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Men's Hockey World Cup: Odisha DGP reviews security arrangements at Kalinga Stadium

Bhubaneswar: With just a month left for the much-awaited Men’s Hockey World Cup scheduled to be played in Bhubaneswar from November 28, DGP RP Sharma reviewed security arrangements at the Kalinga Stadium today. According to sources, Sharma along with officials of the Odisha Sports department visited the stadium and took stock of various security arrangements. […]

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AR Rahman troupe in Odisha for Hockey World Cup Anthem song

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the Men’s Hockey World Cup at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and leading composer AR Rahman will be seen in action in the State. King Khan will be seen in the anthem video composed by Rahman and the shooting for the song has already begun. The lyrics of […]

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Shah Rukh Khan confirms he will come to Odisha for HWC'18

Bhubaneswar: With just a few weeks to go for Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018 at the iconic Kalinga Hockey Stadium in Bhubaneswar, players of the Indian team invited Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan to back them during the tournament citing it as a moral booster for the title win. SRK, who used to play […]

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Ahead of HWC'18 in Odisha, Team India shoots for Kaun Banega Crorepati

Mumbai: The Indian hockey team has shot for an episode for the quiz show “Kaun Banega Crorepati” hosted by Amitabh Bachchan. The megastar called the sportsmen as the country’s “brand ambassadors”. Amitabh on Monday night shared a photograph of himself along with the players of the Indian hockey team from the sets of “Kaun Banega […]

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National Open Athletics Championships begins at Kalinga Stadium

Bhubaneswar: The 58th National Open Athletics Championships was kicked off at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar today with around 805 athletes from across the country taking part in the sporting extravaganza. The four-day event from September 25th to 28th is being organised by Odisha Government’s Sports & Youth Services Department. According to sources, while qualifying rounds […]

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AR Rahman, Gulzar to create title song of Hockey Men's World Cup

Bhubaneswar: Get ready to experience an electrifying atmosphere at the Kalinga Stadium here as AR Rahman and Gulzar are once again collaborating, this time for the official song of the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup, Bhubaneswar 2018. The lyrics of the track, titled “Jai Hind Hind, Jai India”, has been penned by the veteran lyricist. […]

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OTV Impact: Amit Rohidas joins national hockey camp in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: After OTV first telecast reports about exclusion of Odia players from the ongoing national hockey camp in Bhubaneswar, International hockey player from the state, Amit Rohidas has been included. Several international hockey players from the state had criticized the exclusion of Odia players in the national camp, from where the squad will be selected […]

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Odisha police to use drones for surveillance during men's Hockey World Cup

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to ensure proper security in and around the Kalinga stadium during the men’s Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar, the Commissionerate Police has decided to use drones for surveillance & traffic management during the tournament. According to sources, there will be a restriction zone for flying drones near the stadium except for […]

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Portion of road in Bhubaneswar caves in

Bhubaneswar: A portion of road connecting Nicco Park and Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar caved in today creating panic among commuters. As per reports, a five-foot deep manhole developed on the road. Locals said that a few days back sewerage work was undertaken on the roadside of the stretch where the hole developed. “Due to poor […]

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HWC 2018: ‘Fan Village’ for fans' interaction with Hockey players

Bhubaneswar: The organisers of the Hockey World Cup 2018 today took a step forward for the sport spectators when they revealed that this year there will be dedicated spectator zones at the Kalinga Stadium gallery, known as the ‘Fan Village’, where each one can experience the game like never before. Due to the increasing interest […]

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Countdown to Odisha Hockey World Cup begins

Bhubaneswar: With barely 99 days away for the Hockey World Cup, all eyes are set on the Kalinga Stadium where the mega sporting extravaganza is scheduled to kick off in November 28. While the city is gearing up to host the  grand affair, promotion for the event is also on in full swing. The state’s […]

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No Central funding to Odisha for hosting Hockey World Cup 2018

Bhubaneswar: The Centre is not providing any funds to the Odisha government to organise the Men’s Hockey World Cup scheduled to be held at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar in November this year. In reply to a query from BJD’s Koraput MP, Jhina Hikaka in Lok Sabha, Union Minister of State for Sports, Rajyavardhan Singh […]

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Naveen bats for 'green' Hockey World Cup

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today flagged off a mega plantation drive to promote the upcoming Men’s Hockey World Cup at Kalinga Stadium as a “Green World Cup.” With the mega quadrennial sporting event all set to kick off in November this year, the State government has decided to initiate a mass plantation programme in […]

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Asian Games 2018: Indian Sport Climbing squad announced in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The Indian Sport Climbing squad for the upcoming Asian Games to be held in Indonesia from August 18 was announced by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday. This is the first time that a sport climbing squad will represent India in the prestigious championship. The team comprising Karnataka’s Bharath Pereira, Manipur’s Maibam […]

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Kalinga Stadium all set with new blue turf for Men's Hockey World Cup

Bhubaneswar: Kalinga Stadium which is the next destination for Hockey’s biggest spectacle, the Men’s World Cup scheduled to be played in November and December this year, has laid out an all new blue turf for the much-awaited event. Two new state-of-the-art turfs which have been laid at both the main and the practice grounds inside […]

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DGP to ask Home Ministry for NSG deployment during Men's Hockey World Cup

Bhubaneswar: With Bhubaneswar getting ready to host the Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018 from November 28 to December 16, the Odisha Police has decided to write to the Home Ministry to station National Security Guard (NSG) commandos in the city during the tournament. After a review meeting held in the State Capital, Odisha DGP Rajendra […]

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2nd State Sport Climbing Championship concludes at Kalinga Stadium

Bhubaneswar: Rajani Bisi and Anupama Swain were adjudged the best male and female climbers in the 2nd State Sport Climbing Championship that concluded yesterday at the Kalinga Stadium Sport Climbing Complex in Bhubaneswar. DSYS Commissioner-cum-Secretary Vishal Dev presented the trophies to the climbers during the prize distribution ceremony. The two-day Championship which began on June […]

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Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018: Kalinga Stadium renovation work in full swing

Bhubaneswar: The state government is on its toes to ensure a “world class ” experience for players and spectators at the Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018, scheduled to begin at the Kalinga Stadium hockey complex in November. Capacity of the main stadium at the complex will increase from existing 8,000 to 15,000  on completion of […]

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Concerns raised over plan to serve liquor to VIPs during Hockey World Cup

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Sports department’s plan to serve liquor in the VIP Lounge of Kalinga Stadium during the upcoming Men’s Hockey World Cup has raised many eyebrows. Although liquor will be served only to the foreign delegates and officials of International Hockey Federation (FIH) and members of other associations, many have raised questions over the misuse […]

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Preparations for Men’s Hockey World Cup in Odisha on right track: FIH

Bhubaneswar: Hockey fever will grip the state capital again this year. Temple City Bhubaneswar is gearing up for the Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 as a part of which a preparatory meeting was held at the State Secretariat today. Officials of the State Sports department, Hockey India and International Hockey Federation (FIH) attended the meeting […]

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Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018: Odia doctor appointed FIH Medical Officer

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Col Dr Bibhu Kalyan Nayak from Odisha, an expert in Sports Traumatology and Sports and Exercise Physiology, has been appointed as the FIH (International Hockey Federation) Medical Officer for the prestigious Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018 to be held from November 28 to December 16 at Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar. A native of Bhubaneswar, […]

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Men's Hockey World Cup: Odisha CM launches online ticket sale

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today launched the online ticket sale for the upcoming Hockey Men’s World Cup to be played at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar by receiving the first ticket of the tournament from CEO of Hockey India, Elena Norman in presence of Odisha Sports Minister, Chandra Sarathi Behera. The ticket sale announcement […]

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Marathon against acid attacks held in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: With an objective to create awareness among the people against the heinous crime of acid attack on girls and women, a marathon ‘STOP-A-THON’ was organised at Bhubaneswar on Sunday. Women and Child Development (W&CD) Minister Prafulla Samal flagged off the marathon at Kalinga Stadium which covered nearly 4 kms in the city. DGP RP […]

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High-performance athletics academy in Odisha by July-August

Bhubaneswar: With an aim to nurture budding sports talent, the State Government is all set to launch the much awaited high-performance Regional Athletics Academy at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar by the month of July or August this year. The government has already prepared the blueprint for the establishment of the academy which will have world […]

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Kalinga Stadium swimming pool to reopen next week

Bhubaneswar: After public outcry fuelled by its abrupt closure in September last year, the Biju Patnaik Swimming Pool complex inside the Kalinga Stadium has finally been reconstructed within deadline and will be reopened from the second week of May. “All preparations barring few things have been completed and after two to three days it will […]