The players have been selected on the basis of their performance at the recently-held 11th senior women's national championship, the inter-department national championship and other Hockey India sanctioned domestic events.
A brainchild of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the outreach initiative envisages all Olympians and Paralympians interacting with students from 75 schools each in two years to motivate the youngsters to have 'Santulit Ahaar' or a balanced diet and take on fitness activities.
The new sports hostels and its allied facilities and amenities, within the Kalinga Stadium premises, will ensure a home away from home for the athletes, while they stay focused on their goal to achieve sporting excellence, Patnaik said at the inauguration ceremony.
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu Sunday said there will be budgetary allocation for promoting games and sports events in the state for shaping the character of youngsters like keeping them away from drug abuse.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hailed Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra for motivating young students at a school, saying such efforts will increase curiosity towards sports and exercising.
Actor-comedian Kal Penn will be part of Stampede Ventures’ biopic on Canadian businessman and an avid follower of Toronto Raptors basketball team, Nav Bhatia.
The Rawalpindi Express underwent a reconstruction knee surgery in Melbourne two years ago. Akhtar, who retired in 2011, often suffered injuries during his mercurial career.
Harmanpreet Kaur is the only Indian to feature in the WBBL's Best XI. She is one of the two international players to be named in the list alongside New Zealand's Sophie Devine.
The asking rate for Virat Kohli to catch up with Sachin Tendulkar will be pretty challenging – at least six centuries per year for the next five years.
Bangladesh almost produced a stunning win in the third and final T20I match against Pakistan. Catch highlights of the BAN vs PAK cricket match
The victory in La Liga extended Real Madrid’s unbeaten streak to seven matches in all competitions ahead of its Champions League visit to Sheriff on Wednesday.
The defending champion Inter Milan cut the gap on Napoli and AC Milan to four points after 13 rounds and ended Napoli’s status as the last remaining unbeaten team across Europe’s five major leagues.
Marseille's Dimitri Payet was hit on the head by a water bottle thrown from the stands while he was taking a corner kick in the latest fan violence to strike French football.
Tottenham have climbed to seventh place — above Manchester United, which plunged even lower in the standings on the day they fired manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after a string of humiliating results in the EPL.
Venkatesh Iyer bowled for the first time in India colours and returned with tidy figures of 3-0-12-1, while bowling in the crucial middle overs in the third and final T20I against New Zealand.
Michael Carrick will take charge of the team for forthcoming games, while Manchester United look to appoint an interim manager to the end of the season.
Pakistan won the second T20 International match to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series against Bangladesh.
Geoff Allardice thus replaced Manu Sawhney, who had resigned from his position in July after he came under scrutiny for his "abrasive behaviour" with colleagues.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.