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Sindhu should prioritise winning All England title: Padukone

Sindhu should prioritise winning All England title: Padukone

Rediff.com1 days ago

Padukone attributed Sindhu and Saina's success to their physical abilities.

India-Pak T20 WC match should go on: Padukone

India-Pak T20 WC match should go on: Padukone

Rediff.com1 days ago

Earlier on Tuesday, Aam Aadmi Party had demanded that the Indian cricket team should opt-out of its match against Pakistan in ICC T20 World Cup in Dubai.

Padukone launches badminton coaching program in Mumbai

Padukone launches badminton coaching program in Mumbai

Rediff.com1 days ago

Asked whether they could take help from former players like Gandhe, Padukone said, "We will definitely make use of all the ex-players also, depending on the availability of their time.

India women lose to Japan; bow out of Uber Cup badminton

India women lose to Japan; bow out of Uber Cup badminton

Rediff.com6 days ago

The Indian women's badminton team crashed out of the Uber Cup after losing to Japan in the quarter-finals in Aarhus, Denmark on Thursday while the men completed their group engagements in the Thomas Cup with a defeat to China.

First time in 11 years, India in Thomas Cup quarters

First time in 11 years, India in Thomas Cup quarters

Rediff.com7 days ago

India will take on traditional powerhouse China in the final match on Wednesday.

Uber Cup: Saina retires injured, but India beat Spain

Uber Cup: Saina retires injured, but India beat Spain

Rediff.com10 Oct 2021

Saina Nehwal was forced to retire midway through her opening match but India's young brigade produced a clinical display to notch up a fine 3-2 win over Spain and get off to a winning start in the Uber Cup in Aarhus, on Sunday.

Mary Teaches Veep How to Box

Mary Teaches Veep How to Box

Rediff.com7 Oct 2021

M C Mary Kom gives Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu an impromptu boxing lesson at an interaction with Olympians and achievers from Manipur in Imphal, October 5, 2021.

DEAR ROOPASHREE: My teenage daughter is too thin!

DEAR ROOPASHREE: My teenage daughter is too thin!

Rediff.com5 Oct 2021

Wellness expert Roopashree Sharma answers your health queries.

PV Sindhu, Lovlina Borgohain and Saikhom Mirabai Chanu featured on Vogue cover

PV Sindhu, Lovlina Borgohain and Saikhom Mirabai Chanu featured on Vogue cover

Rediff.com2 Oct 2021

While weightlifter Mirabai Chanu bagged silver, badminton star PV Sindhu and boxing legend Lovlina won bronze in the Tokyo Olympics. The trio graced the cover of the latest edition of the leading fashion magazine.

Sudirman Cup: India out of quarter-final race after big loss

Sudirman Cup: India out of quarter-final race after big loss

Rediff.com27 Sep 2021

The absence of double Olympic medallist P V Sindhu, London Games bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and men's doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy also hurt India's prospect as the team cut a sorry figure at the team-tournament.

'How long will you live fearing this virus?'

'How long will you live fearing this virus?'

Rediff.com27 Sep 2021

'These reports of cases being very low in other states, is it true? Are the numbers believable?'

Neeraj's javelin, Lovlina's gloves headline second day of e-auction

Neeraj's javelin, Lovlina's gloves headline second day of e-auction

Rediff.com18 Sep 2021

Neeraj Chopra's Tokyo Olympics javelin and Lovlina Borgohain's boxing gloves hogged the limelight on day two of the third edition of the e-auction of gifts presented to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday.

Neeraj's javelin among PM's mementos being auctioned online

Neeraj's javelin among PM's mementos being auctioned online

Rediff.com17 Sep 2021

Badminton rackets used by the Paralympic gold medallist, the javelin which brought India its first gold in the Olympics and gloves worn by the bronze medal winning athlete are among Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mementos which are drawing the highest bids currently on the culture ministry website which is e-auctioning them.

Bhupendra Patel: First-term MLA to Gujarat CM

Bhupendra Patel: First-term MLA to Gujarat CM

Rediff.com13 Sep 2021

Patel's elevation to the coveted post is being attributed to his closeness to former Gujarat chief minister and current Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel. Both have residences in the same locality in the city.

How Tendulkar inspired Paralympics champion Bhagat

How Tendulkar inspired Paralympics champion Bhagat

Rediff.com12 Sep 2021

Paralympics gold medallist Pramod Bhagat attributed his calm on-court demeanour under pressure to the inspiration he took from the sportsmanship and graceful behaviour exhibited by the iconic cricketer Sachin Tendulkar in his career.

PIX: Paralympians' special gift for PM Modi...

PIX: Paralympians' special gift for PM Modi...

Rediff.com9 Sep 2021

India's Paralympians presented Prime Minister Narendra Modi with an autographed stole on Thursday during a breakfast hosted by him to felicitate the contingent at his residence in New Delhi.

PIX: India's Paralympics champs return to rousing reception

PIX: India's Paralympics champs return to rousing reception

Rediff.com6 Sep 2021

The last batch of India's triumphant Paralympic athletes, including shooting sensation Avani Lekhara and shuttler-cum-bureaucrat Suhas Yathiraj, returned home to a rousing reception on Monday, their supporters and families thronging the New Delhi airport for a glimpse of the heroes.

India's paralympians beat the odds, realise dreams

India's paralympians beat the odds, realise dreams

Rediff.com5 Sep 2021

India sign off Paralympics with an unparalleled 19 medals: 5 gold, 8 silver, 6 bronze.

Saina, Praneeth to lead India in Thomas, Uber Cup finals

Saina, Praneeth to lead India in Thomas, Uber Cup finals

Rediff.com5 Sep 2021

Two-time Olympics medallist P V Sindhu opted out citing post-Olympics recovery.

Paralympics: Suhas wins badminton silver, Dhillon loses bronze

Paralympics: Suhas wins badminton silver, Dhillon loses bronze

Rediff.com5 Sep 2021

Indian shuttler Tarun Dhillon missed out on a bronze medal after he faced a defeat at the hands of Indonesia's Fredy Setiawan in the men's singles SL4 event of the Tokyo Paralympics on Sunday.

PM, Bindra hail 'exceptional performance' from Suhas

PM, Bindra hail 'exceptional performance' from Suhas

Rediff.com5 Sep 2021

Congratulating Suhas Yathiraj, an IAS officer who won a silver medal at the Paralympics, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday described him as a fantastic confluence of service and sports who has captured the imagination of the entire nation.

Krishna Nagar wins badminton gold at Paralympics

Krishna Nagar wins badminton gold at Paralympics

Rediff.com5 Sep 2021

Krishna Nagar secured India's second gold medal in badminton at the Tokyo Paralympics, notching a thrilling three-game win over Hong Kong's Chu Man Kai in the men's singles SH6 class final.

Tokyo Paralympics: Bhagat wins badminton gold

Tokyo Paralympics: Bhagat wins badminton gold

Rediff.com4 Sep 2021

Reigning World champion Pramod Bhagat continued India's fine showing at the Tokyo Paralympics with a gold medal in the badminton SL3 class event, in Tokyo, on Saturday. The 33-year-old Bhagat, who is also the world No. 1 and current Asian champion, scored a 21-11, 21-16 win over Japan's Daisuke Fujihara in the first SL3 class semi-final, which lasted 36 minutes.

Was determined to win first game against Fujihara: Manoj Sarkar

Was determined to win first game against Fujihara: Manoj Sarkar

Rediff.com4 Sep 2021

After winning a bronze medal at the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics, shuttler Manoj Sarkar on Saturday said his focus was on winning the first game against his Japanese opponent as that would have enabled him to play the entire match on the front foot.

Winning first badminton gold for India is a moment to cherish: Bhagat

Winning first badminton gold for India is a moment to cherish: Bhagat

Rediff.com4 Sep 2021

It was a "moment to cherish" for Pramod Bhagat who on Saturday clinched India's first badminton gold in Paralympics and he attributed his win against Great Britain's Daniel Bethell in the finals to a strategy that he devised after losing to the same opponent in the past.

Paralympics: Bhagat-Kohli in semis; Suhas, Tarun, Manoj too qualify

Paralympics: Bhagat-Kohli in semis; Suhas, Tarun, Manoj too qualify

Rediff.com3 Sep 2021

Prachi Yadav finishes last in 200m canoe VL2 final

Paralympics: Taekwondo player Aruna withdraws with injury

Paralympics: Taekwondo player Aruna withdraws with injury

Rediff.com2 Sep 2021

Aruna Tanwar enters Taekwondo quarters.

Paralympics: Lekhara fails to qualify for final; swimmer Jadhav disqualified

Paralympics: Lekhara fails to qualify for final; swimmer Jadhav disqualified

Rediff.com1 Sep 2021

Shooter Avani Lekhara crashed out in the qualification round of the mixed 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 event at the Tokyo Games on Wednesday.

India handed tough draw in Sudirman Cup

India handed tough draw in Sudirman Cup

Rediff.com25 Aug 2021

India have been drawn with top seeds and defending champions China, Thailand and hosts Finland for the upcoming Sudirman Cup badminton tournament, making it a tough Group A for the side to negotiate.

Schedule: India at the Tokyo Paralaympics

Schedule: India at the Tokyo Paralaympics

Rediff.com24 Aug 2021

Flag bearer Tek Chand will lead the Indian contingent -- India will be represented by 54 para athletes, the biggest ever contingent in the history of the Games.

What are Ranveer-Deepika celebrating?

What are Ranveer-Deepika celebrating?

Rediff.com23 Aug 2021

Rediff.com Contributing Photographer Pradeep Bandekar met these stars over the weekend.

Shuttlers get decent draw at Thomas Cup and Uber Cup

Shuttlers get decent draw at Thomas Cup and Uber Cup

Rediff.com18 Aug 2021

The event was originally scheduled to be held from May 16-24 last year but was postponed to August 15-23. Later it was further delayed to October due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

PM Modi to para athletes: You are role models

PM Modi to para athletes: You are role models

Rediff.com17 Aug 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually interacted with 10 athletes, including 2016 Rio edition gold winners Devendra Jhajharia and Mariyappan Thangavelu, and urged them to compete without pressure at the upcoming Tokyo Paralympics.

PM Modi has ice-cream with Sindhu, choorma with Neeraj

PM Modi has ice-cream with Sindhu, choorma with Neeraj

Rediff.com16 Aug 2021

Also seen interacting with Prime Minister Modi was Olympic gold medallist javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra over a bowl of choorma.

Why this Actor became a Sportscaster

Why this Actor became a Sportscaster

Rediff.com13 Aug 2021

'I have been lucky to be able to show my talent more as a sports anchor, and I could do this for life!'

Neeraj Chopra: Next Brand Superstar

Neeraj Chopra: Next Brand Superstar

Rediff.com11 Aug 2021

The man with the golden arm could surpass some, if not all, top cricketers -- the demigods who stand well above athletes from other disciplines in India

Tokyo Olympics: Important Moment for India

Tokyo Olympics: Important Moment for India

Rediff.com9 Aug 2021

Tokyo should remain the benchmark and source of inspiration till at least Paris 2024. In the shorter run, India's preparations for the Asian and Commonwealth Games next year must begin based on lessons learnt now, asserts Raj Kishore Mishra, former joint secretary at the sports ministry.

Meet India's heroes from the Tokyo Olympic Games

Meet India's heroes from the Tokyo Olympic Games

Rediff.com8 Aug 2021

As the curtains come down at the Tokyo Olympics, here's a glance at the medallists and those who came within touching distance of glory.

'Couldn't have asked for greater reward'

'Couldn't have asked for greater reward'

Rediff.com8 Aug 2021

'Team India's participation in the Olympics couldn't have ended on a sweeter note'

Olympics: How India's athletes fared on Saturday, August 7

Olympics: How India's athletes fared on Saturday, August 7

Rediff.com7 Aug 2021

A summary of the country's athletes showing at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday, August 7.

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