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The best Olympics for India (Review)


August 12th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) India will return with its best-ever Olympics medal tally from the London Games. If there is anything missing, it is a gold and that has ... Read more...

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I was lucky to qualify for the Olympics: Kashyap (Interview)


July 24th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Deserving athletes have sometimes failed to make it to the Olympics and others have found themselves there by quirk of fate. India's badminton star Parupalli ... Read more...

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Protection of manufacturing major political consideration: Sharma


April 20th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Puerto Vallarta (Mexico), April 20 (IANS) Commerce Minister Anand Sharma has said protection of the manufacturing sector is a major political consideration, even as India is trying to further integrate ... Read more...

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Sukul in round two of national grasscourt tennis


February 6th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 6 (IANS) Fifth-seeded local boy Saurav Sakul marched into the second round with a straight set decimation of Maharashtra's Saurabh Patil in the inaugural match of the Indian ... Read more...

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Lions of Khorasan are roaring again


December 11th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Afghanistan, blighted by decades of violence and fundamentalist opposition to modern sports, is - unbeknownst to the outside world - emerging as a football ... Read more...

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SAFF Cup: Impressive Afghanistan beat Sri Lanka 3-1


December 5th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Afghanistan look good to make the semifinals after rallying to beat Sri Lanka 3-1 in the SAFF Cup football tournament at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium ... Read more...

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Man dies after getting entangled in clothes airer


September 10th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 10 (IANS) A man was killed in a bizarre accident at his home after getting entangled in an indoor clothes airer, used commonly for drying washed clothes.A father ... Read more...

Posted in World |

All set for Messi magic Friday


September 1st, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) An Indian history is only hours away from the making, with the first ever FIFA Official International Friendly in the country set to kick off Friday ... Read more...

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Prerna lone Indian in ITF semifinals


June 16th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Eighth-seeded Prerna Bhambri is the lone Indian to enter the semifinals of the $10,000 ITF women's singles. She outplayed compatriot Ashvarya Shrivastava, seeded four rungs ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa asks PM for Rs.10,200 cr for free laptops


June 14th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 14 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Tuesday asked the central government for a special grant of Rs.10,200 crore to implement her party's poll promise of ... Read more...

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Sania reaches career best doubles ranking


June 6th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) India's Sania Mirza climbed 11 spots to reach a career-high doubles ranking of 14 in the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings, released Monday.Sania last ... Read more...

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Mexican group’s new album a hit


May 27th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Miami, May 27 (IANS/EFE) Conjunto Atardecer, one of Mexico's legendary musical groups, this week released its new album "Llegamos y nos quedamos", which immediately rocketed to the top of ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Somdev, Sania drew tough opponents in French Open


May 20th, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 20 (IANS) India's Somdev Devvarman has been drawn against Croatian Ivan Ljubicic while Sania Mirza will take on German Kristina Barrois in the French Open tennis first ... Read more...

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Saina steady at fourth, Sourabh jumps 45 places in world ranking


May 5th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) India's Saina Nehwal remained steady at fourth place in the women's singles ranking while Sourabh Verma, who stunned some top players to reach the quarterfinal ... Read more...

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‘Chalo Dilli’ a refreshing film with a lot of heart (IANS Hindi Film Review, Rating: *** 1/2)


April 30th, 2011 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Film: "Chalo Dilli"; Starring: Lara Dutta, Vinay Pathak; Directed by: Shashant Shah;Rating: *** 1/2Once in a while you come away from a film with a lot more than you ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

IT raids Katrina, Priyanka; seals lockers (Lead)


January 24th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan. 24 (IANS) Income Tax sleuths Monday sealed around a dozen lockers and seized incriminating documents after raids on the residences and offices of Bollywood personalities, including stars Katrina Kaif ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

‘Standard candles’ Cepheids not quite as standard as once thought


January 13th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Astronomers have now gathered proof that Cepheids, which were thought of "standard candles" used to illuminate the size of the universe, are not quite as standard.Standard candles are ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mother vows to get son Binayak Sen out of jail


December 28th, 2010 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Sirshendu Panth Kolkata, Dec 28 (IANS) With support mounting for rights activist Binayak Sen, handed a life sentence by a Chattisgarh court for Maoist links, the doctor's mother says she will "do ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

CWG was my biggest test: Outgoing Delhi Police chief


November 9th, 2010 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Outgoing Delhi Police Commissioner Y.S. Dadwal Tuesday termed preparing for and managing the Commonwealth games as his biggest test during his stint as police chief in the ... Read more...

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Bopanna touches career high doubles ranking


November 1st, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) India's Rohan Bopanna gained two positions for a career high doubles ranking of 14 in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) rankings released Monday.Bopanna's Pakistani ... Read more...

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Kashyap upsets Boonsak to sail into quarters in Denmark


October 29th, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Odense (Denmark), Oct 29 (IANS) India's Parupalli Kashyap upset third-seeded Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand 21-9, 21-19 to move into the quarterfinals of the Denmark Open Super Series badminton tournament.Unseeded Kashyap, who has ... Read more...

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Kiwi ODI series against Bangladesh ’shaping up as one of the worst ever’: Morrison


October 15th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Auckland, Oct 15(ANI): Former New Zealand batsman John Morrison has labeled the Black Caps' ODI series loss against Bangladesh as their worst tour in recent memory.Morrison's comment came on the back of ... Read more...

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New Zealand men, women hockey teams pushing for gold at Delhi CWG


September 28th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Sep 28 (ANI): The New Zealand men's and women's hockey teams aim to win Commonwealth Games medals in order to take then back home as a metallic souvenir of New Delhi.With ... Read more...

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Somdev out of top-100 ranking


August 9th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) It turned out to be a shortlived jubilation for India's Somdev Devvarman, who dropped out of top-100, losing 15 rungs to 111th place in the Association ... Read more...

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Church indicts Goa government for shielding drug traders


July 21st, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 21 (IANS) After the opposition and the local media, the Goa Roman Catholic Church has indicted the Congress-led government for failing to curb the drug trade and for shielding the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Fighting Prakash exits French Open qualifiers


May 19th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) US-born Indian Prakash Amritraj put up a spirited fight against Brazil's 17th-seeded Joao Souza before losing 6-4, 2-6, 6-8 in the first round of the ... Read more...

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French Open: Somdev overpowers Vanek in qualifiers


May 18th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 18 (IANS) India' Somdev Devvarman rallied to overcome Czech Republic's Jiri Vanek 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 in the first round of the men's singles qualifiers at the French Open tennis ... Read more...

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India finish eighth, Spain fifth in Hockey World Cup (Round up)


March 13th, 2010 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
By Avishek Roy New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) India went down 2-4 to Argentina to finish eighth while Spain took the fifth place getting past Korea 2-0 in classification matches of the Hockey ... Read more...

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India lose to finish eighth in Hockey World Cup


March 12th, 2010 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Avishek Roy New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) India failed to make their chances count as they went down 2-4 to Argentina in the play-off and finished eighth in the Hockey World Cup ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan bow out of semifinal race (Roundup)


March 7th, 2010 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
By Avishek Roy and Sirshendu Panth New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Once monarchs of international hockey, India and Pakistan saw their semifinal hopes go up in smoke as England became the first ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Rashid widens lead on top of merit list on LG Amateur Tour


January 8th, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) After having enjoyed a great run in the second half of 2009 LG Amateur Tour, young golfer Rashid Khan heads into the new year with a massive ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Locusts perform complex tasks even with dot-sized brains


December 25th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 25 (IANS) Locusts perform complex tasks even with pinhead-sized brains, says a new study. Take, for instance, climbing a ladder. We rely on our vision to find the successive rungs. Similarly, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Even bugs use vision to find footholds


December 25th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 25 (ANI): Just like mammals, insects too use vision rather than touch to find footholds, a new study found.The first of its kind discovery was made, thanks to high-speed video ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Trott’s coach sad over him playing for England rather than S. Africa


December 12th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town (S. Africa), Dec.12 (ANI): When Jonathan Trott walks out to bat for England at the SuperSport Park Centurion here against South Africa next week, nobody will have more extreme emotions ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Rajendra Sanam wins gold in Asian archery meet


November 21st, 2009 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) India's Isiah Rajendra Sanam won his maiden international gold medal in the men's individual compound event of the 16th Asian archery championship at Bali, Indonesia Saturday. The 15th-ranked Indian ... Read more...

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