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  • National record in Ranchi Open Athletics questioned September 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Controversy struck in the ongoing National Open Athletics Championships in Ranchi as Merlin K Joseph's new national record timing in women's 100m dash was on Monday questioned by Rachita Mistry in whose name the record had stood since 2000. Merlin ran 11.35 secs on Sunday in the semi-final heats...
  • Merlin Joseph shatters women's 100m dash national record September 8, 2013

    Ranchi: Railway sprinter Merlin K Joseph on Sunday smashed the 13-year-old national record in women's 100m race in the semi-finals but could manage only a bronze in the finals on the second day of the 53rd National Open Athletics Championships here. Merlin clocked 11.35secs to win the semi-finals heat number three...
  • India medalless on fourth day of 20th Asian Athletics July 6, 2013

    Pune: India failed to pick up a single medal on the fourth and penultimate day of the 20th Asian Athletics Championships even as China ruled supreme by grabbing four golds. The best performance by the Indians on Saturday came in the women's 4x400m relay race with the quartet of S Sini,...
  • King Arthur's round table may have been found August 27, 2011

    London: Archaeologists in Scotland have found a "circular feature" beneath the historic King's Knot in Stirling that they believe could be King Arthur's round table. The King's Knot, a geometrical earthwork in the former royal gardens below Stirling Castle, has been shrouded in mystery for hundreds of years. Though the...
  • Indian magician gets top honour from US June 22, 2011

    New Delhi: Climbing a rope suspended in air or conjuring a tree out of his hat is mere child's play for ace magician Gopinath Muthukad who has won this year's International Merlin Award, or the Magicians' Oscar. The master illusionist and stunt performer is the second Indian to be chosen to...
  • Indian wins magicians' 'Oscar' June 5, 2011

    New Delhi: Illusionist Gopinath Muthukad became the second Indian ever to win the International Merlin Award, or the magicians' 'Oscar'. He will be the second Indian after PC Sorcar junior, to win the prestigious award given by the USbased International Magicians' Society (IMS). The awards ceremony in the national capital June...