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Fight for your pride, self respect: Bindra Fight for your pride, self respect: Bindra



New Delhi, On the 11th anniversary of his historic Olympic gold medal victory, former shooter Abhinav Bindra made a heartfelt wish and hoped that Indian athletes would bag a number of medals in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

On August 11, 2008, Bindra won India's first ever, and only till date, individual gold in Olympics with a thrilling come-from-behind victory in the 10m air rifle event at the Beijing Games. Bindra had shot 10.8 in the final round to 

Fight for your pride, self respect: Bindra Fight for your pride, self respect: Bindra



New Delhi, On the 11th anniversary of his historic Olympic gold medal victory, former shooter Abhinav Bindra made a heartfelt wish and hoped that Indian athletes would bag a number of medals in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

On August 11, 2008, Bindra won India's first ever, and only till date, individual gold in Olympics with a thrilling come-from-behind victory in the 10m air rifle event at the Beijing Games. Bindra had shot 10.8 in the final round to 

Hockey legend Ajit Pal leads Run for awareness organised by GI Rendezvous on World Hepatitis Day Hockey legend Ajit Pal leads Run for awareness organised by GI Rendezvous on World Hepatitis Day


Chandigarh,

GI Rendezvous, a group of healthcare professionals who got together to bring about academic and health awareness activities amongst medicos and general population, organised an event titled ‘Run for Awareness' highlighting World Hepatitis Day commemorated globally on 28th of July every year by World Health Organisation.

This year’s theme, “Find the missing millions” was though aptly highlighted by Dr. R. K. Dhiman, Prof. and Head of Hepatology, PGIMER and Chairman National Viral Hepatitis Control Programme, he also shared his thoughts regarding protecting the liver and eliminating Hepatitis, to an audience of about 300 people most of them being ‘runners’ at Sukhna Lake and appreciated their efforts to help create awareness.

Indians who missed out on Olympic medals by a whisker Indians who missed out on Olympic medals by a whisker


Kolkata, Indian athletes have not tasted a lot of success in Olympics. There have been moments of glory where the entire country celebrated a gold medal with elan but they have been few and far between.

IANS takes a look at the near-misses at the Games, which on another day could have added to the medal count.

Milkha Singh at 1960 Rome Olympics

Kohli becomes fastest batsman to score 11,000 ODI runs Kohli becomes fastest batsman to score 11,000 ODI runs


Manchester, India skipper Virat Kohli rose to the challenge on Sunday against Pakistan and added another feather to his cap by becoming the fastest player in the history of the game to cross the 11,000-run mark in ODIs.

Kohli achieved the feat in 222 innings, going past Sachin Tendulkar who took 276 knocks to go past the 11,000-run mark. Ricky Ponting reached the milestone in 286 innings, while Sourav Ganguly took 288 innings to achieve the feat.

Priyanka spends time with refugee children in Ethiopia Priyanka spends time with refugee children in Ethiopia

 

Addis Ababa, After enthralling fans with her fashion game at the Cannes Film Festival 2019, actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas is currently in Ethiopia spending time with refugee children.

Priyanka took to social media to share a series of photographs and videos of herself with the children from her philanthrophic tour as Unicef's Goodwill Ambassador in Addis Ababa. She also met Sahle-Work Zewde, the first female president of the country.

U.S coach gets 180 years in jail for sexual abuse U.S coach gets 180 years in jail for sexual abuse



Washington, An American youth basketball coach who pleaded guilty to multiple accounts of sexual exploitation of minors and child pornography was sentenced to 180 years in prison by a U.S. district court. Greg Stephen, 43, had been accused by prosecutors of sexually exploiting at least 400 boys over several years.

Hearing of Minerva Punjab FC plea against AIFF likely on Friday Hearing of Minerva Punjab FC plea against AIFF likely on Friday



New Delhi, The Delhi High Court on Friday is likely to hear a plea by the Minerva Punjab FC challenging All India Football Federation's (AIFF) league committee decision not to postpone the I-League match against Real Kashmir FC in the wake of the Pulwama attack, team lawyers said on Tuesday.

Kohli wants India to be superpower in Test cricket Kohli wants India to be superpower in Test cricket

 

Melbourne, Virat Kohli added another feather to his cap after becoming the first ever India skipper to win a Test series on Australian soil. However, the 30-year-old wants to take Indian cricket to much greater heights.

Kohli has shared his vision for the Indian team, saying he wants his nation to be a superpower in the longest format of the game.

#MeToo in sports: BCCI CEO Rahul Johri accused of sexual assault #MeToo in sports: BCCI CEO Rahul Johri accused of sexual assault

 

New Delhi, The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) CEO Rahul Johri has been accused of sexual assault by a female author in the latest case of the #MeToo movement in cricket.

Johri, who was the Executive Vice-President and General Manager (South Asia) for Discovery Network Asia Pacific, before joining as BCCI CEO in 2016 was accused of taking advantage of the victim by offering a job opportunity.

Asian Games & CWG medal winners to be felicitated in a grand way - Rana Sodhi Asian Games & CWG medal winners to be felicitated in a grand way - Rana Sodhi


“The new sports policy approved by the Punjab cabinet emphasizes not only enhancing the prize money of various National and International tournaments but also ensuring a robust and top notch sports infrastructure in Punjab aiming at producing champions keeping in mind future sporting extravaganzas such as Tokyo Olympics due to be held in 2020. It is in keeping with the parameters of this policy that the medal winners of the Asian Games-2018 (Jakarta, Indonesia) and the Commonwealth Games-2018 along with their coaches would be felicitated with enhanced prize money in a grand way on 11th October at Hotel Hyatt.

Rahman, Gulzar create official song for Men's Hockey World Cup Rahman, Gulzar create official song for Men's Hockey World Cup

 

Mumbai, Grammy and Oscar winning composer A.R. Rahman, along with celebrated lyricist-poet Gulzar, has created the official song for Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018.

The Odisha government roped in Rahman for composing the song titled "Jai hind hind, jai India", which is penned by Gulzar.

I've apparently become a sequel queen: Kriti Kharbanda I've apparently become a sequel queen: Kriti Kharbanda

 

New Delhi, Actress Kriti Kharbanda, who featured in the third instalment of the "Yamla Pagla Deewana" series and is part of the upcoming film "Housefull 4", feels that she has become a sequel queen.

"I have apparently become a sequel queen because of films 'Raaz: Reboot', 'Guest Iin London', 'Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se' and 'Housefull 4'," Kriti told IANS here.

She doesn't feel that she will get stereotyped.

Asiad 2018: Indian women lose kabaddi final Asiad 2018: Indian women lose kabaddi final

 

Jakarta, The Indian women's kabaddi team had to settle for silver after a narrow loss to Iran in the final at the 2018 Asian Games here on Friday.

The defending champions lost 24-27 in a nail-biting encounter as Iran celebrated its first ever gold medal at the Asiad.

This is the first time the Asiad will see a team other than India win the gold medal. The Indians had won both the previous editions since women's kabaddi was included in the Asian Games programme at Guangzhou 2010.

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