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We're eager to directly qualify for Paris Olympics: Hardik

We're eager to directly qualify for Paris Olympics: Hardik

Rediff.com1 days ago

Eager to change the shade of the Tokyo bronze, the Indian men's hockey team is now focussing on directly qualifying for the Paris Olympics by winning next year's Asian Games, says young midfielder Hardik Singh.

The feeling of winning a medal at the Paralympics is sinking in: Harvinder

The feeling of winning a medal at the Paralympics is sinking in: Harvinder

Rediff.com7 Sep 2021

India's first Paralympic medal winner archer Harvinder Singh, who had turned his farm at a Punjab village into a practice ground during the lockdown, on Tuesday attributed his success to long hours of training, including "practice of tie shots and breathing exercises".

We are focussed on winning Asian Games: Manpreet

We are focussed on winning Asian Games: Manpreet

Rediff.com6 Sep 2021

India men's hockey team skipper Manpreet Singh said it's time to stop basking in the glory of their historic bronze medal at the Tokyo Games and start focussing on qualifying for the Paris Olympics by winning next year's Asian Games.

Praveen's big leap to glory at Paralympics...

Praveen's big leap to glory at Paralympics...

Rediff.com3 Sep 2021

A congenital impairment notwithstanding, Tokyo Paralympics silver medallist Praveen Kumar was such a sports freak in his school days that he googled about para athletics and how to participate in the paralympics.

Indian hockey teams likely to skip 2022 CWG: Batra

Indian hockey teams likely to skip 2022 CWG: Batra

Rediff.com3 Sep 2021

'Hockey India will not like its hockey athletes to peak 35 days before the Asian Games 2022 and would like the athletes to peak at the right time i.e. during the Asian Games 2022.'

Covid or not, Olympics must go ahead!

Covid or not, Olympics must go ahead!

Rediff.com2 Jun 2021

Japan won't allow its reputation to be dented by calling off the Games at this late stage, argues Raj Kishore Mishra, former joint secretary at the sports ministry.

E-sports, breakdancing win 2022 Asian Games spots

E-sports, breakdancing win 2022 Asian Games spots

Rediff.com18 Dec 2020

Breakdancing, considered one of the pillars of hip-hop culture, will also make its Asian Games bow in 2022, two years before it features in the Olympics for the first time in Paris.

The curious case of Jack Ma's India plans

The curious case of Jack Ma's India plans

Rediff.com20 Aug 2020

Jack Ma who had five years ago said he was inspired and excited by "Make in India" possibly understood the essence of the signature campaign better than some others and decided to stay away from India other than as an investor, says Nivedita Mookerji.

Will you buy Apple's iPhone SE for Rs 42,500?

Will you buy Apple's iPhone SE for Rs 42,500?

Rediff.com16 May 2020

The SE is up against some sweet deals from China and South Korea, not to mention Apple's own XR.

Big drugmakers step in to develop, import test kits

Big drugmakers step in to develop, import test kits

Rediff.com20 Apr 2020

Cadila, Biocon developing rapid antibody testing kits; Eris, Mylan, Gland importing. There are two kinds of testing for the novel coronavirus - the real-time polymerase chain reaction test kit that uses throat or nasal swabs and provides results in a few hours, and the other is antibody-based rapid testing kit that use blood samples and provides results in a few minutes.

2022 Asian Games mascot unveiled in digital ceremony

2022 Asian Games mascot unveiled in digital ceremony

Rediff.com3 Apr 2020

The Mascots -- Congcong, Lianlian and Chenchen --, which reflect the internet prowess of Hangzhou city and Zhejiang province, were unveiled at a digital ceremony in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic that has brought the whole world to a stand still.

Dealing with Coronavirus with patience and humour

Dealing with Coronavirus with patience and humour

Rediff.com6 Mar 2020

Endearing moments of family time, impromptu singing sessions, ping-pong games on dinner tables and a constant stream of online humour provide a much-needed salve of hope and sanity in this time of distress.

How China's Tokyo run-up is stalled by coronavirus outbreak

How China's Tokyo run-up is stalled by coronavirus outbreak

Rediff.com24 Feb 2020

The athletes were unable to enter Australia due to government restrictions on foreign nationals travelling from China.

How sport events are affected due to coronavirus

How sport events are affected due to coronavirus

Rediff.com10 Feb 2020

List of international sports events affected by the coronavirus that has killed over 900 people and infected more than 40,000 in China

Will coronavirus affect Tokyo Olympics in July-Aug?

Will coronavirus affect Tokyo Olympics in July-Aug?

Rediff.com3 Feb 2020

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that the government will keep in close touch with all relevant groups to ensure a virus outbreak does not have affect the Summer Olympics. Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto said organisers are not considering cancelling the Olympics, which start on July 24.

Football Extras: Kane honoured at Buckingham Palace

Football Extras: Kane honoured at Buckingham Palace

Rediff.com29 Mar 2019

News of all that's transpired on and off the football field

Sports Shorts: Irfan become first Indian athlete to qualify for 2020 Olympics

Sports Shorts: Irfan become first Indian athlete to qualify for 2020 Olympics

Rediff.com17 Mar 2019

Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Saturday

Sports Shorts: Navratilova sorry for transgender 'cheat' claim

Sports Shorts: Navratilova sorry for transgender 'cheat' claim

Rediff.com4 Mar 2019

Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Monday

Cricket set for Asian Games return in 2022

Cricket set for Asian Games return in 2022

Rediff.com3 Mar 2019

The decision was taken at the OCA's General Assembly in Bangkok.

Sports Shorts: Hamilton collects F1 trophy and eager for more

Sports Shorts: Hamilton collects F1 trophy and eager for more

Rediff.com9 Dec 2018

Lewis Hamilton looked forward to more success with Mercedes after collecting his fifth Formula One world champion's trophy at the governing FIA's gala awards on Friday.

Want to play games for a living?

Want to play games for a living?

Rediff.com2 Nov 2018

Every day at 9 am, five 20-somethings who live in a 4-bedroom apartment in Bengaluru have a session with their physical trainer. After a workout, they spend the next 8 to 10 hours in their spacious living room, headphones in place and computer screens in front of them. Their salaried job: To play video games for the rest of the day.

Aman eyes Mumbai/Delhi for urban hotel

Aman eyes Mumbai/Delhi for urban hotel

Rediff.com22 Sep 2018

'We have never compromised on the location of properties and that won't change.'

PIX: Hosts Indonesia bid emotional farewell to 18th Asiad

PIX: Hosts Indonesia bid emotional farewell to 18th Asiad

Rediff.com2 Sep 2018

Indonesia bid an emotional farewell to the 18th Asian Games on a rain-soaked evening at the Gelora Bung Karno stadium on Sunday with the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) President hailing the event as a 'historical success'.

China triumph as esports makes 'historical' Asian Games debut

China triumph as esports makes 'historical' Asian Games debut

Rediff.com26 Aug 2018

Competitive video gaming, dubbed esports, is appearing for the first time at a major multi-sport event.

10 odd photos that you simply have to see

10 odd photos that you simply have to see

Rediff.com2 Aug 2018

It's truly a wonderfully weird world around us.

Modi-Xi to chart a new course for India-China ties at Wuhan summit

Modi-Xi to chart a new course for India-China ties at Wuhan summit

Rediff.com22 Apr 2018

The meeting, which comes after the Doklam standoff, is aimed at a working a new paradigm for the bilateral relations for the next 15 years.

Sports Shorts: Bronze for Advani in long-up format at World Billiards

Sports Shorts: Bronze for Advani in long-up format at World Billiards

Rediff.com15 Nov 2017

A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Wednesday

UCLA basketball players arrested in China

UCLA basketball players arrested in China

Rediff.com8 Nov 2017

Three UCLA men's basketball players were arrested in China for shoplifting on Tuesday, a day ahead of US President Donald Trump's first official visit there, according to several media reports.

No room for Australia, New Zealand in Asian Games: OCA chiefand in Asian Games: OCA chief

No room for Australia, New Zealand in Asian Games: OCA chiefand in Asian Games: OCA chief

Rediff.com19 Sep 2017

OCA president Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah said the Asian Games is already too big.

Xi gets the generals he wants

Xi gets the generals he wants

Rediff.com7 Sep 2017

To rise quickly in the PLA's hierarchy, you need to be close to Xi Jinping. Retired RA&W officer Jayadeva Ranade on the changes in China's military leadership.

How BRICS plans to combat tax evasion

How BRICS plans to combat tax evasion

Rediff.com4 Sep 2017

The members resolved to foster a global economic governance architecture that is more effective and reflective of current global economic landscape

At G20 Summit, Modi, Xi exchange praises, 'discuss range of issues'

At G20 Summit, Modi, Xi exchange praises, 'discuss range of issues'

Rediff.com7 Jul 2017

Modi emphasised that it was necessary to work together for sustained global economic recovery.

How Modi plans to deal with China

How Modi plans to deal with China

Rediff.com7 Jul 2017

How Modi plans to deal with China

Terror, economic ties high on agenda for PM Modi's Israel visit

Terror, economic ties high on agenda for PM Modi's Israel visit

Rediff.com3 Jul 2017

On the eve of his unprecedented visit to Israel, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said he will discuss with his counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu the common challenges like terrorism and ways to boost the economic ties.

How the world celebrated Yoga Day

How the world celebrated Yoga Day

Rediff.com22 Jun 2017

The age-old Indian practice has brought people from different cultures and countries together.

Want to become an NBA star? Here is your chance...

Want to become an NBA star? Here is your chance...

Rediff.com9 May 2017

'This initiative is not about finding more sponsors or marketing partners. It's about developing elite basketball prospects'

The year India and China hoped high, delivered low

The year India and China hoped high, delivered low

Rediff.com2 Jan 2017

India and China met and spoke a lot this year, but failed to produce any meaningful results.

NBA to launch training academy in NCR next year

NBA to launch training academy in NCR next year

Rediff.com22 Nov 2016

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has planned to launch NBA AcademyIndia, an elite basketball training centre in the National Capital Region (NCR), next April for the top men and women prospects from across the country.

Meet 'Trump bird', China's latest sensation

Meet 'Trump bird', China's latest sensation

Rediff.com17 Nov 2016

A golden pheasant has become a star in China because people think he has the same hairstyle as Donald Trump.

The world's highest bridge is finally complete

The world's highest bridge is finally complete

Rediff.com15 Sep 2016

8 out of the world's 10 highest bridges are located in China

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