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Indian hockey’s worst performance ever: Olympic gold medallists


August 10th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 10 (IANS) "The worst ever performance" is how former Olympic gold medallists described the Indian hockey team's disastrous campaign at the London Games."This is surely the worst ever ... Read more...

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1980 Olympics: India win gold as top teams stay out


July 17th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
After a tumultuous period following the hockey debacle at the 1976 Montreal Olympics, India fielded a relatively young but talented side for the Moscow Games where barring skipper Vasudevan Baskaran and ... Read more...

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Hockey Olympic gold medallists to get cash awards


June 15th, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) will be honouring 34 Olympic gold medallists with Rs.two lakh each at a grand felicitation ceremony June 24, coinciding with the departure ... Read more...

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Two LeT kingpins put on US terror list


September 29th, 2011 - 2:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) The United States Wednesday imposed financial sanctions on two founding members of the Pakistan based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) held responsible for the 2008 Mumbai terror ... Read more...

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Bukhari’s anti-Anna stand draws flak from Muslims


August 23rd, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Strongly criticising Jama Masjid chief cleric Syed Ahmed Bukhari's anti-Anna Hazare comment, many members of the Muslim community here Tuesday said they support the ... Read more...

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Jamia Millia Islamia to flag off cycle rally


February 26th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The Jamia Millia Islamia will flag off its annual cycle rally from the Indo-Pak border Monday that will reach the capital March 8, a statement here said.The ... Read more...

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Pak-based Lashkar-e-Tayyaba splits to form deadly Punjabi Taliban in Afghanistan


November 2nd, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 2(ANI): Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Tayyaba (LeT) has split to form a new and more sophisticated Punjabi Taliban in Afghanistan's Kunar province, NATO and ISAF command in Afghanistan have confirmed.According to ... Read more...

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Organisers are not taking chances with hockey stadium


September 14th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Looking at the popularity of hockey in India and the strong field the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games attracted, the security agencies are leaving nothing ... Read more...

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Women’s hockey team for Commonwealth Games announced


August 30th, 2010 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team for the Commonwealth Games was announced here Monday. Surinder Kaur was named captain of the side. "The team was selected after the trials ... Read more...

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Three Air India employees to get Arjuna Awards


August 27th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 27 (IANS) Three sportspersons from Air India, including woman cricketer Jhulan Goswami, will be presented with the Arjuna Awards by President Pratibha Patil here Sunday, an Air India official ... Read more...

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Women’s Hockey World Cup: Selectors in Patiala to pick squad


August 12th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team for the World Cup in Rosario, Argentina from Aug 29, will be selected in Patiala Friday. There seems to be no doubt ... Read more...

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‘Dangerous organization’ LeT becoming global threat, warns Admiral Mullen


July 25th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 25(ANI): US Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, Admiral Mike Mullen, has described the Lashkar-e-Tayyaba (LeT) as a very dangerous organization, which has become a significant regional as well as a ... Read more...

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Panel submits report to HI on sexual harrasement charges (Lead)


July 23rd, 2010 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The committee probing the sexual harrasement charges against former women's national hockey coach Maharaj Kishan Kaushik Friday submitted its report to Hockey India (HI). The committee felt it ... Read more...

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Probe panel submits report to Hockey India


July 23rd, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The five-member inquiry committee probing the allegations of sexual harrasement against women's national hockey coach Maharaj Kishan Kaushik Friday submitted its report to Hockey India (HI). ... Read more...

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Sexual harassment charge: Teammates to be quizzed


July 22nd, 2010 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Hockey India committee looking into allegations of sexual harrasment against former women's hockey team coach M.K Kaushik will also talk to some of the players who ... Read more...

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Zafar finds hockey player’s allegations weak


July 21st, 2010 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Former India captain Zafar Iqbal, a member of the Hockey India (HI) committee looking into charges of sexual harassment against national women's coach Maharaj Kishan Kaushik, Wednesday ... Read more...

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Sexual harassment allegations rock Indian women’s hockey


July 20th, 2010 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Indian women's hockey was rocked by allegations of sexual harassment Tuesday after a player accused a team official of demanding sexual favours from her during an overseas ... Read more...

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Indian hockey team to play in Hamburg Masters


June 16th, 2010 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) An Indian hockey team captained by Rajpal Singh will participate in the four-nation Hamburg Masters tournament in Germany July 2-4. India will compete against the Netherlands, Japan ... Read more...

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Financial experts, traders slam Pak Govt. for ‘disappointing’ budget


June 6th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jun.6 (ANI): Pakistani financial experts and traders have slammed the country's budget for the fiscal year 2010-11 describing it as a 'wish list' of the government.Experts said that the budget for ... Read more...

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Adrian, Sandeep, Diwakar dropped for Azlan Shah hockey


April 24th, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Drag flickers Sandeep Singh and Diwakar Ram and goalkeeper Adrian D'Souza have been axed from the 18-member Indian hockey squad for the 19th Sultan Azlan Shah ... Read more...

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FDCI lends support to Commonwealth Games 2010


March 28th, 2010 - 1:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), India's apex fashion body, Saturday came out to support the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in the capital this year. The FDCI, along ... Read more...

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PCB finally gives compensation year after attack on Sri Lankan team


March 25th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar.25 (ANI): Over an year after the brazen terror attack on the visiting Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has finally distributed compensation to the family ... Read more...

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Asian players have always been treated harshly, says Zafar


March 1st, 2010 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Taking a serious note of the three-match ban imposed on centre forward Shivendra Singh, former India captain Zafar Iqbal claimed Asian players have always been ... Read more...

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Hockey India’s committee discusses gradation of players


February 16th, 2010 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The committee formed by Hockey India (HI) to look into the gradation of players met Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Suresh Kalmadi and discussed payment-related issues here ... Read more...

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Hockey team divided over skipper’s choice for World Cup (Lead)


February 6th, 2010 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The Indian hockey team for the World Cup was announced Monday with Rajpal Singh named as the captain, but it seems there is division in the ... Read more...

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Hockey team for World Cup announced, Rajpal is captain


February 6th, 2010 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Rajpal Singh has been named the captain of the Indian hockey team for its campaign in the World Cup starting here Feb 28. The selectors met here ... Read more...

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Commonwealth mascot Shera, MBT Arjun dominate 61st Republic Day attractions


January 26th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.26 (ANI): Among the major attractions that dominated the 61st Republic Day celebrations here today, were the Main Battle Tank Arjun, the Smerch Multiple Launch Rocket System, the Armoured ... Read more...

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Commonwealth mascot Shera, MBT Arjun to be 61st Republic Day attractions


January 26th, 2010 - 9:51 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.26 (ANI): Among the major attractions of the 61st Republic Day to be held today will be the Main Battle Tank Arjun, the Smerch Multiple Launch Rocket System, the ... Read more...

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Balbir, Govinda, Sait, Madhu and Sita new hockey selectors


September 16th, 2009 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) has formed a composite selection committee for men and women, bringing in Olympians Balbir Singh, former India captain B.P.Govinda and goalkeeper Muneer Sait. The ... Read more...

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A memorable evening for 1975 World Cup winning team


July 27th, 2009 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) It was a memorable reunion for the 1975 World Cup hockey team. The team led by Ajitpal Singh beat Pakistan in the final at Kaula Lumpur to ... Read more...

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Musharraf buys flat in UK, to be new neighbour of Tony Blair


May 25th, 2009 - 7:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 25 (ANI): Pakistan's former president General (retired) Pervez Musharraf has bought a flat in the Edgeware Road neighbourhood where former British premier Tony Blair lives and Interior Minister Rehman ... Read more...

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‘Azlan Shah win a small step in right direction’


April 13th, 2009 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The Azlan Shah Cup victory is a small step in the right direction and the real test is how well can India perform at the New Delhi ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to have exclusive TV channel for children


March 13th, 2009 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 13 (IANS) Bangladesh will launch Dugdugi TV, a channel exclusively for children, April 14 on Pahela Baishakh that marks the beginning of the Bengali year. "Movies and special programmes for children ... Read more...

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Lahore High Court extends house arrest of JuD head (Lead)


March 10th, 2009 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Lahore, March 9 (IANS) The Lahore High Court Monday extended the house arrest of Hafeez Saeed, head of the banned outfit Jamaat-ud-Dawa, and four others by 60 days. Hafiz Saeed was presented before ... Read more...

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Pakistans Senate committee asks PCB chairman to quit


February 9th, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb. 9: Pakistani Senator Envar Baig has asked the Pakistan Cricket Board(PCB ) chairman Ijaz Butt to resign immediately. In a parliamentary committee meeting on sports, presided by Senator Zafar Iqbal ... Read more...

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