SPORTS

Prez, PM congratulate Viswanathan Anand for winning World Chess title

AMN President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have congratulated Viswanathan Anand for winning the world rapid chess championship title. In his tweet, President Kovind said such determined pursuit of excellence across decades makes Anand an inspiration for all others.Mr. Kovind said that India is proud of him. In his tweet, Mr Modi … Continue reading Prez, PM congratulate Viswanathan Anand for winning World Chess title

Jitu Rai wins Men’s 50m pistol national title

In Shooting, ace Indian marksman Jitu Rai won the Men’s 50-metre pistol national title, setting a new record score of 233 at the 61st National Shooting Championships in Thiruvananthapuram. Rai got the better of Navy man Omkar Singh who shot 222.4 in the finals. Jitu’s army teammate Jai Singh secured bronze with an effort of … Continue reading Jitu Rai wins Men’s 50m pistol national title

Novak Djokovic withdraws from Qatar Open

Former world number one Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from next week’s Qatar Open tennis tournament. He now faces a race to be fit for the first grand slam of the year, the Australian Open. The 30-year-old Serb had been scheduled to start the new season at an exhibition match in Abu Dhabi yesterday when an … Continue reading Novak Djokovic withdraws from Qatar Open

Fourth ashes test ends in a draw

Australia captain Steve Smith frustrated England with his third century of the series to guide the hosts to safety as the fourth Ashes test at Melborne ended in a draw today. Smith finished 102 not out and Mitchell Marsh on 29, with Australia on 263 for four and holding a 99-run lead before the captains … Continue reading Fourth ashes test ends in a draw

Commonwealth Games 2018: Sakshi Malik named in Indian women’s wrestling team

Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik was today named in the Indian women’s wrestling team for next year’s Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, after a selection trail held in Lucknow. Apart from Sakshi, who is in the 62kg category, other women grapplers who booked their berths for the 2018 Commonwealth Games are: Vinesh Phogat (50kg), … Continue reading Commonwealth Games 2018: Sakshi Malik named in Indian women’s wrestling team

Malhotra asks IOA to eliminate scourge of doping from sports

HARPAL SINGH BEDI / NEW DELHI All India Council of Sports, on Wednesday felicitated newly elected president of Indian Olympic Association Narender Batra and his team at a function held in Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi. In his felicitation speech AICS president Prof Vijay Kumar Malhotra exuded confidence that the newly elected IOA office bearers … Continue reading Malhotra asks IOA to eliminate scourge of doping from sports

Veteran sports administrator Ashok Mattoo passes away

HARPAL SINGH BEDI / New Delhi Highly respected sports administrator Ashok Kumar Mattoo, passed away on Wednesday after prolonged illness. Mattoo, 75 and is survived by his wife and two daughters. He was president of now-defunct Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF), for 16 years in two stints. First from 1980 to 1989. He returned as … Continue reading Veteran sports administrator Ashok Mattoo passes away

Anisa Sayyed creates new Women’s 25M Pistol National Record

HARPAL SINGH BEDI / New Delhi Experienced Pistol shooter from Haryana, Anisa Sayyed, won the Women’s 25M Pistol event at the ongoing 61st National Shooting Championship Competitions (61st NSCC), being held at the National Games Shooting Range in Trivandrum, Kerala. She shot a new finals national record score of 33 to prevail over the Maharashtra … Continue reading Anisa Sayyed creates new Women’s 25M Pistol National Record

ICC T20 Rankings: Team India rises to 2nd place, Kohli slips to 3rd

\ Aussie opener Aaron Finch has emerged as the top-ranked batsman in the Twenty20 format dethroning Indian skipper Virat Kohli as per the latest ICC rankings released on Monday. On the bowlers list, Jasprit Bumrah has been pushed to third position. In the team rankings, a 3-nil T20 whitewash of Sri Lanka helped India to … Continue reading ICC T20 Rankings: Team India rises to 2nd place, Kohli slips to 3rd

India finish as runners-up in SAFF U-15 Women’s Championships

India finished as runners-up in the SAFF Under-15 Women’s Championships. India lost to Bangladesh 0-1 in the final at Dhaka yesterday. In a closely contested game, Shamsun Nahar’s strike in the 41st minute helped Bangladesh to bag the title. India defeated Bhutan and Nepal in the first two games at group stage. India, Bangladesh, Nepal … Continue reading India finish as runners-up in SAFF U-15 Women’s Championships

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ELECTIONS

Stage set for 2nd phase of Lok Sabha polls

  Correspondents / WEB DESK The election commission has completed all arrangements for the second phase ...

EC appoints special observer for West Bengal

AMN The Election Commission has appointed senior IAS officer Ajay V Nayak as a special observer for West Be ...

Tamil Nadu: 38 Lok Sabha, 18 Assembly constituencies go to polls in 2nd phase

  AMN / CHENNAI Thirty-eight, 38 Lok Sabha and 18 Assembly constituencies go to the polls on Thursd ...

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SPORTS

IPL: Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Chennai Super Kings

  In IPL Cricket, Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Chennai Super Kings by six wickets in Hyderabad last night. C ...

Cricket: Karunaratne to lead Sri Lanka in World Cup

  ICC NEWS   Opener Dimuth Karunaratne has been selected Sri Lanka's ODI captain and he ...

IPL: Sunrisers Hyderabad to host Chennai Super Kings today

    In IPL Cricket, Sunrisers Hyderabad will host Chennai Super Kings this evening. The ma ...

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MARQUEE

116-year-old Japanese woman is oldest person in world

  AMN A 116-year-old Japanese woman has been honoured as the world's oldest living person by Guinness ...

Centre approves Metro Rail Project for City of Taj Mahal, Agra

6 Elevated and 7 Underground Stations along 14 KmTaj East Gate corridor 14 Stations all elevated along 15.40 ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

Priyanka Chopra is among world powerful women

AGENCIES   Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas has joined international celebrities including Opr ...

Documentary on Menstruation stigma ‘Period’ wins Oscar

  WEB DESK A Netflix documentary Period. End of sentence, on the menstruation taboo in rural India has ...

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