Amit Kumar

  • CWG 2014: Wrestler Amit Kumar targets Glasgow gold 2 days ago

    Amit Kumar, the youngest in India's wrestling contingent for the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, has promised to grapple for nothing less than gold for his country. The 19-year-old wrestler, son of a milkman from Haryana, won a silver medal at the Budapest world championships last year and will be...
  • Entire AAP West Bengal unit decides to merge with BJP June 6, 2014

    Kolkata: Following the spectacular rise of the BJP in the state, the entire West Bengal unit of AAP on Friday merged with it, while a senior Congress leader was likely to do so in the coming days. "The entire state unit of the Aam Admi Party decided to merge with the...
  • AAP alleges its candidate was attacked by BJP workers, police dismisses allegation May 9, 2014

    Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday alleged that its candidate for East Champaran constituency Amit Kumar Choube and his supporters were attacked with guns by BJP workers at Panpur Bazar area, but police said it was an incident between two marriage parties. AAP state Campaign Committee Secretary Prabhat Kumar alleged that...
  • Amit to lead challenge in WC in Sushil, Yogeshwar's absence March 10, 2014

    New Delhi: World Championship silver winner Amit Kumar Dahiya will spearhead the Indian challenge in their maiden Freestyle World Cup in Los Angeles from March 15-16 in the absence of Olympic medallists Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt. The Indian contingent, comprising of Dahiya (57kg), Bajrang (61kg), Rajnesh (65kg), Amit Dhankar (70kg),...
  • Veer campaign: Indian paralympian Amit Kumar unleashes his true potential February 20, 2014

    In India hardly 1 per cent of the physically challenged people are employed, but there are some who have overcome their disability through sheer courage and determination. Indian paralympian Amit Kumar Saroha is one such person who has unleashed his true potential. On September 21, 2007 Saroha met with an...
  • Yearender: Youngsters confirm ascendancy of Indian wrestling December 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Youngsters Amit Kumar, Bajrang and Sandeep Yadav scripted India's best ever show in the World Championship in the absence of Olympic stars in an eventful year, during which the ancient sport successfully fought off its Olympic exclusion. Olympic medallists Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt preferred to stay on the...
  • Indian of the Year 2013: Nominees in sports category December 10, 2013

    CNN-IBN's Indian of the Year Awards are back for the year 2013 and here we bring you the nominees in the category of Sports. ...
  • Yogeshwar Dutt wants gold in World Championship October 27, 2013

    Mumbai: Staying fit and winning a gold at World championship remains the main priority for Olympics bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt but the injury-prone Indian wrestler said he might need to skip either the Commonwealth Games or Asian Games depending on his fitness next year. "My biggest problem is of injury. I...
  • Indian Grand Prix to go ahead after court hearing delayed October 25, 2013

    Sunday's Indian Grand Prix will go ahead as scheduled after the Supreme Court deferred hearing in a case seeking its cancellation over tax issues to next week. "The case will now be heard next week," a court official told Reuters on Friday. The Supreme Court decided to hear the case after campaigner...
  • Supreme Court refuses to put a stay on Formula 1 race, adjourns case till Nov 1 October 25, 2013

    Supreme Court has refused to put a stay on Formula 1 race on Friday after a petition was filed to put the mega event on hold for alleged tax default. The court has adjourned the matter till November 1st which means the event will take place on Saturday as scheduled. Two...
  • SC agrees to hear plea against Formula One race tomorrow October 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Two days ahead of the Formula 1 race in Greater Noida, a petition seeking to stay the mega event was on Thursday filed before the Supreme Court which agreed to hear it on Friday. A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam, before whom the matter was mentioned,...
  • Ex-BJP leader gets life term for gangraping girl September 26, 2013

    Former Cooperative Bank Chairman and ex-BJP leader Pramod Gupta was sentenced to life in prison by a local court on Thursday for gangraping a girl at a city resort in a case going back five years. Additional District and Sessions Judge Amit Kumar Sirohi also sentenced Gupta's associate Ashok Kumar to...
  • Indian wrestling on the upswing September 27, 2013

    Upcoming wrestlers Amit Kumar, Bajrang and Sandeep Tulsi Yadav performed brilliantly at World Championships and made India proud. ...
  • Victorious Indian wrestlers return from World Championships September 20, 2013

    Amit Kumar and Bajrang Kumar, who won silver and bronze medal respectively, returned home to hero's welcome. ...
  • Amit, Bajrang credit World Championship medals to hard work September 20, 2013

    Amit Kumar and Bajrang Kumar visit CNN-IBN studios to describe their journey en route World Championship silver and bronze medal, respectively. ...
  • Indian men earn maiden berth in wrestling World Cup September 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian wrestling is well and truly on an all-time high as the country, in what turned out to be a double delight, on Friday earned a maiden World Cup berth on the back of its best-ever sixth-place finish in men's free-style at the World Championships in Budapest. India finished...
  • Amit Kumar wins silver at World Wrestling Championships September 17, 2013

    Indian wrestling discovered a new star on Monday with 19-year-old Amit Kumar winning silver medal at the World Championships in Hungary. ...
  • Amit Kumar wins silver at World Wrestling September 17, 2013

    Asian Champion Amit Kumar settled for silver after going down narrowly in the final of the 55kg category on the opening day of World Wrestling Championships. ...
  • Amit Kumar wins silver at World Wrestling Championships September 17, 2013

    Budapest: Asian Champion Amit Kumar settled for silver after going down narrowly in the final of the 55kg category on the opening day of World Wrestling Championships on Monday. Amit lost to Hassan Farman Rahimi of Iran 1-2 to win finish with a silver medal at the Papp Laszlo Sports Arena....
  • Amit Kumar enters World Wrestling Championships final September 16, 2013

    Budapest: Asian Champion Amit Kumar assured India of at least a silver by storming into the finals of the 55kg category on the opening day of World Wrestling Championships on Monday. After London Olympics silver medallist Sushil Kumar failed to take the mat due to fitness issues, Amit brought cheers to...
  • I'm now more confident, attacking as a wrestler: Amit Kumar July 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Pressure of facing experienced opponents used to get over his nerves in his early days, but promising Indian grappler Amit Kumar says with more international exposure he has now transformed into an attacking combatant. "I used to get nervous while facing experienced wrestlers initially. But with international experience under...
  • Anurag Basu: Everyone wants to work with Ranbir Kapoor July 5, 2013

    Macau: Bollywood director Anurag Basu, who teams up with Ranbir Kapoor for 'Jagga Jasoos' again after 'Barfi!', will also be co-producing the film with the star and said their "business partnership" will bring "new dynamics" to their equation. "The status is that the script is ready. There will be new dynamics...
  • Amit Dhankar bags gold, helps India win Freestyle trophy April 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Amit Kumar Dhankar delivered the last hurrah for India in the Senior Asian Wrestling Championship by clinching a gold, as the hosts finished with their best ever showing in the continental event on Monday. India emerged on top in freestyle category with two gold and as many bronze medals....
  • Amit Kumar storms into final in Asian Wrestling Championships April 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Amit Kumar stole the limelight as he stormed into the finals of men's freestyle 55kg category at the Senior Asian Wrestling Championship on Saturday. Women grapplers Vinesh and Babita Kumari will also have a shot at a bronze medal each as they lost their semifinal bouts in 51kg...
  • Young wrestlers aim to impress in the absence of Sushil, Yogeshwar April 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt's withdrawal from the Senior Asian Wrestling Championship due to their respective injuries might have taken the sheen out of the tournament but the event provides an opportunity for other Indian grapplers to make a mark for themselves when they take on the best...
  • Haryana: Kidney racket masterminds get 7 yrs of jail March 22, 2013

    Panchkula: Masterminds of kidney stealing racket, Amit Kumar and Upender Kumar, have been sentenced by a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Panchkula to undergo seven years of rigorous imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 60 lakh each. The agency had taken over this case in February...
  • 'Himmatwala' Music Review: The soundtrack revisits 1980s March 7, 2013

    Music Directors: Sajid-Wajid Lyricists: Sachin, Jigar, Sameer Singers: Sunidhi Chauhan, Amit Kumar, Shreya Ghoshal, Mika Singh, Bappi Lahiri, Mamta Sharma, Shaan Rating: 4 out of 5 Want to time travel into the 1980s? Want to try those deadly acrobatic moves? Get your hands on 'Himmatwala' remake album and your wishes will be fulfilled. 'Naino mein...
  • Commercial interests clearly rule the IOC and not just sports: Digvijay Singh Deo February 13, 2013

    CNN-IBN's Deputy editor (sports) Digvijay Singh Deo joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on wrestling being dropped as an Olympic sport. Q. Wrestling was gaining popularity in India with the recent success of Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar, with such news coming how do you thing young wrestlers will react to...
  • Amit Kumar sings 'Naino mein sapna' in 'Himmatwala' remake February 8, 2013

    New Delhi: We all remember the very famous matka song, 'Naino mein sapna' sung by Kishore Kumar, don't we? Now, the late singer's son, Amit Kumar will reprise the popular song 3 decades later in Sajid Khan's version of 'Himmatwala'. When asked director Sajid Khan on why he roped in Amit...