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Dipika reaches Gold Series semis, creates history


August 17th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Aug 17 (IANS) India's Dipika Pallikal recorded a straight sets win over American Amanda Sobhy at the Australian Squash Open to become the first Indian to enter the semifinals ... Read more...

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Soha misses school days, envies school-going children


July 16th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Student life is the best and actress Soha Ali Khan too agrees with it. She says she misses her school days and wishes she ... Read more...

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Pallikal moves up to 14th place in world rankings


February 2nd, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) India's top squash player Dipika Pallikal has moved a place up to be 14th in the women's world rankings.Pallikal broke into the top-15 for the ... Read more...

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Dipika loses title clash at Tournament of Champions


January 27th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 27 (IANS) Squash mom Natalie Grinham taught her opponent Dipika Pallikal a thing or two about court coverage and strength beating her Indian rival 11-4, 11-3, 11-3 ... Read more...

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Dipika Pallikal reaches final at Tournament of Champions


January 26th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 26 (IANS) India's star squash player and seventh seed Dipika Pallikal eliminated No.5 Jaclyn Hawkes of New Zealand 11-7, 14-12, 11-9, to enter the final of the ... Read more...

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Dipika Pallikal enters top-15 of World Squash rankings


January 3rd, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Indian women's squash player Dipika Pallikal Tuesday moved up to a career-high 15th place in the world rankings.Pallikal, who enjoyed her best season on the ... Read more...

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Dipika Pallikal wins California squash event


September 12th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) India's top squash player Dipika Pallikal defeated Tathreb Adel of Egypt to win the WISPA $9,000 Orange County Open in Irvine, California, Sunday.World No. 24 ... Read more...

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Sumant Misra passes away


September 4th, 2011 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Former Davis Cupper and secretary of the All-India Lawn Tennis Association Sumant Misra, 89, passed away here Saturday after a brief illness.Misra leaves behind ... Read more...

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Dipika becomes highest ranked Indian squash player


February 3rd, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Squash player Dipika Pallikal has climbed to 24 in the world rankings to become the highest-ranked Indian women in the sport.Dipika equalled former player Misha Grewal's feat ... Read more...

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India boys beat Pakistan, grab maiden Asian Junior Squash


January 30th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 30 (IANS) The Indian junior boys created history when they downed arch-rivals and title holders Pakistan in the final of the Asian Junior Team Squash Championships here Saturday for their ... Read more...

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A Gala Time For Boys On ‘Zor Ka Jhatka’ In Buenos Aires


January 29th, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
News are doing the rounds those Zor Ka Jhatka contestants Payal Rohatgi and Gaurav Chopra were injured while shooting for the show. The duo had to pack their backs and ... Read more...

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Dipika equals highest ranking by an Indian women squash player


January 3rd, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Dipika Pallikal Monday equalled the highest ranking ever achieved by an Indian women squash player.Dipika reached a career-high 27-rank in the Women's International Squash Player's Association (WISPA) ... Read more...

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Pakistan rope in legend Jansher Khan for squash revival


December 22nd, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Dec 22 (IANS) Pakistan's legendary squash player Jansher Khan has agreed to coach the national side to revive the sport in the country.Jansher, one of the most successful players in the ... Read more...

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Legend Jahangir declines Pakistan squash federation offer


December 10th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Dec 10 (IANS) Pakistan's squash authorities are mulling concrete plans to revive the sport in the country but have so far failed to garner the support of the world's greatest squash ... Read more...

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Dipika’s pullout denied us a squash medal: Joshna


October 18th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) India's top women's squash player Joshna Chinappa has attributed the country's failure to win a medal in the sport at the Commonwealth Games to the pullout of ... Read more...

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‘India has lot more positives to offer as hosts’


October 2nd, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Pragya Tiwari New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) India holds many happy memories for top squash player James Willstrop, and the Englishman insists he never doubted New Delhi's potential to host the ... Read more...

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Malawi’s CWG medal hopes rest on netball


September 30th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Sirshendu Panth New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) The disappointment of returning without a medal from Melbourne four years ago has only steeled the determination of Malawi athletes to give their best at ... Read more...

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It was a lifetime opportunity, say ‘Khatron Ke…’ finalists


September 29th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 29 (IANS) Actors Dino Morea, Shabbir Ahluwalia, Milind Soman and squash player Ritwick Bhattacharya, the finalists of stunts reality show "Khatron Ke Khiladi", say being on the show hosted ... Read more...

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Khaaliqa, all of 12 years, aims for squash gold at CWG


September 29th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Bharat Sharma New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) She studies in class 8, badly misses her mom, has fallen in love with chicken tikka and naan, and she wants a medal -- ... Read more...

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37 atheletes and officials arrive for CWG


September 25th, 2010 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Thirty-seven athletes and team officials from 11 nations and territories arrived here Saturday for the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games. The largest contingent to arrive was a 23-member ... Read more...

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CWG mess saddens Indian athletes


September 23rd, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The negative publicity of the Commonwealth Games has pained some of the top Indian athletes, who are now keeping their fingers crossed for the successful hosting ... Read more...

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CWG controversies sadden Saurav Ghosal


August 30th, 2010 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 29 (IANS) India's top squash player Saurav Ghosal Sunday expressed sadness about the controversies surrounding the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi and said the people responsible for the ... Read more...

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David Hussey, willing to travel and bat till he gets Test call-up


August 8th, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.8 (ANI): David Hussey, as with his older brother Mike, is a perennially enthusiastic cricketer.Yet, in England, he admits that attitude can be tested, particularly by the constant travel.'It's never home ... Read more...

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Neha Dhupia’s Ex On ‘Fear Factor’?


August 6th, 2010 - 10:00 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 6, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): The curtain over "Fear Factor – Khatron Ke Khiladi – Level 3' will be raised tomorrow. Most men who are tipped to be on the show ... Read more...

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Athlete holding foreign passport cannot represent India: Court


August 3rd, 2010 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday held that people of Indian origin holding foreign passport cannot represent India in international sports events. Justice S. Muralidhar said this while ... Read more...

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Ghosal is highest ranked Indian in World squash


June 2nd, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 2 (IANS) Saurav Ghosal Wednesday became the highest ranked Indian squash player in the world rankings (PSA or WISPA) at 26, surpassing former women's national champion Misha Grewal who achieved ... Read more...

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Dipika wins women’s squash title, Shorbagy men’s champion


April 17th, 2010 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) India's fourth seeded Dipika Pallikal fought off a mid-match challenge to get past the higher ranked Emma Beddoes of Britain 11-9, 11-8, 9-11, 11-6 and claim the $8,000 ... Read more...

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Saurav loses but Dipika reaches squash final


April 16th, 2010 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 16 (IANS) India's top squash player Saurav Ghosal's campaign ended as he lost to Egyptian Mohammed El Shorbagy 11-5, 9-11, 3-11 and 12-14 in the semi-finals after a tough contest ... Read more...

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Indian president, British queen launch Commonwealth baton relay (Lead)


October 29th, 2009 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Oct 29 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil joined Britain's Queen Elizabeth II Thursday to launch 2010 Commonwealth Games baton relay - described as the longest and most inclusive ... Read more...

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Joshna enters final of WISPA Challenger


October 9th, 2009 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 9 (IANS) Joshna Chinnappa, India's top woman squash player, sailed into the final of the WISPA Challenger-4 tournament with an efficiently crafted 11-8, 11-7, 11-8 win against compatriot Dipika Pallikal, ... Read more...

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Chennai to host top squash meets


October 4th, 2009 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 4 (IANS) The Squash Rackets Federation of India will conduct two tour tournaments, the Professional Squash Association (PSA) Indian Challenger No. 4 and Women's International Squash Player's Association (WISPA) ... Read more...

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Younis Khan wants his son to be a champion squash player


September 10th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Sep.10 (ANI): They say fathers always want their sons to follow in their footsteps, but Pakistan cricket captain Younis Khan does not want to see his son playing cricket for the ... Read more...

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Top Indian athletes train in South Africa


August 20th, 2009 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Hassen Durban, Aug 20 (IANS) Ten top Indian athletes are undergoing an intensive four-month training in preparation for the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games.The athletes, all gold medallists at various ... Read more...

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Saurav climbs to all time high in squash ranking


May 6th, 2009 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 6 (IANS) India's most successful squash player Saurav Ghosal reached the highest of 29 in the latest PSA world ranking. Saurav, delighted with his ranking, said: "I hope to take Indian ... Read more...

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Ghosal aims to topple world’s top squash players


March 7th, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Sirshendu Panth Kolkata, March 7 (IANS) Having reached a career-high international ranking, Indian squash player Saurav Ghosal is now eyeing victories against some of the world's top 10 stars in 2009.The ... Read more...

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