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Plans to revive hockey - in hues of pink and blue


August 17th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 17 (IANS) With the present Indian hockey team giving its worst performance in the London Olympics, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal wants a colourful revival ... Read more...

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Army chief calls for restoring India’s glory in hockey


May 28th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Indian Army Chief V.K. Singh, who has hogged headlines for a controversy relating to his date of birth, Monday revealed another side of himself - ... Read more...

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Assam industry bats for tea as national drink


May 19th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 19 (IANS) Although the union government has voiced reservations, Assam's tea bodies are insisting that tea be declared the country's national drink.Minister of State for Commerce and Industry ... Read more...

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We taught the world how to play hockey: Leslie Claudius (Lead, Interview)


April 14th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 14 (IANS) The renaming of a London underground (metro) station after him in the lead up to the London Olympics has overwhelmed Indian hockey legend Leslie Claudius, ... Read more...

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We taught the world how to play hockey: Leslie Claudius (Interview)


April 14th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 14 (IANS) Indian hockey legend Leslie Claudius is overwhelmed at being only one of three Indians - after fellow greats Dhyan Chand and Roop Singh - among ... Read more...

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Sahara India to award Rs.1.29 crore for hockey team (Lead)


February 28th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Hockey India's (HI) chief sponsor Sahara India Tuesday announced a cash award of Rs.1.29 crore for the Indian men's national team after the eight-time Olympic ... Read more...

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Sahara India announce cash award for hockey team


February 28th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Hockey India's (HI) chief sponsor Sahara India Tuesday announced a cash award of Rs.1.12 crore for the Indian men's national team after the eight-time Olympic ... Read more...

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Saif for more films on hockey


February 23rd, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Saif Ali Khan says he plans to promote his home production "Agent Vinod" through the World Series Hockey starting Feb 29."Hockey needs to be promoted ... 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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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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FIH decision unfortunate,uncalled for: IOA


September 6th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) called the International Hockey Federation's (FIH) decision to shift the men's Champion's Trophy out of India "unfortunate and uncalled for" ... Read more...

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Sports minister calls HI-IHF meeting July 25


July 20th, 2011 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Sports minister Ajay Maken said Wednesday that he has called Hockey India (HI) and Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) for a meeting on July 25 in ... Read more...

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FIH looks at India as a major hockey hub


May 11th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) India will be the focal point of world hockey for the next four years. The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has drawn up an ambitious programme ... Read more...

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End row over ban on channels: Congress, BJP


April 1st, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday sought an early end to the controversy over the ban on Indian television news channels from ... Read more...

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Ashes ‘hammering’ suggests that Oz cricket system is not working: Roebuck


January 8th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 8(ANI): Noted cricket commentator Peter Roebuck has urged Cricket Australia to instigate an independent review of all cricketing bodies in the country following the 3-1 Ashes series defeat to England. ... Read more...

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IHF, Nimbus launch ambitious World Series Hockey


December 28th, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 28 (IANS) The Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) and Nimbus Sports Tuesday announced an ambitious World Series Hockey with prize money of more than $1 million that will feature domestic and ... Read more...

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Hockey excluded from Pakistan National Games


November 4th, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 4 (IANS) In a surprise development, the organisers of the Pakistan National Games have excluded the national sport hockey from the premier event kick-starting Dec 25.The Games are scheduled ... Read more...

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UK women’s football set to become professional with launch of Ladies’ Premier League


November 1st, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 1 (ANI): Women's football is all set to become professional after 90 years, with preparations under way for the launch of a Ladies' Premier League.According to Sky News, the Football ... Read more...

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CWG: Pakistani wrestlers only saving grace for country


October 17th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Pakistani wrestlers who won two gold medals at the 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Delhi were the only saving grace for the country as it ... Read more...

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Dejected fans desert hockey stadium as India crash (Lead)


October 14th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) The Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium was packed with cheering crowds when India took on Australia in the mens hockey finals. By the time the match ... Read more...

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Dejected fans leave halfway as India loses hockey final


October 14th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) The Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium which was packed with an enthusiastic crowd when the India-Australia men's hockey final began Sunday morning wore a nearly deserted ... Read more...

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Crowd roars ‘Chak de India’ for hockey heroes


October 10th, 2010 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Thousands of spectators Sunday proved that India's national game hockey rules their hearts as they danced, sang and cheered for the men in blue who defeated ... Read more...

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IHF derecognition illegal: Delhi High Court (Lead)


May 21st, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Giving the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) and its president K.P.S. Gill a reprieve, the Delhi High Court Friday quashed the central government's order derecognizing the national sports ... Read more...

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IHF derecognition illegal: Delhi High Court


May 21st, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday quashed as illegal the central government order derecognising the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF). Giving relief to IHF president K.P.S. Gill, Justice S. ... Read more...

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Prince William to stamp out cheating, on pitch violence from football


May 16th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 16 (ANI): Prince William, who is president of the Football Association, is determined to stamp out cheating and on-pitch violence from the game.Recent incidents in which players have ... Read more...

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Ex-Pak hockey greats blasts players, team management for pathetic World Cup show


March 12th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Mar.12 (ANI): Former Pakistan hockey players have blasted the current bunch of players and the team management for the deplorable show in ongoing Hockey World Cup in New Delhi.Pakistan finished ... Read more...

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Pakistan parliament to question hockey bosses, players


March 9th, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, March 9 (IANS) The National Assembly (NA) Sports Standing Committee will grill Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) officials and national players following the team's disastrous showing in the Hockey World Cup in ... Read more...

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K Sera Sera to make film on Indian hockey


February 28th, 2010 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) K Sera Sera, a film production company, Sunday announced it will make a movie on history of Indian hockey for the "resurgence of the game in ... Read more...

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Sand artist sculpts ’save hockey’ message on Orissa beach (With Image)


January 14th, 2010 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 13 (IANS) Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a sand image Wednesday on the beach in Orissa's Puri town, appealing to people to save the sport of hockey - the country's ... Read more...

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Hockey player bears hardship in absence of state support


January 13th, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by ANI
Shimla, Jan 13(ANI): Ashok Kumar, who represented the national junior side just less than a decade ago, is fending for himself by running a wayside eatery at Baluganj in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla ... Read more...

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Hockey crisis blows over, national camp to resume Thursday(Lead)


January 13th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Pune/New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) India's hockey crisis was over Wednesday and the players will be back in the World Cup camp Thursday. The players ended their boycott after Indian Olympic Association ... Read more...

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Hewitt won’t extend hand of friendship in Tomic feud


January 5th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Jan 5 (DPA) Lleyton Hewitt has no desire to bother with reconciliation with teenaged tyro Bernard Tomic as the feud between the pair threatens Australian Davis Cup unity. Hewitt and the ... Read more...

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Cricket just got bigger in Scotland


November 14th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 14 (ANI): In a major boost to the cricketing culture in Scotland, a local cricket team that was on the verge of collapse seven years ago has been recognized by ... Read more...

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Pakistan hockey selector calls for regular matches with India


August 1st, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Aug 1 (IANS) Pakistan hockey legend Hassan Sardar believes a successful revival of the national game can happen with regular exchanges of home-and-away matches against old rivals India. Hassan, currently serving as ... Read more...

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