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The remarks were part of a statement delivered by Vikas Swarup, secretary (West) in the external affairs ministry, who participated in the meeting on behalf of external affairs minister S Jaishankar. (Photo@MEAIndia)

India, Pakistan in war of words over Kashmir, terror at Commonwealth meet

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2020 07:32 PM IST
Both India and Pakistan didn’t name each other in their respective statements though it was clear who they were referring to.
Neeraj Chopra of India competes during the mens javelin qualification during day seven of the 16th IAAF World Athletics Championships London 2017.(Getty Images)
Neeraj Chopra of India competes during the mens javelin qualification during day seven of the 16th IAAF World Athletics Championships London 2017.(Getty Images)

Tokyo 2020 delay a blessing in disguise for India’s Neeraj Chopra

MUMBAI | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2020 02:59 PM IST
The Commonwealth and Asian Games champion, seen as one of India’s best medal prospects at the Games, spent the whole of 2019 recovering from an elbow operation on his throwing arm.
CGF chief Louise Martin.(Getty)
CGF chief Louise Martin.(Getty)

No proposal to host Commonwealth Shooting C’ships in India during 2022 CWG: CGF

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2019 05:38 PM IST
The CGF said there was no formal proposal made to the ISSF to conduct a Commonwealth Shooting Championships when its chief Louise Martin and CEO David Grevemberg met the top brass of the world body on Friday in Munich.
Vijender Singh’s right hand was just too precise and powerful to handle for Adamu, who looked intimidated, kept a shell guard, and was thrown off-balance more than once.(HT Photo)
Vijender Singh’s right hand was just too precise and powerful to handle for Adamu, who looked intimidated, kept a shell guard, and was thrown off-balance more than once.(HT Photo)

Vijender Singh beats former Commonwealth champion to claim 12th successive professional win

Dubai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2019 08:59 AM IST
The 34-year-old former Olympic bronze-medallist, who holds the WBO Asia Pacific and Oriental super middleweight belts, prevailed in a unanimous verdict in an eight-round contest against the 42-year-old Adamu.
File image of India boxer Vijender Singh.(ANI Photo)
File image of India boxer Vijender Singh.(ANI Photo)

Content with one fight every 5-6 months: Vijender Singh

Dubai | By PTI
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2019 05:14 PM IST
The 34-year-old, who is undefeated so far, will square off against Ghana’s two-time former Commonwealth super middle-weight (76kg) champion Charles Adamu in Dubai on Friday.
Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra.(PTI)
Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra.(PTI)

IOA satisfied with CGF meeting but CWG 2022 pullout threat stands

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ajai Masand
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 10:34 PM IST
IOA President Narinder Batra said a decision on the boycott proposal made in July will be taken by the IOA Executive Committee and the General Assembly, which is expected to meet next month.
Save the use of “kerfuffle” for a trivial row, or an unjustified or exaggerated ruckus.(HT Illustration: Mohit Suneja)
Save the use of “kerfuffle” for a trivial row, or an unjustified or exaggerated ruckus.(HT Illustration: Mohit Suneja)

Word of the week by Shashi Tharoor: This week’s word, Kerfuffle

Hindustan Times | By Shashi Tharoor
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 06:33 PM IST
It’s a fuss of a different nature — one that should not be taken seriously
Representational image.(File)
Representational image.(File)

Shooting’s exclusion from CWG 2022 will have no effect on Olympic preparations

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saurabh Duggal
PUBLISHED ON AUG 02, 2019 09:42 PM IST
When it comes to the Olympics, the same shooters fail to reach the podium; the conversion rate of turning a CWG medal into an Olympic one is negligible.
Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President, Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President, Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

IOA pulls out of CGF General Assembly to protest dropping of shooting from 2022 CWG

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2019 08:47 PM IST
The IOA also withdrew the nomination of its Secretary General Rajeev Mehta for the election of a regional vice-president.
Maldives withdrew from the Commonwealth at the height of political turmoil in Male in 2016. The new President Ibrahim Mohammad Solih applied to rejoin the group in December 2018.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Maldives withdrew from the Commonwealth at the height of political turmoil in Male in 2016. The new President Ibrahim Mohammad Solih applied to rejoin the group in December 2018.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Maldives Commonwealth report flags vote buying

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2019 12:39 AM IST
The eight-member Commonwealth observer group was led by former Jamaica prime minister Bruce Golding and included India’s Nitin Pai, director of the Takshashila Foundation.
Pardeep Singh wins a gold medal in 109 Kg weightlifting.(AFP)
Pardeep Singh wins a gold medal in 109 Kg weightlifting.(AFP)

Pardeep Singh wins gold in Commonwealth C’ship

Apia (Samoa) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2019 05:02 PM IST
Pardeep smashed the record in the clean and jerk event by lifting 202 kgs to bag the gold medal.
Indian weightlifter Ajay Singh(Reuters)
Indian weightlifter Ajay Singh(Reuters)

Lifter Ajay Singh creates new Commonwealth record

Apia (Samoa) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2019 01:06 PM IST
he 22-year-old, who is competing in the 81kg category, also smashed the national record in the clean and jerk event by lifting more than double his body weight (190kg) to score vital points at the Olympic qualifying event.

Tribal student from Bhubaneshwar selected for Commonwealth Pre Cadet Indian Judo Team

Asian News International | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2019 02:19 PM IST
Kandan Murmu who has been teaching Majhi Judo for the past six years said that since there are two more months before the games it will be utilized to train more for the Commonwealth.
External affairs minister S Jaishankar has called for fast-tracking the process of re-admitting Maldives into the Commonwealth, which the Indian Ocean country left in 2016 at the height of political turmoil in Male.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
External affairs minister S Jaishankar has called for fast-tracking the process of re-admitting Maldives into the Commonwealth, which the Indian Ocean country left in 2016 at the height of political turmoil in Male.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Re-admit Maldives, Jaishankar tells Commonwealth

London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2019 01:49 PM IST
The situation in Maldives changed in September 2018 when the opposition candidate, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, won the presidential election, defeating the then president, Abdulla Yameen.
File image of Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu.(Getty Images)
File image of Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu.(Getty Images)

Mirabai Chanu wins gold at Commonwealth Senior Weightlifting Championship

Apia (Samoa) | By PTI
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2019 03:22 PM IST
Mirabai last took part at the Asian Championship in Ningbo, China in April where she lifted 199kg (86kg+113kg) to miss out on a medal by a whisker.
Representative image(Getty Images)
Representative image(Getty Images)

Top lifters in dope net, Commonwealth event preparations in jeopardy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2019 08:32 AM IST
The lifters have been asked to leave the national camp in Patiala and barred from the May 21 Commonwealth Championships selection trials.
Harinder Sidhu Australian High commissioner paid homage to those who lost their lives in service to their country, during an Anzac Day ceremony in Kolkata’s Bhawanipore Commonwealth War graves(HT File photo)
Harinder Sidhu Australian High commissioner paid homage to those who lost their lives in service to their country, during an Anzac Day ceremony in Kolkata’s Bhawanipore Commonwealth War graves(HT File photo)

Anzac day observed in Kolkata; martyrs remembered

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2019 04:53 PM IST
ANZAC Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations.
Kapil Dev and Sachin Tendulkar during their playing days.(Getty Images)
Kapil Dev and Sachin Tendulkar during their playing days.(Getty Images)

Why not knighthood for Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar, asks Pak-origin UK MP

London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2019 09:38 AM IST
When cricket legends such as Don Bradman (Australia) and Richard Hadlee (New Zealand) can be conferred knighthood, why not honour other legends in the Commonwealth such as Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar, Imran Khan and Wasim Akram?
Many of this generation stayed on in Britain over the decades but did not obtain necessary documents to regularise their stay, resulting in some being deported, others facing problems in employment and other areas due to lack of paperwork.(AFP/Picture for representation)
Many of this generation stayed on in Britain over the decades but did not obtain necessary documents to regularise their stay, resulting in some being deported, others facing problems in employment and other areas due to lack of paperwork.(AFP/Picture for representation)

Extend Windrush row review to India, says UK panel

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2019 04:18 PM IST
The ‘Windrush generation’ refers to workers from Commonwealth countries who came to Britain after WW-II. They are named after MV Empire Windrush ship that brought many people from Caribbean countries to Britain, but also included workers from India and other Commonwealth countries.
Manu Bhaker of India shows her Gold medal after competing in 10m Air Rifle Women during Day 3 of Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games at Tecnopolis Park on October 9, 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.(Getty Images)
Manu Bhaker of India shows her Gold medal after competing in 10m Air Rifle Women during Day 3 of Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games at Tecnopolis Park on October 9, 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.(Getty Images)

Boards 2019: Manu Bhaker working harder for Class 12 boards and World Cup

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2019 11:57 AM IST
The 17-year-old Bhaker, owner of multiple ISSF World Cup, Commonwealth and Youth Olympic gold medals, has her eyes trained at a quota for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
File image of Manika Batra.(AFP)
File image of Manika Batra.(AFP)

Want to be in top 30 to qualify for Olympics: Manika Batra

New Delhi | By ANI
PUBLISHED ON DEC 24, 2018 03:58 PM IST
In an interview to ANI, the Commonwealth gold medallist said: “Everyone dreams about Olympic gold, so do I. But I will move step by step.
Indian batsmen Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni celebrate after the former completed his complete 10,000 ODI runs.(PTI)
Indian batsmen Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni celebrate after the former completed his complete 10,000 ODI runs.(PTI)

Virat Kohli likely to surpass MS Dhoni as India’s highest earning sportsman

New Delhi | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2018 03:54 PM IST
Watches, cars, sports shoes, motorbikes, clothes, ride services, tires, snacks, health foods, headphones -- even toothbrushes -- they have all had the Virat Kohli marketing treatment.
Australia are the T20 champions after beating England in the final.(Twitter (@ICC))
Australia are the T20 champions after beating England in the final.(Twitter (@ICC))

ICC bids for women’s T20 in 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games

Dubai | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2018 01:15 PM IST
Cricket has not featured in the quadrennial Games since its maiden appearance in 1998 when the South African men’s team won the gold medal in Kuala Lumpur.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the Kundli-Manesar section of the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal western peripheral expressway.(ANI/Twitter)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the Kundli-Manesar section of the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal western peripheral expressway.(ANI/Twitter)

‘Commonwealth games, KMP expressway met same fate’: PM takes dig at Congress

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2018 07:15 PM IST
PM Modi also inaugurated the 3.2 km-long Ballabhgarh-Mujesar Metro rail link, which would facilitate travel for people of Delhi and Faridabad, and laid the foundation stone of the Shri Vishwakarma Skill University, which will come up at Dudhola in Palwal district.
Sathish Kumar during the practice session of National level boxing championship in Pune on Tuesday.(SHANKAR NARAYAN/ HT PHOTO)
Sathish Kumar during the practice session of National level boxing championship in Pune on Tuesday.(SHANKAR NARAYAN/ HT PHOTO)

Gold is gold, silver is silver - second-best will not do for this champ, says Satish Kumar, super heavy-weight

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Pranav Shahaney
PUBLISHED ON OCT 31, 2018 04:44 PM IST
He feel that the boxers do not get the level of support they should be getting.
Television grab of Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli receiving Khel Ratna Award from President of India Ram Nath Kovind.(Twitter)
Television grab of Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli receiving Khel Ratna Award from President of India Ram Nath Kovind.(Twitter)

Virat Kohli, lifter Mirabai Chanu bask in Khel Ratna glory

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2018 07:52 PM IST
Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, who won gold medals in the Commonwealth and Asian Games this year, and junior world champion sprinter Hima Das were among the 20 sportspersons who received the Arjuna Awards from President Ram Nath Kovind.
Gold medallist Neeraj Chopra celebrates during the victory ceremony for the men's javelin throw event during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta.(AFP)
Gold medallist Neeraj Chopra celebrates during the victory ceremony for the men's javelin throw event during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta.(AFP)

Exclusive: Neeraj Chopra sees Asian Games gold medal as a stepping stone towards Olympic dream

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sayan Ghosh
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2018 07:21 PM IST
Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian after the legendary Milkha Singh to win the Commonwealth and Asian Games gold medals in the same year.
File photo of Indian professionals protesting against visa rules, outside the UK Parliament in London.(PTI)
File photo of Indian professionals protesting against visa rules, outside the UK Parliament in London.(PTI)

Windrush row: UK confirms stay of 102 pre-1973 Indians

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar, London
PUBLISHED ON AUG 22, 2018 12:14 AM IST
The Windrush controversy — named after the ship MV Empire Windrush which brought workers from Caribbean countries after World War II — embarrassed the Theresa May government during the summit of Commonwealth heads of government in London in April.
Punjab assembly Speaker Rana KP Singh.
Punjab assembly Speaker Rana KP Singh.

Punjab assembly Speaker to write to Centre on denial of Canada entry to two AAP MLAs

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2018 10:00 PM IST
“Both Canada and India are Commonwealth countries and have close association. Therefore, such incidents are a setback to efforts to strengthen the ties between the two countries.”
Vijender Singh may have his next Commonwealth super middleweight title fight in September.(Getty Images)
Vijender Singh may have his next Commonwealth super middleweight title fight in September.(Getty Images)

Vijender Singh hints at September fight, opponent yet to be decided

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2018 05:25 PM IST
Vijender Singh, who is now fourth in the latest WBO rankings for the super middleweight category, was to fight for the Commonwealth title on July 13 against Lee Makhram but the fight was cancelled after the British boxer pulled out citing injury.
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