Zafar Iqbal

  • Three minors raped in Pakistan's Punjab province September 17, 2013

    Lahore: Days after a five-year-old girl was brutally raped here, three more cases of rape of minor girls have been reported from different parts of Pakistan's Punjab province Tuesday. An eleven-year-old girl was on Tuesday gangraped in Narowal district, some 80 kilometres from here. Two arrests have been made in the...
  • Hockey team need to address shortcomings before World Cup: Olympians August 31, 2013

    New Delhi: The hockey fraternity on Saturday hailed Indian team's qualification for the next year's World Cup but cautioned that the side still need improvement in all areas to be a strong contender at The Hague, Netherlands. Olympians Zafar Iqbal, Ajit Pal Singh and Vasudevan Baskaran were all effusive in their...
  • Seeking IOC views to resurrect Indian sports: Zafar Iqbal December 10, 2012

    Aligarh: Former India hockey captain Zafar Iqbal said the country's prominent athletes would write to the International Olympic Committee seeking its help for drawing up a blueprint for resurrecting sports here. Iqbal, who was here as the Chief Guest at the prize giving ceremony of the North Zone Inter University Cricket...
  • Zafar Iqbal, Limba Ram to get Padma Shri award January 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Former India hockey captain Zafar Iqbal and archer Limba Ram were among the sportspersons chosen for the prestigious Padma Shri awards announced on the eve of the Republic Day. Iqbal was a nippy winger whose deft stickwork and speed made him a star during his playing days. Iqbal was...
  • Men's hockey team selectors talk of transparency May 2, 2008

    New Delhi: The newly constituted selection committee of Indian men's hockey team say it will look at players who were sidelined by the KPS Gill regime. But Gill, who was sacked and the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) suspended by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Monday, is not going down...
  • Hockey secy quits, will his boss follow him? April 23, 2008

    Pressure on IHF chief KPS Gill to resign mounts. ...
  • Minister, hockey hero ask IHF chief Gill to quit April 22, 2008

    New Delhi: Union Sports Minister M S Gill on Tuesday said Indian Hockey Federation chief K P S Gill should resign after IHF general secretary K Jothikumaran was allegedly caught taking bribes in a TV sting operation. Gill should introspect and review his position to restore peoples faith in Indian hockey,...