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The 'steel' behind Bhiwani boxers!
Bhiwani (Haryana), Aug 18 (IANS) The steely grit being shown by three Indian boxers who hail from this dusty Haryana town, at the Beijing Olympics has something to do with the world's biggest steel tycoon and billionaire Lakshmi Narayan Mittal.

Monday, August 18, 2008 5:11:58 PM

Indian shooting on the upswing
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Two back-to-back Olympic medals in a sport dominated by the Americans, Russians and Chinese, made shooting overnight a major sport in India, no longer only a nefarious pastime.

Monday, August 18, 2008 3:20:34 PM

India all out for 146
Dambulla, Aug 18 (IANS) Sri Lankan spinners Ajantha Mendis and Muttiah Muralitharan tormented the Indian batsmen to skittle out the visitors for 146 in 46 overs in the first one-day international here Monday.

Monday, August 18, 2008 1:32:46 PM

Prayers at boxer Akhil Kumar's home
Rohtak (Haryana), Aug 18 (IANS) Indian boxer Akhil Kumar has been training hard to get another Olympic gold medal for the country and his family is chipping in - his parents took a vow of silence Monday and are also organising special prayers.

Monday, August 18, 2008 12:17:03 PM

Bhiwani boxes its way to limelight
Bhiwani (Haryana), Aug 18 (IANS) They are neither millionaires like India's latest 'golden boy' Abhinav Bindra nor have they yet won an Olympic medal. But three pugilists from this Haryana town have already hogged international limelight by pounding their opponents to reach the quarter-final stage in the Beijing Olympics.

Monday, August 18, 2008 11:16:15 AM

Special security for Abhinav Bindra
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) Officers of a Delhi Police wing responsible for the security of the Indian president's official guests and foreign dignitaries have been deputed to provide protection to the country's lone individual Olympic medal winner Abhinav Bindra, one of the officers accompanying the Olympian said.

Saturday, August 16, 2008 10:29:37 PM

Take a leaf from China to win Olympic medals: Anubhav Bindra
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) India's sole individual Olympic gold medal winner Abhinav Bindra Saturday suggested the country draw inspiration from the Chinese "obsession to win Olympic medals" as there was no dearth of talent here that could be trained to win.

Saturday, August 16, 2008 9:06:13 PM

Yuvraj Singh's 'coach' arrested for raping judoka
Hissar (Haryana), Aug 16 (IANS) A man who claims to be the coach of international cricketer Yuvraj Singh was arrested on charges of raping a national-level judoka in this Haryana town, police said Saturday.

Saturday, August 16, 2008 7:00:35 PM

Haryana boxers reaching Olympic quarters to get Rs.2.5 mn
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) The Haryana government Saturday announced that any boxer from the state who reaches the quarter-final stage at the Beijing Olympics would get a cash reward of Rs.2.5 million (Rs.25 lakh).

Saturday, August 16, 2008 6:12:49 PM

Abhinav Bindra arrives home in style, keeps low profile
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) Abhinav Bindra, the first Olympics individual gold medallist from India, kept a low profile Saturday on reaching his home near Zirakpur town in Punjab in a sports utility vehicle that was escorted by two Mercedes cars.

Saturday, August 16, 2008 1:44:40 PM

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