How the North-East Became India’s Biggest Football Nursery

Swapnaneel Parasar When Amarjit Singh Kiyam led out his India side for the first time in the 2017 FIFA U17 World Cup in New Delhi, reminiscences of a day 69 summers ago in eastern London were brought out to the Indian footballing fraternity when the nation made its first ever foray into any global football […]

FIFA U-17 World Cup: India’s ‘find of the tournament’, Dheeraj Moirangthem catches the eye of international scouts

Mihir Vasavda India under-17 goalkeeper Dheeraj Moirangthem’s heroics under the bar have caught the attention of scouts representing a few international clubs, the team’s Portuguese goalkeeping coach Paolo Grilo has said. He, however, did not disclose the names of the clubs those scouts represent. Even though India ended its campaign on Thursday without a point […]

Colts end on a losing note as black starlets qualify

NEW DELHI, Oct 12:Luis Norton de Matos made four changes to the side that had put up a valiant fight against Colombia in the last match. Namit Deshpande, Abhijit Sarkar, Rahim Ali and Ninthoinganba Meetei made way for Jitendra Singh, Nongdamba Naorem, Suresh Wangjam and Aniket Jadav. This meant they lined up in the 4-3-3 […]

CM inspects Khuman Lampak Sports Complex

IMPHAL, Oct 11 (DIPR):Chief Minister N Biren Singh along with Commissioner YAS H Deelep Singh, Director YAS N Praveen Singh and other officials of the department today inspected the ongoing repairing works being taken up at Khuman Lampak Sports Complex, Imphal. During the inspection, the Chief Minister visited the temporary office of Sports University situated […]

There is something about Boris Thangjam – U17 World Cup

Mihir Vasavda India might have gone down in the first two games, but the team has produced some memorable passages of play. India’s performance in the Under-17 World Cup so far has been a combination of shrewd tactical display and occasional flashes of individual brilliance. Throughout their preparatory phase, the Indian players and coaches have […]

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Meet India’s last line of defence, Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem

Shot-stopping and penalty saves have become Dheeraj’s strengths, with the keeper saving two penalties at the AFC U-16 championships in Goa last year. One position that the senior men’s national team has sufficiently covered at the moment is the one behind the backline. There are many contenders vying to be the man between the sticks. […]

Manipur Olympic Association congratulates Arjuna Awardees Devendro and Bembem

Imphal, Aug 31: In a statement, the Manipur Olympic Association extended its gratitude to Laishram Devendro and Oinam Bembem for receiving the prestigious Arjuna Awards, which were conferred upon them in a function on Aug 29 at the President’s House in the national capital city. This is a pride moment for the sportspersons of the […]

Manipur Olympic Association congratulates Arjuna Awardees Devendro and Bembem

Imphal, Aug 31: In a statement, the Manipur Olympic Association extended its gratitude to Laishram Devendro and Oinam Bembem for receiving the prestigious Arjuna Awards, which were conferred upon them in a function on Aug 29 at the President’s House in the national capital city. This is a pride moment for the sportspersons of the […]

1st ever – Meiraba’s bagged Bronze Medal in Senior International Badminton Tourney

Maisnam Meiraba Luwang, aged 14 years 4 Months from Manipur of India, after participating for the first time at the Senior Event in the Man’s Single Event as well as International Tournament, bagged 1st time Bronze Medal in the Open Man’s Single Event. He participated YONEX-SHERA-ROZA-BTY International Championships 2017, which happened from 4th April till […]

CM sets eyes on first 100 days

IMPHAL, Apr 20: Taking cues from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement regarding works and projects to be taken up within the first 100 days in office, Chief Minister N Biren is also planning a similar venture. According to a source, the Chief Minister met the different Secretaries of various Departments today afternoon and minutely discussed […]

CM sets eyes on first 100 days

IMPHAL, Apr 20: Taking cues from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement regarding works and projects to be taken up within the first 100 days in office, Chief Minister N Biren is also planning a similar venture. According to a source, the Chief Minister met the different Secretaries of various Departments today afternoon and minutely discussed […]

WIM CUP (Wahengbam Indramani Memorial Cup) 2016 will start from 29th April 2017

WIM Cup (Wahengbam Indramani Memorial Cup) 2016 on 29th April 2017 at WIMFA Training Center, Football Ground, Vakil Whispering Woods, Iggalur, Chandapura, Bangalore, India, which will start from 9:00 am onwards. The WIM Cup will consider first 8 Teams only and they will compete for the title. So, start registering your team from now onwards […]

Jason Yengkhom of Manipur creates history, becomes the first Indian to win a gold medal in World Junior Wushu Championships

Jason Yengkhom scripted a history when he won a gold medal at the ongoing 6th World Junior Wushu Championships 2016 at Burgas in Bulgaria. The championship which started on September 25th will continue till October 3rd 2016. Son of Geetchandra and Memcha, Jason is a four times national champion and a silver medalist in wushu […]

Sarita Devi’s pro debut to be live on six channels

NEW DELHI: The Indian Boxing Council’s Imphal Fight Night, where former world champion L Sarita Devi and Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist Pinki Jangra will make their professional debuts, would be telecast live on six channels on January 29. Impact TV, Manipur, will be the host promoter and regional language broadcaster for the fight night. Doordarshan Sports […]

Manipur boxer Laishram Sarita to make her pro debut on Jan 29 at Imphal

IMPHAL, Jan 12: History beckons Indian Boxing. Former world and Asian champion, L Sarita Devi, boxing icon from Imphal, will mark her plunge as India’s first woman boxing professional when she takes on seasoned Hungarian Zsofia Bedo in her first bout in Imphal on January 29, organisers announced today. A new chapter to the combat […]

Manipur sports academy training future champs with poor backgrounds

Several sports persons from the north-east have put the remote region on the world map recently, and in an attempt to continue with this, a sports academy has been imparting training in Wushu and kick-boxing to youth despite their poor background The youth of the country, especially from the northeast region, draw inspiration from internationally […]

Sports movement in the State Living up to the ‘powerhouse’ title

Home of Mary Kom, Dingku Singh, Laishram Sarita, Nilakamal, Thoiba and the numerous footballers who ply their trade in the top notch clubs of the country for the I League and it is only fitting that the National Sports University will be set up here. Manipur may not yet have produced an Olympic gold medallist […]

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