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MCC-Murugappa Hockey: BPCL, Air India enter semis


September 14th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 13 (IANS) Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) and Air India completed the semi-final line-up in the 87th All-India MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup hockey tournament in contrasting styles here Thursday.BPCL ... Read more...

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Air India rout Railways


September 6th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sept 6 (IANS) Air India trounced Indian Railways 4-0 with goals by V.S. Vinaya, Shivendra Singh, Joga Singh and Vikas Pillay in a Group B match of the 87th ... Read more...

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21 executed in a day in Iraq


August 29th, 2012 - 6:33 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 29 (IANS/AKI) Iraq Tuesday carried out 21 executions for terrorism-related crimes, the justice ministry said.There were three women among those executed. Iraq has executed 91 people so far ... Read more...

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Chedda Nagar score big win


August 11th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) Chedda Nagar Fanatics cruised to a comfortable 4-0 victory against BARC in a Third Division match of the Mumbai District Football Association League played at the ... Read more...

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Nazir Khan nets winner for Das FA


August 9th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Nazir Khan's lone strike enabled Das Football Academy snatch a 1-0 win against Mukhund FC in a Third Division match of the Mumbai District Football Association ... Read more...

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At least 78 killed in western Myanmar clashes - UN


July 29th, 2012 - 1:24 am ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- Clashes between Buddhist and Muslim communities in western Myanmar have reportedly killed at least 78 people and displaced thousands last month, the United Nations (UN) said Friday.UN ... Read more...

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80,000 displaced in Myanmar unrest


July 28th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 27 (IANS) Some 80,000 people have been displaced in the recent inter-communal clashes in Myanmar, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said Friday.UNHCR spokesman Andrej Mahecic told reporters that ... Read more...

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Over 100 killed in Nigerian church attacks : UN


June 23rd, 2012 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 23 (IANS) The UN human rights office has reported killing of over 100 people in Nigeria following attacks on churches by a radical Islamic group since ... Read more...

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UN concerned over drone attacks in Pakistan


June 19th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 19 (IANS) Navanethem Pillay, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, has expressed concern over the continuing use of armed drones in Pakistan's northwest tribal region as it ... Read more...

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Eight civilians killed in Sudan’s weekend bombings of South Sudan


April 18th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by BNO News
DARFUR, SOUTH SUDAN (BNO NEWS) -- At least eight civilians were killed and nearly two dozen others were injured when Sudanese forces carried out airstrikes in the newly-independent nation of South Sudan, ... Read more...

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Mumbaikars participate in ‘Yogathon’ on World Health Day


April 7th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Thousands of Mumbaikars gathered at venues across the city Saturday and participated in a "Yogathon" to mark World Health Day, officials said."This was part of ... Read more...

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WSH: Cheetahs win to remain on course


March 29th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 28 (IANS) Chennai Cheetahs came up with a late surge to turn back a 1-3 deficit and score a 6-4 win against Delhi Wizards here Wednesday to remain ... Read more...

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WSH: Punjab enter semi-finals


March 25th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 25 (IANS) Sher-E-Punjab here Sunday booked their berth in the semi-finals of the World Series Hockey competition defeating Chennai Cheetahs 4-2 for their eighth win in 12 matches.Goals ... Read more...

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UN official warns Sri Lanka over reprisals


March 24th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 24 (IANS) A UN human rights official has warned Sri Lanka against possible attacks on its rights activists after a UN body passed a resolution decrying rights violations ... Read more...

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WSH: Cheetahs rout Lions


March 18th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 17 (IANS) Chennai Cheetahs helped themselves to a 4-1 win against Karnataka Lions to move into joint second place on the leaderboard in the World Series Hockey here ... Read more...

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Indian-origin solicitor jailed for smuggling drugs into jail


March 13th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 13 (IANS) A 31-year-old Indian-origin solicitor in Britain has been jailed for six years for smuggling drugs and mobile phones in his shoes into two prisons.Ritesh Brahmbhatt was ... Read more...

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India, Malaysia sign treaty to tackle crime


March 12th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) India and Malaysia Monday signed a treaty to provide mutual assistance in criminal matters that is expected to boost busting of international crimes and apprehending ... Read more...

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WSH: Lions pull off thrilling win over Cheetahs


March 11th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 10 (IANS) Karnataka Lions survived a late surge by Chennai Cheetahs to post a 5-3 win, their second only in six matches of the World Series Hockey tournament ... Read more...

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Indian-origin lawyer who smuggled drugs into prisons faces jail


March 7th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 7 (IANS) An Indian-origin solicitor faces years behind bars in Britain for smuggling drugs and mobile phones to prison inmates in oversized shoes.Ritesh Brahmbhatt, 31, "abused his position ... Read more...

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No takers for WSH in Delhi as Wizards win


March 2nd, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) At a sparsely occupied Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, Delhi Wizards kicked off their campaign with 3-2 win against the Karnataka Lions in the ... Read more...

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Cheetahs confident of winning WSH


February 24th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 24 (IANS) Boasting a clutch of international players, Chennai Cheetahs believe they have the ammunition to light up their campaign in the inaugural Bridgestone World Series Hockey (WSH) ... Read more...

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Ace forward Rajpal axed from hockey squad for Olympic qualifiers


January 30th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) As expected former captain Rajpal Singh was Monday dropped from the 18-member India squad for the 2012 London Olympic qualifiers to be held at the ... Read more...

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ONGC beat Air India to win Lal Bahadur Shastri hockey


December 3rd, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) defeated Air Inida 4-2 in a tie breaker to win the Lal Bahadur Shastri hockey tournament at the Dhyan ... Read more...

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Virtually entire hockey squad in WSH list


November 17th, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) and World Series Hockey (WSH) are on a collision course. The WSH management Thursday came out with a list of contracted players ... Read more...

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Man kills NRI wife, burns body


November 12th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) In a fit of rage, a travel firm executive murdered his non-resident Indian wife in south Delhi and stuffed her body in a bag and ... Read more...

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‘Gaddafi should have been alive for being prosecuted


October 23rd, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 23 (IANS) Libya's acting Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril wishes Muammar Gaddafi were alive so that he could have prosecuted the dictator for his actions during his 42-year rule. "To ... Read more...

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10,000 run in Maharashtra marathon for girl child


September 18th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Virar (Maharashtra), Sep 18 (IANS) Thousands of people from the Vasai and Virar townships Sunday gave a thumbs up to protecting the girl child by running in the first ever ... Read more...

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P.T.Usha named brand ambassador for Vasai-Virar Marathon


September 16th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Virar (Maharashtra), Sep 16 (IANS) P.T. Usha, the yesteryears golden girl of Indian track and field, has been named as brand ambassador of the maiden Vasai-Virar Mayor's Marathon scheduled ... Read more...

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Syria vote: India calls lack of consensus regrettable


August 25th, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Aug 24 (IANS) Explaining its abstention in the vote on a resolution on Syria in the Human Rights Council, India has rued the lack of consensus in the Geneva-based ... Read more...

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Vidya Pillai extends reign as national snooker champion


July 25th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 25 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's Vidya Pillai extended her reign as the ladies National snooker champion with a comfortable 3-1 win against the inexperienced Arantxa Sanchis of Maharashtra in ... Read more...

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Crusading Mexican journalist says she won’t be cowed down


July 8th, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 8 (IANS/EFE) Prominent Mexican journalist, activist and author Lydia Cacho said death threats she has received in recent days will not paralyse her with fear and stop ... Read more...

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Hockey: Karnataka play Punjab, Jharkhand face Harayana in semis (Roundup)


June 17th, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, June 16 (IANS) Karnataka and Haryana romped into the semi-final of the senior national hockey championship, courtesy golden goals from drag flickers V.R. Raghunath and Sandeep Singh respectively here ... Read more...

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Hockey: Karnataka win through Raghunath’s golden goal (Lead)


June 16th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, June 16 (IANS) Drag-flicker V.R. Raghunath's golden goal took Karnataka past Air India 2-1 and into the semi-finals of the senior national hockey championship here Thursday. Vikram Pillay converted ... Read more...

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UN urges Syria to stop violent crackdowns against protesters


June 9th, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations (UN) on Thursday condemned the ongoing violent crackdown against peaceful protesters by Syrian authorities and called on the Government to respond to the repeated ... Read more...

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Hate crimes against gays, transgenders on rise: UN


May 18th, 2011 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 18 (IANS) Hate crimes against gays, bisexuals and transgenders are on the rise around the world, said Navi Pillay, the UN high commissioner for human rights, and ... Read more...

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