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1968 Olympics: India’s slide in hockey begins (Sports Special)


July 14th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Behind the veneer of "unity" and "team spirit" that was projected to the public, Indian hockey was almost torn apart by petty politics, groupism and ego clashes in the months leading ... Read more...

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Paes confirms participation at London Olympics


June 29th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) Leander Paes has confirmed he will compete in his sixth Olympics in London, saying his job was to play sports and not politics.Paes had threatened ... Read more...

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New Democracy party asked to form Greek government (Lead)


June 18th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, June 18 (IANS) Greece President Karolos Papoulias has tasked Antonis Samaras, head of the conservative New Democracy party, with forming a government, the Greek state television reported Monday.Voting was ... Read more...

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New Democracy party asked to form Greek government


June 18th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, June 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Greece President Karolos Papoulias has tasked Antonis Samaras, the head of the conservative New Democracy party, with forming a government, according to Greek state ... Read more...

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Congratulations Pranab Da, tweets Omar Abdullah (Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Within minutes of the announcement of Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee being the ruling UPA's presidential candidate, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah congratulated ... Read more...

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A unique temple - dedicated to India’s freedom fighters


March 4th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, March 4 (IANS) Indian Army chief General V.K. Singh Sunday opened the first Rashtra Mandir, dedicated to freedom fighters and social workers, at the Mankameshwar temple complex here.The Rashtra ... Read more...

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Set aside petty politics on FDI in retail, urges India Inc (Roundup)


November 28th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Urging opposition parties and state governments to stop politicising the issue of foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail, India Inc Monday said the ... Read more...

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PM cancels Punjab trip, SGPC and Akalis upset


November 3rd, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's much awaited visit to Punjab to inaugurate the ambitious Khalsa Heritage Complex (KHC) at Anandpur Sahib has been cancelled, the Shiromani ... Read more...

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PM’s statement on Hazare disappointing: Nitish


August 17th, 2011 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 17 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Wednesday said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement in parliament regarding the police action against anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare was "disappointing"."PM ... Read more...

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Kerala not done enough to draw private investment: Chidambaram


February 12th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 12 (IANS) The tit for tat between the Left-ruled Kerala and the central government ahead of the forthcoming assembly polls continued with union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Saturday ... Read more...

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Kashmir crisis: Congress leaders urge Mufti, Mehbooba to take part in all-party meeting


July 12th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Ludhiana (Punjab), July 12 (ANI): Senior Congress party leader Digvijay Singh and party spokesman Manish Tewari have appealed to the main opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Kashmir not to boycott ... Read more...

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Angry BJP flays Nitish, says money not Gujarat CM’s (Second Lead)


June 20th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Lucknow, June 20 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday sent "a strong message" expressing its anger to Janata Dal-United leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, saying the flood ... Read more...

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BJP flays Nitish Kumar over Gujarat aid money


June 20th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 20 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday condemned Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for returning Rs.5 crore aid money to Gujarat, saying it shows "narrow-mindedness and petty politics". "It ... Read more...

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Anand Sharma slams opposition for playing politics on price rise issue


March 4th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 4 (ANI): Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Anand Sharma on Thursday slammed the opposition for playing petty politics on the issue of price rise.On the sidelines ... Read more...

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NSUI press meet at Kamat’s residence triggers row


February 10th, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 10 (IANS) A press conference of the Congress-supported National Students Union of India (NSUI) at Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat's official residence has triggered a controversy here. The NSUI's newly ... Read more...

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IOA secretary-general urges transparent governance


February 1st, 2010 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Indian Olympic Association (IOA) secretary general Randhir Singh has called on the national sports federations (NSFs) and state Olympic associations to concentrate on good, transparent governance, shunning ... Read more...

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PCB’s internal politics delaying decision on Younis Khan’s SCG Test chances


December 31st, 2009 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec.31 (ANI): Despite desperate calls from captain Mohammad Yousuf to send experienced Younis Khan to Australia to bolster the batting line-up which failed to score 300 runs in either of the ... Read more...

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President Obama delivers remarks at rally for Creigh Deeds


October 28th, 2009 - 4:33 am ICT by admin
The following is the full text speech delivered by President Barack Obama at Rally for Creigh Deeds at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia.As released by the White House :-"Hello, Virginia! ... Read more...

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NA sports committee wants bailable warrant against PCB chief


July 15th, 2009 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 15 (ANI): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt is headed for further trouble with the National Assembly's (NA) Standing Committee on Sports recommending issue of a bailable warrant ... Read more...

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Rahul will be PM ‘one day’: Priyanka (Lead)


April 12th, 2009 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Amethi (Uttar Pradesh), April 12 (IANS) Priyanka Gandhi feels her brother Rahul has leadership skills and could be the prime minister of India "one day" but maintains the present incumbent Manmohan ... Read more...

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Rahul is PM material, says sister Priyanka


April 12th, 2009 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Amethi (Uttar Pradesh), April 12 (IANS) Priyanka Gandhi says her brother Rahul Gandhi, a Congress general secretary, has requisite leadership skills to be the prime minister of India in future. "My brother ... Read more...

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From shock to support, netizens war over Varun Gandhi


March 19th, 2009 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Some say "it's a shame", others hail him as a "one man army". Cyberworld is flooded with extreme reactions to Varun Gandhi's allegedly communal speeches in Pilibhit, ... Read more...

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New Zealand cricketer’s body snubs BCCI


March 1st, 2009 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, March 1 (IANS) The New Zealand Cricket Players' Association (NZCPA) will make no concessions to bully-boy tactics from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as a compromise is ... Read more...

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Obama urges Democrats to avert economic catastrophe


February 6th, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Williamsburg (Virginia, US), Feb.6 (ANI): President Barack Obama has appealed to Democrats to take action to get the US economy back on track. Pushing his plan for a mix of spending and ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh underlines to strength peace and unity in India


December 28th, 2008 - 7:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.28 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh said here today that the recent terror attacks were an attempt to hamper progress, peace and unity of the country. Speaking at ... Read more...

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Jamaat-ud-Dawa is not a front for the Lashkar: Pak FM


December 14th, 2008 - 11:08 am ICT by ANI
Paris, Dec.14 (ANI): Pakistan''s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has refused to accept that the Jamaat-ud-Dawa, which has been banned in his country, is a political front for the militant Lashkar-e-Toiba ... Read more...

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Mayawati returns Rae Bareli project land (Lead)


October 18th, 2008 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 18 (IANS) In a 180-degree turn within a week, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Saturday restored 189 hectares of state-owned land in Rae Bareli, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's constituency, for ... Read more...

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Not hanging Afzal emboldens terrorists: Bitta


July 29th, 2008 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, July 29 (IANS) Urging all political parties to join hands to fight terrorism, All India Anti-Terrorist Front secretary M.S. Bitta said here Tuesday that not hanging Afzal Guru, convicted for his ... Read more...

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BJP demands removal of governor on Amarnath land issue


June 29th, 2008 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 29 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir unit of Bharatiya Janta Party has demanded immediate removal of Governor N.N. Vohra, and alleged he has acted as an "agent of the Congress" ... Read more...

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Renuka unhappy at inaction on Noida cops’ remarks


June 2nd, 2008 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Women and Child Development Minister Renuka Chowdhury Monday expressed unhappiness over the lack of action against police officers who made slanderous statements on teenager Aarushi Talwar and ... Read more...

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Congress, BSP spat over Aarushi murder probe


May 29th, 2008 - 6:05 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The murder of Noida teenager Aarushi Talwar became the new flashpoint between the Congress and Uttar Pradesh's ruling Bahujan Samaj Party Thursday with a central minister coming ... Read more...

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Mayawati issues threat to withdraw support to UPA


April 19th, 2008 - 11:56 pm ICT by admin
Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) Apparently peeved at Rahul Gandhi's espousal of the cause of drought-hit and poverty-stricken farmers of Bundelkhand, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Saturday issued yet another threat to withdraw ... Read more...

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Rane faces privilege move over remark on session


April 15th, 2008 - 11:32 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) Maharashtra Revenue Minister Narayan Rane was embarrassed in the state assembly Tuesday when a breach of privilege motion was moved against him for saying that the budget session ... Read more...

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Ban on Shoaib is loss to team: Zaheer Abbas


April 3rd, 2008 - 5:47 pm ICT by admin
Pune, Apr 3 (ANI): Former Pakistan batsman, Zaheer Abbas on Thursday described the five year ban of fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar as harsh and a loss to Pakistan cricket. Accusing the Pakistan ... Read more...

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Mumbai upset over ‘murky’ politics involving migrants row


March 9th, 2008 - 9:42 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, Mar 9 (ANI): The migrants from northern India on Sunday protested against the 'murky politics' being played in the name of migrants row.The protestors, mainly hailing from northern India, who have ... Read more...

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