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Jul 12, 2010
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Hindu party BJP wants beef ban at 2010 Commonwealth Games in India


The Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the main opposition party in the Indian parliament, wants to ban beef from the menu at this year’s Commonwealth Games in New Dehli on Oct. 3-14 to showcase the country’s “cultural values and age-old traditions”.

The cow is worshipped in India and and a majority of Hindus do not eat beef. The slaughter of cattle is also banned in several states.

Jan 5, 2010

Top seed Soderling out in Chennai first round

CHENNAI, India (Reuters) – Swede Robin Soderling’s preparations for this month’s Australian Open suffered a setback on Tuesday when he lost 6-4 7-5 to American Robby Ginepri in the first round of the Chennai Open where he was the top seed.

“Everything went wrong. I tried my best but nothing went my way. I haven’t felt like that in a very long time,” world number eight Soderling told reporters after his error-strewn display against the world number 100.

Jan 4, 2010

Confident Soderling hopeful of strong Aussie Open showing

CHENNAI, India (Reuters) – Swedish world number eight Robin Soderling believes he can challenge for a first grand slam success at this month’s Australian Open after a breakthrough victory over world number one Roger Federer.

Soderling, 25, claimed his first victory over the Swiss ace at an exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi on January 1 after having lost all 12 of their previous meetings, including defeat at last year’s French Open final.