Monday, August 10, 2020


Punjab rural development dept to develop 1500 parks and playgrounds in the villages: Tript Bajwa

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government in an effort to provide maximum facilities in the villages of the state is developing parks and constructing playgrounds in the villages. Disclosing this in a press statement issued here today, the Rural Development and Panchayat Minister Mr. Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa said that this year 1500 parks and playgrounds would be constructed by the Rural Development Department, Punjab.

Punjab youth services launches vigrous awareness campaign against drugs and Aids: Rana Sodhi

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Youth Services Department has launched a vigorous online awareness campaign under Mission Fateh to aware the youngsters against drugs, AIDS and to donate blood.

Odisha announces program to take hockey skills to elite level

BHUBANESWAR:After a good start with the inaugural girls program of 30 trainee cadets capacity, Naval Tata Hockey Academy Odisha (NTHAO), the states Hockey High Performance Centre (HPC) that was launched a year ago in Kalinga Stadium, is all set to induct 30 boys in the coming months.

Foreign Jamaatis free to leave India after apology, SC told

NEW DELHI:The Centre on Thursday informed the Supreme Court that foreign nationals, against whom criminal proceedings are pending in connection with the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in New Delhi, are free to leave the country after tendering an apology.

Jalandhar to have 55 model playfields in the rural belt

JALANDHAR: The district administration has decided to build 55 model playfields in Jalandhar. Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development) Vishesh Sarangal said that the Punjab Government has decided to promote the sports by building these model playfields among the youths which would help them to excel in their lives by providing them requisite sports infrastructure.

Ridicules SAD leadership for blaming Govt on spurious liquor tragedy - Rana Sodhi

CHANDIGARH:Lambasting at the Akalis for their dubious role for blatantly accusing Captain Amarinder government for hooch tragedy, the Sports Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi said it was nothing but pot calling the kettle black as similar incidents had occurred in 2012 and 2016 in Gurdaspur and Batala respectively during their regime.

Ramandeep an inspiration for all young hockey players: Arshdeep

NEW DELHI:Nineteen-year-old Arshdeep Singh is determined to seal a place in the Indian junior men's hockey team in the near future after missing out on the Six-Nation Championship in Spain last year due to a knee injury. He has expressed that he is inspired by the way forward Ramandeep Singh has dealt with injuries in his international career.

Pharma Students of Aryans shine in MRS-PTU Results

MOHALI: Students of Aryans College of Pharmacy (ACP), Rajpura, Near Chandigarh brought laurels by giving their excellent performance in the Final Examinations.

Haryana to organise 'Khelo India' event in Dec 2121

 CHANDIGARH:  Haryana Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs, Mr. Sandeep Singh said that organizing of  'Khelo India - 2021' will be done in the last months of next year. This sports event will be organized in Panchkula, Haryana, next year after the completion of Olympic Games.  

Prince Khullar appointed as Senior Vice Chairperson of Punjab Youth Development Board

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Sports and Youth Services Department today appointed Prince Khullar as Senior Vice Chairperson of Punjab Youth Development Board. He assumed the charge of his office at the presence of Chairperson Mr. Sukhwinder Singh Bindra.

Punjab Sports University invites application for PG Diploma and Degree courses

PATIALA:Maharaja Bhupindera Singh Punjab Sports University, Patiala has initiated registration for admission in four more courses including PG Diploma and Master Degree Courses.

Prez Kovind gifts bicycle on Eid to budding cyclist

NEW DELHI:President Ram Nath Kovind has gifted a bicycle to a budding young cyclist who works part-time as a dishwasher in Ghaziabad. The boy who hails from Bihar, studies in class 9 at Sarvodaya School in Delhis Anand Vihar.

Modi govt's Vision 2022 to make India poverty, corruption free

NEW DELHI:Modi government is pursuing big goals to mark the 75th anniversary of the independence in 2022. The government has prepared a vision document through which it aims to make a New India by 2022 by eradicating poverty and corruption. It plans to achieve this goal through inclusive and sustainable development.

Pawandeep Singh to carry out the trial of the vaccine of covid-19 on his body

CHANDIGARH:Haryana Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs, Sandeep Singh, was presented with an affidavit by a resident of Ambala Cantonment, Pawandeep Singh to carry out the trial of the vaccine of COVID-19 on his body.

ED out to unravel big time money laundering in Punjab, Politicians, Bureacrats involved

NEW DELHI: As the Enforcement Directorate (ED) turns the heat on the liquor mafia, politicians and bureaucrats in Punjab in one of the biggest liquor scams in the country, the police and the state excise department seem to be buying time in sharing evidence with the central probe agency.

Punjab sports university invites application for PG diploma and degree courses

CHANDIGARH:Maharaja Bhupindera Singh Punjab Sports University, Patiala has initiated registration for admission in four more courses including PG Diploma and Master Degree Courses.

Princepal Singh, a great inspiration for Punjab Youngsters: Rana Sodhi

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Sports Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi congratulated Princepal Singh for his selection in League-G of National Basketball Association (NBA), the premier men’s professional basketball league of United States of America (USA).

As covid cases rise , Capt Amarinder Singh govt appoints young IAS officers to coordinate & manage pandemic in districts

CHANDIGARH:Amid increasing number of Covid cases in the state, the Punjab government has appointed young IAS officers as nodal officers in Amritsar and Patiala to effectively manage the rising caseload in the two Government Medical Colleges, as well as coordinate with private sector hospitals providing tertiary level Covid care.

3 jumbo Covid hospitals planned as Pune div surpasses Thane

PUNE:After a month's hiatus, the Pune division has once again overshot Thane district in terms of Covid-19 deaths and cases, with the Maharashtra government now planning to set up at least three mega hospitals in the city, officials said here on Tuesday.

Case of Wrong recruitment on scheduled caste seat

CHANDIGARH:After the intervention of the Punjab State Commission for Scheduled Castes, the Local Bodies Department has issued a charge sheet against two executive officers of the department and the former Municipal Council President in a five year old case of wrong recruitment of ETT teacher on scheduled caste seat.

Clubs to have mandatory women's team within two years: AIFF

KOLKATA:The All India Football Federation (AIFF) will make it mandatory for clubs to have a women's team as part of the licensing criteria in the next couple of seasons, the sports body's general secretary Kushal Das has sa

Four-day AIFF-SAI joint special reconversion course kicks-off

NEW DELHI:As part of AIFFs plan to guide SAI coaches to understand the process of AFC-AIFF coach education system, All India Football Federation, in association with Sports Authority (SAI), is conducting a Special Reconversion Course which kicked-off on Monday.

Rohit's innings was very special in the 2007 WT20 final: Yuvraj

NEW DELHI:Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh jogged down memory lane and recalled the famous night in Johannesburg on September 24, 2007, when India beat Pakistan to win the inaugural edition of the World T20 (now known as T20 World Cup).

Shameful, says Capt Amarinder on petty politics by Akalis on Covid Relief Fund when people are dying

CHANDIGARH: Reacting strongly to the Akali attack on his government on the CM Covid Relief Fund, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday expressed shock at the petty politics being indulged by the Akalis in the state at a time when people were dying.

I don't mind getting hurt, just don't want to get out: Virat Kohli

NEW DELHI:The 2014 tour of England is one that saw current India skipper Virat Kohli struggle against the swinging Dukes ball in English conditions. With scores of 1, 8, 25, 0, 39, 28, 0,7, 6 and 20 in the five Tests of that tour, he averaged just 13.50 in his ten innings. However, Kohli doesn't see the tour as a disappointment.

Wrestling champion Sushil Kumar with his coach Guru Satpal encourages first virtual Tang Soo Do participants

NEW DELHI: Champions never stop and always find their ways to success. We all know that this is only possible with true commitments and determinations. The same valour is shown from the participants of First National Tang Soo Do Virtual Championship 2020.

Sports Minister Rana Sodhi accords Rs.1.5 crores to three bronze medalists of Para Asian Games

CHANDIGARH:Recognizing the feat of 3rd Para Asian Games’ medal winners and fulfilling the commitment of state government to provide cash incentives to sports gems, Punjab Sports Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi today honoured three bronze medal winners with Rs.1.5 crore at his official residence here.

Washington D.C. residents will have to wear masks outside

WASHINGTON:Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has issued an executive order that requires residents of the US capital city to wear masks whenever they step out of their homes.

IYC demands reopening of gymnasiums

NEW DELHI: Emphasising on job losses among the youth during the coronavirus pandemic, the Indian Youth Congress (IYC), here on Tuesday, demanded reopening of gymnasiums.

When homes double up into offices, nurseries and schools

NEW DELHI:With the lockdown one has had no option but to stay indoors, turning the spotlight on homes and interior spaces. We have had plenty of time to think about what is lacking, what is needed and what to indulge in, considering home is where all the action is nowadays.

Kohli excited about creating awareness around animal endangerment

MUMBAI:Team India skipper Virat Kohli's apparel line Wrogn, in association with wildlife channel Animal Planet, is launching a new collection - Animal Planet X WROGN.
"I've been associated with Wrogn since inception and we take some exciting initiatives season after season. I couldn't be happier that Wrogn is taking a step in the direction of creating awareness around animal endangerment," said Kohli.

Decision on 2021 ICC Women's World Cup in next two weeks

AUCKLAND:With the International Cricket Council (ICC) postponing the Men's T20 World Cup because of the COVID-19 pandemic, New Zealand Cricket chairperson Greg Barclay has stated that a decision on the 2021 Women's World Cup will be made in the next two weeks.

Eng vs WI, 2nd Test: We've given ourselves a chance to win, says Broad

MANCHESTER:Veteran England fast-bowler Stuart Broad has given an insight into team's plan for the fifth and final day of the second Test against West Indies at the Old Trafford.Riding on half-centuries from Kraigg Brathwaite (75), Shamarh Brooks (68) and Roston Chase (51) the visitors avoided follow-on on penultimate day of the Test on Sunday.

NYC to enter reopening phase 4 on Monday

NEW YORK:New York City will enter phase four of reopening on Monday as scheduled, but without resuming additional indoor activities, officials confirmed.
In phase four, lower risk outdoor arts and entertainment activities can resume, including television and film production, reports Xinhua news agency.

Players, coaches hail Odisha Sports' support to Indian football

NEW DELHI:It was in 2018 that All India Football Federation (AIFF) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the state government of Odisha which has seen a number of national teams -- U-15, U-17, Indian Arrows and even the senior women's team being hosted by the state and gain access to state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure in the process.

Registration for admissions in specialized undergraduate courses in Punjab Sports University from July 20

CHANDIGARH:Registration process for admissions in specialized three-year undergraduate courses in Maharaja Bhupindera Singh Punjab Sports University, Patiala will start from July 20.

Sania Mirza amongst 100 Olympian and Paralympian to share experience online

NEW DELHI:Tennis ace Sania Mirza says during the lockdown she missed playing matches on court the most; for which she worked hard and even got back in shape after delivering a baby. Mirza made her comeback to tennis earlier in January this year, when she won the Hobart International before playing an integral role in helping India seal a historic play-off spot in the Fed Cup. However, her comeback came to a quick halt due to the pandemic and resulting freeze in the tennis calendar.

Sports, physical activities help imbibe life values in kids: Mandira Bedi

NEW DELHI:Just like most parents, actor and fitness icon Mandira Bedi, who swears by the philosophy of 'sweat now, shine later', tried to ensure a healthy and active lifestyle for her son while they stay home. Asked how big of a concern is fitness of her child, she shared that as a parent, her inevitable worry has been to keep her son active during this prolonged stay at home duration. "Due to the pandemic, the kids have been completely locked inside their houses and are left with fewer options to stay rejuvenated. I have always believed that sports and physical activities help imbibe life values and are as essential as proper nourishment for a kids proper development," she said.

Crowd funding, source of fund in Kerala gold smuggling case

THIRUVANTHAPURAM:The ongoing probe by Customs and the NIA in the now controversial gold smuggling case, in which even the office of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is allegedly involved, has revealed it was crowd funding -- the main source of funds in gold smuggling.

Cabinet decision to create more employment opportunities for sportspersons a milestone: Rana Sodhi

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Sports Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi today expressed gratitude towards the entire Council of Ministers, especially Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh for the significant decision taken to create more employment opportunities for the sportspersons.