Sunday, Nov 18 2018 | Time 00:54 Hrs(IST)
  • ICC Women's World T20: India crushes Australia by 48 runs, spinners shine
Sports Share

Naveen announces one crore cash award each to four women hockey players from Odisha for winning silver in Asian games

Naveen  announces  one crore cash award each  to four  women  hockey players from Odisha  for winning silver in Asian games

Bhubaneswar, Sep 01 (UNI) Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today congratulated the Indian Women Hockey team for winning silver medal at Asian games and announced cash award of Rs 1 crore to each of the four players from Odisha in the team.

The Indian Women team had played in the finals of the Asian games after a gap of 20 years.

In recognition of the achievement of the players from Odisha in the Indian Women Hockey team, the chief minister announced Rs 1 crore cash award each to Sunita Lakra, Namita Toppo, Nilima Minz and Deep Grace Ekka as per the revised policy of the government.

Mr Patnaik said Odisha is the proud sponsor of the Indian National Hockey team and is also the host of the World Men’s Hockey Cup 2018.

As per the revised policy the coach will get an award equivalent to 20 per cent of the rewards of the Asian games medal winners.

On Friday, the chief minister felicitated Ace sprinter Dutee Chand and handed over her a cheque of Rs 3 crore for her spectacular performance in the Asian Games winning two Silver medals in 100 meter and 200 meter events.

The chief minister had announced that the Odisha government will bear all the training and other expenses for Dutee Chand for Olympics.


More News

England on the brink of tense, series-clinching victory

17 Nov 2018 | 10:37 PM

Pallekele (Sri Lanka), Nov 17 (UNI) An excellent spell by left-arm spinner Jack Leach
helped England rip through Sri Lanka's top-order and put themselves in sight of a
series-clinching victory, despite stiff resistance from the hosts' middle order, on the
fourth day at the Pallekele International cricket stadium here on Saturday.

 Sharesee more..

Brilliant South Africa bowling sees off Australia in shortened match

17 Nov 2018 | 10:27 PM

Carrara (Australia), Nov 17 (UNI) Shortened to 10 overs per side due to rain in Queensland,
South Africa prevailed in the solitary T20I, amassing a strong score of 108/6 before a top
quality bowling display saw them round off their tour with a 21-run victory against Australia
at the Metricon Stadium here on Saturday.

 Sharesee more..

Trent Boult four-for inspires New Zealand fightback against Pakistan

17 Nov 2018 | 10:15 PM

Abu Dhabi, Nov 17 (UNI) Left-arm quick Trent Boult took four wickets to help bundle
Pakistan out for 227 despite Babar Azam's fighting fifty; Kane Williamson and Jeet
Raval then batted solidly to reduce the deficit to 18 runs played at the Zayed Cricket
Stadium here on Saturday.

 Sharesee more..

10-man Chennaiyin FC U-18s come from behind to win 3-2

17 Nov 2018 | 8:29 PM

Chennai, Nov 17 (UNI) 10-man Chennaiyin FC Under-18s came from behind to beat
Chennai City FC 3-2 in an AIFF Under-18 Youth League fixture at the Chettinad
Sarvaloka Education School Ground here today.

 Sharesee more..

Modi International Badminton tournament from Nov 20

17 Nov 2018 | 8:23 PM

Lucknow, Nov 17(UNI) Stage has been set up for 9th Syed Modi International Badminton Championships, 2018 to be held at BBD UP Badminton Academy here from November 20.

 Sharesee more..