Tag: sports

  • One lakh players to be on rolls with sports facilities in Punjab

    One lakh players to be on rolls with sports facilities in Punjab

    Chandigarh, July 7: To promote sports and restore old glory of the state, Punjab Government has decided to engage one lakh sportspersons with sports facilities in next three years as compared with present capacity of twenty thousand. Disclosing this here today, Director Sports Punjab Mr. Davinder Pal Singh Kharbanda said that the state government has […]

  • Ranji Trophy: Anmolpreet’s unbeaten ton puts Punjab on top

    Ranji Trophy: Anmolpreet’s unbeaten ton puts Punjab on top

    Chandigarh, January 9: Anmolpreet Singh cracked an unbeaten century as Punjab grabbed a firm grip over Bengal, taking a 170-run first innings lead, in their must-win Ranji Trophy Elite Group B clash here Tuesday. Anmolpreet was unbeaten on 124 from 288 balls (13×4, 1×6) in his first century of the season as he guided Punjab […]

  • Cabinet gives in-principle nod to Sports Policy-2018

    Cabinet gives in-principle nod to Sports Policy-2018

    Chandigarh, October 3: Enhances awards for sportspersons in recognition of excellence in national & international performances Chandigarh, October 3: In a major initiative to promote sports among youth, the Punjab Cabinet led by Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday gave in-principle approval to the new Sports Policy-2018, authorizing the Chief Minister to decide on the matter […]

  • Teen shooting sensation Saurabh Chaudhary gets Asiad gold on debut

    Teen shooting sensation Saurabh Chaudhary gets Asiad gold on debut

    Palembang, August 21: Debutant teenager Saurabh Chaudhary clinched India’s first shooting gold of the 18th Asian Games, fetching the top honours in the men’s 10m air pistol event here on Tuesday. The 16-year-old Chaudhary, who topped the qualifying round, shot a Games record score of 240.7 to pip Japan’s Tomoyuki Matsuda (239.7) in an exciting […]

  • Asia Junior Badminton Championships: Lakshya Sen wins India’s first men’s singles gold in 53 years

    Asia Junior Badminton Championships: Lakshya Sen wins India’s first men’s singles gold in 53 years

    New Delhi, July 23: Lakshya Sen has become only the third Indian badminton player to win a gold at the Asia Junior Championships, defeating world junior champion Kunlavut Vitidsarn of Thailand 21-19 21-18 in the final in Jakarta today. Sen, who turns 17 next month, had won a bronze in the last edition of the […]

  • Hima Das scripts history, becomes first woman to win gold in World Junior Athletics

    Hima Das scripts history, becomes first woman to win gold in World Junior Athletics

    Finland, July 13: Hima Das today scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman to win a gold at the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships as she clinched to top spot in the women’s 400m final race on the third day of competitions here. The 18-year-old Das clocked 51.46s to win the gold. She now […]

  • SC notice to Centre on plea seeking to exempt Sikhs from wearing helmets during sport events

    SC notice to Centre on plea seeking to exempt Sikhs from wearing helmets during sport events

    New Delhi July 7: The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to the Centre on a petition seeking formulation of guidelines to exempt turbaned Sikhs from wearing any headgear during sports events. A Bench headed by Justice SA Bodbe asked the Centre to respond in four weeks to the petition by Jagdeep Singh Puri […]

  • Burger King apologizes for offer to Russian women who get pregnant by World Cup players

    Burger King apologizes for offer to Russian women who get pregnant by World Cup players

    Burger King has apologized for offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to Russian women who get pregnant by World Cup players. Critics assailed the offer, announced on Russian social media, as sexist and demeaning. The now deleted promotion pic.twitter.com/mg7xETHfQW — Jenna Fryer (@JennaFryer) June 20, 2018 The announcement was removed Tuesday from Burger King’s social […]

  • Sodhi: Will formulate sports policy better than Haryana’s

    Sodhi: Will formulate sports policy better than Haryana’s

    Amritsar, April 27: To improve the sports graph and channelise the energy of youth in the right direction, the state government intends to bring a better sports policy. This was disclosed by Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi, who was here to visit the Golden Temple and Jallianwala Bagh on Thursday. Expressing […]

  • Khelo India: Punjab’s Chanveer, Haryana’s Bhupender win gold

    Khelo India: Punjab’s Chanveer, Haryana’s Bhupender win gold

    New Delhi, February 1: Punjab’s Chanveer Kaur won the girls’ 200 metres gold medal on the second day of the Khelo India School Games here today. Chanveer clocked 24.76 seconds to finish ahead of Kerala’s Ancy Sojan (25.31s). Haryana’s Bhupender Singh won the silver medal in the boys’ long jump with a best 7.04 meters. […]

  • Punjab packs off Uttarakhand in the quarterfinals of the senior National basketball championship

    Punjab packs off Uttarakhand in the quarterfinals of the senior National basketball championship

    Chennai, Jan 24: Punjab dethroned Uttarakhand 70-68 (17-13, 11-16, 18-20, 24-19) in the quarterfinals of the senior National basketball championship at the Nehru indoor stadium here on Monday. Jagdeep Singh top-scored with 16 points. Punjab secured 13 points from turnovers compared with its opponent’s 10. While the former managed 20 fast break points, Uttarakhand scored 14. […]

  • School Games: Haryana girls set up title clash with Punjab

    School Games: Haryana girls set up title clash with Punjab

    Panchkula, December 22: Haryana girls humbled Chhattisgarh 52-46 to enter their maiden final in the National School Basketball Games held at Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex, Sector 3, here today. In the final, Haryana will face neighbours Punjab, who beat Madhya Pradesh 63-29. Earlier, Haryana had beat Maharashtra 63-34 to enter the semifinals, while Punjab handed a […]

  • Misgovernance in NSFs won’t be tolerated: Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

    Misgovernance in NSFs won’t be tolerated: Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

    New Delhi, Sep 26: Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore issued a stern warning to National Sports Federations (NSFs), saying there would be zero tolerance for misgovernance.  Rathore said there cannot be any alternative to the core principles of governance in sports. “65 per cent of India’s population is below 35. It is our Prime Minister’s vision (Khelo India Initiative) to […]

  • India to play 3 Test matches in South Africa

    India to play 3 Test matches in South Africa

    New Delhi, Sep 21: The Indian cricket team will be playing three Test matches along with six One Dayers and three T20 Internationals against South Africa, starting January 5. “India will play South Africa in a three-match ‘Mahatma Gandhi-Nelson Mandela’ Test series, six-match One-Day International series followed by three Twenty20 Internationals The dates and venues […]

  • Darren Lehmann to miss Australia’s India tour after mixed show vs Bangladesh

    Darren Lehmann to miss Australia’s India tour after mixed show vs Bangladesh

    New Delhi, Sep 9: The next time Darren Lehmann sends out a team will be in the Ashes opener against England and the Australia coach already has some firm ideas of who will be playing in Brisbane after a mixed tour of Bangladesh. Lehmann, who also sits on the selection panel, will be handing over to assistant […]