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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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Krishna Poonia bags silver in Portland meet


June 5th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) India's London-bound discus thrower Krishna Poonia bagged the silver medal at the Post Pre Elite Womens' event at Portland, US, but the effort was way ... Read more...

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Bollywood values costume designing more now: National Award winner


April 24th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 24 (IANS) Having worked with top-of-the-line film directors in Bollywood, costume designer and actor Dolly Ahluwalia Tewari feels her craft is more valued in the film industry ... Read more...

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More painful times ahead for Farhan!


April 13th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Essaying the role of an athlete is not easy. After undertaking a rigorous regime to get into the character of Milkha Singh, Farhan Akhtar will ... Read more...

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‘Paan Singh Tomar’ team to care for former athletes


March 10th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 10 (IANS) Who says actors and films do not make a difference to the quality of our life? A biopic on the life of athlete-turned-outlaw Paan Singh ... Read more...

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Milkha Singh to help Farhan recreate his life on screen


February 4th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 4 (IANS) Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's most ambitious project "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag", starring Farhan Akhtar, is set to go floors this month and athlete Milkha Singh, who is the ... Read more...

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Shooting ‘Lakshya’ in Ladakh changed me: Farhan Akhtar


January 28th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 28 (IANS) Filmmaker Farhan Akhtar has traveled places for his films. Be it Goa for "Dil Chahta Hai", Ladakh for "Lakshya" or Spain for "Zindagi Na Milegi ... Read more...

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Farhan Akhtar running for role


January 17th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Farhan Akhtar has not only begun to grow his hair and beard to be ready to play a Sikh athlete in "Bhag Milkha Bhag", he ... Read more...

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Aslam Sher Khan elected president of Olympian Association


December 13th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Olympian Association of India has been formed here with hockey Olympian Aslam Sher Khan elected as president while Randhir Singh, secretary general of ... Read more...

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Farhan to grow beard for ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ (Movie Snippets)


December 10th, 2011 - 3:28 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Actor Farhan Akhtar, who is set to reprise the role of Milkha Singh in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag", will start growing a ... Read more...

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Farhan’s date with Milkha Singh


November 12th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Playing the role of Milkha Singh in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag", perfectionist actor Farhan Akhtar spent a few days with the legendary ... Read more...

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Will direct again, but not sure when: Gulzar (Film Snippets)


February 15th, 2011 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) Veteran lyricist and filmmaker Gulzar, who last wielded the megaphone in 1999 for "Hu Tu Tu", plans to return to direction but is not sure when."I have ... Read more...

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A New Face Is In Search For Rakeysh Mehra’s ‘Run Milkha Run’


January 5th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
. The name that have been suggested earlier for the role was of Akshay Kumar and Mehra agrees that there are some B-town actors who’ll be capable of changing themselves into ... Read more...

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Mehra wants new face to play Milkha Singh


January 5th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, Jan 5 (IANS)Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, who will not cast an A-lister for the title role in "Run Milkha Run", has launched a nationwide search to find a ... Read more...

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Highlights of Indian sport in 2010


December 28th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) The following are the highlights of Indian sport in 2010:* The 101 medals (38 gold, 27 silver, 36 bronze) at the Commonwealth Games are India's best ... Read more...

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CWG athletics: India bag second gold in best Games show (Roundup)


October 13th, 2010 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
By Sirshendu Panth New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) India capped their memorable track and field outing at the 2010 Commonwealth Games with the women's 4x400 metres relay team bagging the gold. Adding to ... Read more...

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CWG athletics: Indian women bag 4×400m relay gold


October 12th, 2010 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) India won the gold in women's 4x400 metres relay in track and field at the Commonwealth Games here Tuesday.The Indian quartet of Manjeet Kaur, Sini Jose, Ashwini ... Read more...

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CWG Athletics: Krishna ends 52-year wait for gold, India sweeps women’s discus (Roundup)


October 12th, 2010 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
By Sirshendu Panth New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) A long 52-year wait came to an end as India's national anthem was once again played in the Commonwealth Games athletics arena with woman discus ... Read more...

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Discus results will inspire us to perform better at Guangzhou: Harwant


October 12th, 2010 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) The medal sweep in women's discus at the Commonwealth Games athletics event Monday has made the Indians hopeful of a good performance in next month's Asian Games ... Read more...

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CWG athletics: Poonia breaks 52-year gold jinx, India sweeps women’s discus (Lead)


October 11th, 2010 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) It was a fairy tale outing for India in the athletics arena Monday as woman discus thrower Krishna Poonia broke a 52-year jinx to win a gold ... Read more...

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CWG: Historic day for Indian athletics, women sweep discus throw (Night Lead)


October 11th, 2010 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Indian women discus throwers Monday created history by sweeping all the three medals - gold, silver and bronze - at the Commonwealth Games and set several records ... Read more...

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No Games inaugural invite for P.T. Usha


October 3rd, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode (Kerala), Oct 3 (IANS) Former sprint queen P.T. Usha is upset over not being invited to the inaugural ceremony of the Commonwealth Games and maintains she has not received any e-mail ... Read more...

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Commonwealth Games is more nostalgia, less sports


September 28th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Anand Philar New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) If anything, the Commonwealth Games provide a lingering aroma of the British empire that in these modern times only evokes nostalgia and little else of ... Read more...

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Amitabh Bachchan Recommends Akshay Kumar For Milkha Singh


August 24th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 24, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has acted with superstar Akshay Kumar in several films, seems to have realized the talent of the actor. Big B has suggested ... Read more...

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Neetu Chandra Runs With ‘Queen’s Baton’ In Patna


July 17th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
July 17, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Bollywood Neetu Chandra has got the privilege of running with the torch of Commonwealth Games in her home town this week. She is one of ... Read more...

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Eminent sportspersons to carry baton in Chandigarh


June 29th, 2010 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 29 (IANS) Eminent sportspersons from Chandigarh who have made their mark in the international arena will carry the Queen's Baton for the 2010 Commonwealth Games, when it officially enters ... Read more...

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New Delhi looking into Indian shooters’ harassment issue


May 16th, 2010 - 11:58 pm ICT by ANI
Patiala, May 16 (ANI): Minister of State for External Affairs Parneet Kaur on Sunday said that New Delhi has taken a serous not of harassment of Indian shooters at the International Sport ... Read more...

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‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’: Scripting the amazing Milkha Singh story


May 12th, 2010 - 9:21 am ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is working on one of his most ambitious projects "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" and says he wants to break linguistic barriers with the ... Read more...

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Rakeysh Mehra to make biopic on Milkha Singh


March 20th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 20 (ANI): Bollywood director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has revealed plans to make a biographical film on the life of Indian ace athlete Milkha Singh."There is so much darkness in today's ... Read more...

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Good response for first Chandigarh marathon


January 31st, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 31 (IANS) The first Chandigarh marathon Sunday got enthusiastic response from people, including a 77-year-old record holder and an industrialist who donated Rs.5,000 for every kilometre he ran. Masresha from Ethiopia ... Read more...

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First marathon run in Chandigarh kicks off


January 31st, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Chandigarh, Jan 31 (ANI): Former Olympian Milkha Singh, who is popularly known as the 'flying Sikh', flagged off the first marathon run here today.More than 4500 runners participated in the marathon, which ... Read more...

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Chandigarh to host first marathon Sunday


January 30th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 30 (IANS) Chandigarh is all set to host its first marathon Sunday which will see several renowned personalities like Kiron Kher, Poonam Dhillon and Kapil Dev running to celebrate the ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s book foundation pulls out of Delhi fair


January 28th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) The National Book Foundation of Pakistan has pulled out of the 19th New Delhi World Book Fair, a few days after the country's chief election commissioner and ... Read more...

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Commonwealth mascot Shera, MBT Arjun dominate 61st Republic Day attractions


January 26th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.26 (ANI): Among the major attractions that dominated the 61st Republic Day celebrations here today, were the Main Battle Tank Arjun, the Smerch Multiple Launch Rocket System, the Armoured ... Read more...

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India handed over Commonwealth Games baton in London


October 29th, 2009 - 7:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 29(ANI): Visiting Indian President Pratibha Devisingh Patil was on Thursday handed over the Queen's Baton by Queen Elizabeth II, signaling the formal launch of the Commonwealth Games that is ... Read more...

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