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  • Government writes to AIBA, seeks reversal on Sarita Devi's ban 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The government has written to AIBA to revoke the suspension of boxer Sarita Devi, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said on Wednesday. Sonowal along with the cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar were among those who had shown strong support for Sarita. He said that the government was pursuing the issue. "From our...
  • AIBA bans boxer Sarita Devi for 1 year 2 days ago

    India's woman boxer Laishram Sarita Devi was on Thursday slapped with a one-year ban by International Boxing Association (AIBA) for her refusal to accept a bronze medal during the Incheon Asian Games earlier this year in South Korea. Also, India's foreign coach BI Fernandez and Sarita's husband Thoiba Singh were...
  • Sarita Devi finally receives her Asian Games bronze medal December 11, 2014

    Indian boxer Sarita Devi finally received her Asian Games bronze medal after she had controversially refused it at the Incheon Games. ...
  • Being sexy? It is less to do with the physical, more to do with the mental perspective on life: Hrithik Roshan on being voted sexiest Asian in UK December 11, 2014

    London: Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan has been voted the world's sexiest Asian man for the third time in four years. The 40-year-old actor reclaimed the crown, which he lost last year, in the 11th edition of the '50 Sexiest Asian Men In The World' list produced annually by Britain's weekly newspaper...
  • Sarita Devi finally gets her Asian Games bronze medal December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Boxer Sarita Devi on Wednesday finally received her Asian Games bronze medal which she had refused at the victory ceremony in Incheon under controversial circumstances with the Indian Olympic Association Secretary General Rajeev Mehta presenting it to her here. Mehta presented the medal to the Manipuri boxer at the...
  • PM Narendra Modi named 'Asian of the Year' by Singapore daily December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Friday named "Asian of the Year" by a leading Singaporean press group for being focused on India's development and getting the world "excited" about the prospects of the country again. Singapore Press Holdings Limited, the publisher of The Straits Times, said "despite being...
  • Sports ministry urges AIBA to revoke suspension imposed on Sarita Devi December 3, 2014

    Pleading with the International Boxing Association to revoke the suspension imposed on boxer L Sarita Devi, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has written a letter to AIBA President Dr Ching Kuo Wu, requesting him to take a sympathetic view given her humble background. Sarita was provisionally suspended after she refused to accept...
  • Can India build on the CWG and Asiad momentum at Champions Trophy? December 3, 2014

    With a rare success of three medals in a row at major sporting events beckoning Indian hockey, Bhubaneswar will become the epicentre of hockey fans in the country once the Champions Trophy begins December 6 in the Temple City of India. The Glasgow Commonwealth Games and the Incheon Asian Games...
  • Baichung Bhutia conferred AFC 'Hall of Fame Award' November 30, 2014

    Manila: Former Indian national football team captain Baichung Bhutia was Sunday honoured with the AFC Hall of Fame Award on occasion of the Asian Football Confederation's 60th anniversary here. FIFA president Sepp Blatter presented the award to Baichung on the Awards Night here. AIFF president Praful Patel was also present as were...
  • We want the entire country to be behind Sarita Devi: Sachin Tendulkar November 26, 2014

    Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday discussed the way forward with Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and urged the entire country to support boxer L Sarita Devi, who is facing a possible life ban from AIBA for refusing her bronze medal at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games. Sarita Devi lost in the...
  • Pakistan wants a dispute-free South Asia: PM Nawaz Sharif at SAARC Summit November 26, 2014

    Kathmandu: While addressing the heads of the SAARC nations, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday stressed on the need of a dispute-free south Asia where the member countries would fight poverty, disease and illiteracy. He laso called for a dispute free south Asia and said that focus of the...
  • Boxing India to issue show cause notice to Sarita Devi's husband, coach November 21, 2014

    Under pressure from AIBA, Boxing India (BI) on Friday said it has decided to issue a show cause notice to boxer Sarita Devi's husband and personal coach for their unauthorised presence at the ringside during the Incheon Asian Games. Sarita faces the prospect of a life ban from AIBA, the sport's...
  • Boxing India to issue show cause notice to Sarita's husband, coach November 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Under pressure from AIBA, Boxing India (BI) on Friday said it has decided to issue a show cause notice to boxer Sarita Devi's husband and personal coach for their unauthorised presence at the ringside during the Incheon Asian Games. Sarita faces the prospect of a life ban from AIBA,...
  • Football: Australia will lift at Asian Cup, says Brett Emerton November 20, 2014

    Australia will raise their game in front of their own fans at next year's Asian Cup and deserve to be among the favourites despite their poor recent form, according to former Socceroos stalwart Brett Emerton. Expectations of Asian Cup success have dived in Australia during a year in which the Socceroos...
  • AIBA shows no leniency; Indian boxer Sarita Devi faces ban November 12, 2014

    The International Boxing Federation says exemplary punishment will be handed out to the boxer for refusing to accept her medal at the Asian Games. ...
  • Boxer Sarita Devi faces long ban for her Asian Games bronze medal protest: AIBA November 12, 2014

    Indian boxer L Sarita Devi, who refused to accept her Asian Games bronze medal in a protest over the judging can expect a heavy punishment, the AIBA. ...
  • Highlights: PM Narendra Modi addresses 12th ASEAN-India summit November 12, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 12th ASEAN-India summit. Modi is on a three-nation trip and arrived at Myanmar on Tuesday. He will also be attending East Asian summit. ...
  • AIBA acts tough, boxer Sarita Devi faces ban for refusing Asian Games medal November 12, 2014

    Indian boxer Sarita Devi who refused to accept her Asian Games bronze medal in a protest over the judging can expect a heavy punishment, the head of the sport's governing body AIBA said on Wednesday. Sarita lost in the semi-finals of the women's lightweight competition at Incheon, South Korea, in September,...
  • PM Narendra Modi to speak at ASEAN-India summit today November 12, 2014

    Nay Pyi Taw: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will speak at the 12th ASEAN-India summit in Nay Pyi Taw on Wednesday. Modi is on a three-nation tour which started with Myanmar on Tuesday. In the first leg of his three-nation visit, Modi is going to be insisting on better connectivity, more trade...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories November 11, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle November 11, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: NCW set to propose legalisation of sex trade November 11, 2014

    The National Commission for Women set to propose legalisation of sex trade. NCW chief Lalitha Kumaralangalam on Tuesday said that the commission will propose the same to a Supreme Court constituted panel. According to sources, Women and Child Development Ministry does not favour the idea. ...
  • SSP Chowrasia seals playoff victory in India November 9, 2014

    Delhi: Local favourite SSP Chowrasia lifted his third Asian Tour title on Sunday, coolly rolling in a 15-foot birdie putt to prevail in a three-way playoff at the Delhi Golf Club. Fondly called "Chipputsia" for his impressive short game, the Kolkata golfer began the final round five shots off lead before...
  • Xi Jinping calls for accelerated efforts to construct Silk Road Belt November 6, 2014

    Beijing: Buoyed by the successful launch of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank in which India along with 20 other countries joined, Chinese President Xi Jinping called for accelerating efforts to construct Silk Road Economic Belt, saying that the two are complementary. "China will accelerate the construction of the Silk Road Economic...
  • Para-athlete Sharad Kumar fighting for recognition despite gold at 2014 Asian Games November 6, 2014

    Two years back in 2012, Sharad Kumar was banned for taking steroids at the Malaysian Open Para-athletics Championships but the differently-abled high-jumper silenced all his critics by clinching a gold medal at the recently concluded Para Asian Games in Incheon. However, to his dismay, no one has come forward to...
  • Double gold for Seema Tomar at Asian Shotgun Championship November 3, 2014

    It was double delight for Indian shooter Seema Tomar as she won individual gold in woman trap event and also combined with two others to claim team yellow metal in a career-best show at the 4th Asian Shotgun Championship on Monday. Seema, who hails from Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh, shot a...
  • Asian Games 2014 medallists felicitated October 28, 2014

    The laurels keep coming in for India's Asiad and Commonwealth Games medallists - last evening several athletes were felicitated at a function in the capital. ...
  • Boxer Akhil Kumar suggests he would not have behaved like Sarita Devi October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Comeback man Akhil Kumar did not say it in so many words but suggested that he would not have behaved the way fellow boxer Sarita Devi did at the Incheon Asian Games medal ceremony. Protesting against a controversial verdict, Sarita in an unprecedented move, had refused to wear the...
  • Adille Sumariwala slams AIBA, says it has no jurisdiction to ban him October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: India's Asian Games Chef-de-Mission Adille Sumariwala on Monday slammed the AIBA for provisionally suspending him in Sarita Devi episode, saying that the boxing world body has gone beyond its "jurisdiction". Sumariwala said that he was not at all concerned with the provisional suspension handed out to him by the...
  • I am sorry, won't do it again: Boxer Sarita Devi to AIBA October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: A remorseful L Sarita Devi has pleaded with the International Boxing Association (AIBA) to lift the provisional suspension imposed on her for refusing to accept her bronze medal in the Asiad, saying that she deeply regrets her outburst on the podium and would never repeat it. Sarita's participation in...