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A showpiece city struggles to remain clean (Karnataka Newsletter)


September 17th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 15 (IANS) One of India's showpiece cities for its salubrious climate and beautiful gardens, Karnataka's capital also came to be known in the last decade and ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Dikshit hasn’t lost hope yet on Delhi’s Airport Metro


September 10th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has not yet given up hope on the city's Airport Metro project, suspended since July 8 for structural faults, and ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Double for Sarath Kumar


September 9th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 9 (IANS) Shankar Sarath Kumar of MP Ten10 Racing and Sumit Lucas Toppo (Performance Racing) achieved an impressive double apiece as the curtains came down on the third ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

21 world leaders visited India this year, more on way


August 26th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) India continued to be a favourite overseas destination for world leaders with as many as 21 heads of state or government visiting the country ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

South Africa tops continent’s medal standings


August 14th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Aug 14 (IANS) South African athletes won more medals than any other African country at the London Olympics but fell short of the projected tally, authorities said.South Africa ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Olympics: Bolt, Blake headline weekend track action


August 3rd, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS/CMC) The much anticipated track and field segment of the London Olympics runs off Friday with the first round of the women's 100 metre expected to be the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Fit-again Bolt admits to past back injury


July 27th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS/CMC) Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt has disclosed he had suffered a back injury but was quick to say he has gotten over the problems which had ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Indian athletes’ London tryst amid soaring expectations


July 26th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) Carrying the hopes of a billion plus people back home, Indian athletes are supremely confident of returning with the richest medal haul from the Olympic ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Gayle returns to Sydney for Big Bash T20


July 24th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 24 (IANS) West Indies batsman Chris Gayle has again signed with Sydney Thunder for another season of Australia's Twenty20 Big Bash.The 32-year-old left-hander turned out for the Thunder ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Narine signs with Sydney for Aussie T20 showpiece


July 22nd, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 22 (IANS/CMC) Exciting West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine is headed to Australia's Twenty20 Big Bash League after signing with defending champions Sydney Sixers. The 24-year-old will join Australia ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Carl Lewis doubts Bolt’s Olympics 100m title defence


July 15th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 15 (IANS/CMC) Olympic legend Carl Lewis has cast doubts on sprint sensation Usain Bolt repeating his Beijing exploits at the London Olympics starting later this month. Jamaican Bolt ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Bolt unfazed despite two shockers from Blake


July 5th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kingstson (Jamaica), July 5 (IANS/CMC) Back-to-back defeats for Usain Bolt have set tongues wagging about a possible change of guard at the top at the upcoming London Olympics, but ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Hilaire to quit top WICB job for diplomatic posting


July 4th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Fort Lauderdale (Florida), July 4 (IANS/CMC) Dr. Ernest Hilaire, the outspoken and often controversial chief executive officer of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), is leaving the job.Hilaire is expected to ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Greene discounts world record by Bolt in London


June 28th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Eugene (Oregon), June 28 (IANS/CMC) Former Olympic sprint champion Maurice Greene has dismissed the notion that Jamaican Usain Bolt can rescale the lofty heights of 2008 when he established two mind-boggling ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Sulieman Benn picked for Twenty20 matches against India A


June 22nd, 2012 - 2:02 am ICT by IANS
St. John's (Antigua), Jun 22 (IANS/CMC) Regional selectors have recalled exiled left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn in a 13-man West Indies A squad for the Twenty20 doubleheader against India A this weekend.The ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

India, Germany to discus Eurozone crisis, Afghanistan


June 21st, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) With the global financial crisis deepening, India and Germany will Friday discus the developments in the Eurozone, the fragile security situation in Afghanistan and the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Big grids likely for National Motorcycle Championship


May 29th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 29 (IANS) With over 200 entries and 10 categories, including three single-make series, the MMSC-SIDVIN Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship, commencing at the Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

I don’t want to return empty-handed from London: Deepika Kumari


May 9th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 9 (IANS) After her first World Cup individual recurve gold medal, female archer Deepika Kumari is now focusing more on shooting ahead of the London Olympics next month."I ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Doherty to auction Winehouse painting


May 6th, 2012 - 3:07 am ICT by IANS
London, May 6 (IANS) A painting created by late singer Amy Winehouse and her rocker friend Pete Doherty by using their own blood is set to fetch 80,000 pounds ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Veer Patel upstages Aravind in National Supercross


April 30th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, April 30 (IANS) Veer Patel of Baroda steered his Honda CRF 250 with much panache to clinch the title in the showpiece Foreign Open class ahead of defending champion ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Ur tops Indian National Autocross Championship


April 29th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 29 (IANS) Seasoned rally driver Lohitt Urs from Mysore topped the time charts and annexed the trophy in the showpiece 3,000cc Open class in the first round of ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Randhawa to make 200th Asian Tour appearance at Panasonic Open


March 14th, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Former Asian Tour number one Jyoti Randhawa of India will celebrate a milestone 200th Asian Tour appearance when he joins 25 other champions at the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

South African sports ministry keeping close watch on SAFA


March 8th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, March 8 (IANS) The South African sports ministry is keeping a close watch on the activities of the country's football association, ministry spokesperson Paena Galane has said. Galane ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Zambia moves to fourth position in African football


February 16th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Lusaka (Zambia), Feb 16 (IANS) Zambia, the 2012 African champions, have shot up from 16th to fourth position in the Confederation of African Football (CAF) rankings as they also break ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

A son rises in Raj Thackeray’s MNS too


February 6th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 6 (IANS) After the Shiv Sena, a son has risen also in Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena.Raj's son, 18-year-old Amit, made his maiden foray into an election ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Bhutia dazzles in his testimonial against the mighty Bayern (Lead)


January 10th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Iconic footballer Bhaichung Bhutia got a grand farewell at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here Tuesday though it was Bayern Munich who stole the show ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Bhutia signs off with an Audi Q8


January 10th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia signed off with an Audi Q8 in his farewell match against Bayern Munich at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Krishna to boost ties with Middle East, Israel


January 7th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) Stepping up ties with the energy-rich Middle East, home to a six million-strong Indian diaspora, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Sunday begins a whirlwind four-day ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Zambia not afraid of Senegal striker Demba Ba


January 6th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lusaka (Zambia), Jan 6 (IANS) Zambia's head football coach says his team is not afraid of Senegal's deadly striker Demba Ba, who has been in top form while playing for ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

FMSCI not to be blamed for Buddh Circuit’s lockdown: Chandhok


November 9th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 9 (IANS) The Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) has nothing to do with the decision of the owners of the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) to ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

I-League begins Saturday, spotlight on Dempo-Salgaocar clash


October 21st, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The showpiece I-League football tournament begins Thursday with defending champions Salgaocar taking on Dempo in Goa while Super Cup winners East Bengal face Churchill Brothers ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Lahiri aims for double at Panasonic Open


September 21st, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shiga (Japan), Sep 21 (IANS) India's Anirban Lahiri hopes to repeat his winning form when he competes at the Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open which begins Thursday. Lahiri's entry into this week's ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Jeev Milkha Singh to play in Macau Open


September 10th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Macau, Sep 10 (IANS) Two-time Asian Tour number one Jeev Milkha Singh is set to light up the Macau Open next week in his first appearance at the golf event ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Blake, James win Zurich Diamond League


September 9th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Zurich, Sep 9 (IANS/CMC) World champion sprinters Yohan Blake and Kirani James sustained their purple patches from the recent Daegu showpiece, clocking personal bests to dominate the Weltklasse Z├╝rich Diamond League ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

After roses, Bangalore firm to grow foodcrops in Ethiopia


August 31st, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, Aug 31 (IANS) After making Ethiopia among the top sources globally for cut roses, a Bangalore-based company now plans to plant over 20,000 hectares of land there, almost ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

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