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Joy To Watch: 3-YO Odisha Kid Does Some Clean Hitting With Cricket Bat

Meet Aahwan Malla from Kendrapara, Odisha. He is just 3-year old but he hits ball with his toy cricket bat with immaculate timing. He seems to have gotten quite good at striking the ball with his toy bat.

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Dussehra: Odisha Sports Fraternity Opts For At-Home Celebrations

With the Covid-19 induced guidelines in place this year, Dusshera is being celebrated as a low key affair. Odisha sports fraternity is not only well aware of the fact, rather they are observing Puja with extra caution. “I enjoy Puja a lot every year. However, due to Covid-19 norms in place this year there is […]

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Govt Jobs: Centre Adds 20 More Sports Disciplines For Recruitment

New Delhi: The Union government has included 20 more sports disciplines like tug-of-war, mallakhamb and para-sports among others for direct recruitment of meritorious sportspersons in Group C level government posts, the Ministry of Personnel and Public Grievances said in an order issued on Tuesday. The move comes following a proposal from the Department of Sports […]

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Sports Ministry To Remove Rs 2-Lakh Salary Cap For Indian Coaches

New Delhi: The Sports Ministry on Saturday announced the doing away with of the Rs 2 lakh cap on the salary given to Indian coaches training elite athletes in a bid to encourage them to produce better results and attract former players to become high performance trainers. The announcement came after the ministry’s decision on […]

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SAI Resumes Sports Activities In Capital's JLN And National Stadiums

New Delhi: The Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Tuesday started activities in two out of its five stadiums in the national capital after the central government green-lighted resumption of outdoor sports in a phased manner. According to a SAI statement, sporting activities have resumed at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium […]

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COVID-19: Tennis world commits over $6m for player relief program

The governing bodies of world tennis have said that they will raise in excess of $6 million to support the players affected by the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In April, the International Tennis Federation had said that the ITF, along with ATP and WTA, and organisers of the four Grand Slams (Tennis Australia, […]

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For this Odisha wheelchair bodybuilder, no hurdle is insurmountable

Berhampur: Despite losing both his legs in a train mishap and being stricken by penury, his determination to reach the peak of success never let him down. The story of Gadadhar Sahu, a wheelchair bodybuilder, is one of grit & guts. After winning the Mr Odisha title in the year 2016 and being conferred Mr […]

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Virat Kohli 1st Indian With 50M Instagram Followers

New Delhi: Virat Kohli has become the first person from India to have 50 million followers on Instagram. The captain of the Indian men’s cricket team is regarded as one of the best batsmen in the current generation. He has so far 930 posts on the picture-sharing website and is following 480 people. The 31-year-old […]

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Odisha Lawn Ball Team To Debut At Khelo India Youth Games

Bhubaneswar: For the first time, a 10-member State Lawn Ball team from Odisha will participate in the Khelo India Youth Games to be played at Guwahati from January 10 to 22. The Odisha State Bowling Association (OSBA) on Friday announced that five women and five men players from the State will be a part of […]

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Sports To Be Made Part Of CBSE System, Says Minister Kiren Rijiju

Chennai: Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports (independent-in-charge) Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday said the CBSE was preparing a system to ensure sports becomes a substantial part of education to determine the achievement of a student. “Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) has already announced setting up a Board for Sports Education. Now, under the new education policy, […]

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Alexander Zverev knocks out Federer in Shanghai Masters quarterfinals

Shanghai: Swiss superstar Roger Federer followed Serbian Novak Djokovic out of the Shanghai Masters quarterfinals after a three-set defeat of 6-3, 6-7 (7), 6-3 to Germany’s Alexander Zverev here on Friday. The 22-year-old fifth seed will face Austria’s Dominic Thiem or Matteo Berrettini of Italy in the semi-finals on Saturday. Federer, the champion in Shanghai […]

Ravi Shastri re-appointed as India head coach

New Delhi: The three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising of Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy on Friday re-appointed Ravi Shastri as the head coach of the Indian team till November 24, 2021. The three members marked each individual separately. While Shastri got the job, Mike Hesson came second and Tom Moody came third. […]

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Two Odia players in 18-member Indian Hockey team for FIH Series

Bhubaneswar: Two players from Odisha, Birendra Lakra and Amit Rohidas have been selected in the 18-member Hockey team for FIH series scheduled to begin at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar from June 6. The Indian team will be led by skipper Manpreet Singh while Birendra Lakra will hold the backline as the vice-captain. Harmanpreet Singh, […]

Indian junior paddlers corner four bronze medals

Bangkok: India’s young paddlers sparkled in the SET Thailand Junior & Cadet Open, clinching four bronze medals here on Sunday. Oishik Ghosh and Ashish Jain (Hope Boys’ Singles), Sayani Panda (Hope Girls’ Singles) and the Junior Boys’ Team of Manush Shah, Reagan Albuquerque and Deepit Patil displayed great skill and grit to power their way […]

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Sharapova pulls out of French Open with shoulder injury

London: Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has pulled out of the upcoming French Open because of her long-standing shoulder injury. The 32-year-old has not played since pulling out of an event in her native Russia at the end of January and had a small operation in February, reports the BBC. The two-time Roland Garros champion […]

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Indian boxers dominate Asian Championship on the opening day

Bangkok: World Championships’ silver medallist Sonia Chahal (57kg) entered the Asian Boxing Championships quarter-finals asserting her dominance with a 5-0 win over Vietnam’s Do Nha Uyan, while four other Indian boxers made a winning start on the opening day of the event here on Friday. Makran Cup gold medallist Deepak (49kg) completely outclassed Vietnam’s Loi […]

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IPL 2019: BCCI releases complete group stage schedule

New Delhi: The schedule of the group stages of the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is out with all eight teams playing seven home matches at their respective home venues. The schedule is balanced in terms of afternoon matches/weekend matches and travel. The board has factored the 2019 Lok Sabha elections dates/phases […]

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Dream11 to be official partner for IPL

New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday announced Dream11, Indias biggest sports game, as the official partner for the Indian Premier League (IPL). This four-year exclusive partnership will begin with the upcoming IPL 2019 season. Additionally, the ‘Official Fantasy Game’ of IPL will also be powered by Dream11. This […]

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Injury not serious, Neymar assures fans

London: Neymar has reassured fans that an injury he suffered during Brazil’s 1-0 victory over Cameroon in a friendly is not serious. The Paris Saint-Germain forward limped off early in the match at Stadium MK on Tuesday with what appeared to be an adductor muscle injury, reports Xinhua news agency. “It was nothing serious,” Neymar […]

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Bajrang Punia becomes first Indian to be ranked World No.1 in Wrestling

New Delhi: Bajrang Punia, who got a silver medal in last months World Championships at Budapest, is ranked No.1 in the world in his weight category, according to the ranking chart released by the United World Wrestling on Saturday. Punia who competes in Freestyle 65 kilogram class, thus became the first Indian to be ranked […]

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We are well prepared for Ranji Trophy: Odisha Captain

Bhubaneswar: While speaking to OTV, captain of Odisha cricket team, Biplab Samantaray said his team is very well prepared for the Ranji Trophy scheduled to begin from November 1. “Our preparation is going really well. We are excited about the new faces in the team especially Rajesh Mohanty, who was part of the U-19 Asia […]

Delhi government jobs for those who excel in sports

New Delhi: The Delhi cabinet on Monday approved government jobs for those sportspersons from the city who excel in their field. “Cabinet approves jobs in Delhi government for those sportspersons who excel in their sports. Rules to be notified within one month,” Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted. The step was taken to encourage and support […]

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Pro Kabaddi: U Mumba see off Jaipur Pink Panthers in humdinger

Chennai: Siddharth Desai and Iran skipper Fazel Atrachali sizzled as U Mumba got the better of inaugural champions Jaipur Pink Panthers 39-32 in a see-saw Pro Kabaddi clash at the…

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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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Divyang karateka L. Ramesh Kumar from Odisha wins gold in global event

Rayagada: Divyang karateka L. Ramesh Kumar of Rayagada bagged gold medal in the 4th International Karate Championship 2018 organised by the All India Seishinkai Shito Ryu Karate Do Federation held at the Netaji Indoor Stadium in Kolkata from July 28 to 29. Ramesh was accorded a grand welcome by different sports organisations and citizen forums […]