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  • Epic saga: How India’s rowing-star Dattu overcame poverty to win gold

    “Three months after the death of my father, I joined the army to support my family. My mother also used to keep unwell and her health was my biggest concern. There might be lack of food in a poor family but there is no dearth of love and affection”

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    Asian Games 2018: A good showing

    India is slowly but steadily making strides in the field of sports. At the just-concluded Asian Games in Jakarta, Indian athletes notched up the best ever tally of medals. Sixty-nine medals, including 15 golds, is an improvement  over the 2010 haul of 65. The remarkable thing was the youthful  profile of the Indian contingent, with nearly 200 of the total 572 athletes below the age of 24. Haryana stood out for its

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    Jakarta and Palembang: Tale of two contrasting Asian Games 2018 co-hosts

    Jakarta: A bustling metropolis and a conservative capital of South Sumatra province, the co-hosts of the ongoing Asian Games — Jakarta and Palembang are like chalk and cheese. The two cities paint a contrasting picture even though Indonesia as a whole deals with rising Islamic influence in its sociopolitical landscape.

  • Asian Games Tennis – Sharan, Thandi win tricky mixed doubles

    Palembang : Seventh seeds Karman Kaur Thandi and Divij Sharan of India defeated Filipino pairing of Marian Jane Capadocia and Alberto Jr Lim in a testing mixed doubles opener at the 18th Asian Games here on Sunday.

  • Indonesian cops kill dozens in Asian Games cleanup

    Jakarta: Police in the Indonesian capital have killed dozens of people as part of an escalating crackdown against petty criminals ahead of the Asian Games, in a campaign Amnesty International Indonesia  has described as “unnecessary and excessive”.

  • Rajnath Singh wishes wrestling team ahead of Asian games

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday felicitated the Indian wrestling team and extended his good wishes to them ahead of the upcoming 18th edition of the Asian Games.

  • Sindhu and Prannoy crash out in quarters

    Jakarta : Indian challenge ended at the Indonesian Open after PV Sindhu and HS Prannoy suffered straight-game quarter-final defeats to crash out of the BWF World Super 1000 tournament here on Friday.

  • Birthday girl Sindhu, Prannoy enter quarter-finals; Saina exits 

    Jakarta : Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu celebrated her 23rd birthday with a straight-game win over Japan’s Aya Ohori, while HS Prannoy eked out a three-game victory over Wang Tzu Wei of Chinese Taipei to enter the quarter-finals of the Indonesia Open here on Thursday.

  • 34 killed in Indonesia boat capsized

    Jakarta: At least 34 persons were killed while 155 others rescued after a boat capsized off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, authorities said on Wednesday. A disaster management official said the number of passengers the ferry was carrying exceeded the maximum authorised capacity, reports Efe news. The capsize took place late Tuesday. It was enroute to Selayar island. The boat was also carrying 48 vehicles.

  • HS Prannoy stuns Lin Dan, Saina notches up easy win

    Jakarta : H S Prannoy stunned the legendary Lin Dan of China before Saina Nehwal cruised into the second round with an easy win against local player Dinar Dyah Ayustine at the Indonesia Open badminton tournament, here on Tuesday.

  • 3 bodies found, 176 missing in Indonesia boat capsize

    Jakarta: Rescuers have recovered three bodies and are searching for 176 people who remain missing after a passenger boat sank in Lake Toba on Indonesia’s Sumatra island two days ago, officials said on Wednesday. Kapal Motor Sinar Bangun boat sank at 5.30 p.m. on Monday after departing Simanindo port in Samosir district and was 1.61 km away from its destination of Tigaras Parapat of Simalungun district.

  • PM Modi to visit Arjuna Wijaya Monument in Indonesia tomorrow

    Jakarta: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Wednesday visit Arjuna Wijaya Monument, Indonesia on the first leg of his three-nation tour. Prime Minister Modi will be accompanied by Indonesia President Joko Widodo.

  • PM Narendra Modi reaches Jakarta in Indonesia on first leg of 3-nation tour

    Jakarta: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reached Jakarta on the first leg of his three-nation visit to Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. The Prime Minister, who embarked on a five-day visit on Tuesday, is looking forward to enhance India’s relations and engagements with all the three countries, which forms Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

  • 5 officers, 1 inmate dead in Indonesia police detention center

    Jakarta: Five officers and one prisoner were killed in a riot at a police detention center in a city near Indonesia’s capital that authorities allege was earlier being targeted by Islamic militants, an official said today.

  • IS-linked cleric on trial for 2016 Jakarta attack

    Jakarta : An alleged ideologue of terror organisation Jamaah Ansharut Daulah, linked to the Islamic State, went on trial on Thursday for his involvement in the 2016 attack in the Indonesian capital.