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IOC-OCA observers not acceptable to IOA: Malhotra


September 13th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Thursday made it clear that it was unhappy with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) appointing neutral observers for its elections ... Read more...

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Malhotra hails Randhir’s ANOC nomination


April 23rd, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Vijay Kumar Malhotra, acting president of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), Monday hailed the nomination of six times Olympian and sports administrator Randhir Singh as ... Read more...

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Randhir Singh opts out of next year’s IOA election


November 8th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
N0ew Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Indian Olympic Association (IOA) secretary general Randhir Singh Tuesday said he will not run in its elections next year to pave way for youngsters to ... Read more...

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Chandigarh police arrest businessman in cheating case


April 28th, 2011 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 27 (IANS) Acting on a court order, the Chandigarh Police Wednesday arrested the owner of a leading overseas educational consultant in a case of cheating and forgery, police ... Read more...

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Asian American bodies denounce hearings targeting Muslims


March 11th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 11 (IANS) As a US Congressional panel began a controversial hearing on the radicalisation of Muslim Americans, several organizations representing South Asian, Chinese, Japanese and other Asian American ... Read more...

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China sponsored waterpolo team to keep the game alive


November 30th, 2010 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The Swimming Federation of India (SFI) says it agreed to take Chinese help in fielding the women's waterpolo team at the Asian Games to ensure that the ... Read more...

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Guangzhou Asian Games “one of best ever”: OCA president


November 27th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by ANI
Guangzhou (China), Nov.27 (ANI): The Asian Games in Guangzhou would go down in history as "one of the best ever", Olympic Council of Asia President Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah said ... Read more...

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OCA chief gives thumbs up to Guangzhou


November 27th, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 27 (IANS) The 16th edition of the Asian Games would go down in history as "one of the best ever", Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) president Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad ... Read more...

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Return free ticket if not watching Asian Games: Organisers


November 16th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 16 (IANS) Residents of this Chinese city have been asked to return free tickets for the Asian Games if they are not interested in watching them, games' organisers said.Olympic Council ... Read more...

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Asian Games badminton: Macao pull out of women’s competition


November 13th, 2010 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 13 (IANS) Hosts China moved closer to the Asian Games badminton gold as they moved into the quarterfinal of the women's competition after Chinese Macao withdrew Saturday as its players ... Read more...

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OCA to provide financial aid to Pakistan, North Korea


November 12th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 12 (IANS) The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) Friday decided to lend financial support to some of its National Olympic Committees (NOCs), including Pakistan and North Korea.OCA president Sheikh Ahmad ... Read more...

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OCA director general praises Guangzhou’s contribution to Asiad


November 12th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 11 (IANS) Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) director general Husain Al-Musallam said that Guangzhou has made a "great contribution" to the history and the legacy of the Asian Games.Speaking at ... Read more...

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Guangzhou Asian Games to be best in ASIAD history


November 10th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Guangzhou (China), Nov.10 (ANI): The upcoming Guangzhou Asian Games will be the best one in ASIAD history, claimed Timothy Tsun-Ting Fok, vice president of Olympic Council of Asia (OCA)."Guangzhou once hosted the ... Read more...

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China conducting Olympic standard doping tests for Asiad


November 7th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Nov 7 (ANI): A number of doping tests would be conducted at the Beijing anti-doping lab "according to Olympic standards," for the up-coming Asiad, according to a Chinese anti-doping official.Xinhua ... Read more...

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President Obama announces four key Administration posts


July 27th, 2010 - 5:28 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – President Barack Obama announced on Monday the appointment of four key administration posts, including a new Chair of the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific ... Read more...

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Mary Kom slams BCCI for not sending team to Asiad


June 2nd, 2010 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) India's four-time World boxing champion M.C. Mary Kom Wednesday slammed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for not sending a team to the Asian ... Read more...

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Cricket should not be part of Asian Games, says Gill


June 2nd, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Sports Minister M.S. Gill Wednesday refrained from taking a stance on the decision of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) not to send the ... Read more...

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BCCI’s Asian Games pull-out disappoints OCA (Lead)


June 1st, 2010 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Secretary General of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) Randhir Singh called the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) decision not to send teams for ... Read more...

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BCCI not to send teams for Asian Games


June 1st, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will not send teams to this year's Asian Games in Guangzhou, China, where the sport will make its debut. The ... Read more...

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WADA asks BCCI to fall in line by Nov 2011


May 25th, 2010 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has set November 2011 as the deadline for the Indian cricket board to comply with its controversial whereabouts clause. WADA director general David Howman ... Read more...

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Sports ministry accuses IOA of misleading IOC


May 25th, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Firm on fixing tenure and age limits for sports bodies and their chiefs despite threats of sanctions by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Sports Ministry Tuesday ... Read more...

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Traditional dance to precede IPL matches in Cuttack


March 18th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 18 (IANS) Indian Ppremier League cheer leaders will face some competition , in wooing crowds, during the T-20 matches in Cuttack as the Orissa Cricket Association (OCA) has decided ... Read more...

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Poor response to IPL tickets in Orissa


March 14th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 14 (IANS) There is poor response to tickets for the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches to be played in Cuttack in Orissa later this month, an official said Sunday. "There ... Read more...

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Kalinga Sena threatens IPL over Aussies (Lead)


February 20th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 20 (IANS) The Kalinga Sena, a fringe outfit in Orissa, Saturday again threatened to disrupt the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches in Cuttack until Australian cricketers were barred from playing. This ... Read more...

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Kalinga Sena again threatens to disrupt IPL matches


February 20th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 20 (IANS) The Kalinga Sena, a fringe political outfit in Orissa, Saturday again threatened to disrupt Indian Premier League (IPL) matches in Cuttack as the state cricket authorities had ... Read more...

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Kalinga Sena threatens IPL matches, wants Aussies out (Lead)


February 18th, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 19 (IANS) Kalinga Sena, a fringe political outfit in Orissa, Thursday threatened to disrupt Indian Premier League (IPL) matches in the state next month if its conditions - such as ... Read more...

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Orissa Cricket Association gears up for IPL matches


February 17th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneshwar, Feb 17 (IANS) After the Indian Premier League (IPL) rescheduled two matches of the Deccan Chargers in Cuttack, the Orissa Cricket Association (OCA) is getting geared up to welcome the IPL ... Read more...

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Cricket association insures India-Sri Lanka ODI in Cuttack


November 27th, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 27 (IANS) The Orissa Cricket Association (OCA) has insured the one day international cricket match which will be played between India and Sri Lanka at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack ... Read more...

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No sari-clad cheerleaders for India-Sri Lanka ODI in Cuttack


November 26th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 26 (IANS) The Orissa Cricket Association (OCA) has scrapped its idea to have sari-clad cheerleaders perform during the day-night ODI between India and Sri Lanka at the Barabati Stadium in ... Read more...

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Sari-clad cheerleaders to boost crowd at Cuttack ODI


October 27th, 2009 - 9:59 am ICT by IANS
By Jatindra Dash Bhubaneswar, Oct 27 (IANS) Sari-clad cheerleaders will perform for the first time during the day and night one-day international cricket match between India and Sri Lanka Dec 21 at Barabati ... Read more...

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Randhir gets down to the nitty-gritty of the Games work


October 20th, 2009 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Vice-chairman of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (CGOC) Randhir Singh, who has emerged as the pointsman for the 2010 New Delhi Games, has started addressing the areas ... Read more...

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Cuttack gears up to host Sri lanka-India ODI


October 19th, 2009 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 19 (IANS) Barabati Stadium in Cuttack is gearing up to host the day and night One-day International cricket match between India and Sri Lanka Dec 21. It will be the 16th ... Read more...

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Cricket included in Asian Games


May 13th, 2009 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Cricket will make its debut in Asian Games after the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) Wednesday decided to include the sport in the multi-disciplinary mega event. The OCA ... Read more...

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OCA backs India to host 2018 Asian Games


April 22nd, 2009 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah Wednesday backed India to host the 2018 Asian Games in Delhi. Delhi had narrowly lost the bid to ... Read more...

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Miley Cyrus now caught in racism photo shame


February 3rd, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): Teen star Miley Cyrus is back in news, and this time, its for all the wrong reasons pics of the 16-year-old have surfaced on net showing her ... Read more...

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