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Delhi government honours Amjad Ali Khan, Ruskin Bond, Girija Devi


June 22nd, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Sarod exponent Amjad Ali Khan, vocalist Girija Devi and writer Ruskin Bond were Friday honoured with Lifetime Achievement Awards by Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit ... Read more...

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Kolkata’s street chess flourishes under busy flyover (With Images)


June 20th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) Rain or sun does not bother them, neither does the cacophonous traffic nor the incessant clamour of a packed city. Their dream is to get World ... Read more...

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We are open for cricket series against Pakistan: Dhoni


May 31st, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, May 31 (IANS) India's cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Thursday said Team India was open to play against arch-rivals Pakistan if the two boards agree to have a bilateral ... Read more...

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Putin praises Russian, Indian chess schools


May 31st, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 31 (IANS) Russian president Vladimir Putin Thursday praised Russian and Indian chess schools and said they were among the best in the world.Putin met Indian Grandmaster (GM) Vishwanathan ... Read more...

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I’m relieved: Anand (Lead)


May 30th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 30 (IANS) India's five-time World Chess Champion Vishwanathan Anand says he was too tense to be happy after he won the title for the fifth time beating Israeli ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu governor greets Anand


May 30th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 30 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Governor K. Rosaiah Wednesday greeted Vishwanathan Anand on winning the World Chess Championship for the fifth time.In a statement issued here, Rosaiah said: "I ... Read more...

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List of Anand’s victories (Factfile)


May 30th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) List of Vishwanathan Anand's victories. The 42-year-old Indian won his fifth World Chess Championship title beating Israeli challenger Boris Gelfand in the tie-breaker in Moscow ... Read more...

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Anand crowned World Chess Champion for fifth time (Second Lead)


May 30th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 30 (IANS) Defending champion Vishwanathan Anand of India clinched the World Chess Championship title for the fifth time here Wednesday defeating Israeli challenger Boris Gelfand in a rapid-chess ... Read more...

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Too tense to be happy: Anand


May 30th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 30 (IANS) India's five-time World Chess Champion Vishwanathan Anand says he was too tense to be happy after he won the title for the fifth time beating Israeli ... Read more...

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Anand wins fifth World Chess title (Lead)


May 30th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 30 (IANS) Defending champion Vishwanathan Anand of India clinched the World Chess Championship title for the fifth time here Wednesday defeating Israeli challenger Boris Gelfand in a rapid-chess ... Read more...

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No Bharat Ratna in sports, just eight Padma Shris (Roundup)


January 25th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The names of Dhyan Chand, Sachin Tendukar, Abhinav Bindra and Vishwanathan Anand were banded about for the Bharat Ratna. But when this year's Republic ... Read more...

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No Bharat Ratna, just six Padma Shris for sportspersons


January 25th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Contrary to expectations, no Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan or Padma Bhushan was awarded to Indian sportspersons and all they had to be content with ... Read more...

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Sajid Nadiadwala meets President, gifts coffee table book


August 26th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Sajid Nadiadwala, known for producing movies like "Judwaa" and "Housefull", met President Pratibha Patil earlier this week to present her a coffee table book. ... Read more...

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Modi flags off sports meet in Gujarat


November 20th, 2010 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Nov 20 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Saturday inaugurated the state's biggest sports meet, the 'Swarnim Khel Mahakumbh', at the Police Stadium in Ahmedabad.Nearly 16 lakh participants from all ... Read more...

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Tendulkar’s bat to be major attraction at sporting memorabilia charity auction in Mumbai


October 16th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 16 (ANI): A cricket bat autographed by ace cricketer Sachin Tendulkar would y be the major attraction at a sporting memorabilia charity auction scheduled to be held on ... Read more...

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Olympic Gold Quest launches ‘Power your Champion’ programme


September 23rd, 2010 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ) Thursday launched 'Power your Champion' programme to raise sustainable funding to create Olympic champions. The programme aims to get a million Indians to contribute ... Read more...

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World chess champ Anand launches Ramco OnDemand ERP 2.0 in Delhi


September 9th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept.9 (ANI-Business Wire India): World Chess Champion Vishwanathan Anand on Thursday launched Ramco Systems Ramco OnDemand ERP 2.0, which is the next generation of India's first full-fledged ERP offering on ... Read more...

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Vishwanathan Anand honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award


September 8th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Sep 8 (ANI): The Rotary Club of Madras conferred the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award on World Chess Champion Vishwanathan Anand here on Tuesday.Accepting the trophy from S. Gunashekar, club president, Anand ... Read more...

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“Dishonor to chess champ Anand a matter of regret’: Opposition


August 25th, 2010 - 8:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 25 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Opposition on Wednesday expressed unhappiness over the dishonor meted out to world chess champion Vishwanathan Anand over reports that the Union ... Read more...

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Whatever happened with Anand is disappointing, says Bindra


August 24th, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) India's sole individual Olympic gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra said Tuesday the way world chess champion and Grandmaster Vishwanathan Anand was treated by the human resource ... Read more...

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Factfile: Vishwanathan Anand


August 24th, 2010 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Factfile of Indian chess grandmaster Vishwananthan Anand Born: December 11, 1969, Tamil Nadu1988: Grandmaster2000-2002, 2007-present: World Champion2007: Padma VibhushanApril 2007: Becomes World No.1 for the first time2008: First player in ... Read more...

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Union Minister Kapil Sibal apologies to Anand over citizenship controversy


August 24th, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug. 24 (ANI): Union Human Resource and Development Minister Kapil Sibal on Tuesday expressed regret to World Chess Champion Vishwanathan Anand regarding a recent controversy about conferring an honorary ... Read more...

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Embarrassed University of Hyderabad apologises to Anand


August 24th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Mohammed Shafeeq Hyderabad, Aug 24 (IANS) The University of Hyderabad is embarrassed over the human resource development (HRD) ministry withholding clearance to its proposal to confer an honorary doctorate on world chess ... Read more...

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Sibal assures Vishwanathan Anand on citizenship issue


August 24th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal Tuesday called up chess champion Vishwanathan Anand and assured him that the controversy over his citizenship will be resolved. "He (Sibal) ... Read more...

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Commonwealth Games: Queen’s Baton reaches Chennai


August 21st, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Aug 21 (ANI): Amidst allegations of corruption in several Commonwealth Games-related projects, the Queen's Baton reached Tamil Nadu's Chennai city on Friday.State Deputy Chief Minister M K Stalin formally flagged off ... Read more...

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Anand, Krishnan to welcome Queen’s Baton Relay in Chennai


August 20th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.20 (ANI): Some of the top names in India sports will welcome the Queen's Baton Relay for the XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi, which reaches Chennai on August 20 from ... Read more...

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Vishwanathan Anand joins Olympic Gold Quest


August 6th, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 6 (IANS) Reigning World chess champion Viswanathan Anand today joined the Board of Directors of Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ), a "movement" initiated by billiards ace Geet Sethi to support the ... Read more...

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President Patil to inaugurate International Congress of Mathematicians


July 5th, 2010 - 9:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 5 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil will inaugurate the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM), the biggest and the most prestigious International meeting of Mathematicians at Hyderabad, on August 19.ICM ... Read more...

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Anand’s determination has paid off: father


May 12th, 2010 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 11 (IANS) World chess champion Vishwanathan Anand's father Tuesday said it was his son's determination that helped him retain the world title in Sofia, Bulgaria. "He was quiet determined to win ... Read more...

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Abdul Kalam, Ratan Tata are India’s most trusted: Survey


March 2nd, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and industrialist Ratan Tata top the list of 100 most trusted Indians while artist M.F Husain is at 91 and Uttar ... Read more...

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Anand held by Morozevic, placed joint second in Moscow meet


November 13th, 2009 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 13 (IANS) World champions Vishwanathan Anand was held by Russian Alexander Morozevic in the seventh round of the Tal Memorial Chess here. Anand playing with white may have held hopes of ... Read more...

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Anand bucks up Dhoni team, says defending title tougher


June 16th, 2009 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Indian Grand Master Vishwanathan Anand Tuesday empathised with the Indian cricket team, facing backlash for their early exit from the World Twenty20, saying that defending a title ... Read more...

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Anand held by Radjabov in Grand Slam second round


September 4th, 2008 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bilbao (Spain), Sep 4 (IANS) World champion Vishwanathan Anand was unable to break through the defence of young Teimour Radjabov and settled for his second straight draw at the Bilbao Grand Slam ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi announces cash prize for world carrom champ


March 12th, 2008 - 1:16 am ICT by admin
Chennai, March 11 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi Tuesday evening announced a cash prize of Rs.1 million for World Carrom Champion Ilavazhagi, the daughter of a poor three-wheeler driver. "Ilavazhagi's ... Read more...

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Anand well placed to retain Morelia-Linares title


March 3rd, 2008 - 3:34 pm ICT by admin
Linares (Spain), March 3 (IANS) With four rounds to go in the Category 21 Morelia-Linares chess tournament, World champion Viswanathan Anand is well placed to make a bid to retain the title ... Read more...

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