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Sunita Lakra felicitated by Odisha government for contribution to Indian women's hockey
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Sunita Lakra felicitated by Odisha government for contribution to Indian women's hockey

Odisha Hockey Promotion Council chairman Dilip Tirkey honoured the player at the ongoing Junior Men's Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar

Olympic bronze and World Cup winner hockey player Michael Kindo passes away
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Olympic bronze and World Cup winner hockey player Michael Kindo passes away

Kindo, a full back in his playing days, was a member of the team that won the lone World Cup for India in 1975 in Kuala Lumpur, beating arch rivals Pakistan in the final.

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.

By sacking Harendra Singh from men's national team, Hockey India guilty of complete trivialisation of talented Indian coach
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By sacking Harendra Singh from men's national team, Hockey India guilty of complete trivialisation of talented Indian coach

Honestly, it’s not the World Cup failure that ensures that Harendra is without a coaching job. It was the failure of India not winning the Asian Games in Jakarta that made Hockey India get the guillotine ready.

Hockey World Cup 2018: India will miss Sardar Singh's experience in mega event, says former captain Dilip Tirkey
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Hockey World Cup 2018: India will miss Sardar Singh's experience in mega event, says former captain Dilip Tirkey

"In cricket, if your main batsman gets out for a duck, will you drop him? It doesn’t happen that way," Tirkey said.

Odisha’s move to sponsor Indian hockey team sets right precedent for states to back national teams
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Odisha’s move to sponsor Indian hockey team sets right precedent for states to back national teams

Popularising a sport like hockey that has such an impact on Indian Olympic history also needs to be applauded.

Odisha announces 5-year association with Hockey India, to sponsor both men's and women's teams
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Odisha announces 5-year association with Hockey India, to sponsor both men's and women's teams

Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik also unveiled its logo that will don the new jerseys of India – men's and women – hockey teams.

Sachin Tendulkar's roadmap to make India sporting superpower has potential to be a game-changer
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Sachin Tendulkar's roadmap to make India sporting superpower has potential to be a game-changer

Sachin Tendulkar has made sure his voice is heard. If only, someone, somewhere, is listening for making an earnest change to the Indian sporting scenario.

India vs Pakistan isn't just another hockey match, the intensity goes well beyond the realm of sport
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India vs Pakistan isn't just another hockey match, the intensity goes well beyond the realm of sport

During an India vs Pakistan hockey match, the trophy is of no consequence; it can be a pool match or a final. It’s a psychological battle and a win is about bragging rights.

Sports ministry nominates Dhyan Chand for Bharat Ratna, one more time
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Sports ministry nominates Dhyan Chand for Bharat Ratna, one more time

The sports ministry has written to the Prime Minister's Office, requesting Bharat Ratna for the late Dhyan Chand in what can be considered its latest push to bestow the hockey legend with India's highest civilian honour.

Dilip Tirkey spreads message of hockey in India's 'Red Corridor' with 1500-team tournament
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Dilip Tirkey spreads message of hockey in India's 'Red Corridor' with 1500-team tournament

With the Biju Patnaik Rural Hockey Championships, that will will feature 1,500 rural teams, Dilip Tirkey hopes to inspire youth in the naxalite-hit states of India to pick up a hockey stick instead of a gun.

Former hockey greats demand Bharat Ratna for late legend Dhyan Chand
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Former hockey greats demand Bharat Ratna for late legend Dhyan Chand

Former greats today revived the longstanding demand for Bharat Ratna to late hockey legend Dhyan Chand with some saying the "wizard" should have been given the honour ahead of cricketing icon Sachin Tendulkar.

Sreejesh Ravindran vs Sardar Singh is not a battle, but a wise decision by Hockey India
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Sreejesh Ravindran vs Sardar Singh is not a battle, but a wise decision by Hockey India

The Indian team, driven by the ambitions of both Sardar Singh and PR Sreejesh, will hopefully makes it to the podium at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Juvenile Justice Bill passed: Here's how Rajya Sabha MPs made their respective cases
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Juvenile Justice Bill passed: Here's how Rajya Sabha MPs made their respective cases

Maneka Gandhi kicked off the Rajya Sabha's reply to the debate on the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill that had been passed previously by the Lok Sabha

Former India skipper Dilip Tirkey to request FIH for six-a-side hockey World Cup
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Former India skipper Dilip Tirkey to request FIH for six-a-side hockey World Cup

Tirkey also spoke in favour of the new rule of counting one field goal as two in the next Hockey India League.

Lok Sabha, assembly poll begins in Odisha amidst tight security
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Lok Sabha, assembly poll begins in Odisha amidst tight security

The first of the two-phased simultaneous elections to the 10 Lok Sabha and 70 assembly seats in the Maoist belt in Odisha began today amidst tight security in view of the poll boycott called by the extremists.

The evolution of India's latest hero – Sandeep Singh
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The evolution of India's latest hero – Sandeep Singh

From a man who was slow and ungainly on the field to one who strikes fear in the heart of the opposition, the 26-year-old from Haryana has come a long way.