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With broom in hand, Tendulkar joins ‘Swachh Bharat’ campaign

Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s nomintaion as one of the ‘ambassadors’ of ‘Swachh Bharat’ campaign by sweeping a road in Mumbai with a broom in hand. Tendulkar was one of the nine celebrities nominated by the Prime Minister to spread awareness on cleanliness when he kicked off his ambitious campaign on October 2 on ...

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PM congratulates kabaddi teams for Asiad gold

“Good news from kabaddi continues,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday as he congratulated the women’s and men’s kabaddi teams for winning gold medals in Incheon Asiad games today. In separate congratulatory messages, Modi said “the Indian women’s Kabaddi team has made us very proud. I congratulate them on winning the Gold. A phenomenal accomplishment!” After the men’s team ...

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India emerge with reduced medal tally from Asiad

The medal count went down but Indian sports still had lots to celebrate with the men’s hockey team coming good after a long time to strike gold even as the legend of M C Mary Kom got bigger in a mixed Asian Games campaign for the country’s athletes here. Pistol shooter Jitu Rai and freestyle grappler Yogeshwar Dutt were among ...

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Paes-Bopanna ousted from Japan Open

Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna, who recently recorded a memorable Davis Cup win, crashed out of the Japan Open following a straight set defeat against Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo, here today. The unseeded Indian combine lost 3-6 2-6 to the second seeded Croat-Brazilian combo in the quarterfinal, which was over in just 51 minutes. Paes and Bopanna play with ...

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India wins gold in 4x400m women relay, 4th on trot since 2002

The women’s 4x400m relay quartet lived up to their expectations by clinching a gold after a brilliant race as India ended their athletics campaign with an impressive haul of 13 medals in the 17th Asian Games here on Thursday. The quartet of Priyanka Panwar, Tintu Luka, Mandeep Kaur and M R Poovamma won an easy race in 3:28.68 to improve ...

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Sarita Devi matter lands in doorsteps of the Olympic Council of Asia

The organising committee of Asian Games on Thursday said that Indian boxer Laishram Sarita Devi’s refusal to accept her bronze medal during the ceremony was “regretful and against the spirit of sportsmanship” and the matter has now landed in the doorsteps of Olympic Council of Asia. “The refusal to accept the medal by Indian boxer Sarita Devi was regretful and ...

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Rohit Sharma launches cleanliness campaign

India opener Rohit Sharma on Tuesday kickstarted the ‘Swachch Bharat Abhiyan’ in the state-run Indian Oil by cleaning the place with a broom along with top company officials at the firm’s marketing division head office in suburban Bandra here. Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day address had sought people’s participation in realising Mahatma Gandhi’s dream of a clean ...

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Gowda”s silver helps India stay inside top-10 at Asiad

Ace discus thrower Vikas Gowda was the country’s top performer with a silver as India added four medals to maintain their 10th position in the overall standings on a controversy-marred day for the boxers at the 17th Asian Games here today. After two productive days, it was a relatively quieter for the Indian contingent with Gowda providing the silver lining ...

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Identify talent at young age, says Sachin

Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar on Monday rued the absence of a system to identify and nurture talent early in India, saying they are spotted only in their later years, by which time it was too late for them to compete in international level. “I feel in many countries, talents are identified at a young age. That is what we ...

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Sania, Seema clinch gold; India maintain 9th place

Tennis star Sania Mirza teamed up with Saketh Myneni to clinch the gold in mixed double while Seema Punia also brought glory with her gold-winning act as India maintained the ninth position in the overall standings on the 10th day of competitions in the 17th Asian Games here today. Wrestler Bajrang and the men’s tennis combination of Sanam Singh and ...

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