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Cyclists deflated, are clueless about events

Sept. 30: The cycling event of the Commonwealth Games is only four days away and yet the Indian riders are unaware in which category they will compete. The cyclists said they are practising for more t

Twin towns welcome verdict with humility, grace

Sept. 30: Ayodhya and its twin town of Faizabad, which are variously described as the land of the Hindu saint Tulsidas and the Urdu poet Mir Anees, and synonymous with the Ganga - Jamuni tehzeeb (comp

Kayani’s man gets top Army post

Sept. 29: In an apparent bid to please Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has appointed senior Army commander Khalid Shamim Wyne as Chairman Joint Chiefs of S

Lankans rock on Elliots beach

Sri Lanka’s shift in focus has started to bear fruit for them in volleyball. Against the might of Iran, South Korea, Japan and China, the island nation haven’t been able to achieve anything of note in

UN says Israel’s raid on flotilla broke law

Sept. 23: A report by three UN appointed human rights experts has found that Israeli forces violated international law when they raided a Gaza-bound aid flotilla killing nine activists earlier this ye

Australian PM Gillard’s majority becomes slim

Sept. 23: Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s wafer-thin ruling majority became even more fragile on Thursday after the conservative Opposition backed out of a deal over the prized job of parlia

Unhappy with pullouts, Saina sets sight on gold

Sept. 23: Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal has set her sights on gold at the 19th Commonwealth Games but is disappointed with the large number of athletes pulling out of the Games. The world No.3 feels the q

Owaisi, Singhal rule out compromise formula

Sept. 23: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen president and MP from Hyderabad, Mr Asaduddin Owaisi, on Thursday, said there is no question of Muslims willing to support any sort of compromise and c

Judge takes a pragmatic view

Sept. 23: Though the Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the pronouncement of the Allahabad high court judgment, Justice R.V. Raveendran tried to take a rather “pragmatic” view, looking at the past exper

Verdict could be deferred indefinitely

Sept. 23: If, on September 28, the Supreme Court comes to the conclusion that there are some “real chances and hope” of a negotiated settlement, it is almost certain to extend the stay on the verdict

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