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6th Sub Jr North Zone Sport Climbing Championship from Sept 12
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JAMMU, Aug 14: The 6th Sub Junior North Zone Sport Climbing Championship for boys and girls shall be conducted by Mountaineering Association of J&K at Sprawling Buds ICSE School, Bantalab , Jammu from September 12 to 13. About 250 climbers from Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Uttrakhand besides the host J&K are expected to participate in the 2-day championship. Since it is a Sub Junior Zonal championship only those climbers, both boys and girls, born in 2005 & 2006 are eligible to compete in the competitions which shall be conducted both in Lead and Speed climbing. However, to give exposure to budding climbers of the state the organizers have now also included the Mini category, both for boys and girls ( born in 2007, 2008 and after), for lead climbing o...
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KCIS organizes Inter-School Junior Soccer Challenge
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JAMMU, Aug 14: KC International School, Jammu hosted the KCIS Independence Day Junior Soccer Challenge for Under 10 boys on August 13 and 14in the school premises. Six schools participated in the tournament. The tournament is a great initiative to bring forth the importance of sports in the holistic development of the younger generation. Dr. Doud Iqbal Baba, Director, Directorate of Sports and Physical Education Department, University of Jammu, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. The tournament commenced on Day 1 with the march past of the teams, where all the participating teams proudly marched to the drum beats. The first match of the day was played between Jodhamal Public School and Alexander Public School. The match was a fine start to the event with Jodhamal Public School be...
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Asian Games gold medallist Hakam Singh passes away
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CHANDIGARH, Aug 14: Asian Games gold medallist athlete Hakam Singh today passed away at a private hospital in Sangrur, Punjab. He had been ailing for some time and was undergoing treatment for liver and kidney ailments. Hakam Singh won gold in 20 km race walk event during the 1978 Asiad at Bangkok. The Dhyan Chand awardee had also served as Havaldar in the 6 Sikh regiment. Punjab Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi expressed profound grief over the demise of Singh. Condoling the demise of the athlete, Rana Sodhi said that both Punjab as well as the country would remember the glorious achievements of Singh in the sporting arena. He termed the passing away of Singh as end of an era and an irreparable loss to the sports fraternity. ...
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Dance Association helping Kashmiri youth realize their Bollywood dream
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JAMMU, Aug 14: Jammu and Kashmir based budding singers and dancers have a platform to hone their skills and have adequate opportunities. Dance Sports Association Jammu and Kashmir is helping Kashmiri youth in becoming professional singers, dancers and models. Their Srinagar center serves as the grooming center where they receive professional training and advice. The Association has so far organised musical shows and competitions to provide a platform to their students to showcase their talent. The association aims to support the dreams of the Kashmiri youth to gain name and fame in Bollywood....
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Bakshi Stadium to be developed as per international standards: Advisor
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SRINAGAR, Aug 14: Advisor to Governor K Vijay Kumar today said the renovation work of the Bakshi stadium is going on in full swing and that it will be developed as per the international standards. He said this while felicitating the participants of 18th Asian Games-2018 to be held at Jakarta Indonesia from August 18th. The advisor accompanied by Secretary Youth Services and Sports Sarmad Hafeez and other senior sports persons and officials of Youth Services and Sports. Advisor said the central government has already sanctioned Rs 44 crore for renovation of the stadium that was damaged in 2014 floods. He said the government is committed to develop the sports infrastructure of the state and that work is going on many projects simultaneously including the renovation of Bakshi Stadium and M...
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Nikita brings laurels in Taekwondo Championship in Malaysia
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JAMMU, Aug 13: Nikita- 12th class student of Delhi and daughter of Shri Amarnath Yatra Welfare Society (SAYWS) National General Secretary Raju Chandel has brought laurels for India by winning Gold medal in 3rd Gewinn Malaysia Open International Taekwondo Championship 2018 in 48 Weight category which was started on 10th to 12 August. Nikita and other girls were left on August 9 from New Delhi to participate in the 3rd Gewinn Malaysia Open International Taekwondo Championship 2018. Nikita set a new record in the 48kg category and bagged the first gold for India. “With an aim of breaking my own record, I came here and I have broken the record again by winning the Gold medal and I am totally overwhelmed,” she told media. With Gold medals in her kitty now, Nikita has now set eyes on the upco...
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Favouritism continue to play in JKCA, allege players
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JAMMU, Aug 13: The already tainted premier cricket body of State, Jammu, and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) finds itself again in a controversy as Hyderya Sports Trust alleges favouritism in the recent selection of players for the Vijay Hazare trophy. According to the players, JKCA has recently released a list of 35 selected players for the Vijay Hazare trophy which will start in the month of September. It has been learned that some of the selected players who are in foreign countries figure in the selected list. “How come the players who are currently in foreign countries, and have not even attended the trails got selected,” questions Mirza Musadiq Hussain secretary Hyderya Sports Trust. The trust also alleged that selection was not done on the basis of merit but nepotism that has...
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Middle-finger gesture was "unintentional: Sohail Tanvir
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MUMBAI, Aug 13: Pakistani fast-bowler Sohail Tanvir is not the first international cricketer showing middle-finger gesture in the match. There have been instances of Virat Kohli, Ishant Sharma and Greg Chappell (coach), who too have sparked such controversy in the game. Playing in the Caribbean Premier League (for Guyana Amazon Warrior), the 33-year-old left-arm medium pacer Tanvir was fined 15% of his match-fee for showing this gesture following Ben Cutting's wicket. "I am not aware about the other players and can't comment on their gesture (towards fans) but honestly speaking my action "just happened unintentionally", Sohail Tanvir, said over telephone from the island. "Honestly speaking there was no intention of teasing the Australian batsman (Ben Cutting)". On the previous b...
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Army organises Carrom Board competition
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JAMMU, Aug 13: Army has organised a Carrom Board Competition at Drangdhuran region of Kishtwar District. A total of 27 youth participated with zeal and enthusiasm. The competition provided an opportunity for the youth and Army personnel to connect and share light-hearted banter in a relaxed, friendly and informal atmosphere. The youth expressed their appreciation for giving them an opportunity to showcase their talent. The competition ended with prize distribution for the winners, with consolation prizes among all participants....
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Angry Contractors holds protest against Sports Council
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JAMMU, Aug 13: Angry contractors, who have pending payments with the J&K State Sports council (JKSSC) today held protest demonstration outside the office of the Secretary at Bakshi Stadium, here. As per the reports reaching here, the contractors, who were demanding early release of due payments, stopped the staff from entering the office thereby disrupted the normal working. Since, Secretary Sports Council, Rajnish Kumar was not present in office because of his ongoing tour of Jammu, the agitating contractors were pacified by other senior officers, including Administrative Officer with the assurance that their concern will be conveyed to the concerned quarters....
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Self interest’s all over in Roller Skating
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JAMMU, Aug 12: In the last week or so the sports which is news notoriously is roller skating which otherwise is considered to be very glamorous, attractive and above all was always keeping the state flag high by winning medals at nationals and international level. Roller Skating had the reputation of producing international stars and the players who, time and again, emerged champions in the country including Arjun Gandhotra, Mir Daniyal, Divij Balotra, Paras Thakur, Ananya Khajuria and likes, who were always on a roll to bring laurels to the State. However, the situation is altogether different now as the present players are found wanting at the Nationals in terms of winning medals. The sorry state of affairs is that the state which had the habit of winning good haul of medals in thi...
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Jammu boy Chandeep wins 2 gold medals for India
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JAMMU, Aug 12: Jammu and Kashmir's ace Para athlete, Chandeep Singh, despite all odds, converted his disability into an ability to emerge golden boy of the country and the State as well by winning 2 gold medals for India in the ongoing Kimunyong Cup Taekwondo Championship, being held in Korea. Chandeep has the honour of winning gold medals in Asian Taekwondo Championship at Vietnam and Kathmandu Kyorugi & Pomsae International Taekwondo Championship at Nepal. Having won medals at the International level in Taekwondo, Chandeep has the distinction of being adjudged as the World's Fastest Skater by US based Golden Book of World Records as also by the Assist Book of World Records. Chandeep has a long journey of excellence in sporting world as after shining in football, athletics and skatin...
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Colombo crows are deadly
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MUMBAI, Aug 12: World's renowned cricket statistician Mohandas Menon has spotted a dead crow placed near the pitch at the R. Premadasa, Colombo, where the fifth and final ODI was played between Sri Lanka and the visiting South African team. Menon has been feeding statistical data to Sony Ten commentators. Speaking exclusively over telephone from Colombo, hours before the match on Sunday, he said, "it is just placed on stick (stump height) outside the main pitch and will be removed before the match". "I understand this ensures that no other crows comes in the vicinity and it really works". "I have not seen anywhere else in Sri Lanka. There are lots of crows near this ground". Later, the Sri Lankan manager Charith Senanayake, speaking also exclusively, said, "it is just to prevent...
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Fencing trails from Aug 16
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JAMMU, August 12: Jammu and Kashmir Amateur Fencing Association shall be holding selection trials to pick up state team for the upcoming 20th Sub-Junior and 15th Cadet Under-17 National Fencing Championships going to be held at Cuttack in Odisha from September 12 to September 16. The trials shall be held at Indoor Complex, MA Stadium, here from August 16 to August 18 from 9 am onwards, a handout issued here today informed. To facilitate the fencers, the Association has decided to hold trials on different dates for three events of Epee (August 16), Foil (August 17) and Sabre (August 18), the handout added....
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APS BD Bari clinches Inter School Badminton Trophy
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JAMMU, Aug 11: True sportsmanship can be inculcated in ones persona through sports only. Sports are one of the most happening thrills of life. With this thought, APS BD Bari hosted Inter Army Public Schools (cluster -1) Badminton Tournament 2018-19 from August 8 to 11at Police Auditorium, Gulshan Ground here. 8 Army Public Schools under cluster -I participated in this tournament that included APS Damana, APS Kaluchak, APS Jammu Cantt, APS Miran Sahib, APS Ratnuchak, APS Sunjuwan, APS Samba and the host school APS BD Bari. The winners trophy was clinched by APS BD Bari, proving their true sportsmanship, dedication and high competitive spirit and the Runners Up trophy was bagged by APS Jammu Cantt. Sonia Sharma and Master Nishkarsh Saini of APS BD Bari were adjudged as the best playe...
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Murali Vijay's duck at Lord's saddens his parents
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MUMBAI, Aug 11: Both the parents of Murali Vijay were sad when their son was back in the pavilion without scoring a run at Lord's. "We are extremely sad and were in shock to see him bowled in the very first over", Vijay's father, R. Murali, speaking exclusively over telephone from Chennai, said. Senior Murali very well remembers his son missed a hundred at Lord's in 2014. "Yes, I do remember he missed the century at Lord's by mere five runs". Interestingly, on both occasions he became Anderson's victim. "My wife (Rajlakshmi) was in the other room. She prefers not to watch TV when Murali is playing. When wicket fell, I immediately conveyed the sad news to her and obviously she became upset". "Before leaving for England tour Murali came to us for blessings and I wished him to sco...
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Martial Arts Championship organised
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JAMMU, Aug 11: Martial Arts Championship was commenced at Rhyme Time Playway School, Mohalla Dalpatian, Jammu. The Championship is being organized by Karun Khajuria. On the Championship occasion, Santosh Mehta, Principal, Rhyme Time Playway Nursary Cum Primary School was the the Chief Guest at the opening of event. In the championship DBN School Mubarak Mandi 1st Position, 2nd ACM Public School Janipur Jammu, 3rd Rhyme Time Public School. During the championship DBN School Mubarak Mandi bagged 10 Gold, 2 Silver, 4 Bronze, ACM Public School Janipur bagged 5 Gold, 8 Silver, 8 Bronze. Rhyme Time Public School 4 Gold, 10 Silver, 3 Bronze, Abhay School 5 Gold. The Championship was organised under the supervision of Karun Khajuria (Chairman), Officials and Instructors of the Society....
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Adnan Memorial Football tourney kicks off
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JAMMU, Aug 11: First Late Adnan Memorial Football tournament was kicked off at Zalwan Football Ground in Bandipora District here on Saturday. The event is being organized by Watapora Football Community. In the Inaugral match Muslim FC Bandipora defeated Shining Star FC Bandipora by 2-0. Muzaffar Ahamd and Waseem Ahmad Respectively Scored Goal for Muslim FC. Though Shining Star FC made several moves from both flanks to reduce the goal deficit but failed to convert into goals. When the final whistle blew the final scoreline didn’t alter 2-0 in favour of Shining Star FC. Hundreds of people and sports lovers from Nook and corner of area witnessed the match and appreciated the efforts of the Organization for conducting the tournament....
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World Wushu Day observed
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SRINAGAR, Aug 11: District Baramulla Wushu Association observed World Wushu (KungFu) Day by involving around 300 young boys and gilrs in demonstrations and guidance sessions at Degree College Chandilora in Tangmarg, Kashmir The special event was organised by general secretary Wushu Association of Baramulla and international medallist in the game, Jabeena Akhter. Jabeena, who train youth, especially girls in martial arts in the district Baramulla informed the gathering of young students and players that this year’s theme for Wushu Day was ‘Kung fu in Everyday Life’. Principal Degree College Chandilora, Tangmarg was chief guest while chairman Global Youth Foundation was guest of honour....
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SP Ranjit among 3 J&K Handball officials in Asian Games squad
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JAMMU, Aug 11: Three officials from the state have been made part of the Indian Handball contingent for the 18th Asian Games to be held at Jakarta in Indonesia from August 18. While general secretary of J&K Handball Association, Ashwani Kumar Raina has been named manager, former international player and national selector, SSP with J&K Police, Ranjeet Singh Chib shall accompany as observer. Another J&K man, vice-president of Handball Federation of India, Narinder Mahajan shall be technical official of the Indian men’s team heading for the Asian Games....
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