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  • If not 'Vande Mataram', Sangram Singh's Bollywood debut to be called 'Yuva' July 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Celluloid is getting progressively sporty. After tennis player Leander Paes and boxer Vijender Singh, it's time for wrestler Sangram Singh to make his big screen debut. He says he wanted his debut outing to carry a positive message for the youths. Sangram has been signed on to play a sports...
  • Foreign coaches not helping Indian hockey: Dhanraj Pillay July 2, 2014

    Rajkot: Former hockey captain Dhanraj Pillay on Wednesday said that he was opposed to the import of foreign coaches in India as it was not helping the players. "The standard of Indian hockey is going down because of the foreign coaches as they are unaware of the strength and the weakness...
  • The Amazing SpiderMan 2's Hindi anthem: A song composed in just one night April 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian anthem of 'The Amazing SpiderMan 2' is out and is doing the rounds on social media. Composed and performed by Indian band SANAM, 'Main Hoon' is the promotional music video for 'The Amazing SpiderMan 2' for keeping the Spiderman buzz among the Indian audience alive. The...
  • Governor's former OSD, BSP leader arrested in recruitment scams April 15, 2014

    Dhanraj Yadav, former Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to the Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav, and BSP leader Radha Raman Ahirwar have been arrested in connection with two recruitment examination scams in the state. The MP Special Task Force arrested the two accused yesterday from Bhopal, STF sources said here...
  • Foreigners cannot yield results for Indian sports: Dhanraj Pillay August 3, 2013

    Pune: Foreign coaches can never yield results for Indian sports, feels former hockey captain Dhanraj Pillay, who said the key to success lies in empowering and nurturing local trainers. Pillay, who was here to select promising athletes for testing and training at MEDSPORT HSPRI India's first privatelyowned Sports Medicine Research...
  • Dhanraj Pillay wants to be India hockey coach July 26, 2013

    Former Indian Hockey captain Dhanraj Pillay wants to become the next national coach and has even gone on to claim that if given a free hand he can deliver results within a year. ...
  • I can change the fortunes of Indian hockey in one year: Pillay July 23, 2013

    One of Indian hockey's noted strikers and former India captain Dhanraj Pillay has said he can turn the Indian hockey team into a winning unit in just one year if given the charge of the men's national side. Sports Authority of India (SAI) last week sacked Indian men's team's chief coach...
  • Make me coach, I can deliver results in one year: Pillay July 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Former captain Dhanraj Pillay has expressed his desire to be the coach of the Indian hockey team and claims that if were given a free hand he could deliver results within a year. Pillay is not in favour of a foreign coach for Indian hockey and insists that there...
  • Telugu director VN Aditya's upcoming film titled as 'Park' May 6, 2013

    Director V N Aditya who is noted for superhit films like 'Manasantha Nuvve' and Nagarjuna's 'Nenunnanu', is currently working on his upcoming film titled 'Park'. The film will feature Santhosh and Sarayu as the lead pair in the film. Ramesh Gogula and Hymavathi Gogula are jointly producing this movie under...
  • Krishna Madhav to star in 'Hrudhayam Ekkadunnadhi' March 25, 2013

    Mahesh babu's relative Krishna Madhav is making his debut as the hero with a film titled 'Hrudhayam Ekkadunnadhi'. He is also the nephew of minister Galla Aruna kumari. It is known that 'SMS' fame Sudheer Babu and 'Jagan' fame Siva are also relatives of Mahesh Babu. However, film maker V I...
  • Nagarjuna's nephew Sushanth turns a year older March 18 March 18, 2013

    Chennai: Southern actor Sushanth is not throwing a lavish bash for his birthday on March 18. Instead, he is busy working for his upcoming Telugu romance 'Adda', and will be occupied with the launch of the film's first look poster. "I generally don't throw any party on my birthday and instead...
  • Telugu actor Sushanth to star in 'Adda' March 14, 2013

    Chennai: Busy wrapping up his upcoming third Telugu film 'Adda', actor Sushant believes that the scripts choose him and then things fell into place. He describes it as an "unpredictable" movie. "I heard so many scripts after my second film, but nothing excited me. However, when 'Adda' was narrated to me,...
  • Now, a Telugu film on the Delhi gangrape January 1, 2013

    Chennai: The Delhi gangrape has inspired Telugu director Ramana Gaddam to recreate the horrific story in his forthcoming Telugu drama 'Nisha'. The idea, he says, is to send out a strong message to the government and public. "I'm not trying to cash in on the sensitivity of this issue but bring...
  • Hockey fraternity mourns death of legendary Claudius December 20, 2012

    Kolkata: Hockey fraternity on Thursday mourned the death of legendary Leslie Claudius with players across all generations terming that the passing away of the triple Olympic gold medallist marked the end of an era. Parent body of Hockey in the country, Hockey India condoled the death of the Claudius. "We had...
  • Dhanraj Pillay is against foreign coaches in India November 11, 2012

    Kolkata: Former captain Dhanraj Pillay is not interested in talking about Indian hockey anymore after India's forgettable London Olympics performance and also questioned the rationale behind appointing foreign coaches. "Please don't ask me anything about Indian hockey. 12 teams mein se 12th finish karna ... Ab isse bhi bura kuchh...
  • Olympics opener most crucial for team: Pillay June 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Fourtime Olympian and former national hockey captain Dhanraj Pillay has termed India's campaign opener against the formidable Netherlands in the upcoming London Olympics on July 30 as a very crucial encounter. "I have taken part in four Olympics and we had invariably lost the opening game [barring once]. It's crucial...
  • Maoists set ablaze BJP leader's house in Bihar September 9, 2010

    Patna: Maoists on Thursday set on fire the house of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader in Bihar's Gaya district, police said. Over two dozen armed rebels set ablaze BJP leader Dhanraj Sharma's house near Imamganj in Gaya, about 100 km from here. Sharma was not present in the house when...
  • Caught taking bribe, IHF Secy Gen quits | What it means April 21, 2008

    New Delhi: K Jothikumaran, the secretary general of the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF), resigned on Monday after a sting operation by a television news channel showed him allegedly taking bribes to select a player for the Indian team. Jothikumaran, who was secretary general for almost 15 years, called up IHF president...
  • Rasquinha calls for icons in Indian hockey February 29, 2008

    New Delhi: Viren Rasquinha won't be seen on a hockey field after a month following his retirement from the game. He will now pursue a course in business administration from the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad later this year. Rasquinha has been one of Indian hockey's most visible faces...
  • Indian hockey will rise again: Pillay May 18, 2007

    Former Indian hockey captain Dhanraj Pillay was in the Capital for the launch of his biography titled Forgive me Amma. Journalist Sundeep Misra, who had tracked his career spanning almost three decades, has written the book. CNNIBN's Digvijay Singh Deo caught up with the player hours after the book released. Digvijay...
  • Dhanraj Pillay captured in a book May 17, 2007

    New Delhi: The tragedy of Indian hockey is not only that it is ruled by an autocratic federation but also that after being the undisputed kings, India slipped from the top echelons due to short sightedness, complacency and refusal to adapt quickly to the rapid changes in technology and strategy. And...