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Gouramangi ‘immensely proud’ as pilot wife responds to ‘Nation’s call’ during pandemic!

The nation is currently witnessing an unprecedented situation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic with numerous frontline workers across different fields fighting to contain the virus and keep people safe. One such example is Commander Pushpanjali Potsangbam, an Air India pilot who has been flying to different nations to …

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Narender Gahlot: It’s crucial not to repeat your mistakes!

On July 7, 2019, when India began their Hero Intercontinental Cup campaign in Ahmedabad against Tajikistan, an 18-year old defender – Narender Gahlot – made his International debut. He would then go on to score the Blue Tigers’ opening goal against Syria nine days later, finding the net with a …

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Pritam Kotal embraces old-school ‘notes’ to ‘minimise mistakes’!

It was from his U-19 days at the AIFF Centre in Goa that Pritam Kotal developed the habit of scribbling down every practice session in his personal diary. “I started it as I wanted to minimise my mistakes – not just the practise sessions, but also the matches I played,” …

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COVID-19 pandemic forces SAFF Championship postponement to 2021!

The South Asian Football Federation held a video conference with their seven member associations – BFF (Bangladesh Football Federation), BFF (Bhutan Football Federation), AIFF (All India Football Federation), FAM (Football Association of Maldives), ANFA (All Nepal Football Association), PFF (Pakistan Football Federation), and FFSL (Football Federation of Sri Lanka) – …

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Poojary brothers want to fulfil parents’ lifelong Blue Tigers dream!

From Neville and Derek D’Souza to Pradip and Prasun Banerjee, the Indian National team has seen multiple sibling pairs don the colours over the years. Aspiring to add to the list are Nikhil and Vinil Poojary – who share the goal of playing for the Blue Tigers together and fulfil …

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VIDEO: India’s Suresh Singh Wangjam: Shuttling between Football & Badminton!

For India and Bengaluru FC midfielder Suresh Singh Wangjam, his dad is his biggest inspiration and the best sparring partner when they play Badminton! Read the article: Suresh Wangjam shuttles between Badminton & Football with dad during off-season!

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XtraTime VIDEO: AIFF suggests IM Vijayan’s name for Padma Shri Award!

As XtraTime reports, the All India Football Federation has suggested the name of Indian football legend I.M. Vijayan’s for the Padma Shri Award. XtraTime spoke to I.M. Vijayan about how he feels as the AIFF have suggested his name for the Padma Shri!

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The AIFF to suggest IM Vijayan’s name for Padma Shri Award!

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has decided to send the name of legendary footballer I.M. Vijayan for the 2020 Padma Shri Award to the Indian sports ministry. And I can only congratulate the AIFF on making this decision! 51 year old Thrissur-born Inivalappil Mani Vijayan, better known as I.M. …

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Organic farming keeps ex-India defender Gouramangi Singh ‘fresh’ in lockdown!

Former India captain and central defender Gouramangi Singh has discovered a new passion which is keeping him connected with the ground – organic farming. Currently with his family in Imphal due to the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown, Gouramangi stated that maintaining his kitchen garden and growing vegetables has …

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