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  • I didn't support Sarita Devi's refusal to accept medal: Dravid 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Former cricket captain Rahul Dravid feels that Indian woman boxer L Sarita Devi didn't do the right thing by refusing to accept the bronze medal at the Incheon Asian Games in October, last year. Sarita lost her semi-final bout on a controversial point system to Jina Park of South...
  • Sarita Devi's Asiad incident brought bad name to country: Milkha Singh January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Legendary sprinter Milkha Singh, on Friday, criticised boxer Sarita Devi for refusing to accept the bronze medal during the Asian Games victory ceremony last year, saying that her act had brought bad name to the country. Milkha, who missed a bronze medal by a whisker in the 400m race...
  • No appeal lies against Sarita Devi's ban: Boxing India to HC January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Boxing India on Monday told the Delhi High Court that it cannot appeal against the International Boxing Association's (AIBA) decision to suspend boxer Laisram Sarita Devi for refusing to accept the bronze medal at the Asian Games in South Korea. "No appeal lies against the disciplinary authority's (AIBA) decision...
  • I will use the ban period to rectify my technique: Sarita Devi January 3, 2015

    Guwahati: Banned from competition fora year, Asian Games bronze medallist L Sarita Devi on Saturday said she would utilise the period by taking corrective measures in her technique so that she can be ready for the 2016 Rio Olympics. "I will positively use the year by practising and working on my...
  • Sunil Chhetri named 2014 AIFF Player of the Year December 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian national team captain Sunil Chhetri was Saturday declared 'AIFF Player of the Year' for the third time in four years while Bala Devi has been declared the 'Woman Player of the Year'. Sandesh Jhingan, who played for Kerala Blasters FC in the Indian Super League (ISL), was declared the...
  • Boxer Sarita Devi determined to win an Olympic medal December 27, 2014

    Kolkata: Overwhelmed by the support she received from Boxing India and her fellow countrymen including cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar while facing the prospect of a life ban, boxer L Sarita Devi hopes to make it count by winning a medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. "I really thank Sachin Tendulkar, Boxing...
  • Bihar: 4 JDU MLAs disqualified for anti-party activities December 27, 2014

    Patna: Four Janata Dal United MLAs were disqualified on Saturday from the Bihar Legislative Assembly for anti-party activities, the Assembly secretary in-charge Hareram Mukhiya said. Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary passed the verdict in his court in the presence of four JDU MLAs against whom the ruling party had initiated proceedings for...
  • It is a proud moment for us, says Jharkhand CM-designate wife December 26, 2014

    As senior BJP leader Raghubar Das is set to become the new chief minister of Jharkhand, his family is elated. "The family was confident of his victory, proud moment for us. I am thrilled," said wife of Raghubar Das, Rukmani Devi. ...
  • Yearender: Boxers pack a punch but administrative mess continues in 2014 December 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Inside the ring, the men and women who mattered gave their blood, sweat and tears to conquer adversity with elan but outside, sparring for power continued to cast a shadow on Indian boxing in a year which was sparkling in parts but also blighted by some unsavoury controversies. On...
  • Sarita Devi's suspension: HC seeks Boxing India's response December 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought a response from Boxing India on a plea challenging International Boxing Association's (AIBA) decision to suspend boxer Laisram Sarita Devi for refusing to accept the bronze medal at the Asian Games in South Korea. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and...
  • Don't think Sarita Devi was given a big penalty: Vijender Singh December 18, 2014

    Kolkata: Olympic bronze medal-winning boxer Vijender Singh Thursday said the International Boxing Association (AIBA)'s decision to ban female pugilist L. Sarita Devi for a year was not a big penalty and the punishment will pass swiftly. The 29-year-old Sarita was also fined 1,000 Swiss francs ($1020) for refusing to accept her...
  • Wrote letter to AIBA to save Sarita's career: Tendulkar December 18, 2014

    Indian batting maestro Tendulkar said that the whole idea behind his writing a letter to world boxing body AIBA was to save boxer Sarita Devi's career from ending abruptly. ...
  • Wrote letter to AIBA to save Sarita's career: Sachin Tendulkar December 17, 2014

    Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar said on Wednesday that the whole idea behind his writing a letter to world boxing body AIBA was to save boxer L Sarita Devi's career from ending abruptly after the Asian Games controversy in Incheon. "Our effort was to see that Sarita Devi's career was not...
  • Grateful to entire nation for their support: Sarita Devi December 17, 2014

    Sarita Devi minced no words in thanking the entire nation including Sachin Tendulkar and Boxing India for their unconditional support when she was almost certain to face a life ban from AIBA. ...
  • Government writes to AIBA, seeks reversal on Sarita Devi's ban December 17, 2014

    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 December 17, 2014

    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. ...
  • 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...
  • Boxing India hopes Sarita Devi escapes long-term ban December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Boxing India on Tuesday hinted that Sarita Devi may get some sort of punishment from AIBA but said that it was hoping for her to escape a long-term ban from the international federation so that her career is not affected much and she can compete in 2016 Olympics. Sarita...
  • 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...
  • 30 years of Bhopal gas tragedy: Gas Devi and Zahar Lal still question us, seek justice December 2, 2014

    The gory night of December 2-3, 1984 still haunt the memories of a poor inhabitant of Oriya Basti, a slum area unfortunate to have been very close to infamous Union Carbide plant in Bhopal. Although 30 years have passed but it seems as if it was just yesterday that the...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories November 26, 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 Palki S Upadhyay November 26, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Modi snubs Sharif at SAARC, says combat cross-border terror November 26, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held bilateral talks with all Heads of Government and State attending the 18th SAARC Summit with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif the only conspicuous exemption. Noting that a good neighbourhood is a universal aspiration, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said, "If we are...
  • We want the entire country to be behind Sarita Devi: Sachin Tendulkar November 26, 2014

    Tendulkar on Wednesday discussed the way forward with Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and urged the entire country to support boxer Sarita Devi. ...
  • 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...
  • Bollywood mourns 'Kathak goddess' Sitara Devi's death November 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Star choreographer Saroj Khan saw Sitara Devi dance like an 18-year-old when she was actually 70. Such was the magic of the danseuse, whom Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan and Lata Mangeshkar will remember for her vibrancy and talent. Sitara Devi died on Tuesday. She was 94. Her tryst with films...
  • Noted Kathak dancer Sitara Devi passes away in Mumbai November 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Eminent Kathak danseuse Sitara Devi died here early Tuesday after prolonged illness, her son-in-law confirmed. She was 94. Sitara Devi was on ventilator and her condition was serious Monday while she was admitted to the Jaslok Hospital here, said her son-in-law. "She is no more," Rajesh Mishra, her son-in-law told IANS....
  • SAI defends Boxing India's move to showcause Sarita Devi November 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Sports Authority of India (SAI) Director General Jiji Thomson on Monday defended Boxing India's (BI) decision to shoot off a showcause notice to suspended female pugilist L. Sarita Devi, her husband and personal coach for their unauthorised presence near the boxing ring during the Incheon Asian Games. "There must...
  • Sports Minister, Vijender Singh want AIBA to be lenient on Sarita Devi November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Boxer L Sarita Devi on Sunday got support from Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Olympic bronze medallist pugilist Vijender Singh, who said that world body AIBA should take a lenient decision on her for refusing to accept her Asian Games medal after a controversial defeat. Sarita's career has been...