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Russian award for PM Narendra Modi

Russian award for PM Narendra Modi

Russian honored Modi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Thursday named for the ‘Order of St Andrew the Apostle’ award by Russia for exceptional services in promoting bilateral ties between the two countries, a Russian embassy official said. The Order of St Andrew the Apostle is the highest state decoration of Russia, the official said.

Russian shooter Shamakov wins first gold of 2018 Youth Olympics

Russian shooter Grigorii Shamakov has clinched the first gold medal of the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympics by winning the 10m boys’ air rifle event.”I didn’t have the best start but I was able to keep calm and improve,” Shamakov said on Sunday after he claimed gold with a score of 249.2 points, Xinhua news

Russian family shares dinner table with Bear

A Russian family Svetlana and Yuriy Panteleenko adopted a very large bear named Stepan aged three months, is now aged 23. His height is more than seven feet, the couple says that because they have known Stepan so long his temperament is extremely gentle and he enjoys giving hugs. The large mammal is so domesticated the family

Locked ATM forces Russian tourist to beg at temple

A Russian tourist on his tour to India caught everyone’s attention when he was seen seeking alms at the entrance of a temple. The incident took place at Sri Kumarakottam temple in Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu on Tuesday. The Russian tourist named, A. Evangelin (24), had come to India on September 24. He had visited temples

Sharapova withdraws from Stanford with left arm injury

Maria Sharapova withdraws from Stanford with left arm injury

Sharapova became the world No. 1 for the first time on August 22, 2005, at the age of 18, and last held the ranking for the fifth time for four weeks from June 11, 2012, to July 8, 2012.Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the Stanford Classic ahead of her second round match on Wednesday due

Handover all Comey documents on Trump: US Congress to FBI

The US House Committee has requested the FBI to provide all documents that its former director James Comey had on President Donald Trump, a media report said. The request, signed by Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Republican Jason Chaffetz on Tuesday, includes “memoranda, notes, summaries, and recordings” held by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.The

Russian deputy PM lauds Karjakin for World Chess performance

Moscow: Russian Grandmaster Sergey Karjakin played well against Norways Magnus Carlsen for the title of the World Chess Champion in New York, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko has said. Reigning World Chess Champion Carlsen retained his title on Wednesday, defeating the Russian challenger 3-1 in a series of tie-break’s rapid games and sealing the

Russian Olympics chief calls for quick nod to banned drugs list

Moscow: Russia Olympic Committee President Alexander Zhukov urged the government on Thursday to approve the list of doping preparations as soon as possible. The relevant powers have been granted to the government by a law adopted on Thursday on criminal liability for inducing athletes into doping use, reports Tass. “Indeed, the government needs within the

‘Russian intel agencies trying to influence US elections’

Washington: Russian intelligence agencies are making a “serious and concerted” effort to influence the US presidential election that could be aimed at influencing the outcomes and sowing doubt about the security, two top American lawmakers have claimed. “Based on briefings we have received, we have concluded that the Russian intelligence agencies are making a serious

Iran parliament pushes back on military for Russian base use

Tehran: Iran’s parliament today pushed back against the military over it dismissing civilian oversight following Russia’s use of an Iranian air base to launch airstrikes on Syria. The rare parliamentary response is part of the larger give-and-take between civilians and the country’s powerful security services since Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution. It also highlights the public

Russian shot putter stripped of silver medal for doping

Rio De Janeiro:  The International Olympic Committee stripped Russia’s Yevgeniya Kolodko of her London 2012 Games shot put silver medal for doping — the second medallist from the contest to be disqualified. Kolodko adds to a growing list of medal winners caught out in new tests on samples taken in London and at the 2008

Hearing on Russian Paralympic Committee appeal against ban postponed by 24 hours

Rio de Janeiro: The Russian Paralympic Committee’s (RPC) appeal against their ban from Rio 2016 will be heard on Monday (August 22), 24 hours later than originally planned, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced. The RPC officially launched its appeal last week to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), whose ad-hoc division will

Russian boxer rushed from arena in tears, agony

Rio De Janeiro:  A Russian boxer was wheelchaired out of the arena in agony and floods of tears as her Rio Olympic dream came to an excruciating halt when she injured her arm in the semi-finals. With one minute left of the first round against France’s Estelle Mossely, the 23-year-old Anastasiia Beliakova threw a punch

Russian long jumper Klishina banned from Rio Olympics

Moscow: All-Russia Athletic Federation (ARAF) President Dmitry Shlyakhtin has said long jumper Darya Klishina was banned from competing in the ongoing Rio Olympics. “There are contradictory reports but we have confirmation from sources in Rio de Janeiro that Dasha was banned at the last moment,” Shlyakhtin said on Saturday, reports Tass. The Court of Arbitration

Launch of Great Russian playwright ‘’Rang Chakhov’’

Chandigarh: A great collection of Russian playwright book ‘’Rang Chakhov’’ is launching by today, at studies auditorium of Panjab university by 3pm. This book is translated by Dr Pankaj Malviya chairperson of Russian department Panjab

Project execution for 2018 FIFA World Cup low: Russian minister

Moscow:  The execution of the budget for the 2018 World Cup football preparations is at a low level, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Wednesday. “As of today, we are at a low level of the budget execution. The design and estimate documentation is the most complex thing. I’m even ashamed to give figures,”

Russian para athletes banned for political reasons: World Archery

Lausanne (Switzerland):  The suspension of Russian athletes from the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games was made for political reasons and contravenes the main principle of the Paralympic movement, the international governing body for the sport of archery has said. In July, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) urged the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to suspend Russia from

ASOIF against blanket ban of Russian athletes at Rio Olympics

Moscow: The Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) on Tuesday announced that it stands against the banning of the entire Russian Olympic team at the Rio Games starting from August 5. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Independent Commission, chaired by Canadian law professor Richard McLaren, released a report on Monday on the results of

IAAF rejects applications of all Russian athletes

Moscow: The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has rejected applications from all Russian athletes for participation in international competitions, including the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, except for long jumper Darya Klishina, an official of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) said on Sunday. “The refusals were received by everyone, except for Klishina,” Alexandra

WBC to study alleged doping abuse case of Russian boxer Povetkin

Moscow: The World Boxing Council (WBC) will be reviewing the alleged doping abuse case of Russian heavyweight boxer Alexander Povetkin next week and the fighter will be in attendance. “We are submitting documents and will be providing explanations,” a spokesman of his team told Tass on Friday. “Next week the boxer and his team will