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September 2016

Modi wishes Indian contingent for Rio Paralympics

New Delhi, Sep 1: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday extended his best wishes to the athletes competing in the upcoming Paralympics Games beginning from Septemder 7 in Rio De Janeiro."The people of India will be enthusiastically cheering for our athletes representing India at the Rio 2016 Paralympics, starting September 7," Modi said.. "We all wish our contingent for the Rio 2016 Paralympics the very best. I am sure our athletes will give their best and make us proud," he added. …

Paes, Mirza, Bopanna win at US Open

New York, Sep 1: Indian tennis stars Leander Paes, Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna began their US Open campaign on a sound note, winning their respective opening round matches at Flushing Meadows here.Bopanna kicked off India's day with a sweat-inducing 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-3 win with his Danish partner Frederik Nielsen over 16th seeds Radek Stepanek and Nenad Zimonjic in the first round men's doubles on Wednesday. Seventh seeds Sania Mirza and her Czech partner Barbora Strycova defeated unseeded American pairing…

Bopanna-Nielsen enter US Open 2nd round

New York, Sep 1: Indian tennis star Rohan Bopanna and his Danish partner Frederik Nielsen entered the second round of the men's doubles competition at the US Open with a hard fought victory over Radek Stepanek and Nenad Zimonjic here.Bopanna and Nielsen won the first round encounter 6-3, 6-7, 6-3 in one hour and 53 minutes at Flushing Meadows here late on Wednesday evening. They will now take on the US-New Zealand combination of Brian Baker and Marcus Daniell for a place in the pre-quarterfinals. Baker and Daniell…
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