United Committee Manipur (UCM) has warned of taking recourse to extreme form of protest if the Framework Agreement signed between Centre and NSCN-IM affects the integrity of the state in any way.
Asserting that the existing sports policy is not in commensurate with the time and number of excellent players that the state produced at the national and international level, Speaker of Manipur Legislative Assembly Yumnam Khemchand has drawn attention of the government towards the urgency for amending the policy to cater to needs of outstanding sportspersons.
While supporting the senior residents of JNIMS and expressing concern over the ambiguity in service rules for non-teaching staff and also non-implementation of service rules, Association for All Non-teaching Staff (AANTS), JNIMS will be launching agitation from August 21.
The proscribed Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL) observed its 25th Martyrs’ Day on Saturday.
In one of the biggest drug seizures in recent time, Assam Rifles has recovered 1.3 Kg (approx) Brown Sugar and 1,30,000 numbers of WY tablets worth about Rs 12 crore from L Youjang village, Moreh on August 16.
With an aim to facilitate the customers, Punya Hyundai, the leading car dealer and largest seller in the state, launched ‘Door Step Service’ on Friday.
The Myanmar-based NSCN (K) on Friday impeached its chairman Khango Konyak, an Indian-origin Naga, and elected the outfit’s founding chairman, late Shangwang Shangyung Khaplang’s nephew, Yung Aung as the new ‘acting chairman’ of the organisation.
Senior politician Okram Joy has stated that cancellation of the special session of the Manipur Legislative Assembly called on August 16 to adopt a resolution with regard to the Framework Agreement (FA) signed between NSCN-IM and Government of India will forever remain a dark stain in the history of Manipur Legislative Assembly.
Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the moderate face of the BJP who attracted allies and formed the first saffron government at the Centre in the 1990s, died here after a long illness.
Slaming the state cabinet’s decision on deferment of special session of Manipur Legislative Assembly repeatedly, former chief minister and Opposition leader O Ibobi Singh has demanded reasons behind deferment of special session which was scheduled twice earlier.
As a part of the 72nd Independence Day, a brave son of the state, Ngamlien Touthang, who is the commanding officer of Indian Coast Guard Ship Rajkiran based at Haldia, was conferred with two highly coveted national level awards.
Three vehicles, including a passenger carrier, were torched by suspected supporters of the 24-hour bandh being enforced by Zeliangrong organisations since Wednesday midnight.
The state cabinet has cancelled the special state assembly session, which was scheduled for August 16, stating that there is ‘no immediate threat to the state by the Framework Agreement’.
Thadou Kuki Students’ Union (TKSU), as part of its declaration to boycott the incumbent Churachandpur DC Shyamlal Poonia for his alleged unresponsiveness to problems of the public and other unbecoming behaviour of being the DC of Manipur’s second largest district, i.e. Churachandpur, organised protests at Churachandpur Town on Tuesday.
Congress Party on Tuesday slammed the BJP government for its failure to issue notice for the special assembly session to be held on August 16 and asked the people of the state to take their stand if the government fail to take a firm stand in the assembly on protecting the integrity of Manipur.
Coalition for Indigenes' Rights Campaign, Manipur (CIRCA) on Tuesday celebrated the 71st Independence Day of Manipur at Sana Konung (Royal Palace) here with titular king Sanajaoba Leishemba unfurling the seven-colour Manipur flag.
As part of the security measures being taken up by Manipur Police Department ahead of Independence Day celebration, cordon and search/verification operations were carried out at several places of the state on Saturday.
Forest & Environment and Horticulture & Soil Conservation minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar has informed that the state government has taken up steps to initiate mass plantation of Agar trees with specific focus to areas where poppy and cannabis used to be grown.
All Manipur Youth Protection Committee (AMYPCO) organised a debate on the topic, ‘Instrument of Accession’ at Youth Hostel, Khuman Lampak here Saturday.
Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) has demanded the state government to form Manipur State Population Commission immediately to check and filter illegal migrants coming into the state.
As usual, the proscribed Coordination Committee (CorCom) and United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent) (ULFA-I) have called upon the people of WESEA region to boycott India’s Independence Day celebration in the region on August 15 and also imposed total shutdown in the entire region from 1 am to 6.30 pm.
Chief minister N Biren has reportedly assured a delegation of MU community Friday that he would mount pressure on Central government to constitute a high power independent committee to probe allegations levelled against Manipur University vice chancellor professor AP Pandey.
A rally organised by Manipur Pradesh Youth Congress (MPYC) to offer floral tribute to the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at MG Avenue on the occasion of 76th anniversary of Quit India Movement was stopped by police restricting the Congress leaders, members, workers and volunteers from paying tributes to the Father of Nation on Thursday.
Assuring that Manipur University crisis will be resolved soon, Chief Minister N Biren Thursday revealed that he has met Governor Dr Najma Heptulla and will be discussing the issue with MUSU for bringing a solution.
Normal life in parts of Churachandpur district and Kuki dominated areas in Sadar Hills, Kangpokpi district and Moreh under Tengnoupal district was affected on Wednesday due to the shutdown imposed by Kuki Inpi Manipur (KIM).
Gaikhangam raises posers on FA-spurred special session
After rejecting the request to extend the last state assembly session, convening a special session to discuss Framework Agreement is highly apprehensive, said AICC’s CWC member and former Dy CM Gaikhangam.
Ahead of the observance of Manipur Independence Day on August 14, the women wing and youth wing of Coalition for Indigenes Rights Campaign (CIRCA) conducted a poster campaign at Khwairamband market here Wednesday.
Demanding disclosure of contents of the Framework Agreement signed between NSCN-IM and Government of India and protection of Manipur’s territorial integrity, a large number of women stormed residences of three ministers including deputy chief minister Y Joykumar on Tuesday.
United Naga Council (UNC) has strongly asserted that it will confront any endeavour in any form which is working to derail the finalisation of Indo-Naga Framework Agreement.
‘Nagas not part of Manipuri history’
Terming the bid to draw parallel between ‘Manipuri’ history to that the Nagas and tribal people of Manipur state as unwarranted, All Naga Students’ Association, Manipur (ANSAM) has called upon the Union government not to be swayed by false rhetoric but rather accelerate the process for an amicable solution to the Naga issue.
Maintaining that negligence on the part of the government and generosity of the native people have led to the rise in influx of migrants in the state, Ethno Heritage Council (HERICOUN) has urged the government to be serious on National Register of Citizens and update the list as done by Assam.
KIM calls shutdown on Aug 8 over FA
Denouncing the attempt of the Government of India to finalise the Indo-Naga Framework Agreement before delivering justice with regard to the mass genocide of Kuki civilians committed by NSCN-IM in 1992, Kuki Inpi Manipur (KIM) has called a 24-hour statewide shutdown from 6 am of August 8.
Inhabitants of Lamlang Gate and its neighbouring villages are currently having a harrowing time as the area has been rendered isolated following massive landslides at various points due to heavy downpour since Saturday night.
The state government has been able to earn only Rs 4000 against annual investment of Rs 160.29 crore to Rs 176.32 cr in companies, corporations and co-operative societies during 2012 to 2017.
The need to go to Kolkata for applying Visa will be over shortly as Special Visa Arrangement counter through Act East Policy Committee Manipur will be opened soon in the state, informed Committee convener RK Shivachandra.
Former deputy chief minister Gaikhangam raised present issues confronting the state during the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting chaired by AICC president Rahul Gandhi at the national capital on Saturday.
Rejecting the appointment of VC in-charge, Manipur University Teachers’ Association (MUTA) has demanded that no such appointments should be made until vice chancellor professor AP Pandey is removed from his post.
A top Oil India Limited (OIL) official on Saturday said Guwahati and other state capitals of north-eastern states are likely to be connected to the National Gas Grid within next three years.
All Tribal Students' Union Manipur (ATSUM) general secretary Seiboi Haokip has cautioned that the tribal students will launch intense agitation, if Manipur University is not reopened by August 6.
Even before the NRC draft list was made public on July 30 in Assam, the security was beefed up and neighbouring states like Nagaland, Meghalaya among other Northeast Indian states set up check posts along borders to prevent influx of illegal immigrants from Assam.
Saikul MLA Yamthong Haokip, whose residence at Mantripukhri was raided by a team of National Investigation Agency (NIA) on July 30 in connection with the 2nd Manipur Rifles (MR) arms missing case, was flown to Delhi on Wednesday after his health condition reportedly deteriorated.
In the 77-year history of the Asian Games, athletics has been the most fruitful discipline for India, accounting for over half of all the gold medals (74 of 139) the country has won at the quadrennial event.
The beleaguered Indian team on Tuesday received a boost with pacer Jasprit Bumrah being declared fit and available for selection for the third Test against England starting in Nottingham on Saturday. England lead the five-match series 2-0 after convincing wins.
Keisham Mizen Singh captured the Mr Thoubal title as W Sanjoy Singh won the junior crown, with N Dayananda Singh taking the men’s top fitness accolade on Sunday.
India captain Virat Kohli on Sunday became the top-ranked batsman in Test cricket for the first time in his career as he ended Australian Steven Smith's reign of nearly 32 months.
Fifty six gold-medal matches were decided as boxers from Imphal West, Bishnupur and Imphal East claimed the bulk of the yellow metal on offer on the penultimate day of the State Level Boxing Championships 2018.
India's Smriti Mandhana smashed 50 in just 18 balls playing for Western Storm against Loughborough Lightning in the KIA Super League to equal the record for the fastest women's T20 half century in women's cricket.
Ningkhan Hungyo of Kangpokpi and H Bonen Singh of Imphal East will meet in the senior men’s 49kg final of the State Level Boxing Championship, following their semifinal triumphs on Sunday.
SWC, Khongman put up a strong show on the concluding day of the 14th Governor’s Cup State Fencing Championships to leapfrog UPAA, Kyamgei in medal count and emerge overall team champions of the five-day competition that wrapped up on Sunday.
Ace sport climber of Manipur Maibam Chingkheinganba is among the three-member Indian team for the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia.
A revamped BCCI’s domestic season for 2018-19 will see Manipur among the nine newly added teams for Ranji Trophy which begins in November.
Bengaluru FC skipper Sunil Chhetri put pen to paper on a fresh one-year deal at the Indian Super League (ISL) club, the Blues announced on Tuesday.
Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard combined to secureBelgium’s best performance at a World Cup as they edged England 2-0 in the third-place play-off in St Petersburg on Saturday.
Manipur scored in both halves to beat Odisha 2-1 in the final of the Sub-Junior Girls’ National Football Championship 2018 at Cuttack, Odisha, on Thursday.
Returning to action after a long lay-off of nearly two years due to injury, India’s premier gymnast Dipa Karmakar clinched the gold medal in the vault event of FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup at Mersin, Turkey today.
World champion weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu is likely to compete in the 49kg at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics instead of her current 48kg category.
Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann scored as France advanced to a World Cup semi-final against either Belgium or Brazil after easing past Uruguay on Friday.
Lokesh Rahul made a brilliant unbeaten 101 to lead India to a crushing eight-wicket victory over England in the first Twenty20 international in Manchester on Tuesday.
Brazil roared in the World Cup quarter-finals with a 2-0 victory over Mexico on Monday as Neymar shone with a goal and an assist that dumped the central Americans out at the last-16 stage for the seventh straight occasion.
France pipped Argentina 4-3 in a classic encounter to enter the quarter-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup here on Saturday. Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappé (64th, 68th minutes) played a major role in France's victory.
Five-time world champion M.C. Mary Kom has decided to opt out of the Indian boxing squad for the 2018 Asian Games, which was announced here on Friday.
Shiva Thapa (60kg) claimed a place in the Indian boxing team for the Asian Games after winning the trials, where Sarjubala Devi clinched the 51kg spot in the women's squad -- a category that had been thrown open after M C Mary Kom pulled out of the equation due to a shoulder problem.
Uruguay finished the group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup atop Group A after defeating hosts Russia 3-0 at the Samara Arena on Monday.
Ace Indian archer Deepika Kumar shrugged off her poor run of form by clinching gold medal in the women's recurve event at the World Cup (Stage III) after a gap of six years beating Germany's Michelle Kroppen 7-3 to qualify for the circuit Final, later this year.
England's young and free-flowing team banished the ghost of past national failures with a record 6-1 thrashing of a feeble Panama on Sunday that included a hat-trick by Harry Kane and eased them into the last 16.
India continued their unbeaten run in the Champions Trophy hockey tournament and surprised Olympic champions Argentina 2-1 for a second consecutive win in the 37th and last edition of the prestigious tournament on Sunday.
Late strikes by Philippe Coutinho and Neymar gave Brazil their first win of the World Cup in thrilling fashion against Costa Rica in St. Petersburg on Friday and sent the Central Americans crashing out of the tournament.
Kylian Mbappe made history as France booked their place in the World Cup's knockout rounds with an unconvincing 1-0 Group C defeat of Peru. France were fortunate in their 2-1 opening win over Australia and they had slices of luck again at the Ekaterinburg Arena on Thursday.
Cristiano Ronaldo became Europe's all-time leading scorer as Portugal beat Morocco 1-0 in their FIFA World Cup Group B match here at the Luzhniki Stadium here on Wednesday.
L Sarita Devi and Sh Sarjubala Devi prevailed in their respective bouts on Wednesday to earn their places in the quarterfinals of the Ulaanbaatar Cup Championship in Mogolia.
Yuya Osako exacted sweet revenge for Japan on Tuesday as the Blue Samurai beat Colombia 2-1, becoming the first Asian side ever to beat a South American team at the World Cup. Osako's 73rd-minute winner meant the Japanese avenged their 4-1 mauling in the group stages of Brazil 2014 as Colombia played with a man down for 86 minutes in Saransk.
The Indian womens team ended their Spain tour on a bright note as they defeated the hosts 4-1 in the fifth and final match at the Consejo Superior de Deportes Hockey Stadium here.
Defending champions Germany crashed to defeat in their first game at the World Cup on Sunday as an enterprising Mexico refused to be intimidated and came away 1-0 winners in a thrill-packed Group F opener.
Sweden won an opening World Cup game for the first time since 1958 and ended their worrying goal drought with a 1-0 victory over South Korea that was a must-win if they want to progress from a tricky-looking Group F.
Russian President Vladimir Putin declared the FIFA World Cup open after a colourful opening ceremony at the 81,000-seater Luzhniki Stadium here on Thursday.
Nongmaithem Yubaraj Singh of IEDRA hogged the limelight with four top podium finishes on the fifth day of the 28th All Manipur Shooting Competition on Wednesday.
Surjakanta’s heroics steered United Chikim Federation to a comfortable 4-1 victory over New Lamka YC in their quarterfinal encounter at the Raja Goukhothang Guite Football Memorium on Monday at Lamka Public Ground, Churachandpur.
India lifted the four-nation Intercontinental Cup at the Mumbai Football Arena on Sunday after beating Kenya by 2-0 in the finals. Skipper Sunil Chhetri bagged both goals for India in the first-half (8' and 29') as the Harambee Stars tasted defeat in the finals.
MNLTCA, Maklang made the most of the first day of the 12th Imphal West District Thang-Ta Competition which got underway at Maklong Bazar Community Hall, Imphal West.
Leading goal-scorer Chaoba hit a double as Tuiring Youth Organisation cruised into the quarterfinals with a 5-1 drubbing of FC Zomi Colony, while Headquarter SC ended Anpak FC’s dream campaign with a convincing 2-0 victory and claimed the remaining spot in the last eight.
Badminton Lamjing Lup (BLL)'s three-day Waikhom Shamu Memorial Thoubal District Open Cash Prize Badminton Tournament commenced on Wednesday, at Wangbal Indoor Stadium, Thoubal district.
Luwang Thang-Ta Academy (LTTA), Khurai Kongpal emerged overall team champions of the 13th Imphal East District Thang-Ta Competition as the two-day event for sub-junior, junior and senior boys and girls, and men and women concluded on Sunday at Khurai Kongpal Sajor Leikai Community Hall.
Dheeraj Singh, India’s young goalkeeping talent, has signed for Kerala Blasters ahead of the Indian Super League (ISL) 2018-19 season on Saturday. Dheeraj was previously training with the Scottish club Motherwell FC but was unable to sign with them due to the lack of a work permit.
VSAI beat AYMFA on penalties to win the 2nd RKFD Sangai Trophy Veterans’ Football Championship 2018 at Mapal Kangjeibung on Thursday.
Al-Ameen upstaged WYC by 40 runs to seal the Thoubal District Cricket T20 League title at Luwangpokpa Cricket Stadium here on Wednesday.
Both AYMFA and VSAI on Monday emerged victorious on penalties to set up summit clash of the Sangai Trophy Veterans’ Football Championship 2018.
Chennai Super Kings completed a fairytale comeback to the Indian Premier League by clinching their third title after defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets in the final on Sunday, in front of a packed Wankhede Stadium.
Both VSAC, Churachandpur and AYMFA, Yairipok overcame their opponents on penalties to reach the semifinals of the 2nd RKFD Sangai Trophy Veterans’ Football Championship on Friday.
Hindustan FC edged past TRAU FC 1-0 to begin their campaign in the Hero 2nd Division League final round on Thursday (May 24, 2018) at the FSV Arena in Bengaluru.
TRAU FC coach L. Nandakumar Singh aims to harness the momentum that propelled his side into the Hero 2nd Division League final round when they take on Hindustan FC in the opener on Thursday (May 24, 2018) at the FSV Arena in Bengaluru. The match will be kick-off at 1:30 pm.
IWDFA emerged champions of the 13th Sub-junior Girls Inter District Football Tournament as IEDFA and DFA Thoubal notched up contrasting wins in the last matches of the tournament played at the Artificial Turf Ground on Monday.
CYLC upstaged YPHU to seal the youth boys title, while Youth Club got the better of YPHU in the sub-junior boys final of the State Basketball Championships at Chingamakha on Sunday.
Chajing FC and Langol FC battled past their opponents in the Challenge Cup veterans’ football semifinals held at Mapal Kangjeibung on Thursday.
IWDFA and IEDFA strolled to thumping wins in the Sub-Junior Girls Inter District Football Tournament on Wednesday at the Artificial Turf Ground, Khuman Lampak.
Chajing FC and Langol FC battled their way into the semifinals of the Challenge Cup Veterans’ Football Tournament as both teams got the better of their opponents on penalties in the Monday’s quarterfinal fixtures.
State players won medals at the just concluded Asian Powerlifting Championship 2018 which was held at Udaipur, Rajasthan from May 1 to 6.
Imphal East dominated swimming event as the State Level Women Sports Competitions 2017-18 under Khelo India got underway at Khuman Lampak Sports Complex on Thursday.
Rafael Nadal claimed yet another clay title with a 6-2 6-1 demolition of Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Gold Coast Commonwealth Games gold medallist Saina Nehwal and H.S Prannoy entered the semi-finals while Kidambi Srikanth and Rio Olympics silver medallist P.V Sindhu crashed out of the Badminton Asia Championships here on Friday.
Following the gold medal winning feats of Saikhom Mirabai and Sanjita during the just concluded 21st Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast, Australia, the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has taken up steps to establish an elite weightlifting training unit at Khuman Lampak sports complex.
Dheeraj Singh, who was considered by many to be India’s find of the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017, has now seemingly moved one step closer to securing his dream of playing for a European club.
PSC, Khuyathong and Al-Ameen, Lilong won their quarterfinal matches with ease to set up semifinal clash of the 4th Plate Tournament.
Bengaluru FC ‘B’ rode on skipper Myron Mendes’ brace (6’, 59’) to beat TRAU FC 2-1 in a thrilling 2nd Division League encounter at the Khumam Lampak Main Stadium, in Imphal, on Saturday.
India’s overall medal tally at the 2018 Commonwealth Games has increased to 21 with ace pistol shooter Heena Sidhu winning gold in the women’s 25m pistol (Precision/Rapid) finals and para-powerlifter Sachin Chaudhary claiming bronze in the men’s heavyweight final on Tuesday.
India's mixed badminton team put up a commanding show to clinch its maiden gold medal, defeating three-time defending champions Malaysia 3-1 in the final of the event at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Monday.
Day four of the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast, Australia has seen two more gold medals for India in the shape of weightlifter Punam Yadav, who won gold in the women’s 69kg event; teenage shooting prodigy Manu Bhaker, who won the women’s 10m air pistol event; and women's table tennis team, who clinched the country’s third gold of the day; as well as a silver to the seasoned Heena Sidhu and bronze to shooter Ravi Kumar. Lifter Vikas Thakur added bonze in men's 94kg.
Indian weightlifters continued their golden run at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and added two more gold medals on Day 3 of the competition in Gold Coast on Saturday. India now have won four gold, one silver and one bronze, all coming through the lifters.
Chingkheihunba Polo Club (CPC) and Imphal Riding Club (IRC) sealed the 17th Governor’s Cup Polo Tournament titles on Thursday.
Riding on Prameshwori's twin strike, defending champions Eastern Sporting Union notched up a thrilling 3-2 win over Indira Gandhi Academy for Sports & Education in the opening fixture of the Hero Indian Women's League on Monday.
Stanley smashed a half-century as Kuki Sporting Club (KSC), Lambulane beat Cyclone, Thangmeiband by six runs to claim the 6th T20 Veteran Cricket Tournament title on Monday.
Indian Super League (ISL) outfit Mumbai City FC prevailed over All India Football Federation (AIFF)'s developmental side Indian Arrows 2-1 in extra time at the Kalinga Stadium here on Friday to set up a round-of-16 clash with East Bengal in a Super Cup qualifier.
A 20-member state team left Imphal on Thursday for the 72nd National Football Championship for Santosh Trophy 2017-18 (final round) which will take place on March 19 at Kolkata, West Bengal.
State bodybuilders returned home with two gold and a silver medals as L Rishikanta Singh was crowned champion of champions at the recently concluded 8th Eastern India Bodybuilding Contest 2018 held in Ordisha.
State powerlifters collected 12 medals at the Northeast Powerlifting Championship 2018 which wrapped up on Sunday at Silchar, Assam.
World medallists Gaurav Bidhuri and Shiva Thapa were the notable omissions, while the likes of M C Mary Kom and Vikas Krishan were picked in India’s boxing squad for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, selected for the first time without conventional trials, on Wednesday.
All Manipur Nupi Marup felicitated veteran players of the state who took part in the Indo-Bangladesh Masters Athletics Meet held at JN Stadium, New Delhi from February 14 to 17 at Rupmahal Theatre here Tuesday.
Despite suffering a humiliating 4-0 rout at the hands of FC Goa in their match on Sunday, FC Pune City have booked their place in the semi-finals of the Indian Super League (ISL) football for the first time ever, according to the league organisers.
India clinched the women's Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket series 3-1 after crushing South Africa by 54 runs in the fifth and final match here on Saturday.
An 86th-minute strike by Aryn Williams sealed a vital 1-0 win for NEROCA FC over Churchill Brothers in an I-League match at the Khuman Lampak Stadium, Imphal on Wednesday (February 14, 2018). Incidentally, the win for the Manipuri outfit makes the title-race more intriguing as they have now pitch-forked Minerva Punjab FC at the top.
Manipur edged out a spirited Railways side 2-1 in the 2nd semi-final of the 23rd Senior Women’s National Football Championship at the Barabati Stadium here in Cuttack on Monday.
Debutants Neroca FC squandered an opportunity to provisionally go top of the table as they were held to an entertaining 0-0 draw by defending champions Aizawl FC in an I-League encounter at the Khuman Lampak Main Stadium here on Saturday.
Manipur added five medals including two gold on Wednesday to move up to fifth place in the medal table of the Khelo India School Games.
Defender Varney Kallon Kiatamba's strike in the 43rd minute of the match helped NEROCA FC register a crucial win over Gokulam Kerala FC on Sunday in Imphal. The Manipuri side go top of the table after today's win.
Promising opener Manjot Kalra played a starring role with an unbeaten century as India overpowered Australia by eight wickets in the final to claim the ICC U19 World Cup for a record fourth time here on Saturday.
M C Mary Kom claimed a gold but the Indian men's juggernaut was denied a complete sweep by traditional powerhouses Cuba and Uzbekistan on an exciting final day of the India Open boxing tournament, here on Thursday.
MC Mary Kom (49kg) and Shiva Thapa (60kg) were among the prominent names assured of medals as host nation continued to dominate the ring in the $100,000 India Open boxing tournament for men and women on Tuesday.
Roger Federer powered home to beat Marin Cilic in five sets to win his sixth Australian Open and 20th Grand Slam title in a riveting final on Sunday.
Chief minister N Biren felicitated World record holder and World Champion weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu and extended cash incentive of Rs 20 lakh to her in a solemn function held at Chief Minister’s Office on Saturday.
Shillong Lajong FC rode on early goals to stun Neroca FC 2-0 in an I-League match here on Wednesday.
South Korean star Chung Hyeon dumped six-time champion Novak Djokovic out of the Australian Open on Monday in a sensational fourth round upset.
The heat wasn't a factor for Rafael Nadal this time against Damir Dzumhur, despite the searing temperature causing trouble for players earlier Friday at the Australian Open.
Both state teams Manipur (Thangjing) and Manipur (Marjing) had a dismal start on the first day of the 3rd Manipur Statehood Day Women’s Polo Tournament as Kenya and Australia emerged easy winners on the opening day of the competition at Mapal Kangjeibung.
NEROCA extended their unbeaten run to eight games on Tuesday evening as they defeated the young guns of Luis Norton de Matos. Anwar Ali registered an own-goal in the 18th minute and a strike Felix Odili Chidi in the final minute of the match ensured NEROCA walked away with full points from the Tilak Maidan.
Two state boxers have won gold and silver medals in the 7th Nation Cup, which was held in Sombor, Serbia from January 9 to 15.
X-Polo Club upstaged MPSC-B to emerge champions of the 34th State Level Polo Tournament on Sunday. Tentha Polo Club won the U16 junior boys’ event.
Former world silver-medallist Sarjubala Devi (48kg), representing Manipur, claimed the gold as well as the best boxer trophy even as the Railways Sports Promotion Board emerged overall champions in the National Women's Boxing Championships on Saturday.
Former world and Asian champion L Sarita Devi (60kg), world silver-medallist Sonia Lather (57kg), Sarjubala Devi (48kg) and Shashi Chopra advanced to the finals of the National Women's Boxing Championships on Thursday.
MPSC-A and X-Polo Club were the first two teams to move into the semifinals of the men’s State Polo Tournament on Wednesday, while Khurai Polo Club-A beat KRYPSA to progress to the quarterfinals.
Coimbatore witnessed a goalless affair on Tuesday evening between Chennai City and NEROCA as the two sides hesitated taking risks to open the scoring.
The 8th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2018 has kicked off at Khuman Lampak Hockey Stadium in Khuman Lampak Sports Complex here on Sunday.
Singam Subash Singh scored a brace to help NEROCA FC register a 2-1 win over Indian Arrows and move up to the second position in the Hero I-League on Friday.
Debutants NEROCA FC will be aiming to keep up their unbeaten run to six successive matches when they host a young Indian Arrows in their third home game I-League here tomorrow.
An all-out aggressive East Bengal blanked Indian Arrows 2-0 in a one-sided I-League contest at the Ambedkar Stadium here on Tuesday.
Manipur wrapped up their campaign with five medals including a gold in team event at the 28th Senior National Fencing Championship held at Solapur, Maharashtra on Tuesday.
India took time but eventually chased down the modest target of 136 runs in 19.2 overs to beat Sri Lanka by five wickets in the third and final Twenty20 International at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on Sunday. The hosts completed 3-0 series whitewash with the thrilling victory.
Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal took 7 wickets between them as India beat Sri Lanka by 88 runs to take an unassailable 2-0 lead at Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore on Friday.
NorthEast United FC lost 0-2 to Mumbai City FC to suffer another home setback in Indian Super League at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium on Wednesday.
Penalty kicks decided both quarterfinal matches on Sunday as SSU and DM-RAU rose to the contests to complete the last-four line-up of the Shaheed Manoranjan Memorial CRPF Football Tournament at Artificial Turf Ground.
Rio Olympics silver-medallist PV Sindhu on Saturday entered the title round of the women’s singles in the USD one million Dubai Superseries Finals after beating Chen Yufei of China in the semi-finals on Saturday.
Neroca FC kickstarted its home campaign with a thrilling 2-1 victory over Chennai City FC in what was a perfect team effort. Lalit Thapa’s heroics under the woodwork, Varney Kallon’s opener in the 26th minute and Ngangom Ronald Singh’s 90th-minute winner perfectly summed up the Manipuri outfit’s performance on Thursday as it outsmarted Chennai City FC at the Khuman Lampak Stadium in Manipur.
Manipur’s bowlers skittled Meghalaya for just 74 in the latter’s second innings to come from a first innings deficit to win by 27 runs on an exciting third and final day of the Round 3 U-16 Vijay Merchant Trophy match at the MCA Cricket Ground here today.
NC Club ensured their place in the quarterfinals of the Saheed Manoranjan Singh Football Tournament with a 3-2 win over SAI Utlou on Wednesday, while AIM comfortably beat KPSC Kakching in another action.
MTFC Leimakhong produced a clinical display of attacking football to overpower UPSA 5-1, while NEROCA FC beat MPSC on penalties on the second day of the 8th Shaheed Manoranjan Singh Memorial CRPF State Football Tournament at Artificial Turf Ground on Tuesday.
TRAU eked out a slender 1-0 win over NISA as the 8th Shaheed Manoranjan Singh Memorial CRPF State Open Football Tournament kicked off at Artificial Turf Ground on Monday.
Janshi Maisnam won the women’s title at the Mr Manipur Khamba State Level Bodybuilding Championship 2017 held at GM Hall on Sunday.
Two first-half goals from Felix Chidi (23rd minute), Pritam Singh (43') and a sublime header from Ronald Singh (90'+4') in injury time summed up a pristine 3-0 win for Neroca FC to open their account in the ongoing I-League 2017-18, overcoming Gokulam Kerala FC who are now left winless in their first three fixtures in their debut season.
Udit Gogoi and Bhakti Parwani claimed the U-16 boys and girls’ singles titles of the MATA-AITA Super Series as the tennis competition came to a close on Friday at Officers’ Club, Lamphelpat.
Goalkeeper Akash Chikte put up a superlative show as India edged past Olympic silver medallists Belgium 3-2 via penalty shootout to enter the semi-finals of the FIH Hockey World League (HWL) Final here on Wednesday.
Manipur’s U-19 girls emerged overall team champions in the 63rd National School Games Wushu Competition on Tuesday at Guwahati, Assam.
Manipur’s trio of Haobam Bushan, Rahul Pamei and Sagolsem Bhicky all advanced in the opening day of the MATA-AITA Super Series 2017 which got underway at Officers’ Club, Lamphelpat.
Here comes weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu. She is among the new breed of sportspersons from a tiny state, Manipur, which has a population less than three million.
In a most strongly contested match India B, Manipur defeated Argentina 7-6 to lift the winner’s trophy of the 11th Manipur Polo International 2017. The final match saw a record turn out of spectators who got the worth of their time as it proved to be a cracker of a match, played at a very fast pace with both the teams putting their all in offence and defense to secure a win.
India B (Manipur) will fight it out with Argentina in the final of the 11th Manipur Polo International 2017. In the two semi final matches played today at the Mapal Kangjeibung, Argentina outclassed England 10-5, while Manipur overcame a spirited challenge from USA to emerge 7-6 winner.
It was gold rush for India at the AIBA World Women's Youth Boxing Championships with the country's pugilists grabbing five top positions to finish overall champions for the first time, on Sunday.
India B represented by Manipur trounced Moroco 15-2 in its second and final league match to emerge winners of Group A on the 5th day of the 11th Manipur Polo International 2017 at Mapal Kangjiebung today.
Argentina, a 10 goals team, justified their higher handicap by comprehensively beating India A by 10-5.The match looked evenly poised in the Ist chukker with both the teams sharing honours equally but from the 2nd chukker onwards the India A team was reduced to playing ‘catch up’ game with the distance increasing with every chukker.
On the third day of the 11th Manipur Polo International, England gave a severe beating to Morocco, pumping in 16 goals, a record number of goals scored by any country in this tournament so far. Phil Sellers, who was in excellent form in this match today, accounted for an incredible seven goals alone while Ben Eeley contributed five goals to the team’s tally.
India B comprising players from Manipur thrashed England 8-3 in the opening match of the 11th Manipur Polo International, 2017 with L Atangba firing in four goals. P Ojit scored two goals while T Pradeepkumar and Bimol Singh contributed one each to the final tally for Manipur.
The 11th edition of I-League, India's premeier football league, was launched here on Tuesday.
Chinese shuttlers claimed three titles - men's singles, women's doubles and mixed doubles - in the finals of World Superseries Premier Tahoe China Open here on Sunday.
Defending champion PV Sindhu sailed into the quarterfinals but newly-crowned National champions Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy crashed out of the China Open Super Series Premier, here on Thursday.
AGENCIES SHANGHAI, 15th Nov: Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy entered round two of the singles events at the China Open Super Series Premier, after registering contrasting victories on Wednesday.
Manipur Police Sports Club-A and X-Polo Club swept their way to the semifinals of the N Hazari & Dr N Tombi State Polo Tournament, with easy wins over their respective opponents on Monday.
A total of 40 goals were scored across three games as X-Polo Club, Manipur Police Sports Club-B and Samadon Ayangba Polo Club all cruised into the quarterfinals of the N Hazari & DR N Tombi State Polo Tournament on Saturday.
"Every medal I have won is a story of struggle"
Star Indian boxer M.C. Mary Kom defeated Hyang Mi Kim of North Korea in the women's 48kg category to clinch gold at the Asian Boxing Championship here on Wednesday.
Five-time World Champion M.C. Mary Kom and former Asian Championship silver medallist Sonia Lather kept Indias flag flying high in the Asian Boxing Championships, cruising into the finals of their respective weight categories here on Tuesday.
The Indian women's hockey team beat China 5-4 in a penalty shootout to win the Asia Cup in Japan on Sunday. This is India's first Asia Cup in 13 years and they now qualify for the World Cup in 2018 as Asian champions.
The celebrated MC Mary Kom led the charge by assuring herself of a sixth medal at the Asian women's Boxing Championships as three Indians entered the semi-finals of the continental showpiece on Saturday.
The Indian women's team has reached the final of the 2017 Asia Cup, beating hosts and defending champions Japan 4-2 in a closely contested semi-final in Kakamgigahara on Friday to set up a rematch of the 2009 summit clash against China.
Manipur, Chandigarh, Odisha and Maharashtra all made it to the semifinals of the Sub-Juniors Girls National Football Championship, following their quarterfinal triumphs on Thursday.
India came up with an all-round performance to thrash China 4-1 in their second Pool A match of the womens hockey Asia Cup 2017 at the Kakamigahara Kawasaki Stadium here on Monday.
India's Kidambi Srikanth's dream season continued as he brushed aside the challenge of Japan's Kenta Nishimoto in straight games to win the French Open Super Series men's singles title, on Sunday.
England came from two goals down to defeat European champions Spain 5-2 and win their first-ever FIFA U-17 World Cup title in front of 66,684 at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium in Kolkata, India, on Saturday.
Talismanic striker Rhian Brewster fired his second hat-trick on the trot as England marched to their maiden Under-17 FIFA World Cup final with a clinical 3-1 win over Brazil at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan here on Wednesday.
Three state powerlifters Ch Soniya, Keisham Linda Mangang and K Thoibi earned medals in the Eastern India Powerlifting Championship 2017 at Howrah, Kolkata on Tuesday.
Heena Sidhu and Jitu Rai gave the Indian campaign at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Final a golden start as they won the 10m air pistol mixed team event here on Tuesday.
Rhian Brewster scored a hattrick as England thrashed USA 4-1 to enter their maiden FIFA U-17 World Cup semi-final on Saturday.
Ace defender Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam made her comeback after recovering from a knee injury as she was on Monday named in the Indian women's hockey squad for the ninth Women's Asia Cup which starts from October 28 in Kakamigahara City, Japan.
European powerhouse Germany bounced back from their shock defeat in the previous match as they beat African side Guinea 3-1 to qualify for the knockout round of the FIFA U-17 World Cup here on Friday.
Ghana rode on a brace by skipper Eric Ayiah to enter the knockout stages with a 4-0 win over India in their Group A match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup here on Thursday.
India are bracing up for another tough test against Ghana here on Thursday as they need a win by a big margin to keep their hopes alive for qualification to the Round-of-16 of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup.
Iran booked their place in the Round of 16 at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 with a convincing 4-0 victory over Germany in Goa on Tuesday evening.
PARAGUAY REACH LAST 16, USA TOP OF GROUP A
Jeakson Thounaojam scores India's first goal in World Cup
Two second-half goals by Juan Penaloza gave Colombia a 2-1 victory over India in an entertaining FIFA U-17 World Cup encounter in New Delhi on Monday evening.
The highly-rated Jadon Sancho was at the heart of the action all night, as an impressive England ran out to a comfortable 4-0 win over a sluggish Chilean side in Group F in Kolkata. The South American runners-up were seldom in the match against their European counterparts, and they fell behind in just the fifth minute after Sancho beat two defenders and set up Callum Hudson-Odoi all alone in front of the goalkeeper.
Noah Awuku scored a late winner as Germany defeated a spirited Costa Rica 2-1 in their Group C match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup at the Fatorda Stadium on Saturday.
India's campaign at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup got off to a poor start as they suffered a 0-3 defeat to the United States in a Group A match here on Friday.
The annals of sport are replete with tales of unfancied teams going on to perform miracles against higher rated opposition. The India U-17 football squad will be eager to script their own fairy tale when the FIFA U-17 World Cup gets rolling here on Friday.
For India, a save can be as much as a goal at the FIFA U-17 World Cup. There is no denying that India are among the weakest teams in the group and will find themselves pinned inside their own half, for most part.
Wildcard Maria Sharapova claimed her second consecutive three-set victory at the China Open on Tuesday, as she outlasted fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, to advance to the third round.
Muvanlai Athletics put their slow start to the State League behind them by roaring to a 5-3 win over NISA, while AIM swept aside YPHU 3-0 in Monday’s fixtures.
Spain's Rafael Nadal and Switzerland's Roger Federer, arguably the two greatest tennis players of all time, had done just about everything in their sport prior -- except play doubles on the same side of the net.
New world number one Garbine Muguruza overpowered France's Caroline Garcia 6-2, 6-4 on Friday to reach the semi-finals of the Pan Pacific Open.
BDHA had an easy day while PHAM held on to register a 2-1 win over YCCIC in the 1st President’s Cup Hockey Championship for U14 boys and girls on Friday.
Olympic badminton medallists P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth, H.S. Prannoy and the mixed doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponappa advanced to the second round of Japan Open Superseries here on Wednesday.
Rafa Nadal has long been king of the Paris clay but he was just as dominant on New York hardcourt on Sunday as he collected grand slam title number 16 with a clinical demolition of Kevin Anderson in the U.S. Open final.
Sloane Stephens brushed aside Madison Keys 6-3, 6-0 here to win her first US Open women's singles title, putting an exclamation mark on her stunningly successful return to the WTA Tour this summer.
World No. 1 Rafael Nadal of Spain and Kevin Anderson of South Africa defeated their respective opponents to enter the men's singles final of the US Open tennis tournament here.
Manipur ended a 20-year drought by winning the championship title of the North East Zone Inter-State Badminton Championships 2017 at Aizawl on Saturday.
Americans Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys, both struggling with serious injuries just three months ago, advanced to their first Grand Slam final at the US Open.
Rafael Nadal demolished Andrey Rublev on Wednesday to reach a sixth US Open semi-final. World number one Nadal, the 2010 and 2013 champion, brushed aside Russian 19-year-old Rublev 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 in just 97 minutes.
The closer Rafael Nadal gets to a potential long-awaited U.S. Open matchup with Roger Federer, the better he is playing. Nadal easily returned to the tournament quarterfinals for the first time in four years by routing Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-2, 6-4, 6-1 on Monday.
Maria Sharapova rolled into the last 16 at the US Open by overpowering US teen Sofia Kenin on Friday while a wide-open side of the men's draw lost 2014 champion Marin Cilic.
Denmark's Viktor Axelsen ended Lin Dan's dream of a record sixth men's singles title at the World Badminton Championships with victory in Sunday's final in Glasgow.
Floyd Mayweather outclassed Conor McGregor with a 10th-round stoppage here on Saturday to win their money-spinning superfight and clinch his 50th straight victory.
Lin Dan stayed on course for a record-breaking sixth men's singles title at the World Championships in Glasgow with a straight games quarter-final win over Hong Kong's Wong Wing Ki Vincent in Glasgow.
Another state bodybuilder won laurels for India as Arambam Boby flexed his way to title at the 51st Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championships at Seoul, South Korea on Thursday.
Indian Female footballer Oinam Bembem Devi brings laurels to the state by becoming the second woman from India to be awarded with the prestigious Arjuna Award. Also famously known as the ‘Durga of Indian Football’, Bembem is the 25th footballer to have won the award, the last being Subrata Pal in 2016. In addition, she has also won the AIFF Woman Footballer Award twice, in 2001 and 2013.
Goals galore as MPSC and KRYPHSA romped past their opponents on the first day of the pre-qualifying round of the Indian Women’s League at Artificial Turf Ground, Khuman Lampak.
As the Indian football team prepares for the tri-nation series in Mumbai, starting August 19, India winger Jackichand Singh said the tournament was important for the AFC Asian Cup qualifier against Macau on September 5.
Ace shooter N Indrasini grabbed a total of six shooting medals as she rounded off her medal haul with a silver and a bronze on Wednesday at the World Police and Fire Games being held in Los Angeles, USA.
Three games remaining but the Imphal East Super Division Football League already has RAU as the League winners following their 3-0 hammering of NIVSO on Monday.
Competitors from Manipur made their mark on Day 7 of the 2017 World Police and Fire Games, scooping eight medals including five gold for India at Los Angeles, California, USA.
HLTA, Singjamei led the metal tally on the first day of the 27th State Thang-Ta Competition at Khuman Lampak Indoor Stadium on Saturday.
AGENCIES MONTREAL, 10th Aug: A rejuvenated Roger Federer believes he is still reaping the benefits of his extended break from tennis after a comfortable opening victory at the ATP Montreal Masters gave him his best start to a season since 2006.
A delightful goal by Isco proved the difference as Real Madrid survived a Manchester United fightback to win 2-1 and lift the UEFA Super Cup in the Macedonian capital of Skopje on Tuesday.
CHRONICLE BUREAU IMPHAL, 8th Aug: Manipur will square off against hosts Odisha in the final of the Junior Girls National Football Championship, following their semifinal victories on Tuesday at Barabati Stadium.
A brace from Vivianne Miedema led hosts Netherlands to a 4-2 win over Denmark and their first women's Euro title in Enschede on Sunday.
Manipur eased their way into the semifinals of the Junior Girls National Football Championship, following a 12-0 hammering of Tamil Nadu at Barabati Stadium, Odisha, on Saturday.
Spin twins Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja took three wickets each to help India thrash Sri Lanka by 304 runs in the opening Test and take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series at the Galle International Stadium here on Saturday.
Manipur got off to a resounding start as they humbled Telangana in their campaign opener in the Junior Girls National Football Championship at Barabati Stadium, Odisha on Saturday.
Toni Duggan and Nikita Parris struck early in each half as England made it three wins from three at the Women's European Championship to set up a blockbuster quarter-final against France.
Brazil's Etiene Medeiros won the women's 50m backstroke gold at the world championships on Thursday in a desperately tight final which she won on the wall.
Six uncapped players have been named in the Manpreet Singh-led Indian hockey squad for the tour of Belgium and Netherlands.
Jordan Morris's late strike lifted the United States to a 2-1 victory over Jamaica on Wednesday in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final.
RK Roshan Singh, Nepram Roshan Singh and Shodhan Rai all muscled their way to men’s bodybuilding titles as 15 other events were also decided in the National Level Natural Bodybuilding & Fitness Championship 2017 being held at the auditorium of College of Agriculture, CAU, on Thursday.
Asian silver-medallist Shiva Thapa (60kg) and Gaurav Bidhuri entered the finals while five other Indians made the semifinals at the Grand Prix Usti Nad Labem boxing tournament in Czech Republic.
Ace shuttler and Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu was on Thursday appointed as Deputy Collector, a Group-1 service post, in the Andhra Pradesh government.
Holders Germany beat Russia 2-0 to set up a women's Euro quarter-final clash with Denmark while Sweden also advanced to the knockout phase despite losing 3-2 to Italy on Tuesday. In Utrecht, Babett Peter scored from the spot on 10 minutes and captain Dzsenifer Marozsan converted another penalty in the 56th minute to hand a dominant Germany victory.
Centuries from opener Shikhar Dhawan (190) and one-down Cheteshwar Pujara (144 not out) helped India reach 399/3 at stumps on the opening day of the first of the three-Test cricket series against Sri Lanka here on Wednesday.
Maisnam Meiraba Luwang won the men’s singles event title of the State Badminton Championships, while it was double delight for Bidyasagar Salam who walked home with both U19 and U17 boys’ singles trophies as Moirangthem Priya Devi took the U13 girls’ singles crown on
Hosts Netherlands beat neighbours Belgium 2-1 to advance to the women's Euro quarter-finals alongside Denmark, who edged 2013 runners-up Norway 1-0 in Group A on Monday.
In a deal that will send shock waves around the world of football, Spanish giants Real Madrid have agreed a fee to sign Monaco superstar Kylian Mbappe from Monaco FC, according to Spanish media reports.
Kemar Lawrence scored in the 88th minute to give Jamaica a shocking 1-0 upset of defending champion Mexico on Sunday in a CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-final match.
It was a case of 'so near and yet so far' for India as they suffered a spectacular middle and lower order batting collapse to lose by nine runs to England in a nail-biting final of the ICC Women's World Cup here on Sunday.
Bishnupur were crowned senior team champions of the 36th Inter District Badminton Championship, while Imphal West clinched the junior team championship title on Sunday.
With less than 100 days to go for the first ever FIFA World Cup to be hosted by India, head coach of the Indian U-17 World Cup Team Luis Norton de Matos believes that the hosts are looking forward to make an impression once the World Cup kicks-off in October.
Radhakrishna Foundation School, Churachandpur and Affros A Hr Sec School, Imphal East will clash for the U17 boys’ title of the State Inter District Subroto Mukerjee Football Tournament, while Utlou High School, Bishnupur will meet Union Model Academy, Imphal East in the U14 final.
New I-League entrants NEROCA FC on Friday unveiled their new strip, ahead of the state premier club’s debut at the league season 2017-2018. The event was held at the Classic Grande with 22 players of the club sporting their new shirts.
Shinji Kagawa has signed a new three-year contract at Borussia Dortmund, with his old deal having been due to expire next summer. Japan international Kagawa committed himself to Dortmund until 2020 just hours after the Bundesliga club touched down in Tokyo for the first leg of their Asia preseason tour.
Staying with the tradition of the last few months, BCCI’s appointment of the next Indian coach too was a dragged-out controversy that lasted two whole days.
Reeling from heart-breaking defeats in their previous matches, both India and Australia will take the field on Wednesday at Bristol with the singular objective to seal a place in the semi-finals of the ongoing ICC Women’s World Cup 2017.
15 year old state climber Maibam Chingkheinganba has done it again! And this time he has bagged gold medal in the Asian Youth Sport Climbing Championships held at Singapore in male youth B speed discipline.
Chris Gayle could not have asked for a better place to make a comeback for the West Indies. The Jamaican will be ‘home’ at Sabina Park and the ‘Universal Boss’ of world cricket wants to make that count.
The Indian National Football Team achieved its best-ever FIFA Ranking since February 1996 as they were ranked 96 in the July FIFA Rankings.
India’s Manpreet Kaur claimed the gold medal in the women’s shot put, while defending champion Vikas Gowda failed to retain his title in the men’s discus throw event on the opening day of the Asian Athletics Championships at the Kalinga Stadium on Thursday.
Ravi Shastri has formally applied for the post of India cricket team’s chief coach. Shastri confirmed to Hindustan Times that he has sent in his application to the Board of Control for Cricket in India, which has kept July 9 as the deadline.
Germany outclassed Mexico 4-1 to enter the final of the Confederations Cup football tournament here. Leon Goretzka (6th, 8th minutes) struck in quick succession to give the Germans the upper hand in the early stages of Thursday evening's semi-final, reports Sputnik news agency.
Riding on a strong batting display by opener Smriti Mandhana and skipper Mithali Raj, India sealed a comfortable seven-wicket victory over West Indies in a group match of the ICC Women's World Cup at the County Ground here on Thursday.
CHIKL overcame YDO 3-2 while MPSC and BMSC settled for a 1-1 draw in Wednesday’s fixtures of the Imphal West Super Division Football League at SKYC Ground, Awang Sekmai. CHIKL started strongly with an 8th-minute opener from Sh Netrajit but N Olen put YDO back into the game when he equalised in the 28th minute.
The cash-rich Indian Super League has been finally granted official recognition by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), meaning there will be two national leagues in the country from 2017-18.
Commonwealth Games silver-winner L Devendro Singh (52kg) assured himself of his first international medal of the year by advancing to the semifinals of the Ulaanbaatar Cup boxing tournament in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on Thursday.
The BCCI will be getting USD 405 million as per the International Cricket Council’s revenue sharing model, which was agreed during the apex body’s annual conference in London.
Indian boxing star Vijender Singh will meet Zulpikar Maimaitiali of China in his next professional bout here in August. The bout, between WBO Asia Pacific Super middleweight champion Vijender Singh and WBO Oriental Super middleweight champion Zulpikar Maimaitiali will be a double title affair.
Having already secured their berth in the quarter-finals, India will face their first big test when they take on higher-ranked Netherlands in their final Pool B game of the Hockey World League (HWL) Semifinal here on Tuesday.
After 15 games, we are back down to the opening game for two teams – India and Pakistan. And what a fitting way to end things for the fans and the cricketing world.
India cantered to a nine-wicket win over Bangladesh in a lopsided second semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy at the Edgbaston Stadium here on Thursday, setting up a clash with arch-rivals Pakistan in the final.
Vadodara's young racer Mira Erda will become the first Indian female driver to compete in one of the highest classes of Formula Racing in the country after signing up for the Euro JK series in the upcoming JK Tyre- FMSCI National Racing Championship.
Defending champions India here on Sunday rode on a superb display by their bowlers to thump South Africa by eight wickets and become the first team from Group B to enter the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy cricket tournament.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid beat Juventus 4-1 in a memorable Champions League final full of attacking verve and brilliant goals on Saturday as the Spaniards won the title for the third time in four years and 12th in all.
Imphal West made the most of the Day 5’s bouts at the State Boxing Championship with 11 gold medals as Bishnupur and Thoubal were second and third in Tuesday’s gold medal collection
NEROCA FC celebrated their 2nd Division League title with a resounding 4-1 win over Southern Samity in their final league game at Khuman Lampak Main Stadium on Sunday.
Neroca FC are on the cusp of lifting the Second Division League silverware as the first Manipur-outfit to attain the enormous feat.
Altogether 18 boxers made it to the semifinals of the State Level Boxing Championship on Saturday.
India's new vice-captain Chinglensana Singh says he is ready to shoulder the responsibility with the Hockey World League Semifinal next month.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is on the look out for a new coach for Virat Kohli and his troops as Anil Kumble's tenure as the head coach of the team will come to an end following the end of Champions Trophy 2017 on June 18.
Three new state records were set on Day 4 of the 27th All Manipur Shooting Competition at the Khuman Lampak Shooting Range on Wednesday.
Bracing up to the host the FIFA Under-17 World Cup, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) has vowed to raise the bar for other federations to embrace and emulate.
North Eastern Re-Organising Cultural Association Football Club (NEROCA FC) have won the 2016/17 edition of 2nd Division I-League and are on their way to the I-League for the very first time in their history.
Chelsea celebrated their title and captain John Terry's last game at Stamford Bridge with a 5-1 defeat of relegated Sunderland on Sunday , bringing their season's Premier League win tally to a record 30 games.
Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Friday launched football balloon for FIFA Under-17 World Cup 2017 at Connaught Palace, New Delhi as chief guest.
The India U-17 World Cup squad stunned their fancied Italian counterparts 2-0 in Arizo, Italy on Friday. The win epitomises the grit and determination of the Indian Colts who have been grinding together since February 2013.
The visiting FIFA technical delegation, after going around the main stadium and the practice facilities here on Thursday, have expressed satisfaction with the city as one of the venues for the U-17 World Cup.
Chajing FC shrugged off an early deficit against Eimi FC to clinch the 19th Challenge Cup veterans’ football tournament title on Tuesday.
NEROCA FC overcame early jitters to pull off a 2-1 success against Fateh Hyderabad AFC in their fourth home match of the I-League 2nd Division at Khuman Lampak Main Stadium on Sunday.
Eimi FC, Langol overcame FC Wangkhem on penalties to earn their place in the final of the 19th Challenge Cup veterans’ football tournament on Thursday.
DSK Shivajians FC rode on a brace by Spanish import Juan Barraso to defeat Bengaluru FC 2-0 in a Group B match of the 38th edition of the Federation Cup football tournament at the Barabati Stadium here on Wednesday.
No surprises in the Indian squad for the upcoming Champions Trophy with the selectors deciding to back the experienced Ajinkya Rahane over youngster Rishabh Pant.
KRYPHSA will face ESU in the girls’ final while Imphal East Club and Thoubal Club will square off for the boys’ title of the ‘Ooraj’ CAPF U-19 Talent Hunt Football Tournament. The finalists compete for the top honours at Khuman Lampak Main Stadium on Wednesday, May 10.
Recently crowned Hero I-League Champions Aizawl FC came from two goals down to register an impressive 3-2 win against Chennai City FC at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack, Odisha on Sunday in the 38th edition of the ongoing Hero Federation Cup.
NEROCA FC rode on Thangjam Saran’s late goal to maintain their grip at the top of the final round table of the Second Division League.
Heena Sidhu settled for the bronze medal in the Womens 10m Air Pistol category of the 48th Grand Prix of Liberation Plzen Shooting championships here on Sunday.
India's Ajay Jayaram caused an upset, while P.V. Sindhu had an easy start, though Saina Nehwal, H.S. Prannoy and the doubles pairs exited the Badminton Asia Championships on the opening day here on Wednesday.
Acclaimed Indian goalkeeper Subrata Paul was on Tuesday provisionally suspended after failing a dope test but has vowed to prove himself innocent by going for the confirmatory 'B' sample test.
All eyes will be on women's singles specialists P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal as they carry India's hopes in the Badminton Asia Championships, starting here at the Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium on Wednesday.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) rode on a brilliant batting effort from Manish Pandey and Yusuf Pathan to beat Delhi Daredevils by four wickets in a thrilling Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match at the Feroz Shah Kotla here on Monday.
East Bengal head coach Trevor Morgan on Monday resigned from his post following the club's debacle in the ongoing I-League, where they crashed out of the title race after suffering four consecutive defeats.
Tottenham Hotspur's tenacious chase of leaders Chelsea continued as they claimed a 12th consecutive Premier League home win with a 4-0 rout of Bour-nemouth on Saturday to cut the gap to four points.
Shillong Lajong FC held Mohun Bagan to a 1-1 draw in a fiercely contested I-League encounter here on Wednesday afternoon. Bagan drew first blood in the 75th minute when Jeje Lalpekhlua found the back of the net with a chip shot to score his fifth goal of this edition of the I-League.
After three defeats, the Indian women's football team notched up a consola-tion win as they beat Hong Kong 2-0 in their final group match of the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers on Tuesday.
India defeat-ed Chile in the shoot-out in a pulsating contest to win the Women's Hockey World League Round 2 and qualify for the World League Semi-final.
Skipper Suresh Raina led from the front with a half century while Dinesh Karthik added the fireworks later on as Gujarat Lions posted 183/4 in 20 overs in their opening Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Kolkata Knight Riders here on Friday.
India's Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu overcame South Korean second seed Sung ji Hyun on Saturday to set up a pulsating title showdown against Spanish top seed Carolina Marin in the India Open World Superseries badminton championships here.
With the pic-turesque Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium (HPCA) geared up to host its first ever Test and the four-match series between India and Australia locked at 1-1, a lot will be at stake when the two top-ranked sides face each other in the decider, starting here from Saturday.
Poknapham-People’s Chronicle took both volley-ball and cricket titles in the 7th AMWJU Sports Meet that concluded on Thursday.In the final of the vol-leyball tournament, Pok-napham-People’s Chronicle outplayed ISTV in straight sets (15-13, 15-5), while the cricket team of the former also shone in their title clash against ISTV’s team by five wickets.
Champ and Model Club both prevailed over their opponents in contrasting styles in Friday matches of the T20 Luwangpokpa Trophy.
Star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin led with a six-wicket haul as In-dia defeated Australia by 75 runs with a day to spare in the second cricket Test at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Tuesday.
Both Model Club and YWC (L) had an easy day in Tuesday’s fixtures of the MCA T20 Luwangpokpa Trophy.Model Club started the day with a five-wicket win over YWC (P) in their Group C league match.YWC, who chose to bat first, made the innings un-productive for themselves with some wasteful batting.
Jeje Lalpekhlua fired a brace to propel city football giants Mohun Bagan to the AFC Cup group stage with an emphatic 4-1 win over Maldives' Club Valencia in the second leg of their South Zone play-off here on Monday.
Khurai Polo Club (KPC) and MPSC-A both eased into the final of the 7 Mountain Division Polo Tournament, following their semifinal victories on Monday. KPC made light work of ITPC as the Khurai riders galloped to a 7-2 win and earned their title spot with ease.
ESU dominated their opponents while MPSC and KRYPHSA played out a goalless draw on the third day of the AMFA Senior Women’s League on Monday.
Churchill Brothers thrashed DSK Shivajians 3-0 in an exciting clash of the I-League football tournament at the Tilak Maidan Stadium here on Sunday. Three second-half goals from newly-appointed captain Anthony Wolfe (63rd minute), Ghanefo Kromah (67th) and Surabuddin Mollick (90+4) sealed what was only the second win of the season for Churchill.
Indian GM Dronavali Harika won her third bronze medal in a row after a heartbreaking defeat against Tan Zhongyi of China in a semi-final tie-breaker at the World Women's Chess Championship.
NEROCA FC were denied all three points at home by Mohammedan Sporting Club’s late goal but the hosts managed to maintain their lead in the Group B standings despite a 1-1 draw with the Kolkatans in their Saturday’s fixture.
KRYPHSA continued their dominance while ESU kick-started their campaign in style on Day 2 of the AMFA Senior Women’s Football league.
Matt Renshaw and Mitchell Starc struck half-centuries as Australia attempted a late recovery on the opening day of the first Test against India at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Thursday.
Imphal Riding Club (IRC), K&MMRS and Khurai Polo Club (KPC) all made light work of their opponents in the 7th 57 Mountain Division Polo Tournament on Wednesday. IRC inflicted a 7-0 thrashing on Chingkheihunba Polo Club-A as L Abinath made the most of the game, scoring five goals.
Yumnam Sitaljit Singh was crowned Junior Mr India in the 7th Junior/Masters/Physically Challenged/Senior Women’s Body Building/Senior Men’s Sports Physique/Senior Women’s Sports Model National Body Building Championship that concluded at Indore, Madhya Pradesh, on February 19.
Harmanpreet Kaur blasted a six in the penultimate delivery to power India to a one-wicket win over South Africa in a last-ball thriller at the ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier Final at P Sara Oval on Tuesday.
Left-arm seamer Thangarasu Natarajan was finding it surreal when the bids against his name zoomed at a breakneck pace during the IPL auction on Monday in Bengaluru.
One of the most flamboyant and controversial cricketers of his generation, former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has finally called time on his international career.
The Indian Premier League 2017 auction on Monday witnessed two English cricketers become millionaires, all-rounder Ben Stokes and paceman Tymal Mills were bought for astronomical amounts as a total of 66 players were eventually sold to the eight franchises.
Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli has become the first Indian sportsperson to land a deal that worth Rs 100 Crores with a single brand.
India women produced an all-round effort to beat Bangladesh women by nine wickets in a Super Six match to qualify for the ICC Women's World Cup 2017, here on Friday.
The U-17 FIFA World Cup in India will not see any last-minute scramble for infrastructure completion, as had happened in the lead-up to the 2010 Commonwealth Games, with the Local Organising Committee chief asserting that the six venues will be ready well in time.
After a successful defence of his WBO Asia Pacific title, Indian boxing star Vijender Singh will be in contention for a second belt when he takes on China's WBO Oriental Super Middleweight champion Zulpikar Maimaitiali on April 1 in Mumbai.
The Indian cricket team will be awarded a million dollars by the International Cricket Council (ICC) if they win the first Test against visitors Australia, to be played in Pune from February 23.
Defending champions Bengaluru FC (BFC) failed to break their winless run in the sixth consecutive game as Aizawl FC kept their slate clean at home with a 1-1 result in their I-League encounter here on Wednesday.
Barcelona’s Brazil star Neymar says it will be a virtual ‘mission impossible’ for the Spanish giants to progress in the Champions League after their 4-0 first leg demolition by Paris Saint-Germain.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) senior selection committee on Tuesday picked the team for the first two Test matches of the 4-match series against Australia, which begins on the February 23 in Pune.
Eastern Sporting Union were crowned champions, defeating Rising Students Club 3-0 in the inaugural edition of the Indian Womens League (IWL) football championship at the Ambedkar Stadium here on Tuesday. Strikes from Kamala Devi (32th minute, 66th) and Prameshwori Devi (57th) led Eastern Sporting Union to an easy win over their opponents which was largely dominated both in possession and chances created by ESU.
Felix Odili Chidi’s last-gasp goal was all NEROCA FC needed to seal all three points at the expense of Hindustan FC and close in on I-League 2nd Division’s Group B leaders Southern Samity.
Bangladesh face a big test of saving the one-off cricket Test as they reached 103 for three in their second innings after India set them a target of 459 on the penultimate day here on Sunday.
Eastern Sporting Union brushed aside Alakhpura FC 4-1 to set up a title clash with Rising Student's Club in the inaugural edition of the Indian Women's League, on Saturday.
NEROCA FC reclaimed second spot of the I-League 2nd Division Group B table after Mohammedan Sporting Club lost 0-2 to leaders Southern Samity on Saturday.
The 14th DGAR Sentinel Cup – State Equestrian Championship 2017 got underway at Mapal Kangjeibung (Imphal Polo Ground) on Friday as both Th Santosh Singh and Neelu RK claimed a gold medal on Day 1 of the competition.
Virat Kohli's record double hundred and Wriddhiman Saha's career second hundred (106 not out) drove India to a mammoth total of 687-6 declared in their first innings against Bangladesh on the second's day's play of their one-off cricket Test here on Friday. In reply, Bangladesh scored 41/1 by the end of play.
Skipper Virat Kohli and opener Murali Vijay's scintillating centuries put India in the driver's seat as the hosts posted 356/3 at stumps on the opening day of the one-off cricket Test against Bangladesh at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Thursday.
The semifinal line-up of the inaugural Indian Women’s League 2017 will see Rising Students Club, Odisha take on FC Pune City, while Eastern Sporting Union, Manipur lock horns with Alakhpura FC, Haryana on Saturday.
A dazzling fourth-chukker surge by Khurai Polo Club could not prevent Manipur Police Sports Club (MPSC)-A from laying their hands on the silverware of the 32nd N Hazari & Dr N Tombi State Polo Tournament on Wednesday at Mapal Kangjeibung. Riding on H Abung’s scoring heroics, MPSC shrugged off a four-goal last-chukker challenge from Khurai to seal a thrilling 6-5 title triumph.
Edin Dzeko hit a brace to go top of the Serie A goal charts on Tuesday as Roma stayed in the title chase with a comprehensive 4-0 win over lacklustre Fiorentina. Rescheduled due to Sunday's Six Nations rugby match between Italy and Wales, Roma hosted Paulo Sousa's men knowing defeat would leave them in third place -- seven points behind leaders Juventus and one point behind Napoli.
Cautioning his No.1-ranked team against any complacency while playing in Tests against Bangladesh, India cricket captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday said the Tigers have the required skills to be successful in the five-day format as well.
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We are sailing in the vast ocean with a clapped-out ship. With each sail we made, an inch of water is seeping in, and threatening as there is the certainty that it could bring the whole vessel down into the fathomless sea along with the lives in it. Yet, we never stop sailing until we reach the shore.
IT is a matter of serious concern that the state government’s initiatives to adopt a policy for upholding interest of the people of Manipur continue to face roadblocks as is evident from objections raised by certain section of the society comprising both the indigenes and new settlers while the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) has been made public as a part of the Assam government’s move to chaff out the infiltrators from the natives.
In the run up to the 2014 General Elections, almost all national TV channels were showing waves of people chanting, after the call of Narendra modi, then BJP’s prime ministerial candidate “Bharat Mata Ki Jai”.
THOUGH interpretations vary and its exposition inexplicable, freedom; be it of nations or individuals, is an unrivalled blessing and this intrinsic value had been the driving force for the antiquely armed Manipuri forefathers to dare to challenge the might of the globe-trotting British soldiers in the epochal Khongjom War of 1891.
THOUGH controversy continues, albeit created by increasingly shrinking number of opposition leaders, the National Register of Citizens (NRC) published some days back in Assam has started to make those who matters most in other north-eastern states to stand up, feel the experience and mull over that this exercise might be the most effective mechanism to safeguard the native people from the impact of growing infiltration of both migrant workers and illegal immigrants.
THOUGH the Supreme Court had on Friday directed the CBI director to appear before it and explain reason for the slow pace of investigation into the alleged extra-judicial killings in the state the probe agency is unlikely to come up with any firm commitment or dramatic revelations other than seek more time to carry on the investigation.