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  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 Pankaj Advani Wins 29th National Snooker Championship Title [ Sports ]

    Pankaj Advani clinched his 29th Indian National Snooker Championship title. Advani won Indian National Snooker Championship with a 6 - 0 win over Pandurangaiah of Railways in a one-sided final. He became only Indian men’s cueist to be holder of all national billiards and snooker

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  • 2 India to Host World Billiards Championship for Next Four Years [ Sports ]

    The Billiards and Snooker Federation of India (BSFI) declares that India will be home to World Billiards Championships for next four years. Last year, prestigious tournament was held in Bengaluru.

    Pankaj Advani of India, in World Billiards Championship

    Pankaj Advani of India, in World Billiards Championship

    Pankaj Advani of India, in World Billiards Championship

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  • 3 India Gets Its Own Multi-Sports Museum in Kolkata [ Sports ]

    India’s Fanatic Sports Museum (FSM) opened to public in Kolkata. It is presented jointly by sports historians Boria Majumdar and industrialist Harsh Neotia. India has two other cricket museums, one in Pune and other in Chennai.

    Boria Majumdar's sports museum in Kolkata

    Boria Majumdar’s Sports Museum in Kolkata

    Boria Majumdar’s sports museum in Kolkata

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  • 4 Wesley So Wins 2017 Tata Steel Chess Tournament [ Sports ]

    Wesley So won the 79th edition of prestigious Tata Steel Chess tournament in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands. In 13th and final round 23-year-old chess player from United States beat Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi with black pieces. He finished with a total of nine points.

    Grandmaster Wesley So tops Tata Steel chess fest

    Grandmaster Wesley So Tops Tata Steel Chess Fest

    Grandmaster Wesley So tops Tata Steel chess fest

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  • 5 PV Sindhu, Sameer Verma Won Syed Modi International Badminton Championships Titles [ Sports ]

    India bagged three titles at tournament. Shuttler PV Sindhu awarded to her first title of 2017 at Syed Modi International Grand Prix badminton championships. Sameer Verma emerged victorious in men’s section of tournament. The mixed doubles pair of N. Sikki Reddy and Pranaav Jerry

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  • 6 Sports Ministry Constitutes Committee to Identify Athletes Under TOP Scheme [ Sports ]

    The Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has reconstituted TOP committee. Committee’s objective is to identifying and supporting potential medal prospects for 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games. Games are under Target Olympic Podium (TOP) scheme.

    Sports Ministry reconstitutes committee to identify athletes

    Sports Ministry Reconstitutes Committee to Identify Athletes

    Sports Ministry reconstitutes committee to identify athletes

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  • 7 Virat Kohli Becomes Fastest Cricketer to Score 1000 Runs as ODI Captain [ Sports ]

    Indian batting star Virat Kohli became fastest to complete 1, 000 runs as ODI skipper in third ODI against England in Kolkata. Kohli achieved milestone in 17 innings, beating AB de Villiers’s record. Villier, South African skipper had scored 1000 runs in 18 innings in 2013.

    Kohli becomes fastest cricketer score 1000 runs as ODI captain

    Kohli Becomes Fastest Cricketer Score 1000 Runs as ODI Captain

    Kohli becomes fastest cricketer to score 1000 runs as ODI captain

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  • 8 Saina Lifts Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold [ Sports ]

    Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal notched up her first title after a career-threatening injury. Saina Nehwal won the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold 2017. She defeated Thailand shuttler Pornpawee Chochuwong in final.

    Saina Nehwal lifts Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold 2017 prize

    Saina Nehwal Lifts Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold 2017 Prize

    Saina Nehwal lifts Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold 2017 prize

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  • 9 Farrukh Amonatov Wins Delhi International Open Chess Tournament [ Sports ]

    Top seeded Grandmaster Farrukh Amonatov won the 15th edition of the Delhi International Chess tournament. In 10th and final round of tournament, Amonatov settled for a draw with Grandmaster Diptayan Ghosh. He scored 8.5 points out of a ten and stayed a half point ahead of Ghosh a

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  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 Indian Women Boxers in Final of Nation’S Cup in Serbia [ Sports ]

    Indian women boxers started off 2017 on a high with good showing at the season-opening Nations Cup in Serbia. Five medals have been assured by Indian boxers after four of them entered the semi-finals while one made the final of the event.

    Gurbax Singh Sandhu with Indian boxer’s team

    Gurbax Singh Sandhu with Indian Boxer’s Team

    Gurbax Singh Sandhu with Indian boxer’s team

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  • 2 Gujarat Wins First Ranji Trophy Title [ Sports ]

    Gujarat won its maiden Ranji Trophy title by defeating defending champion Mumbai by five wickets in the final match held at the Holkar stadium in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Mumbai has won the Ranji title for record 41 times in the past.

    Gujarat skipper Parthiv Patel

    Gujarat Skipper Parthiv Patel

    Gujarat skipper Parthiv Patel

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  • 3 Sports Minister Vijay Goel Inaugurates Khelo India Competitions [ Sports ]

    Sports Minister Vijay Goel inaugurated the Khelo India National-level competitions for various sports for Under-14 and Under-17 children. It is The Delhi leg of the competitions, organized by Sports Authority of India. Minister also presented medals to the winners of the swimming

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  • Jan 12, 2017
  • 1 PR Sreejesh Becomes Member of FIH Athletes’ Committee [ Sports ]

    The Indian hockey team captain PR Sreejesh has become a member of International Hockey Federation Athletes’ Committee. The committee comprises a total of eight current and former hockey players. Sreejesh’s role will be to seek and provide feedback to the FIH on behalf of all athl

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  • Jan 10, 2017
  • 1 Virat Kohli Named Team India ODI, T20 Captain [ Sports ]

    Virat Kohli took over leadership for the upcoming limited-over series against England. Mahender Singh Dhoni resigned as the skipper of the ODI and T20 team of Indian cricket. Indian test captain and star batsman Virat Kohli selected to lead the team.

    Image of Virat Kohli

    Image of Virat Kohli

    Image of Virat Kohli

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  • Jan 8, 2017
  • 1 Sania Mirza Wins 2017 Brisbane International Women’S Doubles Title [ Sports ]

    Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza picked up her first title of the season, combining with American Bethanie Mattek-Sands to lift the Brisbane International women’s doubles title. She ended up losing the World No 1 crown to her partner. Sania will go back to pairing with Czech Republi

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  • Jan 7, 2017
  • 1 India Wins 2016 SAFF Women’S Championship [ Sports ]

    The first half remained impressive for the hosts; the second half was absolutely one-sided. There was only the India women’s football team dominating all aspects of play. Sajid Dar’s women army overpowered Bangladesh with a 3-1 score in the SAFF Women’s Championship 2016 final at

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  • Dec 27, 2016
  • 1 India’S Arjun Bhati Wins in Kids Golf World Championship [ Sports ]

    Arjun Bhati bagged the first position in the Kids Golf World Championship after defeating South Africa’s Methu Denish during the three-level final match in Malaysia. Out of the 21 counties that participated in the tournament, Arjun secured the first position scoring 2 extra shots

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  • Dec 18, 2016
  • 1 Pankaj Advani Won World Billiards Title in Bengaluru [ Sports ]

    Ace Indian player Pankaj Advani won the 11th World Billiards Championships title. Advani began on a strong note by pocketing the first two games, 150 points against 33 and 150 against 95. Advani won his 16th world title overall.

    IBSF World Billiards Championship held at the KSBA

    IBSF World Billiards Championship Held at the KSBA

    IBSF World Billiards Championship held at the KSBA

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  • Dec 17, 2016
  • 1 India Lifts Second Junior Hockey World Cup Title, First Time in 15 Years [ Sports ]

    With 25,000 people cheering the team on in a stadium that could accommodate just 15000, the boys did just that and were crowned world champions. Junior Indian men’s hockey team beat Belgium. This was India’s first title in 15 years after they won their maiden on back in 2001.

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  • Nov 30, 2016
  • 1 Asian Youth Karate Championship Won by 7 - Yr - Old Bandipora Boy Hashim Mansoor [ Sports ]

    After seven - year - old boy Hashim Mansoor, from north Kashmir’s Bandipora district has brought laurels to not only the state but India as well by winning gold in Asian Youth Karate Championship.

    Hashim Mansoor win Asian Youth Karate Championship

    Hashim Mansoor Win Asian Youth Karate Championship

    Hashim Mansoor win Asian Youth Karate Championship

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  • 2 32-Year-Old IAS Officer Won the Gold at Asian Para-Badminton Championship [ Sports ]

    District Magistrate of Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh, Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj scripted history by becoming the first ever-serving Indian bureaucrat to win a Gold medal at the highest level of any sporting event in the Asian Para-Badminton Championships that held in Beijing.

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  • Nov 29, 2016
  • 1 Gold Medal at AIBA Youth World Championship Won by Sachin Singh [ Sports ]

    Indian boxer Sachin Singh won the gold medal at the AIBA (International Boxing Association) Youth World Championships in the 49 kg weight class. In the summit clash held at St Peterburg (Russia), Sachin Singh defeated Jorge Grinan of Cuba by 5-0 score.

    SachinSingh gets golden punch at YouthWorld BoxingChampionships

    SachinSingh Gets Golden Punch at YouthWorld BoxingChampionships

    Sachin Singh gets golden punch Youth World Boxing Championships

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  • Nov 16, 2016
  • 1 ICC Announces First-Ever Women’S World T20 in 2020 [ Sports ]

    ICC has decided to organize first-ever women’s World T20 in 2020. After having led West Indies Women to victory in the 2016 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 on Sunday, Stafanie Taylor was picked as the captain of the team for ICC Women’s World T20 of the tournament.

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  • Nov 15, 2016
  • 1 Padmini Rout Winner of 2016 National Women Premier Chess Championship [ Sports ]

    International Master Padmini Rout won the 2016 National Women Premier Chess Championship. She scored a hat trick after winning the championship in 2014 and 2015.Padmini played out a hard fought draw with her Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) teammate Eesha Karavade helping

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  • Nov 14, 2016
  • 1 Tejaswin Cracks 12yr Old National Senior Record in High Jump [ Sports ]

    Delhi’s Tejaswin Shankar smashed the 12-year old national senior record in high jump with a leap of 2.26m on the inaugural day. He managed to win the gold in the under-18 category on the opening day of the 32nd National Junior Athletics Championships in Coimbatore.

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  • Nov 13, 2016
  • 1 Indian Women’S Carrom Team Got Gold at the 7th World Carrom Championship in Birmingham (UK) [ Sports ]

    The Carrom World championship is held every four years and this year’s edition is considered the largest so far with over 15 countries participating in the elite event including USA, Germany, Canada, France, and Italy. The first day starts with doubles followed by the Swiss leagu

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  • Nov 6, 2016
  • 1 Indian Women’S Hockey Team Wins Asian Champions Trophy 2016 [ Sports ]

    Indian Women’s hockey team won the Asian Champions Trophy 2016 in Singapore. This was the maiden win of Indian Women’s hockey team in this tournament. India was playing in the final for the second time in the tournament.

    Image of Indian Women’s Hockey Team

    Image of Indian Women’s Hockey Team

    Image of Indian Women’s Hockey Team

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  • Nov 3, 2016
  • 1 Pratul Joshi Wins Bahrain International Challenge Badminton Tournament [ Sports ]

    The Bahrain International Challenge badminton tournament was won by Pratul Joshi- Indian shuttler in the men’s singles category. He won the finals played at Segayya in Bahrain by beating his brother Aditya Joshi with 21-17, 12-21 and 21-15 score.

    Image of Pratul Joshi

    Image of Pratul Joshi

    Image of Pratul Joshi

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  • Oct 22, 2016
  • 1 SC Freezes BCCI’S Transactions with State Cricket Bodies [ Sports ]

    Supreme Court has frozen all financial transactions between the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) and state cricket associations until they abide by Justice RM Lodha Committee recommendations.

    Supreme Court requested the Lodha Committee to appoint an independent audito

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  • 2 India Won Kabaddi World Cup for the Third Time [ Sports ]

    2016 Kabaddi World Cup was won by India by beating Iran with 38-29 score in the finals at the Arena By Trans Stadia in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. With this India becomes one and only winner of all the Kabaddi World Cup (Standard Style) events including in 2004, 2007 and 2016.

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