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Padma Shri, Kohli, Sreejesh, Sakshi, Deepa Malik, Thangavelu

Padma Shri for Kohli, Sreejesh, Sakshi, Deepa Malik, Thangavelu

New Delhi: Cricket captain Virat Kohli, hockey captain P.R. Sreejesh, 2016 Olympic bronze medallist wrestler Sakshi Malik, and para-athletes Deepa Malik and Mariyappan Thangavelu were on Wednesday named for the prestigious Padma Shri, the country’s fourth highest civilian award. Apart from them, gymnastic sensation Dipa Karmakar, discus thrower Vikas Gowda and blind cricketer Shekhar Naik

Sreejesh, Harmanpreet in contention for FIH awards

Lausanne: Inspirational men’s team captain PR Sreejesh and fast-rising drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh are the two Indians in contention for different honours at the FIH annual awards which will be given away in a formal ceremony for the first time, in Chandigarh on February 23. While Sreejesh is in the running for FIH Goalkeeper of the


Sreejesh becomes member of FIH Athletes’ Committee

New Delhi: The Indian men’s hockey team captain PR Sreejesh today became a member of International Hockey Federation (FIH) Athletes’ Committee. FIH Athletes’ Committee comprises a total of eight current and former hockey players who have the responsibility to act as a liaison between the FIH and the athletes to make sure the players have

Sreejesh among FIH Goalkeeper of the Year nominations

Dubai:  Indian men’s hockey captain P RSreejesh has been named as one of the candidates for 2016 Goalkeeper of the Year award of the FIH while Harmanpreet Singh made the grade as one of the 2016 Rising Women Star of the Year nominees. The nominees for the 2016 Hockey Stars Awards, the annual prizes recognising

Sreejesh dedicates ACT triumph to Uri attack martyrs

Bengaluru:  National team captain P R Sreejeshtoday dedicated the Asian Championship Trophy triumph to the Indian soldiers martyred in the Uri attack and their families, saying it’s a Diwali gift to those who lost their lives while safeguarding the country. “Winning Asian Championship Trophy is a Diwali gift to the Indian soldiers. The Indian soldiers,


Breaking: Sreejesh replaces Sardar Singh as captain of Rio-bound hockey squad

New Delhi: Star goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh was on Tuesday handed over the mantle of the Indian men’s hockey team, replacing veteran midfielder Sardar Singh, who, however, retains his place in the squad for the upcoming Rio Olympics, starting August 5. In the 16-member Rio squad announced by Hockey India (HI) chief Narinder Batra here, injured