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New Indian Super League Set To Provide Relief To India's Oldest Football Clubs

04 / 18 / 14

The Indian Super League, promoted by IMG-Reliance and STAR India , "is set to provide the much needed relief to India's oldest football clubs such as East Bengal and Mohun Bagan among others," according to Digbijay Mishra of the Indian BUSINESS STANDARD. Though various stakeholders of the game ar...

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11/21/13
Adidas India Eyes E-Commerce Growth

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11/20/13
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11/20/13
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11/19/13
IPL Discusses Twenty20 League Venue

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11/18/13
IOC Serves Ultimatum To IOA

The IOC on Friday served an ultimatum to India, saying that "the country will be de-recognised if the Indian Olympic Association does not amend its constitution" by Dec. 10 as per the world body's earlier dictate of barring charge-framed persons from contesting elections, according to the PTI. The I ...

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11/15/13
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