Amit Kumar

  • Amit to lead challenge in WC in Sushil, Yogeshwar's absence 10-03-2014 05:30 PM

    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...
  • Veer campaign: Indian paralympian Amit Kumar unleashes his true potential 20-02-2014 08:31 AM

    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 26-12-2013 01:51 PM

    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...
  • Yogeshwar Dutt wants gold in World Championship 27-10-2013 10:11 PM

    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....
  • Indian Grand Prix to go ahead after court hearing delayed 25-10-2013 01:08 PM

    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...
  • Supreme Court refuses to put a stay on Formula 1 race, adjourns case till Nov 1 24-10-2013 01:17 PM

    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....
  • SC agrees to hear plea against Formula One race tomorrow 24-10-2013 01:05 PM

    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 26-09-2013 11:50 PM

    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...
  • Indian men earn maiden berth in wrestling World Cup 20-09-2013 06:48 PM

    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...
  • Amit Kumar wins silver at World Wrestling Championships 17-09-2013 12:20 AM

    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...
  • Amit Kumar enters World Wrestling Championships final 16-09-2013 09:30 PM

    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...
  • I'm now more confident, attacking as a wrestler: Amit Kumar 12-07-2013 04:36 PM

    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...
  • Anurag Basu: Everyone wants to work with Ranbir Kapoor 05-07-2013 04:44 PM

    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...
  • Amit Dhankar bags gold, helps India win Freestyle trophy 22-04-2013 10:04 PM

    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...
  • Amit Kumar storms into final in Asian Wrestling Championships 20-04-2013 06:33 PM

    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 17-04-2013 04:56 PM

    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...
  • Himmatwala: Amit Kumar to sing 'Naino Mein Sapna' 16-11-2012 03:24 PM

    Mumbai: Legendary playback singer Kishore Kumar's son Amit will be crooning the iconic song 'Naino Mein Sapna' in the remake version of Jeetendra-Sridevi starrer 'Himmatwala'. Director Sajid Khan got Amit to re-record the chartbuster track in the new version of the film. Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore had lent their voices...
  • Victor signs Indian-American director's film 06-07-2011 05:20 PM

    New Delhi: Veteran actor Victor Banerjee will play an intense role in Indian-American Amit Kumar's directorial debut Blemished Light, which will deal with discrimination that happens in the name of identity. The 64-year-old Victor is known for movies like Jogger's Park, My Brother.. Nikhil and Kumar points out that he...
  • CBI files chargesheet against kidney kingpin 29-04-2008 03:36 PM

    Mirpur: The curtains came down on the maiden Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) on Wednesday with Dhaka Gladiators lifting the trophy by beating Barisal Burners by eight wickets on Wednesday. Both the teams played their respective semifinals on Tuesday and clashed in the finals without a rest day. It was Dhaka...
  • Kidney kingpin puts Canada mansion on sale 10-03-2008 05:36 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan chief selector and interim coach Mohsin Hasan Khan on Sunday defended the axing of young batsman Umar Akmal from the Test squad, saying the youngster need to back to domestic cricket and learn playing big innings. To tell you the truth I was chief selector when we dropped...
  • Kidney Kumar learnt 'the fine art of surgery' from CDs 04-03-2008 11:41 AM

    Chennai: New South Wales all-rounder Steven Smith feels the absence of Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo will work to their advantage when they take on Trinidad and Tobago in their Champions League T20 clash here on Wednesday. Pollard and Bravo were part of the T&T side that made the final...
  • 'Kidney Kumar' denies forceful transplants 04-03-2008 11:35 AM

    New Delhi: If you didn't know Yuzvendra Chahal was a cricketer, one ball, two scampered runs and a jubilant sprint towards the Mumbai Indians dug out on Monday made him grin like a cheshire cat, while confirming that this Champions League Twenty20 might not be for the faint-hearted. Just four...
  • Kidney Kingpin's accomplice confesses 28-02-2008 11:40 PM

    Former India Test opener Aakash Chopra says players always look forward to cricket series against their arch-rivals. ...
  • Dr Kidney's brother Jeevan remanded to CBI custody 18-02-2008 03:00 PM

    Ahmedabad: Former Gujarat Cricket Association president Narhari Amin on Thursday alleged that the ICC had severely criticised facilities at the Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera during the three World Cup matches early this year. We have accessed the report of ICC which was given to BCCI, which says 'the standard of...
  • Noose tightens on Amit Kumar, brother held 17-02-2008 08:16 PM

    New Delhi: India's out-of-form off-spinner Harbhajan Singh was on Wednesday ruled out for the third Test against England after sustaining an abdominal injury during the second Test at Trent Bridge. Harbhajan - who claimed just two wickets - in the first two Tests bowled only nine overs in the second...
  • Cops took bribe to let off kidney scam accused 15-02-2008 10:43 PM

    Nottingham: Stunned by the humiliating defeat at the Lord's, India will have to quickly get their act together as they go into the second Test against England here on Friday with a serious threat to their status as the number one team. The demoralised Indians, who lost the first Test...