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Olympian archer honoured in Nagaland


August 16th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Kohima, Aug 16 (IANS) Chekrovolu Swuro, the archer from Nagaland who took part in the London Olympics, has been honoured with the first T. Ao State Sports Award.The award was ... Read more...

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Goan expats want state to host mini-NRI football World Cup


July 16th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 16 (IANS) Football crazy Goan expats are rooting for the state to host a mini non-resident Indian (NRI) football 'World Cup'.The idea, which was first mooted in ... Read more...

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Bengal asks Anand to help at proposed chess academy


July 13th, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 12 (IANS) The West Bengal government Thursday requested world champion Viswanathan Anand to give occasional tips to trainees at its proposed chess academy.The chess genius "principally agreed", but ... Read more...

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Football academy to come up in Bengal’s Durgapur


June 21st, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) With a view to promoting young talent, Royal Bengal Tigers - a private club - Thursday launched an international standard football academy in West Bengal's ... Read more...

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Sachin to be presented 100 guineas, golden bat by Mamata


May 11th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 10 (IANS) Sachin Tendulkar will be presented a golden bat, ball and 100 guineas for scoring a century of international hundreds by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata ... Read more...

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Barreto calls it quits for Mohun Bagan


May 2nd, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) After playing with aplomb for more than a decade, star forward Jose Ramirez Barreto Wednesday announced his decision to bid goodbye to his 'favourite' football club ... Read more...

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Bagan’s 1911 Shield triumph to become part of school texts


April 10th, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 10 (IANS) Students pursuing the higher secondary course in West Bengal are all set to read about Mohun Bagan's famous IFA Shield triumph in 1911 in their ... Read more...

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Soccer legend Sailen Manna dead (Roundup)


February 28th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 27 (IANS) Indian soccer legend Sailendra Nath Manna, popularly known as Sailen Manna, died at a private hospital here Monday due to old age complications. He was ... Read more...

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Soccer training in Brazil for six Kashmiri boys


November 11th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 11 (IANS) With dreams in their eyes and the promise of a bright future, six Kashmiri boys, one of them once arrested for stone pelting, leave for Brazil ... Read more...

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Firm aims to turn Kerala into tennis nursery


September 6th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 6 (IANS) Terumo Penpol -- the country's largest manufacturer of blood bags -- has come out to support an innovative project to turn Kerala into a tennis nursery ... Read more...

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Looking forward to win, says Argentine coach


August 30th, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 29 (IANS) New Argentine soccer coach Alejandro Sabella Monday said he was looking forward for a victory to begin his stint in the hot seat on a high ... Read more...

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Sourav Ganguly in key Bengal sports panel


July 7th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) The West Bengal government Wednesday roped in former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly as vice chairman of the State Sports Council.Disclosing this, state Sports Minister ... Read more...

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Kolkata to fight juvenile crime through football


June 30th, 2011 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 29 (IANS) In a bid to reach out to youngsters who may be attracted to crime, several agencies, including the city police, Wednesday came together to announce ... Read more...

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West Bengal to make comprehensive sports policy


May 26th, 2011 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) A comprehensive policy for all round development of West Bengal's sports and sportspersons is in the pipeline, said state Sports Minister Madan Mitra Wednesday."A proposal has ... 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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Uttar Pradesh offers job to injured Arunima


April 18th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) Almost seven days after sportswoman Arunima Sinha alias Sonu lost her leg upon being thrown off a train by robbers, the Uttar Pradesh government Monday ... Read more...

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Former FICCI official is Trinamool nominee for Bengal polls


April 6th, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 6 (IANS) former FICCI secretary general Amit Mitra Wednesday filed his nomination as Trinamool Congress candidate for the West Bengal assembly polls.Mitra, an economist, joined the poll fray ... Read more...

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Top athlete Sudha Singh not to run for Uttar Pradesh


December 19th, 2010 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Rae Bareli, Dec 19 (IANS) Asiad gold medallist Sudha Singh, who was ignored by the Uttar Pradesh sports minister at an athletic event Saturday, says she will not to run for ... Read more...

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Indian gold medallist ignored by authorities, leaves event midway


December 18th, 2010 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 18 (IANS) Indian athlete and Asiad gold medallist Sudha Singh left a racing event midway in a huff here Saturday after being "completely ignored" by the Uttar Pradesh state sports ... Read more...

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Haryana announces Rs.2 crore for gold in London Olympics


November 1st, 2010 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Rai (Haryana), Nov 1 (IANS) After doling out huge cash rewards for the Commonwealth Games medallists, the Haryana government Monday announced a whopping Rs.2 crore for athletes from the state who win ... Read more...

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Archery coach Lenin dies in Vijaywada car mishap


October 24th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Vijaywada (Andhra Pradesh), Oct. 24 (ANI): Archery coach Ch Lenin died in a car accident in Vijaywada on Sunday.Two Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games silver medallists - Ch Jignas and Ritul Chatterjee - ... Read more...

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Jharkhand to felicitate CWG medalists


October 15th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Oct 15 (IANS) Commonwealth Games medalists from Jharkhand will be felicitated and rewarded by the state government, it was announced here Friday."We will felicitate the players of the state who won ... Read more...

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Three Karnataka ministers face axe in cabinet shuffle (Lead)


September 21st, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 21 (IANS) Three ministers will be dropped and six inducted in the Karnataka cabinet, state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief K.S. Eshwarappa announced amid chaotic developments in the ruling ... Read more...

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Government responsible for Games mess, says Malhotra


September 10th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Vijay Kumar Malhotra, president of General Association of National Sports Federations (GANSF), took serious exception to Sports Minister M.S. Gill blaming federations for the inordinate delay in ... Read more...

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Cash award for medal winners at CWG, Asian Games doubled


September 7th, 2010 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) The sports ministry Tuesday doubled the cash award for medal winners at the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games. A gold medallist will now get Rs.20 lakh while ... Read more...

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Bhopal gas victims protest at Kolkata American Centre


July 12th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 12 (IANS) Activists and victims of the Bhopal gas tragedy Monday staged a protest and burnt an effigy of Warren Anderson outside the American Centre here demanding that the former ... Read more...

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Will Kerala’s snake boat make it to Thames river?


June 8th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram, June 8 (IANS) Kerala has sought the central government's financial help to showcase its famous snake boat before the British queen on London's Thames river next month.Speaking to IANS ... Read more...

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Will Kerala’s snake boat sail down the Thames?


April 13th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram, April 13 (IANS) Kerala's famed snake boats attract thousands to the annual boat race in Punnamada Lake. Now, if all goes well, one of the over 100-ft-long boats may ... Read more...

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Lalit Modi upset with Jaipur state officials


April 11th, 2010 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata April 11 (IANS) The cash-rich Indian Premier League's chairman Lalit Modi Sunday accused authorities in Jaipur of harassing the Rajasthan Royals officials as well as the league organisers. "My team and ... Read more...

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Australia keen to have Tiger Woods back


April 10th, 2010 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 9 (DPA) Australia is willing to pay golf superstar Tiger Woods top dollar to return to Melbourne to play in this year's Australian Masters, officials said. Woods received an appearance ... Read more...

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Kerala responds well to Commonwealth Games roadshow


April 5th, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, April 5 (IANS) The first in the series of nationwide Commonwealth Games road shows concluded here Monday. Jiji Thomson, special director general, 2010 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Delhi, said the response to ... Read more...

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Knight Riders asked to abide by all guidelines at Eden


March 16th, 2010 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 16 (IANS) West Bengal government Tuesday asked the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) management to abide by the guidelines during the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches at the Eden Gardens. "We have ... Read more...

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Haryana to award Rs.500,000 to hockey team


March 2nd, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 2 (IANS) In a bid to boost the morale of the Indian hockey team playing in the World Cup in New Delhi, the Haryana government Tuesday announced a cash prize ... Read more...

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Punjab to host Kabaddi World Cup


February 22nd, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 22 (IANS) Giving a much needed boost to India's traditional sport, the Punjab government will organise the 2010 Kabaddi World Cup tournament next month, officials said Monday. The winning team ... Read more...

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