Sports and Culture

Tuesday, July 17, 2018Governor inaugurates SFA Football League Phase II

SRINAGAR, JULY 17: Governor N.N. Vohra inaugurated the Inter State Football Academy - Football League Phase-II at the Astro Turf, Tourist Reception Centre, Srinagar. Sh. K. Vijay Kumar, Advisor to Governor, Sh. Parvez Ahmed, Chairman J&K Bank, Sh. Mohammad Javed Khan, Commissioner Youth Services and Sports were present on the occasion.

Governor interacted with the teams of football players who


Sunday, July 15, 2018Sindhu enters Thailand Open final

Bangkok, July 14: India's star shuttler P.V. Sindhu overcame Indonesian Gregoria Mariska Tunjung in three games here on Saturday to set-up the Thailand Open women's singles final against reigning world champion Nozomi Okuhara of Japan.

World No.29 Gregoria stretched World No.5 Sindhu in the first two games of a semi-final. Second seed Sindhu dug deep to win the first game 23-21 before losing t


Sunday, July 15, 20182nd ODI: England beat India to level series

London, July 15: England dominated with both bat and ball to defeat India by 86 runs in the second One-Day International (ODI) at Lord's here on Saturday.

Having posted a total of 322/7 in their 50 overs, England proceeded to dismiss the visitors for 236 runs.

The hosts have now levelled the three-match series at 1-1. India had thrashed England by eight wickets in the series opener.



Saturday, July 14, 2018PM releases video of Hima's win track, says he was 'touched deeply'

New Delhi, July 14: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday released a video of Hima Das, the first Indian Woman to win a gold in World Athletic track, and said her getting emotional while singing the National Anthem touched him "deeply".

"Unforgettable moments from Hima's victory. Seeing her passionately search for the Tricolour immediately after winning and getting emotional while singing t


Friday, July 13, 2018Gold at IAAF: Kovind, Modi, Rahul hail athlete Hima Das

New Delhi, July 13: President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday hailed Hima Das who created history by becoming the first Indian athlete to win a gold at an IAAF event.

"Congratulations to our sensational sprint star Hima Das for winning the 400m gold in the World Under-20 (in Finland)... A very proud moment for Assam and India, Hima; n


Thursday, July 12, 2018India to field against England in 1st ODI

Nottingham, July 12: India won the toss and elected to field against England in the first One-Day International (ODI) match at Trent Bridge here on Thursday.

For India, pacer Siddharth Kaul made his debut while England have included Dawid Malan in the team.

England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, David Willey, Liam Plunk


Thursday, July 12, 2018England has proved itself, says coach

Moscow, July 12: Although England lost the semi-final to Croatia in the FIFA World Cup, "the whole thing is beyond where we thought we might go", coach Gareth Southgate has said.

A superb Kieran Trippier free kick gave England an early lead in their semifinal against Croatia on Wednesday before Ivan Perisic equalised with a 68th minute volley.

Mario Mandzukic then secured his team a place


Wednesday, July 11, 2018A batch of 4,956 pilgrims left for Amarnath

Jammu, July 11: A batch of 4,956 pilgrims left Jammu on Wednesday to perform the Amarnath Yatra, police said.

The yatris left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas for the Kashmir Valley in two escorted convoys of 161 vehicles as 2,677 headed for Pahalgam and 2,279 for Baltal base camps.

So far, 1,17,785 pilgrims have performed puja at the Cave Shrine. Over 13,000 pilgrims performed it on Tuesday.


Wednesday, July 11, 2018Inter School sports tourney takes off at GGHSS Bhaderwah

BHADERWAH: Inter school tournament for U/19 girls took off here at Government Girls Higher Secondary School.

With participation of around 159 girls drawn from various Higher Secondary Schools, the event will witness contests in Volleyball, Kho Kho, Kabaddi, Chess, Badminton, Carrom etc.

The tournament, organised by Department of Youth Services and Sports (DYSSO) Doda, was inaugurated by