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Belarus shot putter Ostapchuk banned for one year


September 11th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Minsk, Sep 11 (IANS) Belarus shot putter Nadezhda Ostapchuk, who had her Olympic title stripped in London for failing a drug test, received a one-year ban Tuesday.Ostapchuk won the gold ... Read more...

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Russia choose low-ranked players for Davis Cup tie


September 4th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, Sep 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is set to include a pair of virtual unknown tennis players in its five-man team to play Brazil in a match that ... Read more...

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Women make 50 percent of country’s power: Amitabh Bachchan


August 30th, 2012 - 1:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan believes in fair education for all, be it the country's underprivileged or the women folk.The 69-year-old veteran, who is driving home ... Read more...

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Olympics: Saina, Vijender within sniffing distance of a medal (Overall Roundup)


August 3rd, 2012 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Saina Nehwal achieved a first by marching into Olympic badminton semifinals, while star boxer Vijender Singh is only a bout away from repeating his medal performance ... Read more...

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Olympics: Saina first Indian shuttler in semis, Paes-Sania advance (India Intro Roundup)


August 3rd, 2012 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Champion shuttler Saina Nehwal rewrote history by becoming the first Indian to cruise into the Olympics badminton semi-final while the crack mixed doubles tennis combination of ... Read more...

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Olympics: Superb Saina first Indian shuttler in Olympics semis (India Roundup)


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Champion shuttler Saina Nehwal rewrote history by becoming the first Indian to cruise into the Olympics badminton semifinal and bring the country's tottering campaign back the ... Read more...

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Olympic badminton: Hidayat to revive rivalry against Lin Dan


July 31st, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) Indonesian ace shuttler Taufik Hidayat didn't wait too long before joining his old foes defending champion Lin Dan of China and World No.1 Lee Chong Wei ... Read more...

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Amitabh to carry Olympic torch


July 26th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will carry the Olympic torch Thursday, during the Olympic Torch Relay, organised ahead of the opening ceremony of the grand sporting extravaganza ... Read more...

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Kenya returns to Olympic 4×400m men’s relay


July 18th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, July 18 (IANS) Kenya will make a comeback to the 4x400m men's relay after a 40-year-Olympic hiatus.At the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, Kenya won gold courtesy the quartet of ... Read more...

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Working with Big B like working with god: Rohit Shetty


June 11th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 11 (IANS) Director Rohit Shetty, who roped in Amitabh Bachchan to feature in a promotional song for his forthcoming movie "Bol Bachchan", says working with the megastar ... Read more...

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Big B becomes Rana’s Hindi tutor! (Movie Snippets)


May 7th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is extremely fluent in spoken and written Hindi, offered to help southern actor Rana Daggubati with the language during the shooting ... Read more...

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Cao trails Ryan 2-6 after first session at world snooker (Lead)


April 28th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sheffield (England), April 28 (IANS) Welshman Ryan Day took a comfortable 6-2 lead over China's Cao Yupeng in the first session of their last-16 match at the world snooker championship ... Read more...

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Cao trails Ryan 6-2 after first session at world snooker


April 28th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sheffield (England), April 28 (IANS) Ryan Day of Wales took a comfortable 6-2 lead over China's Cao Yupeng in the first session of their last-16 match at the world snooker ... Read more...

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Entertainment, entertainment, entertainment - at IPL 5 opener!


March 31st, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Glitz, glamour and game. The opening ceremony of the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket tournament will see a lot of fireworks in Chennai Tuesday ... Read more...

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Agra’s unique Bhagat singing finds new patrons


March 28th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, March 28 (IANS) "Mere Babul Ka Beejna", a powerful theatrical presentation in the genre of old Bhagat singing peculiar to Agra region, was the climax of the 10-day Taj ... 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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Big B shows satisfactory progress, feels less pain


February 21st, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan's health has shown considerable improvement after abdominal surgeries earlier this month. The megastar's post-surgery pain has reduced and doctors, satisfied with his progress, ... Read more...

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No more surgery, Big B fine


February 18th, 2012 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan has shown signs of improvement, and doctors at the Seven Hills Hospital Friday decided against another surgery on the megastar."The surgery was supposed ... Read more...

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Dad’s surgery went off smoothly: Abhishek Bachchan (Lead)


February 11th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 11 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan's scheduled abdominal surgery went off smoothly Saturday morning and he is now resting in the hospital room, says his son, actor Abhishek ... Read more...

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Amitabh Bachchan in happy state before surgery: Doctors


February 11th, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 11 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, scheduled to undergo abdominal surgery here Saturday, was happy and cheerful before being wheeled into the operation theatre in the morning, doctors ... Read more...

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BJP makes Karnataka turf for scandals and self-goals


February 10th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 10 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seems to be turning Karnataka from its 'gateway to the south' into its playground for scandals and self-goals. As of ... Read more...

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Paes-Stepanek storm into final of Australian Open


January 26th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 26 (IANS) The newly formed pair of Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek stormed into the men's doubles final of the Australian Open, defeating second seeds Max Mirnyi ... Read more...

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No more big-budget films from George Lucas


January 20th, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 19 (IANS) Filmmaker George Lucas is upset how Hollywood studios refused to fund his latest movie "Red Tails", and says he is retiring from making big-budget films.He feels ... Read more...

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Richard Gere to work in Indian film?


January 10th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) If the grapevine is to believed, Hollywood biggie Richard Gere may feature in "I Am Kalam" fame director Nila Madhab Panda's next, an untitled ... Read more...

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I’m ordinary and ignorant: Amitabh


December 27th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) He is the man whose presence adds fanfare to events, weightage to social messages, and, of course, to the cast of a film! But ... Read more...

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Yesudas completes 50 years as singer!


November 13th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Nov 13 (IANS) Singing legend K.J. Yesudas will celebrate his golden jubilee as a singer Nov 14 as it was on this day half-a-century ago that he recorded his ... Read more...

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Big B touched by media’s restraint (Movie Snippets)


November 9th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is touched by the electronic media's self-imposed restraint on the coverage of his daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai's child birth."I am also most ... Read more...

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Kerala unable to honour singer Yesudas with lifetime award


October 24th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 24 (IANS) Noted singer K.J. Yesudas will have to wait for a lifetime achievement award in Kerala as the rules do not permit state governments to confer special ... Read more...

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‘Aarakshan’ gets clean chit from censors


July 19th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Prakash Jha's "Aarakshan" has been issued a U/A certificate without a single cut by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), according to megastar ... Read more...

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K.M. Mani wins record 12th time


May 13th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Palai (Kottayam), May 13 (IANS) K.M. Mani, chief of the Kerala Congress (Mani), recorded his 12th consecutive victory from his home constituency of Palai by defeating the Left front candidate ... Read more...

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Dilip Kumar to donate Rs.15 lakh for CINTAA Tower


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 2 (IANS) Dilip Kumar is no more active in films, but ready to lend support for the welfare of the film industry people. The 88-year-old veteran has decided ... Read more...

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Kerala legislator readies for 12th victory


April 5th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Palai (Kerala), April 5 (IANS) If there's one man that Kerala politicians - existing and aspiring - would like to emulate, it is opposition legislator K.M. Mani, the man who ... Read more...

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Bollywood has no taste for ghazals: Jagjit Singh


March 29th, 2011 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Ghazal king Jagjit Singh says he keeps his distance from Bollywood because he feels Hindi filmmakers are money-minded and don't appreciate the genre any more."Filmmakers ... Read more...

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India, South Africa are Cup favourites: Ireland’s Botha


March 13th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 13 (IANS) Ireland's key all-rounder Andre Botha now considers India and South Africa as the favourites to win the cricket World Cup.As his side gears up to face ... Read more...

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Waheeda Rahman gets Padma Bhushan


January 25th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The ethereal Waheeda Rehman, best known for her performances in movies like "Pyaasa" and "Guide", has been chosen to receive the Padma Bhushan, the nation's third highest ... Read more...

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