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Olympic boxing: Kazakhstan’s Sapiyev wins welterweight gold


August 12th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kazakhstani boxer Serik Sapiyev won gold in the men's welterweight (69 kg) category Sunday, dominating Britain's local hero Freddie Evans 17-9 in front of the ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: India’s Manoj Kumar knocked out


August 5th, 2012 - 4:24 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Indian boxer Manoj Kumar was knocked out of the 2012 London Olympics after he lost his 64kg pre-quarterfinal bout to Great Britain's Tom Stalker at the ... Read more...

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Olympics: Federer acknowledges he’s favourite


July 27th, 2012 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Wimbledon champion and world No.1 Roger Federer has acknowledged he is the favourite for Olympic gold.For all Federer's 17 Grand Slam titles, an Olympic ... Read more...

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Coach Thomas to leave for Olympics with three shooters


July 5th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 5 (IANS) Indian shooting coach Sunny Thomas is excited as he and his team is all set to leave for the London Olympics.Speaking to IANS over telephone ... Read more...

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Kothari ousts Habib to make last 8


June 21st, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 21 (IANS) Kolkata's Sourav Kothari held off a late surge from top seed and local hero Rafath Habib to win 4-2 and enter the quarter-finals of the Kences ... Read more...

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French Open: Tsonga finishes off Wawrinka, Del Potro beat Berdych


June 4th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Local hero Jo-Wilfried Tsonga finished off Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka when play resumed Monday after their marathon fourth round French Open match was interrupted by ... Read more...

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Kolkata delirious over KKR triumph in IPL


May 28th, 2012 - 2:14 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) Youths beat drums, burst crackers and partied on the streets as the eastern metropolis celebrated the maiden title conquest of Kolkata Knight Riders in the ... Read more...

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KKR is the only team that plays for Kolkata’s pride: Gambhir


May 4th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 4 (IANS) Rubbishing speculation that Kolkata Knight Riders' home match at the Eden Gardens Saturday may become a virtually away game due to crowd support for rivals ... Read more...

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South Africa beat India by 11 runs (Lead)


March 31st, 2012 - 2:46 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, March 31 (IANS) South Africa beat India by 11 runs via the Duckworth Lewis Method in the rain-marred one-off Twenty20 international at the Wanderers here Friday.India, while chasing ... Read more...

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Suspects arrested in DJ Megatron killing case


April 7th, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Staten Island, April 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Staten Island police have arrested two people in connection with the killing of DJ Megatron. It may be recalled that Megratron was gunned down near ... Read more...

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Ranchi disappointed as Dhoni skips home city


April 6th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 6 (IANS) India's World Cup-winning captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's home town of Ranchi is disappointed its local hero is giving the city as miss because of the ... Read more...

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Jharkhand fan keeps fast for Indfia’s triumph


April 2nd, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 2 (IANS) While Jharkhand-born Mahendra Singh Dhoni is leading India against Sri Lanka in the cricket World Cup final in Mumbai Saturday, his state's people have turned to ... Read more...

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Commentator Omar Abdullah says sorry to Yuvraj (Lead)


March 31st, 2011 - 2:08 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 31 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah literally turned commentator Wednesday as he flooded Twitter with his ball by ball analysis of the India-Pakistan World ... Read more...

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Omar Abdullah turns commentator for India-Pakistan match


March 30th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 30 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah literally turned commentator Wednesday as he flooded Twitter with his ball to ball analysis of India-Pakistan World Cup ... Read more...

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India-Pakistan tie: Rs.1,000 tickets sell for Rs.7,000!


March 25th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali, March 25 (IANS) With arch rivals India and Pakistan set to clash in the World Cup semi-finals here, prices of all tickets for the big match have soared in ... Read more...

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Karlberg eyes unique hat-trick at SAIL Open


March 7th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Sweden's Rikard Karlberg, very successful on Indian courses, will target a successful return to the SAIL Open later this month as he aims for a third ... Read more...

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Australian Simon McKeon shows the way for philanthropy


January 25th, 2011 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 25 (IANS) While most of us find it too cumbersome to take up any social work, citing compulsions of our over-demanding regular jobs, Australian Simon Mckeon is the person we ... Read more...

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Clijsters sends Russia’s Safina packing at Australian Open


January 18th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan.18 (ANI): Belgian Kim Clijsters humiliated Russia's former world number one Dinara Safina 6-0, 6-0 Tuesday to head trio of impressive winners at the Australian Open.Tournament favourite Clijsters sent Russia's ... Read more...

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Muniyappa ready for title defence at Hero Honda Indian Open


November 26th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Local hero C. Muniyappa hopes to go back to his old ways as he prepares to defend his title at the $1.25 million Hero Honda Indian Open ... Read more...

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‘Do Dooni Chaar’ Receives Huge Appreciation, Continues To Enthrall Audience


October 12th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 12, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): 'Do Dooni Chaar' has sprung a surprise by seeing massive appreciation coming its way. The film opened on (predictably) a low note with barely noticeable collections. ... Read more...

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13th century slab of stone carving stolen from Goa


September 17th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 17 (IANS) A historic one-metre-long stone slab with carvings of battle scene, dating back to the late 13th century, has been stolen from a remote village in north Goa. ... Read more...

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Gangjee best Indian at tied 13th in Queen’s Cup golf


June 20th, 2010 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Samui (Thailand), June 20 (IANS) Rahil Gangjee brought home his best card of the tournament and finished tied 13th, while Himmat Rai was tied 18th in the Queen's Cup golf tournament here ... Read more...

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We don’t rate each other: Abhi-Aish


June 12th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) They are the most sought after onscreen and offscreen couple and individual stars, but Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan say they would never rate each other ... Read more...

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Webber pips Vettel as Red Bull stay unbeaten in qualifying


May 8th, 2010 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Barcelona, May 8 (DPA) Mark Webber pipped team-mate Sebastian Vettel for the pole position as the Red Bull team kept its perfect qualifying record in 2010 Formula One qualifying at the ... Read more...

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Mumbai Indians thrash Royal Challengers to remain on top (Lead)


April 17th, 2010 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 17 (IANS) Mumbai Indians beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 57 runs at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here Saturday to retain their top position in the Indian Premier League (IPL) ... Read more...

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Kanye West To Star In The Cleveland Show


April 12th, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Although not much has been heard from Kanye West in the last few months, it seems that may be about to change. Soon you will be able to ... Read more...

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Knight Riders set 161-run target for Royal Challengers


April 10th, 2010 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 10 (IANS) In a must win game to stay in race for a berth in the semi-finals, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Saturday set a target of 161 runs for Royal ... Read more...

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Fans want Yuvraj to answer critics with his bat


April 2nd, 2010 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali (Punjab), April 2 (IANS) Against the backdrop of rumours regarding a rift among team members and franchisee owners appealing for media to restrain from such stories, Kings XI Punjab stepped into ... Read more...

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Kapur finishes second, five Indians in top six


April 2nd, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Richard Karlberg of Sweden took the cake, winning the $300,000 SAIL Open, even as five Indians followed him in the second to sixth place in the Asian ... Read more...

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Tiwari, Ganguly power Knight Riders’ win over Kings XI (Lead)


March 28th, 2010 - 2:17 am ICT by IANS
Mohali, March 27 (IANS) Half-centuries from Manoj Tiwari and skipper Sourav Ganguly powered Kolkata Knight Riders to a comprehensive 39-run win over Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at ... Read more...

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Vettel gets second successive pole at Australian GP


March 27th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, March 27 (DPA) Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel secured a second successive pole of the season Saturday when he posted the fastest-time in qualifying for Sunday's Australian Grand Prix. The German clocked ... Read more...

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Webber has best chance to win Australian GP: Button


March 25th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 25(ANI): Reigning Formula One champion Jenson Button has hinted that local hero Mark Webber has the best chance of winning the Australian Grand Prix this weekend at Albert Park.Button said ... Read more...

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Royal Challengers defeat Super Kings in close tie


March 24th, 2010 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 23 (IANS) Riding high on its three consecutive victories, home team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) outplayed Chennai Super Kings (CSK) late Tuesday to win their fifth match in the IPL ... Read more...

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Murray’s fans confident about his time in the sun


February 1st, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.1 (ANI): Fans of British tennis star in his hometown of Dunblane have said they are very proud of him reaching the Australian Open final, and while sad at his ... Read more...

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China teen is seen as a hero for killing a local official


January 22nd, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Beijing, Jan 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Chinese teenager Zhang Xuping killed a local Communist Party official Li Shiming. And he is being touted as a hero, for doing the deed, instead ... Read more...

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