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India Cements eyes Hockey India League franchise


September 18th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) After owning the most successful India Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings, India Cements looks set to add a Hockey India League (HIL) franchise.A ... Read more...

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Dwyer and Sardar will be face of Hockey India League


September 18th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Australia captain Jamie Dwyer and India star centre-half Sardar Singh were Tuesday unveiled as the brand ambassadors of the Hockey India League that is scheduled ... Read more...

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Patel-Uniexcel buy Hockey India League Ranchi franchise


September 14th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) Friday announced that the Ranchi franchise of its upcoming league has been bought by the Patel-Uniexcel Group.Sahara India and Jaypee Group had ... Read more...

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Hockey India inducts Hockey Bhopal in its fold


September 13th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Hockey Bhopal (HB), which has been admitted as a new associate member of Hockey India (HI), will now take part in all national championships under ... Read more...

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90 Indian players sign up for Hockey India league


September 12th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Indian hockey's best 90 players have signed up for the Hockey India (HI) League players' auction to be held next month in the run up ... Read more...

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14 Pakistanis sign up for Hockey India League auction


September 9th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) The vastly experienced Sohail Abbas is among 14 Pakistan hockey stars who have signed up for the inaugural Hockey India League to be held from ... Read more...

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Hockey India to appoint high performance manager


August 29th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) In the aftermath of the London debacle, Hockey India (HI) Wednesday decided to appoint a high performance manager, who will oversee the affairs of all ... Read more...

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Nobbs vows to carry on as India’s hockey coach


August 14th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) India's chief hockey coach Michael Nobbs Tuesday vowed to carry on even as he prepares a stinging report on the eight-time Olympic champions worst ever ... Read more...

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High profile board of HI’s league


July 25th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla, senior BJP politician Arun Jaitley and eminent media personality Rajat Sharma have been named on the board of ... Read more...

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Hockey India to pursue Leslie’s quest for lost gold medals


July 24th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Legendary Olympian Leslie Claudius can heave a sigh of relief as Hockey India (HI) will be pursuing his request to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) ... Read more...

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Hockey India appoint Hawgood as women’s coach


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Australia's Neil Hawgood, who was part of the 1988 Olympic squad, Monday was appointed the chief coach of India's women's hockey team.The 50-year-old aims to ... Read more...

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Hockey India’s league in January with six teams


June 1st, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Hockey India's (HI) ambitious professional league will hit-in during January-February next year with six city-based teams to start with.HI secretary-general Narinder Batra told IANS Friday ... Read more...

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Honour killing: 25-year old man killed in Punjab


April 16th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Balachaur (Punjab), April 16 (IANS) In yet another incident of "honour killing", a 25-year-old man lost his life Monday minutes after he had lunch with his newly-wedded wife at a ... Read more...

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‘Parliament should award death penalty for crimes against elderly’


April 12th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) A Delhi court Thursday urged parliament to award capital punishment in cases where a senior citizen is the victim.Additional Sessions Judge Narinder Kumar said: "This ... Read more...

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FIH president Negre to meet HI, IHF next week


April 7th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) International Hockey Federation (FIH) president Leandro Negre will be visiting India next week to sort out the differences between the two warring bodies Hockey India ... Read more...

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HI lauds appointment of Ajit Pal’s as Chef-de-Mission


April 3rd, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) Tuesday lauded the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) for appointing three-time Olympian and former captain Ajit Pal Singh as the Chef-de-Mission of the ... Read more...

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Goodies for hockey players, talks on for contracts


March 29th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 29 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) and the Lalit Group of Hotels presented cash awards and iPads to the national men's team that recently won the Olympic qualifier while ... Read more...

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Sports ministry clears national camp after HI’s flip-flop


March 5th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The sports ministry Monday finally paved the way for the national hockey team's camp that will start Tuesday at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) ... Read more...

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Sahara India renews sponsorship deal with Hockey India


February 8th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) After severing its ties with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Sahara India Wednesday renewed its sponsorship deal with Hockey India (HI) ... Read more...

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Sahara to renew sponsorship of Indian hockey


February 7th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) After pulling out of cricket, the national obsession, Sahara India is all set to sign a five-year contract to renew its sponsorship deal for ... Read more...

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WSH gets National Stadium, Olympic camps shifted out


December 2nd, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The national hockey camp for the Olympic qualifiers will not be held in the capital as the government has allotted the Dhyan Chand National Stadium ... Read more...

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Six more Indian hockey players pull out of WSH


December 1st, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Six more Indian players pulled out of the World Series Hockey (WSH) Thursday citing national camp for the Olympic qualifier that would coincide with the ... Read more...

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Six top Indian hockey players pull out of WSH


November 30th, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The World Series Hockey (WSH) suffered a serious set-back Wednesday after six top Indian players pulled out of the league, citing national commitment.Goalkeepers Bharat Chettri, ... Read more...

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HI requests SAI not to allow WSH at National Stadium


November 29th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The Sports Authority of India (SAI) is considering a Hockey India (HI) request that leasing the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium for the un-sanctioned World ... Read more...

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Virtually entire hockey squad in WSH list


November 17th, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) and World Series Hockey (WSH) are on a collision course. The WSH management Thursday came out with a list of contracted players ... Read more...

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Players have to decide between India and WSH: Hockey India


November 16th, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) has put the onus on the players to decide whether to represent India in the Olympic qualifiers or to play in the ... Read more...

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FIH to continue recognising Hockey India


November 12th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) In a major breather for hockey in the country, International Hockey Federation (FIH) has decided to continue with its recognition of Hockey India (HI) and ... Read more...

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Sandeep, Sardara’s ban revoked by Hockey India


September 21st, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Ace drag flicker Sandeep Singh and star mid-fielder Sardara Singh took a sigh of relief Wednesday after their two-year ban, for indiscipline, was revoked by ... Read more...

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Sandeep, Sardara appeal to Hockey India against ban


September 15th, 2011 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) India's drag-flicker Sandeep Singh and midfielder Sardara Singh Thursday appealed against the two-year ban slapped on them by Hockey India (HI) for indiscipline.HI secretary general ... Read more...

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HI requested sports ministry to announce a suitable reward


September 14th, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) Wednesday requested the sports ministry to "announce a suitable reward" after the national team rejected the paltry cash award of Rs.25,000 announced ... Read more...

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HI could afford only Rs.25,000 for each player: Batra


September 14th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) secretary general Narinder Batra Wednesday said the federation could afford to give out only Rs.25,000 in reward to each member of the ... Read more...

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Indian players reject Hockey India cash award


September 14th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Indian players have rejected the Rs.25,000 cash award given to them by Hockey India (HI) for winning the inaugural edition of the Asian Champions Trophy ... Read more...

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HI bans Sandeep, Sardara for two years


August 27th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) National team players Sandeep Singh and Sardara Singh were Saturday banned for two years by Hockey India (HI) for indiscipline.The two had left the camp ... Read more...

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HI calls meeting of selectors, coaches to sort out players’ issue


August 24th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) has called a meeting of the selectors and the coaches to discuss the issue of Sandeep Singh and Sardara Singh leaving the ... Read more...

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Himachal wants import duty on apples hiked


August 3rd, 2011 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 3 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Wednesday requested the central government to enhance import duty on apples and designate it a 'special product' to protect the domestic fruit industry.State ... Read more...

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