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Ministry writes to PMO, wants Bharat Ratna for Dhyan Chand

New Delhi: The Sports Ministry has written to the Prime Minister's Office, requesting Bharat Ratna for the late Dhyan Chand in what can considered be its latest push to bestow the hockey legend with India's highest civilian honour.     Sports Minister Vijay Goel confirmed to PTI that he has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.    

Confident India aim to seal semi-final berth


London: A near flawless demolition of Pakistan achieved, India will eye another dominant performance to seal a semifinal berth when they take on Sr Lanka in the ICC Champions Trophy here tomorrow. Having pulverised Pakistan by 124 runs, India will start as overwhelming favourites against Sri Lanka, who looked in total disarray during their 96-run defeat at the hands of South Africa.   

Dual Battle for India: Pakistan on field, controversy off it

Defending champions India will be aiming to shut out off-field controversies when they lock horns with arch-rivals Pakistan in their ICC Champions Trophy opener -- a marquee contest where tension and drama is never in short supply. One of the finest fast bowlers of current times, Mohammed Amir would be pitted against the talismanic Virat Kohli in what could turn out to be a battle primarily between India's vaunted batting line-up and against Pakistan's potent bowling attack

No Bilateral Cricket Series with Pak till Cross-Border Terror continues: Vijay Goel

Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Monday reiterated the government's stand on India-Pakistan bilateral cricket, stating that a series was not feasible until cross border terrorism stops. India have not played any bilateral cricket with Pakistan since 2007, although in the winter of 2012-13, Pakistan made a short goodwill tour to India that included three One Day Internationals and two Twenty20 Internationals

Tanishq, Aarya top seeds in sub-junior badminton championship

Tanishq Saxena of Mumbai and Aarya Deshpande of Satara will be the top seeds in the under-15 boys and girls' groups respectively in the first Maharashtra sub-junior badminton championship beginning tomorrow

Focus on Ashwin, Shami as India take on NZ in opening warm-up

Premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin will be in focus alongside speedster Mohammed Shami when defending champions India take on New Zealand tomorrow in their opening warm-up game ahead of the Champions Trophy here

Want my children to be judged as individuals: Sachin Tendulkar

The surname of 'Tendulkar' comes with a lot of expectations but cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar says it would be unfair to judge his children -- Arjun and Sara -- on the basis his accomplishments

British Indian surgeon leads cricket bat design research

A British Indian surgeon's research into the design of a cricket bat aimed at mitigating its dominance over the ball and maintaining balance between the two has been incorporated into the game's official laws and will be enforced from October 1 this year

Tiwary credits Dhoni for decisive shift in momentum

Seasoned Bengal cricketer Manoj Tiwary hailed charismatic Mahendra Singh Dhoni for providing the much-needed impetus to the Rising Pune Supergiant innings that proved decisive in the outcome of the Qualifier 1 against Mumbai Indians

AP amends Act to appoint PV Sindhu as Group-1 officer

The Andhra Pradesh Legislature today passed a Bill to appoint Olympics silver medal winning shuttler P V Sindhu as a Group-1 officer in the government, by amending the state public services Act

FIBA revises earlier rule banning headgears

World basketball governing body FIBA has revised its earlier rule banning players from wearing headgear, a move that will enable India's Sikh players to wear turbans and play in the upcoming FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Qualifiers in China

Fit-again Rohit returns in India's Champions Trophy squad

A fit-again batsman Rohit Sharma expectedly returned to the side as national selectors offered no surprises in the 15-member Indian cricket squad for next month's Champions Trophy in England

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