07 Jul '11, 11am

I never thought that #doping would be an issue in #badminton but I guess it is

NEW DELHI - INDIA'S badminton ace Saina Nehwal said on Thursday that doping in the country was widespread, adding that news of eight athletes testing positive for banned substances was no surprise to her. 'I know many athletes and weightlifters who themselves tell me that 'we take it',' the world number six was quoted as saying in the local media. 'It's sad that so many of the CWG (Commonwealth Games) and Asian Games medal winners tested positive, but I'm not totally surprised.' Eight Indian athletes, including gold-medal runners, have failed drugs tests in recent days, denting the country's Olympic ambitions. The athletes were part of teams that won the gold medals at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi and Asian Games in Guangzhou, China, last year. All athletes have been provisionally suspended pending the testing of their second, or 'B', samples. -- AFP

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Leather Shoe Ban in Indian Schools

Leather Shoe Ban in Indian Schools

planetgreen.discovery.com 07 Jul '11, 12pm

The state of Punjab may move to ban leather shoes from state run schools. Specifically, the ban will apply to students. Ac...