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File photo of Indian shooters take part in a practice session at Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range, in New Delhi.(HT Photo)

Sports Minister Rijiju inaugurates 162-bed hostel at Karni Singh range

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 06:30 PM IST
The 162-bed hostel has an air conditioned dining area. The entire facility has been created at a cost of Rs 12.26 crore, stated a press release from the Sports Authority of India (SAI).
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The new low-floor CNG buses would be equipped with facilities such as real-time passenger information system, CCTV cameras, panic buttons, GPS and other features besides being differently abled friendly.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
The new low-floor CNG buses would be equipped with facilities such as real-time passenger information system, CCTV cameras, panic buttons, GPS and other features besides being differently abled friendly.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

DTC board approves funds to procure and maintain 1,000 low-floor AC buses

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 02:37 AM IST
The buses are likely to start arriving over the next six months, senior transport officials said. The proposal was tabled and approved in the board meeting of the DTC, chaired by Gahlot, on Wednesday.
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Indian shooter Manu Bhaker(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Indian shooter Manu Bhaker(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Manu Bhaker to practice in Bhopal ahead of selection trials at KSSR

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 06:30 PM IST
The 18-year-old pistol ace, a Commonwealth Games and Youth Olympics gold medallist, will train in Bhopal from January 4-10, before reporting for her selection trials in New Delhi on January 11.
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The International Cricket Council (ICC) logo at the ICC headquarters in Dubai, October 31, 2010. REUTERS/Nikhil Monteiro/FIle Photo(REUTERS)
The International Cricket Council (ICC) logo at the ICC headquarters in Dubai, October 31, 2010. REUTERS/Nikhil Monteiro/FIle Photo(REUTERS)

ICC, CGF unveil qualifying process for women’s cricket event in 2022 CWG

By Press Trust of India | Dubai
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 03:14 PM IST
Women’s cricket will be a part of the Commonwealth Games for the first time ever when the 2022 edition gets underway in Birmingham from July 28 to August 8.
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Nikhat Zareen is preparing for the next Commonwealth and Asian Games
Nikhat Zareen is preparing for the next Commonwealth and Asian Games

I have no rivalry with Mary Kom: Nikhat Zareen

By Nishad Neelambaran | HT Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 01:53 PM IST
The 24-year-old boxer refuses any such rumours and clears the air by stating that she respects the senior boxer and wishes that she wins a gold medal at the forthcoming Tokyo Olympics
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In India, between 25% to 40% of city-dwellers are estimated to live in what are euphemistically called informal settlements. However, a slum need not remain a slum forever(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
In India, between 25% to 40% of city-dwellers are estimated to live in what are euphemistically called informal settlements. However, a slum need not remain a slum forever(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

In Indian cities, the quest for dignity

By Renana Jhabvala
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 06:25 AM IST
Many cities still subscribe to an unhelpful policy which enjoins that the people living in “unauthorised” colonies are not eligible to get water and sanitation from the city, although they are “authorised” citizens, holding ration cards, working in the city and contributing to its economy.
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B Sai Praneeth, one of the players who wanted to play the tournaments but not the cups, was informed that he cannot pick and choose(Getty Images)
B Sai Praneeth, one of the players who wanted to play the tournaments but not the cups, was informed that he cannot pick and choose(Getty Images)

BAI bar on players skipping India duty

By Avishek Roy | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 10:15 AM IST
Players skipping team competitions such as Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, Thomas and Uber Cups and Sudirman Cup will not be allowed to play in the next few Open tournaments.
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File image of Vinesh Phogat(Getty Images)
File image of Vinesh Phogat(Getty Images)

Vinesh Phogat tests Covid-19 positive, to miss virtual awards ceremony

By Avishek Roy | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 11:16 PM IST
Vinesh had been training at her home in Kharkhoda, Sonepat, where she took the test and the report came on Friday.
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Representational image.(File)
Representational image.(File)

Haryana govt struggles to keep job promises to elite athletes

By Saurabh Duggal | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 11:24 PM IST
WIN AND WAIT: Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra and wrestler Bajrang Punia, eligible for Haryana Civil Service cadre jobs, are yet to hear from the government.
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Louise Martin(Twitter)
Louise Martin(Twitter)

New head of 2022 Commonwealth Games after diversity concerns

By Associated Press | London
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2020 10:25 PM IST
The Scot will be replaced by Sandra Osborne, a lawyer who is president of the Barbados Olympic Committee.
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Wrestler Geeta Phogat at NIS Patiala.(Hindustan Times)
Wrestler Geeta Phogat at NIS Patiala.(Hindustan Times)

Geeta Phogat expresses desire to make comeback and compete in Tokyo Olympics

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2020 04:33 PM IST
Geeta Phogat during a chat with paddler Mudit Dani’s online show ‘In The Sportlight,’ said she now has more time to prepare for the Tokyo Games
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The 500-bedded care centre was made operational from Wednesday and has been attached to Delhi government’s Lok Nayak Hospital.(PTI)
The 500-bedded care centre was made operational from Wednesday and has been attached to Delhi government’s Lok Nayak Hospital.(PTI)

Baijal, Kejriwal inaugurate 500-bed Covid care centre at CWG campus

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2020 11:45 PM IST
Kejriwal and Baijal inaugurated the facility through video-conferencing in the presence of deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia and officials from the east district administration.
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Bronze medalist Pooja Dhanda.(Getty Images)
Bronze medalist Pooja Dhanda.(Getty Images)

With Games postponed, Dhanda eyes fresh opportunity

By Navneet Singh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2020 06:42 PM IST
The postponement of the Games to next year has rekindled her hopes of making the cut for Tokyo. The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) will most likely hold fresh trials next year to select the best team for the Asian Olympic Qualifiers, which too were postponed this year in the aftermath of the pandemic.
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Indian weightlifter Sanjita Chanu poses with the tricolour for a photo after winning gold in the women's 53kg Weightlifting event during the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast.(PTI)
Indian weightlifter Sanjita Chanu poses with the tricolour for a photo after winning gold in the women's 53kg Weightlifting event during the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast.(PTI)

Dope-cleared Sanjita Chanu to finally get Arjuna award for 2018

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 01:55 PM IST
A Sports Ministry source confirmed that Chanu will be conferred with the Arjuna award as per a 2018 Delhi High Court order, which directed the selection committee to consider her and keep the decision in a sealed cover to be disclosed only if she was absolved of the doping charges.
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In this Oct. 2, 2016, file photo, from left, San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Eli Harold, quarterback Colin Kaepernick and safety Eric Reid kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Santa Clara.(AP)
In this Oct. 2, 2016, file photo, from left, San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Eli Harold, quarterback Colin Kaepernick and safety Eric Reid kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Santa Clara.(AP)

Commonwealth Games open to athletes taking a knee

By Associated Press | LONDON
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 09:35 PM IST
Organizations such as FIFA and the NFL reacted similarly following the death of George Floyd, a black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck in Minneapolis.
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File image of Manika Batra.(PTI)
File image of Manika Batra.(PTI)

TTFI recommends Manika Batra for Khel Ratna, players not ready for training camp till August

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 05:27 PM IST
Manika, who missed out on India’s highest sporting honour last year, is the first woman paddler from her country to win a singles gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.
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Vijender Singh celebrates beating Alexander Horvath during their Middleweight contest at the Echo Arena.(Getty Images)
Vijender Singh celebrates beating Alexander Horvath during their Middleweight contest at the Echo Arena.(Getty Images)

‘Getting beaten up, no family around’: Vijender Singh explains problems faced at start of professional boxing career

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2020 02:48 PM IST
Vijender was based in Manchester in the beginning of his professional career and he said that it took time for him to get used to the climate and language.
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Manu Bhaker of India in action.(Getty Images)
Manu Bhaker of India in action.(Getty Images)

Very hopeful of Olympics taking place next year, maintaining my game and doing well: Manu Bhaker

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 03:25 PM IST
Manu Bhaker was primed for success at sport’s grandest and biggest stage in Tokyo later this year, but the unprecedented health crisis intervened and forced a postponement of the Games by a year.
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A picture of Ricky Ponting’s jacket for 1998 Commonwealth Games.(Twitter)
A picture of Ricky Ponting’s jacket for 1998 Commonwealth Games.(Twitter)

SA outplayed us: Ricky Ponting posts throwback photo of 1998 CWG jacket

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 04:47 PM IST
In the blockbuster finale, South Africa elected to field first and their decision to do so paid dividends as they dismissed Australia for just 183 in 49.3 overs.
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Manish Kaushik celebrates after winning 9th Tokyo quota for India.(BFI Image)
Manish Kaushik celebrates after winning 9th Tokyo quota for India.(BFI Image)

Manish Kaushik seals record 9th boxing quota for Tokyo Games

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2020 06:54 PM IST
Kaushik defeated second seed Garside 4-1 to book his maiden ticket to the Olympic Games. It was a repeat of the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG) final. However, it was Kaushik who ended up on the winning side this time around.
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File photo of Pullela Gopichand.(File)
File photo of Pullela Gopichand.(File)

Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth’s schedules could have been planned better: Gopichand

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2020 08:16 PM IST
The 46-year-old also admitted that with tournaments getting cancelled due to coronavirus and with just over two months left for the Tokyo 2020 qualification period to end, the Indian badminton contingent is in a tight spot.
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Sakina Khatun(ANI)
Sakina Khatun(ANI)

CWG medalist urges Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju to look into her plight, seeks govt job

By ANI | New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2020 04:51 PM IST
The 2014 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist has revealed that the Sports Ministry is yet to reply to her letters, seeking a government job.
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File image of Kidambi Srikanth(Getty Images)
File image of Kidambi Srikanth(Getty Images)

Srikanth not fit enough: Ex-coach

By Sandip Sikdar | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2020 11:05 AM IST
Now with Olympic qualification looming, the 26-year-old Srikanth is in dire need of good results; he recently admitted that he’s a “little worried” about making the cut.
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Babital Phogat training in Balali village, Haryana(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
Babital Phogat training in Balali village, Haryana(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

Fitness takes determination and hardwork, says wrestler Babita Phogat

By Purnima Goswami Sharma | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2020 06:31 PM IST
One of India’s most decorated wrestlers talks about her workout routine, diet and what she does to unwind
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Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra during a press conference.(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra during a press conference.(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

IOA ends boycott threat, to take part in 2022 CWG

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2019 11:51 PM IST
IOA secretary-general, Rajiv Mehta, said after the national Olympic committee’s (NOC) annual general meeting that, “We will not boycott the Commonwealth Games,” adding that IOA will bid for either the 2026 or 2030 CWG.
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India's Srihari Nataraj competes during an event.(AP)
India's Srihari Nataraj competes during an event.(AP)

Looking to book berth in Tokyo Olympics: national record holder Srihari Nataraj

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2019 01:08 PM IST
The 18-year-old Srihari Nataraj said his biggest goal is to win a medal at the 2024 Olympics.
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Babita got married in the gorgeous red lehenga by ace couturier Sabyasachi Mukherjee which was also seen on Priyanka Chopra Jonas when she married Nick Jonas last year.(Instagram)
Babita got married in the gorgeous red lehenga by ace couturier Sabyasachi Mukherjee which was also seen on Priyanka Chopra Jonas when she married Nick Jonas last year.(Instagram)

Priyanka Chopra or Babita Phogat: Which Sabyasachi bride wore the red lehenga better

By Alfea Jamal | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2019 06:18 PM IST
Babita got married in the gorgeous red lehenga by ace couturier Sabyasachi Mukherjee which was also seen on Priyanka Chopra Jonas when she married Nick Jonas last year.
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A file photo of Mehuli Ghosh.(REUTERS)
A file photo of Mehuli Ghosh.(REUTERS)

Mehuli Ghosh shoots 10m air rifle gold in SAG as India sweeps all medals

By Press Trust of India | Kathmandu
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2019 05:37 PM IST
Mehuli’s effort will, however, not be considered as a world record, as the South Asian Games’ results are not recognised by the international body (ISSF) for the purpose of records.
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File photo of IOA secretary general Rajeev Mehta.(File photo)
File photo of IOA secretary general Rajeev Mehta.(File photo)

IOA floats idea of hosting 2026 Commonwealth Games

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 09:38 PM IST
IOA secretary general Rajeev Mehta said during a press conference here that it will approach the government with the proposal to host the Games.
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Ravi Kumar Katulu competes on the men's 69Kg Group B weightlifting competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games.(Reuters)
Ravi Kumar Katulu competes on the men's 69Kg Group B weightlifting competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games.(Reuters)

Four-year doping ban for India’s Commonwealth weightlifting champ

By Agence France-Presse | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2019 12:41 PM IST
The 31-year-old Kumar, who won the 69kg title at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and a silver in 2014 (77kg), tested positive for Ostarine, media reports said.
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