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Manpreet Badal ploughs a lonely furrow (Punjab Newsletter)


August 24th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 24 (IANS) When the People's Party of Punjab (PPP) was floated in March last year, there were expectations that its leader and former Punjab finance minister ... Read more...

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Olympic hockey: India lose to SA, finish 12th


August 11th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) South Africa gave the finishing touches to India's disastrous campaign in the Olympic men's hockey competition with a 3-2 win in the classification match for 11-12 ... Read more...

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List of Indian athletes at London


July 26th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) The list of Indian athletes participating at the London Olympic Games - 81 athletes, the highest ever Indian contingent to Olympics, will take part in ... Read more...

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Indian worker kills himself in Oman


July 10th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Muscat, July 10 (IANS) A 30-year-old mason from India, who was reported missing by his friends last week, was found hanging from a tree in Oman's southern town of ... Read more...

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Chettri to lead Indian hockey team in Olympics (Lead)


June 11th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Goalkeeper Bharat Chettri Monday was named captain of the Indian hockey team for the Olympics.The 16-member squad and two stand-bys were announced by Hockey ... Read more...

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Chettri to lead Indian hockey team in Olympics


June 11th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Goalkeeper Bharat Chettri Monday was named captain of the Indian hockey team in the Olympics.The 16-member squad and two stand-bys was announced by Hockey ... Read more...

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32 hockey players named for central contracts


June 8th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) Friday announced a list of 32 senior men core probables who will be awarded with central contracts for the 2012-13 season.The ... Read more...

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Azlan Shah: India bounce back to beat South Korea 2-1


May 25th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Ipoh (Malaysia), May 25 (IANS) Five-time champions India bounced back from an opening match defeat to beat South Korea 2-1 with a last-minute strike from S.K. Uthappa in a closely ... Read more...

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President’s Cup: Boxer Devendro loses final to settle for silver


May 7th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Almaty (Kazakhstan), May 7 (IANS) India's Olympic-bound boxer L Devendro Singh (49kg) lost the title clash to Cuban boxer Yosvany Veitia and settled for the silver medal in the President's ... Read more...

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Indian boxer Devendro in finals of President’s Cup


May 6th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Almaty (Kazakhstan), May 6 (IANS) India's L. Devendro Singh entered the finals of 49 kg at the President's Cup boxing event here Sunday.The 20-year-old triumphed over his more experienced opponent, ... Read more...

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Khamkar retains Mr India title


April 21st, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, April 21 (IANS) Suhas Khamkar retained the Mr India title in the senior national body building championship here Saturday. For Khamkar, it was his third consecutive Mr India title. ... Read more...

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Chettri to lead India in Sultan Azlan Shah Cup


April 12th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Goalkeeper Bharat Chettri will be leading an 18-member Indian hockey team in the 21st Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Tournament to be held at Ipoh, ... Read more...

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Shiva youngest Indian boxer to qualify for Olympics


April 11th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Astana (Kazakhstan), April 11 (IANS) Teenage boxer Shiva Thapa qualified for the 2012 Olympics by entering the final of the 56 kg category at the Asian Olympic qualifying event here ... Read more...

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Chettri to lead Indian hockey team in London


April 10th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Goalkeeper Bharat Chettri will lead the 18-member Indian hockey team for the four-nation Olympic test event in London May 2-6.Selection trials were conducted at ... Read more...

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Manpreet in quarters of Olympic qualifying event


April 6th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Astana (Kazakhstan), April 6 (IANS) Asian Games silver medallist Manpreet Singh (91kg) Friday entered the quarterfinals of the Asian Olympic Qualifying Boxing Event here with a resounding victory over Mongolia's ... Read more...

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Under-pressure Vijender hopes to book London berth in Astana


April 2nd, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) India's top boxer Vijender Singh, who won a bronze medal in the 2008 Beijing Games, said he has got used to the pressure of expectations ... Read more...

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Indians boxers asked to switch to aggressive mode


April 2nd, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) India's boxing coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu has asked his wards to be aggressive in the Asian Olympic qualifiers to be held in Astana, Kazakhstan, from ... Read more...

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Officials shifted in Punjab’s Gurdaspur after violence


March 31st, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 31 (IANS) The Punjab government Saturday suspended two senior police officers in Gurdaspur and transferred the deputy commissioner after communal violence left an 18-year-old youth dead.Gurdaspur district police ... Read more...

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Punjab results decimate Manpreet Badal, PPP


March 6th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 6 (IANS) Any hopes for a third front in Punjab's electoral politics were shattered as results to the 117 assembly seats were declared Tuesday.Former finance minister and ... Read more...

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Akali Dal-BJP set to create history in Punjab (Fifth Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 6 (IANS) Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance was set to create history Tuesday as it inched towards power, stunning the Congress.By Tuesday ... Read more...

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Akali Dal-BJP maintain lead in Punjab (Fourth Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 6 (IANS) Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance maintained their lead in 65 of 117 seats for which trends were available as votes ... Read more...

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Akali Dal-BJP make major gains in Punjab (Third Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 6 (IANS) Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance made major gains, leading in 66 seats in trends available for 105 of Punjab's 117 ... Read more...

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Rajpal, Halappa left out from Olympics hockey probables


February 27th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The dream of former India captain Rajpal Singh and Arjun Halappa to play in the Olympics was over Monday as they were left out ... Read more...

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India ride on Sandeep’s brilliance to book London berth


February 26th, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Eight-time champions India are back in the Games with a 8-1 drubbing of France in the final of the 2012 London Olympic men's hockey qualifiers ... Read more...

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Ace forward Rajpal axed from hockey squad for Olympic qualifiers


January 30th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) As expected former captain Rajpal Singh was Monday dropped from the 18-member India squad for the 2012 London Olympic qualifiers to be held at the ... Read more...

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Stopping by the polling booth on wedding day (Punjab poll diary)


January 30th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 30 (IANS) Dressed in full wedding finery, a groom in Punjab's Patiala town went the extra mile -- literally -- to exercise his franchise Monday.The groom took a ... Read more...

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Polling booth No.106: Where the feuding Badals converge


January 30th, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Badal (Punjab), Jan 30 (IANS) Located in a government school in Badal village of Lambi assembly seat in Punjab, polling booth No.106 may be a nondescript place but it ... Read more...

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11 EVMs replaced in Punjab after tampering complaint


January 30th, 2012 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 30 (IANS) Election authorities in Punjab Monday replaced 11 electronic voting machines (EVMs) in Mansa district after complaints that an unidentified person had tried to tamper with ... Read more...

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Akalis, Congress claim victory as campaigning ends in Punjab


January 28th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 28 (IANS) As campaigning officially ended Saturday evening for Monday's (Jan 30) election to Punjab's 117 assembly seats, the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance ... Read more...

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‘Clouds’ galore over Punjab’s electoral skies


January 26th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 26 (IANS) The recent cold wave may have partially abated from Punjab, but political clouds continue to loom over the state. The state's ruling first family Badal (which ... Read more...

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Rajpal retained among 32 hockey probables for Olympic qualifiers


January 23rd, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Despite raising doubts on striker Rajpal Singh's availability for the Olympic qualifiers, India's chief hockey coach Michael Nobbs Monday decided to retain the former ... Read more...

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Selecting team for Olympic qualifiers will be tough: Nobbs


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) India hockey coach Michael Nobbs says an impressive performance by youngsters in the ongoing series against South Africa will make it tough for him to ... Read more...

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1,080 in fray for Punjab assembly polls


January 16th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh Jan 16 (IANS) A total of 1,080 candidates are finally left in the fray for the Jan 30 elections for Punjab's 117 assembly seats after the last date ... Read more...

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Election process starts in Punjab with notification


January 5th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 5 (IANS) The process of elections to the Punjab assembly officially began Thursday with Governor Shivraj Patil issuing the notification under the Representation of the People Act ... Read more...

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Parkash Singh Badal pitted against brother for Lambi seat


December 31st, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 31 (IANS) It is Badal versus Badal in Punjab's Lambi assembly constituency. Tipped to be the "mother of all battles", Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal will be pitted ... Read more...

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