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Indian sportswomen are not given due credit: Abhishek Bachchan

Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) — Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan, who is now busy promoting the ancient sport of kabaddi,... (more...)

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Sports journalist Salil Naha dead

Kolkata, March 26 (IANS) — Salil Naha, a former sports reporter with The Statesman, passed away Wednesday morning following... (more...)

A Canadian kabaddi player (C) attempts to tag his Danish opponent during the 4th World Cup Kabaddi Punjab 2013 tournament at a stadium in Chohla Sahib (Tarn Taran), about 55 kms from Amritsar on December 2, 2013. NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images

Punjab sport of kabaddi tainted with more crime as authorities investigate money laundering

A Canadian kabaddi player (C) attempts to tag his Danish opponent during the 4th World Cup Kabaddi Punjab 2013 tournament... (more...)

Padma Bhushan a great honour: Gopichand

Lucknow, Jan 25 (IANS) — Being selected for India’s third highest civilian award – the Padma Bhushan –... (more...)

Paes, Gopichand, Yuvraj, Dipika get Padma awards

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) — Tennis star Leander Paes and badminton player-turned-coach Pullela Gopichand were Saturday... (more...)

India, Pakistan to clash in Kabaddi World Cup finals

Ludhiana, Dec 13 (IANS) — Traditional rivals India and Pakistan will clash in the finals of the World Kabaddi Cup in... (more...)

A Danish kabaddi player (top) is tackled by his Canadian opponent during the 4th World Cup Kabaddi Punjab 2013 tournament at a stadium in Chohla Sahib (Tarn Taran), about 55 kms from Amritsar on December 2, 2013.  NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images

Colourful start to 2013 Kabaddi World Cup in Punjab (w/ gallery)

A Danish kabaddi player (top) is tackled by his Canadian opponent during the 4th World Cup Kabaddi Punjab 2013 tournament... (more...)

Competitors clash during the Kabaddi tournament outside the Surrey Bell Centre in Surrey, BC, August 18, 2013.Arlen Redekop / PNG

International drug scandal casts shadow over India’s Kabaddi World Cup

Competitors clash during the Kabaddi tournament outside the Surrey Bell Centre in Surrey, BC, August 18, 2013.Arlen Redekop... (more...)

Retired kabaddi player Lakha, right with the promising Dal, center and organizer Nitu, left at Lakha's Surrey home Wednesday August 28, 2013.   Ric Ernst / PNG

Kabaddi battling steroid use as sport becomes more professional

DAN FUMANO VANCOUVER DESI Retired kabaddi player Lakha, right with the promising Dal, center and organizer Nitu, left at... (more...)

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Fiercely competitive kabaddi fast gathering popularity in B.C. (w/ gallery)

Competitors clash during the Kabaddi tournament outside the Surrey Bell Centre in Surrey, BC, August 18, 2013. Arlen Redekop... (more...)

Tamil Nadu gives sports a boost

Chennai, July 12 (IANS) In a major boost for sports in Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has ordered setting up... (more...)

Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games close in Incheon

Incheon, July 6 (IANS) The curtains came down Saturday on the fourth Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) after eight... (more...)

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