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t20 global league: kxip's preity zinta to own stellenbosch franchise

from punjab to paarl – bollywood actress and ipl kings xi punjab team co-owner, preityzinta, has been confirmed as the owner of the stellenbosch franchise in the t20 global league.durban, south africa – april 21: preity zinta signs autographs during the ipl t20 match between kings xi punjab v kolkata knight riders from sahara park on april 21, 2009 in durban, south africa.photo by anesh debiky / gallo images“i am extremely proud to announce and warmly welcome preity zinta to south africa and the t20 global league family,” said cricket sa chief executive, haroon lorgat.“the introduction of a bollywood star like preity zinta speaks volumes for the t20 global league and finalizes an eminent and enviable group of owners. her experience...




sjoerd marijne appointed as new chief coach for indian men's team

hockey india congratulates 43-year-old dutchman sjoerd marijne on being appointed as the chief coach for the indian men’s team by the ministry of youth affairs and sports. the governing body for hockey in india also congratulates dronacharya awardee harendra singh for being appointed as the chief coach for the indian women’s team.sjoerd marijne appointed as new chief coach for indian men’s teammarijne, who is presently in holland for the europe tour which begins today, was appointed as chief coach for indian women’s team earlier this year in february. under him the team won the world league round 2 as well as won the 5-match series against belarus. in the most recent outing, the team finished 8th in the world league semi final ...




delhi dynamos sign striker kalu uche

indian super league outfit delhi dynamos have roped in nigerian forward kalu uche as their fourth foreign signing for the upcoming edition of the indian super league. this will be uche’s second stint in the tournament after previously plying his trade with fc pune city back in 2015, where he found the net 4 times in 11 appearances.delhi dynamos sign striker kalu uchethe former super eagles forward last represented spanish second division side ud almeria. the 34-year old’s presence adds further steel and experience to the frontline of the lions.the striker has previously represented the likes of levante, espanyol in spanish la liga and bordeaux in the french ligue 1. he has also scored 5 times for nigeria in 36 appearances, including 2 go...




harmanpreet kaur presented with a datsun redi-go for cricket feats

datsun india today honoured cricketer harmanpreet kaur by giving her a datsun redi-go in celebration of her fantastic performance for india at the icc women’s championship trophy 2017. as vice-captain of the indian women’s cricket team, harmanpreet led india into the finals with her unbeaten knock of 171 against australia.harmanpreet kaur presented with a datsun redi-gofor cricket feats in icc women’s championship 2017representing datsun at the event to hand over the car keys to kaur, jerome saigot, vice president, datsun india said, “datsun is working hard to help fuel the ambitions of india’s young achievers and risers. we are delighted to see women like harmanpreet make the nation proud. we congratulate harmanpreet for her outst...




hockey india names 28-member indian junior women's core group for next camp

hockey india today named the 28-member core group for the junior women’s national camp. the core group were picked after an intense selection trials conducted under the watchful eyes of david john, director high performance, hockey india.hockey india names 28-member indian junior women’s core group for next campthe core group will be trained by baljeet singh saini, coach for the indian junior women’s squad. on september 3, the players will report to the camp in sports authority of india, bhopal for the 20-day camp. this group of talented players were selected based on their performance in the 7th hockey india national hockey championship 2017 (women). the group was further assessed during the previous national camp in sai, bengal...




fc goa confirms participation in the goa pro league

fc goa has confirmed its participation in the upcoming season of the goa pro league after the gfa accepted the club’s application for directly entry into the top division. the club will field its developmental squad which has been training under the watchful eye of the club’s head of youth development, derick pereira and his assistant clifford miranda.fc goa confirms participation in the goa pro leaguethe club’s management welcomed the news. rahul rodrigues, vice president – operations, said “we are pleased with the decision of the gfa to allows us to take part in this season of the goa pro league. we intend to field our developmental squad which comprises of over 80% goans and has a lot of players brimming with talent. we hav...




match officials for the fifa u-17 world cup india 2017 appointed

with only two months to go before the fifa u-17 world cup india 2017 kicks off, the fifa referees committee has appointed 21 trios of match officials, representing all six confederations.match officials for the fifa u-17 world cup india 2017 appointedfor fifa, it is essential to ensure that the best match officials from all around the world are selected for fifa competitions. for some of the selected match officials, india 2017 will be another important step in their preparations for fifa’s flagship competition, the 2018 fifa world cup russia™. at the same time, this competition in india will give other ambitious fifa referees the opportunity to show their quality while taking another ste...




holland experience will help prepare for women's hockey asia cup: sjoerd marijne

bengaluru, 18 august 2017: after a two-week break post the women’s hockey world league semi final in johannesburg, the indian women’s team is back in sai, bengaluru for a three-week national camp. on august 14, the 33 core probables reported for the camp that will conclude on august 31 ahead of the team’s departure for a four-match series in the netherlands. “while we will work on bringing different variations in goal scoring and keeping ball possession, we will pay more attention to basics such as trapping and better passing during this camp. on the fitness front, i would like to see the girls get faster on the field,” expressed chief coach sjoerd marijne who will put the squad u...




confident indian men's hockey team beat austria 4-3

amstelveen (netherlands), 16 august 2017: indian men’s hockey team scored a sensational 4-3 win against austria in their final encounter during the europe tour here on wednesday. india ended the tour with three wins and two loses. it was double goals by ramandeep singh (25′, 32′) and chinglensana singh kanjugam (37′, 60′) that saw india through against austria.manpreet singh celebrates with ramandeep singhafter two successive wins against world no.4 the netherlands, the indian men’s hockey team made a steady start against austria. while they kept most of the ball possession, penetrating into the striking circle was hard to come by.  in fact, it was austria who took an early lea...




4 minervans and 3 city boys in india senior football team

after the recent good show of minerva boys in the afc cup u-23 qualifiers in qatar, 4 minervans namely, germanpreet singh, manvir singh, davinder singh and anirudh thapa have now been called by stephan constantine for the senior india squad.4 minervans and 3 city boys in india senior football teamboth germanpreet and manvir singh managed to get their names on the score sheet against singapore and turkmenistan respectively, and davinder singh proved to be a great defender and thapa commanded...




indian men's hockey team gear up for dutch challenge

the indian men’s hockey team has enjoyed three big wins on the trot at the hero hockey world league semi final that is underway here at the lee valley hockey and tennis stadium. while beating scotland 4-1 and canada 3-0 fueled india’s start at the tournament, it was the 7-1 win against pakistan on sunday that brought jubilation back home among the indian hockey fans.indian men’s hockey team gear up for dutch challengehowever, india’s skipper manpreet singh does not want to read too much into the victory, which also happens to be the biggest win against arch rivals in hockey history. “it was a very good win for us not because it was against pakistan but because we did well in the are...




odisha turns 90 days challenge into nation's pride all set to host 22nd aac

with just 90 days given to prepare, the government of odisha and the athletics federation of india pulled off an incredible story by putting together the 22nd asian athletics championship in record time. in a glittering curtain raiser a special film highlighting the planning, monitoring and supervision of the asian athletics championship was showcased.(l-r) anju bobby george, shiny wilson, pt ushathe 22nd asian athletics championship is asia’s biggest athletics event, being hosted by bhubaneswar, the capital city of odisha from july 6-9. this is the third time the premier track and field event of the continent is being held in india after new delhi (1989) and pune (2013), and is a qualifyin...




mission xi million unites people in jammu and kashmir

mission xi million reached jammu and kashmir and successfully conducted its largest seminar till date earlier today. with a record participation of more than 1300 schools from all over the state, football again lived up to its reputation of being the most popular sport in the valley. the thunderous response to the seminar held in sher-e-kashmir indoor stadium reaffirmed the fact that beautiful game can unite the people of the jammu and kashmir.mission xi million unites people in jammu and kashmirspeaking about the response at the srinagar seminar, tournament director of the local organising committee for fifa u-17 world cup india 2017, javier ceppi said, “this is a very important milestone,...




chandigarh kid shines at the football for friendship (f4f) programme in russia

the fifth season of football for friendship 2017 programme implemented by gazprom, the official partner of fifa and the 2018 fifa world cup™, concluded successfully in st. petersburg.ananya kamboj at the football for friendship program in russiathe programme, which took place from 27th june to 2nd july 2017, brought together young football players and young journalists aged 12 years from 64 countries. the young footballers were united in 8 international teams of friendship, and were accompanied by young journalists who were selected to report on the football for friendship events.india joined the programme for the first time and was represented by ananya kamboj and sujal kahar who were sele...




indian athletes begin impressively at 22nd asian athletics championships

indian interests on the opening day of the 22nd asian athletics championships were high with national record holder muhammed anas easing into the semi-finals of the men’s 400m in the morning session. incheon asian games bronze medalist arokia rajiv sailed through in first place in heat 2 of the same race, just as the third indian participant in the competition, amoj jacob also eased into the next round with a first-place finish in heat 3. the semi-finals will be held in the evening session.also read: asian athletics championships 2017 gets off to colourful startanas finished second in heat 1 behind sri lanka’s dilip ruwan, while arokia and jacob led through the majority of their respectiv...




asian athletics championships 2017 gets off to colourful start

odisha’s moment in the sun, that of adding yet another feather to its hat of staging high-quality sporting events reached a new zenith with an opening ceremony for the ages, held for the 22nd asian athletics championships at the kalinga stadium. contrary to the event being just about a dazzling array of lights and sounds, percept one conceptualized an opening ceremony that took a packed kalinga stadium on a journey of odisha’s glorious past and its promising future.shankar mahadevan performing live at aac 2017 opening ceremony, bhubaneswarthe event was flagged off by honourable chief minister of odisha, shri naveen patnaik where he stated, “it was on march 30, 2017 that odisha was named...




two more minervans get called for team india

after the recent selection of 7 minerva punjab fc players in the india u-23 squad for the upcoming afc championship 2018 qualifiers to be held in july 2017, two more minerva punjab fc players namely anirudh thapa and davinder singh have now been called to join the squad in new delhi prior to departure for exposure tour to singapore in preparation for the tournament.anirudh thapa, minerva punjab fckamalpreet singh, kamaljit singh, germanpreet singh, manvir singh, sukhdev patil, vinit rai and girik khosla had been called earlier in may for the final squad training camp at new delhi. now anirudh thapa, who turned heads in his i-league debut with mi...




hidden hunger: the perils of micro nutrient deficiency among urban kids

hidden hunger, also known as micronutrient deficiencies, afflicts more than 2 billion individuals, or one in three people, globally. hidden hunger is a form of under-nutrition that occurs when intake and absorption of vitamins and minerals (such as zinc, iodine, and iron) are too low to sustain good health and development. while undernourishment is clinically evident in impoverished children living in rural areas, malnutrition is the “hidden hunger” in an urban setting. we may think that infants are eating healthy but they may not be consuming the required amount of vitamins and minerals on a daily basis, which may be the primary reason for their nutritional deficiencies. according to n...




new dawn beckons for himachal and olympic games in india

hamirpur/himachal pradesh, june 22, 2017: today, a new dawn of hope has smiled upon himachal pradesh with the torch run of the one-of-its kind state olympic games reaching the games city hamirpur to a massive outpour of local youth. led by 3rd time mp from hamirpur, sh. anurag thakur, the visionary president of himachal pradesh olympic association (hpoa), global wrestling icon the great khali and india’s pride olympian vijay kumar, the torch run saw 10,000 youth joining them as it traversed the city spreading the inspiring slogan “khelega yuva, jeetega himachal”.the great khali, hon’able governor acharya devvrat and anurag thakur during hp state olympic gamesexpressing his sentiments ...




odisha turns 90 days challenge into nation’s pride all set to host 22nd aac

with just 90 days given to prepare, the government of odisha and the athletics federation of india pulled off an incredible story by putting together the 22nd asian athletics championship in record time. in a glittering curtain raiser a special film highlighting the planning, monitoring and supervision of the asian athletics championship was showcased.(l-r) anju bobby george, shiny wilson, pt ushathe 22nd asian athletics championship is asia’s biggest athletics event, being hosted by bhubaneswar, the capital city of odisha from july 6-9. this is the third time the premier track and field event of the continent is being held in india after new delhi (1989) and pune (2013), and is a qualifyin...