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Russian girls sweep synchro swimming at junior World Championships


September 18th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Volos (Greece), Sep 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) In a sign that Russia's stranglehold on Olympic synchronised swimming gold could continue for years to come, the country's girls team won gold in ... Read more...

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Murray first Brit to win Grand Slam singles title (Lead)


September 11th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 11 (IANS) Andy Murray has overpowered Serbia's Novak Djokovic in five gruelling sets in a classic US Open final to become the first Britisher to win ... Read more...

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Olympic diving: Chinese divers eye 1-2 finish in women’s springboard


August 5th, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) China's Olympic diving champion He Zi said she hopes to join hands with favourite Wu Minxia to sweep gold and silver in women's 3m springboard final ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: India’s Devendro marches into quarters (Lead)


August 4th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) India's Laishram Devendro Singh marched into the last eight of the men's 49kg boxing event at the London Olympics with another dominating performance that saw him ... Read more...

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Peace with Pakistan in our interest: Shashi Tharoor (Interview)


July 13th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Amid Abu Jundal's revelations about the involvement of Pakistani state agencies in 26/11, former minister and MP Shashi Tharoor says that there is "a ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Last-gasp Navas goal sends Spain through, Croatia out


June 19th, 2012 - 4:53 am ICT by IANS
Gdansk (Poland), June 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A nervous Spain left it late to beat Croatia with a Jesus Navas strike for a 1-0 win that books their place in ... Read more...

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Calls of Bharat Ratna for Anand gain momentum (Lead)


May 30th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Chennai, May 30 (IANS) Saluting Viswanathan Anand for winning the World Chess Championship title for the fifth time, Indian Grand Masters Wednesday described him as the country's greatest sportsperson of ... Read more...

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Calls of Bharat Ratna for Anand gain momentum


May 30th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Chennai, May 30 (IANS) Saluting Viswanathan Anand for winning the World Chess Championship title for the fifth time, Indian Grand Masters Wednesday described him as the country's greatest sportsperson of ... Read more...

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‘Government should encourage competition in transport sector’


February 17th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The government should take active steps to encourage competition in the transport sector to allow passengers to benefit from low costs and greeater choices, consumer ... Read more...

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Haryana in semifinals; Rajasthan, Mumbai and TN on course


January 4th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 4 (IANS) Haryana defeated fancied Karnataka by six wickets to become the first team to enter the semifinals of the 2011-12 Ranji Trophy season. Defending champions Rajasthan Wednesday ... Read more...

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Roller coaster year for Indian art (2011 in Retrospect) (With images)


December 28th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Sluggish business, fakes, a stranglehold on auctions and price curves by the top 10 masters of modern art and a spate of deaths, including that ... Read more...

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Corruption has ‘taken over India’ but can be eliminated: Book


December 9th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Corruption has virtually enveloped India, growing annually by over 100 percent, but systemic graft can be ended for good, says a new book by two ... Read more...

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Relentless India poised to extend domination over England to T20 (Preview)


October 28th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 28 (IANS) Reigning Twenty20 world champions England will take on India, the winners of the inaugural edition, Saturday to salvage some pride after their 0-5 whitewash in the ... Read more...

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Indian golfers dominate Order of Merit ahead of Malaysian Open


April 13th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Professional Indian golfers are dominating the Asian Tour Order of Merit at the end of the first quarter of the 2011 season with five of ... Read more...

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Celebrate Navroz with a platter from Tajikistan (Eating Out With IANS, With Image)


March 20th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) A traditional festival platter from Tajikistan is adding a touch of gastronomic joy to the spirit of Navroz, the Persian spring festival celebrated by the ... Read more...

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US will not relent or waver, but ‘defeat’ al Qaeda and affiliates: Obama


January 26th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26(ANI): The United States will relentlessly fight the ongoing war against terrorism until it defeats al Qaeda and their affiliates, President Barack Obama has said."We have sent a message ... Read more...

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Watson to become highest paid Oz cricketer with new $2 million contract


January 21st, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 21(ANI): Australian all-rounder Shane Watson is reportedly set to unseat Ricky Ponting as the highest paid player in the country by signing a new Cricket Australia (CA) contract worth up ... Read more...

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US skeptical about winning military struggle in “porous” Pak border areas: WikiLeaks


December 7th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): US diplomats are skeptical about eventually winning the military struggle in Pakistan's badlands, saying that peace talks go nowhere and murderous militants control key towns, a diplomatic ... Read more...

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Obama’s pitch for moderate form of Islam comes unstuck in Indonesia


November 14th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov. 14 (ANI): There is now very little tolerant Islam to be seen anywhere, outside of staunchly secular Tunisia.According to a book titled "Behind the Veil of Vice: The Business ... Read more...

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Pak Army blockades fiercely anti-Taliban tribe near Afghan border


October 27th, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Kurram, Oct 27 (ANI): Pakistan's military has blockaded a strategically important district in the country's north, sealing in a fiercely anti-Taliban tribe.The Turi community is a bitter enemy of the Taliban, ... Read more...

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CWG athletics: Harminder wins surprise bronze in 20-km Walk


October 9th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) India's Harminder Singh won a surprise bronze in the men's 20-km walk at the Commonwealth Games here Saturday.The 26-year-old Harminder clocked a personal best of 1:23:27. Australian ... Read more...

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America Endorses An Inquisition By The U.N. Into Alleged Myanmarese War Crimes


August 19th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Washington, August 19, 2010 (Just Flashed): The federal administration of America has privately indicated its endorsement for the implementation of a "U.N. commission of inquiry'. The commission of this U.N. Commission will ... Read more...

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Ancelotti hopeful about Chelsea defending Premier League title without Cole, Torres


July 19th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 19 (ANI): Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has insisted that Chelsea will keep their stranglehold on the UK Premier League without the services of strikers Joe Cole or Fernando Torres.The ... Read more...

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Sania makes first-round exit from Wimbledon


June 22nd, 2010 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
London, June 22 (IANS) India's Sania Mirza-Malik was beaten in straight sets in the first round of the women's singles on the opening day of the all-England lawn tennis championships at Wimbledon ... Read more...

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Tibetan refugees dying ‘by a thousand cuts’ in Nepal


June 19th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, June 19 (IANS) Hunted down by armed Chinese security forces inside Nepal's territory and threatened with bullets by Nepal's police, thousands of Tibetan refugees in Nepal, including women and ... Read more...

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Bollinger picks Strauss as his ‘bunny’ for ODI series


June 19th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jun 19 (ANI): Australian pacer Doug Bollinger has vowed to target England captain Andrew Strauss in the upcoming one-day international series in order to strike an early Ashes blow for Australia.Just ... Read more...

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Mamata tsunami hits Left, Congress still a factor (Roundup)


June 2nd, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 2 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress Wednesday crushed West Bengal's ruling Left Front in civic polls seen as a trial run to next year's make-or-break assembly election, wresting the prestigious ... Read more...

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India’s iconic ‘Amby’ car no longer a motorist’s favourite


May 11th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 11 (ANI): India's famed snub-nosed Ambassador appears to finally be on its way out after manufacturers Hindustan Motors reported further losses.Fiscal losses for 2009-10 were pegged at 429 million ... Read more...

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Portrait of Tagore as a progressive artist


May 8th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Art for Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore was the final extension of his literature, beginning at a point when he wanted to express himself in a ... Read more...

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Rape scenes from Alex Reid’s film to be axed


March 21st, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 21 (ANI): Rape scenes from Katie Price a.k.a Jordan's husband Alex Reid's new movie 'Killerbitch' are to be edited.The movie is currently with the British Board of Film Classification, who ... Read more...

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‘Islamic’ gangs took over British underworld following 9/11 ‘fear’: Ex-gangster


February 15th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 15(ANI): Muslim gang members in Britain have claimed that a post-9/11 fear of terrorism has allowed them to develop a stranglehold in the criminal community.A 21-year-old Asian ex-gang member, ... Read more...

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Ponting backs fast bowlers to quell Gayle’s inexperienced team


February 7th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 7(ANI): Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has backed his fast bowlers to contain West Indies captain Chris Gayle and his team in the one-day series starting at the MCG from Sunday.Ponting ... Read more...

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Federer enters Oz Open semi-finals


January 27th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan. 27 (ANI): Roger Federer entered his 23rd-straight grand slam semi-final here on Wednesday.But, he faced a stiff fight from Russian Nikolay Davydenko before winning the match 2-6 6-3 ... Read more...

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Man City can break into Premier League top four: Team bosses survey


November 20th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.20 (ANI): Rival team bosses are tipping Manchester City to break into the top four of the Premier League this season.A survey of all 20 Premier League managers found that ... Read more...

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Key Nepal leader Koirala rushed to hospital


November 10th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Nov 10 (IANS) A day before he was to fly to Singapore for medical tests, Nepal's former prime minister Girija Prasad Koirala and chief of the republic's second largest party was ... Read more...

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