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Tripura offers jobs to all medallist sportsmen


August 29th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 29 (IANS) Tripura Wednesday announced government jobs for all sportspersons who have won medals in national and international events.Tripura Finance Minister Badal Choudhury said: "The council of ministers ... Read more...

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Male weightlifters do better after watching porn


August 20th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 20 (IANS) Male weightlifters can lift heavier objects after watching erotic videos, a study has found.Scientists showed different types of video clips to male athletes and then studied ... Read more...

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World’s top archer Deepika is now manager at Tata Steel


July 14th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jamshedpur, July 14 (IANS) World No.1 recurve archer Deepika Kumari has joined Tata Steel as a manager in the company's sports department.Many eminent sportspersons have been employed by Tata Steel ... Read more...

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German TV channel stands by its doping report


May 30th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, May 30 (IANS) German national TV station, ARD, which alleged that Kenyan runners were involved in rampant doping, stood by its findings, which were dismissed by Athletics Kenya (AK).ARD ... Read more...

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Government job for gymnast Dipa


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 23 (IANS) The Tripura government Wednesday announced a government job to gymnast Dipa Karmakar, who has won 29 gold medals in various national meets."To recognise her success, the ... Read more...

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Olympic shooting test event held in London


April 19th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 19 (IANS) The shooting test event for the 2012 London Olympic Games is being held in the Royal Artillery Barracks range here, adding to the festive atmosphere as ... Read more...

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Professor fined $159 for plagiarism


March 27th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 27 (IANS) A college professor in China's Luoyang city was fined $159 for plagiarizing the work of a former undergraduate student at Beijing Sport University, China Daily reported ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh says no to cheerleaders at WSH matches


March 5th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 5 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh sports department Monday said it will not allow cheerleaders at World Series Hockey (WSH) matches to be held here as it is "against ... Read more...

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Doping taint hurts kabaddi anti-drug campaign


November 15th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 15 (IANS) World Cup Kabaddi may have started off on the right note - by engaging Punjab's youth in the traditional sport and weaning them away from drugs ... Read more...

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Goa minister flouted rules in daughter’s appointment: BJP


November 8th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 8 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday demanded a criminal probe in the "illegal" appointment of Goa Sports Minister Manohar alias Babu Azgaonkar's daughter in the ... Read more...

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Israel pilot paragliding champion in Himachal event


October 22nd, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 22 (IANS) Foreign pilots hogged the limelight in a weeklong paragliding championship that concluded in Himachal Pradesh's Bir-Billing range in Kangra district, an event organiser said Saturday."In the ... Read more...

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Over 200 pilots to take wings in Himachal


October 15th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 15 (IANS) Over 200 pilots will take wings in the skies of Himachal Pradesh with a weeklong paragliding championship beginning Sunday, an official said Saturday."More than 200 gliders ... Read more...

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Women’s teams to feature in kabaddi World Cup


July 17th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 17 (IANS) Women's kabaddi teams from five countries will be seen in action during exhibition matches at the men's World Cup, which will be held in October-November, Punjab ... Read more...

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Hockey Olympian Topno delighted with Jharkhand’s skills and gumption (Lead)


June 17th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, June 17 (IANS) Olympian Manohar Topno is delighted to see his young Jharkhand team show skills and gumption in knocking out 20 times champions Railways in the National Hockey ... Read more...

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Hockey Olympian Topno inspires Jharkhand to defy odds


June 17th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, June 17 (IANS) Olympian Manohar Topno has every reason to be delighted. After all, he inspired Jharkhand to enter the semifinals of the National Hockey Championship Thursday, defeating 20 ... Read more...

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Badal pushes for government jobs for sportspersons


May 20th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 20 (IANS) Sportspersons from Punjab, including Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra, who have brought glory to the state in various sporting events will be given government jobs, ... Read more...

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Militants now target state departments and officials in Manipur


April 22nd, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, Apr 22 (ANI): After targeting employees in the banking and hospitality sectors, militants in Manipur are now targeted various state departments and officials.Recently, suspected cadres of the proscribed NSCN (IM) ... Read more...

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Injured Arunima to be shifted to AIIMS (Lead)


April 18th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Lucknow (IANS) National level volleyball player Arunima Sinha, whose crushed left leg was amputated after robbers threw her off a running train last week, will be shifted to the ... Read more...

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Injured Arunima to be shifted to AIIMS


April 18th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) Sportswoman Arunima Sinha, whose crushed left leg was amputated after robbers threw her off a running train last week, will now be shifted to the All ... Read more...

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Panel set up to study draft law on sports reforms (Lead)


April 7th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The government Thursday constituted a committee headed by retired Punjab and Haryana High Court chief justice Mukul Mudgal and with former badminton ace Prakash Padukone ... Read more...

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CWG-like scam in National Games-2014: Goa opposition


March 21st, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 21 (IANS) Five-star hotels and niche hospitality projects were being surreptitiously brought in, under the guise infrastructure- creation for the 2014 National Games in Goa, legislators across ... Read more...

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Badminton champion told to clean utensils in Himachal


February 24th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 24 (IANS) A badminton champion, studying in class 12 of a government school in Sirmau district of Himachal Pradesh, was asked to clean utensils at the school's annual function presided ... Read more...

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Punjab hikes liquor prices


February 22nd, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 22 (IANS) Liquor -- both country liquor and Indian made foreign liquor (IMFL) -- will cost substantially more in Punjab under the new excise policy for 2011-2012 announced by the ... Read more...

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Disgraced Pak trio lose domestic cricket contracts after ICC ban


February 15th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 15(ANI): Pakistan's largest bank has said it has decided not to renew the contracts of the tainted trio- Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir- who have been banned by ... Read more...

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Commonwealth delegates to study Haryana sports programme


February 8th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 8 (IANS) Impressed by the performance of Haryana's athletes in the New Delhi Commonwealth Games (CWG) and the Asian Games held in Guangzhou, delegates from 30 Commonwealth countries will Wednesday ... Read more...

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70 paragliders to test skills in Himachal skies


November 11th, 2010 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 11 (IANS) Seventy pilots, including 10 foreigners, will exhibit their skills in the four-day paragliding championship that begins Thursday in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district.All preparations have been completed for the ... Read more...

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Himachal postpones paragliding event


October 21st, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 21 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has postponed the paragliding championship of next week following requests by foreign participants, an official said Thursday.The four-day championship will now be held from Nov 11 ... Read more...

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Delhi keen to employ world champion Sushil Kumar


October 18th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Delhi government is keen to provide world champion wrestler Sushil Kumar the designation of deputy director in the department of sports, a government source said ... Read more...

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Football coach Mughato wants to produce great players in the region


September 20th, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by ANI
By Peter ChacheiKohima, Sep.20 (ANI): While thinking of the game of football in Nagaland, the name of Mughato comes naturally to one's mind here today.Nagaland's Mughato, the talented football coach, is ... Read more...

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Punjab announces new sports policy


September 19th, 2010 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 19 (IANS) The Punjab cabinet Sunday evening approved the new sports policy for the state, encompassing sporting disciplines from rural areas to international competition at the level of the ... Read more...

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12 sports stadiums to be flood-lit in Punjab


August 7th, 2010 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 7 (IANS) The Punjab government has given the go ahead to the state's sports department to provide flood-lighting for 12 sports stadiums across the state. Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, ... Read more...

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Meghalaya cops book Assam sports officials for impersonation


August 4th, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 4 (IANS) A day before Hockey India elections, two Assam sports officials were booked Wednesday by Meghalaya police for impersonating as members of Hockey Meghalaya to vote in the Aug ... Read more...

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Stadia work up to mark: Gill


July 28th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Work on 13 stadia being built for the Commonwealth Games and which are under the central government is satisfactory and up to the mark, Youth Affairs and ... Read more...

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Govt. announces selection committees for national sports awards


July 22nd, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 22 (ANI): The Government constituted the Selection Committee for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award, Dhyanchand Award for Lifetime Achievements in Sports and Games and the Rashtriya Khel Protsahan ... Read more...

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Helen Reddy blames Madonna for making ‘virgins’ ‘whores’!


July 1st, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by ANI
New York, July 1 (ANI): Australian singer/actress Helen Reddy has revealed how a recent shopping trip for bras left her seething, and it was supposedly all because of the Queen of ... Read more...

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