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IOA chief Ramachandran awarded Olympic Order 22.8.2016 Rediff: Sports
Indian Olympic Association president N Ramachandran was awarded the Olympic Order for outstanding service to the Olympic movement on Sunday.
IS, Taliban anti-Islam, says Sufi forum; tells govt Muslims scared 21.3.2016 TOI: Home
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Squash 'devastated' by Tokyo Olympics snub 28.9.2015 Rediff: Sports
The head of the World Squash Federation (WSF) said he was devastated for the sport's millions of followers after squash was again overlooked for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Surfing and skateboarding set for Tokyo Olympics as squash is snubbed again 28.9.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
• Baseball-softball, karate and sports climbing also included
• Final decision for 2020 Olympics will be made next year

Japanese organisers have proposed adding five sports to the programme of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics: baseball-softball, karate, skateboarding, sports climbing and surfing.

The organising committee approved the recommendations from a list of eight finalists. Bowling, squash and wushu failed to make the cut.

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Loss of face for the IOA 1.9.2015 Telegraph: Sports
In an embarrassment for the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president, N. Ramachandran, the Delhi High Court, on Monday, asked the central government to take back the prestigious Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar (RKPP) conferred on the IOA boss four years ago.
Squash gets another chance to be part of 2020 Olympics 22.6.2015 DNA: Mumbai
In a positive development for the sport, the organising committee of 2020 Tokyo Olympics today shortlisted squash as one of the eight disciplines to present its case before a final recommendation is made to the International Olympic Committee in September this year. After the disappointment of missing out on a place on the programme for the 2020 Olympic Games at the IOC Congress in Buenos Aires in 2013, the present development is sure to give squash players all over the world a big reason to rejoice. "We are confident that squash would bring something special to the programme of the Olympic Games," said World Squash Federation (WSF) president N Ramachandran on behalf of players from 185 countries in which the sport is played. "Squash is a fine gladiatorial sport played all over the world and featuring great athleticism, competition and broadcast output," he added. WSF grabbed the new opportunity with both hands and thanked the Tokyo Olympics orgainsers for giving them another chance. "We are very ...
World Environment Day celebrated by WSFM 8.6.2015 Manipur: E-Pao
World Environment Day celebrated by WSFM
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Women's human rights defenders under threat – podcast transcript 10.4.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

We hear from defenders of women’s human rights around the world who are coming under attack for their work

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What I brought back from my meeting with practitioners & visionaries 9.4.2015 India Together

Interactions at the WSF, Tunisia with activists and thinkers from vastly diverse fields, united only by their dream for transformation and alternatives to well-being, inspire Ashish Kothari to hope for another world.

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World Social Forum can inspire activists to unite against the global power grab 23.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

As the World Social Forum opens in Tunis, the challenge is to rally against the concentration of wealth and power in the hands of the few

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Five Indian civil society groups counter WEF's Net Mundial initiative 22.1.2015 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
A group of 24 international civil society groups, five of  them Indians, have come together to form an “Internet Social Forum” on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) currently underway at Davos. 
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India blanked 0-3 by France in women's world squash 3.12.2014 Rediff: Sports
Sans their top squash player Dipika Pallikal, India's struggle continued as they were blanked 0-3 by France for their second straight defeat in the ongoing WSF Women's World Team Squash Championship in Niagara Falls.
Dipika finally decides to play at Asian Games 13.9.2014 Rediff: Sports
India's highest-ranked squash player Dipika Pallikal has decided to put the controversy over the dubious Asian Games draw behind and confirmed her participation for the upcoming Incheon edition, saying "she has always put country first and it is no different this time".
WSFM vows to campaign 11.7.2014 Manipur: E-Pao
WSFM vows to campaign
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Ramchandran new IOA president, India's suspension likely to end soon 9.2.2014 New Kerala: India News
No contest for the top IOA posts 26.1.2014 Telegraph: Sports
New Delhi: The president of the World Squash Federation (WSF), NR Ramachandran, is all set to be elected president of the faction-ridden Indian Olympic Association (IOA), which would go to polls on February 9.
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IOA factions trying to find consensus on candidates 24.1.2014 New Kerala: India News
New Delhi, Jan 24 : The Abhay Chautala and the Randhir Singh groups in the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) are trying to avoid an election Feb 9 and are working on a consensual list of office bearers as the deadline for filing nomination ends Saturday.
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Wrestling added to Olympic programme 9.9.2013 New Kerala: World News
Buenos Aires, Sept 8 : In a significant development, wrestling was reinstated into the Olympic programme for the 2020 and 2024 games on Sunday.
IOC decision 'heart-breaking', says WSF chief Ramachandran 9.9.2013 New Kerala: World News
Buenos Aires, Sep 8 : World Squash Federation (WSF) president N. Ramachandran Sunday said he was heartbroken at squash being left out of the 2020 Olympics.
Squash ready than ever for Olympics: WSF chief Ramachandran 5.9.2013 New Kerala: World News
Buenos Aires (Argentina), Sep 5 : World Squash Federation (WSF) president N. Ramachandran says the racket sport is ready than ever to join the Olympic movement. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will announce the one new sport for the 2020 Summer Games here Sunday.
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