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August 27, 2014

Mary Kom, Akhil Kumar back in boxing squad for Asian Games

New Delhi, Aug 27: In a stunning reversal, Olympic bronze medallist and five-time world champion M.C.Mary Kom defeated Pinki Jhangra, a Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, to make the 13-member Indian boxing contingent for the Asian Games slated for Sep 19-Oct 4 in the South Korean city of Incheon.It was Pinki, who had beaten Mary Kom to make the Commonwealth Games squad but this time Mary Kom proved her class during the trials conducted by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) ad-hoc committee at the National Institute of…

It has been a long, hard fight: Lalit Modi

New Delhi, Aug 27: Former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman and commissioner Lalit Modi Wednesday said it has been a long hard fight for him to get his Indian passport restored."It has been a long and hard fight and today, I stand vindicated. I have always believed in our legal system and finally justice has prevailed. Virtually every case that was based on falsehoods has not been able to stand up to our legal system and for that I am thankful," said Modi in a statement. The Delhi High Court paved the…

Raina’s 100 takes India to 304/6

Cardiff, Aug 27: A quickfire 75-ball 100 by Suresh Raina took India to a challenging 304 for six in 50 overs against England in the second ODI of the five-match cricket series at Sophia Gardens here Wednesday.Putting behind the 1-3 humiliating loss in the Test series, Indian batsmen put on an inspiring show as they came out all guns blazing to put a challenging total on the board. Opening batsman Rohit Sharma and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni also contributed with 52 each. But it was Raina's blitzkrieg that raised…

Delhi HC orders restoration of Lalit Modi’s passport

New Delhi, Aug 27: Paving the way for the return of suspended Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi to India, the Delhi High Court Wednesday ordered the restoration of his passport.A division bench of Justice B.D. Ahmed and Justice Vibhu Bakhru allowed Modi's plea challenging the revocation of his passport. The regional passport office in Mumbai had revoked Modi's passport March 3, 2011, following an Enforcement Directorate probe into allegations of financial irregularities in the IPL. Modi is…

Mudgal committee meets police investigators in Chennai

New Delhi, Aug 27: The Mukul Mudgal committee Wednesday met police investigators from Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai in the Tamil Nadu capital before submitting what could be an interim report to the Supreme Court on the spot fixing and betting scandal that hit the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL).Justice (retd.) Mukul Mudgal told IANS that the committee met the investigators in Chennai and will take a final call Thursday on whether they need more time from the Supreme Court to file a final report. The Supreme Court had set a…
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