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Sumiya to participate in Eco Cycling Expedition from Delhi to Kathmandu
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JAMMU, Feb 19: Sumiya Kousar of Mountaineering Association of J&K today left for Delhi to participate in an Eco Cycling Expedition from Delhi to Kathmandu (Nepal). She is among the 5 girls selected across the country for this prestigious expedition. The expedition being organized by “Stand With Girls”, an NGO shall start from Delhi on March 1 and conclude at Kathmandu on March 15. Prior to the commencement of the expedition, Sumiya shall attend a 10-day coaching cum practice camp at Delhi. It is the first time that such a cycling expedition exclusively for girls is being organized. Immediately after her selection in the cycling expedition Sumiya had met Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who encouraged her to do her best in the expedition and bring laurels to the state. Chief Ministe...
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Ex-ICC umpire Daryl Harper undergoes cancer-related surgery
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MUMBAI, Feb 19: Former ICC umpire Daryl Harper underwent cancer-related surgery in his country, it is learnt here. The surgery was performed at Adelaide's Ashford Hospital by Dr. Jimmy Eteuati. Speaking exclusively from the hospital bed, Harper said, "on Wednesday I had a three hour operation to remove some bowel cancer. A surgeon removed 60 cm of my colon and I am currently in hospital here in Adelaide recovering". "He will be required to stay in the hospital for another 3-4 days", Maureen, the wife added. The Australian umpire has a reason to break first the news about his cancer-related surgery only to the Indian Reporter. "I have a medical connection to India after becoming a blood donor for the first time at the CMC Hospital in Vellore in about 2008. I was moved to donate blo...
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Umar Nazir listed among ‘Players to Watch’ during IPL auction
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JAMMU, Feb 19: Twenty-three year old pacer from Jammu and Kashmir, Umar Nazir, has been listed among the ‘Players to Watch’ during the auction for 10th edition of the Indian Premiere League (IPL) 2017 season. The auction of the players for the highly lucrative and popular India Twenty-20 domestic cricket competition is going to take place in Bangalore at 9 am tomorrow. Umar Nazir and Parvez Rasool from J&K are among the 730 players listed by BCCI for IPL auction. According to CricBuzz, an influential cricket news website, Umar Nazir’s performance in the recent Syed Mushtaq Ali Inter Zonal Cricket Trophy, with an impressive economy rate of 4.57 would certainly spark interest among IPL franchises. “With 2017 IPL auction set to take place on February 20 in Bangalore, we decided to zero i...
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Ski camp for special boys, snow kayaking kick started at Gulmarg
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JAMMU, Feb 19: With a view to encourage a spirit of winter sports amongst the specially abled boys of the valley a 10 days Snow Ski Course kick started at Gulmarg today. Fifteen boys from different districts of the valley are taking part in the camp. The camp is organized by Winter Games Association of J&K on the persuasion of J&K Association of Deaf. The J&K State Sports Council has sponsored the camp. Muhammad Abass Wani President WGAJK inaugurated the camp. Waheed Ur Rehman Parra, Secretary Sports Council was guest of honour. Among others, CEO-GDA Shafqzat Iqbal, Rauf Tramboo, Nazir Ahmad Council Member, Shabir Wani Asstt Director Youth Services, Sports Officers of Sports Council, Nuzhat and Muhammad Yusuf General Secretary WGAJK, and Dr Ilyas Asstt Director Tourism were present on...
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Finally Kashmiri athletes granted visas for USA
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SRINAGAR, Feb 19: The two Kashmiri athletes who were denied visas on January 30 for USA, will soon be playing in the World snowshoe championship. Abid Hussain Khan and Tanvir Hussain were denied visas after the immigration ban by the President Donald Trump. But various New Delhi based news portals reported on Sunday that these two athletes were finally given green signal to attend the event after at least two US senators and a small town community in the US intervened and had their influence in turning the decision. The mayor of the New York State village of Saranac Lake, which was hosting the championship, was quoted by the Wire saying that, “It was difficult not to consider” that the presidential order issued on January 27 had played a role in the decision. Reportedly the India’s Min...
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‘4th Sant Gurbaksh Singh Hockey tourney from Feb 20
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JAMMU, Feb 18: In the loving memory of Sant Gurbaksh Singh Danna, the 4th Hockey tournament is going to be organised by Sant Pura Danna Charitable Trust headed by Sant Tejwant Singh Ji, under the aegis of Hockey J&K at Hakku Stadium from February 20 to 26. The tournament is sponsored by Bibi Updesh Kour and Joginder Singh Bali of Hong Kong and by Baldev Singh of Peaks Auto Ltd. J&K. While addressing the press conference Tejinder Singh, Press Secretary, elaborated the details of the tournament. He stated that total 18 teams from J&K and from other adjoining states shall participate in the tournament. Some of the important teams which are participating are J&K Police BSF Jammu, BSF Kashmir, Punjabi University Patiala, team of Shiromani Gurudwara Parbhandak Hockey Academy Amritsar, Gur...
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Jammu District Open Squash championship begins
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JAMMU, Feb 18: Rajan Sharma Divisional Sports Officer declared Open the Jammu District Squash championship at K.C Sports Club,Jammu here today. In this championship 22 players participated from diffrent clubs of Jammu District.The championship is organizing by J&K Squash Rackets Association under the support of K C Sports Club Jammu. J&K Squash Rackets Association is very much thankful to the organizing chairman Arjun Chowdhary and organizing Secretary Sanjeev Sharma for providing logistic support for this championship. The inaugural match was played between Col Jasrotia and Ajay Kapoor in this match Ajay kapoor won by9-11, 11-6, 11-6 & 15-13 while other matches will be played by tomorrow. The championship is fully sponsored by J&K State Sports Council....
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3rd National Snow Rugby 7's Championship commences at Gulmarg
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JAMMU, Feb 18: The 2 days 3rd National Snow Rugby 7's Championship 2017 which was inaugurated by the Assistant Director Tourism here at Golf course, Gulmarg today . Teams from 10 states of Uttrakhand, Bihar , Jharkhand , Chhattisgarh, Punjab , Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat , Rajasthan and host jammu and Kashmir took part in both Men's and Women's Speaking on the occasion the chief guest said the Snow Rugby is a unique event and I appreciate J&k Rugby Association for holding this mega event in Kashmir. We are very thankful to secretary Sports council, Waheed ur rehman for sponsoring this event and also thankful to tourism department for the support and assistance for making this event successful The J&K men’s register it's first victory by defeating Rajasthan by 15- 0. The second...
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Mood of the IPL auctions and the tournament has changed, says auctioneer Richard Madley
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MUMBAI, Feb 18: Richard Madley will arrive from England for the IPL auction scheduled to take place on 20th February in Bangalore. He will be playing his 10th consecutive innings as an auctioneer. Speaking exclusively over his mobile from England, he said, "compared with the previous auctions this has been the most unsettled. Originally planned for February 4th the date has been changed twice before settling on February 20 once again in Bangalore –but in a different hotel". "The mood of the auctions and the tournament has changed since the heady days of the Lalit Modi era –where the combination of glamour, sporting prowess, money and showmanship made the tournament a global hit. People still ask me what it was like to work for in the early years and I say that without him the IPL woul...
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SKCC outplays Media -XI by 94 runs in friendly cricket tie
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JAMMU, Feb 18: Sher-E-Kashmir Cricket Club (SKCC) thrashed Media-XI Cricket Club by a big margin of 94 runs in a friendly match played at Phylian Mandal cricket ground. The match was organized by the Subash Chander former sarpanch of Mandal, Jammu. After winning toss, SKCC choose to bat first and set a target of 246 with the loss of 5 wickets in stipulated 25 overs. Sachin Manhas scored highest 103 runs in 62 balls while Anmol Manhas scored 72 in 55 balls. For Media-XI, Desraj took two wickets. Mir Imran, Yash Khajuria and Nitin took one wicket each. Chasing target, Media-XI bundled at 152 runs and loose the match. Yash Khajuria scored highest 25 runs in 26 balls for the team while Nitin scored 22 runs in 22 balls. From SKCC, Anil took 3 wickets. Sachin Manhas adjourned as man of the...
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J&K female cricketer to represent North India in Mumbai
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JAMMU, Feb 18: Jammu and Kashmiri girls continue to register victories in academics as well as the field. Now a Kashmiri girl will represent North Indian team after outstanding performance in U-23 Women's League Tournament. Rubia Sayeed of Badasgam Anantnag was selected in North Zone Women's' team of India and will play inter-zone tournament being organised by BCCI at Mumbai. North Zone Team comprises of players from Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and J&K. Rubia Sayeed is the only cricketer from J&K to represent North Zone. In the qualifying Under-23 Women's a league tournament at Amritsar Punjab, Rubia scored 160 runs with highest score of 82 runs in the inaugural match played against host team Punjab. Coach of the women cricketer, Sakeena Akhtar praised the cricketer and sa...
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Chief Minister's Cup 2017
Singh Club Akhnoor wins opening cricket tie
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JAMMU, Feb 17: Singh Cricket Club (SCC) Akhnoor won the inaugural match of the Ist State level cricket tournament for Chief Minister's Cup, organised by J&K State Sports Council in collaboration with Country Cricket Academy at Bhalwal, near here today. Singh Club defeated Friends Bhalwal by a margin of 229 runs. Earlier, sailing on superb century from Sameer Khajuria, who made 110 runs, Singh Club set a target of 264 runs, which, in reply, Friends Bhalwal bowled out for a meagre total of 35 runs in 18 overs of the 50 overs aside game. Besides Sameer, Sonu Manhas also batted well contributing 64 runs. Batting second, Friends Bhalwal could not face the bowling wrath of Singh Club Akhnoor and lost quick wickets to pack in just 18 overs. From Singh Club, Sham Singh Langeh and Sunny shared...
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District Squash Racket meet today
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JAMMU, Feb 17: The three-day Jammu District Squash Racket Championship, organised by J&K Squash Rackets Association, shall take place at KC Sports Club (KCSC) here from February 18 to 20. Those interested players have been advised to confirm their entries with Sanjeev (9086061653) at KCSC up to February 18 at 1 pm. The event is sponsored by the J&K State Sports Council....
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State Korfball Championship from Feb 25
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JAMMU, Feb 17: Organised by the Jammu and Kashmir Korfball Association, the Bhai Gurbax Singh Memorial State Championship shall be held from February 25. The two-day competition shall take place at Green Field ground, Gandhi Nagar, here on February 25 and February 26 involving teams from districts of the state....
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Samba wins inaugural tie in State Handball
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JAMMU, Feb 17: District Samba won inaugural match of the IV State Handball Championship, organised by J&K Handball Association at MA Stadium, here today. The event is financially supported by the J&K State Sports Council. To make it a wining start, Samba trounced district Udhampur 29-11. Neeru remained top scorer from Samba with 13 goals while Ankit contributed four from Udhampur. Earlier, the event was declared open by Secretar, J&K State Sports Council, Waheed Ur Rehman Parra, who was chief guest. He interacted with the participating teams and officials. President of J&K Handball Association, S M Bali was guest of honour. Also present Ashwani Kumar Raina, treasurer, Krishan Lal, joint secretary, Mohd. Ashraf Parray and Sandeep Verma. The competition is being officiated by the te...
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Mithun Manhas named Kings XI Punjab's assistant coach
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JAMMU, Feb 17: Mithun Manhas has been named the assistant coach of Kings XI Punjab for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League. He will be joined by former Karnataka batsman J Arun Kumar (Batting coach), Amit Tyagi (Physiotherapist) and Manoj Kumar (Yoga Instructor) to complete the all-Indian support staff, which already includes R Sridhar (Fielding coach), Nishant Thakur (Strength and Conditioning) and Naresh Kumar (Masseur). The support staff will be working in tandem with Virender Sehwag, director - Cricket Operations and Brand Ambassador. Speaking about their appointment, the former opener said, "I am delighted to welcome Mithun, J Arun, Amit and Manoj onboard. I truly believe they will add value and strength to the squad. We are looking forward to working with each other ...
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Yusuf Pathan's absence will be felt : Cricket Hong Kong
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MUMBAI, Feb 17: Indian all-rounder Yusuf Pathan's absence will be felt in Hong Kong, believe Cricket Hong Kong (CHK) and the team Kowloon Cantons, for whom he was supposed to play few T-20 matches next month. "Both CHK and the Cantons accept and respect the decision of the BCCI", Aparna Kapur Shankar, the Director-Marketing and one of the owners of the team said from Hong Kong. Cricket Hong Kong CEO Tim Cutler said, “We respect the BCCI’s right to revoke the NOC for Yusuf Pathan as any other member has in regards to overseas players. Obviously it would have been fantastic to have Yusuf here playing in the tournament for cricket fans in Hong Kong." “However, there will still be 25 world class overseas cricketers playing in this event, which we believe will be a landmark event for As...
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‘Khelo India’ sports event concludes at Samba
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JAMMU, Feb 16: Various sports events organized by J&K State Sports Council (JKSSC) under ‘Khelo India’ programme concluded today at Samba. Speaker Legislative Assembly (LA), Kavinder Gupta was the chief guest while Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash was the guest of honour at the closing ceremony. Around 3000 players from across Samba district participated in various competitions like Kabbaddi, Volleyball and Athletics during the event. Speaking on the occasion, Kavinder Gupta emphasized paying equal attention to sports activities and studies for all round development of youth. He cited examples of Chain Singh and other players from the State who excelled at the international level and brought laurels for the country. The Industries and Commerce Minister, Chander Pa...
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State Football championship from Feb 25
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JAMMU, Feb 16: The 25th Edition of State Championship in Football 2016-17 is scheduled to be held at Jammu from February 25. All eligible District Football Associations of JKFA are advised to prepare their teams and plan their travel and other arrangements as per Draws of the Championship and also see terms & conditions of the Championship which are explained & covered in the Ground Rules....
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State Handball championship tomorrow
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JAMMU, Feb 16: Organised by the Jammu and Kashmir Handball Association, the three-day IV State Championship shall be held at MA Stadium, here from February 17 to 19. Sponsored by the J&K State Sports Council, the competition shall be held under the overall supervision of Association general secretary, Ashwani Kumar Raina, a handout issued by the Association, here today informed....
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Simula wins by 73 runs enter final of Winter Cup
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JAMMU, Feb 16: Simula Cricket Club today qualified for the final of the ongoing Winter Cup Cricket Tournament, organised by KC Sports Club (KCSC), here. In this second semifinal, Simula trounced Shastri Cricket Club by 73 runs. Batting first, Simula made 148 runs with Shubam Khajuria making 70 runs and Puneet contributing 34. From Shastri Club, Anchal and Aman shared two wickets each. In reply, Shatri bowled out for 75 runs. Arvind and Chander remained top scorers with 19 and 13 runs in their respective accounts. Shubam, who earlier batted well, took two wickets. Hardeep and Gora bowled equally good spells sharing two wickets each. Later, Shubam declared man of the match....
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15-day snow carnival concludes at Gulmarg
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JAMMU, Feb 15: A 15-day long snow carnival-2017 concluded today at the famous tourist resort of Gulmarg. District Development Commissioner Baramulla Dr Nasir Ahmad Naqash was chief guest, while as CEO GDA, officers of Tourism Department, tourists and other concerned were present on the occasion. During the carnival a series of activities like skiing, ice hockey, snow sculpting, snow mobile rally, snow rugby, night skiing etc were held which attracted huge participation. Terming these events as a platform for exploring latent potential of the youth, the DDC said that such events paves way for performing in national and international arena. He also highlighted the significance of organizing such events and said that these events boost our economic development. He also appreciated t...
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J&K Skier avails crowd-funding for participation in South Korean Winter Olympics
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SRINAGAR, Feb 15: An online fundraising campaign has been started at bitgiving.com for raising funds for Arif Khan, a professional skier from Gulmarg for supporting his participation in Asian Winter Games 2017, and South Korean Winter Olympics 2018. So far, Arif has raised Rs 1.6 lakhs against the required amount of Rs 10 lakhs. Since 2005, Arif has been consecutively winning National and South Asian Skiing Championship in Slolam and Gaint Slolam. Despite his excellent performance for Indian National Team, neither the Indian Olympic Association nor the Winter Games Federation of India funds his training equipment or travel. Arif’s father Yaseen Khan runs the local ski shop in Gulmarg and Arif himself works there in the off-season. Arif has already spent Rs 5.30 lakhs of his personal fu...
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Jammu Cager gets nod in senior India camp
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JAMMU, Feb 15: Shubham Sharma, a trainee of the SAI Training Centre Jammu has been selected amongst probables for the senior Indian team. He has become the first player from the state to be named in the senior Indian camp. His selection has been made on the basis of his performance in the recent national championship held at Puducherry, in which J&K men and women teams put up impressive performance, winning four out of the seven matches. Shubham has represented state in several senior and age group national championships and University of Jammu in the inter university championships. He is presently pursuing his B P Ed course from Jammu University. It is pertinent to mention here that Indian Basketball team has improved its standing in Asia recently....
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Yusuf Pathan never had an NOC to play T-20 matches in Hong Kong
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MUMBAI, Feb 15: Yusuf Pathan never received an NOC (No Objection Certificate) to play T-20 matches in Hong Kong, it is learnt here. According to the highly placed sources in the Indian cricket board, he was only granted a permission to play a few 50-over matches in Bangladesh and last year Pathan participated for Abahani Limited in the 50-over Dhaka League games in Bangladesh. The other player to get such permission to play in Bangladesh was Delhi's Unmukht Chand, who played for Prime Bank. "The BCCI gave him an NOC to play 50-over matches and the Hong Kong is hosting T-20 matches for which he can't go and play", the source close to the Baroda Cricket Association (BCA), said. The BCA official was reacting to the recent media reports suggesting Pathan's NOC is withdrawn. Amitab...
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