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2 days ago
Indian eves register win in fifth hockey match of Spain tour

Madrid, June 19 (IANS) The Indian womens team ended their Spain tour on a bright note as they defeated the hosts 4-1 in the fifth and final match at the Consejo Superior de Deportes Hockey Stadium here. India, on Monday, dominated the match in terms of possession and chances created, and were efficient enough as Rani (33rd, 37th minute) scored a brace to give her team a two-goal cushion....

9 days ago
Women's hockey: India begin 5-match series against Spain

Madrid, June 11 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team will start its five-match bilateral series against Spain on Tuesday at the Consejo Superior de Deportes Hockey Stadium. The World No. 10 team will be led by Rani Rampal, who has returned to the team after having been rested for the recently concluded 5th Women's Asian Champions Trophy held in South Korea. The visitors have picked a fu...

11 days ago
Seema's story: Educating girls to negotiate life, become change agents

Hardoi (Uttar Pradesh), June 10 (IANS) Inside a dimly-lit classroom in this district, with its walls decorated with drawings and paintings made by children, Seema Yadav, 36, is teaching a group of 25 girls who are sitting in a circle in one corner. These are girls who were either never enrolled in school or had to drop out due to various reasons. They are now way behind academically compared to o...

23 days ago
Mohammed Rafi's song recreated in 'Noblemen'

Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Late singer Mohammed Rafi's famous track Yeh duniya agar mil bhi jaye in late actor Guru Dutt's film Pyaasa is being recreated for the Kunal Kapoor-starrer Noblemen. The film will also feature actor Ali Haji. Noblemen is centred around bullying in schools and is directed by Vandana Kataria. It revolves around a 15-year-old boy, struggling with his adolescent...

24 days ago
Hope 'Noblemen' draws parallels to India's political environment: Director

Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Noblemen, a thematic representation of William Shakespeare's The Merchant Of Venice, tells the story of bullying in school. But its director Vandana Kataria hopes it is able to make a point about bullying at large -- on social media or even in politics. The film, which made its South Asian premiere at the Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival here on Satu...

25 days ago
Hockey India names 48 players for senior women's national camp

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Hockey India on Saturday named 48 players for the senior women national camp to be held from May 28 to June 9 at the Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru ahead of a tour to Spain and the FIH Women's World Cup in London. After ending their 5th Women's Asian Champions Trophy campaign with a silver medal, the Indian team will regroup for the training camp under chi...

1 month ago
Odisha seeks flexibility in Central government schemes

Bhubaneswar, May 19 (IANS) The Odisha government on Saturday requested the NITI Ayog for flexibility in implememtimg the various central government schemes. We have requested for granting flexibility in the various schemes. The state government does not have the flexibility for any change required for easy implementation, said Chief Secretary A.P. Padhi after holding a meeting with NITI ...

1 month ago
'Noblemen' mirrors society's current authoritarian drift: Director

Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) Noblemen director Vandana Kataria, who is happy that Ali Haji won the Best Child Actor Award at the New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) for the film, says the project mirrors the society's reality about bullying. It's really heartwarming to see our film being appreciated and Ali Haji winning the Best Child Actor Award at the New York Indian Film Festival. 'Nobleme...

1 month ago
Hockey: India women beat Malaysia

Donghae City (South Korea), May 17 (IANS) Defending Champions India registered their third consecutive victory at the fifth Women's Asian Champions Trophy as they best Malaysia 3-2 in a closely-fought encounter at the Sunrise Stadium here on Thursday. India had earlier beaten Japan 4-1 and China 3-1 in their previous matches. With three convincing wins, India have qualified for the final...

1 month ago
Indian women's hockey team beats China

Donghae City (South Korea), May 16 (IANS) Defending Champions India continued their winning performance as they beat World No.8 China 3-1 in their second round-robin match at the fifth Women's Asian Champions Trophy at the Sunrise Stadium here on Wednesday. India had earlier beaten Japan 4-1 in their opening match on Sunday. It was experienced forward Vandana Katariya who starre...

1 month ago
Hockey: Navneet's hat-trick floors Japan in Asian Champions Trophy

Donghae City (South Korea), May 13 (IANS) Young forward Navneet Kaur fired a hat-trick as India began their title defence at the Women's Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament in an emphatic fashion, registering a 4-1 crushing win over Japan here on Sunday. Navneet starred in India's win with goals in the seventh, 25th and 55th minutes. Anupa Barla (53rd) was the other goal scorer for ...

1 month ago
Hope I'm lucky for Madhuri,'Bucket List': Karan Johar

Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar, who is gearing up for the release of his Marathi debut production Bucket List, hopes to be lucky for the film and and its lead actress Madhuri Dixit-Nene. 'Bucket List' is even more special to me because it's releasing on my birthday. I hope I am lucky for the 'Bucket List' and for Madhuri. And I am sure I will be, Karan said at the film's tra...

1 month ago
Doing a Marathi film was on Madhuri Dixit's bucket list

Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Actress Madhuri Dixit Nene, who is gearing up for her debut Marathi release Bucket List, says doing a movie in the language was on her wish list. Madhuri was present at the film's trailer launch here on Friday. Asked what's on her own bucket list, the actress said: My bucket list keeps expanding. I take up challenges and when I achieve them, I take up new cha...

1 month ago
Investment limit for Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana doubled

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved extending the investment limit from Rs 7.5 lakh to Rs 15 lakh under the Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY). It also extended the last date for subscription to the scheme till March 31, 2020. The time limit was earlier supposed to end on May 4 this year. The PMVVY is b...

1 month ago
Sunita to lead Indian women's team at Asian Champions Trophy

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Experienced defender Sunita Lakra will lead the 18-member Indian women's squad at the Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament to be held in Donghae in South Korea from May 13. Sunita was handed the captain's armband in the absence of Rani, who has been rested for the tournament, while goalkeeper Savita will shoulder the responsibility of vice captain, Hockey Indi...

2 months ago
61 players to join national women's hockey camp in Bengaluru

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) on Saturday named 61 women players for the Senior Women National Camp, commencing on Sunday at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre, Bengaluru. The 61-member group, which features all the 18 members who played at the XXI Commonwealth Games, was picked on basis their recent performance that includes the Hockey India Senior Women National ...

2 months ago
Nushrat Bharucha, Asha Negi catwalk at India Runway Week

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Bangladeshi designer Bibi Russell opened the India Runway Week spring/summer 2018, which saw actors Nushrat Bharucha and Asha Negi take to the ramp for designers Kavita Aggarwal and Soniya Sanchi respectively. The Indian Federation for Fashion Development (IFFD) hosted the tenth season of India Runway Week (IRW) at The DLF Place Saket, New Delhi. A mix of new d...

2 months ago
Nushrat Bharucha, Asha Negi catwalk at India Runway Week

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Bangladeshi designer Bibi Russell opened the India Runway Week spring/summer 2018, which saw actors Nusrat Barucha and Asha Negi take to the ramp for designers Kavita Aggarwal and Soniya Sanchi respectively. The Indian Federation for Fashion Development (IFFD) hosted the tenth season of India Runway Week (IRW) at The DLF Place Saket, New Delhi. A mix of new des...

2 months ago
CWG: Indian women lose hockey bronze to England

Gold Coast (Australia), April 14 (IANS) India suffered a 0-6 thrashing to England in the play-off for the bronze medal in the women's hockey competition at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Staurday. Sophie Bray (44th, 49th, 56th minutes) scored a hat-trick late in the match while Hollie Pearne-Webb (20th), Laura Unsworth (55th) and skipper Alexandra Danson (57th) got the other g...

2 months ago
India's women's hockey team loses to Australia in semis

Gold Coast (Australia), April 12 (IANS) India's women's hockey team lost 0-1 to defending champions Australia in a semi-final clash of the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Thursday. Grace Stewart's 37th-minute field goal gave the hosts the win to set-up a title clash with New Zealand, who overcame England 2-1 via penalty shootout in the other semi-final. India will play England in...

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