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India win AFC Challenge Cup to qualify for Asia Cup
New Delhi, Aug 13 (1ANS) Sunil Chhetri fired a hat-trick, as the Indian soccer team qualified for the Asia Cup after a 24-year gap with a fluent 4-1 victory over Tajikistan in the AFC Challenge Cup final here Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 9:04:41 PM

Advani wants impartial probe into Monika's doping episode
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Wednesday demanded an impartial and speedy inquiry into the doping charge against weight-lifter Monika Devi, because of which she could not compete in the Beijing Olympics.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 7:13:25 PM

Sports Minister orders probe in Monika Devi incident
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Sports Minister M.S. Gill Wednesday ordered an inquiry in the Monika Devi dope controversy. Retired Election Commissioner T.S. Krishnamurthy will inquire into the matter and submit a report at the earliest.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 7:12:30 PM

Uttar Pradesh to reward sports coaches
Lucknow, Aug 13 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government will now reward coaches of sports persons faring well in national and international events, sources in the state's sports' directorate said Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 4:27:37 PM

Bindra joins big sporting names from small city Chandigarh
Chandigarh, Aug 13 (IANS) Small city with some of India's biggest sporting names. Add that to the many sobriquets of Chandigarh - planned city, garden city, city with the best quality of life.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 11:07:54 AM

Panjab University to give medal in Abhinav Bindra's name
Chandigarh, Aug 12 (IANS) To honour shooter Abhinav Bindra for his Olympic gold medal at Beijing, the Panjab University has decided to set up a medal and a cash award of Rs.100,000 in his name at its forthcoming convocation ceremony.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008 8:56:32 PM

India confident of qualifying for Asia Cup
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Exactly a year ago Indian football's fortunes took an upswing here at the Ambedkar Stadium, winning the Nehru Cup for the first time. The team is back here, looking good to making the Asia Cup by winning the AFC Challenge Cup against Tajikistan Wednesday.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008 5:07:24 PM

The Indian Olympics story - few successes and narrow misses
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) It has been a long painful 108-year wait before India got its first individual Olympics gold medal Monday. The world's second most populous nation may be emerging as an economic superpower but it still lags behind in sporting excellence.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008 4:01:23 PM

Abhinav's feat is biggest reward for me: coach Dhillon
Chandigarh, Aug 12 (IANS) He was very short-tempered and easily lost his cool on losing even a single point. This is not a trait one would associate with the calm and collected shooter Abhinav Bindra who won India's first individual gold medal at the Olympics.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008 4:00:49 PM

Olympic gold medallist congratulates Bindra
Ranchi, Aug 12 (IANS) Member of the hockey gold winning team at the 1980 Moscow Olympics Sylvanus Dundung congratulated Abhinav Bindra Tuesday for bringing India its first gold medal at the Beijing Games.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008 1:51:56 PM

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