Asians

  • Sindhu, Srikanth lead Indian charge at Asian Badminton Championship 21-04-2014 12:50 PM

    New Delhi: With ace shuttler Saina Nehwal giving the tournament a miss, PV Sindhu and national champion K Srikanth will spearhead the Indian challenge at the $200,000 Asian Badminton championship which gets underway at Gimcheon, Korea on Tuesday. Olympic bronze-medallist, Saina decided to take rest to focus on the Thomas...
  • Wrestlers leave for Astana sans Sushil, Yogeshwar 18-04-2014 02:08 PM

    New Delhi: Olympic heroes Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar have decided to give it a miss for the second year running even as an upbeat Indian wrestling contingent gets set to leave for the Senior Asian Championship to be held in Astana, Kazakhstan from April 22 to 27. Two-time Olympic medallist...
  • Vietnam back out as hosts of 2019 Asian Games 17-04-2014 08:56 PM

    Hanoi: Vietnam quit as hosts of the 2019 Asian Games on Thursday, citing a lack of preparedness and concerns that holding the multi-sport event would not prove financially viable. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said Vietnam was suffering the effects of global recession and the state was unable to foot...
  • Pakistan cricket must restore international confidence: ACC 15-04-2014 09:54 PM

    Pakistan authorities need to restore the confidence of the cricketing world to bring international activity back to the country, an Asian Cricket Council official said Tuesday. Pakistan have not hosted any international cricket since a brazen militant attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in March 2009. The...
  • Asia will continue to create new stars: Anirban Lahiri 15-04-2014 07:26 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: India's Anirban Lahiri expects Asia to continue to breed new stars in the years to come, saying the region's golfers have benefited immensely through the success of the Asian Tour. Lahiri will be amongst the top stars from the Asian Tour who will feature in the USD 2.75...
  • Jeev Milkha Singh in the fray for Asian Tour award 10-04-2014 06:36 PM

    Jakarta The Asian Team heroes of the EurAsia Cup, including Anirban Lahiri of India, will grace the Asian Tour Awards night here on April 22 while compatriot Jeev Milkha Singh is in the running for the Asian Tour's Player of the Decade award. The Asian Tour Awards night will honour...
  • Dhoni wins 2014 Asian award for outstanding achievement in sports 05-04-2014 10:42 AM

    London: On a roll in the ongoing World Twenty20 where his team have entered the final, Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has another reason to smile as he has won the 2014 Asian award for outstanding achievement in sports in London. Dhoni, currently in Bangladesh leading India in the...
  • Rio to be my last Olympics but Asian Games, CWG on mind now: Lee Chong Wei 04-04-2014 09:11 PM

    New Delhi: Two-time Olympic silver medallist, Lee Chong Wei on Friday said he will make a last-ditch attempt to win the elusive Olympic gold at the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016 but his priority this season remains winning titles at Commonwealth and Asian Games. Lee, who turns 32 in...
  • Anand Sahay re-elected as Press Club of India President 31-03-2014 12:06 AM

    New Delhi: Anand Kishore Sahay was on Sunday re-elected president of the Press Club of India while Nadeem Ahmad Kazmi became the secretary-general. The election was held at the Press Club of India on Saturday and the votes were counted on Sunday. Dinesh Sharma has been elected as the Vice...
  • Jeev honoured to be nominated, but says Yang deserves award 24-03-2014 10:39 AM

    New Delhi: Ace Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh said he was immensely proud on being named as one of five golfers nominated for Asian Tour's 'Player of the Decade' award. The 42-year-old Indian, a two-time Asian Tour Order of Merit champion and a winner of six tournaments, was named alongside...
  • Sushil hopeful of a medal at the Asian Games 18-03-2014 09:39 PM

    Olympic medallist and wrestler Sushil Kumar is yet to win a medal at the Asian Games. ...
  • Sushil aims for elusive Asian Games medal 18-03-2014 08:15 PM

    New Delhi: An Asian Games medal has been the only feat that has eluded star wrestler Sushil Kumar so far and he has now set his sights at finishing on the podium in the Incheon Games later this year. Sushil has won medals in Olympics, World Championships, Commonwealth Games and...
  • Indian archers win two gold, one silver in Asian Grand Prix 14-03-2014 01:12 PM

    Bangkok: Indian archers won two gold and one silver in team events in the ongoing 1st Asian Grand Prix Archery Championships in Bangkok on Thursday. Compound women team of Gagandeep Kaur, V Jyothi Surekha and P Lily Chanu defeated Iran in the final team event and took the first gold...
  • Shooter Pooja Ghatkar wins gold in Asian Championship 09-03-2014 08:37 PM

    New Delhi: Promising Indian shooter Pooja Ghatkar on Sunday clinched the gold medal in women's air rifle event besides winning a bronze in the team event on the opening day of the 7th Asian Championship in Kuwait. Ghatkar scored 413.1 in the Qualification round. With her brilliant score of 208.8,...
  • SAF Games, National Games to be discussed in IOA meeting 08-03-2014 06:30 PM

    New Delhi: Decisions concerning the dates of the South Asian Federation Games which India will host and National Games could be taken in the Indian Olympic Association Executive Committee meeting to be held here on March 27. The IOA had in 2012 proposed to host the SAF Games here early...
  • Double bogey costs Gangjee a chance at British Open 07-03-2014 04:06 PM

    Chonburi: Indian golfer Rahil Gangjee paid heavily for a double bogey on the back-nine as he missed out on a ticket to the prestigious British Open after finishing tied 15th in the the Asian Open Qualifying Series on Friday. Gangjee had moved to tied fourth after two birdies in the...
  • Sindhu eyes medals in CWG and Asian Games 16-02-2014 05:15 PM

    New Delhi: Brimming with confidence after a successful season, PV Sindhu now wants to win medals at her maiden Commonwealth and Asian Games and said she will look to end the year within the top 6 bracket. Sindhu showed her worth as the next big sensation in Indian badminton when...
  • Amit Pilaniya to participate in Asian Airgun Championship 12-02-2014 03:13 PM

    Bhopal:Shooter Amit Kumar Pilaniya will take part in the seventh Asian Airgun Championship to be held at Kuwait from March 7 to 13. Amit of Madhya Pradesh State Shooting Academy, has also been selected to take part in the Shooting World Cup, an official release here said. He on Tuesday...
  • Asian Development Bank to give $200 million loan for infra building in calamity hit areas 05-02-2014 11:15 PM

    The Asian Development Bank on Wednesday signed a USD 200 million loan agreement with India to helprehabilitate people who were affected by floods and landslides in Uttarakhand last June. "The loan will help in the economic and social recovery of Uttarakhand by rebuilding roads and bridges, tourism infrastructure, and urban...
  • Oltmans eyeing Asian Games to earn direct berth for Rio Olympics 23-01-2014 04:47 PM

    New Delhi: Hockey India's High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans has set his sights on winning the gold medal in this year's Incheon Asian Games which would give the erstwhile champions of the game a direct ticket to the 2016 Rio Olympics. Oltmans said the senior men's team showed signs of...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival: Writing alone can't run your house, says Cyrus Mistry 19-01-2014 03:31 PM

    In an honest confession, reticent author Cyrus Mistry admits a writer either has to take up odd jobs or should have the backing of a guardian angel to run his household, as writing is a creative pursuit and isn't a high-paying job in India. "In India, they don't pay very...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival: Cyrus Mistry wins DSC Prize for 'Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer' 18-01-2014 09:02 PM

    Cyrus Mistry won the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature for his novel "Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer", in Jaipur on Saturday at the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival. His novel deals with the less-known life of corpse bearers, a microscopic community within the Parsi clan. Their job is to cleanse...
  • Pakistan keen on having hockey series with India 14-01-2014 09:25 AM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) on Tuesday said it has resumed talks with the Indian hockey authorities to have a bilateral series as soon as possible. PHF president, Akhtar Rasool, told during a media briefing in Lahore that he was keen to have a bilateral series with India in...
  • South Asian rights bodies support Devyani Khobragade's maid 11-01-2014 01:12 PM

    A coalition of South Asian rights bodies in the US has came out in support of Devyani Khobragade's maid Sangeeta Richard, who has claimed that she suffered while working for the Indian diplomat. "We stand with Sangeeta Richard and call upon our community members to support her and domestic workers...
  • Bangladesh says extra security for Pakistan in Asia Cup 10-01-2014 01:27 PM

    Dubai: Bangladesh on Friday promised enhanced security for the Pakistan cricket team during next month's Asia Cup, after political unrest in Dhaka endangered their participation in the regional event. The Asian Cricket Council last week decided to host the event in Dhaka from February 25-March 8 despite violence and protests...
  • Sports Ministry issues new guidelines for Arjuna Awards 04-01-2014 10:25 AM

    New Delhi: To avoid any controversy on the criteria for giving away Arjuna Awards, the Sports Ministry on Friday decided to grant 90 per cent weightage to medal winners of various international championships and sports events of disciplines covered in Olympics (Summer, Winter and Paralympics), Asian Games and Commonwealth Games....
  • Singapore riot: 200 foreign workers get police advisories 22-12-2013 11:57 PM

    Singapore: Two hundred foreign workers, including Indians, on Sunday received advisories from Singapore police for alleged involvement in the worst street violence here in 40 years. The workers started arriving at the Police Cantonment Complex at 10 am to receive police advisories at the Criminal Investigation Department. The development came...
  • Indian-origin boy inspires surge in bone marrow donation in UK 23-11-2013 12:29 AM

    An Indian-origin boy has inspired a huge surge in bone marrow donation in the United Kingdom after his parents launched a campaign to find a life-saving donor for the two-year-old suffering from a rare type of blood cancer. There has been a 20-fold increase in the number of Asian donors...
  • Chowrasia shoots 66, moves to 16th in Manila 15-11-2013 08:46 PM

    Manila: India's SSP Chowrasia, who came rather close to ending his title drought last week, blazed through a brilliant back nine to card a six-under 66 and jump to tied 16th from overnight 61st at the midway stage of the $750,000 World Manila Masters here on Friday. Chowrasia, who lost...
  • India finish fifth at Men's Asian Champions hockey tourney 10-11-2013 01:45 PM

    New Delhi: Akashdeep Singh scored three goals as India thrashed Oman 6-1 to finish fifth in the third Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament at Kakamigahara, Japan on Sunday. In a fifth-sixth place match, India dominated from the word go, scoring three goals in each half. Kothajit Singh converted a penalty...