Asian Games
Sports  /  Published 11.06.21

Fighter Dingko Singh bows out of the ring

Born and brought up in a poor peasant family from Sekta Mayai Leikai in Imphal East, Dingko had a passion for sports from an early age. But it was only in 1990 that he could pursue his dream when he j...
By Robert Sapam in Imphal

Jharkhand  /  Published 05.12.20

Centre help for Asian Games cyclist

The central government has granted Rs 2.5 lakh to former international cyclist Swaran Singh, who is currently working as a security guard at Vijaya Homes, a residential complex in Baridih township of ...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur

Jharkhand  /  Published 21.10.20

Help for struggling former international cyclist

Two ex-Loyolians have extended financial assistance to Swaran Singh, a former cyclist who represented India at the 1970 Asian Games. Siblings Jaswinder Singh and Baldev, who live in Canada, were kind...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur

Sports  /  Published 29.08.20

Honour for pool pioneer Sachin Nag

As a 10-year-old, he was literally in deep waters when he swam for his life, trying to escape being trapped in a police lathicharge on civil disobedience volunteers by jumping into the Ganges in Varan...
By Arindam Bandyopadhyay in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 24.07.20

Asian Games gold upgrade

The Indian medals tally at the 2018 Asian Games was augmented on Thursday, with the 4x400m mixed relay team's silver medal being upgraded to gold and Anu Raghavan's fourth-place finish in the ...
By Elora Sen in Calcutta


Jharkhand  /  Published 19.07.20

Cyclist gets financial help from US

Swaran Singh is a former cyclist who represented India in the 1970 Asian Games in Bangkok. Now, he works as a security guard at Vijaya Homes in Baridih. Three siblings from the US have come forward t...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur

Sports  /  Published 28.10.19

Bridge duo aim to play their cards right

In September 2018, Pranab Bardhan and Shibhnath Dey Sarkar won the gold in the men’s pair event of the bridge competition at the Asian Games.And suddenly a veil seemed to lift from the sport which, ...
By Madhumita Ganguly in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 22.02.20

Maidan great no more

Former India footballer Ashoke Chatterjee passed away at a city hospital in the wee hours of Saturday. He was 78. Chatterjee, a striker, made his national team debut against Japan in the Merdeka Cup i...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 11.02.20

Ministry set to probe

The sports ministry is contemplating an inquiry into an “unauthorised” Indian team’s participation in a ‘circle style’ kabaddi World Cup in Pakistan, which has kicked up a storm. The players...
By PTI in New Delhi

Sports  /  Published 27.11.19

Track to range, a mother-son story

One blazed the tracks in her heydays, while the other is yearning to shoot to glory. That is the story of Jyotirmoyee Sikdar and her son Avrojyoti.It is not easy to take up a sport in India, and when ...
By Elora Sen in Calcutta


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