Medals

  • 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 anti-terror 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...
  • Indian-origin academician Manjul Bhargava wins 'Nobel Prize of Maths' August 13, 2014

    New York: Two Indian-origin 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 shoot-off to give India their second medal from shooting in the Commonwealth Games on Sunday. The 26-year-old 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. ...
  • India-born scientist honoured in Australia January 27, 2014

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

    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 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 41-year 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 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 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 54th International 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 June 4, 2013

    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 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...
  • Indian-origin 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 2012-13. 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...
  • Bihar policemen claim awards based on false Naxal encounter claims March 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bihar Police recommended the names of two of its personnel for the President's gallantry medals allegedly for an encounter they did not take part in, a CNN-IBN and Open magazine expose has revealed. The Rohtas Naxal encounter took place in January 2012 and the CRPF has claimed...
  • Sushil, Yogeshwar open to returning Olympic medals March 8, 2013

    New Delhi: India's wrestling icons Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt on Thursday said they won't hesitate to return their Olympic medals if it helps the sport stay at the 2020 Games. Their comments come after wrestlers from Bulgaria and Russia, Valentin Yordanov and Sagid Murtazaliev, returned their Olympic medals last month...
  • India shines with 46 medals at Special Winter Olympics February 8, 2013

    New Delhi: India's differently-abled athletes returned with the largest haul of medals in the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games at Pyeong Chang, South Korea. The Indians won 46 medals - 13 gold, 17 silver and 16 bronze - from among 2,200 athletes from over 120 nations in the Games....
  • I'm happy to win gold medal in special winter olympics: Suman Chandraprakash February 7, 2013

    The medal winners at the special winter Olympics feel that their attainment will inspire other sportsmen. ...
  • Michael Clarke wins Allan Border Medal, Test batsman award February 4, 2013

    Melborune: Australian captain Michael Clarke's stunning batting in 2012 proved impossible to ignore and he duly won the Allan Border Medal and Australia's Test Player of the Year award in Melbourne on Sunday. It was the second year in a row that Clarke claimed the top two awards in Australian...
  • Watson, McKay win Australia's top limited-overs awards February 4, 2013

    Melbourne: Shane Watson and Clint McKay picked up the two most prized limited-overs awards in Australian cricket after being named Twenty20 and One-Day International Player of the Year respectively on Monday at the annual Allan Border Medal function. Both players edged out David Warner and George Bailey in both categories....
  • Pak bans 'Black Ops 2', 'Warfighter' video games January 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Two hugely popular video games, including "Call Of Duty: Black Ops II", have been ordered off store shelves in Pakistan for portraying Pakistanis as terrorists. According to gameinformer, the world's largest video game magazine, the All Pakistan CD, DVD, Audio Cassette Traders and Manufacturers Association has directed that "Call...
  • US: Congressional Gold Medal to Malala likely January 5, 2013

    Washington: A legislation to award the prestigious Congressional Gold Medal to Malala Yousufzai, the Pakistani peace activist who was shot in her head by Taliban, has been reintroduced in the US Congress. Introduced by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, the House Resolution (No. 60) calls to award Congressional Gold Medal to...