Asians

  • Indian kabaddi captain sure of Asian Games gold 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Skipper Rakesh Kumar is confident that India would clinch the gold medal in men's kabaddi at the forthcoming Incheon Asian Games for the seventh time on the trot and feels the Pro Kabaddi League starting on Saturday will help the players ahead of the mega event. "I am pretty confident...
  • Lahiru Thirimanna to lead Sri Lanka team at Asian Games 5 days ago

    Colombo: Left handed batsman Lahiru Thirimanna will skipper the Sri Lanka cricket team at the Asian Games to be held at Incheon from Sep 19 to Oct 4. The National Selection Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) named a 15-member squad for the 17th Asiad with Thirimanna as the captain and...
  • North Korea threatens to pull out of Asian Games in the South July 18, 2014

    North Korea threatened on Friday to pull out of the Asian Games due to take place in rival South Korea later this year, accusing the South of plotting to block its athletes from taking part. A rare meeting between the two sides on Thursday ended with no agreement on the size...
  • Indian women's football team eyeing last 8 finish in Asian Games July 14, 2014

    Mumbai: The Indian women's football team are targeting at least a quarter-final finish in the upcoming Asian Games to be held in Incheon, South Korea. The team's preparatory camp is in full swing at the Cooperage Stadium under newly-appointed head coach Tarun Roy. The July 11 to Aug 25 is being...
  • PM Modi to launch 1st multilateral engagement with BRICS leaders July 14, 2014

    Fortaleza: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch his first multilateral engagement with BRICS leaders, giving top priority for the establishment of the BRICS development bank with equal share holding for all the five members. India is keen on the issue of equal share holding since it doesn't want a repeat of...
  • Deepika, Tarundeep make it to the India archery squad for Asian Games July 13, 2014

    Hyderabad: Three-time 'World Cup Final' silver medallist Deepika Kumari on Sunday shook off her erratic form to make it to the Indian squad for the upcoming Archery World Cup and Asian Games. On the basis of a rigorous two-phase selection trial which concluded at the SAAP Stadium in Gachibowli here, Asian...
  • India drops plans for late 2019 Asian Games bid July 7, 2014

    Mumbai: India have dropped their plan to submit a late bid for the 2019 Asian Games after failing to meet an extended deadline, the secretary general of the Indian Olympic Association told Reuters on Monday. Hanoi was awarded the Games in November 2012 ahead of the Indonesian city of Surabaya but...
  • OGQ to support boxer Sarita Devi, rifle shooter Apurvi Chandela July 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ) is to support woman boxer Laishram Sarita Devi and rising rifle shooter Apurvi Chandela in the run up to their participation in the July 23-August 3 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland and the September-October Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. OGQ, founded by sports legends Prakash...
  • Delhi HC refuses to interfere in CWG wrestlers selection July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday refused to interfere in a plea filed by wrestler Anil Dhankar over his selection for the 2014 Commonwealth Games at Glasgow. The Asian Games medalist was not selected for the tournament. "This court would like to remind the Ministry of Sports not...
  • Snooker, billiards should be part of CWG, Asian Games: Pankaj Advani July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Fresh from his recent World 6-Reds Snooker Championship triumph, ace cueist Pankaj Advani feels the time is right to make a push for billiards and snooker to be included in the Commonwealth and Asian Games. "I think in both billiards and snooker we have been doing well in the...
  • Indian football team's Asian Games 2014 camp kicks off July 1, 2014

    Bangalore: The Indian football team's preparatory camp for the Incheon Asian Games under national coach Wim Koevermans kicks off on Wednesday. The Asian Games will be played from September 19 to October 4. The camp starts a preparatory process of two and a half months. The team would also get a two-week...
  • 200 pilgrims, businessmen from Uttar Pradesh trapped in violence-hit Iraq June 19, 2014

    More than 200 people from various parts of Uttar Pradesh are stuck in violence-hit Iraq, officials said on Thursday. Of these, 150 are pilgrims who are in Karbala for 'ziyarat' during the holy Muslim month of Shabaan, while three dozen people from Lucknow are caught up in Tikrit, Karbala, Najaf and...
  • Most Asian shares slip on anxiety over Iraq, dollar edges up June 17, 2014

    Tokyo: Most Asian stock markets fell on Tuesday as the deepening conflict in Iraq and a gas dispute between Ukraine and Russia sapped investors' appetite for riskier assets. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan shed 0.3 per cent. Japan's Nikkei bucked the trend with rise of a 0.3 per...
  • Oil prices down in Asian trade June 17, 2014

    Singapore: Oil prices eased in Asian trade on Tuesday, but losses were limited as investors fret over a potential supply disruption due to the worsening sectarian violence in key crude producer Iraq. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for July delivery fell 18 cents to $106.72 a barrel in mid-morning trade, while...
  • IOA divided over 2019 Asian Games bid June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: There are clear indications of the senior office-bearers of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) pulling in different directions even on a crucial issue like bidding for the 2019 Asian Games. On Monday, IOA secretary general Rajeev Mehta said he would ascertain the views of the IOA members through mail...
  • Hockey will be a four-quarter game from Asian Games: FIH chief June 15, 2014

    The Hague: Hockey's transformation from a 70-minute game divided into two halves, to four quarters with a total playing time of 60 minutes will start with the the Asian Games in September. Leandro Negre, President of the International Hockey Federation (FIH), said today that the FIH was excited at the new...
  • India ousted from Asian squash team championships June 14, 2014

    Hong Kong: Indian challenge in the Asian squash team championships ended on after both the men's and the women's team lost to Malaysia in their respective semifinal clashes here. The defending champion women's team, comprising Dipika Pallikal and Anaka Alankamony, went down 0-2 to the Malaysians, who fielded world number...
  • Sourav Kothari wins Asian Billiards title June 13, 2014

    Reigning national champion Sourav Kothari pocketed his maiden Asian Billiards Championship title after getting past compatriot Alok Kumar 6-3 in the finals on Friday. Sourav, 29, started off well to gain a 3-0 lead. Alok was lucky to win the fourth game but Sourav had no interest in giving any loose...
  • Indian community paper in US wins ethnic media award June 12, 2014

    New York: The South Asian Times, a leading newspaper for the Indian community in the US, has bagged an Ippies award given to the ethnic and community press for "Best Investigative/In Depth Story". The Ippies Awards are given by the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Journalism. Jinal Shah...
  • Indian men's, women's squash teams drub Iran June 11, 2014

    The Indian squash contingents got off to a perfect start, defeating Iran 3-0 in both the men's and women's events in the 17th Asian Team Championship on Wednesday. India has been given the top billing in the men's section while it is seeded second among women. The results: Women: India beat Iran 3-0...
  • India to bid for 2019 Asian Games June 11, 2014

    India has set its sights on the 2019 Asian Games to be staged in New Delhi, a sporting spectacle it hopes will demonstrate the Narendra Modi-led NDA government's organising capabilities and restore the country's image spoiled by the scandal-ridden 2010 Commonwealth Games, according to report in the Hindustan Times. Sources in...
  • Asian Football Confederation discusses proposal to review WC qualifications June 9, 2014

    Days ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2014, the AFC's executive committee has deliberated on its proposal to review the qualification process for Asian teams in future editions of the global game's showpiece event. Under the chairmanship of Asian Football Confederation President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, the executive committee...
  • India to play against Pakistan in Asian Games build-up games June 5, 2014

    New Delhi: As part of build-up for the September Asian Games in Korea, India's under-23 football team will play two friendlies against Pakistan in Bangalore in the month of August. The two matches will be played at the Bangalore Football Stadium on August 17 and August 20, the All India Football...
  • Canada's Surrey plans South Asian cultural hub June 5, 2014

    Toronto: Canadian city Surrey is set to boast of a "South Asian cultural shopping district" with the authorities seeking to legalise and re-zone the present commercial encroachment of the Newton industrial land into a new commercial zone, a report said. The request for re-designating the site will be considered by Metro...
  • G7 concerned by Asian maritime tensions June 5, 2014

    Brussels: Leaders of the Group of Seven industrialized nations said on Thursday they were deeply concerned by tensions in the East and South China Sea. The G7 leaders meeting in Brussels warned against any use of force in the area, where the United States has warned Beijing over increasing territorial assertiveness. "We...
  • Asian Games is priority for us, says Sunil Chhetri May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri has his eyes trained on the Asian Games and says the focus should be on making the possible national team for the quadrennial extravaganza, scheduled to be held around the same time as the much-anticipated Indian Super League. "My focus is on the Asian...
  • ACC in doldrums after ICC rethinks on development funds May 29, 2014

    Karachi: The very existence of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) is in doldrums after a rethink in the International Cricket Council (ICC) on the development funds being spent globally for promotion of cricket. The ACC, whose President at present is India's N Srinivasan and chief executive is Bangladesh's Ashraf ul Haq,...
  • Sudha's silver in 2013 Asian Athletics upgraded to gold May 27, 2014

    Long distance runner Sudha Singh's silver medal in the 3000m steeplechase event at the 2013 Pune Asian Athletics Championships is set to be upgraded to gold after Ruth Jebet, who won the race, was declared ineligible to represent Bahrain on nationality grounds by the world governing of the sport, IAAF. Kenya-born...
  • UK's Pakistani-origin minister asks migrants to learn English May 18, 2014

    London: Immigrants coming into the UK must learn English as part of their contributions to British society, according to the country's first senior British Asian minister. UK culture secretary Sajid Javid, born in Britain to Pakistani immigrants, criticised migrants who had lived in the UK for many years but still could...
  • India crowned South Asian basketball champions May 17, 2014

    Kathmandu: The senior Indian men's team routed Maldives 108-32 to be crowned champions at the third South Asian Basketball Association Championship 2014. India's greater international experience, height, speed, skill, endurance and strength were too much to handle for the Maldivians. India's suffocating half court defence meant that Maldives were rarely able to...