Dhyanchand

  • Hockey India to felicitate the living legends of 1975 WC winning team May 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Continuing with its initiative of recognising the efforts of players who have brought laurels to the country, Hockey India (HI) will felicitate the greats, who won the only World Cup for India in the year 1975 at Kuala Lumpur, on May 14. Besides felicitating the players, HI will also...
  • Bharat Ratna controversy: Who said what November 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Two days after cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar was bestowed with the Bharat Ratna, political parties are demanding that their leaders should also get India's highest civilian award. Some want former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to be honoured with the award while others are pitching for hockey great...
  • Giving Bharat Ratna to Sachin an overdose of honour: RTI activist November 18, 2013

    Right to Information (RTI) activist Subhash Agarwal said giving Bharat Ratna to master blaster Sachin Tendulkar is an oversode of honour. He said, "Sachin has been given Bharat Ratna against the existing rules. He was given the highest honour in sports and also a Rajya Sabha seat. I think it...
  • Why Bharat Ratna to Sachin, he didn't play cricket for free: JDU November 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Janata Dal United leader Shivanand Tiwari on Monday stoked another controversy by saying that Bharat Ratna awardee Sachin Tendulkar did not play cricket for free. Questioning the Centre for not conferring the honour on hockey great Major Dhayanchand, he said, "Sachin is a good player but he was...
  • Chouhan demands Bharat Ratna for Dhyanchand, Chandrababu for NTR November 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Politics is being played over the Bharat Ratna now. After master blaster Sachin Tendulkar and scientist Professor CNR Rao were awarded the Bharat Ratna, various political parties are demanding that their leaders too should get the same. The Bharatiya Janata Party has demanded the honour for former Prime Minister...
  • BCCI recommends Kohli, Gavaskar for Arjuna and Dhyanchand awards April 30, 2013

    Mumbai: The Cricket Board (BCCI) has recommended the names of young batsman Virat Kohli for the prestigious Arjuna award and former captain Sunil Gavaskar for the Dhyanchand lifetime achievement honour to the sports ministry. Confirming this, BCCI sources said that Tuesday was the last date for recommending the awards to the...
  • Warriors look to halt Waveriders' dream run January 28, 2013

    New Delhi: An ever-improving Jaypee Punjab Warriors would be hoping to put a stop to table toppers Delhi Waveriders' unbeaten run when they clash against each other in a round-robin match of the Hockey India League at the Major Dhyanchand Stadium here on Tuesday. Led by the inspirational Sardar Singh,...
  • Aug 29 is National Sports Day. Did you know? August 29, 2012

    Today is, or was, Sports Day in India. August 29, the birthday of hockey legend Major Dhyanchand, is celebrated as the National Sports Day. Great that we recognise the efforts of India and world's greatest ever hockey player, but what proportion of India remembers that we even have a Sports...
  • Sachin can get Bharat Ratna later: Azhar December 17, 2011

    Former India captain Md. Azharuddin feels hockey wizard Major Dhyanchand deserves Bharat Ratna more than Sachin Tendulkar. ...
  • Cops caught on camera black marketing tickets March 6, 2010

    New Delhi: In a glaring security lapse at the ongoing Hockey World Cup, man in uniform was caught on camera selling tickets in black. Network 18 team captured on camera Rohtash, a policeman posted outside the Dhyanchand National Stadium in New Delhi selling tickets. The incident was captured minutes before...
  • Book on Dhyanchand hopes to inspire hockey players November 19, 2008

    New Delhi: In India's sporting folklore there are few men who are revered as much as hockey wizard Dhyanchand. Although much has been written about his exceptional skill on the field, now comes a personal account of the man behind the legend. Sports Minister MS Gill on Wednesday released a book...