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September 12, 2018

My struggling days motivate me to reach new heights: Neeraj Chopra (IANS Interview)

New Delhi, Sep 12: Born in Khandra in Panipat, Haryana, to a farmer's family, Asian javelin throw champion and the new poster boy of Indian athletics, Neeraj Chopra, says his struggle to give the best to his family as a young boy and achieve his goals motivated him to reach where he had.Chopra, who not only got Gold in javelin throw at Commonwealth Games but also at Asiad 2018 -- where he threw a distance of 88.06 m in the Men's evnt and set a new Indian national record, bettering his own previous one. …

Narendra Modi, Nitish Kumar two faces of NDA: JD-U

Patna, Sep 12 (IANS) Bihar Janata Dal-United (JD-U) President Vashisht Narain Singh on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar Chief Minister are two faces of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).Singh made the remark in reference to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, during an interaction with media persons here. Considered close to the Chief Minister, the JD-U leader said that Nitish Kumar has earned the image of a leader committed to governance and development on the basis of his hard work in Bihar. Last…

Kohli end England series as world’s best, Cook signs off at 10th spot

Dubai, Sep 12: India captain Virat Kohli ended the England tour as the number-one ranked batsman in world despite failing in his last innings while just retired England opener Alastair Cook signed off from international cricket on a remarkable note, moving into the top-10 of the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen.Cook was adjudged Player of the Match in the final Test at The Oval. The left-hander's scores of 71 and 147 made him only the fifth man in history to notch a century in his first and last Test matches, and…

Liberian president George Weah presented with his football jersey

Paynesville (Liberia), Sep 12: The president of Liberia and former football legend George Weah was given his number 14 jersey on Wednesday.The 51-year-old leader surprised fans by making an appearance for Liberia in a friendly match against Nigeria on Monday, before receiving his jersey from the head of the Liberian football association, Mustapha Raji, reports Efe news. Weah, the only African footballer to win both the Ballon d'Or and the FIFA World Player of the Year awards, was a star for clubs such as AC Milan,…

Tokyo Olympics committee aiming to recruit 80,000 volunteers

Tokyo, Sep 12: The organizing committee of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Wednesday announced they were looking to recruit some 80,000 volunteers for the event.Volunteers must be at least 18 years old at the time of the Games, and of either Japanese nationality or of foreign nationality with a valid visa to stay in the country during the event, according to a statement by the committee, reports Efe news. The number of volunteers wanted tops the Rio 2016 Olympics where organizers had selected some 50,000 volunteers, with…
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