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1st Col Ksh Arunkumar Memorial Futsal Tourney begins

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Sep 20 : Classic FA notched up a 10-4 win against PAMYAL Patsoi in the 1st Col Ksh Arunkumar Memorial Futsal Tournament opener at Poloi Football ground, Chingarel Tejpur.The tournament is sponsored by Ksh (o) Chandralekha Devi..

Thang-Ta trial selection from Sep 26

IMPHAL, Sep 20The Huyel Langlon Thang-Ta Association, Manipur has informed that trial selection for preparation of Manipur team for participation at the XXVII National Thang-Ta Championship 2021 to be held in Jammu will be held from September 26 to 29.Acc..

MAKA names athletes for Senior Karate Nationals

IMPHAL, Sep 20The Manipur Amateur Karate-Do Association (MAKA) has officially announced names of karatekas selected in the State team for the KIO Senior National Karate Championship 2021 which is scheduled to be held next month.The karatekas who have been..

Online essay competition winners feted Need to explore new ideas, says MOA president

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Sep 19 : Manipur Olympic Association (MOA) received 42 ideas and a meticulous study is needed to make the best of the ideas, said MOA president Th Radheshyam while attending prize distribution programme of an online essay comp..

Manipur Archery Association announces State team for Senior Nationals

IMPHAL, Sep 19The Manipur Archery Association has announced names of archers who will represent Manipur at the 40th NTPC Senior National Archery Championships for the Indian Round, Compound and Recurve (Men and Women) to be held at Tata Nagar, Jamshedpur ..

Wushu Association of Manipur informs

IMPHAL, Sep 19The Wushu Association of Manipur (WAM) has informed all district level wushu associations and units that the trial selection of State Wushu team for the 20th Junior National Wushu (Boys and Girls) Championships will be held on September 25 a..

Referee T Ranjita to attend VAR Course

IMPHAL, Sep 18: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has appointed referee T Ranjita Devi from Manipur for attending 2nd AFC Women Video Assistant Referees (VAR) Course to be held in United Arab Emirates (UAE) from October 23 to November 1, said the All..

Yogasana Training Pogramme from Sep 24

IMPHAL, Sep 18The Manipur Yogasana Sports Association (MYSA) has informed that Hybrid National Level Yogasana Sports Championship will be organised by National Yogasana  Sports Federation (NYSF), New Delhi.A press release of MYSA stated that the asso..

MNCA names eligible players for senior men's trial

IMPHAL, Sep 18The Manipur Cricket Association has released names of 66 players eligible for participation of senior men's category.The names of players as mentioned in a notification issued yesterday are: Md Basir Rahman, Mk Nawaz Mughal, Muhammed Al Bash..

M Paari of Lamyanba Gym wins Mr Yairipok 2021 title

Our CorrespondentTHOUBAL, Sep 12 : Moirangthem Paari of Lamyanba Gym was crowned Mr Yairipok at the 8th Mr Yairipok Body Building Championship organised by Lamyanba Gym, Yairipok at Top-Chingtha Pukhri Achouba Mapal community hall under the aegis of Manip..

Meiraba settles for bronze at BWF Victor Ukraine Intl Badminton Tournament-2021

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Sep 10 : Manipur's Maisnam Meiraba Luwang settled for a bronze medal at the BWF Victor Ukraine International Badminton Tournament-2021 organised by the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine Kharkiv Regional State Administrat..

Mirabai's aid valuable to association and players : Manipur Weightlifting Assn

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Sep 10 : Manipur Weightlifting Association secretary, Sunil Elangbam has expressed that Mirabai's financial assistance will provide a new thrust to the association and benefit the State players.Sunil made the statement during ..

Swarnim Vijay Varsh Football tournament concludes

IMPHAL, Sep 6As a part of Swarnim Vijay Varsh various commemorative events are being conducted pan-India wherein war “Veterans and Veer Naris” are felicitated and events like band displays, sports competitions, seminars, exhibitions, equipment..

Manipur Swimming Association informs

IMPHAL, Sep 6The Manipur Swimming Association has informed all affiliated units to send swimmers intending to represent Manipur at the 37th Sub-Junior and 47th Junior National Aquatic Championships 2021 slated to be held from October 19 to 23 at Bangalore..

Veteran polo player M Joy condoled

IMPHAL, Sep 4The Manipuri Pony and Polo Players' Welfare Association (MP&PWA) has expressed deep shock over the passing away of veteran polo player Mongbijam Joychandra @Joy yesterday.M Joy, a resident of Thangmeiband Lairenhanjaba Leikai, had immense..

Dept of Sports-MU informs

IMPHAL, Sep 2: The Department of Sports, Manipur University has informed that the university will be awarding blazers to members of the university sports contingents who bagged medals in the All India Inter University Tournaments held during the period fr..

Khel Se Mitrata Football Tournament kicks off

IMPHAL, Sep 1As a part of 50th anniversary celebration of India’s victory over Pakistan in 1971 war, a football Tournament which will run till September 6 has been kicked off at Panikheti village in Kangpokpi district today in the presence of Comman..

Asian Youth Boxing ChampionshipsBishwamitra Chongtham clinches gold

New Delhi, Aug 30World youth bronze-medallist Bishwamitra Chongtham (51kg) claimed a gold medal in the Asian Youth Boxing Championships in Dubai on Monday as Indian boxers continued their dominating run at the event.Bishwamitra Chongtham, the diminutive b..

Mirabai Chanu's Olympic silver medal is like oxygen for weightlifting, says Malleswari

NEW DELHI, Aug 30 Karnam Malleswari, Sydney Olympics bronze medallist, said that sports culture will grow in the country after India's best-ever show in the Tokyo Games. Malleswari, who had won a weightlifting bronze in the 2000 Olympics, also said that s..

Want to turn pro but future is bleak, says MMA gold medallist Dinesh Naorem

Our CorrespondentKAKCHING, Aug 30 : Want to turn pro but my future is uncertain looking at the current financial situation of the family, said MMA champion Dinesh Naorem from Kakching Sumak Leikai Yotsungbam Makha Lou. He made the statement while talking ..

Qualifier Maisnam Meiraba emerges champion in Latvia on debut to create history

Jelgava, Aug 30Maisnam Meiraba created history by becoming the champion on debut at the Yonex Latvia International Future Series Badminton tournament in Jelgava on Sunday.The four-day tourney was organized by the Latvian Badminton Federation under the aus..

Judoka Likmabam Sushila Devi feted

THOUBAL, Aug 25Olympian Likmabam Sushila Devi (Judo) and Deven Moirangthem (Judo coach) were felicitated on August 24 at Multipurpose Community Hall Khangabok.The felicitation programme was organised by the United Judo Association Thoubal, UDA and KDASU Khangabok.It was attended by Kh Rajmohon, Zilla Parishad; T Thouba, Deputy Director YAS; Nungshijao Pamei, DYASO Thoubal district; S Indrakumar, secretary MJA; and Pradhans of Khangabob Part 1, 2 & 3.Speaking on the occasion, Likmabam Sushila assured ..

MNCA names players shortlisted for Men's U-19 Pre Season Camp 2021

IMPHAL, Aug 23The Manipur Cricket Association (MNCA) has named 25 players and 2 other reserve players who have been recommended for the Men's U-19 Pre-Season Camp 2021 to be held at KITT, Bhubaneshwor (Odisha) by association's junior men selection committ..

S Kennedy to officiate at Durand Cup

IMPHAL, Aug 21Manipur's Sapam Kennedy, Assistant Referee has been appointed as match official for the 130th Durand Cup 2021 by the All India Football Federation.The All Manipur Football Association (AMFA) in a statement informed S Kennedy to report at ven..

MNCA AGM on Sep 8

IMPHAL, Aug 21: The Manipur Cricket Association (MNCA) has informed all concerned that the 46th Annual General Meeting (AGM)  of the association will be held on September 8 at 11 am at Luwangpokpa Cirkcet Stadium Lecture Hall, Luwangsangbam.The meeti..

Mirabai appointed NEROCA's brand ambassador

IMPHAL, Aug 21: NEROCA FC has appointed Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, silver medallist at Tokyo Games 2020 as the brand ambassador of the club for the season 2021-22.An appointment order regarding it was issued by honorary general secretary of the NEROCA FC, Dr ..

T Ranjita named match official for Women's Asian Cup qualifiers

IMPHAL, Aug 20: Referee, Tekcham Ranjita Devi has been appointed as match official for AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022- Group D qualifiers to be held in Lebanon from September 17 to 23, said the All Manipur Football Association (AMFA) in a statement.AMFA also ..

YAS Minister hands over badminton court mat to DiBAT

IMPHAL, Aug 20 : With an objective to encourage youth in the field of sports, Youth Affairs & Sports Minister, Letpao Haokip handed over a badminton court mat/carpet to the District Badminton Association, Tengnoupal (DiBAT) today.The court mat/carpet&..

Olympic effectMirabai now sees more interest in weightlifting

NEW DELHI, Aug 13Star weightlifter Mirabai Chanu has observed a heightened interest in the power sport since her silver medal-winning feat at the Tokyo Olympics and expects more women to compete at the highest level in the near future.Speaking at an event..

AMBBA names players for India trial

IMPHAL, Aug 13The All Manipur Body Builders Association (AMBBA) has named athletes and an official shortlisted for India trial to be held at Chandigarh University on August 29 for participation at the Mr World-2021.The athletes as named in the selection l..

Women's Asian Cup : 10 from State selected for National camp

IMPHAL, Aug 13The All India Football Federation has selected 10 players from Manipur to attend the Senior Women's National Coaching Camp to be held in Jamshedpur from August 16 to September 6 in preparation of the forthcoming AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022.Th..

N Tomchou wins gold at Weightlifting Nationals

By Our Sports ReporterIMPHAL, Aug 10 : N Tomchou Meetei was clinched a gold for Manipur at the National Weightlifting Championship being underway at SAI, NSNIS Patiala in the Youth's 49 kg category competition today.He lifted 83 kg in snatch and 105 kg in clean and jerk to amass 188 kg to seal the top honour...

AMFA informs

IMPHAL, The All India Football Federation (AIFF) is organising AIFF Online Refresher Course for C Diploma from August 14 to 22, informed All Manipur Football Association in a statement, today. Candidates can register for the course till August 12 at www.c..

In seventh heaven: India sign off Tokyo Olympics with promise of brighter future

NEW DELHI, Aug 8 (PTI)It started with a bang, tapered off in the middle and then ended with the kind of spectacular fireworks that make historic events grand.India was quite literally on a roller-coaster during the Tokyo Olympics.So, there was the first medal in track-and-field which also happened to be the first gold in 13 years, the first medal in hockey in 41 years, the first silver in weightlifting, the first boxing medal in nine years, the first woman with two Olympic medals, the most number ..

Neeraj Chopra breaks India's jinx with 'Golden throw'

Tokyo, Aug 7 Neeraj Chopra has won GOLD in men's javelin throw at Olympic Games. With this, he has become the first Indian athlete to win gold ever. He had entered the finals with a stunning throw of 86.65m in his opening attempt that put him on top of the qualification round on Wednesday. In the finals, he covered his highest throw of 87.58m (in the second of six attempts).Taking part in congratulating Neeraj Chopra, Chief Minister N Biren tweeted that the Government of Manipur will give an award ..

CHDA congratulates

IMPHAL, Aug 6 The Chandel District Hockey Association (CDHA) has congratulated men's India hockey team on winning bronze  at Tokyo Olympics 2020.A press release issued by CDHA said that the performance for the National team has made the Nation proud...

Indian hockey ends 41-year drought for Olympic medal

TOKYO, Aug 5 The victory against Germany at the Tokyo Olympics showcased India’s unending supply of grit, energy and outlined the work put in while training in isolation for more than a year in Bengaluru.They fought like warriors and will return home as legends, having ended India’s 41-year wait for an Olympics medal in hockey. On Wednesday morning, India beat Germany 5-4 with a lionhearted performance to win the bronze medal in Tokyo.The win showcased this team’s unending supply ..

Wrestler Ravi Dahiya settles for Silver

TOKYO, Aug 5Ravi Dahiya on Thursday became only the second Indian wrestler to win a silver medal at the Olympic Games after he lost the men's freestyle 57kg title clash 4-7 to reigning world champion Zavur Uguev here.There were expectations that the 23-ye..

Tokyo 2020 Manipuris are tough, says Mary Kom after sensational opening-round win

TOKYO, Jul 25 Mary Kom is hungry for more. The 6-time world champion and the London Olympics bronze medallist is looking to win the elusive Olympic Gold in Tokyo and she made her return to the Games after 9 years in a sensational manner.Mary Kom stormed into the pre-quarterfinals of the Flyweight Women's category after beating Hernandez Garcia, a 23-year-old from the Dominican Republic 4-1. Mary outpunched her opponent in the 3rd and final round after opening her bout on a cautious note. The 38-year-old ..

National Sports Day

IMPHAL, Jul 25 : The All India Football Federation (AIFF) is organising National Sports Day 2021 from August 14 to 21 to encourage grassroots sports activities in the country.A press release issued by the All Manipur Football Association requested all DFA..

Major General Alok Naresh greets Mirabai Chanu

IMPHAL, Jul 24Major General Alok Naresh, Inspector General Assam Rifles (South) has congratulated star weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu for winning the first silver medal in weightlifting at Tokyo Olympics 2020 in the 49 kg category.The General officer ..

Mary Kom, Manpreet Singh lead India march

NEW DELHI, Jul 23Boxing great MC Mary Kom and Indian men's hockey team captain Manpreet Singh led the Indian contingent out as they marched through Tokyo's National Stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2020 Olympics. The number of athletes who walked out for India was reduced to 19 due to Covid-19 restrictions. The athletes were clad in blazers with the name of the country on it. All the members of the contingent waved small Indian flags themselves in addition to Mary and Manpreet carrying the ..

Wishes to State's Olympic athletes pour in

IMPHAL, Jul 23Wishes and prayers to State athletes representing India at the Tokyo Games continued to pour in from various sections of the society.It may be worth mentioning that MC Mary Kom (boxing), Saikhom Mirabai Chanu (weightlifting), Likmabam Sushila (judo), Pukhrambam Sushila (hockey) and Shanglakpam Nilakanta Sharma (Hockey) will be competing in their respective events at the mega sporting event hosted by Japan.The Netaji Memorial Club in a message not only extended best wishes to the athletes ..

MPSC congratulates Ng Bala

IMPHAL, Jul 23Manipur Police Sports Club (MPSC) heartily congratulated Ngangom Bala on being named as the AIFF Women's Footballer of the year 2020-21.Ngangom Bala is currently playing for the Rangers FC in Scotland and had also received the award two years in a row in 2014 and 2015, noted MPSC's secretary in a press release.Bala is a member of MPSC and was with the MPSC team before she joined the Rangers FC last year, the release said.The club also wished success in all her endeavours and expressed ..

AMGA greets Ariha on becoming India's top aerobic gymnast

IMPHAL, Jul 23The All Manipur Gymnastics Association (AMGA) has extended its heartfelt greetings to Ariha Pangambam on becoming India's No 1 aerobic gymnast and being placed 17th in the World Ranking for the year 2021.Ariha, 17, was  born to Pangamba..

MOA performs prayer, wishes Olympic athletes

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 21: The Manipur Olympic Association (MOA) has extended best wishes to 5 athletes in the Indian contingent for Tokyo Games 2020.A mass prayer led by the MOA president and members along with guardians of the State athletes was held today seeking blessing for the athletes at the association's office at Khuman Lampak.The association wished that MC Mary Kom (boxing), Saikhom Mirabai Chanu (Weightlifting), Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam (Hockey), Sushila Likmabam (Judo) and S ..

3rd MK Classic Open Intl Taekwondo C'shipKangla Taekwondo Academy Thangmeiband bag 29 medals

IMPHAL, Jul 21The Kangla Taekwondo Academy Thangmeiband has fetched a total of 20 medals including 20 gold and 9 silver at the 3rd MK Classic Open International Online Taekwondo Championship 2021 held from July 16 to 19.The players who won gold medals in the poomsae and speeding kicking events of the championship, as per a press statement of the Kangla Taekwondo Academy Thangmeiband are as follows:Speed Kicking: Moiching Sahiruddin (Senior), Gaitri Khaidem (Senior) and S Malemnganba (Senior), Thangjam ..

National Webinar on India in Tokyo Olympics, 2020 organised

PIBIMPHAL, Jul 21 : A National level webinar on India in Tokyo Olympics, 2020 was jointly organised today by PIB, Imphal, the Regional Outreach Bureau (ROB), Imphal, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Govt of India and Department of Physical Educ..

AMFA congratulates Suresh Wangjam, Ngangom Bala

IMPHAL, Jul 21The All Manipur Football Association (AMFA) has congratulated Ngangom Bala Devi and Suresh Wangjam on being named as the AIFF Women's Footballer of the year 2020-21 and Men's Emerging Footballer of the year.While congratulating Bala who curr..

Wishes to State athletes at Tokyo Games pour in

IMPHAL, July 20 : National Sports Academy Khuman Lampak Sports Complex and Democratic Students' Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) have extended best wishes to all athletes from Manipur who will be competing in the Tokyo Olympics.May MC Mary Kom (women's boxing ..

4-Day Online Umpiring Crash Course from July 22

IMPHAL, Jul 20 : The Manipur Cricket Association is set to conduct a "4-Day Online Umpiring Crash Course' for 2 hours in the mornings and evenings from July 22 to 25.The course for the existing MNCA Umpires as well as for fresh candidates is set to be con..

W Manihar condoled

IMPHAL, Jul 20 : The All Manipur Volleyball Association (AMVA) has condoled the sudden demise of W Manipur Singh, former volleyball player due to Covid.An online condolence meeting was convened today, said AMVA in a press release.He represented Manipur in..

State players bag 9 medals in E-Kata National Karate Championship

IMPHAL, Jul 19Manipur players managed 9 medals including 4 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze in the E-Kata National Karate Championship which was organised by the International Shito Ryu Karate Federation India (ISKF-India) from July 14 to 16.The organisers rec..

AMSU extends best wishes to State athletes

IMPHAL, Jul 19The All Manipur Students Union (AMSU) has extended best wishes to the 5 State athletes who will be competing in various events at the Tokyo Olympics.5 players from Manipur making it to the Indian Contingent despite its small geographical are..

Aztecs Sports Manipur leads in producing professional boxers

IMPHAL, Jul 15As many as three pugilists groomed by Aztecs Sports Manipur have successfully participated in the 'ALL STAR PROFESSIONAL BOXING CHAMPIONSHIP' held at Marine Center, Mumbai on July 9 last.The event was organised by 'MARINE PRO-BOXING' which is recognised by the Professional Boxing Commission (PBC) and International Boxing Association (IBA), said a press release of Aztecs Sports Manipur.The three boxers who featured in the said professional boxing event are Raju Ke-isham, Bonjovi Nongmaithem ..

YAS Minister flags off 'blessing rally' for Olympic-bound athletes

Imphal, Jul 10 (DIPR)Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports, Letpao Haokip  flagged off the ‘Blessing Rally’ for 5 (five) athletes from the State and also 1 (one ) athlete from Mizoram who will be participating in different fields in the..

Wrestling coach N Nonibala condoled

 IMPHAL, Jul 6: The Manipur Wrestling Association and the Community Recreation Centre Cum Library (CRCL), Ningomthong have condoled the untimely demise of Ningombam Nonibala Devi- a wrestling coach at SAI Akhara, Langhin in Assam on July 4.N Nonibala..

Manipur's Madhusudan elected KKFI vice-president

IMPHAL, Jul 5The present chairman of Manipur Amateur Kho-Kho Association (MAKKA), M Madhusudan Singh has been elected as the vice president of Kho Kho Federation of Indian (KKFI).The annual general council meeting and the election of the office bearers of the National federation was held at its office in New Delhi, said a statement of MAKKA.Madhusudan, who is a chief organiser at BASU, Khangabok is also the secretary of the East Zone Kho Kho Federation, it said.Madhusudan had been a joint secretary ..

Likmabam Sushila 5th from Manipur to get Tokyo Games ticket

By Our Sports ReporterIMPHAL, Jun 23 : Judo player Likmabam Sushila has become the fifth Manipuri player set to represent India in the Tokyo Games 2020 as she qualifies for the biggest sporting extravaganza thanks to continental quota.The National Olympic Committee was informed about Sushila's qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Judo in the -48 kg category by the International Judo Federation on June 21.Sushila and a Punjab player were in contention for the continental quota  but Sushila ..

MOA celebrates International Olympic Day

By Our Sports ReporterIMPHAL, Jun 23 : The Manipur Olympic Association has today celebrated 'International Olympic Day' with a simple function at its office.The programme organised with strict adherence to Covid SOP was attended by association's senior vice president, Dr GA Ibopishak Sharma, senior vice president Konsam Baruni and secretary, Sunil Elangbam as presidium members.Formation of International Olympic Committee, inception of modern day Olympics and its popularization with the growing number ..

Assign a celebratory day for Sagol Kangjei, appeals KDS

IMPHAL, Jun 23The Khangabok Development Society (KDS) has appealed the State Government to do the needful to help 'Sagol Kangjei' get a dedicated celebratory day in its name.The society in its press release shared that it does not need further explanation..

Athletes from NE India who have made it for Tokyo Olympics

NEW DELHI, Jun 22 A brief look at all the athletes from States in North East India who have made the cut for Tokyo in various sports Mary Kom, Tarundeep Rai and Mirabai Chanu By C.C. Chengappa Updated: 22 Jun 2021 1:04 PM From Judo to Boxing and Archery to Hockey, several Indian athletes hailing from States in North East India will be representing India at the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Here is a brief look at their individual profiles. 1) Tarundeep Rai (Archery) : The Indian men's archery team ..

MH delegate organise blessing ceremonies

IMPHAL, Jun 22A delegate of Manipur Hockey (MH) led by Hockey India president Gyanendro Ningombam and Manipur Hockey president Basudev Singh visited residences of Shanglakpam Nilakanta Sharma and Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam today and extended best wishes to ..

Nilakanta Sharma makes it to 16-member Indian men's hockey squad for Tokyo Olympics

BENGALURU, Jun 18India on Friday named 10 Olympic debutants in its 16-member men's hockey squad for the Tokyo Games.Amit Rohidas, Hardik Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Nilakanta Sharma, Sumit, Shamsher Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Gurjant Singh, and Lalit Kumar Upadhyay are the 10 players who will make their Olympic debut in Tokyo. The squad includes six seasoned campaigners - goalkeeper Sreejesh; midfielder Manpreet; defenders Harmanpreet Singh, Rupinder Pal Singh, and Surender Kumar; and forward Mandeep Singh. ..

CM, hockey assns greet Nilakanta, Sushila

IMPHAL, Jun 18Manipur's Nilakanta was named among the Indian National Men's hockey team for the Tokyo Games a day after Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam made it to the women's squad.Manipur Hockey, in a press release congratulated both of the players for making t..

Sushila Chanu among 16-member women's hockey squad for Tokyo Olympics

MUMBAI, Jun 17Hockey India, on Thursday, announced a 16-member India women's hockey squad for the Tokyo Olympics, which begins next month.The squad strikes the perfect balance between continuity from the Rio Olympics 2016, and adopting a fresh approach for Tokyo. Eight experienced veterans have been named in the squad, while eight new players have been handed the chance to make their Olympic debut for Team India.The final squad includes Rani, Savita, Deep Grace Ekka, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Monika, ..

Manipur Hockey greets Sushila

IMPHAL, Jun 17Manipur Hockey has expressed profound happiness over the selection of Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam in the  National women hockey team for Tokyo Games 2020.Manipur Hockey general secretary, in a press statement also congratulated all the oth..

AMFA updates bank details

IMPHAL, Jun 17The All Manipur Football Association (AMFA )has informed all clubs who are applying for inter district transfer or loan to make fee payment to the bank account of the association opened at SBI-Paona Bazar Branch (Ac no: 10383416076; IFSC : S..

NEROCA mourn demise of K Gope

IMPHAL, Jun 17NEROCA FC has condoled the demise of its former member Khomdram Gope Singh of Laipham Khunou Maning Leikai on June 16.NEROCA, in a condolence message, not only recalled the contributions of the former member but also prayed for his soul to r..

Review opening of KICs : Manipur Hockey secretary

By Our Sports ReporterIMPHAL, Jun 16 : Secretary of Manipur Hockey, Seram Neken has drawn the attention of Youth Affairs and Sports Minister and the Chief Minister to look into the matter of opening of 16 Khelo India Centres, one each for one sports discipline in every district of the State under the Khelo India Scheme.Speaking to media persons on behalf of players and officials of apex controlling bodies of Archery, Athletics, Hockey, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Weightlifting and Wrestling ..

Online refresher course from June 21

IMPHAL, Jun 13: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) is set to organise an online refresher course for coaches with C License certificate from June 21 onwards, as a part of the revalidation process for coaches.The coaches to be divided into batches of..

Manipur Judo Assn condoles demise of coach Surchandra

IMPHAL, Jun 12The Manipur Judo Association has convened a virtual meeting to condole the untimely demise of Asem Surchandra today at 2 pm.A precious gem is lost with the demise of Asem Surchandra who was a reputed National coach and a referee, said Manipu..

Condolences pour in over demise of boxing legend Dingko

IMPHAl, Jun 11Condolences continued to pour in from sections of the society over the demise of boxing legend Ngangom Dingko yesterday.The Social Sporting Club, Sekta, in its condolence message mourned the demise of the late Asian Games gold medalist, reci..

MVCA mourns demise of RK Bidur

IMPHAL, Jun 11The Manipur Veteran Cricket Association convened a condolence meeting this morning at 8 am to pay tribute to its former advisor, RK Bidur of Nongmeibung Wangkheirak-pam Leikai who passed away on June 8 last.The members of the association obs..

Tuleswor among Indian team for ITF Senior World Championships

By Our Sports ReporterIMPHAL, Jun 10 : Thongbam Tuleswor Singh has been among the list of senior tennis players recommended to represent India in the 2021 ITF World Seniors Team Championships (50-55-60) to be held in Croatia from August 29 to September 3.Tuleswor, along with Gurdarshan S Ramana, Narayan Murthy Kothyala and Tikam Singh Panwar were recommended in the Indian team for the Fred Perry Cup (50+).Players for Austria Cup (55+) and Von Cramm Cup (60+) were also announced...

Review identification of KICs, appeals MOA

IMPHAL, Jun 9The Manipur Olympic Association has appealed to the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports to review the identification of Khelo India Centres (KICs) in 16 districts of Manipur.An emergency meeting of the executive council of the Manipur Olym..

KDBA elated

IMPHAL, Jun 8  : The Kakching District Badminton Association and badminton lovers of the Kakching district have expressed happiness over the allotment of Khelo India Centre for badminton to the district.The association, in a press release, welcomed t..

Sunil Chhetri brace hands India victory against Bangladesh

NEW DELHI, Jun 7India rode on a Sunil Chhetri brace to beat Bangladesh 2-0 in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 preliminary joint round qualification round at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha.Courtesy the result, India moved to six points from seven matches, while Bangladesh are at two points seven matches. India next play Afghanistan in their last group league match on June 15.Sunil broke the deadlock in the 78th minute when he headed in Ashique Kuruniyan’s cross ..

Manipur Swimming Association extends wishes

IMPHAL, Jun 7 : The Manipur Swimming Association has congratulated Virendra Nanavati, executive director of Swimming Federation of India (SFI) on becoming the first Indian to be elected as a Bureau member of FINA (Fédération Internationale de Na..

MABA seeks clarification on basis of KIC allocation

IMPHAL, Jun 7The Manipur Amateur Boxing Association (MABA) has sought clarification from the authorities concerned over the basis of allocation of Khelo India Centres (KICs) across the 16 districts of  the State.The MABA in a press statement expresse..

IWDBA mourns

IMPHAL, Jun 2 : The Imphal West District Badminton Association (IWDBA) mourned the demise of its member Mongjam Pratap Singh on May 31, 2021.In its condolence message, the IWDBA said that Pratap participated in many State championships and represented Man..

88th Thang-Ta Revival Day

IMPHAL, May 30 : The Huyel Langlon Thang-Ta Association, Manipur in collaboration with Thang-Ta Maheikol, Yumnam Huidrom, World Thang-Ta Federation, Asian Thang-Ta Federation and Thang-Ta Federation of India observed 88th Thang-Ta Revival Day at Yumnam Hu..

TTA claims

IMPHAL, May 30 : The Table Tennis Association (TTA) Kakching has asked on what condition an approval was given to open a badminton centre in Kakching district under Khelo India, the national programme for development of sports. In a statement, the TTA sai..

Boxing Academy Nongada mourns

IMPHAL, May 28Members and players of Boxing Academy Nongada, in a press release expressed grief of the untimely demise of former coach of the Academy and Andro Boxing Academy, L Bijiya (Usharani) on May 26.The members and players of the academy also paid ..

AMVA condoles demise of E Khomei

IMPHAL, May 28The All Manipur Volleyball Association (AMVA) has deeply condoled the demise of National player Elangbam Khomei Singh from Thounaojam Yangdong in Kakching district due to Covid on May 26.Khomei was part of Manipur junior team which finished ..

AMFA informs

IMPHAL, May 28The All Manipur Football Association has informed ESU to nominate a person who will be responsible for club licensing matters for the women's team.AMFA informed the same to ESU which have qualified for the 5th Hero Indian Women League (IWL) ..

Mary Kom, Saskhi enter final of Asian Championships

DUBAI, May 27The Olympic-bound M C Mary Kom (51kg) and former youth world champion Sakshi (54kg) stormed into the Asian Boxing Championship finals after notching up gruelling victories in their last-four stage bouts here on Thursday.While six-time world champion Mary Kom prevailed 4-1 over Mongolia's Lutsaikhan Altantsetseg, two-time youth world champion Sakshi upstaged top-seeded Kazakh Dina Zholaman 3-2.However, Simranjit Kaur (60kg), also bound for Olympics, Monika (48kg) and debutant Jaismine ..

Manipur districts to have one Khelo India Centre each

IMPHAL, May 27As part of the Government’s vision to open 1000 new Khelo India Centres (KIC) in all States and UTs, with at least one KIC in each district of the country, the Sports Ministry has announced the approval of 143 new centres in 7 Indian States last week of which 16 will be in Manipur.The centres will be spread across Manipur’s 16 districts- Imphal East, Imphal West, Thoubal, Kakching, Chandel, Tengnoupal, Bishnupur, Churchandpur, Pherzwal, Kangpokpi, Senapati, Ukhrul, Kamjong, ..

Govt to open 143 Khelo India centres across seven States including Manipur

New Delhi, May 25 (PTI) The Sports Ministry has decided to set up 143 Khelo India centres across seven States with a total budget of Rs 14.30 crore in its bid to nurture talent at the grassroot level.These centres will be set up in Maharashtra, Mizoram, Goa, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur.Each centre will be entrusted with one sports discipline.The Khelo India centres have been launched by the Sports Ministry in partnership with State Governments to ensure the availability ..

Renedy Singh’s crucial assist helps Covid-struck Manipur breathe

New Delhi, May 25Former India mid-field maestro Renedy Singh is working relentlessly to arrange oxygen cylinders and help Manipur win the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.In his prime Renedy was known for his ability to put in inch-perfect balls for the strikers inside the box. His penchant for “assisting” when the chips are down has not changed even after a decade of having last played for the Blue Tigers.“It is a difficult time for everyone. Our frontline workers have been ..

Meiraba withdraws from third international tournament this month

IMPHAL, May 25 : Manipur's Maisnam Meiraba Luwang has withdrawn from as many as three major international senior badminton tournaments including Austrian Open to be held from May 27 to 30, in the wake of the COVID-19 second wave in the country.Ace shutler..

AMVA thanks for aiding former player

IMPHAL, May 25The All Manipur Volleyball Association has expressed gratitude to all who have extended monetary assistance to one ailing former National volleyball player.Friends and volleyball lovers of the State had contributed a sum of Rs 34,611 to aid ..

Bishnupur Dist Wushu Assn pays homage to late Master Bharat

IMPHAL, May 25The Bishnupur District Wushu Association has condoled the sudden demise of its former vice president Master Kh Bharat Singh on May 24.A condolence meeting was convened today in the presence of wushu players of the district and association of..

FIFA World Cup qualifiers 6 from Manipur selected for Indian team

Imphal, May 20 Six young football players from Manipur have been selected to be part of the Indian National team for the FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 qualifiers in Doha, Qatar.In a memorandum issued by the All Manipur Football Association (AMFA) on Thursday, six players from the State are among the 28-member squad for India’s three forthcoming matches in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 qualifiers slated to be played from June 3 onwards.The six players ..

MFA postpones annual general body meeting

IMPHAL, May 18The Manipur Fencing Association (MFA) has postponed its annual general body mlieting  which was scheduled to be held on May 25 until further notice.The meeting was postponed in view of COVID-19 pandemic, said MFA in a statement...

AMFA informs

IMPHAL, May 17 The All Manipur Football Association has informed all concerned to upload duly filled in Amateur Retention Form (Form 02) for the 'Amateur Players' in the first week of June for the season 2021-2022 without fail.The association in a stateme..

Manipur Kang Association condoles

Manipur Kang Association condolesIMPHAL, May 17The Manipur Kang Association (MKA) has condoled the demise of its former member S Tikendra Singh of Nambol on May 13.A condolence meeting in honour of the late soul was held at the Manipur Kang Association (M..

M Nilachandra condoled

IMPHAL,  May 14 : The veteran team players and officials of the Th Birachandra Singh Football Academy (TBSFA) have yesterday condoled the sudden demise of the academy's former veteran player Mutum Nilachandra on May 5.A condolence meeting was convene..

Applications invited for Hybrid Level-1 Coach Certification Course

IMPHAL, May 14The Manipur Cricket Association has invited applications from retired cricketers from Manipur for “Hybrid Level-1 Coach Certification Course” to be conducted by BCCI, NCA Teaching Faculty.The course will be conducted online for 6..

AMFA condoles

IMPHAL, May 13 : The All Manipur Football Association (AMFA) has condoled the demise of Laishram Engam Khuman @ Sana, an AFC-B License Coach of Uripok Khoisnam Leikai, todayHe was 48.In its condolence message, AMFA prayed for the departed soul to rest in ..