Singapore’s labour ministry said in a statement that the employment agency SRC Recruitment LLP’s licence had been suspended, meaning it can no longer place maids with employers, and authorities were investigating them with a view to filing charges. read more
The Tokyo Olympics may be just two years to go, but her coach Subhas Sarkar feels it’s not a realistic target for the 21-year-old and it would be wise to train eyes on defending her Asian Games gold. read more
The Indian contingent finished the 2018 Asian Games with its best ever display, clinching 69 medals which included 15 gold wins. Among the winners was Harish Kumar, who won bronze in Sepak takraw (kick volleyball). Back from the games, Harish has resumed his day job at his father’s tea stall in Delhi’s Majnu ka Tilla.
Fouaad Mirza recently became the first Indian to win an Asian Games individual medal in the equestrian event since 1982 besides guiding the country to a second-place finish in the team competition in Indonesia. read more
Amit Panghal defeated reigning Olympic champion Hasanboy Dusmatov to claim the gold medal in 49kg boxing at the Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta on Saturday. The 22-year old Panghal looked in brilliant form throughout the bout and in the end, he was able to clinch the encounter by split decision (3-2). Amit, making his debut at the Games, showed immense tactical brilliance, especially in defence to outwit the Uzbek, who has an iconic status in international boxing. Dusmatov won a silver in the world championship last year. (HT Correspondent )read more
(L-R) Silver medallist China’s Liu Qizhen watches as gold medallist India’s Neeraj Chopra shakes hands with bronze medallist Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem during the victory ceremony for the men’s javelin throw athletics event during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Away from the hullabaloo of the main stadium, the Ball Room at the Jakarta Expo Centre is a picture of serenity, where the duo of Sarkar and Bardhan have been quietly going through their job, unnoticed. read more