Asian Games bridge gold medallists Pranab, Shibnath felicitated (20:56)IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Sep 15 (IANS) Pranab Bardhan and Shibnath De Sarkar, who won the gold in bridge at the recently-concluded Asian Games, were felicitated by the Tollygunge club on the sidelines of an invitational bridge tournament here on Saturday.

Epic saga: How India's rowing-star Dattu overcame poverty to win gold (Sports Feature) (12:38)
By Tridib BaparnashIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) From digging wells to selling onions to working in a petrol pump to representing India at the Rio Olympics while his mother was in a coma, India's rowing star Dattu Baban Bhokanal has overcome every obstacle in life before winning the gold medal as part of India's quadruple scull team at the recently-concluded Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.

CBI chief felicitates Asiad medallist Harshita (20:14)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Alok Kumar Verma on Thursday felicitated sailor Harshita Tomar who won the bronze medal in the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia. Harshita's mother Rani Tomar is a CBI official.

Twitter recorded 12 million Tweets on Asiad (18:52)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Twitter recorded 12 million tweets on the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia, it was announced on Thursday.

Hand of friendship only if Pakistan stops terror: Gen Rawat (22:26)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Army chief General Bipin Rawat said on Wednesday that if Pakistan stops cross border terrorism, India will have no hesitation in extending its hand of friendship to it.

Asiad just a trailer, Olympics next mission: Army chief (22:14)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Chief of Army Staff Bipin Rawat on Wednesday said that the performance of army players at the Asian Games is just a trailer and the next target is to improve the country's medals tally at the Tokyo Olympics.

Asian Para Games torch relay kicks off (17:08)IANS Photo Service
Jakarta, Sep 5 (IANS) The torch relay of the Asian Para Games commenced on Wednesday, starting from Solo city in Central Java province, for the sporting gala for Asian athletes with disabilities.

PM congratulates Asiad medallists (14:26)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with the medal winners of the recently concluded 18th Asian Games at his residence here on Wednesday.

Have to improve reflexes, agility ahead of Tokyo Olympics: Manika Batra (11:40)
By Debayan MukherjeeIANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Sep 5 (IANS) Manika Batra, who created history by becoming the first Indian female paddler to win an Asian Games medal, is now planning to work overtime in order to improve her reflexes and agility and come close to matching her Asian counterparts by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Historic performances, big lows mark India's Asiad show (Analysis) (19:12)
By Ajeyo BasuIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) A record medals tally along with matching the largest ever gold medal haul, success in little known sports and disappointments in wrestling, boxing and kabaddi were the hallmarks of India's performance at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta.

Hima downplays controversial statement (IANS Interview) (16:14)
By Tridib BaparnashIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Star sprinter Hima Das on Tuesday backtracked from her statements against two individuals from Assam whom she had accused of exerting "tremendous pressure" ahead of her flunked 200 metre semi-final at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia.

Not given official blazers by IOA, say bridge medal winners (21:06)IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Sep 3 (IANS) Pranab Bardhan and Shibhnath De Sarkar, who bagged gold in the men's pair bridge competition at the 18th Asian Games, are among the squad members who have not been provided Team India blazers by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) for attending Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reception for medallists in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Vijender urges Bengal CM to increase Swapna's cash award (20:34)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Ace boxer Vijender Singh on Monday urged West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to increase the cash award of Rs 10 lakh which her government has promised India's first-ever Asian Games gold medal winner in heptathlon.

S. Korean U-23 footballers return to heroes' welcome with Asiad gold (17:48)IANS Photo Service
Incheon, Sep 3 (IANS) South Korea's under-23 national football team players returned to a heroes' welcome on Monday after winning the gold medal at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia.

Asian Games: Odisha govt announces Rs 50 lakh each for Birendra, Amit (14:26)IANS Photo Service
Bhubaneswar, Sep 3 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced a cash award of Rs 50 lakh each for the two Odia players Birendra Lakra and Amit Rohidas for winning bronze medal at 18th Asian Games in Indonesia.

Energy of Asia, peace for world at 18th Asiad (21:52)IANS Photo Service
Jakarta, Sep 2 (IANS) The 18th Asian Games came to a close at the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium here on Sunday, but the Games will be long remembered for showcasing the energy of Asia, the drive for world peace and host Indonesia's passion.

Asia embraces new sports to beckon Tokyo Olympic Games (19:30)
Jakarta, Sep 2 (IANS) As the clock goes tick tock for the Tokyo Olympics at the conclusion of the Asian Games here on Sunday, the focus has shifted to the the five sports which will debut at the 2020 Olympic Games.

Medal table of 18th Asian Games (18:50)IANS Photo Service
Jakarta, Sep 2 (IANS) Following is the top-10 positions of the medal table at the 18th Asian Games after the conclusion of competitions on Sunday, (tabulated under delegations, gold, silver, bronze and total).

Japan's swimmer Ikee named Asian Games' MVP (18:28)
Jakarta, Sep 2 (IANS) Japan's young swimmer Rikako Ikee was named the Indonesia Asian Games' Most Valuable Player (MVP) here on Sunday after winning six gold and two silver medals. She received $50,000 in prize money.

Asiad success will popularise bridge among youth, says India coach (21:44)IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) Bridge as a game will gain popularity among the youth of the country after the Bengal duo of Pranab Bardhan and Shibnath De Sarkar bagged gold in the men's bridge pair competition at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, the teams non-playing captain and coach Debasish Ray said on Saturday.

China sweeps four golds in basketball at Asiad (21:38)IANS Photo Service
Jakarta, Sep 1 (IANS) China beat Iran 84-72 on Saturday for its eighth men's basketball title of the Asian Games.

Amit stuns Olympic champion as India post biggest ever tally (Roundup) (21:36)IANS Photo Service
Jakarta, Sep 1 (IANS) Upcoming boxer Amit Panghal stunned the reigning Olympic champion to add the extra glitz to a day on which the Indian contingent recorded their best ever tally even as the bridge team won gold while the women's squash and men's hockey teams added silver and bronze respectively at the 18th Asian Games here on Saturday.

Asiad 2018: India beat Pakistan 2-1, take hockey bronze (Lead) (19:54)IANS Photo Service
Jakarta, Sep 1 (IANS) India's men's hockey team defeated arch-foes Pakistan 2-1 in the bronze medal playoff at the 18th Asian Games here on Saturday.

India's women's squash team takes silver (Lead) (19:32)IANS Photo Service
Jakarta, Sep 1 (IANS) India's women's squash team got a second successive silver medal in the Asian Games as it lost to Hong Kong 0-2 in the final here on Saturday.

Asiad 2018: India beat Pakistan, take hockey bronze (17:40)IANS Photo Service
Jakarta, Sep 1 (IANS) India's men's hockey team defeated Pakistan 2-1 in the bronze medal playoff at the 18th Asian Games here on Saturday.

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