Ashish Kumar: News

When someone thinks of Indians who have made their mark in sports, unsurprisingly a gymnast's name will never creep into their mind. In a country that worships cricket and has other sports vying for a distant second place, gymnastics has never come into the discussion. That changed when in the 2010 Commonwealth Games, a 20-year-old lad from Allahabad won India’s first-ever medal in gymnastics. Born on November 26, 1990, in Allahabad, Kumar first came into the spotlight with his performance in the 2006 Asian championships. At the tender age of 16, he won India’s first-ever medal in artistic gymnastics with a performance that earned him the bronze. It was, however, in the 2010 Commonwealth Games that he showed his true colors. With a bronze in the floor exercise followed up by silver on the vault, Kumar wrote history. The year 2010 was a successful one for Kumar as he underlined it with a bronze medal performance in the Asian Games. He was awarded the Arjuna Award in 2011. Four golds in the South Central Asian Gymnastics Championships in 2011 underlined Kumar’s status as an elite gymnast.

07 Jun 2020


India's Olympic-bound boxers will need to wait before resuming training

Top Indian boxers will have to wait for some more time before resuming training.

13 Apr 2020


India to host Asian Boxing Championships in 2020

The Boxing Federation of India (BFI), on Monday, confirmed that India will host the upcoming 2020 Asian Boxing Championships.

27 Apr 2019

Road Accidents

Delhi: 22-year-old falls off Signature Bridge, dies

A 22-year-old man, identified as Ashish Kumar, died after his car hit a concrete barrier on the roadside on Delhi's Signature Bridge on Thursday.

19 May 2018

Rajesh Kumar

Army officer preventing robbery on board train injured; accused held

Four persons, accused of a robbery on board the CSTM-Amritsar Express, have been arrested today. During the incident, an Army lieutenant who tried to thwart the robbers' plan was injured by the accused.

24 Feb 2018


Aruna Budda Reddy clinches bronze at Gymnastics World Cup

Aruna Budda Reddy made India proud as she claimed the bronze medal in Women's vault at the ongoing Gymnastics World Cup in Melbourne.

08 Oct 2017


This start-up aims to fly hybrid-electric planes by 2022

The aviation industry is a lifesaver for most of us, but what if it could be upgraded to save time and costs and reduce emissions?

IAS-officer, father of girl harassed by BJP leader's son, transferred

Senior IAS officer VS Kundu has been transferred a month after Varnika, his daughter, was harassed by a BJP leader's son.

06 Apr 2017


Delhi engineer developing hybrid plane in USA

A mechanical engineer from IIT-Delhi, Ashish Kumar, is currently developing hybrid airplanes in the United States of America and wants to sell the same in India for 1,100-km-long regional flights by early 2020s.

24 Sep 2016


After Dipa, is there a hope for Indian gymnastics?

At Rio, Dipa Karmakar created history by becoming the first Indian to make it to the final of a gymnastics event at Olympics.