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  • St Xavier College annual sports and games day held
    Peren, March 31 (MExN): The closing ceremony for St. Xavier College, Jalukie annual sports and games day was held on March 31 at Xaverite Stadium with Minister for Higher Education & Tribal Affairs, Temjen Imna Along as special guest. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister commended Catholic institutions for their education policy for the upcoming youths in the State. He said many students who have passed out from Catholic institutions are leaders in many areas and praise worthy
  • Maintaining rhythm and momentum key closer to the IPL: Rahane
    Mumbai, March 31 (IANS): Ajinkya Rahane said that he was looking to regain his rhythm in his first practice session for the Delhi Capitals after getting out of quarantine in Mumbai. Rahane last played in India's fourth Test against England that ended on March 6. "I batted for the first time in 20 days. We came out after being in quarantine for seven days, so I was just looking to get into the groove and get into a good rhythm. And as we get closer to the tournament, it w
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar achieves best ODI ranking since Sep 2017
    New Delhi, March 31 (IANS): India fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar moved up to 11th from 20th in the International Cricket Council's (ICC) ODI rankings for bowlers. This is Kumar's best position since being 10th in September 2017. Kumar played an integral role in India's 2-1 win over England in the recent three-match series, picking 3/42 in the final match. Meanwhile, K.L. Rahul moved up from 31st to 27th, all-rounder Hardik Pandya has achieved a career-best 42nd positio
  • Rabindra to race in European GT4 Championship
    Bengaluru, March 31 (IANS): India's Akhil Rabindra on Wednesday announced that he will be racing in the 2021 European GT4 Championship for AGS Events Racing team. Rabindra will be the only Indian driver in the championship this season. The 24-year-old racer first represented AGS at the French GT4 Championship. HE is the only Asian to have made it to the highly respected Aston Martin Racing (AMR) Driver Academy for consecutive years in 2019-20 and 2020-2021. "I am really
  • Boxing coach Dharmendra's 2nd Covid test also positive
    New Delhi, March 31 (IANS): Boxing coach Dharmendra Yadav is staying back in Istanbul for another week in quarantine as his second report has also come positive for Covid-19, an official familiar with the development said on Wednesday. The good news, however, is that the reports of the other seven members, including five male boxers, has come negative, and they are supposed to board a flight to New Delhi from Turkey on Wednesday. "Despite following Covid-19 protocols and soc
  • Jr women's hockey nationals postponed due to Covid-19
    New Delhi, March 31 (IANS): The junior women's national hockey championship has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Hockey India (HI) said on Wednesday. The tournament was scheduled to start on April 3 to 12 in Simdega, Jharkhand. A total of 26 teams from across India were to take part in the prestigious annual event. "In light of the rising number of Covid-19 cases and after advice from the local state authorities, Hockey India in consultation with the host
  • Cummins should be Australia's next captain: Clarke
    Sydney, March 31 (IANS): Former Australia captain Michael Clarke said that fast bowler Pat Cummins is the ideal candidate to take over as the team's skipper in all formats of the game. The post of Australia's captain has been in the news recently due to batsman and former skipper Steve Smith saying that he is ready to take up the responsibility whenever he is required to. "Just because Cummins isn't out there saying I should be the next captain and I'm ready...
  • New lighting system of historic Panathenaic stadium unveiled
    Athens, March 31 (IANS): A new lighting system installed at Athens' Panathenaic stadium has been unveiled. The marble main venue of the first modern Olympic Games of 1896 is now illuminated with thousands of LED bulbs to reduce light pollution and save energy. The new system was inaugurated in a small symbolic ceremony due to COVID-19 pandemic measures on Monday attended by Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach, Hel
  • Coutinho returns to Brazil for treatment on injured knee
    Rio De Janeiro, March 31 (IANS): Barcelona attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho returned to his native Brazil for treatment on his troublesome left knee. The 28-year-old Coutinho has not played since suffering lateral meniscus damage in Barcelona's 1-1 home draw with Eibar on December 29, Xinhua news reports. He underwent arthroscopic surgery in January but has not recovered as the Catalan club's medical staff had hoped. "The first team player Philippe Coutinho
  • Ronaldo on target as Portugal beat Luxembourg
    Luxembourg City, March 31 (IANS): Cristiano Ronaldo netted the winner as his Portugal side fought back from a goal down to avoid World Cup embarrassment with a 3-1 win at Luxembourg on Tuesday. Ronaldo's 103rd international goal moved him within six of Ali Daei's all-time record for Iran but brought Portugal a crucial three points after they -- Ronaldo in particularly -- had been enraged at having a late winner at Serbia not given on Saturday. Portugal and Serbia, who the
  • Belgium thrash Belarus 8-0
    Leuven (Belgium), March 31 (IANS): Leandro Trossard and Hans Vanaken each scored twice as Belgium eased past Belarus 8-0 to move to the top of their World Cup 2022 qualifying group in style. Belgium fell behind in their first two Group E games -- a 3-1 win comeback win over Wales and 1-1 draw with Czech Republic -- but were four goals ahead at half-time on Tuesday, DPA news reports. Michy Batshuayi opened the scoring for Belgium after 14 minutes at Den Dreef in Leuven in the abse
  • Players square off for second day at Nagaland chess C’ship
    Our Correspondent Kohima | March 30 Players squared off for second day of the ongoing 18th Nagaland State Chess Championship 2021 held under the aegis of Nagaland Chess Association (NCA) at The Heritage, Old DC Bungalow on March 30. In open category, Akhrietuo Mere Kesiyie topped the point tally with four points on Tuesday.   It is followed by the trio of Mughaho Awomi, Kevilekho Zumvu and Sovrav Singh with 3 and half point each. In the combine category (Under-18 and
  • 4th Sekrenyi Open Air Rifle Shooting Competition held
    Our Correspondent Kohima | March 30  The Kohima Air Rifle Club has successfully organised 4th Sekrenyi Open Air Rifle Shooting Competition 2021 here at D. Khel Ground, Kohima village in March 29 last. In Pre-Charged Pneumatic event, Mesekhrietuo Khezhie bagged the first position while Menuobeilie Yiese and Seyievilie Mechülho stood second and third position respectively. In Break Barrel, Seyievilie Mechülho stood first position while Mesekhrietuo Khezhie and Vi
  • DYSO win 1st PYO Super Six Cricket Tourney
    Kohima, March 30 (MExN): Daklane Youth Social Organization (DYSO) emerged as the champions of the 1st Peraciezie Youth Organization (PSO) Super Six Cricket Tourney on March 30. In the final match of the tournament played at Rüzhükhrie GHSS ground Kohima, DYSO defeated Juggernauts by 5 wickets. The tournament which started on March 27 saw participation of 32 teams.    Enemies of the Ball and NV Press were the other semi-finalists of the tournament. 
  • KSL-4 kicks off April 21; Kohima Town club invite clubs
    Kohima, March 30 (MExN): The 4th edition of the Kohima Super League (KSL) 2021 is slated to kick off from April 21 at Indira Gandhi Stadium Kohima. The league will conclude on May 8. In this connection, the Kohima Town Club has invited the interested football clubs to register for the   KSL 2021 on or before April 5. According to the organiser, the slots are limited and available at Sports Paradise, Rüluo Market, Kezieke for a fee of Rs 10,000 for old teams and Rs 15,00
  • 5 members of Indian boxing squad test Corona+ in Istanbul
    New Delhi, March 30 (IANS): Five members of the Indian boxing squad, including three boxers, have tested positive for Covid-19 in Istanbul, Turkey, during an exposure tour this month and are stuck there. They are now waiting for the result of a second Covid-19 test. They can return to India only if this test is negative. Those who had tested negative have returned to India. Commonwealth Games champion Gaurav Solanki (57kg), Brijesh Yadav (81kg) and Duryodhan Negi (69kg) are among
  • Puma to be RCB's official kit partner
    Bengaluru , March 30 (IANS): Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Tuesday announced a long-term partnership with sportswear giant Puma. Under the terms of the deal, Puma will be the official kit partner of the team from the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season. The deal comes as a progression of Puma's ongoing deal with RCB captain Virat Kohli and their collaboration in the Puma One8 brand. "It's great to welcome PUMA to the RCB family. A global brand with a s
  • Japanese star Osaka into last eight at Miami Open
    Washington, March 30 (IANS): Second seed Naomi Osaka of Japan had a Miami Open breakthrough as she defeated 16th seed Elise Mertens of Belgium 6-3, 6-3 to advance into the quarterfinals of the tournament for the first time in her career. Osaka has now won a staggering 23 consecutive matches as she eased past Mertens after just under an hour and a half of play. "It feels really exciting," Osaka said, Xinhua news reports. "This is one of my favourite tournaments to p
  • Nagaland cricket captain Jonathan Rongsen signs for Morecambe CC
    DIMAPUR, MARCH 29 (MExN): Captain of the Nagaland cricket team Jonathan Rongsen has signed for Morecambe Cricket Club in the United Kingdom.  A statement on the club’s website said: “Morecambe CC are pleased to announce the signing of a new professional Rongsen Jonathan for the 2021 season.” “Rongsen an experienced batsman who can bowl off spin currently plays for Nagaland in the Ranji Trophy and will join MCC as a replacement for Mitchel Van Buure,&r
  • 18th Nagaland State Chess C’ship underway in Kohima
    Our Correspondent Kohima | March 29 The 18th Nagaland State Chess Championship 2021 under the aegis of Nagaland Chess Association (NCA) got underway here at The Heritage, Old DC Bungalow. 61 participants registered for this four day long event, which will continue till April 1. A total prize money of Rs. 2 lakh has been set aside for this championship.   Inaugurating the event Nagaland’s Planning & Coordination, Land Revenue and Parliamentary Affairs ministe