Category Archives: Sports

PM hosts women’s team, says ‘you made the nation proud’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hosted the women’s cricket team and told the players that they made the nation proud like several other “daughters” of the country.

Shiva Thapa in final, five others in semis

Asian silver-medallist Shiva Thapa (60kg) and Gaurav Bidhuri entered the finals while five other Indians made the semifinals at the Grand Prix Usti Nad Labem boxing tournament in Czech Republic.

Post World Cup hype, BCCI yet to decide on women team’s next fixture

The Indian women’s team may be in the midst of a felicitation spree but country’s newest cricket stars still don’t know about their next international assignment.

Pujara counts benefits of County after 12th Test ton

County cricket teaches you a lot and helps you grow as a cricketer, says Cheteshwar Pujara as the Indian batsman emphasised the benefits of playing in England’s domestic competition after scoring his 12th Test century.

Pradeep over the moon after taking Kohli’s wicket

Sri Lanka pacer Nuwan Pradeep has expressed delight at taking the prized scalp of Indian captain Virat Kohli after bagging his maiden five wicket haul in Tests on day two of the series-opener.

Sports minister Vijay Goel felicitates Indian women's cricket team

Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel felicitated the Indian women’s cricket team in New Delhi on Thursday. The felicitation ceremony was held over India’s overwhelming performance in the Women’s Cricket World Cup 2017. While addressing the gathering, Goel said the Mithali Raj-led side might have lost the finals against hosts England at Lord’s by nine runs, but they have won the hearts of the entire country. In the nail biting finals, Mithali Raj-led Indian women team lost to England over a mere 9 runs.

Nirupama wins three bronze medals in Asian Youth Weightlifting

Seram Nirupama Devi won three bronze medals in the 19th Asian Youth (Boys & Girls) Weightlifting Championships in Kathmandu on Thursday.

Indian team ready for World doubles squash championship

Harinder Pal Sandhu’s last minute health issue has forced him out of the Indian team for the WSF – World doubles squash championship scheduled in Manchester (England) from August 1 to 5.

Sehwag, PT Usha named in Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award committee

Former India opener Virender Sehwag and celebrated athlete PT Usha have been named in a 12-member Committee which has been handed the job to pick this year’s Khel Ratna and Arjuna awardees.

PV Sindhu appointed as Deputy Collector in Andhra Pradesh government

Ace shuttler and Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu was on Thursday appointed as Deputy Collector, a Group-1 service post, in the Andhra Pradesh government.