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Laxman thanks parents and uncle for Padma Shri
Hyderabad, Jan 25 (IANS) Stylish Indian batsman V.V.S. Laxman, who was Tuesday named for the Padma Shri award, thanked his parents for their role in shaping his illustrious career and especially his uncle Krishna Mohan, who he says was the first to spot the talent in him.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 8:32:33 PM

Padma Shri award a respect for athletics: Krishna Poonia
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Commonwealth Games gold medallist discuss thrower Krishna Poonia was taken by surprise Tuesday when she was flooded with congratulatory calls on being accorded with Padma Shri. The Rajasthan athlete was clueless about being nominated for the award and was understandably delighted when it was announced.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 8:05:18 PM

Kirsten's exit will a big loss for India: Akram
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Legendary fast bowler and former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram said Tuesday that India coach Gary Kirsten's departure after the World Cup will be a big loss for India.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 7:42:31 PM

My Padma Shri will inspire young wrestlers: Sushil Kumar
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Olympic bronze medal-winning wrestler Sushil Kumar Tuesday said the Padma Shri awarded to him on the occasion of Republic Day will boost the traditional sport of wrestling in the country.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 7:37:01 PM

West Bengal waives amusement tax for World Cup ties
Kolkata, Jan 25 (IANS) The West Bengal government has waived amusement tax for the four cricket World Cup matches to be staged at the Eden Gardens in February-March, Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Jagmohan Dalmiya said here Teusday.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 7:05:55 PM

Laxman, Narang, Sushil conferred Padma Shri
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Cricketer V.V.S. Laxman, Olympics bronze medal winning wrestler Sushil Kumar and ace shooter Gagan Narang were among the seven sportspersons awarded the Padma Shri Tuesday on the occasion of Republic Day.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 6:58:50 PM

Kalmadi says his removal is illegal and arbitrary
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) A defiant Suresh Kalmadi blasted the sports ministry Monday saying that his removal as the chairman of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee and executive board was illegal and arbitrary.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 6:43:26 PM

World Cup venues will ready in time: Shetty
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Tournament director Ratnakar Shetty Tuesday said all the 13 venues for the cricket World Cup, beginning Feb 19, will be ready in time.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 5:58:41 PM

Himachal honours its Asiad, CWG medallists
Shimla, Jan 25 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Tuesday gave cash awards totalling Rs.57 lakh to four shooters from the state who won medals at last year's Guangzhou Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Delhi, a statement said here.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 5:22:31 PM

Kirsten has done wonders to my game: Gambhir
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) When Gautam Gambhir was struggling to cement his place in Team India, the appointment of Gary Kirsten as India coach proved to be a godsend. The Delhi batsman gives the former South African opener a lot of credit for understanding him both as a cricketer as well as a person.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 4:09:30 PM

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