Ramandeep Singh returns for FIH Men’s Series Finals


Hockey India on Tuesday named the 18-member squad for the FIH Men’s Series Finals to be held in Bhubaneswar from June 6.The Indian team will be led by Manpreet Singh who will have Birendra Lakra as his deputy. Experienced goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh and Krishan B. Pathak will defend India’s goalpost while Harmanpreet Singh, Birendra Lakra,

Hockey star Rajpal Singh will also come in Ludhiana City Half Marathon

Rajpal Singh, who is the international hockey player and captain of the Indian hockey team, will be present in the Ludhiana city half marathon and will be present among the runners. Rajpal Singh is also the officer of the Punjab Police. On Sunday, May 26, the four-class marathon race will start on Ludhiana’s popular Sarabha

Jr hockey captain Harjeet back in senior men's national camp Jr hockey captain Harjeet back in senior men’s national camp

Press Trust of India New Delhi India’s Junior World Cup-winning side captain Harjeet Singh was Sunday named among 60 players for the senior men’s national camp which begins at the Sports Authority of India Centre, Bengaluru on April 8. The players have been selected based on their performances at the recently held ninth Hockey India

Indian women’s hockey team beat Malaysia

Press trust of India Kuala Lumpur Striker Vandana Katariya scored a brace to help Indian women’s hockey team beat hosts Malaysia 3-0 in the opening game of the five-match series here Thursday. Vandana struck in the 17th and 60th minutes before Lalremsiami (38th) scored in the third quarter to hand India the easy win.It was

I’ve led a full life, no regrets at missing out on Padma Shri: Gurbux Singh

Gurbux Singh-Padma Shri: “God has been very kind to me.” At 83, that is how Olympic gold medallist and former India hockey captain Gurbux Singh looks back at his life. Far away from the spotlight in a posh South Kolkata neighbourhood, Gurbux is leading a quiet life, while enjoying the occasional call-ups from the media

Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway launched

Hockey Coaching launched:In an effort to develop coaches from the grassroot level and enable them to meet the requirements and the ever-growing demands of international hockey, the sport’s governing body in India on Friday launched the Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway. The meticulously designed programme aims to provide certification to those candidates who are already

India to face Japan in Azlan Shah Cup opener

Azlan Shah Cup opener: India will take on the 18th Asian Games gold medallists Japan in their opening encounter at the 28th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup here on Saturday. Despite being plagued by a series of injuries, the most recent being the nose fracture suffered during a practice match by Gurjant Singh who has returned

Hockey star Sandeep Singh
I’m ready to take up acting: Hockey star Sandeep Singh

“I love experimenting and doing new things in life and if things fall into place, I’m ready to take up acting too. I’m sure it will be a wonderful experience.” Sandeep Singh’s life story found its way onto the silver screen last year with “Soorma”, and he will be entering the world of small screen

Indian women’s hockey team lose 2-3 to Spain

Indian women’s hockey team put up a spirited fight before losing 2-3 to Spain in their opening match against hosts Spain here. Udita (12th minute) and Gurjit Kaur (48th) scored for India, while Maria Tost (23rd), Lola Reira (39th) and Begona Garcia (40th) sounded the board for Spain on Saturday.India used strong attacking strategy to

Former India hockey player Raghbir Bhola passes away

Former India hockey player Raghbir Bhola passes away. Raghbir Singh Bhola, a two-time Olympic medallist, has passed away aged 92, his family said Tuesday. Bhola, who breathed his last on Monday, represented India in the 1956 Melbourne and 1960 Rome Olympics, winning a gold and silver medals respectively for the country. His dedication and passion

2018 Hockey WC: India cruise into quarter-final round
2018 Hockey WC: India cruise into quarter-final round

2018 Hockey WC: Indian team cemented their spot in the quarter-final round of the ongoing Men’s Hockey World Cup after defeating Canada 5-1 in their last Pool C match here at the Kalinga Stadium on Saturday. After Belgium secured a dominating 5-1 victory over South Africa in the first Pool C match of the day,

Sudarsan Pattnaik creates special sand art welcoming Hockey World Cup

Sudarsan Pattnaik creates special sand art welcoming Hockey World Cup. International sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has welcomed the 2018 Men’s Hockey World Cup by creating a sand sculpture at Puri Beach in Odisha. Depicting a traditional Boita (boat) through sand sculpture, the message on the same read, “‘Welcome to Odisha, Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018.”

India, Pak declared joint-winners of Asian Champions Trophy

India, Pak declared joint-winners of Asian Champions Trophy . Indian and Pakistan were declared as the joint winners of the fifth edition of the men’s Asian Champions Trophy here on Sunday after the final of the competition was abandoned due to bad weather conditions. India was looking to defend their title, which they won back

India focused on retaining Asian Champions Trophy: Harmanpreet
India focused on retaining Asian Champions Trophy: Harmanpreet

India focused on retaining Asian Champions Trophy: Harmanpreet. India’s ace penalty corner shooter Harmanpreet Singh said the team is focused on retaining the Asian Champions Trophy Muscat 2018, which is currently underway at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex here. “The Indian team goes out looking for early goals every time,” said Harmanpreet, who scored three

Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad elected Hockey India president

Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad elected Hockey India president . Hockey Bihar’s Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad has been elected as the new president of Hockey India following the 8th Hockey India Congress and Elections on Monday. After being elected unopposed, Ahmad, who formerly held the secretary general post, will take over from outgoing president Rajinder Singh from October

Former Indian skipper Sardar Singh likely to retire from hockey
Former Indian skipper Sardar Singh likely to retire from hockey

Former Indian skipper Sardar Singh is likely to announce his retirement from International hockey. In a telephonic interview with ANI, the 32-year-old said that he is currently in discussion with his family about the retirement. He further stated that he would hold a press conference where he will give out all the details regarding his retirement plans.“I

Asian Games: Indian Women's Hockey team swats away Kazakhstan 21-0
Asian Games: Indian Women’s Hockey team swats away Kazakhstan 21-0

Asian Games: Indian Women’s Hockey team swats away Kazakhstan 21-0. The Indian Women’s Hockey Team on Tuesday obliterated Kazakhstan in their second Pool B match, registering a 21-0 score to win their second consecutive match at the ongoing 18th edition of the Asian Games here. The World No. 9 Indian team exhibited their superiority over the minnows with a dominant performance,

Akshay Kumar meets ‘living hockey legend’ Balbir Singh

Akshay Kumar meets ‘living hockey legend’ Balbir Singh. Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar on Monday met the ‘living hockey legend’, Balbir Singh. Kumar took to Twitter to praise Balbir Singh, stating that he was a part of the winning team that brought home the first prestigious Gold for India back in 1948. Balbir Singh is a three-time Olympic gold champion. He played a

Hockey WC: India eves lose to Ireland in penalty shootout

Hockey WC: India eves lose to Ireland in penalty shootout. Playing a first quarter final since 1978, the Indian Women’s hockey team crashed out of the Women’s World Cup on Thursday as they were pipped by Ireland in the penalty shootout. A goalless game was hotly contested right till the end, with the Irish bettering the Indians in creating meaningful chances. They made

'Soorma' movie review: Unassumingly inspiring, heart-warming
‘Soorma’ movie review: Unassumingly inspiring, heart-warming

Film: “Soorma“ Director: Shaad Ali Cast: Diljit Dosanjh, Taapsee Pannu, Angad Bedi, Kulbushan Kharbanda, Vijay Raaz, Mahabir Bhullar, Satish Kaushik Rating: ***1/2 Shaad Ali’s “Soorma” is a remarkable story of hope and inspiration based on the life of Sandeep Singh, the former captain of the Indian Hockey team. Narrated from Harpreet Kaur’s point of view,