Category: Sports

Three new sports added to Khel Mahakumbh this year

More than 2 lakh participants expected in event expected to start later this month Uttarakhand is all set for this year’s Khel Mahakumbh. Three new sports- swimming, archery and fencing have been added for the first time. These three new sports will be organised only at the state level. The mega sports event is expected to be held from November 15 onward...

Volleyball tourney ends at Uttaranchal University

The first Sushila Devi Memorial Volleyball Tournament organised by Uttaranchal University concluded on Thursday. International volleyball players Lalit Kumar and Ratish Nayar participated in the event as special guests. Dean Rajesh Bahuguna said that 26 teams participated in the three-day tournament. In the women category, Uttaranchal University and DAV (PG) College reached the finals while Uttaranchal University and Maharaja...

Virat has agreed to play D/N Tests: Ganguly

The BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Friday said that Indian skipper Virat Kohli is open to the idea of playing day-night Tests and it could be a reality in near future. He had a meeting with Kohli in Mumbai on Thursday where the idea was floated. “I must say that Virat Kohli is agreeable to it. There are reports...

Rohit, Rahane, Ranchi & Rain

Sharma (117*) scores third hundred in his fourth innings as Test opener & adds unbeaten 185-run for 4th wicket with Ajinkya (83*) to put India front after top-order failure Rohit Sharma continued his sensational run as a Test opener with his third hundred of the series, allowing India to regain control of the proceedings after a top-order collapse in...

GPL concludes with Buffalo Sabres as victors

The three day long Gurukul Premier League 2019 concluded on Thursday afternoon with Buffalo Sabres team winning the finals. The matches were played among 10 teams on the grounds of Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Faculty of Engineering and Technology. The qualifier one match was played between two winning teams -Buffalo Sabres and Rising Star. Buffalo Sabres won the toss and...

Khel Mahakumbh to be organised in November

More than two lakh players are expected to participate in this year’s ‘Khel Mahakumbh- 2019’ to be held in the first week of November in all parts of the State. Aimed at finding and promoting new talent in sports, these games would be organised at Nyay Panchayat, Block, district and State-level. In view of organising these games successfully, a...

CM inaugurates National Games secretariat in Doon

Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat reviewed preparations for the 38th national games proposed to be held in Uttarakhand in 2021. He also inaugurated the national games secretariat at Maharana Pratap Sports College. Rawat said that all preparations for the national games should be completed within the fixed time frame. For the national games proposed in November 2021, all preparations should...

Anti-rabies drives held in Dehradun

Leading up to World Rabies Day on September 28, Humane Society International/India organised anti – rabies awareness and vaccination drives for a week in 25 residential societies of Dehradun. The drives aimed to empower local residents with the knowledge to protect themselves from bites, preventing rabies and saving lives. Anti – rabies vaccination drives were held on September 27-28 under the...

All India Squash Championship concludes

The four-day long All India Squash Open Championship came to end in Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya. In the boys category from 11 to 19 years and girls under 15 and 17 category, final matches were played in Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya stadium. The top three position holders were given awards and cash prizes. The Urban Development minister Madan Kaushik and vice...

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...