Cycling

Tour de France announces wild card teams for 2015

Paris, Jan 15 (IANS) — Tour de France organisers have announced the list of teams to participate in this year’s... (more...)

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Devendra Thakur wins cycling event

Mohali, De Dec 29 (IANS) — Hero Action Team, India’s first professionally managed mountain biking team, dominated... (more...)

8,000 entries likely for Cycling Marathon

Bengaluru, Dec 19 (IANS) — Over 8,000 cyclists, including 150 elite licensed cyclists, are expected to participate... (more...)

Europcar could miss 2015 Tour de France

Paris, Dec 12 (IANS) — French cycling team Europcar have been stripped of their World Tour status by the International... (more...)

Astana retains World Tour cycling licence

Paris, Dec 11 (IANS) — Controversial cycling team Astana, whose leading rider was this year’s Tour de France... (more...)

Nigerian cyclist to raise funds for Ebola victims

Lagos (Nigeria), Nov 26 (IANS) — A Nigeria-born cyclist Tuesday said he was set to embark on a 1,000-km journey from... (more...)

Indians bag gold in Track Asia Cup

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) — India’s men and women elite cycling teams won two gold medals on the second day of... (more...)

Pakistan pull out of Track Asia Cup

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) — The Pakistan cycling team Wednesday pulled out of the 2014 Track Asia Cup, starting Nov... (more...)

IG velodrome to become international cycling academy

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) — The Indoor Cycling Velodrome of the Indira Gandhi Stadium here will be converted into an... (more...)

Austrian cyclist sets new world hour record

Paris, Oct 31 (IANS) — Matthias Brandle of Austria set a new cycling world hour record with his 51.85-km effort, adding... (more...)

Armstrong barred from non-competitive race

Los Angeles, Oct 25 (IANS) — American cyclist Lance Armstrong has been barred from participating in a non-competition... (more...)

Alpe d’Huez finale for 2015 Tour de France

Paris, Oct 22 (IANS) — The Alpe d’Huez ski resort will be climbed in the penultimate stage of the 2015 Tour de... (more...)

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Delhi Elections: Bedi Says a Leaders’ Debate is a Tamasha (Circus)! Really?

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Horizon: Help protect families from Ebola with World Vision

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The Paris Massacre: Two wrongs don’t make a right

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Health Check

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Seven-year-old Scoliosis patient in Western India cured by revolutionary surgery

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Baby who ‘spontaneously combusted’ gets round-the-clock care at Indian hospital (with video)

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Saskatoon woman snared in alleged fraudulent MS trial held in India

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Indian scientists design morphine replacement for pain therapy

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Researchers advise pregnant women to limit exposure to receipts and plastic

MARGARET MUNRO POSTMEDIA NEWS Pregnant women are being warned to avoid reaching for credit card and cash register receipts as the ubiquitous bits of paper…
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New Pakistani TV show focuses on sex, a topic once considered taboo in the religiously conservative country

ADIL JAWAD THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KARACHI, Pakistan — In religiously conservative Pakistan, a television call-in advice show is tackling an issue rarely discussed in public:…
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The influence of speech on toddlers

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Vancouver doctors find vial of urine hidden in patient’s rectum (with photos)

TOM BLACKWELL NATIONAL POST Vancouver doctors investigating a patient’s mysterious abdominal complaints were stunned to discover a vial of urine hidden inside his rectum, an…
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Ibuprofen an anti-ageing medicine?

IANS Washington – A common drug, Ibuprofen, which tackles pain and fever may also hold the key to a longer, healthier life, a study says….
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