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Swimming, Cross Country competition ends

During 19th state inter district swimming and cross country competition 2019,  40 Wing PAC won Baijanti trophy while IRB II won four gold and one silver medals. Pushkar Shah of IRB II Haridwar was given the award of best swimmer. The three-day long contest came to an end with Vinay Singh from Champawat getting first prize in 50 metre...

Need for something new

I’ll be marked now so need to work on new strategy every time, says Sindhu Indian badminton ace P V Sindhu says she will be marked by opponents after her World Championships Gold and would need to constantly discover “new things” in her game to maintain her stranglehold on international badminton. Olympic Silver medallist Sindhu became the first Indian...

Dengue toll reaches 1113 in U’khand

The menace of dengue is continuing surge in Uttarakhand. On Thursday the state health department reported 59 new cases of the disease. In provisional state capital Dehradun which is reeling under onslaught of the disease, the authorities reported 28 new cases of the disease on the day. With them the total number of patients affected by the disease has...

Former player alleges anomalies in selection

A former player of Ranji Trophy camp has alleged that the recent selections made by Cricket Association of Uttarakhand (CAU) were biased and just an eyewash without searching for the real talent from the district. For forthcoming under 19 team trials, better facilities must be provided to cricketers in the interest of the nation, he said. Addressing a press...

8th District level WUSHU championship held

About 150 girls and boys of various age groups participated in the 8th district level Wushu championship organised in the hall of Bada Akhada at Kankhal on Tuesday. The championship started with stone breaking demonstration by senior students in which they broke 10 marble slabs placed one over the other with one blow of the hand. Presiding over the...

Sindhu 1st Indian shuttler to win World Championships

PV Sindhu on Sunday scripted history as she became the first Indian to win badminton World Championships gold by beating arch-rival Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in a lop-sided summit clash here. The Olympic silver-medallist won 21-7, 21-7 in the final that lasted just 38 minutes. Two years after being robbed off the gold by Okuhara in an epic 110-minute...

Fifth District roller skating championship held

The fifth district roller skating championship was organised by Haridwar district roller skating association in the skating rink of new Saint Thomas Academy at Roshnabad here on Sunday. As many as 250 participants from 13 schools in Haridwar, Rishikesh and Roorkee participated in the event. Presiding as chief guest, the municipal council chairman Rajiv Sharma said that skating is...

Deepa, Punia win Rajiv Khel Ratna

Ravindra Jadeja, 18 others get Arjuna Award Rio Paralympics silver medallist Deepa Malik was on Saturday nominated for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the country’s highest sporting honour, joining Asian and Commonwealth Games champion wrestler Bajrang Punia. The name of 48-year-old Deepa, who won a silver in shot put F53 category in 2016 Rio Paralympics, was added for the...

CM expresses happiness on BCCI recognition

The Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has expressed happiness on the decision of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to give recognition to Uttarakhand. Terming it in the interest of the state, the CM said that apart from promoting cricket, the decision would help in providing better opportunities to players of the state. Rawat said that...

Almora lad to manage Indian team in Indonesia

The 17-member Indian contingent participating in the President Cup International Boxing Tournament 2019 to be held from July 20 to 29 in Indonesia will be managed by an Uttarakhand native. Indonesia Boxing Association has invited the elite men and women boxing team from India to participate in this international competition. Uttarakhand Boxing Association member and State sports joint director...