SPORTS

Covid-19 outbreak: Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021

AMN Japan’s Prime Minister and the head of the International Olympic Committee Shinzo Abe today agreed to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Games by a year in an extraordinary move, unprecedented in peacetime, as the world battles the coronavirus pandemic. The move would be a devastating blow for the city of Tokyo, which had won widespread … Continue reading Covid-19 outbreak: Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021

Olympics will be postponed due to coronavirus outbreak: IOC member

According to USA Today, veteran International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound said that the 2020 Tokyo Games will be postponed, likely until 2021.

Sports administrator BVP Rao resigns from Governing Body of SAI

Harpal Singh Bedi / New Delhi Protesting the decision to merge the Special Area Games Scheme ( SAG) with SAI Training Centers ( STC) veteran sports administrator BVP Rao on Friday resigned from the governing body of Sports Authority of India (SAI). Claiming that this merger decision will be detrimental for the indigenous games in … Continue reading Sports administrator BVP Rao resigns from Governing Body of SAI

Indian Women’s Hockey Team plays fearlessly now,” says Navneet Kaur

HSB / AMN / Bengaluru The Indian Women’s Hockey Team’s upswing in recent performance is thanks to a ‘change in attitude’ believes striker Navneet Kaur who played a vital role in team’s tour to New Zealand earlier this year. “Earlier, we feared playing against top teams like Great Britain, New Zealand and Australia. We lacked … Continue reading Indian Women’s Hockey Team plays fearlessly now,” says Navneet Kaur

AIFF condoles Pradip Kumar Banerjee’s death

HSB / New Delhi All India Football Federation (AIFF) has condoled the death of former India Captain, Coach and Technical Director Pradip Kumar Banerjee. Banerjee breathed his last at a private hospital in Kolkata after a prolonged illness . He was 83. He represented India in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics and played a pivotal role … Continue reading AIFF condoles Pradip Kumar Banerjee’s death

Indian football Legend P K Banerjee passes away

Legendary Indian footballer P K Banerjee died today in Kolkata after battling prolonged illness. He was 83. The 1962 Asian Games gold-medallist was conferred with Arjun award and Padmshree. Born on 23rd June 1936 in Moynaguri on the outskirts of Jalpaiguri in West Bengal, Banerjee’s family relocated to his uncle’s place in Jamshedpur before partition. … Continue reading Indian football Legend P K Banerjee passes away

Olympic flame reaches Japan

The Olympic flame arrived in Japan to a scaled-down welcoming ceremony today. The flame, enclosed in a special lantern, landed on a charter flight at Matsushima airbase. Amidst speculation that the COVID 19 pandemic would lead to postponement of games, the chairman of the International Olympics Committee, Thomas Bach said different scenarios were under consideration … Continue reading Olympic flame reaches Japan

Coronavirus: Athletics Federation of India cancels Indian GP Grand Prix

AMN The Athletics Federation of India cancelled the Indian Grand Prix hours before it was to begin today in view of the COVID 19 outbreak. The event was scheduled to be held at National Institute of Sports, Patiala. Next month’s Federation Cup National Senior Championships scheduled from April 10th to 13th, a qualifying event for … Continue reading Coronavirus: Athletics Federation of India cancels Indian GP Grand Prix

Govt advises all Federations to refrain from conducting tournaments, trials till April 15

AMN The Union Sports Ministry today advised all National Federations to refrain from conducting tournaments and selection trials till April 15. It also asked them to ensure that Olympic-bound athletes are isolated from anyone who is not a part of their training camp. The directive has been necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic which has wreaked … Continue reading Govt advises all Federations to refrain from conducting tournaments, trials till April 15

Olympic selection trials: Saurabh Chaudhary, Aishwary Pratap top air pistol

AMN Saurabh Chaudhary and Aishwary Pratap topped the 10 meters air pistol and 50 meters rifle 3 positions events in the Olympic team selection trials qualification in New Delhi today. Chaudhary, who has booked an Olympic quota place, shot a total of 588 to finish ahead of another Tokyo Games quota place holder Abhishek Varma … Continue reading Olympic selection trials: Saurabh Chaudhary, Aishwary Pratap top air pistol

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SPORTS

Covid-19 outbreak: Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021

AMN Japan's Prime Minister and the head of the International Olympic Committee Shinzo Abe today agreed to ...

Olympics will be postponed due to coronavirus outbreak: IOC member

According to USA Today, veteran International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound said that the 2020 Tokyo Gam ...

Sports administrator BVP Rao resigns from Governing Body of SAI

Harpal Singh Bedi / New Delhi Protesting the decision to merge the Special Area Games Scheme ( SAG) with ...

ART & CULTURE

President Kovind confers 61st annual Lalit Kala Akademi awards

AMN President Ram Nath Kovind Wednesday conferred 61st annual Lalit Kala Akademi's awards on 15 artistes a ...

V P asks people to conserve linguistic heritage of India

"Studies by the experts suggest that teaching in mother tongue at the initial stages of education gives impetu ...

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MARQUEE

India, Maldives sign MoUs for establishing Tourism zone 

AMN India and Maldives today signed five MoUs for establishing the Addu Tourism zone in five islands of Add ...

IRCTC to operate Golden Chariot luxury train from March 2020

AMN The Indian Railway Catering And Tourism Corporation, IRCTC, will operate and manage luxury train, Golden ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

Filmi Tidbits: Sooryavanshi to be postponed amid Coronavirus

Entertainment Desk Akshay Kumar's Sooryavanshi, directed by Rohit Shetty is set for March 24 release for no ...

Irfan Khan to take health break after Angrezi Medium

Ailing actor Irfan Khan is unlikely to sign any new film in the near future as want health break. Angrezi Medi ...

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CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

COVID-19: US death toll higher than China

US death toll - 3,415 - now larger than China The United States has become the Epicenter of Coronavirus ...

No shortage of medicines in country to combat COVID-19 outbreak: Govt

Staff Reporter / New Delhi Government of India today said that there was no shortage of medicines in the co ...