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Panchkula teen bags gold in 10m Air Pistol event
Mon, Jun 26, 2017

Daughter of Additional DG, SSB, Rajbir Deswal, the 19-year-old began shooting in 2011 and went on to become the national champion at the 58th National Shooting Championship held in Pune in 2015.

Men illegally using mother’s land: Phogats sisters
Sun, Jun 25, 2017

Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari named Kripal Singh, Dalip Singh, Atar Singh, Vidyadhar and Sanjay of illegally using their mother's farmland as a driveway at Jaitpur village in Jhunjhunu district.

Aiming High: Parashuttler Sanjeev Kumar climbs to seventh in world ranking, plans to play more tourneys
Thu, Jun 22, 2017

This year has seen Sanjeev Kumar featuring in two international events and winning one title in the BWF Uganda Para Badminton International tournament in April.

Sexual assault case: Sardar Singh questioned by UK police
Tue, Jun 20, 2017

Hockey India and the team management fumed over the timing of the interrogation, slamming the authorities for summoning the player to another city in the middle of a tournament. He was interrogated by Yorkshire Police for nearly four hours.

Marathoner’s diary: Chandigarh is a runner’s city, make the most of it
Mon, Jun 19, 2017

After taking part in more than 17 marathons and half-marathons in the past two years, Stephan is one of the few ultra runners in the Tricity.

Caddie Golf Tournament: Atul Sahota emerges winner
Tue, Jun 13, 2017

Atul, who has been caddying for the last three years, carded a score of three-under at the front nine and a triple bogey at the back nine meant that he carded a score of 73 to win the title.

Looking Back: Budding footballers of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh impress former soccer wizard
Fri, Jun 09, 2017

After retiring from national team in 2004, Vijayan still trains youngsters at Kerala Police's football academy in Thrissur and he was recently appointed national observer for football by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in March this year.

Happy with way I bowled in IPL 2017 and after rehabilitation, bowling at 150 kph was something I wanted, says Varun Aaron
Sat, Jun 03, 2017

Being a pace bowler who is able to bowl at a speed of more than 140 kph, Varun Aaron is seen as a talent who can bowl with such pace at the international level. Having played nine Test matches and as many ODIs, He is looking to make a comeback into the Indian team.

To win ML Markan Trophy final at PCA Stadium biggest moment of my career, says Chandigarh U-16 skipper Yuvraj Chaudhary
Wed, May 31, 2017

The youngster joined the Gursagar Cricket Academy and the 15-year-old showed his class in Chandigarh’s winning campaign in the Punjab Inter-District U-16 Tournament for ML Markan Trophy where he scored 270 runs and claimed 37 wickets.

10 meter air rifle junior men’s shooting: Chandigarh boy Babuta shoots his way to silver
Sun, May 28, 2017

This was Babuta’s first international medal of the year after he won bronze at the ISSF Junior World Cup in Gabala, Azerbaijan, last year.

Former national skipper and goalkeeper remember KPS Gill
Sat, May 27, 2017

Hockey Chandigarh’s secretary-general Anil Vohra, too, had worked with Gill and believes that launching PHL was Gill’s way of popularising Indian hockey.

Asian Junior Squash Championship: City girl Jaania Singh selected in Indian team for tourney to be held in Jordan
Fri, May 26, 2017

The youngster trains at Chandigarh Club under coaches Saurabh Nayar, Vikas Nayar and Amitoj Singh, a Squash Australia Level 3 coach from Mumbai.

Milkha Junior Golf Championship: Son of Jeev Milkha Singh’s caddie wins trophy
Wed, May 24, 2017

Jeev Milkha Singh said about his caddie: Gurvinder was my classmate, we attended English lecturers together. Later, he became a caddie and he has been my caddie for the last 15 years.

International Wrestling Day: In terms of power and speed, I match other international wrestlers, says Sakshi Malik
Wed, May 24, 2017

We need more international tournaments and training camps abroad: Sakshi Malik

Punjab Cricket Association’s new stadium to have seven pitches, seating capacity of 38,000
Tue, May 16, 2017

The new international cricket stadium is coming up at Togan and Tira villages in Mullanpur in New Chandigarh.

The win has helped my confidence, hope it will be a good season: Harinder Pal Sandhu after Malaysian Squash Tour IX 2017 final win
Sun, May 14, 2017

On Saturday, Sandhu claimed his sixth PSA title of his career with a 3-0 (11-0, 11-6, 11-7) win over unseeded Malaysian player Henry Leung in the final.

From Mohali to Dublin, tracing the journey of Ireland’s Simaranjit Singh
Thu, May 11, 2017

The 30-year-old all-rounder Simaranjit Singh has been named in the Ireland squad for the tri-nation series with New Zealand and Bangaldesh.

Kings XI Punjab Vs KKR: Fans happy as Punjab’s last home match ends on a happy note
Wed, May 10, 2017

It was Kings XI Punjab’s sixth win of the season and with 12 points, the team is now at the fifth spot.

IPL 2017, KXIP vs KKR: Kings XI Punjab overcome KKR’s ‘Lynnsanity’
Wed, May 10, 2017

Despite Chris Lynn’s 52-ball 84, Kings XI Punjab eke out a 14-run victory against Kolkata Knight Riders to stay in the playoff race.

IPL 2017: Hashim Amla’s ton goes in vain after Dwayne Smith guides Gujarat Lions to victory
Tue, May 09, 2017

Dwayne Smith packs a punch with all his shots as Gujarat Lions beat Kings XI Punjab by 6 wickets.

After funding tournament trip in Uganda, para badminton player returns with gold  
Fri, May 05, 2017

The talented player, who originally hails from Abohar, trains under badminton coach Surinder Mahajan at the Panjab University badminton courts.

IPL 2017, KXIP vs DD: Sandeep Sharma orchestrates Delhi Daredevils’ worst-ever total
Mon, May 01, 2017

Delhi have endured more heart-breaking defeats, but this surely would have been their most harrowing defeat.

IPL 2017, KXIP vs SRH: Shaun Marsh shines bright, but Shikhar Dhawan and Co. put him in shade
Tue, May 09, 2017

Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner pulverised Punjab’s bowlers; Khan and Kaul complete the job, despite Marsh’s heroics.

IPL 2017: Barinder Sran cannot wait to have a go on home turf in Mohali
Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Barinder Sran, who had claimed 14 wickets in 14 IPL matches last year, has only played one match this season and is making a comeback.

At 101, Man Kaur wins 100m gold at World Masters Games
Tue, Apr 25, 2017

Man Kaur, along with her 79-year-old son Gurdev Singh trained at the Punjab University ahead of the World Masters Games in Auckland

Table Tennis: Defying age, Souvik Roy still regular on the national circuit
Sat, Apr 22, 2017

The West Bengal player is in Chandigarh to conduct a training session for youngsters in the region.

Chandigarh Golf Club Elections: Grewal, Virk to battle it out for top post on Sunday
Sun, Apr 16, 2017

There are more than 1,800 permanent members of the Chandigarh Golf Club and around 100-1200 members are expected to cast their vote on Sunday

Interview with former billiards world champion Geet Sethi: ‘I believe younger players are more competitive’
Wed, Apr 12, 2017

The 55-year-old Sethi, who lives in Ahmedabad, has also seen the changes in the sport as well as the rise of Advani in snooker and short formats of snooker.

Civil war, suicide bombers and some snooker
Mon, Apr 10, 2017

Syria hosted the World Snooker Championship in 2010, but has not hosted international players since it was engulfed in war.

Sixth Asian Para-road Cycling Championship: ‘Suffered injuries… It’s my first-ever gold at Asian level, my biggest achievement’
Sat, Mar 11, 2017

The para-cyclist, who had won two silver medals in the 2013 edition of the event, made history for India as the silver and bronze medals were also claimed by Indian cyclists Divij Shah and Harinder Shah.

HIL 2017: Kalinga Lancers turn the tables with title win
Mon, Feb 27, 2017

In-form Moritz Fuerste, Glenn Turner lead Kalinga Lancers to maiden Hockey India League title as table-toppers Dabang Mumbai fail in the final

We’ll increase the amount of hockey on TV ten times, says FIH CEO Jason McCracken
Sun, Feb 26, 2017

The New Zealand hockey official spoke with Chandigarh Newsline about FIH plans for hockey, new home and away league concept, and the importance of Indian hockey.

HIL 2017: Ranchi Rays fail to make the most of their chances
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Despite Ranchi having more circle entries and shots on target in each quarter of the match they failed to score against Jaypee Punjab Warriors.

Referees in boxing and the ring’s ‘unwelcome axis of influence’
Tue, Feb 07, 2017

AIBA's special investigation committee decided that none of the officials suspended after the Rio Olympics can continue to officiate.

British Cyclist in City: ‘Chandigarh is like any European city… happy to see separate cycling lanes’
Wed, Feb 01, 2017

It has been one week since Paxton arrived in India and the Briton has been hosted by the cycling groups in Amritsar, Hoshiarpur and Chandigarh, a thing which he experiences back home too.

Chandigarh boxer Sawan Gill: Competing in the first youth nationals was a big opportunity
Mon, Jan 30, 2017

After winning a championship, 16-year-old Sawan Gill looks forward to Indian team national camp.