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Facebook bans woman for photos of son with Down’s syndrome


April 27th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) An American woman was banned from Facebook after she posted photos of her son affected with Down's syndrome. The social network, which termed the pictures ... Read more...

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Indian basketball coaches on US tour


February 19th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) Fourteen Indian basketball coaches are in the US on a 10-day tour as part of an exchange programme with the aim of improving standards and methods ... Read more...

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Over 40,000 students to participate in Salwan marathon


October 19th, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) It is that time of the year again when school children across the country will put on their running shoes to participate in the much ... Read more...

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Los Angeles to host 2015 Special Olympics


September 15th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 15 (IANS) Los Angeles will host the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games.The announcement was made Wednesday by the Special Olympics International Board of Directors. The board ... Read more...

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‘Parallel Games for disabled if Dow sponsors London Olympics’


August 8th, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Aug 8 (IANS) The Bhopal Gas tragedy survivors as well as those who support their cause worldwide have decided to protest Dow Chemicals' sponsorship of the London Olympics 2012. ... Read more...

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India win 243 medals including 92 gold at Special Games in Athens


July 8th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 8 (IANS) India won 243 medals, including 92 gold, at the recent Special Olympics World Summer Games-2011 in Athens.Mallika Nadda, chairperson of the Special Olympics Himachal Pradesh ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s performance in Special Olympics lauded


July 6th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has lauded the Pakistani squad for winning 56 medals at the recent Special Olympics Summer Games 2011 held in Athens.Gilani ... Read more...

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Etihad official carrier of Pakistani special olympics team


June 21st, 2011 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 20 (IANS/WAM) UAE's Etihad Airways will be the official carrier for Pakistan's special olympics team in the upcomming sports event in Athens this year, it was ... Read more...

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200 arrive for Special Olympics in Himachal


February 15th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 15 (IANS) They are intellectually disabled, but that hasn't stopped over 200 people from eight states from arriving at the snow-laden ski slopes of Narkanda in Himachal Pradesh to conquer ... Read more...

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Floor hockey meet for special athletes begins in Himachal


December 15th, 2010 - 10:12 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 15 (IANS) The national-level floor hockey championship for special athletes began in this Himachal Pradesh capital Wednesday, an organiser here said."As many as 457 special athletes from 21 states will ... Read more...

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Akshay’s designer outfit to be auctioned


October 29th, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Bollywood star Akshay Kumar's black sherwani, designed by Bangalore-based designer Ramesh Dembla, will be auctioned after he wears it at the grand finale of his signature ... Read more...

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Wasps kill Special Olympics gold winner


October 18th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 18 (IANS) A player of the gold medal winning team that participated in the last Special Olympics in China was stung to death by wasps in Himachal Pradesh, an official ... Read more...

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Loretta Claiborne Supports Ms. Shriver For Her Special Cause


October 11th, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Oct 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) President Matthew Aaron unveiled the portrait of Mrs. Shriver and several athletes including Loretta Claiborne of New York. And that was when this special athlete came ... Read more...

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Oz sports minister launches Rs.200 mn programme for the disadvantaged


October 6th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Australian Sports Minister Mark Arbib Wednesday launched a Rs.200 million (Aus$5 million) five-year programme aimed at developing sports facilities at the grassroots for the disadvantaged in India. ... Read more...

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Australia to give Rs.20 crore for development of grassroots sport in India


October 6th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 6 (ANI): Australia's Minister for Sport Mark Arbib will launch the Australian Sports Outreach Program (ASOP) here for grassroots sport-based development in India.The ASOP India program is an ... Read more...

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National Coffee Day 2010 Celebrated With Free Coffee


September 30th, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez 30 Sep, (THAINDIAN NEWS) September 29, Wednesday was celebrated as a national coffee day with many places offering discount or even free coffee as a part of the celebrations. Coffee ... Read more...

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Akshay Kumar Campaigns Against Use Of Word ‘Retard’


September 23rd, 2010 - 9:12 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 23, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Bollywood star Akshay Kumar has raised voice against a very sensitive issue, which is often ignored by all of us. The actor, who is Brand Ambassador ... Read more...

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Big B to support Special Olympics on Akshay’s behest


September 22nd, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan will now be seen voicing his concerns about disabled children, all thanks to Akshay Kumar, brand ambassador of Special Olympics, who requested him to ... Read more...

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Jennifer Aniston Faces Rage For Using R Word


August 21st, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Aug 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) "The Good Girl" actress Jennifer Aniston was promoting her movie "The Switch" on American chat show "Live With Regis and Kelly". The former "Friends" actress did ... Read more...

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Aniston’s ‘retard’ remark draws ire


August 21st, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Hollywood star Jennifer Aniston jokingly called herself a "retard" on a TV show, drawing the ire of a group for the disabled. The former "Friends" star used the ... Read more...

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Jennifer Aniston slammed for using ‘retard’ word in interview


August 20th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, August 20 (ANI): Jennifer Anniston has been slammed by disability advocates for using the word 'retard' in an interview.The former 'Friends' star, 41, used the word "retard" on the 'Live ... Read more...

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National coaching camp for specially-abled persons organised in Chennai


July 30th, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by ANI
By Jay KumarChennai, July 30 (ANI): A four-day-long national badminton coaching camp for specially-abled persons was organised in Chennai.Nearly 450 specially-abled persons across India took part in the training for the Special ... Read more...

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Cricket camp organized for specially-abled children in Himachal Pradesh


June 3rd, 2010 - 10:37 pm ICT by ANI
Solan (Himachal Pradesh), June 3 (ANI): The 'Special Olympics Bharat' initiative organised a weeklong cricket coaching camp for specially-abled children in Himachal Pradesh's Solan city.Over 240 specially-abled boys and girls joined the ... Read more...

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Awareness rally by specially-abled children in Himachal Pradesh


June 2nd, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Solan (Himachal Pradesh), June 2 (ANI): Specially-abled children staged an awareness rally under the banner of 'Special Olympics Bharat' in Himachal Pradesh's Solan city.With the march organized on Tuesday, the children wanted ... Read more...

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Now, a World Cup song for raising funds to cure people of learning disabilities


May 29th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 29 (ANI): A World Cup song and video featuring current England stars Peter Crouch, Gareth Barry and Jermain Defoe is being released to raise money for people with learning disabilities."Every ... Read more...

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Specially-abled children attend winter games training camp


March 2nd, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Narkanda (Himachal Pradesh), Mar 2 (ANI): Around 85 specially-abled children participated in the eight-day winter games training camp at Narkanda town organised by the Himachal Pradesh chapter of Special Olympics Bharat.The winter ... Read more...

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Annual Polar Bear Plunge set for 1st Jan at noon


January 1st, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tybee, Jan 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A ‘dare’ by 5 guys 10 years ago has now grown into a tradition that it being celebrated across the world. The annual Polar Bear Plunge is ... Read more...

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Akshay Kumar To Auction Olympics Torch For Charity!


December 24th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
By Subhash K JhaAlthough a Canadian land-preservation group tried to stop Akshay Kumar's Olympian sprint in Toronto on Thursday evening no power on earth could take away the exhilaration of the ... Read more...

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Akshay Kumar carries the Olympic flame


December 21st, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay supported by the Government of Canada, began its amazing Canadian journey. 15 well-known world citizens are adding global intrigue and excitement to the longest domestic torch ... Read more...

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Complaints against TV host who dubbed Susan Boyle retarded


December 2nd, 2009 - 2:44 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, Dec 2 (DPA) New Zealand's Human Rights Commission said it had received nearly 200 calls after a television host said British singing sensation Susan Boyle was "retarded". Paul Henry, who hosts Television ... Read more...

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Special Olympics initiates’ awareness campaign about special children in Himachal


November 18th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Shimla, Nov 18 (ANI): Wrestler Dalip Singh Rana, popularly known as 'Khali' inaugurated an awareness drive about special children organised by the Himachal chapter of Special Olympics here on Tuesday.The main motive ... Read more...

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Special Olympics begins in Himachal Pradesh


November 3rd, 2009 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 3 (IANS) The state-level Special Olympics started in Himachal Pradesh's Bilaspur town Tuesday, an organiser of the event said. "More than 200 special children from all over the state are participating ... Read more...

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Senator Edward Kennedy’s death ends `historic’ US chapter (Roundup)


August 26th, 2009 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 26 (DPA) US Senator Edward Kennedy, who became the political standard bearer of his legendary family after brothers John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy were assassinated, has died at ... Read more...

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Senator Kennedy’s death ends `historic’ US chapter (Second Lead)


August 26th, 2009 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 26 (DPA) Senator Edward Kennedy, who became the Kennedy family's political standard bearer after his brothers president John F. Kennedy and senator Robert Kennedy were assassinated, has died at ... Read more...

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Eunice Kennedy Shriver dies at 88


August 12th, 2009 - 7:01 pm ICT by IBNS
Aug 12 (IBNS) President John F Kennedy ’s sister Eunice Kennedy Shriver, who carried on the family’s public service tradition by founding the Special Olympics and championing the rights of the ... Read more...

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