Kabaddi

  • It's my dream to produce sports-based film: Abhishek Bachchan 12-04-2014 05:17 PM

    Mumbai: Actor-producer Abhishek Bachchan, who recently announced his association with the Jaipur franchise of Pro-Kabaddi, a professional kabaddi league, has expressed interest in producing a movie around sports. "It's my dream to produce sports-based film. In India, we have not done justice to the sports genre (of films). The US...
  • Indian kabaddi takes a big leap with first professional league 16-03-2014 10:52 AM

    Mumbai: India's first professional kabaddi league, in which some well-known entrepreneurs have evinced interest as team owners, was on Friday launched with much fanfare at NSCI Sardar Vallabhai Patel Stadium in Worli. The league, Pro Kabaddi, is a joint initiative of industrialist Anand Mahindra and sports commentator Charu Sharma through...
  • World Cup winning woman kabaddi player sits on dharna for job 05-02-2014 09:30 PM

    Vindhyavasini, a member of the Kabbadi World Cup winning team, on Wednesday staged a day-long dharnanear the office of Bokaro Deputy Commissioner demanding that the government fulfil its promise of providing her a job. "I was promised a job by the government twice, the latest being by Chief Minister Hemant...
  • Rajasthan clinches 61st National men's Kabaddi title 25-01-2014 01:26 PM

    Rajasthan and Railways clinched the men's and women's titles respectively in the 61st Senior National Kabaddi Championship at Patliputra Sports Complex on Friday. In the men's final, Rajasthan beat Haryana by 27-25. The first half ended 14-13. Jasbir and Navneet were the main scorers for the winners even as Praveen...
  • 61st Senior National Kabaddi Championship to begin today 21-01-2014 08:51 AM

    The 61st Senior National Kabaddi Championship will begin in Patna from Tuesday at the Patliputra Sports Complex stadium. Altogether 32 teams (16 men and 16 women) are taking part in the four-day championship. Matches will be played in two synthetic court laid in the indoor sports complex. Altogether 448 players...
  • Big B to vie for top players for Kabaddi Premier League 19-01-2014 07:47 PM

    Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan is eyeing a team for the Kabaddi Premier League (KPL), auction of which would start in Patna next week, an official said. The actor's film production and event management company Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited (ABCL) will be among top franchisees besides Mahindra and Mahindra, ONGC, Air...
  • India beat Pakistan to win Kabaddi World Cup title 15-12-2013 12:03 AM

    Ludhiana: India beat arch-rivals Pakistan by nine points to win the Kabaddi World Cup final here on Saturday. The hosts were just two points (23-21) ahead at half-time, but took the decisive lead as the second-half began. They eventually defeated their traditional rivals 48-39. India and Pakistan will jointly host...
  • India, Pakistan to clash in men's Kabaddi World Cup final 14-12-2013 10:49 AM

    Ludhiana: Traditional rivals India and Pakistan will clash in the finals of the men's draw of the Kabaddi World Cup here on Saturday. The Indian women's kabaddi team lifted the trophy on Thursday. The final match, to be played at the Guru Nanak Stadium here, will be witnessed by Punjab...
  • India defeat NZ to win the Women's Kabaddi World Cup 2013 12-12-2013 11:20 PM

    Jalandhar: India clinched the women's Kabaddi World Cup championship for the third time in a row, defeating debutant New Zealand 49-21 in the summit clash played at Guru Gobind Singh sports complex on Thursday. The Indian eves led their New Zealand counterparts for most part of the match and held...
  • India vs New Zealand in women's final of World Cup Kabaddi 11-12-2013 09:52 PM

    Bathinda: India and New Zealand will meet in the women's final of World Cup Kabaddi in Jalandhar on Thursday after they defeated Pakistan and Denmark respectively in the semi-finals on Wednesday. In first semi-final, New Zealand beat Denmark by 44-25 points while India trounced Pakistan. Women teams from New Zealand...
  • Sierra Leone, England win in Kabbadi World Cup 04-12-2013 10:28 PM

    Gurdaspur: Sierra Leone Wednesday registered a decisive win defeating Scotland 58-25 in mens' Kabadi during the ongoing fourth World Cup Kabadi here. In womens' event England defeated Mexico 45-29. In the third match Pakistan defeated Denmark 77-22. Inaugurating the World Cup, Gurcharan Singh Babbehali, Chief Parliamentary Secretary and Nirmal Singh...
  • Easy wins for Indian teams at Kabaddi World Cup 04-12-2013 09:00 AM

    Hoshiarpur: Indian men registered their second win of the 2013 Kabaddi World Cup as they breezed past Spain in their group match while women's team defeated Kenya in an easy encounter here on Tuesday. India beat Spain 55-27 in their Pool A match at the Lajwanti Stadium. The Indian women...
  • Punjab to organise 4th World Kabaddi Cup 21-10-2013 07:52 PM

    Chandigarh: Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, while taking stock of preparations for the forthcoming World Cup Kabbadi to be held in Punjab from November 30 to December 14, said today that the invitations to the participating teams have already been sent. The opening ceremony would be held in Bathinda...
  • Fourth Kabaddi World Cup from November 9-23 12-07-2013 08:40 PM

    Chandigarh: The 4th edition of the Kabaddi World Cup (men and women) will be held from November 9-23, with Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday giving a go-ahead to its schedule. The inaugural function would be held at multipurpose stadium in Bathinda while the title clash will take...
  • India win men, women kabaddi gold at Asian Indoor Games 03-07-2013 08:59 PM

    New Delhi: Indian men and women's kabaddi teams maintained their domination by winning a gold each in the 4th Asian Indoor Games at Incheon, South Korea, on Wednesday today. According to information received from the Chef De Mission, Ravi Kapoor, India have so far won five medals - two gold,...
  • Punjab to host World Cup Kabaddi in November 11-06-2013 07:41 PM

    Amritsar: Punjab Government will organise the 4th edition of World Cup Kabaddi (men and women) in November with 25 countries set to vie for a record prize money. Information and Public Relation Minister Bikram Singh Majithia said that strict NADA anti-doping guidelines would be implemented in the tournament and Punjab...
  • Sexist is as sexist does

    Borgub's Lair |  Amrita Tripathi
    The MLA who told the national kabaddi women's team coach that she should wear appropriate clothes - that is, a sari instead of shirt and...

  • India reach semis of Kabaddi World Cup 11-12-2012 08:16 PM

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  • Kolaveri di and Kabaddi: tales of two successes

    The Straight Drive |  Sriram Balasubramanian
    The "Why this Kolaveri di" song has captured the imagination of the youth of the nation. With a view count of almost 20 lakh people...

  • Indian men, women lift Kabaddi World Cup 21-11-2011 09:06 AM

    Ludhiana: Hosts India defeated Canada 59-25 in the final to lift the World Cup in men's Kabaddi at Guru Nanak Stadium here on Sunday night. Indians maintained their dominance right from the start and were leading 28-13 by half-time over Canadians, who had lost a few players earlier to doping....
  • India, Canada to clash in Kabaddi finals 19-11-2011 09:38 AM

    Bathinda: A spirited Canada pulled off a surprise win over Pakistan to set up a clash with hosts India in the finals of the second World Cup Kabaddi to be played at Ludhiana on Sunday. India reached the finals of the 20-day tournament easily, defeating the Italian team 74-15 in...
  • Indian women's kabbadi team meets with accident 17-11-2011 05:45 PM

    Bhatinda: Tragedy struck the Indian women's Kabaddi team when the bus carrying the players met with an accident and caught fire. Two persons were killed and 14 members of the team were injured, 10 of them seriously, when their collided with an Army truck at Cantonment road on Thursday. The...
  • US team banned from World Cup kabaddi 16-11-2011 02:51 PM

    Chandigarh: The US men kabaddi team has been banned from the ongoing World Cup in Punjab after the players refused to take doping tests, an official said on Wednesday. The disciplinary action has been taken after the refusal of US team players to give urine samples to National Anti-Doping Agency...
  • One Indian falls in dope net at kabaddi World Cup 10-11-2011 10:02 PM

    Chandigarh: The doping controversy at the ongoing kabaddi World Cup is growing wider with every passing day as four more players, including one Indian, tested positive for banned substances on Thursday, taking the list of offenders to a whopping 22. "There is one player from India among the four who...
  • India enter semi-finals of kabaddi World Cup 10-11-2011 09:14 PM

    Muktsar: Hosts India stormed into the semi-finals of the ongoing kabaddi World Cup with an easy 51-24 victory over Canada at Doda on Thursday. By virtue of this win, India became the first team to reach the last-four of the second edition of the 14-nation World Cup. They are also...
  • Five more test positive at the Kabaddi World Cup 08-11-2011 09:38 PM

    Chandigarh: The doping controversy at the ongoing World Cup Kabaddi seems far from over with five more players being tested positive for banned substances, taking the total list of dope offenders to 12. Two players from Canada, and one each from UK, Australia and Italy failed the dope tests. The...