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No medals but plenty of cheers for North Korean athletes
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No medals but plenty of cheers for North Korean athletes

Cheerleaders, outnumbering the nation's athletic team by 10 to one IMAGE: Tae Ok Ryom and Ju Sik Kim of North Korea compete during the Pair Skating. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images North Korea will not be the only nation leaving the Pyeongchang Olympics without a medal, but they are one of the few minnows of winter sports to have earned rousing cheers wherever they go.   When 25-year-old alpine skier Kim Ryon Hyang glided down the mountain in the women's slalom to take last ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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Shooter Manu Bhaker's father reveals sacrifices family made to produce double gold-medalist for India

Manu Bhaker took the world by storm when she won two gold medals at the recently-concluded ISSF World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico. The ace shooter, all of 16, claimed her victories in the women's 10m air pistol and mixed team pistol event. Manu, blessed with ...
 DNA1 month ago Sweet 16! Sensational Manu strikes successive second gold  Deccan Herald1 month ago Shooting star Manu's rise from the boxing ring to a golden double  Rediff.com1 month ago Teen talent Bhaker shoots gold  Deccan Herald1 month ago
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Raman Effect: Why today is National Science Day

On this day in 1928, Indian scientist CV Raman discovered a phenomenon of scattering of photons. Photograph: Keystone Features/Getty Images February 28 is celebrated as National Science Day in India. But do you know why? It was on this day, February 28, in the year 1928 that scientist Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman discovered a phenomenon of scattering of photons. Known as ‘Raman Effect’, Sir CV Raman received the Nobel Prize for this remarkable discovery in 1930. Sir CV ...
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Odisha govt to sponsor Indian hockey team, becomes first state to sponsor a national sports team

In a first-of-its-kind association, Indian hockey on Thursday got a new sponsor in state government of Odisha, which has decided to support the game for the next five years. The announcement was made by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik during a grand ...
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Bouldering: Can it bring home an Olympic gold for India?

Nikita Puri reports on the growing subculture of bouldering in India before sport climbing makes its debut at the 2020 Summer Olympics. When sport climbing makes its debut at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, bouldering will officially be part of the big league.Photograph: Adam Pretty/Getty Images.   It's a little after 9 pm, and Praveen CM has just wrapped up for the day after demonstrating how to climb a 20-storey building. His "students" are about 50 commandos of the National Security ...
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Class of 2018: India's rising stars under 30

Meet 10 Indian achievers who made the cut on the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list.  Forbes is back with its annual list of achievers under 30.  In its third year, the 2018 Asia list features 300 young innovators and disruptors across 10 different categories including arts, consumer technology, retail & e-commerce and social entrepreneurs, just to name a few.  According to the magazine, selecting these young achievers was no easy feat.  'Representing 24 countries across ...
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Govt to set up three international-level sports centres for disabled

The government proposes to establish three state-of-the-art international-level sports centres across the country for the disabled with the objective of providing them training facilities, the Lok Sabha was informed today.The Ministry of Social Justice and ...
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Harish Kapadia: India's Greatest Mountaineer

Harish Kapadia is the only Indian to win mountaineering's most prestigious award, reports Sadiya Upade.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Early in November Harish Kapadia was conferred the Piolets d'Or Asia Lifetime Achievement Award from the Union of Asian Alpine Associations, which hands out the 'Oscars of climbing'. How did he celebrate? By climbing another mountain, of course. This time, he and his group headed out to explore Incheon in South Korea. "It was just a day-long trek," ...
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What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Anti-NKorea protesters burn flags before opening ceremony IMAGE: Police try to extinguish burnt portraits of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during an anti-North Korea protest before the opening ceremony for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Friday. Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters Hundreds of anti-North Korea protesters scuffled with riot police outside the Winter Olympics stadium in South Korea on Friday, hours before two of the North's most senior officials ...
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5 things you must know about Mort Walker, the creator of Beetle Bailey

Walker passed into the ages on January 27, but months of his works still exist and will appear throughout 2018! (From left) Mort Walker, Al Jaffee, and Arnold Roth receive awards from the National Cartoonists Society's Medal of Honor in April 2016.Walker died in his studio surrounded by the cast of his cartoons.Photograph: Wikimedia Commons.   Cartoonist Addison Morton 'Mort' Walker -- the creator of Beetle Bailey, which chronicled the antics of the US Army's laziest private -- ...
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