|State Sports Council makes backdoor appointments|
|JAMMU, Feb 26: Living up to its reputation and going by its past doings, the cash starved Jammu and Kashmir State Sports Council has allegedly made dozens of appointments at different levels in such a dubious manner where in some cases appointments letters were issued with out advertised posts and conducted interviews of the candidates.
There are serious allegations of backdoor appointments made while defrauding the declared system of recruitment and in complete violation of the merit. Sources in the administration told that as the constitution of the J&K State Sports Council is being totally illegally run by the government.
Accordingly, as per its (Sports Council) constitution , the Chief minister will be president of Sports Council , while Sports minister as vice president , mi...|
|Snow kayaking at Gulmarg a new tourism product arrives kashmir|
|JAMMU, Feb 26: With the financial and logistic support of J&K State Cable Car Corporation and Tourism Department the Winter Games Association of Jammu and Kashmir (WGAJK) has introduced a new scintillating and exciting winter sports product, called Snow Kayaking, at Gulmarg.
This is perhaps its first introduction in the sub-continent, informed by General Secretary WGAJK Muhammad Yusuf. A training camp of 10 days duration is in progress at Gulmarg this time, which was inaugurated by MLA Gulmarg Mohammad Abass Wani and Secretary State Sports Council Waheed ur Rehman Parra on 18th of this month.
To highlight this new winter tourism product at national level the first ride was taken by Zaira Waseem, the child Bolleywood artist who recently played role in famous feature film Dangal. Ten at...|
|Distt Table Tennis Championship concludes at Bandipora|
|JAMMU, Feb 26: District Bandipora Table Tennis Championship concluded at Sports Stadium Bandipora today.
Around 90 players from all over district participated in the championship in Sub Junior, Junior and Senior category.
The details : Senior boys: Shahid Altaf beat Junaid Iqbal (11-6) (11-9) (11-8). Junior boys : Farhan khalid beat Rashid (11-7 )(11-8)(11-8). Sub junior boys: Suhaib beat S Rafiq (11-6) (4-11) (11-9) ( 6-11 )(11-8)
Masrat Hashim (ACR Bandipora) was chief guest, Sheikh Tulal (Manager SKISC), ND Wani (President Football Association) and Raja Saleem, Maqsood Khan was among the guest of honours.
Later on chief guest distributed the prizes among the winners and runners. He appreciated the role of table tennis association and J&K State Sports Council for brining out...|
|New administrators favour dropping "Control" word from BCCI|
|MUMBAI, Feb 26: The Committee of Administrators (COA) appointed by the Supreme Court is in favour of dropping the word "Control" from the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India).
The suggestion has come from none other than Bishan Bedi, the former legendary Test spinner.
"It is indeed a very good suggestion and personally I welcome it", Vinod Rai, the chief of the committee, speaking exclusively over his mobile from Delhi, said on Sunday morning.
"I don't know whether we can do it as we are court appointee people but the (new) elected body should certainly give a thought on this", he added.
"It is not that this can't be done (by them). If this suggestion is floated in media, let the cricket-loving public of the country express their views".
Another committee member, Ramchand...|
|J&K cyclist excels in nationals|
|JAMMU, Feb 26: J&K senior Cyclist & NIS Coach Rahul Kumar brought laurels to state in Asian Road & Para Cycling Championship at Bahrain as Coach.
Indian Para Team won 1 Gold, 1 silver & 1 Bronze Medal in Asian cycling championship at Bahrain 2017. The manager of the Indian Team is Kotium Datatraiye.
Rahul Kumar is the first Cyclist from J&K to lead Indian Cycling Team as Head Coach. J&K Cycling Association President Ravinder Singh, General Secretary Om Prakash Sharma, Hony Treasurer Ravi Salgotra & Joint Secretary Mushtaq Ahmed Bhat congratulate Rahul Kumar on his appointment as Indian Cycling Coach & bringing laurels to the State....|
|Srinagar Police cricket tourney commences|
|SRINAGAR, Feb 26: The cricket tournament organized by Jammu and Kashmir police commenced with a friendly match played at Sports Stadium Rainawari here today.
SSP Srinagar, Imtiyaz Ismail Parray, SP North, Srinagar Sajad Khalid, SP South, Srinagar, Ashish Kumar Mishra, SP Hazratbal Peerzada Naveed, SP East, Srinagar, Sheikh Faisal Qayoom and other senior officer of Srinagar city, besides a great number of sports lovers witnessed the match.
The match was played between Rainawari Blues and Rainawari Reds at Dilshad Stadium Rainawari in District Srinagar in which Rainawari Reds cricket team emerged as winners of the match.
The tournament is aimed to tap the talent and to boost the sportsmanship among the youth of the city....|
|SD Tara school wins overall championship|
|JAMMU, Feb 26: SD Tara Puri high school won overall championship and RM Public School became runner up trophy 2nd Distt Unifight Martial art championship held at Dogra school here.
On this occasion chief guest was Mansha Sharma (Director Floriculture ) and special guest was Er SP langer,VK Sharma, RM Tikku , BB Puri , Anil Nanda, Jyoti Gupta were also present.
Gold medalists :Khushi Mehra, Khushi Kour ,Sarika Verma, Haika Chambial, Urvashi Sharma, Mansi Saini, Lakshmi Patel, Karan singh, Harsh Mehra, Samarth Katyal, Sargun Singh, Uday Jamwal, Puneet Singh, Kundal Bali, Pranav, Vashu Lamba, Karanjot Singh, Anuj Jasrotia, Harshdeep, Shivam Tickoo.
Silver medalists : Vanshika, Arushi Sharma, Ananya Sambyal, Vanshika Sharma, Riya Sharma, Ashish Kour, Lehar mehra, Rudhra Arora, ...|
|14th Bhai Gurbux Singh State Korfball Championship commences|
|JAMMU, Feb 26: 14th Bhai Gurbux Singh Memorial State Korfball Championship 2016-17 started at playing field No1 Gandhi Nagar here.
Around 14 teams from different districts of the State are participating in the championship, 6 matches were played today Udhampur beat Badgam by 6-4 half time score was 3-1 in favour of Udhampur, Shopian beat Baramulla 3-0 half time score was 2-0 in favour of Shopian,Rajouri beat Bandipura 2-1 half time score was 2-0 in favour of Rajouri, Jammu blue beat Srinagar by 12-4 half time score was 7-2 in favour of Jammu Blue, Samba beat Gangarbal 6-1 half time score was 3-1 in favour of Samba,Kathua beat Anantnag by 7-4 half time score was 4-2 in favour Kathua.
Earlier tournament was inaugurated by Gulzar Ahmed Resident Secy (Kashmir) of J&K Korfball Association wh...|
|Chief Minister's cup|
|Bhaderwah defeats J&K State Forest by 140 runs|
|JAMMU, Feb 26: Bhaderwah defeated The J&K State Forest team with a margin of 140 runs in the Ist State Level Cricket Tournament for Chief Minister's cup being played at Country Cricket Ground Gharota.
After winning the toss the J&K State Forest team decided to bowl. They had huge success with the ball initially and felled 7 wickets of their opponents while the score was just 60. But the eighth wicket partnership raised the score to 197 runs with the blitzy knock of Irshad Akhtar 92 in 37 balls included 11 long sixes . Shafkat baba however played as a stabilizer and made 51 patient runs hitting some academically perfect hits to the boundary including 4 sixes.
The bowlers from the The J&K State Forest team who had some success were Zahid 3 wickets, Suhail, Khursheed Manzoor ...|
|Mountaineering Association of J&K holds Prize Distribution function|
|JAMMU, Feb 26: Mountaineering Association of J&K celebrated its 30th anniversary and Prize Distribution function in a simple but impressive function held at K L Sehgal Hall, Abhinav Theatre, here today.
On this occasion a number of Sport climbers, mountaineers, institutions which promote adventure activities, affiliated clubs of the association and its prominent members were honoured by the Chief Guest BR Sharma, Chief Secretary, J&K and Ruby Sharma, Chairperson IASOWA, J&K.
The main attraction of the Prize Distribution Function was Shivani Charak who brought laurels to the state by winning three Silver medals in the National Championship at Bangalore and three gold medals in the North Zone Sport Climbing Championship held at Salwan Public School, New Delhi. Fifteen years old Shi...|
|SGPC Amritsar lifts SGSD Memorial Hockey Trophy 2017|
| JAMMU, Feb 26: SGPC Amritsar defeated J&K Police Hockey in the final . 4th Sant Gurbaksh Singh (Danna) Memorial Hockey Tournament 2017.
The tournament was organized buy Santpura Danna Charitable Trust Guru Nanak Nagar under the aegis of Hockey J&K and was sponsored by Peaks Auto Ltd And S. Joginder Singh Bali and Smt Updesh Kour of Hong Kong.
In the final match, SGPC Amritsar defeated J&K Police by 6-5. (in a shoot outs). The match between the two teams ended in 1-1 draw. But the match was decided by shoot out competition.
From J&K Police 1st Goal was scored by Sikandar pal Singh in 11th min. Harinder Singh from SGPC Amritsar converted the equaliser in 50th mint.
Simrandeep Singh , Deputy Commissioner Jammu was the chief guest of the final match. Attar Singh of Attar Swe...|
|25th State Championship in Football tourney|
|Param Sports blanks DFA Kulgam in opening tie |
|JAMMU, Feb 25: Param Sports Jammu defeated DFA Kulgam by 2-1 goals on the first day of 25th State Championship in Football 2106-17 which began at GGM Science College, Jammu here.
In all six matches were played on day one . In the first match Param Sports Jammu defeated DFA Kulgam by 2-1 goals while in second match DFA Kathua defeated Pattan Zone XI through tie breaker.
In 3rd Match DFA Kupwara defeated DFA Ramban by 3:goals to 2goals while in fourth match Musa Club , Jammu defeated DFA Shopian XI by two goals to Zero. In the fifth match Engineers XI earned walk over against DFA Reasi XI and the last match of the day was played between DFA Ladakh XI versus Chirchel Brothers FC. Charchil Brothers won by 1: 0 goal.
A total of 45 matches are scheduled to be played among 46 Clubs & ...|
|BSF organises Buhre Chak Football C’ship |
|JAMMU, Feb 25: To encourage the youth and their participation in various sports, Bure Chak Football Championship was organized by BSF Football C’ship under civic action programme .
The tournament received great response in which 9 Boys teams competed against each other to win the coveted trophy.
Earlier, the championship was inaugurated by BSF commander R K Tripathi , Rajinder Singh Chib & Sunil Dutt .
The final match of the Football Championship was played today at mini Stadium Burachack Jammu between Bhure Chack Sports Club and Sohanjana Sport Club. Bhure Chak Sports Club won the match.
On occasion BSF Commander R K Tripathi said ,BSF has always encouraged the youth of the area to hone and show their sporting skills with an aim to shine at the state/ National level. Organising ...|
|Football tourney concludes at Udhampur|
|UDHAMPUR, Feb 25: Four day Football Tournament organized by 7th Battalion, SHQ SSB Jammu under its Civic Action Programme concluded at Sports Stadium, here today.
SSP, Shailendra Mishra who was the Chief Guest on the occasion distributed awards among the winner and the runner up teams.
The winning team -Thappa Football Club was awarded a cash prize of Rs 20,000 while the runner up was awarded Rs 10000.
2nd in Command 7th Bn, SSB S. B. Chand , Deputy Commandant, Neeraj Thappa, PO DRDA Dr Jagdish Chander Mehra, DYSSO Sudesh Chalotra, Superintendent District Hospital Dr. Narinder Bhutyal besides other officers were also present on the occasion...|
|Farooq wins Shiv Khori Kesari Vishal Dangal- 2017|
|REASI, Feb 25: 19th Shiv Khori Kesari Dangal was held at Ransoo, base camp of holy shrine to mark the successful completion of three day annual Shiv Khori mela.
The dangal which is locally known as Shinj was organized by J&K Indian Style Wrestling Association in collaboration with Tourism Department, Shiv Khori Dangal Committee and district administration Reasi.
Minister of State for Finance and Planning, Ajay Nanda was chief guest on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Nanda emphasized the need for inculcating the spirit of sportsmanship and its role in national character building. He said the event has become cementing force between people of different regions and provides encouragement to the local wrestlers. Dangals keep the youth away from many bad habits like drug addiction a...|
|2 Kashmiri athletes part of World Snowshoe Championship in USA|
|SRINAGAR, Feb 25: The two member Snowshoe team from Kashmir is all set to take part in the World Snowshoe championship at Saranac Lake, New York, USA.
The two member contingent comprises athlete Tanveer Hussain of J&K Bank who is sponsored by J&K State Sports Council. It is first time that any athlete from Kashmir would be competing in the United States and it is also first time that World Snowshoe Championship is being held in USA. Tanveer in the event is accompanied by Snowshoe Federation of India Secretary General and World Snowshoe Federation Executive Member Abid Hussain Khan.
In the event around 400 athletes from around 16 different Countries from different parts of the World are participating.
Tanveer Hussain who will be taking part in the second World Snowshoe Championship than...|
|SGSD Hockey tourney|
|J&K Police will take on SGPC Amritsar in final|
|JAMMU, Feb 25: J&K Police will take on SGPC Amritsar in final on tomorrow in the 4th Sant Gurbaksh Singh (Danna) Memorial Hockey Tournament 2017being played at KK Hakhu Astro Stadium here.
In the first match of the day, SGPC Amritsar defeated New Gurdaspur X1 by 4-2. Match between the two teams ended in 1-1 draw. But the match was decided by shoot out competition.
From SGPC Amritsar Gurtej Singh, Robinpreet & Ravinder Pal had converted the penalty shoot out. While from New Gurdaspur X1, Gurkirat Singh scored goal.
In the second match of the day J&K Police defeated Punjabi University Patiala by 2-1 goals. The match ended in draw in full time. And the match was decided in shoot out competition.
From J&K Police, Satwant Singh & Sunil scored the goals. From Punjabi University Pa...|
|India should produce flat pitches for their bowlers, turning tracks helping Australian spinners : Monty Panesar|
|MUMBAI, Feb 25: Former England spinner Monty Panesar is on cloud nine. The 35-year-old left-arm spinner was a consultant for two Australians-Matt Renshaw and Steve O'Keefe- and Panesar has every reason to be happy for his wards' performance on India tour.
Speaking exclusively over his mobile from Sydney, where Panesar is playing a grade cricket, said, "I feel both of them have done really well, they show good temperament and skill to adapt on Indian pitches".
Panesar's consultancy stint was only for two days. "I would to get involved more than 2 days I feel coaching is about getting to know the players and giving your time to understand them as people and then you can build on coaching. The consultancy being longer would have been more of a benefit and they did consider but they alrea...|
|CM’s Cricket trophy 2017|
|ZCC routs Azhar XI Kashmir|
|JAMMU, Feb 25 : Zabarwan Cricket Club (ZCC) Nishat Srinagar defeated Azhar XI Kashmir .
Winning the toss the Zabarwan CC chose to field in the CM’ Cricket trophy 2017 tie played at Gharota.
Batting team first , Azhar XI scored 192 runs in 44 overs. Tajamul scored 34 while Raja Muzzaffar 16, Umar Majeed 0, Owais Bagoo 32, Owais Nabi 02, Erroz Dar 06, Nazir Ahmad 0, Gowhar Rashid 04, Arif Mir 42, Asif Iqbal 26 and Tawseef Ahmad 2.
From ZCC, Rouf and Aashir shared 3 wickets each while Ishan Saleem 2 and Irfan and Sajjad 1 each.
In reply, ZCC chased the score brilliantly in 28 overs. For ZCC main contributors were Fazil 23, Wasim 46, Muneeb 57, Haisham Saleem 20 , Nayeem 14 and Muddasir 11.
For Azhar XI side the successful bowlers were Owais Nabi 2 Gowhar and Uma...|
|Distt Rajouri Indian Style Wrestling C’ship concludes|
|JAMMU, Feb 24: Rajouri District Indian Style Wrestling Championship organized by District Indian Style Association under the aegis of Jammu and Kashmir Indian Style Wrestling Association and sponsored by Jammu and Kashmir State Sports Council concluded in the premises of Government Higher Secondary School Rajouri.
In the championship 45 wrestlers from various tehsils of District Rajouri participated in one day event in weight categories 50k Kg,55 Kg, 61 Kg, 65Kg, 72 Kg
The Championship was held under the overall supervision of Bansi Lal Tidyal (Retired Tehsildar) General Secretary of JK ISWA and Mulakh Raj Sharma (NIS Wrestling Coach) Chairman Technical Committee.
Bouts were officiated by Sanjeev Kumar Sharma (Wrestler) Technical Official.
Mod.Rafeeq Bhatti,Vice Principal GHSS(Boys)...|
|Football Tourny concludes in Ramban|
|RAMBAN, Feb 24: Three day long Football Tournament organized by Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) concluded at District Police Line (DPL), here.
District Development Commissioner (DDC) Ramban Mohammad Aijaz was the chief guest on the occasion whereas 2nd in Command Priyavert Sharma, 2nd in Command (Medical Officer) Dr Naresh Kumar, Deputy Commandant Kasturi Lal, Assistant Commandant P Chakwa, Jitendra Kumar, Suresh Grewal were also present during the function.
Speaking during the function Priyaveet Sharma welcomed the chief guest and other dignitaries and throw light on the tournament being organised by SSB.
DDC appreciated the efforts of SSB and called this tournament as a major step in giving the exposure and a platform to local teams and channelizing the energy of youth in positive directio...|
|MAM College shines in Poomsae Taekwondo Championship|
|JAMMU, Feb 24: The students of Govt MAM College Jammu namely Tashi Tundup and Aman Gupta has excel in 8th National Senior Poomsae Taekwondo Championship at Vishakha Patnam. They have got two Bronze and one silver medal.
The Principal, Dr Romesh Chander has appreciated the achievements of the students and encouraged them for the participation also in future....|
|BSF organises snow cricket tourney at Gurez|
|GRM Wanpora team wins|
|JAMMU, Feb 24: The190 BSF organized a snow cricket tournament in Gurez in which 22 teams participated.
According to the statement issued to KNS, the final match was between GRM Wanpora and Shining Star Wanpora.
GRM Wanpora won the final match. Higher officials of BSF and civil administration were present at the occasion. The winning team was later awarded....|
|We are interested in picking Allan Border's brain on playing spin, says senior Renshaw|
|MUMBAI, Feb 24: Matt Renshaw's family has not taken Allan Border's criticism (on batsman seeking a toilet-break midway in the first innings in the ongoing Test match against India at Pune on Thursday) seriously.
"We are not surprised given that Border is famous for the Dean Jones incident in India also", Ian Renshaw, the father of the 21-year-old Australian left-handed opener said exclusively.
On India tour in 1986, Dean Jones fell ill due to the hot weather (40 degrees C with 80% humidity) in Chennai tied Test He wanted to go off but when he was batting on 170 runs, this is what Border had told to Jones : "You weak Victorian. I want a tough Australian out there. I want a Queenslander". Jones had no choice but to carry on. .
"I have never met Border in 10 years. If happen to meet h...|
|Sports essential to keep youth away from social evils: Sham Lal Choudhary|
|JAMMU, Feb 22: Stressing on need for promotion of sports, Minister for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control Sham Lal Choudhary on Wednesday said games and sports are essential for keeping the youth away from social evils like drug addiction.
The Minister said this while addressing a gathering at a concluding ceremony of first Chowdhary Chuni Lal Memorial Volleyball tournament for Boys held here at Government. Higher Secondary School, Chakrohi in Suchetgarh. The tournament was sponsored by Communication & Capacity Development Unit of PHE, I&FC Department.
The Minister appealed the parents to encourage their children to take up sports, and said that participation of youth in any form of sports not only helps in their physical development, but it also does world of good to enhance their mental ...|