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Only collective effort can defeat COVID-19, says former Warrant Officer Ksh Bhaktakumar

By Our Sports ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 4 : Doing his bit in the fight against COVID-19, former bodybuilder and IAF's Warrant Officer Kshetrimayum Bhaktakumar has maintained that only collective effort will be able to control and overcome the new disease.Ksh Bhaktakumar who was honoured recently with the "Pride of the Nation" award and has 10 Mr India titles in his belt, is also assessing the impact created by the new disease which trace its origin in Wuhan, China. The bodybuilder who was also adjudged ..

SAI holds video conference with Hockey India officials

NEW DELHI, Apr 4The Sports Authority of India on Saturday held a meeting with Hockey India officials and national team coaches via a video conference and drew a roadmap for the next 16 months leading up to the Tokyo Olympics.Among other things, the COVID-..

Will not give up until I win gold at Olympics, says Mary Kom

NEW DELHI, Apr 1Six-time World Champion Mary Kom on Wednesday reiterated that her dream is to win a gold medal for India at the Olympics and for that she will try her level best and keep fighting until she achieves her goal.The ace Indian boxer had won bronze at the 2012 London Olympic Games in the 51-kg weight category. In 2016, she was unable to qualify for the Rio Games.However, last month, she secured her second appearance at the mega quadrennial Games in the Asian/Oceania Olympic Qualifiers, ..

AIFF hopeful of organising U-17 Women's World Cup in November

NEW DELHI, Mar 31The All India Football Federation (AIFF) remains hopeful of organising the FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup in November despite the COVID-19 pandemic causing cancellation and postponement of top sporting events, throwing international sche..

COVID-19: Mary Kom donates one-month salary to PM relief fund

NEW DELHI, Mar 30 Six-time world champion boxer MC Mary Kom on Monday said she will donate her one month's salary as Rajya Sabha MP, amounting to Rs 1 lakh, to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in the country."In view of the..

MNCA contributes Rs 5 lakh to CM COVID-19 Relief Fund

IMPHAL, Mar 29In view of the ongoing crisis of COVID-19 pandemic in the Country and the States, Manipur Cricket Association (MNCA) today contributed a sum of Rs 5 lakh to the " Chief Minister's COVID-19 Relief Fund" with the primary objective of dealing with the emergency/distress situations to combat COVID-19 in the State. MNCA's president RK Imo Singh; vice president Laithangbam Binoy Singh; honorary secretary Singam Priyananda Singh; honorary treasurer Laithangbam Ronel Singh and honorary ..

IOA assures full support as India battles COVID-19 pandemic

NEW DELHI, Mar 29The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Sunday assured full support as the country battled the COVID-19 pandemic and stressed on self-isolation under the current circumstances.IOA President Narinder Batra on Saturday said the Tokyo Olympi..

Rescheduled Tokyo Games may come before summer 2021: Bach

ATHENS, Mar 26The head of the global Olympic movement said on Wednesday the rescheduled Tokyo Games faced “thousands” of logistical and financial problems but could go ahead before summer 2021.Though most people have assumed the Games will be held around roughly the same July-August timetable as they were planned for this year, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said earlier dates in 2021 were possible.“The agreement is that we want to organise these Games ..

AMFA puts major events on hold till April 15

IMPHAL, Mar 23All Manipur Football Association (AMFA) has decided to defer major football tournaments in the State namely, 13th Manipur State League, 2nd Sub-Junior Girls Inter Club Football Tournament-2020, 2nd Sub-Junior Boys Inter Club Football Tournam..

MABA GB meeting on April 26

IMPHAL, Mar 23Manipur Amateur Boxing Association has informed all its members that the annual general body meeting of the association will be held on April 26 under the chairmanship of Ng Tejkumar Singh, president, MABA from 10 am at Khuman Lampak, Boxing..

"Moirang Run" postponed

IMPHAL, Mar 23"Moirang Run" which is organised annually by Historical Heritage Development Organisation, Moirang has been postponed until further notice considering the grave situation caused by COVID-19.The run is being held every year on April 14 to com..

Mirabai Chanu: All efforts will go waste if Olympics is cancelled

NEW DELHI, Mar 22 Awary Mirabai Chanu has only one prayer on her lips that the Tokyo Olympics goes as per schedule despite COVID-19 pandemic otherwise all her efforts of winning an Olympic medal will go down the drain...

Mary Kom breaks quarantine protocol amid coronavirus scare

NEW DELHI, MAr 21 Amid panic over a possibility of community transmission of novel coronavirus, it has now come to fore that ace boxer and Rajya Sabha MP Mary Kom broke the 14-day quarantine protocol which has been put in place by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the governments across the world...

Mirabai sure-shot for her second Olympics, young Jeremy also set to qualify

NEW DELHI, Mar 20 Weightlifting's Olympic qualifying schedule has gone haywire due to the COVID-19 pandemic but India's Mirabai Chanu is a sure-shot for the Tokyo Games, if they are held, while young Jeremy Lalrinnunga is also set to make the cut for the mega sporting spectacle...

Bala Devi stays back in Glasgow, says Rangers taking care of her

Kolkata, Mar 20 India women''s team striker Bala Devi, who plays for Scottish football club Rangers F.C., has decided to stay back in Glasgow after the Indian government on Thursday said that no international flight..

RCT, KCC, PTCC, RCA secure wins: MCA postpones 5th MNCA Plate Tournament as preventive measure against COVID-19

IMPHAL, Mar 19: Amidst COVID-19 that has claimed four lives and infected more than 170 in the country, Manipur Cricket Association has postponed the 5th MNCA Plate Tournament 2019-20 until further notice. The tournament began yesterday...

PCC, CRAU, KASC and PSC emerge victorious as 5th MNCA Plate Tournament kicks off

IMPHAL, Mar 18 : The 5th MNCA Plate Tournament 2019-20 being organised by Manipur Cricket Association kicked off today...

PTCC Men's Open Football tournament stalled

IMPHAL, Mar 18 4th State Level 7-A-side Men's Open Football Tournament 2020 organised by Patsoi Tuliyaima Century Club (PTCC) at its ground has been put on hold in view of the fast spreading COVID-19..

MNCA condoles demise of Haobam Biramangol

IMPHAL, Mar 18 Manipur Cricket Association (MNCA) has condoled the untimely and sad demise of its former honorary secretary, Haobam Biramangol Singh on March 17...

Manipur gives birth to India’s first transgender football team

IMPHAL, Mar 18 Manipur’s NGO Ya All has recently helped in the formation of first transgender football team in India. As per reports, the team comprises of Nick (captain), Chaki (vice captain, striker), Puja (goalkeeper), Silleibi ..

Stage set for quarter finals of PTCC Football tourney

IMPHAL, Mar 17 : The quarter-finals line up of the 4th Men's Football Tournament being organised by Patsoi Tuliyaima Century Club at its Football ground at Patsoi, completed today with 8 teams making the last 8 cut...

AMFA warns of stern disciplinary action

IMPHAL, Mar 17 All Manipur Football Association (AMFA) has warned that stern disciplinary actions will be taken up if any registered players and referees are found to be involved in unauthorized tournaments (4 to 8-A-side) while the association is shelving on its activities due to novel coronavirus...

2 State cricketers called up for Senior Men's Camp for NE States

IMPHAL, Mar 16Two cricketers of Manipur Cricket Association have been called up for the Senior Men's Camp for North East States to be conducted under the aegis of NCA, BCCI at Guwahati, Assam from April 6 to 30.The two players who were selected by All Ind..

Declining performance demands urgent intervention of authorities

By Our Sports ReporterIMPHAL, Mar 16 : Most players of the State have been giving commendable performances consistently over the years and their performance in the recent event namely Khelo India Youth Games which is an annual sporting event organised joi..

Akoijam Ratankumar clinches Mr Imphal East 2020 title

IMPHAL, Mar 15 Akoijam Ratankumar clinched the title of the 19th Mr Imphal East 2020 Open Championship which was organised by Imphal East District Body Building and Fitness Association (IEDBBFA) today at Badminton Indoor Hall at the residence of Dr Akendrajit of Singjamei Waikhom Leikai...

Level at Rangers FC higher than India, says Bala Devi

NEW DELHI, Mar 15 India's first woman professional footballer Bala Devi says she is adjusting to the much higher training level at Scotland's club Rangers FC...

First ever FIFA standard synthetic football turf inaugurated at Asufii Mao

Senapati, Mar 15: The first ever FIFA Standard pro-quality synthetic turf in the Senapati district was inaugurated at Asufii, Mao on Saturday (March 14). The synthetic football turf which can accommodate 6 men..

Makhrelui FC win Open Five Men Soccer tourney

Senapati, Mar 15 : Makhrelui FC won the Open Five Men Soccer by defeating Hills Hornbill FC in the final held at Katomei Centre Ground, Senapati yesterday. ..

I League 2019-20: Phillip Adjah penalty helps NEROCA FC hold Chennai City

IMPHAL, Mar 14 Chennai City and NEROCA FC played out a 2-2 draw in the I-League match held on Saturday at the Khuman Lampak Stadium. ..

10th Journalists' Sports Meet 2020: The Sangai Express retain cricket title as ISTV finish overall team champions

IMPHAL, Mar 14 : The Sangai Express continued to stay unbeaten in Cricket as ISTV Network were crowned overall champions of the 10th Journalists' Sports Meet 2020 which was held from March 8 to 12 at various stadiums under the aegis of All Manipur Working Journalists' Union....

Kh Romajit wins marathon title at 9th Kangleipak Mega Sports Festival 2020

IMPHAL, Mar 14: Kh Romajit has bagged the title of the 9th Kangleipak Mega Sports Festival 2020 marathon organised by Kangleipak Sports Association, under the aegis of Athletics Association of Manipur, from March 9 to 12...

YPHU win title of 10th Shaheed Manoranjan Singh Memorial Football

IMPHAL, Mar 14 The 10th edition of Shaheed Manoranjan Singh Memorial Football Tournament 2019-20 was concluded on March 12. The tournament was kicked off by Governor, Dr Najma Heptulla on February 19 at SAI Sports Complex, Imphal. ..

Coronavirus fear: AMFA postpones all activities

IMPHAL, Mar 14 All Manipur Football Association has postponed all the activities organised by the body considering the coronavirus fear and prioritising safety for all...

SHDSVA foundation day cum sports meet ends in style

KANGPOKPI, Mar 14: The 7th Foundation Day of Sadar Hills District Sports Veteran Association and its veteran Sports Meet final match concluded in style on March 9 at the veteran home ground Ngahmun in Kangpokpi District...

Deepak Devrani's late strike seals three points for TRAU FC against Indian Arrows

IMPHAL, Mar 8 TRAU FC edged out Indian Arrows 1-0 in an I-League 2019-20 clash on Sunday at the Khuman Lampak Stadium in Imphal...

1st all ladies "Centurion ride" held on eve of International Women’s Day, cyclists feted

IMPHAL, Mar 8 A 100 Km long all ladies cycle ride named “1st centurion ride” was organised by Bicycle Mayor of Imphal on the occasion of International Women’s Day. The event was supported by Imphal Randonneurs and Manipur Adventure and Mountain Biking Association with Arun Kumar Ngangbam as ride responsible. ..

FLAM win K Yaima Memorial Veteran Football tournament title

IMPHAL, Mar 8 : FLAM, Yaiskul earned the top honour of the 8th Koijam Yaima Memorial Veteran Football Tournament 2020 with a 1-0 final victory against UVSA-A, Lilong Chajing today at XI Star Sporting Union ground, Akampat...

13th Manipur State League: YPHU slip out of relegation zone with 2-0 victory over SU

IMPHAL, Mar 7 : Struggling Young Physique Union (YPHU), Lalambung breathed fresh air as they topped Sagolband United (SU) 2-0 at Artificial Turf ground, Khuman Lampak today to get out of the relegation zone of the ongoing 13th Manipur State League...

I League 2019-20: Arrows to witness aggressive play from TRAU : Nandakumar

IMPHAL, Mar 7 : Indian Arrows will be witnessing an aggressive team in TRAU (Tiddim Road Athletic Union) FC, said technical director of TRAU, Nandakumar who is also a AFC-A Licence holder...

Stage set for semi-finals of 2nd State Level Volleyball tourney

IMPHAL, Mar 7 : The semi-finals line up of the 2nd State Level Men's Volleyball Tournament 2020 organised by The Upokpi Sporting Association was completed today with TRYVC, YMDO, Kachathol and YDO making the cut...

Kankhu Athletic FC win Chandel Second Divn Football League crown

IMPHAL, Mar 7 : Kankhu Athletic FC ( Kankhu AFC) defeated Japhou YC 2-0 to win the title of the ADC Chandel Trophy Second Division Football League 2019-20 today at Liwa Sarei Ground...

Minister Nemcha Kipgen graces final match of Dhanabir Trophy

Imphal, Mar 7 : Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Nemcha Kipgen graced the final match of the 6th Dhanabir Trophy State Level village Open men’s 7-A side football tournament, 2020 held today at Light Youth Club Ground, Angtha. ..

109 Bn clinch Inter GC/ Bn CRPF Hockey title

IMPHAL, Mar 7 Hosts 109 Bn CRPF were crowned the champions of the Inter Gc/Bn(Ops) CRPF Hockey Tournament organized since March 6 under the aegis of IGP, M&N Sector CRPF at Mongsangei, Makha Leikai...

Inter GC/Bn CRPF Basketball tournament concludes

IMPHAL, Mar 7 As a part of the continuous effort to conduct various sporting activities in the campus, Group Centre CRPF had successfully hosted Inter GC/ Bn Basketball Tournament 2020 for CRPF Bns and Group Centres operating in Manipur and Nagaland Sector...

Manipur finish 12th at 25th All India Forest Sports Meet

Thoubal, Mar 7 : Manipur contingent were able to finish 12th at the 25th All India Forest Sports Meet, 2020 which was held at Bhubaneshwar, Odisha since March 3 with a total haul of 6 gold, 3 silver and 5 bronze medals...

13th Manipur State League: Muvanlai Athletics beat DM RAO 1-0 to retain pole position, NISA hold YUFC

IMPHAL, Mar 6 : Muvanlai Athletics, Kangpokpi continued to impress as they went back to the top of the 13th Manipur State League table on 18 points following a slender 1-0 victory against DM RAO, Sekmai today at Artificial Turf ground, Khuman Lampak...

ISL 2019/20 Semifinals: FC Goa have mountain to climb against Chennaiyin FC

Mar 6 : FC Goa face Chennaiyin FC in the second leg of their Indian Super League semifinals, looking to overturn a 4-1 deficit, at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Saturday...

Asian Boxing Qualifiers: All eyes on Mary Kom, Amit Panghal as they eye Olympic berth

AMMAN, Mar 6 London Olympics bronze medallist Mary Kom (51kg) and World Championships silver medallist Amit Panghal (52kg) will begin their quest for a Tokyo Games berth when they enter the ring at the Asian Olympic Qualifiers ..

UVSA-A vs FLAM in K Yaima Memorial Veteran Football final

IMPHAL, Mar 6 : FLAM, Yaiskul beat FC Imphal 2-1 to set up final date of the ongoing 8th K Yaima Memorial Veteran Football Tournament-2020 with UVSA-A, Lilong Chajing which thumped KVFA, Kakching 3-1 ..

2 from State clear AFC GK Level 3 Coaching Certificate Course

IMPHAL, Mar 6 Manipur's Sapam Premkanta Singh and Lourembam Ronibala Chanu have cleared AFC GK Level 3 Coaching Certificate Course which was conducted under the aegis of All India Football Federation at Karnataka State Football..

Inter Gc/Bn(Ops) CRPF Hockey Tournament begins

IMPHAL, Mar 6 Inter Gc/Bn(Ops) CRPF Hockey Tournament organized by 109 Bn CRPF under the aegis of IGP, M&N Sector CRPF began today at Mongsangei, Makha Leikai...

13th Manipur State League: NEROCA FC thrash NACO to earn top spot; UKB move up one place

IMPHAL, Mar 5: Y Sonam Chothe shone as NEROCA FC thrashed NACO to top the points table of the 13th Manipur State League 2019-20 at Khuman Lampak Artificial Turf Ground today. They beat NACO 6-1...

Men's open football tourney starts today

IMPHAL, Mar 5 The 4th edition of the State Level 7-A Side Men's Open Football Tournament 2020 will kicked of tomorrow with opening match between Yening FC Awangkhunou and A^2 (B) Patsoi...

National Forest Sports Meet: Manipur earn 4 more gold medals

BHUBANESWAR, Mar 5 On the 3rd day of the National Forest Sports Meet, 2020 at Bhubaneswar, Odisha, Manipur has earned four more gold medals...

I League 2019-20: TRAU FC do the double over Churchill Brothers

IMPHAL, Mar 4 TRAU FC rode on a 77th minute penalty converted by Oguchi Uche to defeat Churchill Brothers, whom they defeated 2-1 in Goa, at the Khuman Lampak Main Stadium in Imphal, Manipur, on Wednesday...

Danish Farooq's strike helps Real Kashmir edge out NEROCA FC

SRINAGAR, Mar 4 Danish Farooq’s 42nd minute strike helped Real Kashmir FC beat NEROCA FC 1-0 in an I-League 2019-20 clash at the TRC Turf Ground in Srinagar, on Wednesday...

13th Manipur State League: AIM trounce AFC 7-2 as NISA thump SU 3-1 to return on top

IMPHAL, Mar 4 : NISA, Thangmeiband romped to a 3-1 win against Sagolband United (SU) for their fifth win in 6 matches and went on top in team standings of the ongoing 13th Manipur State League while AIM, Khabam thrashed AFC, Thoubal 7-2 to move to 11th spot on 6 points from 7 matches...

Shaheed Manoranjan Memorial Football: UPSA beat WYFC 7-6 on penalties to complete last four line up

IMPHAL, Mar 4 : UPSA, Pukhao made themselves through to the last four round of the 10th Shaheed Manoranjan Memorial CRPF Football Tournament with a 7-6 win over WYFC, Wangjing via penalty shoot-out after 3-3 stalemate during normal time at SAI Sports Complex, Takyel today...

Kankhu Athletic FC vs Japhou YC in Cdl 2nd Divn League final showdown

IMPHAL, Mar 4 : Kankhu Athletic FC will lock horns with Japhou YC for the crown of the ADC Chandel Trophy Second Division Football League 2019-20 being organised by District Sports Association Chandel at Liwa Sarei Football ground...

LCCC cruise to Veteran T-20 Cricket Tourney title

IMPHAL, Mar 4: LCCC Lilong Chajing were crowned champions of the 8th T20 Manipur Veteran Cricket Tournament 2020 as they thrashed YWC Langthabal by 5 wickets in the final today at Langthabal Public Ground ...

MA go top as Songpu Singsit leads in 2-1 comeback win, GSC beat KLASA 2-0

IMPHAL, Mar 3 : Muvanlai Athletics (MA), Kangpokpi whose 4 game winning streak at the 13th Manipur State League was broken by Sagolband United on February 29, bounced back today to beat YUFC, Ukhrul 2-1 and go top with the help of Songpu Singsit second half brace. ..

I-League: TRAU prepare for tough Churchill Brothers' challenge at home

IMPHAL, Mar 3 Struggling Hero I-League debutants Tiddim Road Athletic Union (TRAU) FC will be taking on Goan visitors Churchill Brothers at the Khuman Lumpak Stadium on Wednesday (March 04, 2020)...

Shaheed Manoranjan Memorial Football: NISA win five goal thriller against DM RAO to secure last 4 berth

IMPHAL, Mar 3 : NISA, Thangmeiband held off DM RAO 3-2 in the third quarter final match of the 10th Shaheed Manoranjan Singh Memorial CRPF Football Tournament 2019-20 today at SAI Turf, Takyel...

4th KSO Sports Meet for Phailengmol Island Block concludes

IMPHAL, Mar 3 The 4th KSO Sports Meet for Phailengmol Island Block which was held from the 24th February came to an end today at Bongbal Kholen village in Kangpokpi district. The closing ceremony was grace by Nemcha Kipgen..

I-League: Real Kashmir seek revenge against NEROCA FC

SRINAGAR, Mar 3 Real Kashmir will look to avenge their first-leg loss to NEROCA FC when the two sides square off in an I-League clash at Srinagar on Wednesday...

13th Manipur State League NACO hand DM RAO fifth straight loss, climb two spots up

By Our Sports ReporterIMPHAL, Mar 2 : NACO, Nambul Mapal sealed a slender 1-0 win against DM RAO, Sekmai today at Artificial Turf Ground, Khuman Lampak to rise from 9th to 7th on 10 points in the league table of the ongoing 13th Manipur State League.It was the third win for NACO after they went down 0-1 to YUFC on February 28 and it was the fifth straight loss for DM RAO to remain at rockbottom in the table of the 15 team tournament organised by All Manipur Football Association.Although, DM RAO are ..

Shaheed Manoranjan Memorial Ginminthang brace fires Muvanlai Athletics into semis

By Our Sports ReporterIMPHAL, Mar 2 : Ginminthang scored twice to help Muvanlai Athletics seal a 2-1 comeback win against UKB, Churachandpur and a last four berth at the 10th Shaheed Manoranjan Singh Memorial CRPF Football Tournament 2019-20 being underway at SAI Sports Complex, Takyel.UKB made a good start with Paulemsiam finding the target in the 12th minute but Muvanlai Athletics fought back to cancel the lead through Ginminthang goal in the 24th minute. Ginminthang was at it again in the 32nd ..

TBSFA-B thump IEVSA 3-0

By Our Sports ReporterIMPHAL, Mar 2 : TBSFA-B posted a convincing 3-0 win against IEVSA in today's match of the Koijam Yaima Memorial Veteran Football Tournament being organised by Akampat Veteran Football Association at XI Star Sporting Union Ground, Akampat.The game also marked the end of the league stage and TBSFA-B will be facing off with FLAM in the quarter final on March 4.The last  league match of the tournament saw TBSFA-B dominating the game right from the beginning and took a commanding ..

I Sanju named Indian judo team coach for Rabat Grand Prix

IMPHAL, Mar 2Irom Sanju will be leading 8 member Indian team for the Rabat Grand Prix Judo Championship to be held in Morocco from March 5.Mayai Lambi Sports Academy also extended greetings to I Sanju on being named as the coach of the Indian judo team which will leave India on March 4 for Morocco.In its greeting note, Mayai Lambi Sports Academy recalled the achievements of its former athlete, I Sanju who brought laurels to the State and India on many occasions.I Sanju Singh, Subedar in CMP, is also ..

State set for semi-finals of Chandel Second Divn Football League

By Our Sports ReporterIMPHAL, Mar 2 : The semi-finals line up of the ADC Chandel Trophy Second Division Football League 2019-20 was completed today with the end of the league stage.The day saw Modi CSC get a walkover against CFF Veteran as the latter team..