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Dhoni happy with team’s showing against New Zealand


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 3 (IANS) India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni Monday ticked all the positive boxes while asserting that he was quite happy with the overall performances of the team ... Read more...

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Indian football coach Koevermans gets thumbs up from Gullit


July 29th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 29 (IANS) Praising Indian football coach and compatriot Wim Koevermans, Dutch legend Ruud Gullit Sunday called for developing infrastructure for the growth of the game in the country. ... Read more...

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India pitches for free movement of labour across borders


July 26th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) India's Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma Thursday urged countries across the world, especially in European region, to liberalise visa norms and allow free movement of ... Read more...

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India A lose third ‘Test’ by 10 wickets, series 1-2


June 20th, 2012 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Gros Islet (St Lucia), June 19 (IANS/CMC) India A lost the third and final unofficial cricket Test against West Indies A by 10 wickets and with it the series 1-2 at ... Read more...

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India pitches for ratings upgrade from Fitch


May 17th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The Indian government Thursday asked Fitch to upgrade the country's sovereign ratings, claiming that current account and fiscal deficit were under control and flow ... Read more...

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Clinton pitches for FDI in multibrand retail (Lead)


May 7th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) Making a strong pitch for further opening up of the Indian economy, especially with regard to foreign direct investment (FDI) in multibrand retail, US Secretary ... Read more...

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PM pitches for NCTC amid opposition (Lead)


May 5th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) In his attempt to dispel fears about NCTC, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday strongly pitched for the one-stop anti-terror intelligence hub whose formation has ... Read more...

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RJD pitches for Ansari as president


April 24th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Tuesday pitched for Vice President Hamid Ansari for the post of Indian president."Vice President Ansari should be made ... Read more...

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GJM pitches for hills’ representation in Rajya Sabha


March 24th, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), which Saturday met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, asked for representation from the Darjeeling Hills in the Rajya Sabha."We ... Read more...

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India pitches for private sector role in South Asian integration


March 10th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) India Saturday underlined its commitment to the ongoing transformation of South Asia and asked the private sector to play a greater role in regional integration.India's ... Read more...

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‘If confidence down, even good pitches create problems’


January 26th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 26 (IANS) Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has blasted the team for putting up an ordinary batting display on a lifeless track at the Adelaide Oval in the ... Read more...

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‘BCCI will prepare fair wickets’


January 24th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president N. Srinivasan has said that sporting wickets and not rank turners would be prepared for ... Read more...

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India can take heart from their record at Adelaide Oval (Preview)


January 23rd, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Adelaide, Jan 23 (IANS) India are left playing the fourth cricket Test against Australia, beginning here Tuesday, for pride after being beaten in the earlier three Tests by big ... Read more...

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Anything less than a whitewash will be sad: Clarke


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Adelaide, Jan 22 (IANS) Australian captain Michael Clarke is looking for a 4-0 whitewash against India as the two team gear up for the fourth and the final Test at ... Read more...

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Akram fears another 0-4 drubbing for India


January 9th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 9 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain and fast bowling legend Wasim Akram fears India will suffer another whitewash against Australia after their horrendous English summer when they not ... Read more...

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Tendulkar will come back strongly at SCG: Ganguly


December 31st, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 31 (IANS) Former India captain Sourav Ganguly is confident that his ex-team mate Sachin Tendulkar will come back strongly against Australia in the second Test that starts ... Read more...

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Cruise’s family cooks together at Christmas


December 25th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 25 (IANS) Actor Tom Cruise says his whole family gathers in the kitchen on Christmas morning to cook breakfast.The 49-year-old admits it's not the presents under the ... Read more...

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Getting big first innings score will be key: Laxman


December 23rd, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 23 (IANS) India's mainstay in the middle-order V.V.S. Laxman feels having a big first innings score will be crucial for the visitors' success in the four-match series ... Read more...

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Indians will have trouble on quick pitches: Taylor


December 22nd, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 22 (IANS) Former Australian captain Mark Taylor feels that Indian batsmen, who are pampered by flat tracks at home, will be exposed fast and bouncy pitches in ... Read more...

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India pitches for Marshall Plan-like initiative for Afghanistan


December 5th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bonn, Dec 5 (IANS) Warning against the dangers of abandoning Afghanistan, India Monday exhorted the international community to stay engaged for the long term to eliminate "sanctuaries of terror" ... Read more...

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Windies batsmen can play spin: A team coach


November 4th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
St. John's (Antigua) Nov 4 (IANS/CMC) West Indies A-team coach Hendy Springer has railed against conventional wisdom that the current stock of batsmen lack competence to play spin.Springer, a former Barbados ... Read more...

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Bishoo happy playing his part in Windies victory


November 3rd, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mirpur (Bangladesh) Nov 3, (IANS/CMC) Devendra Bishoo continues to flourish as a legspinner of immense promise. The wiry little Guaynese Wednesday bowled the West Indies to a rare victory overseas with ... Read more...

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It has been an unbelievable year: Bresnan


October 31st, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 31 (IANS) England all-rounder Tim Bresnan feels they have had an unbelievable year despite their 0-5 one-day cricket international series whitewash in India. This year England won the ... Read more...

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England paid the price for bullying India at home: Vaughan


October 27th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 27 (IANS) Former captain Michael Vaughan said the England deserve to top the rankings in Test cricket but was concerned about their deteriorating performance in the ODIs after ... Read more...

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Windies will make fresh start: Pollard


October 13th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 13 (IANS/CMC) Twenty20 specialist Kieron Pollard says the West Indies will start the One-day series against Bangladesh with a clean slate despite losing the one-off Twenty20 International to the ... Read more...

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Bangladesh series can be challenging, says Ramdin


October 7th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 7 (IANS/CMC) After coach Ottis Gibson and captain Darren Sammy, now wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin says the West Indies' tour of Bangladesh can be challenging.Ramdin joined the West Indies team ... Read more...

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Bopara confident England will keep up winning momentum


October 6th, 2011 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 5 (IANS) England batsman Ravi Bopara is confident of his team continuing the winning momentum against India by clinching the one-day series, beginning next week."We are here to ... Read more...

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Sammy expects a tough series in Bangladesh


October 5th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 5 (IANS/CMC) West Indies cricket captain Darren Sammy said his side's month-long tour of Bangladesh will be quite challenging.Sammy and the rest of the West Indies side minus five ... Read more...

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Pitch made it a low-scoring affair: Katich


October 2nd, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 2 (IANS) Praising Steve Smith and Ben Rohrer for their match-winning 73-run partnership for the sixth wicket, New South Wales Blues skipper Simon Katich said the pitch ... Read more...

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India will be itching to get revenge over England: Cook


September 30th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 30 (IANS) Skipper Alastair Cook said India will be "itching" to get revenge over England who arrive there for a brief tour during which they will play ... Read more...

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Rippon awaits his chance


September 26th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 26 (IANS) Warming the bench in a winning team is especially tough for a youngster eager to make his mark in the ongoing Champions League T20 tournament, but ... Read more...

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Rahul pitches for Manmohan as PM candidate


September 21st, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 21 (IANS) On a day when L.K. Advani indicated he won't vie for the country's top post, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi threw his weight behind Manmohan ... Read more...

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India should prioritise their cricket: Warne


August 23rd, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 23 (IANS) Australian spin legend Shane Warne says India's resounding loss against England in the Test series has exposed their weakness in the longer format and it is ... Read more...

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Not fair to play IPL with injuries at cost of national duty: Pataudi


August 22nd, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 22 (IANS) Former India captain Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi Monday said it was not fair if some of the Indian players played in Indian Premier League at ... Read more...

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India can take heart from their record at the Oval


August 17th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) A crest-fallen Indian team returned to a relatively calmer London for the fourth and last cricket Test, starting Thursday, with high hopes against the just ... Read more...

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