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‘18th Cross’ - not worth the wait (Kannada Movie Review)


August 4th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "18th Cross"; Actors: Deepak, Radhika Pandit, Ramakrishna, Vinayaprasad, Kari Subbu, Jeeva; Director: Shanker; Producer: Rathna Chikkanna; Music: Arjun Janya; Camera: P.L.Ravi and Suresh Babu; Rating: **This was a film started ... Read more...

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Olympics: Wang retires to hand Saina badminton bronze (Lead)


August 4th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) India's Saina Nehwal won women's singles bronze in badminton Saturday when her opponent Wang Xin of China broke down with a knee injury after taking ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: Vikas Krishan enters 69 kg quarterfinal


August 4th, 2012 - 4:40 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) India's Vikas Krishan kept alive hopes for an Olympic medal in boxing as he won the pre-quarterfinal bout to enter the last eight of the men's ... Read more...

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Olympics archery: South Korea’s Oh shoots gold


August 4th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Oh Jin Hyek won an Olympics gold for South Korea in the men's individual archery Friday, with a dominant victory over his Japanese opponent Takaharu ... Read more...

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Olympic tennis: Sharapova in women’s singles final


August 4th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Maria Sharapova ousted Maria Kirilenko in straight sets in an all-Russian semifinal at the Olympic tennis tournament here Friday.Sharapova swept past Kirilenko 6-3, ... Read more...

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Sharapova sets up Olympic semifinal with Kirilenko


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:24 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Maria Sharapova reached the Olympic semifinals Thursday after beating Belgian veteran Kim Clijsters.Sharapova, who captured her fourth grand slam title at the 2012 ... Read more...

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Olympic tennis: Britain’s Murray reaches semis


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Andy Murray moved a step closer to becoming Britain's first Olympic singles tennis medallist since 1920, reaching the semi-finals with a straight-sets win over ... Read more...

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Sharapova ousts Lisicki for Clijsters quarterfinal


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:40 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Maria Sharapova reached the Olympic tennis quarterfinals Wednesday with a hard-fought three-set win over Germany's Sabine Lisicki.The Russian third seed battled to a 6-7 (8), ... Read more...

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Olympic badminton: India’s Saina marches into quarters


August 2nd, 2012 - 1:48 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) On a day when the badminton world was shrouded with controversy, it was business as usual for India's Saina Nehwal as she cruised into the quarterfinals ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: Manoj eases into pre-quarters


August 1st, 2012 - 4:38 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) Indian boxer Manoj Kumar reached the pre-quarterfinals in the 64 kg class with a convincing victory over Serdar Hudayberdiyev of Turkmenistan at the London Olympics.The 25-year-old ... Read more...

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Olympics archery: Rahul, Jayanta, Swuro bow out (Third Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) Rahul Banerjee secured a rare win for India before being eliminated in the second round to join compatriots Jayanta Talukdar and Chekrovolu Swuro out of the ... Read more...

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Olympic archery: Banerjee shoots a rare win for India (Second Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) Rahul Banerjee secured a rare win for India in the Olympic archery individual event after his teammates Jayanta Talukdar and Chekrovolu Swuro were eliminated from the ... Read more...

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Olympics boxing: Devendro punches his way to pre-quarters


July 31st, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) Indian boxer Laishram Devendro Singh made his way into the pre-quartefinals of the 49kg class in emphatic style with the referee stopping contest in the first ... 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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Olympic archery: Jayanta, Swuro miss mark (Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) Jayanta Talukdar and Chekrovolu Swuro lost to their respective American opponents in contrasting fashion to exit the archery individual event at the London Olympics here Tuesday.Talukdar ... Read more...

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Olympic archery: Talukdar is another Indian casualty


July 31st, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) Indian archer Jayanta Talukdar got a 0-6 hammering from America's Jacob Wukie in the opening men's individual elimination round at the London Olympics here Tuesday.The archers' ... Read more...

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Olympic fencing: Epee gold for Ukraine’s Shemyakina


July 31st, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ukrainian fencer Yana Shemyakina won gold in the individual epee Monday, beating reigning Olympic champion Britta Heidemann 9-8 in the final, after a competition marked ... Read more...

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Olympics: India’s Somdev crashes out of tennis singles


July 30th, 2012 - 1:44 am ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) India's wildcard entrant Somdev Devvarman crashed out of Olympic tennis after he lost his first round match of the men's singles to Finland's Jarko Nieminen ... 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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Olympics boxing: Jai Bhagwan marches into round of 16 (Lead)


July 29th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) Inspired by chants of "India, India" resonating in the ExCeL London Exhibition Centre, boxer Jai Bhagwan outclassed his Seychelles' opponent Andrique Allisop 18-8 in the lightweight ... Read more...

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Olympic TT: Ghosh’s loss ends Indian challenge


July 29th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) Soumyajit Ghosh put up a spirited effort against higher ranked Kim Hyok Bong of North Korea before going down in the men's singles second round at ... Read more...

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Olympic TT: Inexperienced Ankita crashes out (Lead)


July 28th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Indian paddler Ankita Das stretched higher-ranked Sara Ramirez before going down in the women's singles first round of table tennis competitions at the London Olympics here ... Read more...

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Olympics TT: Ankita exits after losing opener


July 28th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Indian paddler Ankita Das stretched higher-ranked Sara Ramirez before going down in the women's singles first round of table tennis competitions at the London Olympics here ... 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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Olympic badminton: Saina best bet for a medal


July 27th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Saina Nehwal begins her pursuit of a badminton medal at the London Olympics Sunday and her first-round opponent in the three-player preliminary group is Swiss Sabrina ... Read more...

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Sangma second tribal from Meghalaya to lose presidential poll


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 22 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha speaker Purno A. Sangma Sunday is the second tribal leader from Meghalaya who failed to win the presidential election after the late ... Read more...

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There is rivalry in shooting too: Manavjit Sandhu


July 20th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) Trap shooter Manavjit Sandhu has said it is a myth that marksmen compete with themselves and don't have a rival like other sports do."I have been ... Read more...

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Junior squash: India clinch bronze


July 18th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Doha, July 18 (IANS) After his heroics against Hong Kong in the quarter-finals, Kush Kumar once again delivered the decisive point for India who went on to beat England 2-0 ... Read more...

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India storm into semis of World Junior squash


July 17th, 2012 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Doha, July 16 (IANS) India snatched a dramatic 2-1 win against Hong Kong to enter the semi-finals of the World junior squash team championship here Monday for only the second ... Read more...

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We need to deliver, says Gambhir


July 16th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 16 (IANS) Gautam Gambhir predicted a tough one-day series in Sri Lanka and stressed on the need to adopt a professional approach as the Indian team prepared ... Read more...

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Mahesh, Anaka bow out of world junior squash


July 11th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Doha, July 11 (IANS) Indian challenge in the World Junior Individual Squash Championship ended as Mahesh Mangaonkar and Anaka Alankamony lost their matches to Egyptian stars in the quarter-finals here.Mangaonkar ... Read more...

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We should be back with a medal: Gopichand (Interview)


July 10th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 10 (IANS) India's chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand is optimistic that the country's shuttlers will return home with at least one medal from the London Olympics. The five-member ... Read more...

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List of Roger Federer’s Grand Slam titles


July 9th, 2012 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
Following is the list of Roger Federers 17 Grand Slam tennis titles:Year Championship Opponent2003 Wimbledon Mark Philippoussis 7-6 (7-5), 6-2, 7-6(7-3)2004 Australian ... Read more...

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Bright start by Indians in junior squash


July 8th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Doha, July 8 (IANS) The Indians started their campaign in the World Junior Individual squash championship here Sunday by winning three of their four matches.Deepak Mishra, Vivek Dinodia and Vrishab ... Read more...

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Beckham banned for misconduct


July 6th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) Former England captain David Beckham will sit out the next game after he received a ban from Major League Soccer (MLS) for kicking a ball ... Read more...

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