MEDALS

  • Don't think Sarita Devi was given a big penalty: Vijender Singh December 18, 2014

    Kolkata: Olympic bronze medal-winning boxer Vijender Singh Thursday said the International Boxing Association (AIBA)'s decision to ban female pugilist L. Sarita Devi for a year was not a big penalty and the punishment will pass swiftly. The 29-year-old Sarita was also fined 1,000 Swiss francs ($1020) for refusing to accept her...
  • Indian-origin Stanford professor wins top US award for science October 4, 2014

    Washington: A 79-year-old Indian-American Stanford University professor is among 10 innovators to receive US National Medal of Science announced by President Barack Obama for their contribution to the field of science. Pune-graduate and Padma Bhushan recipient Thomas Kailath will receive the United States' highest honour for achievement and leadership in advancing...
  • Pune-educated Stanford professor wins US National Medal of Science October 4, 2014

    Washington: Thomas Kailath, a Pune educated Indian-American engineering professor at Stanford University, is one of the recipients of the US National Medal of Science announced by President Barack Obama. Kailath is also a recipient of the Padma Bhushan, one of India's high civilian awards and is a member of major science...
  • Asian Games 2014: India women clinch kabaddi gold in Incheon October 3, 2014

    Incheon: The Indian women's kabaddi team beat Iran in the final to clinch the gold medal at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on Friday. India defeated Iran 31-21 Songdo Global University Gymnasium to continue their dominance in the discipline at the Asiad. India won the gold in Guangzhou, four years ago...
  • Asian Games: Boxer Satish Kumar settles for bronze after losing semi-final bout October 2, 2014

    Satish Kumar settled for bronze medal in Men's Super Heavy (+91kg) Semifinal after losing his bout to Ivan Dychko of Kazakhstan. The 25-year-old came second best fighting against the Olympic medalist and world champion Dychko who used his tall frame to fullest. However, Satish ensured Indian male boxers do not...
  • Medal to mark 100 years of Mahatma Gandhi's journey from Africa to India October 1, 2014

    Kolkata: Commemorating the completion of 100 years of Gandhi's historic journey from South Africa to India to take part in India's freedom struggle, a numismatic dealer here has come up with a limited edition medal on him. To be made available from tomorrow on the occasion of Gandhi's birthday, the "Route...
  • Asian Games 2014: Mary Kom punches first boxing gold October 1, 2014

    India's Mary Kom won her final bout against Kazakh opponent and won the first boxing gold medal for India in Incheon. ...
  • Asian Games: Sarita Devi refuses to wear her bronze medal in protest October 1, 2014

    An inconsolable Sarita Devi on Wednesday refused to wear her bronze medal at the podium protesting her controversial defeat against the South Korean boxer at the Asian Games 2014 in Incheon. In never-seen-before visuals aired by the official broadcaster of the Games, Ten Sports, Sarita was seen crying incessantly on the...
  • Major Mukund Varadarajan awarded Ashok Chakra on 68th Independence Day August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: On the occasion of the 68th Independence Day, President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday conferred the Ashok Chakra and various gallantry awards on defence personnel for their exceptional bravery. Major Varadarajan (posthumous) of the 44th Battalion of the Rashtriya Rifles, who was killed in antiterror operations in Jammu and Kashmir,...
  • India's Manjul Bhargava wins prestigious Fields Medal in Mathematics August 14, 2014

    Indian origin number theorist Manjul Bhargava has been awarded the prestigious Fields Medal, often known as the Nobel Prize of Mathematics. Born of Indian parents who migrated from Jaipur in the late 1950s, Bhargava is one of the four who was chosen for this award, given once every four years...
  • Indianorigin academician Manjul Bhargava wins 'Nobel Prize of Maths' August 13, 2014

    New York: Two Indianorigin academicians have won prestigious global prizes in the field of mathematics with one of them being awarded the Fields Medal, known as the "Nobel Prize of mathematics". Manjul Bhargava won the Fields Medal while Subhash Khot won the Rolf Nevanlinna Prize, awarded by the International Mathematical Union...
  • CWG 2014: Final list of Indian medal winners in Glasgow August 3, 2014

    Glasgow: The following is the final list of Indian medal winners at the 2014 Commonwealth Games at their conclusion on Sunday. Gold: Sanjita Khumukchan: women's 48 kg weightlifting Sukhen Dey: men's 56 kg weightlifting Abhinav Bindra: men's 10 metre air rifle shooting Apurvi Chandela: women's 10 metre air rifle shooting Rahi Sarnobat: women's 25 metre pistol...
  • CWG 2014: Mohammed Asab wins bronze in men's double trap July 27, 2014

    Glasgow: Mohammed Asab bagged a bronze after missing out of the gold medal contest in a tense shootoff to give India their second medal from shooting in the Commonwealth Games on Sunday. The 26yearold Asab, who topped the qualification round, and Englishmen Steven Scott and Matthew French were tied at 27...
  • Medals for 2014 Commonwealth Games unveiled April 15, 2014

    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 1,380 medals...
  • Who is Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi? February 26, 2014

    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 February 17, 2014

    Anglian Medal Hunt is a private initiative which will fund and back Indian sportersons as they chase glory. ...
  • Indiaborn scientist honoured in Australia January 27, 2014

    An Indiaborn 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 the...
  • Mitchell Johnson wins Allan Border Medal January 20, 2014

    Melbourne: England tormentor Mitchell Johnson capped a remarkable summer by shading Test and oneday 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 12...
  • Army officers felicitated with gallantry and distinguished services awards January 15, 2014

    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 three...
  • Air Marshal Raha to be next IAF chief October 29, 2013

    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 41year career during which he passionately worked for the modernisation of the force. The appointment was cleared by the government some time back...
  • Conscious of threats to assets, says IAF chief October 8, 2013

    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 years,...
  • Media pressure for interview leaves ace archer Deepika in tears August 27, 2013

    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 had...
  • Indians add silver and bronze in Asian Youth Games August 20, 2013

    Nanjing, China: India added a silver and a bronze to swell their medal tally to six in their controversyridden Asian Youth Games campaign on the fifth day of the multisporting event in Nanjing on Tuesday. Manu Gandas bagged the silver in golf while Saroj Ajay Kumar bagged a bronze in the...
  • News briefs: Patna boy wins silver at International Mathematics Olympiad August 2, 2013

    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 Indianorigin academic June 4, 2013

    Johannesburg: A South African academic of Gujaratiorigin 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 May 31, 2013

    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 April 11, 2013

    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...
  • Parliament attack: Martyrs' families take bravery medals back March 30, 2013

    New Delhi: The family of eight security personnel, who died in the 2001 Parliament attack, on Saturday took back the gallantry medals, which they had returned in 2006, to protest against delay in the execution of Afzal Guru. The families of those who lost their lives in the attack received...
  • Indianorigin pacer Sandhu wins Steve Waugh Medal March 28, 2013

    Sydney: Upcoming Australian pacer Gurinder Sandhu of Indian origin on Thursday toppled veteran wicketkeeper Brad Haddin to win the prestigious Steve Waugh Medal as the best New South Wales cricketer for the year 201213. Sandhu, the first Australian of Indian origin to represent the country in cricket at the international level,...
  • No question of sidelining anyone: CRPF DG March 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Downplaying the allegations that police sidelined CRPF personnel by recommending the names of two of its officers for the gallantry awards for an encounter, CRPF Director General Pranay Sahay said the recommendation of Bihar Police officials is a proposal of the state government. "The recommendation of Bihar Police officials...