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The Sports Ministry on Thursday formally recognised yogasana as a competitive sport, which will enable the ancient practice to avail government funding.(Unsplash)

Sports Ministry recognises yogasana as competitive sport

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kale | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 05:11 PM IST
The Sports Ministry on Thursday formally recognised yogasana as a competitive sport, which will enable the ancient practice to avail government funding.
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Iranian Fatima Rezaei overcame patriarchy to make her name in multiple sports worldwide

UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 07:10 PM IST
Today, this young sports referee is a global success, mostly because the world attitude towards women in the mainstream, especially in the case of traditional professions like sports, changing one bit every day.
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Representative image(Getty Images)
Representative image(Getty Images)

Sport presses restart button

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 04:46 PM IST
As the sporting world crawls out of a Covid-19 pandemic forced lockdown, here’s a look at some of the steps different event have taken on their path to revival.
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Mahendra Singh Dhoni, left, greets Sachin Tendulkar after Mumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings to enter the final of the VIVO IPL T20 in Chennai, India, Tuesday, May 7, 2019.(AP)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, left, greets Sachin Tendulkar after Mumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings to enter the final of the VIVO IPL T20 in Chennai, India, Tuesday, May 7, 2019.(AP)

Govt guideline on opening stadiums raises IPL hopes

By HT Correspondents | New Delhi, Mumbai, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2020 08:05 AM IST
STEP FORWARD: Franchises, players resigned to play in front of empty stands; BCCI eyes October window for league
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The Olympic rings are seen in Tokyo, Japan. The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in the same time slot scheduled for this year’s games.(AP File)
The Olympic rings are seen in Tokyo, Japan. The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in the same time slot scheduled for this year’s games.(AP File)

Covid-19: Tough times for world of sport

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2020 04:59 PM IST
Just like all other sectors, the world of sports is also sure to be seriously impacted by the ongoing lockdown in the wake of the novel Coronavirus outbreak. While cricket-mad India has already witnessed the postponment of the Indian Premier League (IPL), other global sports events such as the Olympics, Formula 1, football, tennis or basketball, to name a few, have all witnessed similar postponment or cancellation. For a better idea of the huge losses that are sure to follow, read on.
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Nita Ambani, founder and chairperson of Reliance Foundation.(Instagram)
Nita Ambani, founder and chairperson of Reliance Foundation.(Instagram)

Dream to give every child right to sport and education, says Nita Ambani

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2020 06:26 PM IST
Reliance Foundation was awarded Corporate Supporter of the Year award at The Times Of India Sports Awards which took place on Thursday in the national capital.
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Representative image(HT File)

Govt school in Kolkata let out for wedding, annual sports day cancelled

By Press Trust of India | Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2020 10:02 AM IST
The school authorities said the premises was let out for the wedding for two days without their permission at the behest of local councillor Ram Piyari Ram.
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According to Heena Sidhu modern love is all about instant gratification(Rajesh kashyap)
According to Heena Sidhu modern love is all about instant gratification(Rajesh kashyap)

Personal Agenda with Heena Sidhu: “One myth about shooters is that we don’t need to go to the gym and that it’s an easy sport”

By Veenu Singh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2020 10:26 PM IST
The sport shooter aims point blank and talks about love, inspirations, and also crushing on Ranveer Singh!
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Grit and courage: These 2 teens move on from darkness to shine in sports

By Shailee Dogra | Hindustan Times, Mohali, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON NOV 28, 2019 01:34 AM IST
17-year-old rape survivor, 16-year-old boy with special needs win medals for Punjab at national tourney
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Simon Taufel at Trump Towers on Wednesday.(SHANKAR NARAYAN/HT PHOITO)
Simon Taufel at Trump Towers on Wednesday.(SHANKAR NARAYAN/HT PHOITO)

Former ‘Umpire of the year’ Simon Taufel VARy confident of tech influence on sport

By Jigar Hindocha | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2019 07:21 PM IST
The third umpire’s job is the hardest, but there is nothing like being in the centre. It is the best seat of the house, says Taufel who is on a nation-wide tour for his book ‘Finding The Gaps’
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Playing sports may reduce mental health issues in adults.(Unsplash)
Playing sports may reduce mental health issues in adults.(Unsplash)

Playing sports may reduce mental health issues in adults

By Press Trust of India | Washington
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2019 03:16 PM IST
Adolescents who play contact sports, including football, are no more likely to experience cognitive impairment, depression or suicidal thoughts in early adulthood than their peers.
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GNDU allotted four centres of excellence in sports. (Representational image)(HT file)
GNDU allotted four centres of excellence in sports. (Representational image)(HT file)

Guru Nanak Dev University allotted four centres of excellence in sports

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 04, 2019 10:38 AM IST
These centres will be fully funded by the Union government. These centres will spot young talents in the age group of 10-12 years and will groom them in different sports specialties. When they come of age, they will join the university for higher education.
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Hoping to revamp your wardrobe? Here are some of the coolest co-ord sets that our favourite Bollywood celebs have been flaunting, take cue and spice up your wardrobe too!(Instagram/ Kriti Sanon, Sonam Kapoor , Sarah Ali Khan)
Hoping to revamp your wardrobe? Here are some of the coolest co-ord sets that our favourite Bollywood celebs have been flaunting, take cue and spice up your wardrobe too!(Instagram/ Kriti Sanon, Sonam Kapoor , Sarah Ali Khan)

Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Kriti Sanon: Take cue from these celebrities on how to sport the co-ordinated look

By Alfea Jamal | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 03:49 PM IST
Hoping to revamp your wardrobe? Here are some of the coolest co-ord sets that our favourite Bollywood celebs have been flaunting, take cue and spice up your wardrobe too!
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Shagufta Iqbal aka Xyaa, 25, quit her job as a software engineer earlier this year, to live-stream full-time. She livens up her streams with anecdotes about her life, and her pet dog.
Shagufta Iqbal aka Xyaa, 25, quit her job as a software engineer earlier this year, to live-stream full-time. She livens up her streams with anecdotes about her life, and her pet dog.

Meet the youngsters live streaming video-game play for a living

By Vanessa Viegas | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON AUG 17, 2019 05:59 PM IST
Earnings come from advertising, subscription fees and special consultations. But to get the audience to log in, and stay, gamers have to keep it lively with jokes, narration and plenty of action.
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(Getty Images)

Timing is everything when it comes to keeping fit, says boxer Vijender Singh

By Pooja Bhula | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON AUG 16, 2019 04:52 PM IST
Meditation and positivity, discipline and sleep are key ingredients too, adds the Olympian.
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Yoga and sports helps one beat the stress.(Bijay/Hindustan Times (Representative))
Yoga and sports helps one beat the stress.(Bijay/Hindustan Times (Representative))

Yoga, sports in foundation course for aspiring doctors to beat stress

By Rythma Kaul | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2019 07:34 AM IST
The course, which will be introduced from this academic year (2019-2020) as part of a revised MBBS syllabus, is meant to orient a student on the skills and attitude required during their medical studies and later in their professional career.
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Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann(REUTERS)
Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann(REUTERS)

Barcelona ready to make renewed bid for Atletico’s Griezmann - Media

By Reuters | Barcelona
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2019 04:00 PM IST
Griezmann famously turned down an offer to join Barcelona last season, detailing his internal struggles about whether to make the move in a landmark documentary called The Decision, which was produced by a company owned by Barca’s Gerard Pique.
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The ‘Sarita Regional Boxing Academy’ has now grown into a full-fledged training centre with 70 children(Hindustan Times)
The ‘Sarita Regional Boxing Academy’ has now grown into a full-fledged training centre with 70 children(Hindustan Times)

Boxing’s healing punch: Sarita Devi fights drug menace in her village through the sport

By Avishek Roy | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2019 03:09 PM IST
In 2012, after failing to qualify for the London Olympics, Sarita found herself spending time at her village after many years.
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(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Delhi University plans to cap sports, ECA disciplines

By Fareeha Iftikhar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2019 12:16 PM IST
The university’s committee on undergraduate admission policy has received recommendations on limiting the choice of sports and co-curricular activities for aspirants.
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An image grab from TV New Zealand taken on March 15, 2019 shows armed New Zealand special forces arriving outside the mosque following a shooting in Christchurch(AFP)
An image grab from TV New Zealand taken on March 15, 2019 shows armed New Zealand special forces arriving outside the mosque following a shooting in Christchurch(AFP)

From Munich to Christchurch: When violence hit sports

By PTI | Christchurch
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2019 05:50 PM IST
Here is a look at instances when sport, often a tool to propagate the idea of world peace, found itself caught in the crossfire.
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The Swiss great defeated Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas in the ATP Dubai Championship, to win his 100th title. A fifth of these are majors. He’s won 29 titles in his thirties alone.(AFP)
The Swiss great defeated Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas in the ATP Dubai Championship, to win his 100th title. A fifth of these are majors. He’s won 29 titles in his thirties alone.(AFP)

Courting greatness: In the legend of Federer, the numbers are just the beginning

By Soumya Bhattacharya | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2019 07:06 PM IST
Roger Federer, who recently won his hundredth ATP title, has said he was not chasing that landmark. Yet, his achievement is remarkable in all sorts of ways.
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Was it wise for the BCCI to call for severing ties with Pakistan when perhaps no other country agrees? Instead of isolating Pakistan, this could end up isolating India.(Hindustan Times)
Was it wise for the BCCI to call for severing ties with Pakistan when perhaps no other country agrees? Instead of isolating Pakistan, this could end up isolating India.(Hindustan Times)

All sport is politics by other means

By Karan Thapar
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2019 06:10 PM IST
Is there a danger that the present unbridled mood of nationalism and heightened anti-Pakistan sentiment could end up damaging India’s sporting interests? I fear the answer is yes
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The MCG has allocated funds of Rs 70 crore in the new budget under the sports and health category, against an estimated budget of Rs 10 crore in the last fiscal.(Picture for representation)
The MCG has allocated funds of Rs 70 crore in the new budget under the sports and health category, against an estimated budget of Rs 10 crore in the last fiscal.(Picture for representation)

Gurugram civic body approves seven-fold increase in funds for sports, health

By HT Correspondent | Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2019 04:48 AM IST
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has increased the allocation of funds for sports and health facilities by seven times in 2019-20, with plans to establish a stadium and a swimming pool in each of the four MCG zones.
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It is our collective responsibility to demonstrate to girls from all sections of the society that it is socially acceptable to participate in sports(Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)
It is our collective responsibility to demonstrate to girls from all sections of the society that it is socially acceptable to participate in sports(Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)

We must work towards equality in the world of sport for girls and boys

By Jemimah Rodrigues
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2019 02:38 PM IST
In a country like India, it is not uncommon for girls and women to be denied equal opportunities at several levels due to factors like poor education, early marriages and a general lack of freedom to make decisions. In such a setting, sport assumes a very noteworthy role because each day presents a new opportunity
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Ace badminton player Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap feels a system needs to be in place to make the sports scenario better in India.
Ace badminton player Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap feels a system needs to be in place to make the sports scenario better in India.

Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap vow to keep making India proud; want kids to take up sports as passion and profession

By Shreya Mukherjee | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 29, 2019 01:30 PM IST
Badminton’s poster couple, Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap feels that Olympic sports in India are growing. They also want a system to be in place to make sure more retired athletes are given opportunity to train the upcoming players.
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The board will conduct exams for students whose requests have been accepted at a later stage, on a date mutually convenient to the student and the board(HT File)
The board will conduct exams for students whose requests have been accepted at a later stage, on a date mutually convenient to the student and the board(HT File)

CBSE students excelling in sports to get concession in board exams

By Ankita Bhatkhande | Hindustan Times, Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2018 09:38 AM IST
The board has created a special provision for such students to ensure that their exams and sporting events do not clash and that they do not have to miss out on either of them
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“Are you aware that out of the wrestlers who represented India, each one of them returned with a medal?” asked the Prime Minister during his talk show, Mann Ki Baat.(PTI Photo)
“Are you aware that out of the wrestlers who represented India, each one of them returned with a medal?” asked the Prime Minister during his talk show, Mann Ki Baat.(PTI Photo)

Opinion| Prime Minister Narendra Modi has helped popularise sports

By Gagan Narang
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2018 11:54 AM IST
For Prime Minister Narendra Modi, every sporting victory is an opportunity to reiterate his support for Indian sport and inspire youngsters to take up sports as a way of life
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Silver medallist athletes Mohammad Anas Yahiya, Hima Das, MR Poovamma and Arokia Rajiv at the Asian Games in August. Never before have we fired across sports at the same time.(Shahbaz Khan / PTI)
Silver medallist athletes Mohammad Anas Yahiya, Hima Das, MR Poovamma and Arokia Rajiv at the Asian Games in August. Never before have we fired across sports at the same time.(Shahbaz Khan / PTI)

What a thrill to be aiming better, higher in sport: Flip Side by Kunal Pradhan

By Kunal Pradhan | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON NOV 24, 2018 05:11 PM IST
A new fortnightly column looks at the landscape of sport in India, and how much greener it’s got.
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Jumpsuits that will take your style quotient a notch higher (Styling by Drishti Vij; Location courtesy: The Park, New Delhi; Art direction: Amit Malik; Make-up and hair: Pooja Gossain; Models: Ashika (Purple Thoughts), Urvi Milan, Hemant (Multitalents)and Rajat Bhasin)(Photos by Hari Nair)
Jumpsuits that will take your style quotient a notch higher (Styling by Drishti Vij; Location courtesy: The Park, New Delhi; Art direction: Amit Malik; Make-up and hair: Pooja Gossain; Models: Ashika (Purple Thoughts), Urvi Milan, Hemant (Multitalents)and Rajat Bhasin)(Photos by Hari Nair)

How the jumpsuit got back in style... and how you can wear it tonight!

By Lubna Salim | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON OCT 13, 2018 11:08 PM IST
When did the world’s most practical garment become so fashionable?
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Food technology course has witnessed 15% increase in applicants since 2016.(Images Bazaar)
Food technology course has witnessed 15% increase in applicants since 2016.(Images Bazaar)

Pharmacy, sports, fisheries gain popularity as subjects of study

By Aishwarya Iyer | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2018 03:51 PM IST
Students are exploring lesser-known disciplines of medicine, agriculture sciences and management that offer a wide scope. Here’s why you should consider them.
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