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  • 5.7 magnitude earthquake rattles southern Greece 05-04-2014 11:25 AM

    Seismologists say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 rattled southern Greece and was widely felt in the capital, Athens. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The US Geological Survey put the preliminary magnitude at 5.7, with an epicenter 25 kilometers (15 miles) east of the...
  • Veer: Rajinder Rahelu fought polio to win bronze at Athens Paralympics 14-02-2014 10:50 AM

    When life is harsh, it is people like Rajinder Singh Rahelu who show us the real strength of human spirit. The 40-year-old Arjuna awardee from Jalandhar made the country proud at 2004 Athens Paralympics. He had contracted polio when he was only eight months old. The poor status of the...
  • Shots fired at residence of German ambassador in Athens 30-12-2013 09:17 PM

    Unidentified assailants opened fire on the German ambassador's residence in Athens with a Kalashnikov assault rifle early on Monday in an attack seen as an attempt to sour relations between debt-laden Greece and its biggest creditor nation. At least 60 shots were fired in the air and four hit the...
  • Tweeting bra: A high-tech bra that tweets each time it is unhooked 26-10-2013 11:53 AM

    New Delhi: With the view to remind women of their monthly breast self-exam and promote breast cancer awareness, Nestle Fitness, with its ad agency Ogilvy Athens, introduced a high-tech, pink bra that automatically sends a tweet each time it is unhooked. The purpose here is to deliver the life-saving message...
  • Olympic hero Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore joins BJP, takes VRS from Army 10-09-2013 06:28 PM

    New Delhi: Ace shooter and former Olympic Silver medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Tuesday joined the BJP after taking voluntary retirement from the Indian Army. The 43-year-old Colonel entered politics, contending that "I must not back out when the nation is faced with a different kind of threat". He said...
  • Greece approves scheme to fire thousands of public workers 18-07-2013 04:42 AM

    Athens: Greece's shaky coalition government scraped through a vote on Wednesday on a bill to sack public sector workers as thousands chanting anti-austerity slogans protested outside parliament. The vote was the first major test for Prime Minister Antonis Samaras's two-party coalition since losing an ally over the abrupt shutdown of...
  • American shot putter Nelson awarded 2004 Olympic gold 31-05-2013 07:58 PM

    Washington: As Ukraine's Yuriy Bilonoh was disqualified for doping, Adam Nelson of the United States was officially awarded the 2004 Athens Olympic shot put gold. Both the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Associations of Athletics Federations (IAAF) approved the change Thursday, reports Xinhua. The American lost to Bilonoh...
  • Olympic silver medallist Rajyavardhan Rathore denies doping charges 15-05-2013 09:37 PM

    Athens Olympics silver medallist shooter Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has dismissed allegations from the National Rifle Association of India that he failed a drugs test ahead of the Games in 2004. ...
  • MP: Special Olympics medallist works at roadside eatery 11-04-2013 12:26 PM

    Rewa: Special Olympics medal winner Sita Sahu has been forced to work at a roadside eatery and sell gol gappas (a ball of flour filled with spicy water) in Rewa, Madhya Pradesh. Sita had won two bronze medals in 2011 Athens Special Olympics but due to financial problems she has...
  • Four Athens Games athletes stripped of medals: IOC 06-12-2012 01:12 AM

    Four 2004 Athens Olympic medallists, including Ukraine's shot put gold medallist Yuriy Bilonog, have been stripped of their medals after re-tested samples from eight years ago were positive, the IOC said on Wednesday. The other athletes are women's shot putter Svetlana Krivelyova of Russia, discus thrower Irina Yatchenko of Belarus...
  • 1 dead in Greek riots, government faces dissent 21-10-2011 03:29 AM

    Athens: Clouds of tear gas choked central Athens as rival demonstrators fought with stones and firebombs outside parliament on Thursday, leaving one man dead and dozens injured. Inside, the Socialist government grappled with dissent over the deeply unpopular new cutbacks demanded by creditors to keep the country afloat. Greece has...
  • Start of 2-day general strike shuts down Greece 19-10-2011 06:03 PM

    Athens: A two-day general strike that unions vow will be the largest in years grounded flights, disrupted public transport and shut down everything from shops to schools in Greece on Wednesday, as at least 70,000 protesters converged in central Athens. All sectors, from dentists, state hospital doctors and lawyers to...
  • Protestors to rally worldwide against greedy rich 15-10-2011 11:22 AM

    Milan: Protestors worldwide geared up for a cry of rage on Saturday against bankers, financiers and politicians they accuse of ruining global economies and condemning millions to poverty and hardship through greed. Galvanised by the past month's Occupy Wall Street movement, they plan to take to the streets from New...
  • Greece moves closer to getting fiancial rescue 21-09-2011 02:16 PM

    Athens: Debt-saddled Greece moved closer to getting the vital bailout funds it needs to avoid a disastrous default after persuading international debt inspectors to return to Athens and resume reviewing its austerity program. The euro jumped on the news, trading up 0.7 percent at USD 1.370. The common currency and...
  • Protesters clash with riot police in Greece 29-06-2011 09:33 AM

    Athens: A general strike disrupted services across Greece and riots erupted once more outside Parliament as demonstrators protested more taxes and spending cuts essential for the country to receive critical bailout funds that will prevent a potentially disastrous default. Inside Parliament, lawmakers debated on Tuesday new austerity measures which must...
  • Greek prime minister to reshuffle Cabinet 16-06-2011 02:09 AM

    Athens, Greece: Greece's prime minister, struggling to ensure Parliamentary approval for a crucial austerity bill, said on Wednesday he would reshuffle his Cabinet and seek a vote of confidence for his new government this week, after coalition talks with opposition parties failed. George Papandreou has been struggling to contain an...
  • Monk caught with nun's skeleton at airport 19-01-2011 10:22 AM

    Athens: A Cypriot monk caught at a Greek airport with the skeletal remains of a nun in his baggage on the weekend told authorities he was taking the relics of a saint back to his monastery. The 56-year-old Cypriot was detained at Athens airport after security staff discovered a skull...
  • Delhi misjudged size of task: Athens official 24-09-2010 05:16 PM

    Athens: Delhi Commonwealth Games organisers have misjudged the size of the task of hosting a massive multi-sport event, an Athens 2004 Olympics official said on Friday. Given seven years to prepare for an event smaller than the summer Olympics, organisers have been embarrassed by complaints of filthy accommodation, shoddy construction...
  • Blast in Athens kills one, injures two 29-03-2010 12:04 PM

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  • Mumbai gets Athens marathon flame, set for run 11-01-2010 01:38 PM

    It is the seventh year of the Mumbai Marathon. ...
  • Rathore gets his groove back, sets aim for Italy 22-07-2009 12:45 PM

    Shooter speaks about winning Olympic silver medal, and then the decline. ...
  • Women arrested in sex competition 25-08-2008 03:25 PM

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  • Escape to Greece, the land of Greek gods 14-04-2008 01:08 PM

    Adelaide: The series is out of grasp but Indian opener Gautam Gambhir said the debacle has not affected his team's motivation and it is focused on winning the fourth and final Test to avoid a whitewash against Australia. Every Test is special. You have to be motivated. There is no...
  • Zidane plays it right for kids 31-05-2007 12:37 AM

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  • Milan seek revenge against Liverpool 23-05-2007 11:16 AM

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  • Doping scandal shames Indian sports 05-12-2006 07:40 AM

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