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Chander Shekhar Luthra

  • dna exclusive: Golden girls had no 'official kit' to wear

    In yet another case of official apathy, Indian women weightlifting duo of K Sanjita Chanu and S Mirabai Chanu, who won gold and silver in their particular categories at the ongoing Commonwealth Games, were not provided official kits and wore their old kits during the competition. As it turns out,...

    Saturday, 26 July 2014 - 6:20am
  • Headgear is must for all Sikhs: Bishan Singh Bedi

    "This is plain and obnoxious ignorance from organisers in China. They have no right to organise any tournament if they are so ignorant about social customs of other countries. We should not make it a religious issue out of it but it's an issue of our pride, our custom," was the first reaction of...

    Thursday, 24 July 2014 - 6:35am
  • It's an issue of our pride, our custom: Bishan Singh Bedi

    "This is plain and obnoxious ignorance from organisers in China. They have no right to organise any tournament if they are so ignorant about social customs of other countries. We should not make it a religious issue out of it but it's an issue of our pride, our custom," was the reaction of former...

    Thursday, 24 July 2014 - 7:25am
  • Here's why few Indian athletes will not be homesick

    At least a part of the 32-member athletics contingent is not going to feel homesick during the Commonwealth Games starting on Wednesday in Glasgow. For sure this is not being said in jest. Cast a keen eye at the 'who's who' of participants in athletics events and it will not be difficult to figure...

    Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 6:10am
  • Callousness of Sports Authority of India may prove to be too costly for a young athlete

    Young athlete said to be in depression after SAI flouts international rule on hyperandrogenism

    Saturday, 19 July 2014 - 6:50am
  • AIBA says India's boxing coaches can't be ring-side at CWG

    A day after threatening to slap Boxing India (BI) with a "complete ban" if it fails to hold elections by August 15, the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) has now left all the Indian boxers — set to participate in the Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Glasgow — on their own by banning Indian...

    Thursday, 17 July 2014 - 7:55am
  • AIBA's latest punch: hold polls by August 15

    World body directs Boxing India not to delay elections * Threatens to ban pugilists from international events

    Wednesday, 16 July 2014 - 6:30am
  • Arun Jaitley proposes Sports University in Manipur, increased aid for sports

    Arun Jaitley has been a known face for India's cricket fans. Though never been a player himself, his long association of at least one-and-a-half decades with Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) as president and Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) as vice-president ended abruptly only a few...

    Friday, 11 July 2014 - 6:30am
  • Indian gymnasts' CWG participation in doubt over selection issues

    Ashish Kumar created history exactly four year ago by winning two medals in gymnastics for India at the Commonwealth Games. But repeating this feat looks almost impossible in Glasgow this time around as the sports ministry has not cleared gymnastics team's passage to the Games citing complaints in...

    Thursday, 10 July 2014 - 6:10am
  • India lose out on Asiad bid after no appointment with PM

    With the Indian Olympic Association calling off its bid for the 2019 Asian Games after failing to get an emergency appointment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India have lost out on a chance to wash the stains of corruption scandals while hosting the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

    Tuesday, 8 July 2014 - 7:30am