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Odisha: 2023 Hockey World Cup Stadium Named After ‘Birsa Munda’, CM Lays Foundation Stone

Rourkela: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday laid the foundation stone for the country’s biggest hockey stadium and named it after the legendary freedom fighter ‘Birsa Munda’. The stadium will be the venue for the Hockey World Cup, 2023. Addressing a function in the sidelines of the foundation lying ceremony, Patnaik said, “Sundergarh, which has […]

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Column: ‘Highly Educated’ And Yet ‘Illiterate’!

By Sandeep Sahu I am amused, dismayed and shocked – in equal measure – at the number of supposedly ‘educated’ people who believe IAS officers should run the country – and the state – and the ‘people’s representatives’ should have nothing to do with it. They hold people’s representatives in utter contempt, derisively refer to […]

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'Unpaid' workers pull down newly-built bus bays in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Demanding immediate release of pending dues, labourers who were engaged in the construction bus stops ahead of the recently-concluded men’s Hockey World Cup, today staged road blockade near Sishu Bhawan Square by dismantling the bus platforms. The agitators alleged that though three months have elapsed since the completion of the bus stops at different […]

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Odisha aspiration to be India's sports hub crystallises

Bhubaneswar: The year 2018 was eventful for Odisha as it successfully put itself on the world sports map and as an emerging sports hub in India. The eastern India state successfully hosted the Men’s Hockey World Cup at the iconic Kaling Stadium here, where players from 16 countries and a host of celebrities, including from […]

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Belgium beat Netherlands to clinch maiden Hockey World Cup trophy

Bhubaneswar: 2016 Olympic Silver medalists Belgium beat Netherlands 3-2 in a nerve-wrecking encounter to clinch its maiden FIH Hockey World Cup title at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar today. Belgium becomes the sixth different nation to lift the coveted trophy. As both teams failed to score in the regulation time followed by a penalty shootout which […]

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HWC 2018 Final: Fans upbeat over Belgium-Netherlands clash

Bhubaneswar: The excitement among fans has reached the zenith ahead of final of the on-going Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup at the Kalinga Stadium here today. The Netherlands and Belgium will lock horns with each other in the final of the mega tournament which saw participation of 16 top teams from across the globe. Earlier […]

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HWC 2018: England to face Belgium, Australia to play against Netherlands in semis

Bhubaneswar: Top four teams of the world Australia, Belgium, England and Netherlands will lock horns with each other to book a place in the finals of the on-going Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup at the Kalinga Stadium here today. While Belgium will take on England in the first semi-final, Australia will face the Netherlands in […]

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Tricolour in hands that once wielded guns; surrendered Maoists enjoy Hockey World Cup

Bhubaneswar: The hands which once wielded guns today had the Indian flag and the excitement was clearly visible on the faces of surrendered naxals, who were invited to watch the on-going Hockey Men’s World Cup at Kalinga Stadium. Several of these surrendered rebels once had a cash bounty on their head and now are trying […]

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India eyeing history as they face Netherlands in HWC quarters today

Bhubaneswar: The last time India made it to the semi-finals of the Hockey World Cup was in 1975 – the only time they also won the coveted trophy. Scintillating form of late and home support beckon India to chase a piece of history but it won’t be easy for the young brigade to break the […]

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Title holders Australia beat France 3-0 to progress to semi-finals of WC

Bhubaneswar: Two-time defending champions Australia are well on course to create a rare history as they defeated France 3-0 to progress to the semi-finals of the men’s hockey World Cup here on Wednesday. World no.1 Australia scored all their goals from penalty corners through Jeremy Hayward (4th minute), Blake Govers (19th) and skipper Aran Zalewski […]

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Hockey India CEO slammed for 'misbehaving' with Indian players in public

Bhubaneswar: Fifteen days into the Men’s Hockey World Cup, controversies continue to surround the Hockey India (HI), the governing body of Hockey in India with allegations of its CEO Elena Norman misbehaving with the Indian players in full public view here on Tuesday doing rounds in digital news space and social media. Earlier, reports of […]

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HWC 2018: It's India Vs Netherlands, Belgium Vs Germany in quarters

Bhubaneswar: Netherlands thrashed Canada 5-0 while Belgium hammered Pakistan in the crossover matches of the Hockey World Cup to qualify for the quarter-finals here on Tuesday. Netherlands will now face India in the quarters on Thursday while Belgium will take on Germany. In the first match of the day where Belgium hammered Pakistan 5-0, Belgium […]

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Hockey World Cup: Netherlands, Belgium in quarters

Bhubaneswar: Netherlands thrashed Canada 5-0 while Belgium hammered Pakistan in the crossover matches of the Hockey World Cup to qualify for the quarter-finals here on Tuesday. Netherlands will now face India in the quarters on Thursday while Belgium will take on Germany. In the first match of the day where Belgium hammered Pakistan 5-0, Belgium […]

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Hockey World Cup 2018: England ease past NZ 2-0 to meet Argentina in quarters

Bhubaneswar: England outclassed New Zealand 2-0 in the first crossover match of the Men’s Hockey World Cup here at the Kalinga Stadium on Monday. England, who will now take on Olympic champions Argentina in the first quarterfinal on Wednesday, scored their first goal in the 25th minute as Will Calnan got on the scoresheet with […]

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France struggle past China 1-0 to enter quarterfinals

Bhubaneswar: France eked out a narrow 1-0 win over debutants China in the second cross-over match to advance to the quarterfinals of the men’s hockey World Cup here on Monday. The lone goal of the match came in 36th minute from the stick of Timothee Clement. France might be the lowest ranked team in the […]

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HC directs FIH, Hockey India, Odisha govt to grant permission to OTV for Hockey World Cup

Cuttack/ Bhubaneswar: In a setback for International Hockey Federation (FIH), Hockey India and Odisha government, the Orissa High Court has directed them to grant permission to OTV sports journalist, Niranjan Reddy for media coverage of the Men’s Hockey World Cup. Informing about the development, OTV counsel Saurya Sundar Das said “The Court today directed the […]

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Need to maintain momentum in knock-out stage: Harendra

Bhubaneswar: Indian hockey team chief coach Harendra Singh on Saturday said they have to continue their current good form in the knock-out stages in order to finish on the podium at the ongoing FIH World Cup. India thrashed Canada 5-1 to top Pool C at the Kalinga Stadium here on Saturday to bag a direct […]

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HWC 2018: India march into quarter-finals after thumping win against Canada

Bhubaneswar: India came up with a stunning 5-1 victory over Canada in their last Pool C match today to enter the quarter-finals of Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018. Lalit Kumar scored 2 goals for the team while Harmanpreet , Amit Rohitdas and Chinglensana Singh scored one goal each. Harmanpreet Singh scored the first goal […]

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Hockey World Cup 2018: Ireland crashes out after losing to England 2-3

Bhubaneswar: Ireland crashed out of the men’s hockey World Cup after losing 2-3 to England, handing China a ‘lucky’ berth in the knockout stages despite being crushed 0-11 by two-time holders Australia here on Friday. The last round Pool B engagements concluded. Australia topped the pool with an all-win record after thrashing lowly China in […]

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Hockey World Cup: Australia hammer China 11-0

Bhubaneswar: A brilliant performance saw Australia thrash China 11-0 in a Pool B match of the hockey World Cup here on Friday. Blake Govers scored a hat-trick (10th minute, 19th and 34th), Tim Brand (33rd, 55th) scored a brace, while goals from Flynn Ogilvie (49th), Jake Whetton (29th), Aran Zalewski (15th), Tom Craig (16th), Dylan […]

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India will play differently against Canada: Harendra

Bhubaneswar: Having given a good account of themselves in the draw against mighty Belgium in their previous match, India will face another crucial encounter when they take on potentially tricky Canada in their last Pool C game here on Saturday. With four points each from two matches, both India and Belgium are favourites to advance […]

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HWC 2018: Hockey players shake a leg, share experiences at Fan Village

Bhubaneswar: The hockey players, who are showing their mesmerising skills on the ground in the Men’s Hockey World Cup, entertained the fans with their dancing skills at Kalinga Stadium here on Tuesday. The participating teams visited the Fan Village and shared their experience, likings for different Indian foods and journey so far with the spectators. […]

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China hold Ireland 1-1 in Hockey World Cup

Bhubaneswar: China sprang yet another surprise by holding higher-ranked Ireland to a hard-fought 1-1 draw in the other Pool B match. Jin Guo scored from a penalty corner for China in the 43rd minute before Ireland’s Alan Sothern drew parity in the very next minute. While Australia will finish at the top of the pool, […]

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Hockey World Cup 2018: Argentina beat New Zealand 3-0

Bhubaneswar: Olympic champions Argentina lived up to their billing and beat New Zealand 3-0 to inch closer towards a direct quarterfinal spot at the men’s hockey World Cup here on Monday. Argentina were the better side on display as they created more chances and scored thrice through Agustin Mazzilli (23rd), Lucas Villa (41st) and Lucas […]

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Have to win against Canada to enter quarterfinal: India coach

Bhubaneswar: Indian hockey team chief coach Harendra Singh on Sunday said they have to win the match against Canada to create a chance to enter the quarterfinal in the Men’s Hockey World Cup. “My players have to play with the mindset to enter the quarterfinal. Forget about these two matches. The next match is going […]