 27 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) executive board Wednesday rejected its chief executives' committee's (CEC) decision to make the controversial Decision Review System (DRS) mandatory for ... Read more...

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Indian, Bangladeshis held in Malaysia (Lead)


June 25th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 25 (IANS) Eighty-one illegal migrants, including an Indian, two Pakistanis and 33 Bangladeshis, have been detained in Malaysia.In a joint operation by 12 Malaysian government agencies, 81 illegal ... Read more...

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ICC asks Bangladesh, Sri Lanka to have anti-graft code


June 25th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, June 25 (IANS) Taking strong note of reports of corruption in domestic cricket, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has asked Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to have an anti-corruption ... Read more...

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BCCI rejects ICC’s recommendation on DRS (Lead, changing dateline)


June 25th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) The Indian cricket board Monday refused to change its stance on the controversial Decision Review System (DRS) even as the International Cricket Council's (ICC) chief executive ... Read more...

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ICC committee recommends mandatory DRS in Tests, ODIs


June 25th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, June 25 (IANS) The International Cricket Council's (ICC) chief executive committee Monday recommended the universal application of the controversial Decision Review System (DRS), which has been fiercely opposed ... Read more...

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Alan Isaac to take over ICC’s presidency from Pawar


June 23rd, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, June 23 (IANS) New Zealand's Alan Isaac will succeed India's Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar as the eighth International Cricket Council (ICC) president during the council's annual conference beginning ... Read more...

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Etihad Airways buys stake in Virgin Australia


June 7th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 7 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has announced it has acquired a 4.99 percent equity stake in Virgin Australia Holdings.Etihad ... Read more...

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Indian team announced for junior women’s Asia Cup


June 5th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Ritu Rani will lead the 18-member Indian team for the junior women's Asia Cup in hockey to take place June 27-July 7 in Bangkok, Thailand.India ... Read more...

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Euro drivers sweep top spots in JK Asia Series


May 27th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, May 27 (IANS) Teammates Nabil Jeffri and Aston Hare completed a double for Eurointernational as they won the rounds three and four, respectively, in the JK Racing Asia ... Read more...

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Eurointernational post 1-2 finish in JK Asia Series


May 26th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, May 26 (IANS) Reigning team champions Eurointernational achieved a 1-2 finish in the opening rounds of the JK Racing Asia Series here Saturday.Nabil Jeffri repeated his feat of ... Read more...

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Two Myanmarese killed in Malaysia bus accident


May 26th, 2012 - 3:17 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, May 26 (IANS) At least two people were killed and 44 others injured after their bus plunged into a ravine in Malaysia's Penang state Friday. All passengers ... Read more...

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Bose to open manufacturing plant in Malaysia


May 7th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, May 7 (IANS) US-based professional audio equipment maker Bose Corporation Monday announced plans to build its first manufacturing plant in Asia.The manufacturing plant would be built on a ... Read more...

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Pre-season overseas tour has double edges: Wenger


May 5th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 5 (IANS) Arsenal Football Club manager Arsene Wenger feels there are both advantages and disadvantages in the pre-season overseas tour especially in a major tournament year.The English ... Read more...

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India, China will lead Asia’s growth: IMF (Lead)


April 27th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS) Even as it lowered India's growth forecast to 6.9 percent this year from 7.1 percent in 2011, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Friday said led by ... Read more...

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IMF lowers India growth forecast to 6.9 percent


April 27th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Friday lowered India's economic growth forecast to 6.9 percent for 2012 as compared to 7 percent projection announced in January.The ... Read more...

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Asia’s first Legoland to open in Malaysia


April 26th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 26 (IANS) Asia's first Legoland is coming up in Malaysia's southern state of Johor, bringing a new tourist attraction to the country.The 30.8-hectare theme park, located in ... Read more...

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Russia signs $35 mn missile deal with Malaysia


April 20th, 2012 - 6:07 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and Malaysia have signed a $35 million contract on the delivery of RVV-AE air-to-air missiles for the Malaysian air force.Russia's state-run arms exporter ... Read more...

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ICC agrees to split roles for president, chairman (Lead)


April 16th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 16 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has finally agreed to go for a constitutional amendment to spilt the role of the president by creating a new post ... Read more...

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