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Rahul Gandhi: M.Phil from Cambridge, MP since 2004


July 20th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi was first elected to the Lok Sabha in 2004 from the Amethi constituency in Uttar Pradesh.He was appointed general secretary of the party in 2007 ... Read more...

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Kolkata’s street chess flourishes under busy flyover (With Images)


June 20th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) Rain or sun does not bother them, neither does the cacophonous traffic nor the incessant clamour of a packed city. Their dream is to get World ... Read more...

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No retirement yet for Vishy Anand (Roundup)


June 3rd, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 3 (IANS) At 42, Viswanathan Anand, who last week won his fifth World title defeating Boris Gelfand of Israel in Moscow, asserted that he has not thought of ... Read more...

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Definitely no thoughts of retirement: Anand


June 3rd, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 1 (IANS) India's chess legend Viswanathan Anand Sunday ruled out any possibility of retirement and said winning the fifth World title has given him the boost to carry ... Read more...

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Gaddafi told endgame is near: Medvedev’s envoy to Africa


June 14th, 2011 - 2:23 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian head of world chess Kirsan Ilyumzhinov visited Tripoli over the weekend with instructions to make it clear to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi ... Read more...

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9 years old boy becomes youngest chess master


December 22nd, 2010 - 11:07 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
San Francisco, Dec 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The youngest chess master in the United States has just been crowned.9-year-old Samuel Sevian became the youngest chess master when he was given the title after ... Read more...

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7 men busted for playing chess at US park!


November 19th, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 19 (ANI): Police officers in bullet-proof vests charged seven men with the "crime" of playing chess in an area off-limits to adults unaccompanied by kids.According to the New York Post, ... Read more...

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Pattinson, Stewart obsessed with board games


October 26th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 26 (IANS) "Twilight" lead couple Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have turned to board games to kill free time on the sets.The Hollywood couple, who play lovers in the hit ... Read more...

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Kay Kay In Love With Chess


August 9th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 9, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Acclaimed Bollywood actor Kay Kay Menon has some smart moves up his sleeves or over the board so to speak! Now, don't be alarmed, we aren't ... Read more...

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Andhra Pradesh boy create records by playing Chess blindfolded


April 26th, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by ANI
Nizamabad (Andhra Pradesh), Apr 26 (ANI): Twelve-year-old chess prodigy Raghav Srivastava set five new records for the Limca Book of Records on Saturday in Andhra Pradesh's Nizamabad.Srivastava played five rounds of chess ... Read more...

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Sketch showing Hitler ‘playing chess’ with Lenin up for grabs


April 15th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 15(ANI): A rare sketch showing Adolf Hitler 'playing chess' with Vladimir Lenin, the then Soviet leader, may fetch thousands of pounds at auction.Drawn by Emma Lowenstramm, the Fuhrer's then Jewish ... Read more...

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Jessica Simpson obsessed with playing chess


March 28th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 28 (IANS) Singer-actress Jessica Simpson and her speculated beau Billy Corgan are reportedly obsessed with playing chess against one another. Simpson, who refused to confirm reports that she was dating Corgan, ... Read more...

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Mary Lynn Rajskub Talks About Kiefer Sutherland’s Love For Chess


January 16th, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The actors and cast members of '24', the popular Fox Network show came to New York recently. They assembled to celebrate the premier of the show's ... Read more...

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New ‘Mozart of Chess’ Magnus Carlsen becomes youngest ever No.1


January 5th, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 5 (ANI): A Norweigan teenager dubbed the "Mozart of Chess" has become the youngest person ever to be ranked world number one in the game.Magnus Carlsen, 19, was listed ... Read more...

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Saif Ali Khan is Picture Perfect


September 17th, 2009 - 7:59 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Saif Ali Khan loves photography. His friend and personal photographer, Joy Dutta has clicked a number of rare black and white pictures shot for his own collection. His office walls are ... Read more...

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100-year-old picture of Hitler, Lenin playing chess emerges


September 4th, 2009 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 4 (ANI): A 100-year-old picture supposedly showing a young Adolf Hitler playing chess against Vladimir Lenin has emerged.The extraordinary etching is said to have been created in Vienna by Hitler's ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi - a farmer keen on empowerment of backwards


June 29th, 2009 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Rahul Gandhi, who? A farmer, interested in promoting primary education and empowerment of the Dalits and oppressed people. This is how reads the detailed bio-data of ... Read more...

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German artist sparks controversy exhibiting corpses having sex


May 7th, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 7 (ANI): Controversial German anatomy artist Gunther von Hagens is once again facing flak for unveiling a work showing two corpses having sexual intercourse.The artwork will be part of von ... Read more...

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China to launch robots for lone elderly


April 26th, 2009 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, April 26 (ANI): Chinese scientists are preparing for the market launch of robots developed to look after lone elderly people.According to Li Ruifeng, a member of the project with the ... Read more...

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The seven simple steps for a healthier you


December 24th, 2008 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Aiming for a better health? Well, there are many simple things you can do without a great deal of effort. Researchers at Rush University Medical Center have ... Read more...

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World Champion Anand gets new technology to better his chess


December 22nd, 2008 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 22 (IANS) World champion Viswanathan Anand was honoured for defending his world chess title by his sponsors Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) with a top-of the line gaming computer here Monday. ... Read more...

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Donkupar Roy sworn in as Meghalaya CM


March 19th, 2008 - 8:05 pm ICT by admin
Shillong, Mar.19 (ANI): Meghalaya United Democratic Party (MUDP) chief Donkupar Roy was sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Meghalaya on Wednesday evening, hours after the Congress-led D D Lapang ... Read more...

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Playing chess may help children improve their behaviour


January 24th, 2008 - 4:32 pm ICT by admin
London, Jan 24 (ANI): Chess lessons might improve childrens behaviour, say researchers.The study, conducted by Aberdeen University staff, found that youngsters who started playing chess became mentally sharper and their behaviour also ... Read more...

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