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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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