Asian Games
Sports  /  Published 29.01.20

87.86m throw a surprise: Neeraj Chopra

It was the second day of May last year. Athlete Neeraj Chopra decided to go under Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala’s scalpel in Mumbai to fix his right elbow. There was apprehension about his comeback as the su...
By Angshuman Roy in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 21.03.20

PK, always a helping hand

The first time I met PK Banerjee was in 1979. I was with the junior India team and the senior team was in a transitional phase. The 1982 Asian Games was still three years away and the process of build...
By Biswajit Bhattacharya

Sports  /  Published 03.12.18

Forget 2014 incident, says Pak hockey team

The Pakistan hockey team on Monday put behind the bitter memories of the Champions Trophy in 2014 and was effusive in its praise of the city and its spectators.Talking to reporters during their visit ...
By Lelin Mallick in Bhubaneswar

Jharkhand  /  Published 11.06.20

More help at hand for former Games cyclist

Much-needed financial aid continues to pour in for former Asian Games cyclist Swaran Singh who has been forced to work as a security guard to make ends meet.Fourteen former sportspersons, mostly cycli...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur

Jharkhand  /  Published 06.06.20

Former Asian Games cyclist to meet Hemant

Former international cyclist Swaran Singh will be heading to Ranchi sometime next week to put his representation for monetary help to the Jharkhand government.He will be accompanied by some former cy...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur


West Bengal  /  Published 28.09.18

After victory lap, Swapna Burman in home stretch

The golden girl of Jalpaiguri, Swapna Burman, returned home on Friday after 11 months.This is the first time that Swapna came to north Bengal after winning gold at the heptathlon event in the Asian Ga...

Sports  /  Published 26.07.19

Swapna conquers barriers to live her seven-event dream

Never say die. These words sum up golden girl Swapna Barman’s attitude to life.A gold in heptathlon in the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games may have been the high point of her career till now, but Swapna ai...
By Madhumita Ganguly in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 28.08.19

Rana shoots questions at award panel

“If they don’t want to give me the Dronacharya Award, that’s fine. But please don’t sully my name,” a rather upset Jaspal Rana said from Rio de Janeiro, where the ISSF World Cup is being hel...
By Elora Sen in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 03.06.20

Former Asian Games cyclist lives in abject poverty

Swaran Singh, a 70-year-old former cyclist who represented India at the 1970 Asian Games, is now living in abject poverty.Singh, who lives alone in a dingy rented room at steel city’s Baridih slum, ...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur

India  /  Published 21.08.18

Saurabh wins Asian Games gold. He's only 16

By AP and PTI in Jakarta


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