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  • Indian sports ministry identifies 45 athletes for Target Olympic Podium Scheme 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Forty five athletes from six disciplines have been identified as potential medal winners for the 2016 Rio Olympics and they will be integrated into the "Target Olympic Podium Scheme" (TOP), a sports ministry release said on Monday. The 45 athletes were chosen from sporting disciplines athletics, badminton, boxing, shooting,...
  • SAI sees a record 100 athletes qualifying for Rio Olympics April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: In a rather ambitious projection, Sports Authority of India (SAI) sees a record 100 plus athletes qualifying for next year's Rio Olympics. "Though qualification process has barely started, our own assessment is that if women's hockey team qualifies we should comfortably cross the 100 mark. As far as number...
  • Gujarat: Asaram's son Narayan Sai gets bail in rape case April 16, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Thursday granted conditional bail of three weeks to Narayan Sai, son of self-proclaimed godman Asaram, who has been behind bars for more than a year in connection with a rape case filed against him by a Surat-based woman. Justice Paresh Upadhyay granted the relief to...
  • Sports Minister asks SAI, Boxing India to help Haryana boxer Rishu Mittal April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Moved by the plight of a state level gold-medallist boxer who is working as a domestic help, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has asked the Sports Authority of India and Boxing India to look into the matter and provide all help to her. "I have asked SAI and Boxing India...
  • Guru, Praneeth, Tarun-Sikki reach Singapore Open main draw April 7, 2015

    Singapore: Commonwealth Games bronze medalist RMV Gurusaidutt and young B Sai Praneeth advanced to the main draw of Singapore Open Super Series badminton tournament after notching up contrasting wins in the men's singles qualifiers, on Tuesday. Gurusaidutt outsmarted Thailand's Boonsak Ponsana 18-21 21-18 21-18 in the first round and then tamed...
  • SAI issues notice to PCI over filthy conditions for para athletes April 7, 2015

    Sports Authority of India on Tuesday issued a notice to Para Olympic Committee over filthy conditions for Para athletes saying PCI not equipped to hold such events. SAI also casted serious doubts on committee's ability to organise the Para Olympic Games of 2015. The PCI has suspended president Rajesh Tomar...
  • Sai Tamhankar 'overwhelmed' with Hunterrr's response March 23, 2015

    Mumbai: Marathi actress Sai Tamhankar is happy that her full-fledged Bollywood debut 'Hunterrr' is getting positive response. Sai, 28, was seen less during promotion of the film as she was busy with her Marathi project. "Sorry I'm shooting and have no access to the net. I am overwhelmed with your response...
  • Asaram seeks temporary bail to perform last rites of nephew March 21, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Self-styled godman Asaram, accused in a rape case filed against him by one of the two Surat-based sisters, has applied for a bail for one month in a Gandhinagar court to perform the last rites of his nephew who died recently. Additional District Judge RA Ghoghari of Gandhinagar court is...
  • 'Hunterrr' actor Sai Tamhankar: I don't think any industry is exploring as much as Marathi films March 20, 2015

    Mumbai: Marathi actress Sai Tamhankar, who has featured in Bollywood film 'Hunterrr', says Marathi filmmakers are at their experimental best these days, and for them content is the prime concern. Sai told IANS: "The kind of experiments being done in Marathi films...I don't think it's being done anywhere else. I don't...
  • Radhika Apte laughs off rumoured feud with 'Hunterrr' co-star Sai Tamhankar March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Actress Radhika Apte has rubbished reports of a fall out between her and 'Hunterrr' co-star Sai Tamhankar. Laughing off such stories, Radhika said, "Sai and I go a long way back. She has been present with us on every promotion in Mumbai. We meet daily and even help each...
  • Badminton: Srikanth, Sai Praneeth, Pawar in Swiss Open third round March 11, 2015

    Basel: Leading Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, B. Sai Praneeth and Anand Pawar reached the third round of the $125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold at the St. Jakobshalle stadium on Wednesday. World No.5 Srikanth defeated Germany's World No.60 Dieter Domke 21-10, 21-14 in 25 minutes. In the next round, the 23-year-old...
  • Witness in Asaram's Surat rape case shot dead by unidentified assailants January 12, 2015

    Muzaffarnagar: In a blow to investigations in the Surat rape case against self styled godman Asaram, a witness 35-year-old Akhil Gupta, was shot dead by unidentified assailants on Jansath Road under New Mandi police station area in Muzaffarnagar. The incident took place when he was on his way back home on...
  • Woman who filed rape case against Asaram goes 'missing' December 25, 2014

    Ahmedabad: A 33-year-old married woman, who had filed a case of sexual assault against self-styled godman Asaram, is mysteriously missing for over a week along with her son and husband, police said on Thursday. "A victim of rape, who had accused Asaram of sexual assault, went missing along with her...
  • Akkineni Nagarjuna will be back with the second season of Telugu 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' on December 8 December 6, 2014

    Hyderabad: The second season of 'Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu' (MEK), the Telugu version of popular game show 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' hosted by Telugu actor Akkineni Nagarjuna, will start Dec 8 on Maa TV. "It will be telecast at 9.30 p.m. from Monday to Friday," said a statement from the channel. The first season...
  • Shuttlers PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy, B Sai Praneeth win in Macau November 26, 2014

    Macau: Defending champion PV Sindhu reached the pre-quarterfinals of the Macau Grand Prix Gold in women's singles while HS Prannoy and B Sai Praneeth too tasted victories in men's singles as Indian shuttlers had a good day in office on Wednesday. World No. 10 Sindhu took a little less than half...
  • Sourav Verma, Sai Praneeth progress in Macau Open November 25, 2014

    Macau: Indian shuttlers Sourav Verma and B Sai Praneeth lived upto their billing and comfortably progressed to the second round of the men's singles event even as compatriots Ajay Jayram and Arvind Bhatt failed to clear the opening hurdle at the 2014 Macau Open on Tuesday. While seventh seed Verma defeated...
  • SAI defends Boxing India's move to showcause Sarita Devi November 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Sports Authority of India (SAI) Director General Jiji Thomson on Monday defended Boxing India's (BI) decision to shoot off a showcause notice to suspended female pugilist L. Sarita Devi, her husband and personal coach for their unauthorised presence near the boxing ring during the Incheon Asian Games. "There must...
  • Ready to re-appoint Terry Walsh as coach if Hockey India agrees: SAI November 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Sports Authority of India (SAI) Director General Jiji Thomson on Monday said that the authority is ready to re-appoint chief coach Terry Walsh but only after receiving the consent of approval from Hockey India (HI). "We had discussed several issues with Terry Walsh and all the stakeholders regarding his...
  • Roelant Oltmans to coach India at Champions Trophy hockey: reports November 23, 2014

    Terry Walsh's association with Indian hockey seems to have drawn to a close even though the Australian flew back home saying he would convey his final decision to Sports Authority of India (SAI) over the weekend that ends today. Reports in the media on Saturday suggested Walsh has sent a final...
  • The ball is now in Terry Walsh's court, says SAI November 19, 2014

    With Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal agreeing in principle to Terry Walsh's demands, the ball is now in the Australian's court to take a call on whether to continue as India's chief hockey coach and the SAI expects him to make up his mind in the next 4-5 days. In a major...
  • Unholy acts and controversies of some 'holy' men November 19, 2014

    New Delhi: India is home to more than 90 per cent of the god men and god women in the World. The self-appointed god men often make it to headlines mostly for the wrong reasons. Their crimes range from petty to heinous. Most of these god men and women establish...
  • Hockey India, SAI fail to retain hockey coach Terry Walsh November 18, 2014

    Indian hockey's problems took a turn for the worse on Tuesday as Hockey India (HI) and Sports Authority of India (SAI) failed to convince chief coach Terry Walsh to take his resignation back - with the Australian deciding to fly back home a day before his contract ends. A...
  • Terry Walsh's demands move to Sports Minister's doorstep November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The three-member panel formed to look into Indian men's hockey team's chief coach Terry Walsh's demands has failed to come to any "conclusion" and has knocked Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonwal's door to resolve the issue. The panel comprising former hockey captains Ajit Pal Singh, Ashok Kumar and Zafar Iqbal...
  • No minor boxer put through pregnancy test: SAI November 7, 2014

    The Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Friday dismissed reports of minor boxers being subjected to pregnancy tests as baseless saying the World Women Boxing championship squad does not have a single boxer under the age of 18. Media reports, earlier in the week, had alleged that Boxing India had forced...
  • With Asaram nod, followers decide to contest Delhi Assembly elections November 5, 2014

    Jodhpur: Followers of self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, lodged in jail on charges of sexual assault on a teenage girl, have decided to enter the electoral fray in the upcoming Delhi assembly elections. The Ojaswi Party, floated by Asaram's son Narayan Sai, who too is in jail on rape charges, will be...
  • Terry Walsh presents wishlist to Sports Authority of India October 22, 2014

    Indian coach Terry Walsh has not withdrawn his resignation and has listed a series of demands which he wants incorporated into a new contract. ...
  • Hockey: Terry Walsh wants more leaves, decision-making power; SAI agrees October 22, 2014

    The Sports Authority of India on Wednesday met India's unhappy hockey coach Terry Walsh to try and sort out issues that led to him submitting his resignation, and SAI Director General Jiji Thomson says things have moved in the positive direction, and though Walsh has not withdrawn his resignation yet,...
  • Terry Walsh likely to stay as India hockey coach, SAI agrees to revise contract October 22, 2014

    The impasse between chief India hockey coach Terry Walsh and the Sports Authority of India (SAI) has moved closer to resolution after SAI agreed to review Walsh's contract after a meeting with the Australian on Wednesday following his resignation from the post the previous day. "Concerns he [Walsh] raised have been...