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Indian Bank complete Excise duty on a high

Indian Bank were good value for their straightforward 3-1 win over Central Excise that saw them reach the final of the IOB-Syed Ahmed memorial all-India hockey tournament, co-sponsored by Nissan, here

Hockey: India loses 3-4 to South Africa in friendly

The Indian hockey team went down fighting 3-4 to South Africa in its last friendly match in the run-up to the Tri-Nation at La Albericia, Spain on Friday.

The goal-scorers for India were Danish Mujta

Sreejesh waits for Tamil Nadu pat


P.R. Sreejesh is an asset to the senior national hockey team. The goalkeeper who is employed with Indian Overseas Bank in Chennai has a sturdy body and a stout heart.

Whether it is former India coac

Lopsided matches disappoint fans


There have been goals galore in the IOB-Syed Ahmed memorial all-India hockey tournament but the on-field action has been anything but absorbing.

Too many one-sided contests have taken the gloss off

Misfiring India lose second hockey Test against Spain


A misfiring India sqaundered chances galore and conceded a late goal to go down 1-2 to hosts Spain in the second hockey Test in Santander.

By virtue of this win at the new facility in La Albericia

‘Match practice against top teams was essential’


As the Indian hockey team gets set to make a concerted bid in their comeback Games following the heartbreak of missing out at Beijing four years ago, former international Ashish Ballal pointed to the

India badly needs a hockey medal in London: Ignace

With no major triumph to show in the last 32 years, erstwhile hockey powerhouse India badly needs a medal in the London Olympics to revive the national sport's interest in the cricket-crazy nation, fe

IOB gear up to win four in a row


All eyes will be on Indian Overseas Bank ahead of the Syed Ahmed memorial all-India hockey tournament, starting at the MRK Stadium from Friday.

IOB have never been beaten at the tournament ever sinc

Lean Indian hockey team plan abs celebration in London


David John had a rather unenviable task when he took over as physio of the Indian hockey team, a sweet-toothed squad with a number of lightweight vegetarians.

So the Australian, rather shrewdly, drop

For the love of the game


“Good men are hard to find” so goes the saying. In this day and age where people are becoming more and more avaricious, good samaritans have indeed become something of a rare breed.

It is in this con

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.