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India’s football legend Bhaichung Bhutia offers to train Majid Khan who returned home from Lashkar-e-Taiba

India’s football legend Bhaichung Bhutia has offered to train Majid Khan who returned home from Lashkar-e-Taiba, barely days after he had joined the terror outfit.After hearing pleas of a wailing mother and passionate appeal from his father, the 22-year-old Khan walked into an Army camp in the middle of the night and surrendered before the security forces.<!– /11440465/DNA_Mobile_Article_300x250_BTF_1 –>The former Indian Football Captain has written to the Jammu and Kashmir Football Federation offering training to Majid at Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools in New Delhi.”I felt concerned reading this news and hence I have spoken to J&K Football Association President to Reach out to him and convey my offer that he can train with @BBFSchools in Delhi which will give him an opportunity at becoming a pro footballer,” Bhutia said in a tweet.He also added that he hopes Majid will accept his offer.The school also tweeted saying they “will love to have Majid train” with them.”I was very sad to read reports of Majid joining a terrorist organisation. Football has provided solace to many over the years and I feel he requires a platform to play the ‘Beautiful game, again’,” reported ANI quoting Bhutia, the sole Indian Player to have played over 100 International matches stated.”I want him to train under my Coaches and then we can decide where he stands as a player. I believe he deserves an opportunity and hence, felt best to open the doors for him,” he added.Meanwhile, the Army officer feels that Khan’s return could turn into a test case for those who want to leave militancy and join the mainstream.Khan, who is the only son of his parents, was allowed to meet his mother and father for a few hours separately after which he was kept at a room with all the amenities required for a student.His surrender was seen as a whiff of fresh air in tense South Kashmir which has witnessed large-scale recruitment of local youths by militants in the past. Unofficial estimates have put the figure of such youths at nearly 150 since July 2016.Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah also termed the return of Khan as “good development” and expressed hope that he would resume his normal life soon. Comments 20Next storyPoes Garden raids ‘betrayal to Amma’s soul,’ an attempt to destroy our family, alleges TTV Dhinakaran

State team ready to take Pro Kabbadi League by storm

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The state team for the Pro Kabaddi League — Gujarat Fortune Giants — launched its official jersey at a press conference on Wednesday. The team will play its first match this season.Wrestler Geeta Phogat was present for the formal launch of the team and unveiling of its jersey. “I have seen the players practicing and I am impressed by the way they are playing. They are getting professional training and proper infrastructure which is equally important,” said Phogat.Gujarat is among the four new teams that will be playing the Pro Kabaddi league this year. This is the fifth season and the matches will start August 1 and go on for three months.The state team is owned by Adani Wilmar. Speaking at the launch, its managing director Pranav Adani said, “We have young players in our team, which is a plus, as this game is all about energy. All the players in our team are from diverse backgrounds.”Captain Sukesh Hegde said, “Ours is a young team and two Iranian players will be providing strong defence to our side. We are working hard and aim to win each game.”The team has two coaches, two doctors and two physiotherapists for 19 players. Coaches Manpreet Singh and Neel Gulia were present at the event and said the team was going through a backbreaking routine with eight hours of training daily.“We are the only team to have an international physiotherapist, who is the best. The players are going through an eight-hour session starting 6am. We are confident of lifting the title,” Singh said.

Australia extends support to Indian wheelchair basketball team

Australia extends support to Indian wheelchair basketball team

Mon, 17 Apr 2017-09:06pm , PTI

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