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Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) principal soil chemist Varinderpal Singh has objected to the varsity, sending an email to teachers to attend a programme, online, of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 25(HT Photo)

PAU scientist objects to varsity wanting profs to listen to Modi

By Mohit Khanna, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 02:50 PM IST
After refusing to receive a national award in Delhi earlier this month to express solidarity with the protesting farmers, principal soil chemist Varinderpal Singh has now written an open letter to university vice-chancellor Baldev Singh Dhillon.
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Rijiju steps in to resolve issue after chess player Narayanan asked to pay custom on gold medal

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 06:25 PM IST
Narayanan had to pay custom duty of Rs 6,300 to get the gold medal which he won in the FIDE Online Chess Olympiad in August this year. Rijiju on Saturday said his office has contacted the player and the issue has been resolved.
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DREXSPORT supports aspiring Indian athletes

UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 05:39 PM IST
With the advent of COVID-19, people are now on tighter budgets globally but DREXSPORT wants to proudly support India and her aspiring athletes.
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The 29-year-old Rockabye hitmaker has spent years as a guest collaborator, only performing solo for the first time in 2015; styling: Phoebe Lettice Thompson(Hayley Louisa Brown)
The 29-year-old Rockabye hitmaker has spent years as a guest collaborator, only performing solo for the first time in 2015; styling: Phoebe Lettice Thompson(Hayley Louisa Brown)

HT Brunch Cover Story: Millennial therapy

By Karishma Kuenzang | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 07:36 PM IST
She loves Indian food, touring as a guest collaborator, has taught Ed Sheeran karate and is a few weeks into therapy. Meet Rockabye singer Anne-Marie
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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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Chess grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi says he practised for the Online Chess Olympiad, even when on the treadmill.
Chess grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi says he practised for the Online Chess Olympiad, even when on the treadmill.

Fans bunked offices, classes to watch us play chess: Vidit Gujrathi

By Ruchika Garg | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 02, 2020 11:11 PM IST
India recently won gold, jointly with Russia, in the Online Chess Olympiad 2020. The captain is elated at the “love and support” the game has received this time.
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Representational image.(REUTERS)
Representational image.(REUTERS)

Planning for Olympics in a pandemic has echoes of 1920 Games

By Associated Press | DÜSSELDORF
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 07:44 AM IST
The 1920 Games were meant to symbolize a recovery from World War I, not a health crisis. Belgium, a battleground for the opposing powers, was the host country and the five rings of the Olympic flag flew at an opening ceremony for the first time.
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File image of Arpinder Singh.(File)
File image of Arpinder Singh.(File)

‘Feel lucky to have made it back home’

By Arpinder Singh | Hindustan Times, Amritsar
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 08:56 AM IST
Top athletes talk to HT about their experience of dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. This is Arpinder Singh, the triple jumper from Amritsar who won a gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games to add to his 2014 Commonwealth Games bronze.
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Ravi Kumar Dahiya (in blue) from India carries the tricolour after winning his bout against Tajikistan’s Vohidov Hikmatullo(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Ravi Kumar Dahiya (in blue) from India carries the tricolour after winning his bout against Tajikistan’s Vohidov Hikmatullo(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Asian Wrestling Championships: Ravi Kumar Dahiya wins gold, Bajrang Punia loses in final

By Avishek Roy and Navneet Singh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2020 10:52 PM IST
Ravi outclassed Tajik grappler Vohidov Hikmatullo 10-0 to win India’s only Gold medal in the 57Kg freestyle category.
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Sarita Mor.(United World Wrestling)
Sarita Mor.(United World Wrestling)

Asian Wrestling Championships: Sarita Mor clinches gold medal in 59kg category

By Navneet Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2020 12:00 AM IST
With the 59kg freestyle gold on Thursday, the Haryana wrestler not only strengthened her claim for a place in the squad for next month’s Asian Olympic qualifiers but also enhanced India’s gold medal tally to three in the women’s category at the Asian Wrestling Championships.
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Himachal chief minister Jai Ram Thakur during a graduation ceremony at Chandigarh University, Gharuan.(HT PHOTO)
Himachal chief minister Jai Ram Thakur during a graduation ceremony at Chandigarh University, Gharuan.(HT PHOTO)

Joint action plan with Punjab, Hry chalked out to curb drug menace: Thakur

By Idrees Bukhtiyar | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Mohali:
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2020 11:28 PM IST
He said that even the current law was not doing much to curb the menace, which continues to take the lives of the youth
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Representative image - Olympics rings in display in Tokyo(REUTERS)
Representative image - Olympics rings in display in Tokyo(REUTERS)

Year-Ender 2019: Shooting a ‘happy headache’, Athletics a worry for India ahead of Tokyo Olympics

By Karan Prashant Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2019 08:54 PM IST
Winning gold medals in major tournaments, and setting world records, Indian shooters grabbed the headlines throughout 2019. But will that translate into medals in Tokyo, is the biggest question.
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President Ram Nath Kovind.(PTI file)
President Ram Nath Kovind.(PTI file)

President Kovind lauds Pondicherry varsity women students for academic excellence

By Press Trust of India | Puducherry
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2019 04:33 PM IST
Delivering his address at the 27th convocation of the Pondicherry University, President Ram Nath Kovind presented gold medals to a token number of graduates.
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File image of Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik(Getty Images)
File image of Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik(Getty Images)

SAG 2019: Sakshi, Ravinder lead India to 4 more wrestling gold

By Indo Asian News Service | Kathmandu
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2019 08:23 AM IST
While Rio Olympics medallist Sakshi was unstoppable on her way to the podium finish in the 62 kg category, U-23 World silver medallist, Ravinder made it a golden double for India as he clinched top honours in the 61kg men’s freestyle.
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India's Gauri Sheoran, Neeraj Kaur and Annu Raj Singh hold the national flag.(ANI)
India's Gauri Sheoran, Neeraj Kaur and Annu Raj Singh hold the national flag.(ANI)

India wins whopping 50 medals, breaches 100-mark to consolidate top spot in South Asian Games

By Press Trust of India | Kathmandu
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2019 08:12 PM IST
India secured its best medal haul on a single day so far in the Games to lead the medal tally with 58 gold, 41 silver and 19 bronze for a total of 118 medals to leave hosts Nepal far behind in the second spot.
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Michael Phelps

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2019 03:00 PM IST
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Manu Bhaker of India(Getty Images)
Manu Bhaker of India(Getty Images)

Triple high for India in World Cup Finals: Manu, Elavenil, Divyansh claim top honours

By Avishek Roy | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2019 10:21 PM IST
The 17-year-old Bhaker shot 244.7 to claim the top prize in the prestigious season-ending tournament of International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF).
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File image of Indian shooter Sanjeev Rajput.(REUTERS)
File image of Indian shooter Sanjeev Rajput.(REUTERS)

ISSF World Cup: Sanjeev Rajput misses out on finals by a point

By PTI | Putian, China
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2019 04:34 PM IST
Rising Czech star Filip Nepejchal and Briton Seonaid Mcintosh took day one honours, winning the men’s and women’s 50m rifle 3 positions (3P) gold medals respectively.
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A file picture of Kristine Lilly.(Twitter)
A file picture of Kristine Lilly.(Twitter)

US women’s soccer great urges India to build on hosting Fifa events

By Rutvick Mehta | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2019 11:16 PM IST
Kristine Lilly is optimistic something similar can kick-start in India, which will host the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup next year.
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A file photo of Aneesh Kumar Surendran Pillai (R).(Twitter)
A file photo of Aneesh Kumar Surendran Pillai (R).(Twitter)

Aneesh Kumar Surendran Pillai bags third gold for India at World Military Games

By PTI | Wuhan
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2019 08:59 PM IST
Carlos Felipa of Peru finished with at the second position with a score of 10.76 while the Netherlands’ Severs Robert ended up at the third place with a score of 9.93.
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A file photo of Anandan Gunasekaran.(Twitter)
A file photo of Anandan Gunasekaran.(Twitter)

Anandan Gunasekaran opens India’s account with 2 gold medals at World Military Games

By Press Trust of India | Wuhan
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2019 11:35 PM IST
Gunasekaran clocked 12.00 seconds to win the 100m event, India’s first medal in the ongoing Games. Peru’s Casas Jose was second with a timing of 12.65 while of Fajardo Pardo Teodicelo of Colombia took the bronze with 12.72 seconds.
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A file photo of Ronaldo Singh.(Twitter)
A file photo of Ronaldo Singh.(Twitter)

Ronaldo Singh wins gold medal in Asian Track Cycling Championships

By Asian News International | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2019 10:01 PM IST
Ronaldo Singh on Friday bagged a gold medal in the men’s junior Keirin event at the Asian Track Cycling Championships being held at Incheon.
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File image of Indian sprinter Dutee Chand.(Getty Images)
File image of Indian sprinter Dutee Chand.(Getty Images)

Will go abroad if required: Dutee Chand on Olympic preparation

By Asian News International | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2019 10:13 PM IST
Dutee Chand broke her own national record as she clocked a timing of 11.22 seconds in the women’s 100m semifinals on her way to a gold medal at the 59th National Open Athletics Championships in Ranchi on October 11.
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India boxer Mary Kom poses for the camera.(PTI)
India boxer Mary Kom poses for the camera.(PTI)

After controversial Worlds defeat, Mary Kom calls for transparency in scoring system

By Karan Prashant Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2019 09:48 PM IST
Upon her return to India, Mary Kom spoke to media and expressed her disappointment with the verdict that saw her adding a bronze medal to take her total Worlds medals tally to eight.
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File image of India sprinter Dutee Chand.(Getty Images)
File image of India sprinter Dutee Chand.(Getty Images)

National Open Athletics: Dutee Chand breaks National record on way to gold in Ranchi

By HT Correspondent | Ranchi
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2019 10:43 PM IST
A fortnight after failing to reach 100m semis at the World Championships in Doha, the 23-year-old surpassed her previous timing of 11.26s which she had set at the Asian Championships in April this year.
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File image of Indian boxer Shiva Thapa.(Pitamber Newar/ HT Photo)
File image of Indian boxer Shiva Thapa.(Pitamber Newar/ HT Photo)

Shiva Thapa, Sachin Siwach reach finals at men’s Boxing Nationals

By Indo Asian News Service | Baddi, Himachal Pradesh
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2019 08:12 PM IST
Assam’s Shiva Thapa (63kg) staved off the challenge of last year’s silver medallist Abhishek Yadav and notched up an unanimous win.
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Table tennis players Nikhil Saini and Suhaan Gulati in Ludhiana on Tuesday.(HT PHOTO)
Table tennis players Nikhil Saini and Suhaan Gulati in Ludhiana on Tuesday.(HT PHOTO)
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File image of Sports MInister Kiren Rijiju.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
File image of Sports MInister Kiren Rijiju.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Will push for Kabaddi’s inclusion in next Olympics: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2019 04:14 PM IST
Kabaddi is part of the Asian Games but not of Olympics. At the 2018 Asian Games held in Indonesia, Iran became the first country outside of India to win gold medals in Kabaddi.
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Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands celebrates after winning the gold medal(AP)
Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands celebrates after winning the gold medal(AP)

‘Test me every day’ says Salazar runner Hassan after golden double

By AFP | Doha
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2019 01:09 PM IST
Hassan’s blistering winning time of 3min 51.95sec was the sixth fastest in history, and sliced around seven seconds off the 16-year-old championship record.
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Mary Kom trains during a practice session.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Mary Kom trains during a practice session.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

It will be tough to beat me even in 51kg: Mary Kom

By Avishek Roy | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 10:46 PM IST
Mary Kom is the most decorated boxer in women’s world championships with six gold medals, the last one coming at home in 2018.
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