Manipur’s Ningombam is new Hockey India president


New Delhi: Gyanendro Ningombam of Manipur has been elected unopposed as the Hockey India (HI) president, taking over from Mohammad Mushtaque Ahmad, who was asked to demit office by the Sports Ministry for violating the National Sports Code’s tenure guidelines. Ahmad, however, remains in the federation after being elected unopposed as senior vice-president at HI’s Congress and Elections here. Ningombam becomes the first president from the Northeast region to head HI.

ISSF seeks help after Facebook deletes page

New Delhi: The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) says it is experiencing an “unpleasant situation” as social networking site Facebook has deleted the global body’s page from its platform. This has prompted ISSF to start a ‘#unblock ISSF facebook’ campaign on social media. Shooters from across the world rely on ISSF Facebook page for updates. The page was created in January 2010. While the reason for shooting down the page is not known, Facebook has a stringent policy on firearms. As per Facebook’s regulations, “advertisements promoting the brandishing of firearms” are prohibited. Agencies



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