SUSHIL KUMAR

  • Government wants to make Northeast a trade & business hub of South East Asia: Kiren Rijiju December 6, 2014

    Agartala: Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Saturday said that the Narendra Modi government has changed the 'Look-East Policy' to 'Act East Policy' to make the North-Eastern region a trade and business hub of South East Asia. "The North Eastern region has 98 per cent of its...
  • Wrestler Sushil Kumar, six others to train in US October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Ace Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar and six other national athletes will be heading for the US in the first week of November to train in the Ohio-based SPIRE Institute, an official Olympic Training Center, through a Sheru Classic initiative. Double Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil, who skipped the Asian Games...
  • Chavan denies making statements against Shinde, Vilasrao; says he was misquoted October 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Former Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan has denied making statements to The Telegraph that sparked a controversy. In an interview, Chavan is said to have admitted that he failed to act against former chief ministers Vilasrao Deshmukh, Sushil Kumar Shinde and Ashok Chavan in the Adarsh housing scam. The newspaper...
  • Patna stampede: BJP for slapping murder case against officials, govt says no October 6, 2014

    Patna: BJP on Monday demanded slapping of murder case against the transferred civil and police officers following the October 3 stampede that claimed 33 lives, while the Bihar government said the main opposition party was trying to politicising the incident. "Mere transfer is no punishment for these officials whose negligence...
  • For Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt's semis bout at Asiad best ever September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: They both are champions in their own right and no wonder Sushil Kumar was absolutely ecstatic in the manner his close friend Yogeshwar Dutt clinched the first gold medal for India in Asian Games wrestling in 28 years. "The manner in which Yogesh [as he is affectionately called] won...
  • Sachin Tendulkar to flag off CRPF marathon on October 12 September 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Cricket star Sachin Tendulkar will flag off the first-ever 'unity' marathon run being hosted here by the country's largest paramilitary CRPF on October 12. The force will conduct 'Run for Unity' half-marathon as part of celebrating 75 years of its raising in 2014. "Master blaster Sachin...
  • Asian Games 2014: India wrestlers go for glory in Incheon September 18, 2014

    Sushil Kumar may be missing but led by the other Olympic medalist Yogeshwar Dutt the team hopes to rewrite history. ...
  • Asian Games 2014: Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt eyes Incheon gold September 18, 2014

    Olympic medalist Yogeshwar Dutt leads the team into battle in the absence of double Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar. ...
  • Asian Games: Yogeshwar India's biggest hope to end wrestling gold drought September 18, 2014

    With the untimely pull out of twotime Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar, all eyes will be on London Games bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt as India will be hoping to break a 28yearlong wait for a gold medal in wrestling at the 17th Asian Games that get underway Friday in the South...
  • Better facilities can fetch India more medals, says Sushil Kumar September 2, 2014

    Ghaziabad: Twotime Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar on Tuesday said if the budding wrestlers are provided better facilities, especially in villages, India could end up winning more medals than China in top international events. "Had the government ever thought of promoting sport of wrestling in villages, India could have won more gold...
  • Manjhi defends his son's alleged sexual escapade, says anybody can have a girlfriend August 16, 2014

    Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi who has come under attack from the BJP over reports of his son getting involved in alleged sexual escapade with a lady policewoman, on Saturday defended his son saying anybody could have a "girl friend". "Anybody can have a girl friend...there is no evidence of...
  • Wrestler Sushil Kumar likely to skip 2014 Asian Games August 13, 2014

    His eyes firmly trained on the 2016 Rio Games, twotime Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar, in all probability, will skip the upcoming World Championship as well as the Asian Games slated to be held next month, as he now wants to win a gold in the biggest sporting event. The Wrestling Federation...
  • Sushil Kumar Modi warns people against Nitish's 'double role' August 10, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Sunday asked people to be on guard against the "double role" of former state chief minister Nitish Kumar while voting in the Assembly bypolls on August 21. Modi, who had been the deputy chief minister under Kumar, alleged that the senior JD(U) leader talks...
  • Sushil, Yogeshwar to skip Wrestling World Championships August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Star grapplers Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt have decided to skip the FILA World Wrestling Championships to be held next month in Tashkent, Uzbekistan to avoid injuries and preserve themselves for the upcoming Asian Games. Sushil and Yogeshwar, who won a gold each in men's 74kg and 65kg freestyle...
  • Who's shielding criminals? After goof up, JD(U) spokesperson flees press conference August 9, 2014

    JD(U) spokesperson and Member of Legislative Council (MLC) Sanjay Singh made a mockery of himself on Friday after he called for a probe and a liedetector test on former Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, but was unable to defend his leader and former Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Unsuccessful in putting...
  • BJP fears spectre of 'jungle raj' looming large in Bihar August 5, 2014

    TheBJPon Tuesday expressed fear that the spectre of 'jungle raj' loomed large overBiharand would derail the development process undertaken by the erstwhileNDAgovernment a decade ago following the JD(U)RJD prepoll alliance for the impending bypolls in the state. Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi told reporters the government was "patronising criminal elements...
  • Sushil Kumar proud of India's wrestling performance at CWG August 5, 2014

    Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt, Amit Kumar made sure that Indian wrestling continues to be on the upswing and, in all, five gold and six silver and two bronze were surely impressive at the Commonwealth Games. ...
  • CWG 2014: Final list of Indian medal winners in Glasgow August 3, 2014

    Glasgow: The following is the final list of Indian medal winners at the 2014 Commonwealth Games at their conclusion on Sunday. Gold: Sanjita Khumukchan: women's 48 kg weightlifting Sukhen Dey: men's 56 kg weightlifting Abhinav Bindra: men's 10 metre air rifle shooting Apurvi Chandela: women's 10 metre air rifle shooting Rahi Sarnobat: women's 25 metre pistol...
  • CWG 2014: Wrestlers come back home after successful campaign August 2, 2014

    Indian wrestlers landed in Delhi after ending their successful campaign at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. ...
  • CWG 2014: Plan was to play aggressive wrestling, says Sushil Kumar August 2, 2014

    Sushil Kumar landed in Delhi on Saturday morning after winning his second Commonwealth gold in wrestling. ...
  • CWG 2014: I want to win a gold in Asian Games, says Sushil Kumar July 30, 2014

    Glasgow: Rio is at the back of his mind but for Sushil Kumar, one of India's greatest Olympians, the immediate aim is to win a gold medal in the upcoming Asian Games, a stage where the decorated wrestler, surprisingly, is yet to taste success. The 31yearold grappler is India's only twotime...
  • CWG 2014: Sushil Kumar delighted after winning wrestling gold July 30, 2014

    Sushil Kumar on Tuesday won the gold medal after defeating Qamar Abbas of Pakistan in a freestyle 74kg gold medal wrestling match at the Commonwealth Games. ...
  • CWG 2014: Sushil Kumar wins India's third wrestling gold in Glasgow July 29, 2014

    Glasgow: Sushil Kumar led the charge as Indian wrestlers put on a stunning show in the Commonwealth Games winning three of the five gold medals on offer here Tuesday. Amit Kumar and teenager Vinesh Phogat also bagged gold medals while Rajeev Tomar settled for the silver medal in what was a...
  • CWG 2014: India complete golden hattrick on the wrestling mat July 29, 2014

    Glasgow: Twotime Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar spearheaded a sparkling show as Indian grapplers dominated the wrestling arena with three gold medals after the shooters ended their campaign on a rousing note with five more podium finishes on sixth day of competitions in the 20th Commonwealth Games on Wednesday. Sushil expectedly bagged...
  • CWG 2014: Wrestler Sushil Kumar sets up IndoPak final in Glasgow July 29, 2014

    Sushil Kumar defeated Nigeria's Melvin Bibo in the semis and will take on Qamar Abbas of Pakistan in the final. ...
  • Nitish kumar denies instigating JD(U)BJP clash July 24, 2014

    Condemning the scuffle between the ruling JD(U) and BJP MLCs in the legislative council, former Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thuesday expressed deep anguish over the incident and denied his role in the matter. He also urged the chair to rule in this regard otherwise he will be compelled to stay...
  • Decision on poll alliance with JD(U) will be taken after talks between 2 parties, says Lalu July 24, 2014

    RJD president Lalu Prasad on Thursday favoured an alliance with JD(U) for the byeelection on ten Assembly seats but said a decision on this will be taken only after talks between the leaders of the two parties. "This is the right time for talks on poll alliance. We will take a...
  • Assembly polls: Race in Bihar BJP for chief minister candidate July 23, 2014

    Much ahead of the 2015 assembly polls in Bihar, several BJP leaders have staked claim to being nominated as the chief ministerial candidate. "There are many in the BJP, who are lobbying to be named as chief ministerial candidate for the next assembly polls," a BJP leader said. If an alliance of...
  • CWG 2014: Wrestler Amit Kumar targets Glasgow gold July 22, 2014

    Amit Kumar, the youngest in India's wrestling contingent for the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, has promised to grapple for nothing less than gold for his country. The 19yearold wrestler, son of a milkman from Haryana, won a silver medal at the Budapest world championships last year and will be...