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On This Day: India beat Pakistan to win their maiden Hockey World Cup in 1975
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On This Day: India beat Pakistan to win their maiden Hockey World Cup in 1975

The title clinch remains India's only World Cup win till date. It was also the first major victory for Indian hockey in those days after a long gap.

The life and times of Devika Rani: Kishwar Desai on the fame, struggles of one of Hindi cinema's first heroines
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The life and times of Devika Rani: Kishwar Desai on the fame, struggles of one of Hindi cinema's first heroines

Devika Rani's contributions to the pioneering studio Bombay Talkies went beyond acting. She took full control of it following the death of Himansu Rai, her husband.

Dhyan Chand left behind legacy for all Indian athletes, says son and World Cup-winner Ashok Kumar
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Dhyan Chand left behind legacy for all Indian athletes, says son and World Cup-winner Ashok Kumar

The National Sports Day is celebrated on 29 August on the birth anniversary of Dhyan Chand, widely considered the greatest field hockey player of all time.

Former and current players demand Bharat Ratna for Dhyan Chand ahead of hockey legend's birth anniversary
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Former and current players demand Bharat Ratna for Dhyan Chand ahead of hockey legend's birth anniversary

The discussion was part of a digital campaign which was launched by former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly, actors Babushaan Mohanty and Rachel White last year to demand 'Bharat Ratna' for Major Dhyan Chand.

Revisiting Basu Chatterjee's Bombay, a city that valued sustainability and small joys over relentless ambition
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Revisiting Basu Chatterjee's Bombay, a city that valued sustainability and small joys over relentless ambition

Basu Chatterjee's Bombay, in films like Piya Ka Ghar and Chhoti Si Baat, was a city that was more than the sum of its parts

Vivek Sagar Prasad overcomes lack of money, height and career-threatening injury to become FIH Rising Star of the Year
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Vivek Sagar Prasad overcomes lack of money, height and career-threatening injury to become FIH Rising Star of the Year

Ashok Kumar says Vivek Sagar Prasad is the perfect central midfielder who has the slice ball, vision and is quick enough to pass and dart into pockets creating space as he runs

Bypolls in Bihar 2019: LJP candidate Prince Raj garners over 31,000 votes more than Congress rival Ashok Kumar in Samastipur
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Bypolls in Bihar 2019: LJP candidate Prince Raj garners over 31,000 votes more than Congress rival Ashok Kumar in Samastipur

Prince Raj of the LJP established a lead of 31,375 votes over his nearest Congress rival Ashok Kumar in the by-poll to the Samastipur constituency in Bihar.

Lillete Dubey's new play on Devika Rani explores life of the trailblazing 'First Lady of Indian Cinema'
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Lillete Dubey's new play on Devika Rani explores life of the trailblazing 'First Lady of Indian Cinema'

Devika Rani, also known as the 'First Lady of Indian cinema', was a game-changer for women in the Indian film industry. She was ambitious, independent, and had co-founded the Bombay Talkies studio in Mumbai.

Hockey World Cup 2018: An afternoon with Michael Kindo, India's world-beating defender who dazzled with his skills and smarts
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Hockey World Cup 2018: An afternoon with Michael Kindo, India's world-beating defender who dazzled with his skills and smarts

Michael Kindo, once the backbone of India's defence, now leads a retired life. Firstpost catches up with one of the best full-backs India ever had.

Hockey World Cup 2018: 1975 hero Ashok Kumar unimpressed with Akashdeep Singh's midfield switch
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Hockey World Cup 2018: 1975 hero Ashok Kumar unimpressed with Akashdeep Singh's midfield switch

Ashok Kumar also warned that unlike their first match at this World Cup, India won't get any free spaces in the flanks, and Manpreet Singh's team ought to be prepared for a high-intensity match.

Hockey World Cup Memories: Ashok Kumar remembers the goal that sealed India's only title in 1975
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Hockey World Cup Memories: Ashok Kumar remembers the goal that sealed India's only title in 1975

Ashok Kumar, India's 1975 World Cup hero on the final, said: "I would say had Aslam Sher Khan not played the final, we would have lost by 2-3 goals, and if Pakistan's Manzoor Junior had not played that match, we would have scored 3-4 more. It was that kind of game."

Hockey World Cup 2018: Tracing India's performance over the years, and a prediction for the 14th edition
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Hockey World Cup 2018: Tracing India's performance over the years, and a prediction for the 14th edition

Slowly but surely, India is regaining its rightful place among the best teams in the world. In the 2018 Hockey World Cup, the players will need to play out of their skins, if they are to win a second time in 43 years

Another lynching in Bihar: Mob attacks man trying to steal Rs 24 lakh from railway employees in Sasaram
India

Another lynching in Bihar: Mob attacks man trying to steal Rs 24 lakh from railway employees in Sasaram

The man died at a hospital after the lynching incident, and the stolen money was retrieved. This is the third incident of mob lynching within a week in Bihar.

Gutkha scam: CBI raids on minister C Vijaya Baskar, DGP TK Rajendran reveal how graft has gripped Tamil Nadu
India

Gutkha scam: CBI raids on minister C Vijaya Baskar, DGP TK Rajendran reveal how graft has gripped Tamil Nadu

The gutkha scam was unearthed in 2016 when I-T teams raided the premises of a pan masala and gutkha manufacturer in Tamil Nadu who had been facing charges of tax evasion to the tune of Rs 250 crore.

Shabana Azmi shares throwback image on Twitter, featuring RD Burman, Rishi Kapoor, Ashok Kumar
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Shabana Azmi shares throwback image on Twitter, featuring RD Burman, Rishi Kapoor, Ashok Kumar

Shabana Azmi gave Twitterati a throwback of magnanimous proportions and a healthy dose of nostalgia with her post on 23 August.

Four arrested for assaulting Dalit man in Uttar Pradesh, forcing him to drink urine for refusing to harvest crops
India

Four arrested for assaulting Dalit man in Uttar Pradesh, forcing him to drink urine for refusing to harvest crops

Four persons have been arrested for allegedly assaulting a Dalit, pulling out his moustache and forcing urine down his throat after he refused to harvest their crops, police said on Tuesday.

Dadasaheb Phalke's 148th birth anniversary: Notable awardees of the highest honour in Indian cinema
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Dadasaheb Phalke's 148th birth anniversary: Notable awardees of the highest honour in Indian cinema

Dadasaheb Phalke Award is given to a film personality for their outstanding contribution to the development of Indian Cinema. Here are some of the notable awardees of the prestigious honour.

Gurugram school murder: Court grants time to CBI to file second chargesheet by 14 May
India

Gurugram school murder: Court grants time to CBI to file second chargesheet by 14 May

A sessions court on Tuesday directed the CBI to file a supplementary chargesheet, in the murder case of a seven-year-old boy at a private school in Haryana by 14 May after the probe agency sought more time.

Navjot Kaur's family had trouble believing she had actually won Senior Asian Championships gold medal at first
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Navjot Kaur's family had trouble believing she had actually won Senior Asian Championships gold medal at first

Navjot, a native of Tarn Taran district in Punjab, won the gold after defeating Japan's Miya Imai 9-1 in a final bout of the women's 65kg freestyle category.

CBI names bus conductor as prime witness in Ryan International murder; man was earlier the main accused in the case
India

CBI names bus conductor as prime witness in Ryan International murder; man was earlier the main accused in the case

CBI arrayed Ashok Kumar, a bus conductor of a private school, as one of the prime witnesses in its chargesheet in the murder case of a seven-year-old student.