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Wrestling competition in Bhaderwah from August 18
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JAMMU, Aug 17: Wrestlers from various parts of the country will participate in wrestling competition which will be held on August 18 to 19 August in Bhaderwah town, in the premises of Govt Hr Sec School boys Bhaderwah. “The Dangal is being organised by the Youth Action Committee in association with Indian Army and other organisations ,” President of the Committee , Naseer Mehboob Padder said.“This event is a regular feature in Bhaderwah for the past some years,” he said. 50 wrestlers from various parts of the country would take part in 15 selected bouts in the game, he said, adding, over 20,000 wrestling lovers are expected to witness the annual event.He informed Rohit Sharma, Abdul Haq, Mohan Singh Baloria, Sajid Sarmadi , Rafayat Ganai, Kamran Khan, Sheikh Mushtaq Chunna , Rocky , So...
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Geoff Boycott delays commentary resumption
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MUMBAI, Aug 17: Former England opener Geoff Boycott, who was planning to resume his Test Match Special (TMS) cricket commentary career from the third Test match between England and India had delayed his appearance in the box. The 77-year-old Boycott recently underwent quadruple heart bypass surgery, but is recovering well and was hoping to be in the commentary box during Trent Bridge Test (beginning on 18th August). Speaking exclusively over telephone from his Wetherby home, he said, "I feel weakness and have no energy to sit for the five full days and therefore have decided to commentate in the last two Tests matches". "I am hoping to be fully fit till then". India's 4th and 5th Test matches will be played between August 30-Sept. 4 (Southampton) and September 7-11 (London) respecti...
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Jodhamal wins KCIS U-10 Soccer tourney
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JAMMU, Aug 17: Jodhamal Public School won the first of its kind Junior (under-10 boys) Independence Day Football Tournament, organised by KC International School (KCIS) on its campus, here. In the title clash, Jodhamal defeated the hosts KCIS 4-0 in well played game. Earlier, in the semifinals of this two-day event, KCIS trounced Heritage School 3-2 via tie-breaker while Jodhamal outplayed GD Goenka School 3-0, again via tie-breaker. Preliminary round: Jodhamal Public School bt Alexander Public School 8-0; Heritage School bt Ashoka Higher Secondary School 2-1. In all, six schools of the city took part in this tournament played on knock-out basis. In the valedictory function, Director, Directorate of Sports and Physical Education, University of Jammu, Dr. Doud Iqbal Baba was chief guest,...
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Poonch TT team leaves Distt level competition
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POONCH, Aug 17: Table Tennis team from district Poonch today left for Leh to participate in the district level (boys and girls) competition in all age groups, organised by the Department of Youth Services and Sports (DYSS). The three-day competition shall take place from August 18 to August 20. The district contingent is accompanied by Mohd Tariq, Narinder Singh and Anju Devi as officials. The Team: BOYS: Ridam Kapoor, Pratham Sudan, Akhshit Tandon, Madhov Sharma, Mosin Rizvi, Vanshik, Zafer, Anthony, Par Navigation, Faisal Mirror, Anoj, Nipin, Baljeet. GIRLS: Sohani, Bommi, Devanshi and Vanshika....
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JU’s sports calendar begins August 27
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JAMMU, Aug 17: Directorate of Sports and Physical Education, University of Jammu (JU) today released the annual calendar of activities finalized and approved in a meeting held under the guidance of Director, Dr. Daud Iqbal Baba. The meeting attended besides others by Physical Training Instructors (PTIs) and other representatives from the colleges on the campus, here. The annual calendar of activities shall start with Cross Country men race on August 27, followed by the women’s event the next day on August 27. Both the events shall be held on the campus roads, here, a handout issued here today informed....
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Roll Ball trials on Aug 21
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JAMMU, Aug 17: Jammu and Kashmir Roll Ball Association shall be conducting two-day trials to select the state team for the forthcoming Sub-Junior (Under-14) National Roll Ball Championship to be held at Pune in Maharashtra from September 14 to September 16. The selection trials shall take place at MA Stadium Skating Rink on August 21 and August 22 from 5 pm onwards, a handout issued by the Association here today informed. Those interested players have been advised to contact Madhu Sharma (9419148556), Sudhir Singh (9419109609) and Ashraf Dujoo (9419179740) for the selection trials....
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BN Gazi football tourney kicks off
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JAMMU, Aug 17: Late Baba Nazeeb-u-ddin memorial football tourney was kicked off at BN Gazi Sports Stadium in Bandipora District here on Friday. In the Inaugural match of tournament, Iqbal FC Kaloosa defeated SFA Bandipora in plenty shootout by 3-2. Both the teams played aggressively but in the end it was Iqbal FC Kaloosa who successfully managed to counter SFA Bandipora in plenty shootout by 3-2. It was a match in which balance kept shifting from one end to other throughout the allotted time. Later in plenty shootout Iqbal FC Kaloosa successfully managed to counter SFA Bandipora by, 3-2. Nasir, Touseef and Basit scored plenty from Kaloosa FC side, whereas Alim and Musadiq scored plenty from Baba Kareeme FC. Meanwhile hundreds of people and sports lovers from Nook and corner of area wit...
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Asian Games 2018: India pull out of paragliding event
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NEW DELHI, Aug 17:India and Philippines have pulled out of the paragliding event at the Asian Games 2018, leaving the competition between just 18 countries. The Asian Games will be held from August 18 to September 2 in the twin cities of Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia. The paragliding event at the Asian Games will begin on August 20 with the men's and women's Individual Accuracy discipline. The 18 countries participating in the event are: Afghanistan, China, Kuwait, Indonesia, Hong Kong China, IR Iran, Japan, Korea (KOR), Malaysia, Thailand, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Qatar, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Public relations officer of the Indonesian Aero Sport Federation (FASI) Tagor Siagoan said that India and Philippines withdrew after their parti...
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6th Sub Jr North Zone Sport Climbing Championship from Sept 12
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JAMMU, Aug 14: The 6th Sub Junior North Zone Sport Climbing Championship for boys and girls shall be conducted by Mountaineering Association of J&K at Sprawling Buds ICSE School, Bantalab , Jammu from September 12 to 13. About 250 climbers from Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Uttrakhand besides the host J&K are expected to participate in the 2-day championship. Since it is a Sub Junior Zonal championship only those climbers, both boys and girls, born in 2005 & 2006 are eligible to compete in the competitions which shall be conducted both in Lead and Speed climbing. However, to give exposure to budding climbers of the state the organizers have now also included the Mini category, both for boys and girls ( born in 2007, 2008 and after), for lead climbing o...
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KCIS organizes Inter-School Junior Soccer Challenge
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JAMMU, Aug 14: KC International School, Jammu hosted the KCIS Independence Day Junior Soccer Challenge for Under 10 boys on August 13 and 14in the school premises. Six schools participated in the tournament. The tournament is a great initiative to bring forth the importance of sports in the holistic development of the younger generation. Dr. Doud Iqbal Baba, Director, Directorate of Sports and Physical Education Department, University of Jammu, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. The tournament commenced on Day 1 with the march past of the teams, where all the participating teams proudly marched to the drum beats. The first match of the day was played between Jodhamal Public School and Alexander Public School. The match was a fine start to the event with Jodhamal Public School be...
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Asian Games gold medallist Hakam Singh passes away
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CHANDIGARH, Aug 14: Asian Games gold medallist athlete Hakam Singh today passed away at a private hospital in Sangrur, Punjab. He had been ailing for some time and was undergoing treatment for liver and kidney ailments. Hakam Singh won gold in 20 km race walk event during the 1978 Asiad at Bangkok. The Dhyan Chand awardee had also served as Havaldar in the 6 Sikh regiment. Punjab Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi expressed profound grief over the demise of Singh. Condoling the demise of the athlete, Rana Sodhi said that both Punjab as well as the country would remember the glorious achievements of Singh in the sporting arena. He termed the passing away of Singh as end of an era and an irreparable loss to the sports fraternity. ...
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Dance Association helping Kashmiri youth realize their Bollywood dream
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JAMMU, Aug 14: Jammu and Kashmir based budding singers and dancers have a platform to hone their skills and have adequate opportunities. Dance Sports Association Jammu and Kashmir is helping Kashmiri youth in becoming professional singers, dancers and models. Their Srinagar center serves as the grooming center where they receive professional training and advice. The Association has so far organised musical shows and competitions to provide a platform to their students to showcase their talent. The association aims to support the dreams of the Kashmiri youth to gain name and fame in Bollywood....
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Bakshi Stadium to be developed as per international standards: Advisor
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SRINAGAR, Aug 14: Advisor to Governor K Vijay Kumar today said the renovation work of the Bakshi stadium is going on in full swing and that it will be developed as per the international standards. He said this while felicitating the participants of 18th Asian Games-2018 to be held at Jakarta Indonesia from August 18th. The advisor accompanied by Secretary Youth Services and Sports Sarmad Hafeez and other senior sports persons and officials of Youth Services and Sports. Advisor said the central government has already sanctioned Rs 44 crore for renovation of the stadium that was damaged in 2014 floods. He said the government is committed to develop the sports infrastructure of the state and that work is going on many projects simultaneously including the renovation of Bakshi Stadium and M...
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Nikita brings laurels in Taekwondo Championship in Malaysia
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JAMMU, Aug 13: Nikita- 12th class student of Delhi and daughter of Shri Amarnath Yatra Welfare Society (SAYWS) National General Secretary Raju Chandel has brought laurels for India by winning Gold medal in 3rd Gewinn Malaysia Open International Taekwondo Championship 2018 in 48 Weight category which was started on 10th to 12 August. Nikita and other girls were left on August 9 from New Delhi to participate in the 3rd Gewinn Malaysia Open International Taekwondo Championship 2018. Nikita set a new record in the 48kg category and bagged the first gold for India. “With an aim of breaking my own record, I came here and I have broken the record again by winning the Gold medal and I am totally overwhelmed,” she told media. With Gold medals in her kitty now, Nikita has now set eyes on the upco...
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Favouritism continue to play in JKCA, allege players
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JAMMU, Aug 13: The already tainted premier cricket body of State, Jammu, and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) finds itself again in a controversy as Hyderya Sports Trust alleges favouritism in the recent selection of players for the Vijay Hazare trophy. According to the players, JKCA has recently released a list of 35 selected players for the Vijay Hazare trophy which will start in the month of September. It has been learned that some of the selected players who are in foreign countries figure in the selected list. “How come the players who are currently in foreign countries, and have not even attended the trails got selected,” questions Mirza Musadiq Hussain secretary Hyderya Sports Trust. The trust also alleged that selection was not done on the basis of merit but nepotism that has...
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Middle-finger gesture was "unintentional: Sohail Tanvir
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MUMBAI, Aug 13: Pakistani fast-bowler Sohail Tanvir is not the first international cricketer showing middle-finger gesture in the match. There have been instances of Virat Kohli, Ishant Sharma and Greg Chappell (coach), who too have sparked such controversy in the game. Playing in the Caribbean Premier League (for Guyana Amazon Warrior), the 33-year-old left-arm medium pacer Tanvir was fined 15% of his match-fee for showing this gesture following Ben Cutting's wicket. "I am not aware about the other players and can't comment on their gesture (towards fans) but honestly speaking my action "just happened unintentionally", Sohail Tanvir, said over telephone from the island. "Honestly speaking there was no intention of teasing the Australian batsman (Ben Cutting)". On the previous b...
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Army organises Carrom Board competition
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JAMMU, Aug 13: Army has organised a Carrom Board Competition at Drangdhuran region of Kishtwar District. A total of 27 youth participated with zeal and enthusiasm. The competition provided an opportunity for the youth and Army personnel to connect and share light-hearted banter in a relaxed, friendly and informal atmosphere. The youth expressed their appreciation for giving them an opportunity to showcase their talent. The competition ended with prize distribution for the winners, with consolation prizes among all participants....
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Angry Contractors holds protest against Sports Council
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JAMMU, Aug 13: Angry contractors, who have pending payments with the J&K State Sports council (JKSSC) today held protest demonstration outside the office of the Secretary at Bakshi Stadium, here. As per the reports reaching here, the contractors, who were demanding early release of due payments, stopped the staff from entering the office thereby disrupted the normal working. Since, Secretary Sports Council, Rajnish Kumar was not present in office because of his ongoing tour of Jammu, the agitating contractors were pacified by other senior officers, including Administrative Officer with the assurance that their concern will be conveyed to the concerned quarters....
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Self interest’s all over in Roller Skating
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JAMMU, Aug 12: In the last week or so the sports which is news notoriously is roller skating which otherwise is considered to be very glamorous, attractive and above all was always keeping the state flag high by winning medals at nationals and international level. Roller Skating had the reputation of producing international stars and the players who, time and again, emerged champions in the country including Arjun Gandhotra, Mir Daniyal, Divij Balotra, Paras Thakur, Ananya Khajuria and likes, who were always on a roll to bring laurels to the State. However, the situation is altogether different now as the present players are found wanting at the Nationals in terms of winning medals. The sorry state of affairs is that the state which had the habit of winning good haul of medals in thi...
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Jammu boy Chandeep wins 2 gold medals for India
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JAMMU, Aug 12: Jammu and Kashmir's ace Para athlete, Chandeep Singh, despite all odds, converted his disability into an ability to emerge golden boy of the country and the State as well by winning 2 gold medals for India in the ongoing Kimunyong Cup Taekwondo Championship, being held in Korea. Chandeep has the honour of winning gold medals in Asian Taekwondo Championship at Vietnam and Kathmandu Kyorugi & Pomsae International Taekwondo Championship at Nepal. Having won medals at the International level in Taekwondo, Chandeep has the distinction of being adjudged as the World's Fastest Skater by US based Golden Book of World Records as also by the Assist Book of World Records. Chandeep has a long journey of excellence in sporting world as after shining in football, athletics and skatin...
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Colombo crows are deadly
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MUMBAI, Aug 12: World's renowned cricket statistician Mohandas Menon has spotted a dead crow placed near the pitch at the R. Premadasa, Colombo, where the fifth and final ODI was played between Sri Lanka and the visiting South African team. Menon has been feeding statistical data to Sony Ten commentators. Speaking exclusively over telephone from Colombo, hours before the match on Sunday, he said, "it is just placed on stick (stump height) outside the main pitch and will be removed before the match". "I understand this ensures that no other crows comes in the vicinity and it really works". "I have not seen anywhere else in Sri Lanka. There are lots of crows near this ground". Later, the Sri Lankan manager Charith Senanayake, speaking also exclusively, said, "it is just to prevent...
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Fencing trails from Aug 16
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JAMMU, August 12: Jammu and Kashmir Amateur Fencing Association shall be holding selection trials to pick up state team for the upcoming 20th Sub-Junior and 15th Cadet Under-17 National Fencing Championships going to be held at Cuttack in Odisha from September 12 to September 16. The trials shall be held at Indoor Complex, MA Stadium, here from August 16 to August 18 from 9 am onwards, a handout issued here today informed. To facilitate the fencers, the Association has decided to hold trials on different dates for three events of Epee (August 16), Foil (August 17) and Sabre (August 18), the handout added....
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APS BD Bari clinches Inter School Badminton Trophy
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JAMMU, Aug 11: True sportsmanship can be inculcated in ones persona through sports only. Sports are one of the most happening thrills of life. With this thought, APS BD Bari hosted Inter Army Public Schools (cluster -1) Badminton Tournament 2018-19 from August 8 to 11at Police Auditorium, Gulshan Ground here. 8 Army Public Schools under cluster -I participated in this tournament that included APS Damana, APS Kaluchak, APS Jammu Cantt, APS Miran Sahib, APS Ratnuchak, APS Sunjuwan, APS Samba and the host school APS BD Bari. The winners trophy was clinched by APS BD Bari, proving their true sportsmanship, dedication and high competitive spirit and the Runners Up trophy was bagged by APS Jammu Cantt. Sonia Sharma and Master Nishkarsh Saini of APS BD Bari were adjudged as the best playe...
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Murali Vijay's duck at Lord's saddens his parents
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MUMBAI, Aug 11: Both the parents of Murali Vijay were sad when their son was back in the pavilion without scoring a run at Lord's. "We are extremely sad and were in shock to see him bowled in the very first over", Vijay's father, R. Murali, speaking exclusively over telephone from Chennai, said. Senior Murali very well remembers his son missed a hundred at Lord's in 2014. "Yes, I do remember he missed the century at Lord's by mere five runs". Interestingly, on both occasions he became Anderson's victim. "My wife (Rajlakshmi) was in the other room. She prefers not to watch TV when Murali is playing. When wicket fell, I immediately conveyed the sad news to her and obviously she became upset". "Before leaving for England tour Murali came to us for blessings and I wished him to sco...
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Martial Arts Championship organised
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JAMMU, Aug 11: Martial Arts Championship was commenced at Rhyme Time Playway School, Mohalla Dalpatian, Jammu. The Championship is being organized by Karun Khajuria. On the Championship occasion, Santosh Mehta, Principal, Rhyme Time Playway Nursary Cum Primary School was the the Chief Guest at the opening of event. In the championship DBN School Mubarak Mandi 1st Position, 2nd ACM Public School Janipur Jammu, 3rd Rhyme Time Public School. During the championship DBN School Mubarak Mandi bagged 10 Gold, 2 Silver, 4 Bronze, ACM Public School Janipur bagged 5 Gold, 8 Silver, 8 Bronze. Rhyme Time Public School 4 Gold, 10 Silver, 3 Bronze, Abhay School 5 Gold. The Championship was organised under the supervision of Karun Khajuria (Chairman), Officials and Instructors of the Society....
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