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Indian openers present fight after England posted massive 396/9

Bristol : Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana provided India Women a confident start but the visitors still have a mountain to climb after England Women posted a mammoth 396 for nine in their first innings in the one-off Test, here on Friday. It was the highest-ever total scored by a team against India in Test cricket and the visitors are ... Read More »

Wrestler murder case: Police seeks 12 days custody of Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar

New Delhi : The Delhi Police on Sunday sought a 12-day custody of two-time Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar to question him over his alleged involvement in the death of a 23-year-old wrestler at Chhatrasal Stadium. Metropolitan Magistrate Divya Malhotra reserved the order on the police remand application. Kumar was physically produced before the court, following which the police was ... Read More »

Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports invites nominations for Sports Awards 2021

Sports Awards are given every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is given for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four years; Arjuna Award is given for consistent outstanding performance for four years; Dronacharya Award goes to the coaches for producing ... Read More »

Hetymer cameo in vain as Royal Challengers Bangalore clinch thriller

Royal Challengers Bangalore returned to their winning ways following a thrilling one-run victory over Delhi Capitals on Tuesday (April 27). Chasing 172, DC came agonisingly close to the target following Shimron Hetmyer’s pyrotechnics at the death but an excellent last over from Mohammed Siraj to Rishabh Pant helped RCB eke out the tight win. How did the final over pan ... Read More »

Launches 2nd Innings of the MyTeam Image Card – Special Cricket Edition Debit & Credit Cards for Rajasthan Royals Fans

Udaipur : Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd (KMBL) today announced that it is the proud official partner of Rajasthan Royals for the second consecutive year. Encouraged by the enthusiastic response from Rajasthan Royals fans for the Kotak MyTeam Image Card last year, KMBL is introducing the 2nd innings of the MyTeam Card this year – a range of Cricket-themed Debit and Credit Cards, designed especially for ardent fans of ... Read More »

Five tips on how to choose trustworthy live casino games sites

Introduction: Online casinos games have opened up a new world of entertainment. The previously reserved mode for the elite has now begun for the masses. With advancing technology, the games and experiences offered by the casinos are also maturing. There is very little difference between what’s virtual and real with live dealer games available online. Online casinos offer excellent quality ... Read More »

India hammer England by 66 runs in opening ODI

Pune:  India outplayed world champions England by 66 runs in the opening ODI here on Tuesday to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Chasing a steep 317-run target for victory, England folded for 251 in 42.1 overs despite making a dazzling start. Rookie pacer Prasidh Krishna turned it around remarkably after being taken to the cleaners early on ... Read More »

Kunal Shivdasani Producer- Director Virtual Reality Films shoots with the Legendary Sachin Tendulkar for a Livpure Commercial

Kunal Shivdasani, Founder of Virtual Reality Films, Producer and Director, recently shot with the God of Cricket, the Master Blaster, Sachin Tendulkar, for the Brand Livpure. The AD was shot at Mehboob studios amidst a slew of Covid protocols and norms. Kunal has shot several ads with Sachin over the years for various brands like Pepsi, Gatorade, Reynolds etc. Kunal ... Read More »

India vs England: Ishan Kishan Gets Praise From Former Cricketers After Smashing Half-Century On T20I Debut

Ishan Kishan had a dream debut as he became only the second Indian batsman to score a half-century on his Twenty20 International debut. Kishan smashed 56 runs off just 32 balls in the second T20I of the five-match series on Sunday. Former India batsman Virender Sehwag took to Twitter to praise the young wicketkeeper-batsman who plays domestic cricket for Jharkhand and found ... Read More »

Zinc Football outshines FC Goa in Under-18 friendly encounter

Udaipur :  Zinc Football Academy team defeated FC Goa 3-0 in a friendly match between the Under-18 teams held on Friday at Don Bosco College Ground, Fatorda. Both the teams were on their toes for most part of the first half with both the teams creating ample of chances. However, Zinc Football Academy team sneaked one in midway through the first half ... Read More »

Rain forces early stumps with India at 4-0 while chasing 328 to win

Brisbane : Chasing 328 to win, India were four for no loss in their second innings when rain forced an early stumps on day four of the fourth Test against Australia here on Monday. India had dismissed Australia for 294 in their second innings to set themselves a target of 328 but the last session couldn’t be completed as rain played ... Read More »

Kiren Rijiju inaugurates Khelo India State Centre of Excellence at Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune

Union Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports Kiren Rijiju launched the Khelo India State Centre of Excellence (KISCE) at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex at Mhalunge-Balewadi in Pune on Monday. This is the 9th KISCE formally inaugurated by the Union Minister so far and the Maharashtra-based sports complex will focus on three Priority Olympic disciplines – Shooting, Athletics and Cycling. ... Read More »

Nikolai Snesarev appointed as middle- and long-distance coach of Indian athletics team

Government has approved the appointment of Belarussian coach Nikolai Snesarev as the middle- and long-distance coach of the Indian athletics team. The 72-year-old has been appointed till the end of September, a period which will coincide with the Tokyo Olympics scheduled to take place in July-August. He will be coaching 3000m steeplechaser Avinash Sable, who has already qualified for the ... Read More »

Celebrated Bengaluru biker dies after crashing into camel in Jaisalmer

A famous biker from Bengaluru, King Richard Srinivasan, died after his motorcycle crashed into a camel in Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan, police said on Friday. The incident took place on Wednesday night in Fatehgarh sub-division when the biker along with his three friends was going to Jaisalmer, they said. A camel suddenly came in front of Richard’s motorcycle. He sustained ... Read More »

History, Training and Modern Tech: How Cricket’s Love Affair Endures

Cricket is, without question, the most popular sport in India. From the grassroots to the elite level and everything else in between, cricket captures the nation’s attention. Official statistics from the International Cricket Council (ICC) prove that. Viewing figures for the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup were better than they’ve ever been, with the average cumulative audience being 1.6 ... Read More »

“Initiatives Like Zinc Football Will Uplift Rajasthan And Indian Football”, Says Sports Minister Ashok Chandna On His Visit To Zinc Football

Udaipur : Mr Ashok Chandna, MoS – Sports & Youth Affairs, Government of Rajasthan visited the Zinc Football Academy in Zawar, Udaipur on Sunday. The Minister engaged in an interactive session with the young footballers of Zinc Football and was delighted to see the world-class infrastructure in Zawar, further sharing that initiatives like this would lead Rajasthan and Indian Football to greater ... Read More »

Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju urges Indians to make fitness a priority; requests people to share fitness videos to promote a fit & healthy nation

To strengthen the clarion call made by the Prime Minister ShriNarendra Modi to make India a fitter nation, Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports  Kiren Rijiju on December 22nd shared his fitness video and urged all Indians to join the initiative by posting their fitness videos. https://twitter.com/i/status/1341184686559674370 “Millions of Indians have joined the vision of our PM @NarendraModi Ji ... Read More »

Kiren Rijiju virtually inaugurates 8 Khelo India State Centres of Excellence

Union Minister of Sports & Youth Affairs Kiren Rijiju virtually inaugurated 8 Khelo India State Centres of Excellence (KISCEs) across India in the presence of distinguished State Sports Ministers on Tuesday. The 8 States include: Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Kerala, Telangana, Nagaland, Karnataka and Odisha. Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa was part of the virtual launch besides Arunachal Pradesh ... Read More »

Fit India Cyclothon getting huge response, around 13 Lakh people participated in the first week of its launch

The Second edition of Fit India Cyclothon is getting huge response all over the country.Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju recently launched this event via social media. This mega cycling event started on 7th December 2020 and participants from across the country are participating in this. Till 15 December, 12,69,695 people participated in the Fit India Cyclothon and completed 57,51,874 kilometers ... Read More »

In major thrust to indigenous games, Sports Ministry includes Gatka, Kalaripayattu, Thang-Ta and Mallakhamba in Khelo India Youth Games 2021

The Sports Ministry has approved the inclusion of four Indigenous Games to be a part of Khelo India Youth Games 2021, scheduled to take place in Haryana. The games include: Gatka, Kalaripayattu, Thang-Ta and Mallakhamba. Speaking about the decision, Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju said, “India has a rich heritage of indigenous sports, and it is  ... Read More »

Pink Test: Australia restrict India to 233/6 after Kohli run-out

Adelaide: Virat Kohli’s enduring love affair with Adelaide Oval resulted in a classy 74 but his untimely run-out triggered a batting collapse as India ended the opening day at 233 for 6 against Australia in the first Day/Night Test here on Thursday. Kohli, who looked in complete command, was run out when his deputy Ajinkya Rahane backed out after calling ... Read More »

World Health Organisation applauds India for Fitness Ka Dose Aadha Ghanta Roz campaign; celebrities from all walks support the movement

The clarion call made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to all Indians of Fitness Ka Dose Aadha Ghanta Roz has received praise from the World Health Organisation. In a tweet, WHO said, “WHO applauds India’s initiative on promoting physical activity through its campaign Fitness Ka Dose Aadha Ghanta Roz.” The campaign launched as part of the nation-wide Fit India Movement ... Read More »

Union Sports Minister Shri Kiren Rijiju meets members of U-17 Women’s Football Team, motivates them to look forward even after cancellation of 2020 World Cup

Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju interacted with members of the Indian Women’s U-17 Football team and motivated and encouraged them to keep their morale high in the aftermath of the Women’s U-17 World Cup being cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Rijiju was joined in the virtual webinar by members of the Indian U-17 Football team from various ... Read More »

Sports Ministry sanctions budget of Rs 67.32 crore as financial support to six Khelo India State Centres of Excellence for a period of four years

The Sports Ministry has approved six centres as the Khelo India Centre of Excellence (KISCE) and they will now be upgraded at a consolidated budget estimate of Rs 67.32 crore for FY 2020-21 and subsequent four years in an effort to identify and groom Olympic level talent. The centers identified in each state and the financial support extended includes: Assam ... Read More »

Kiren Rijiju inaugurates revamped Sports Coaching Diploma course in NSNIS Patiala, says government wants to create better job facilities for sportspersons

Union Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports Kiren Rijiju formally inaugurated the redesigned diploma course in Sports Coaching at the Netaji Subhash National Institute of Sports (NSNIS) Patiala on Friday. The virtual session took place in the presence of Sandip Pradhan, Director-General, Sports Authority of India, Pushpendra Garg, High Performance Director, SAI, Col R Bishnoi, Senior Executive Director (Academics), SAI ... Read More »

Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and actor Vidyut Jammwal to flag off 200-km long ‘Fit India Walkthon’ with ITBP

Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, along with actor Vidyut Jammwal will flag off a 200-km long ‘Fit India Walkathon’ on October 31 at Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. The event is being organised by Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and will go on for 3 days (31st October – 2nd November) in which jawans and personnel of various central armed police forces (CAPFs) will participate ... Read More »

Sports is a powerful medium to bring communities together: Shri Kiren Rijiju

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju was the chief guest at the inaugural session of the two-day international webinar titled “Physical Education and Sport: The power to unite communities” organised jointly by the National Sports University, Manipur and Sports Authority of India’s Laxmibai National College of Physical Education (LNCPE) in Trivandrum. RC Mishra (IAS Retd.) Vice-Chancellor of the National Sports University and ... Read More »

Indian men’s wrestlers express happiness with their progress at the training camp, hope for early resumption of competitions

The Indian Men’s Wrestling camp for Freestyle and Greco-Roman is currently in progress at the SAI NCOE, Sonepat. The camp had commenced on September 1 and the wrestlers had to complete a 14 day quarantine before starting their training. Wrestling is one of the most successful sports in India’s Olympic history having contributed five medals to India’s Olympic medal haul. ... Read More »

Sports facilities in Seven more States and two Union Territories selected for upgradationto Khelo India State Centre of Excellence

The Sports Ministry has upgraded centres from a total of nine States and Union Territories to the Khelo India State Centre of Excellence (KISCE) under the Khelo India scheme. The States and UTs include Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Chandigarh, Goa, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Puducherry, Tripura and Jammu & Kashmir. Speaking about the decision, Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports . ... Read More »

Skydive Landing by IAF at Khardungla Pass, Leh

Withan aimto instil the qualities of camaraderie,team spirit,physical and mental courage,the IAF has always been promoting adventure activities for its personnel.The IAF has always made sustained efforts towards capacity building and promotion of adventure activities at grass root level there by encouraging the environment and to motivate young Air Warriors to undertake adventure activities. Indian Air Force celebrated its 88th Anniversary ... Read More »

2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar First Look

The world’s national soccer teams who are members of the FIFA association will compete in the 22nd installment of the FIFA world cup. The Arab country of Qatar will host the event in 2022 as the first Muslim-predominant country to ever hold a world cup. Notably, it will be the last ever world cup that has thirty-two teams – the ... Read More »

Foundation Stone of World Class ‘Centre for Disability Sports’ at Gwalior Laid Today

The foundation stone of ‘Centre for Disability Sports at Gwalior,Madhya Pradesh’ was laid at a function organized by DEPwD, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment through video conferencing today. Shri Narendra SinghTomar,Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Food Processing Industries, Government of India, Shri Vivek Narayan Shejwalkar, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), Gwalior, Bharat ... Read More »

2932 athletes under Khelo India scheme and 10248 athletes under SAI schemes have been selected for further training: Sports Minister

‘Sports’ being a State subject, the responsibility of promotion of sports, including identification of young talent and its nurturing, rests with State Governments. Government of India supplements the efforts of State Governments and National Sports Federations (NSFs) under its various schemes such as Khelo India, Assistance to National Sports Federations and by providing training facilities in Sports Authority of India ... Read More »

94 athletes included in the Target Olympic Podium Scheme of Ministry of YAS: Sh. KirenRijiju

Preparation for Olympic Games is an ongoing process. Participation in Olympics is through qualification and India sent its largest contingent ever for participation in Olympics in 2016. In order to improve India’s performance at Olympics and Paralympics, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports started the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) in September 2014. This was revamped in April 2018 ... Read More »