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Initially disappointed, but Varun feels lucky to be a part of Olympic history

Initially disappointed, but Varun feels lucky to be a part of Olympic hockey history
Initially disappointed, but Varun Kumar feels lucky to be a part of Olympic hockey history
Initially disappointed, but Varun Kumar feels lucky to be a part of Olympic hockey history
Published on Sep 20, 2021 04:13 PM IST
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Varun, Simranjeet late inclusions in Indian men's Olympic side

Hockey India, which had originally named 16-member men's and women's squads for the upcoming Games, have now added two players each in both the teams.
File Photo of Varun Kumar(Special Arrangement)
File Photo of Varun Kumar(Special Arrangement)
Published on Jul 14, 2021 01:03 PM IST
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Indian men's hockey team plays out 4-4 draw against Argentina in practice match

India made a fine start with a well-structured attack that fetched them three goals in the first quarter.
India plays a 4-4 draw against Argentina(Hockey India / Twitter)
India plays a 4-4 draw against Argentina(Hockey India / Twitter)
Published on Apr 08, 2021 12:00 AM IST
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India beat Argentina 4-3 for winning start to tour

The Indian men's hockey team made a positive start to its tour of Argentina, beating the reigning Olympic champions 4-3 in the first practice match.
Indian men's hockey team celebrates a goal against Argentina in the first practice match.(Special Arrangement)
Indian men's hockey team celebrates a goal against Argentina in the first practice match.(Special Arrangement)
Published on Apr 07, 2021 10:25 AM IST
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PTI | , Buenos Aires

Senior players' advice motivated while recuperating from injuries: Varun Kumar

With the clock ticking towards the Tokyo Olympics, Indian hockey team defender Varun Kumar is thrilled to be wearing the blue jersey again after being selected by chief coach Graham Reid for the tour of Argentina.
File Photo of Varun Kumar(Special Arrangement)
File Photo of Varun Kumar(Special Arrangement)
Published on Apr 03, 2021 03:28 PM IST
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How India’s Olympic contenders overcame Covid-19, got back to fitness

Just as Lovlina Borgohain, a two-time World Championships medallist, began dreaming about her maiden Olympics, the Games was postponed by a year in Tokyo.
Lovlina Borgohain at SAI centre, Guwahati(HT)
Lovlina Borgohain at SAI centre, Guwahati(HT)
Updated on Jan 02, 2021 09:24 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByAvishek Roy

Plants with special needs: Caring for potted carnivores

These gardeners like a challenge. If it’s a plant that feeds on insects, grows in water or grows on other plants, you can count them in.
A Venus flytrap at the home of Payel Sarkar, who’s been growing carnivorous plants for three years. “I’ve watched in fascination and fright as they’ve devoured flies and spiders too,” she says.
A Venus flytrap at the home of Payel Sarkar, who’s been growing carnivorous plants for three years. “I’ve watched in fascination and fright as they’ve devoured flies and spiders too,” she says.
Updated on Dec 27, 2020 02:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByNatasha Rego

Post Covid-19 complications may halt Surender Kumar return to Indian hockey

The chances of India defender Surender Kumar taking the field when the hockey competition resumes in 2021 has become slim because of post Covid-19 complication.
Surender Kumar in action.(Getty Images)
Surender Kumar in action.(Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 18, 2020 11:16 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByNavneet Singh

COVID-positive hockey player Mandeep Singh shifted to hospital after oxygen level drop

Mandeep and five other national players -- captain Manpreet Singh, defenders Surender Kumar, Jaskaran Singh, drag-flicker Varun Kumar and goalkeeper Krishan Bahadur Pathak -- tested positive for COVID-19 last week after reaching Bengaluru for the national camp, which starts on August 20.
File image of Mandeep Singh.(Hockey India)
File image of Mandeep Singh.(Hockey India)
Updated on Aug 11, 2020 10:16 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Hockey players getting time at home will be recharged for challenges ahead: Drag-flicker Varun Kumar

The Indian hockey team was held up at Bengaluru’s Sports Authority of India for more than two months due to the COVID-19 lockdown. The players were recently given a month’s break after lockdown restrictions were eased.
File image of Varun Kumar.(Hockey India)
File image of Varun Kumar.(Hockey India)
Updated on Jun 30, 2020 03:55 PM IST
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Jalandhar | ByPress Trust of India

Man smuggling liquor on two-wheeler in Jalandhar dies in mishap

One of them, Raj Kumar, 40, died on the spot after he collided with a truck coming from the other side. Pillion rider Varun Kumar, 25, is injured and undergoing treatment at civil hospital.
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Published on May 06, 2020 10:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByJatinder Mahal, Jalandhar

People with disabilities suffer hardships

Since the lockdown was announced, people with disabilities have been facing an array of problems, as their helpers and caregivers stopped attending to them.
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Updated on Apr 24, 2020 02:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

Manpreet to lead India against Australia in FIH Pro League

The 24-member squad will comprise goalkeepers PR Sreejesh and Krishan Pathak, besides outfielders Amit Rohidas, Surender Kumar, Birendra Lakra, Harmanpreet Singh, Varun Kumar, Gurinder Singh and Rupinder Pal Singh.
Indian Captain Manpreet Singh(PTI)
Indian Captain Manpreet Singh(PTI)
Updated on Feb 18, 2020 12:12 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Three booked for assaulting PAU student on campus

Victim was returning after attending the youth festival on the campus when the accused waylaid him.
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Published on Nov 09, 2019 10:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHT Correspondent, Ludhiana

FIH Olympic Qualifiers: Birender Lakra replaces injured Varun Kumar in Indian team

The Indian men’s team will play Russia on November 1 and 2 at the Kalinga Hockey Stadium.
File image of Indian hockey player Birender Lakra.(Getty Images)
File image of Indian hockey player Birender Lakra.(Getty Images)
Updated on Oct 30, 2019 07:41 PM IST
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Bhubaneswar | ByPTI

Akashdeep Singh slams hat-trick as India rout Uzbekistan 10-0 in FIH Series Finals

Akashdeep’s goals came in the 11th, 26th and 53rd minutes, while Varun Kumar (4th, 22nd) and Mandeep Singh (30th, 60th) scored a brace each for India.
India rout Uzbekistan 10-0 in FIH Series Finals.(Twitter)
India rout Uzbekistan 10-0 in FIH Series Finals.(Twitter)
Updated on Jun 10, 2019 09:42 PM IST
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Bhuvneshwar | ByPress Trust of India

FIH Series Finals: India thrash hapless Russia 10-0

Even though their goal was never threatened once in the first two quarters, the Indians were slow to get off the blocks, especially against a side which is ranked 22nd in the world.
File image of India hockey player Harmanpreet Singh.(Getty Images)
File image of India hockey player Harmanpreet Singh.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 06, 2019 09:41 PM IST
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Bhubaneswar | ByPTI

Ramandeep returns to India squad for FIH Series Finals

Varun Kumar, who was rested for the Australian tour, and Amit Rohidas have also made a comeback, while midfielder Sumit also returns to the team.
Ramandeep Singh of India(Getty Images)
Ramandeep Singh of India(Getty Images)
Updated on May 28, 2019 01:19 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPTI

India thrash Canada 7-3, enter final of Azlan Shah hockey tournament

The 24-year-old Mandeep fired in three quick goals (20th, 27th and 29th minutes), all of them coming in the second quarter, after Varun Kumar had given India the lead in the 12th minute of the high-scoring match.
File image of Mandeep Singh(Getty Images)
File image of Mandeep Singh(Getty Images)
Updated on Mar 27, 2019 07:00 PM IST
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Ipoh | ByPTI

Azlan Shah Cup: India jump to second spot after beating Malaysia 4-2

Sumit Kumar (17th min), Sumit Kumar junior (27th min), drag flicker Varun Kumar (36 min) and Mandeep Singh (58th min) found the net for India.
File image of Mandeep Singh(Getty Images)
File image of Mandeep Singh(Getty Images)
Updated on Mar 26, 2019 10:16 PM IST
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Ipoh | ByPTI

India beat Japan 2-0 in Azlan Shah Cup opener

India will play Korea in their next league game on Sunday before taking on hosts Malaysia (March 26), Canada (March March 27) and Poland (March 29).
File image of Manpreet Singh(AFP)
File image of Manpreet Singh(AFP)
Updated on Mar 23, 2019 04:03 PM IST
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Ipoh | ByPTI

Two more held in Gurugram for robbing commuters in ‘shared cabs’

Police have seized the car that had a fake registration plate, a lighter that looks like a pistol that the gang allegedly used to threaten victims to reveal their ATM PIN and a roll of tape used by the gang to gag the victims.
Suspects, Sumit, 26, and Sandeep, 24, both from Ghaziabad, were arrested on Thursday night from DLF Phase 2 when they were looking for their next victim.(HT Photo)
Suspects, Sumit, 26, and Sandeep, 24, both from Ghaziabad, were arrested on Thursday night from DLF Phase 2 when they were looking for their next victim.(HT Photo)
Published on Mar 16, 2019 12:59 AM IST
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Gurugram | ByHT Correspondent

Need to develop world class drag-flickers, says Dilip Tirkey

In the absence of Rupinder Pal Singh, India had three dragflickers in young Harmanpreet, Amit Rohidas and Varun Kumar in the World Cup but their conversion rate was poor, recording just 30.7 per cent.
India exited the 2018 World Cup at the quarter final stage at the hands of the Netherlands.(Hindustan Times)
India exited the 2018 World Cup at the quarter final stage at the hands of the Netherlands.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 23, 2018 06:14 PM IST
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Kolkata | ByPress Trust of India

Hockey World Cup: Junior World Cup-winning skipper Harjeet Singh thrilled with players’ progress

Seven from the 2016 juniors’ World Cup winning team are part of the ongoing senior World Cup.
File image of India hockey player Harjeet Singh.(Frank Uijlenbroek)
File image of India hockey player Harjeet Singh.(Frank Uijlenbroek)
Updated on Dec 06, 2018 03:46 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | BySaurabh Duggal

Hockey World Cup: Harmanpreet Singh wants to make amends against Belgium

Harmanpreet Singh is now among the three short corner specialists for India in the World Cup. The Punjab player is the leader of the pack which includes Amit Rohidas and Varun Kumar.
Harmanpreet Singh (R) of India passes the ball during the FIH Men's Hockey World Cup Pool C match between India and South Africa at Kalinga Stadium.(Getty Images)
Harmanpreet Singh (R) of India passes the ball during the FIH Men's Hockey World Cup Pool C match between India and South Africa at Kalinga Stadium.(Getty Images)
Updated on Nov 30, 2018 05:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | BySandip Sikdar

Hockey World Cup: Banishing the lag in drag flick

For young Harmanpreet, Amit Rohidas and Varun Kumar --- the three drag-flickers --- it will be an opportunity to show their mettle in the absence of senior pro Rupinder Pal Singh, who didn’t find a place in the squad.
File picture of Harmanpreet Singh(AFP)
File picture of Harmanpreet Singh(AFP)
Published on Nov 24, 2018 08:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySandip Sikdar

Asian Champions Trophy: India launch title defence with 11-0 win over Oman

Indian coach Harendra Singh said beginning with a big win was the team’s target. India will play Pakistan in their next match.
Dilpreet scored three goals (41st, 55th and 57th minute) and was adjudged Man of the Match(Hockey India Twitter)
Dilpreet scored three goals (41st, 55th and 57th minute) and was adjudged Man of the Match(Hockey India Twitter)
Updated on Oct 19, 2018 12:57 PM IST
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Muscat | ByPTI

Asian Games 2018: India lose to Malaysia on penalties in men’s hockey semifinal

It was a heartbreak for the Indian men’s hockey team as they went down to Malaysia 6-7 in the penalty shoot-out in the semi-finals at the Asian Games 2018 on Thursday.
India's Dilpreet Singh shoots past Malaysia's goalkeeper during their penalty shootout at Asian Games 2018.(AP)
India's Dilpreet Singh shoots past Malaysia's goalkeeper during their penalty shootout at Asian Games 2018.(AP)
Updated on Aug 30, 2018 08:10 PM IST
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Jakarta | ByPress Trust of India

Asian Games 2018: Indian men’s hockey team routs Hong Kong 26-0, breaks 86-year old record

The Indian men’s hockey team defeated Hong Kong 26-0 in their Asian Games 2018 Pool A match to register their highest-ever victory in the continental competition.
India’s Rupinder Pal Singh (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the men's hockey match against Hong Kong at the Asian Games 2018.(AFP)
India’s Rupinder Pal Singh (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the men's hockey match against Hong Kong at the Asian Games 2018.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 22, 2018 03:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

India lose 2-3 to Australia, suffer first loss in Champions Trophy hockey

Australia produced their best show of Champions Trophy, scoring through Lachlan Sharp (6th minute), Tom Craig (15th) and Trent Mitton (33rd). For India, Varun Kumar (10th) and Harmanpreet Singh (58th) scored
India captain Manpreet Singh takes a shot against Australia in a Champions Trophy match.(Frank Uijlenbroek)
India captain Manpreet Singh takes a shot against Australia in a Champions Trophy match.(Frank Uijlenbroek)
Updated on Jun 28, 2018 02:34 AM IST
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