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Iranian, Egyptian presidents discuss NAM objectives, region


August 30th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 30 (IANS) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi held talks here on Thursday about the objectives of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and regional developments.Quoting Iranian ... Read more...

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NAM summit opens in Tehran


August 30th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 30 (IANS) The 16th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit opened in Tehran Thursday, with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei saying that Iran is "not after nuclear weapons". Khamenei said ... Read more...

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Pistorius predicts hard race at Paralympics


August 29th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) Paralympic icon Oscar Pistorius said the men's T44 100 metres final at the London Paralympics will be difficult to win.The South African is the defending champion ... Read more...

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Paralympic Games: Over 70,000 new tickets go on sale


August 27th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) London Paralympics organisers LOCOG has released a further 70,000 tickets for sale, including for Wednesday's opening ceremony.Tickets are available for a wide range of sports including ... Read more...

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Expert-level NAM meeting kicks off in Tehran


August 26th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 26 (IANS) The expert-level meeting of the 16th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit opened here Sunday.The NAM meeting will be held in three phases: preparatory senior officials' meeting ... Read more...

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Hawking at Paralympics?


August 26th, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 26 (IANS) British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking is likely to be involved in the Opening Ceremony of Paralympic Games here Aug 29.It is unclear whether he will be ... Read more...

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London launches Paralympic torch relay


August 24th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) A ceremonial cauldron was lit by former event rider Claire Lomas in London's Trafalgar Square to launch the Paralympic torch relay Friday.Lomas, who was paralysed ... Read more...

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US astronomer receives top prize in China


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:53 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 22 (IANS) A US astronomer received a top honour in China Tuesday for his team's measurements of cosmic microwaves, which may prove invaluable in researching the Big Bang.Charles ... Read more...

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Beijing to ban avoiding ‘unlucky’ numbers


August 20th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 20 (IANS) The Chinese capital will prohibit people from avoiding so-called "unlucky" numbers, that include four, 13 and 14, in the registration of addresses.The move targets Chinese numerology ... Read more...

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Rajesh Khanna was destined to be superstar, says Dimple (Lead)


August 18th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) For the first time after Rajesh Khanna's death, his estranged wife Dimple Kapadia opened up about the time she spent with him. She said he ... Read more...

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Rajesh Khanna was destined to be superstar: Dimple Kapadia


August 18th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Actress Dimple Kapadia has for the first time spoken about yesteryear superstar Rajesh Khanna after his death. She says he was special and destined to ... Read more...

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Sochi Olympics torch relay to be longest one


August 13th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 13 (IANS) Organisers of the Sochi Olympics said the torch relay of the 2014 Winter Games will be the longest and vowed to bring the audience a splendid ... Read more...

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Support for Games offers promise of social legacy for UK


August 12th, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) The Olympic Games have slowly but surely won the hearts and minds of the British public over the last 16 days.If less than half of Britons ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Tintu Luka fails to qualify for 800m final


August 10th, 2012 - 2:13 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) Indian runner Tintu Luka failed to qualify for the 800m final after she finished sixth in the second semi-final in the women's event at the 2012 ... Read more...

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Sushil promises a fight by Indian wrestlers


August 5th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Beijing Games bronze medallist Sushil Kumar has promised a good show by the Indian grapplers at the London Olympics where the wrestling competition began Sunday."You ... Read more...

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Abhishek Bachchan to attend Olympics


August 5th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 5 (IANS) Abhishek Bachchan is headed to London to attend the Olympics as brand ambassador of Omega watches, says father Amitabh, who had carried the torch ahead ... Read more...

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Danny Boyle dating ‘Sin City’ star


August 5th, 2012 - 4:01 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle is reportedly dating "Sin City" actress Rosario Dawson, who is 22 years his junior.The two were spotted sharing a tender kiss, reports ... Read more...

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Olympics: Former world champ Kim Collins pulls out of sprint


August 4th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) Former world champion 100 metres runner Kim Collins has said he will not run in the Olympics after a fallout with his national Olympic committee.Reports ... Read more...

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The Indian voice heard at London Olympics (With Images)


August 3rd, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) From Bollywood to the 2012 London Olympics, it's been quite a long jump for Jaspreet Jasz, the writer and singer of "Nimma nimma hans de ... Read more...

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LOCOG apologises to India for opening ceremony incident


August 1st, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) The London Olympics organisers have apologised to the Indian contingent for the opening ceremony incident which saw a Bangalore-based woman parading with the country's athletes.The London ... Read more...

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Swiss Olympian kicked off team after sending racist tweet


August 1st, 2012 - 1:02 am ICT by BNO News
LONDON, ENGLAND (BNO NEWS) -- A Swiss football star was kicked off the men's Olympic team Monday after sending out a tweet deemed to be racist, sports officials said. It comes just ... Read more...

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Paul McCartney paid £1 for Olympics performance


July 31st, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Paul McCartney was among other musicians who performed at the Olympics extravaganza. Paul and the rest were paid a performance fee of 1 pound. The former member ... Read more...

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Medvedev may run for president again


July 31st, 2012 - 10:24 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has not ruled out that he would run for president again if Russians support his return to the Kremlin."I am ... Read more...

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Everything’s OK in US-Russia relations: Medvedev


July 31st, 2012 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has dismissed allegations that the US-Russia relations have deteriorated as of late over a range of issues, including Washington's ... Read more...

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Olympic cauldron extinguished for move


July 30th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The cauldron containing the Olympic flame was extinguished Sunday and the flame transferred to a lantern, organisers said Monday.The reason was to move the cauldron ... Read more...

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Mystery woman in Indian contingent a cast member, says Coe (Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) The mystery woman who gatecrashed the opening ceremony of the London Games Friday night with the Indian contingent was a cast member "should not have ... Read more...

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Olympic tennis: Sharapova saunters past Peer


July 30th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Maria Sharapova thrashed Israel's Shahar Peer in the first round of the Olympic tennis tournament at the Wimbledon grass court here Sunday.The 25-year-old Russian, ... Read more...

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Mystery woman identified, IOA demands investigation


July 29th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) The appearance of a mystery woman in the Indian contingent at the opening ceremony of the London Olympics has infuriated the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), ... Read more...

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Public debate needed on future of Parliament House: Lok Sabha secretary general


July 29th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The 85-year-old Parliament House, one of New Delhi's iconic buildings and tourist landmarks, is getting old and needs to be preserved as a heritage for ... Read more...

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Al Hamad becomes first female Qatar Olympian


July 28th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Two points away from reaching the women's 10m air rifle final, Bahya Mansour Al Hamad still made history by becoming the first female Olympian of Qatar.The ... Read more...

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Opening ceremony a warm-up act for Games: Danny Boyle


July 28th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Filmmaker Danny Boyle, the mastermind behind the grand opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics, says the spectacle was a "warm-up" act for the Games.The Oscar-winning ... Read more...

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Liu Xiang needs to run inside 12.95 for gold: coach


July 28th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Liu Xiang must run within 12.95 seconds to win the men's 110-metre hurdles at the London Olympics, his coach Sun Haiping said."It is difficult for him ... Read more...

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Britain’s taekwondo athlete Stevenson takes Olympic oath


July 28th, 2012 - 6:42 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Britain's taekwondo athlete Sarah Stevenson took oath on behalf of all athletes taking part in the London 2012 Olympic Games, at the opening ceremony Friday night.Holding ... Read more...

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Queen Elizabeth II declares London Games open (Lead)


July 28th, 2012 - 6:34 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) British Queen Elizabeth II declared the London Olympics officially open early Saturday morning at a spectacular opening ceremony directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle.Queen Elizabeth II's ... Read more...

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Olympics: Indian contingent greeted with huge cheers


July 28th, 2012 - 5:52 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Huge cheers welcomed the colourful Indian delegation into the Olympic Park Friday night during the opening ceremony of the London Games.The 81-strong Indian contingent, the ... Read more...

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