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Draw keeps Abhijeet Gupta on top in c’wealth chess c’ship

Grandmaster and former champion Abhijeet Gupta inched closer to the Commonwealth chess championship, after settling for a quick draw against fellow Grandmaster Deepan Chakkravarthy in the eighth and p

Canada Open: Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa taste win, again

Ashwini Ponnappa and Jwala Gutta celebrate their 21-19, 21-16 win.

Shuttlers Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa clinched the Canada Open women’s doubles title, upstaging the top-seeded Dutch pair of Eefje Muskens and Selena Piek in Calgary on Sunday night.

It is still about the nation, says Vijender Singh

Vijender Singh

Star boxer Vijender Singh’s move to turn professional came as a surprise for many as he will no longer be eligible represent the country at any event.

Asian Athletics: Inderjeet Singh, Jinson Johnson win golden treble

Star shot putter Inderjeet Singh and half-miler Jinson Johnson clinched their third gold in a row as Indians bagged eight medals at the third and final leg of Asian Athletics Grand Prix Series in Chan

Elaine Thompson wins 200 metres gold

Chaunte Lowe clears the bar during her victory in the women’s high jump at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. AFP

Elaine Thompson celebrated her 23rd birthday by winning the 200 metres at the Jamaican trials on Sunday, signalling a possible changing of the guard in Jamaican women’s sprints.

US athletics championships: Double for Justin Gatlin

Justin Gatlin (right) reacts after winning the 200-metre event at the US track and field championships in Eugene. — AP

Justin wins 200m in 19.57 seconds to claim 2nd gold at US athletics meet

It was on June 26, 1975, that the Emergency was declared in the country.

The declaration of a state of Emergency in India forty years ago is a matter of debate even now.