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England gets assurances about Delhi pool water

NEW DELHI: The England team at the Commonwealth Games said it received assurances from organizers about the quality of the water in the Delhi swimming pool on Thursday after reports of swimmers falling sick. Games Federation chief Michael Fennell earlier ordered an immediate investigation into media reports that a significant number of English swimmers had…

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October 7, 2010


CGames: Clock ticks down on Delhi

NEW DELHI: The clock ticked down on the Delhi Commonwealth Games on Tuesday with signs that conditions in the much-criticised athletes' village were finally improving as hundreds of competitors arrive. Australia, one of the countries that had slammed the village last week, said organisers were working hard to improve the state of facilities just five…

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September 28, 2010


Lahore Delhi Gate – SAMAA VIDEO

Wahaj Ali highlights the significance of Delhi Gate of Lahore. (September 27, 2010)

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September 27, 2010


Residents desert Delhi ahead of Commonwealth Games

NEW DELHI: With the Commonwealth Games just two weeks away, many in Indian capital of New Delhi are in no mood for celebration, with grumpy residents set to jet off in their droves rather than stay home to enjoy the spectacle. All schools and colleges and a few government offices have been ordered to close…

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September 20, 2010


Gunmen attack tourist bus in Delhi, two wounded

NEW DELHI: Gunmen on motorbikes shot at a tourist bus near the main mosque in the Indian capital on Sunday, wounding two Taiwanese visitors in an attack only weeks before the city hosts the Commonwealth Games. The Commonwealth Games is seen as a showcase event for India as it emerges onto the global economic and…

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September 19, 2010


11 die as rain plunges Delhi into misery

NEW DELHI: At least 11 people dead, traffic snarls lasting up to 5 hours, roads submerged in knee-deep water with traffic lights on the blink in key intersections, hundreds of fallen trees and rainwater inside homes three hours of rain is all it took to expose the chinks in Delhi's infrastructure ahead of the Commonwealth…

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July 12, 2010


US warns of militant attacks in Delhi

NEW DELHI: The Indian capital faces possible “imminent” militant attacks, the United States, Australia and Britain warned on Saturday, stepping up their risk advisories to travellers to New Delhi. The latest warnings come as India battles to assure visitors it can serve as a safe host for the Commonwealth Games slated to be held in…

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May 1, 2010


New warnings for tourists in New Delhi

NEW DELHI: The US and other Western nations have warned of attacks on foreigners in New Delhi, heightening security concerns in the capital, with shopping areas and busy markets said to be prime targets. Advice issued late Wednesday by the United States and Canada, which prompted new warnings from Britain and Australia on Thursday, cited…

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April 22, 2010


High Commission in New Delhi observes Pakistan Day

Staff Report NEW DELHI: Pakistan Day was observed at Pakistani High Commission in India’s capital New Delhi Tuesday. Pakistani High Commissioner in India hoisted the flag at High Commission on the occasion while Pakistan’s national song was sung. Family members of Pakistani diplomats also participated in the ceremony in which children presented tableaus. SAMAA

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March 22, 2010


Delhi's citizens told to brush up on etiquette

NEW DELHI: India has compiled a list of do's and don'ts for its citzens at this year's Commonwealth Games to help showcase New Delhi's charms. “We want to tell them don't urinate in public, don't spit, keep your houses and shops clean, keep public transport safe and such things,” Delhi tourism chief Rina Ray told…

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March 19, 2010


Tension rises as Delhi misses deadlines

NEW DELHI: With seven months to go until the start of the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, the partially completed main stadium is a messy building site and the swimming complex a pile of rubble. Infrastructure projects linked to the Games, including flyovers and metro rail network extensions, are badly lagging. And, with the monsoon…

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March 17, 2010


Indian rail advert places New Delhi in Pakistan

NEW DELHI: An advertisement for a new luxury train service embarrassed India's rail ministry Sunday by placing the country's capital, New Delhi, inside the territory of arch-rival Pakistan. Other gaffes made in announcing the inaugural run of the Maharajas' Express placed Kolkata, the Buddhist pilgrimage centre of Gaya and the Bandhavgarh Tiger reserve in the…

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March 2, 2010


World discus champ could skip Delhi over security

SYDNEY: Australia's discus world champion Dani Samuels said Thursday she is prepared to skip October's New Delhi Commonwealth Games over security fears. Samuels, who won the world title at Berlin last August, said missing the Indian Games would not be an issue for her. “If the danger is extremely high and they're telling people not…

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February 25, 2010


Two Britons detained near Delhi airport: reports

NEW DELHI: Two British nationals have been arrested in the Indian capital for alleged suspicious activity near the international airport, media reports said Tuesday. The Hindustan Times said Stephen Hampston, in his mid-40s, and 56-year-old Steven Martin were detained Monday night at the Radisson hotel near New Delhi airport after staff informed intelligence agencies of…

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February 16, 2010


US national held at Delhi airport

NEW DELHI: Indian officials have detained a US national at the New Delhi airport who is suspected to be a terrorist, an Indian TV channel reported Thursday. The US national was arrested after a knife was confiscated from his possession. The 61-year old US national named Kensinghton Carmichael was a Christian before embracing Islam, the…

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February 11, 2010


Delhi Daredevils beat Cape Cobras

DELHI: The Delhi Daredevils bowed out of the Champions League Twenty20 tournament with a face-saving 30-run victory over the Cape Cobras on home turf on Monday, bowling out Andrew Pattick's South African side for just 84, the lowest total of the competition so far. Gauta Gambhir's Daredevils posted a modest-looking 114 for six after being…

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October 19, 2009


SAMAA VIDEO – Lahore's Delhi Gate

SAMAA VIDEO takes a look at the famous Delhi Gate in Lahore and why it was given this name. Aug 3, 2009

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August 3, 2009


Royal Challengers beat Delhi Daredevils

JOHANNESBURG: Anil Kumble's Royal Challengers Bangalore kept their hopes of reaching the Indian Premier League (I.P.L.) semi-finals alive with a comfortable seven-wicket victory over the already-qualified Delhi Daredevils, at the New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Tuesday (19th May). An unbeaten 58 from 56 balls by Jacques Kallis, supported by 38 from Rahul Dravid and…

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May 20, 2009


Delhi Daredevils beat Mumbai Indians by 7 wickets in IPL

EAST LONDON: The Delhi Daredevils surged to the top of the Indian Premier League (I.P.L.) on Friday (8th May), after crushing the Mumbai Indians by seven wickets at Buffalo Park in East London, South Africa. Delhi's sixth win in eight matches moved them one point clear of the Chennai Super Kings and the Rajasthan Royals…

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May 9, 2009


PCB to attend World Cup meeting in Delhi

KARACHI: A three-member delegation headed by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Ejaz Butt will be attending the 2011 World Cup meeting being held in New Delhi on February 18. The meeting which will be chaired by Sharad Pawar of India with PCB Chief its Convener, will discuss and decide the modus operandi of holding the 10th…

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February 13, 2009


Pakistan envoy meets Mukherjee in New Delhi

NEW DELHI: Rifat Masood, Pakistan's Deputy High Commissioner to India met Indian Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday (February 03) in the national capital, New Delhi. Rifat is Pakistan's Acting High Commissioner to India, as Shahid Malik (Pakistan's High Commissioner to India) left for Pakistan following summons reportedly from the Foreign Office to help finalise…

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February 3, 2009

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