Medals

  • Medals for 2014 Commonwealth Games unveiled 15-04-2014 10:13 AM

    London: The medals for the 2014 Commonwealth Games were unveiled in Glasgow to mark 100 days to the Games' opening ceremony on July 23. The gold, silver and bronze medals were displayed at an event at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, Xinhua reported. Organisers said more than...
  • Who is Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi? 26-02-2014 07:57 PM

    New Delhi: Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi took over from Admiral Nirmal Verma on August 31, as the 21st Chief of Naval Staff of Independent India and the 19th Indian to take command of the Indian Navy. Admiral DK Joshi is a specialist in Anti-Submarine Warfare and in his long and...
  • Anglian Medal Hunt boost for Indian athletes 17-02-2014 09:22 PM

    Anglian Medal Hunt is a private initiative which will fund and back Indian sportersons as they chase glory. ...
  • India-born scientist honoured in Australia 27-01-2014 06:52 PM

    An India-born scientist has been recognised by the Australian government for his distinguished service to science, particularly in the field of sustainable productivity and management of forests. Sadanandan Nambiar, a researcher at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Australia's capital Canberra was recognised with the Medal of...
  • Mitchell Johnson wins Allan Border Medal 20-01-2014 05:28 PM

    Melbourne: England tormentor Mitchell Johnson capped a remarkable summer by shading Test and one-day captain Michael Clarke to win the Allan Border Medal for Australia's player of the year on Monday. The fearsome paceman took 168 of the votes made by the media, players and umpires to beat Clarke by...
  • Army officers felicitated with gallantry and distinguished services awards 15-01-2014 02:48 PM

    Army officers and Jawans were on Wednesday honoured with gallantry and distinguished services awards in an Investiture Ceremony organised by the Army's Southern Command at Jodhpur military station. Southern Army Command Lt Gen Ashok Singh felicitated the officers in the ceremony held to mark Army day. The awards presented were...
  • Air Marshal Raha to be next IAF chief 29-10-2013 10:03 PM

    Air Marshal Arup Raha will be the next Indian Air Force (IAF) chief, succeeding Air Chief Marshal Norman Anil Kumar Browne, who retires Dec 31 after a distinguished 41-year career during which he passionately worked for the modernisation of the force. The appointment was cleared by the government some time...
  • Conscious of threats to assets, says IAF chief 08-10-2013 05:31 PM

    Indian Air Force chief NAK Browne on Tuesday said the service was conscious of the threat to its assets from terrorists and necessary steps have been taken for their protection. "It is a very valid concern. These kinds of things have happened in our neighbourhood (Pakistan) and in last two...
  • Media pressure for interview leaves ace archer Deepika in tears 27-08-2013 01:23 PM

    New Delhi: India's top women archer Deepika Kumari was in tears after being harassed by reporters for interviews on Monday. Deepika Kumari, the captain of women's recurve team, begged for privacy, saying she was too tired even as several reporters demanded that she give them an exclusive interview. The team...
  • Indians add silver and bronze in Asian Youth Games 20-08-2013 09:40 PM

    Nanjing, China: India added a silver and a bronze to swell their medal tally to six in their controversy-ridden Asian Youth Games campaign on the fifth day of the multi-sporting event in Nanjing on Tuesday. Manu Gandas bagged the silver in golf while Saroj Ajay Kumar bagged a bronze in...
  • News briefs: Patna boy wins silver at International Mathematics Olympiad 02-08-2013 11:20 PM

    City boy, Shubham Sinha, 17, bagged a silver medal at the 54thInternational Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) held at Santa Marta, Colombia. Subham won the medal after competing with participants from 97 countries. He was also felicitated by few eminent Indian mathematicians, National Board of Higher Mathematics and Department of Atomic Energy,...
  • South African varsity awards Indian-origin academic 04-06-2013 03:18 AM

    Johannesburg: A South African academic of Gujarati-origin has been awarded a gold medal by a university in Johannesburg for his service to the institution and for contribution to the development of his hometown of Azaadville. Prof Kantilal Naik received the award from Wits University, where he is the Honorary Adjunct...
  • Meet Achint who swam against all odds to win gold at Special Olympics 31-05-2013 09:39 AM

    New Delhi: Achint Babbar swam against the odds to win the gold medal for India at the Special Olympics. He is an inspiration for every child with special needs. Agility, rigorous training and years of hard work - all are prerequisites to become a swimming champion, but for Achint Babbar,...
  • MP: Special Olympics medallist works at roadside eatery 11-04-2013 12:26 PM

    Rewa: Special Olympics medal winner Sita Sahu has been forced to work at a roadside eatery and sell gol gappas (a ball of flour filled with spicy water) in Rewa, Madhya Pradesh. Sita had won two bronze medals in 2011 Athens Special Olympics but due to financial problems she has...
  • I'm happy to win gold medal in special winter olympics: Suman Chandraprakash 07-02-2013 08:49 PM

    The medal winners at the special winter Olympics feel that their attainment will inspire other sportsmen. ...
  • Sushil,Yogeshwar cynosure of all eyes 25-12-2012 02:53 PM

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  • Seven Navy SEALS punished for leaking info for videogame 09-11-2012 12:32 PM

    Washington: Seven members of an elite US Navy SEAL team, including one who participated in the raid that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, have been reprimanded for disclosing classified material while helping produce a videogame, officials said on Thursday. All seven of the special operations forces who were...