Withdrew because of health not due to BI-IOA standoff: Sumit Sangwan
Withdrew because of health not due to BI-IOA standoff: Sumit Sangwan

Unwilling to be caught in the tug of war between the Indian Olympic Association and Boxing India, rising Indian pugilist Sumit Sangwan on Saturday asserted that his pullout from the National Games here was caused by fitness issues and not the threat of a ban from BI.

Baichung Bhutia conferred honourary degree by Jadavpur University
Baichung Bhutia conferred honourary degree by Jadavpur University

In recognition of his contribution to Indian football, former captain Baichung Bhutia has been conferred with a honourary degree in literature by the prestigious Jadavpur University.

IOC to discuss possible Kosovo Olympic recognition: Spokesman
IOC to discuss possible Kosovo Olympic recognition: Spokesman

The International Olympic Committee will discuss the possibility of granting Kosovo Olympic recognition at its Executive Board meeting this week, an official said, a move that has angered Serbian Olympic officials.

RCA's Amin Pathan group to seek recognition from BCCI
RCA's Amin Pathan group to seek recognition from BCCI

The "working president" of the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) and Vasundhara Raje loyalist Amin Pathan on Sunday said that he would seek recognition from BCCI having "ousted" Lalit Modi with the help of 23 out of the 33 district unit of the state body.

Your body, not just face, helps people recognise you!

Scientists have found that when facial features are difficult to recognise, people readily use information about someone`s body to identify them, without being aware that they are doing so.

US disappoints Libya rebels on recognition

The US stopped short of granting Libyan rebels full diplomatic recognition.

`God`s groves` of Goa get recognition in Forest Policy

The new policy envisages forest department helping the local institutions in managing these sacred groves.

Goa government recognises women porters

Joaquina Coloco, 70, was glued to the TV set in her Margao house as Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat delivered his budget speech on March 17.

President awards `Standards` to two Air Force units

President Pratibha Patil awarded prestigious `Standards` to 44 Squadron and 110 Helicopter Unit of the IAF in recognition of their sustained hard work and "operational excellence" during
the times of war and peace.

Paraguay recognises `free` Palestinian state

The 1967 borders include east Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

Peru recognises Palestinian state

Peru has now upgraded its recognition of Palestine to a statehood status.

Facebook face recognition finds friends in photos

Facebook is using facial recognition software to let US users automatically identify friends in photos.

Kerala’s ritual dance-drama gets UNESCO recognition

UNESCO has recognised Mudiyeettu, an age old ritual-drama of Kerala as an "intangible cultural heritage of humanity".

US wants more aid recognition in Pakistan

Washington is making a new push to get international aid groups it funds to
advertise the fact.

I`ve not been recognised as an actor in my own country: Rishi Kapoor

Rishi Kapoor is happy that South Africa is playing host to a retrospective of his films, but feels sad that he is not getting recognition in his own country.

B`desh should not establish ties with Israel: Experts

Israel was one of the 1st countries to recognise B`desh after independence.

Bill to ease rules for minority-run bodies to get recognition

Parliament on Thursday passed a bill
which seeks to give more powers to the National Commission for
Minorities Educational Institutions (NCMEI) and makes it
easier for minority-run bodies to get recognition.

Panel gets absolute power on medical colleges

The Union Health Ministry will
have no say in granting recognition to medical colleges as
absolute powers have been given in this regard to a six-member
panel which replaced the defunct Medical Council of India.

Midwives ask for recognition of work, incentives in Gujarat

A convention of around 1,500 `dais` (midwives) from 15 districts of Gujarat has sought recognition of their work with a small monetary incentive to further reduce maternal and child mortality in the state.

Alcohol tends to blur race recognition

People are much better at recognising faces of their own racial group than of others. But a new study says that drinking alcohol almost eliminates that recognition bias.