Khelo India hockey without a venue as Covid delays construction of astro-turf

Shifting tourney to another city being considered Panchkula: A delay in the construction of an astro-turf hockey ground due to the second wave of Covid-19 has left the 2021 Khelo India Youth Games hockey tournament without a venue. “The astro-turf hockey ground has been proposed to be built at the Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex, […]

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Several players & others test positive, IPL put on hold

Balaji affected, entire CSK goes in isolation The ongoing 14th edition of the Indian Premier League has been temporarily suspended after multiple players from various franchises tested positive for Covid-19.  “The Indian Premier League Governing Council (IPL GC) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in an emergency meeting has (sic) unanimously decided to […]

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Pandemic takes shimmer off Bengaluru’s trophy business

With no event or competitions, stores revenue hit Bengaluru: Trophy and medal shops across Bengaluru have incurred losses due to the pandemic. “We had no money during the lockdown. Business was low last year and is still low. We don’t know how to get out of this situation,” said Kalpana Gowda, a sales retailer at […]

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Swimmers in a quandary as JP Park pool remains closed

Parents demand a new tender for the facility Bengaluru: The closure of the BBMP swimming pool at JP Park since March 2020 has affected the training schedules of swimmers competing in national and international events. “As the pool is closed, I am finding it very difficult to train,” said Sambhav R, a national-level swimmer. In […]

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Poverty kills dreams of Bengal’s young tribal football talents

Somnath Hembram, 24, has returned home after driving a truck from Chennai. A local football talent, he has to drive a truck to earn a living. Tribal football talents like Somnath are nipped in the bud due to poverty. Somnath alias Kunu played for Bankura district of West Bengal as a striker. He was one […]

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Sporting activities in B’luru struggle to get back on feet

Though sports activities have been allowed to resume in Bengaluru, normalcy has not returned. Lokesh SP, head coach of the Jyothy Aquatic Centre, informed The Observer: “Our pool is of 25 metres with four lanes. Following all the regulations and safety precautions of the central government is difficult during an economic crisis like this.” The Centre released […]

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Cycle lanes are used as parking lots and to drive other vehicles

BBMP is likely to shelve the failed project #CycleToWorkFridays movement has gained a lot of positive response but cyclists complain it is risky to ride cycles as there are no dedicated lanes. Also, people do not know about cycle lanes as two-wheelers and four-wheelers use them. “I have been using a cycle for the past […]

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