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Sports Minister attends shooting trials in his constituency

Last Updated: Sunday, August 18, 2013, 18:44

The Sports Minister Jitendra Singh on Sunday inaugurated a selection trial for the shooters at Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre here and also sanctioned Rs 15 lakh for developing boxing infrastructure in the region.

Don`t let sports facilities rust like Nehru Stadium: Jaitley

Last Updated: Saturday, August 17, 2013, 16:42

BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Saturday alleged neglect of sports infrastructure built with massive spendings for Commonwealth Games, saying the stadia and other facilities have been "allowed to rust owing to disuse".

Soundarajan gets Sports Ministry assistance for NIS course

Last Updated: Thursday, July 11, 2013, 14:40

Taking note of the "indigent circumstances" in which former athlete Santhi Soundarajan has been living, the Sports Ministry on Thursdays anctioned an assistance of Rs 60,500 to fund her NIS Diploma Course at the SAI Centre in Bengalore.

OCA urges IOC to meet only Sports Ministry delegation

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 10:10

The Olympic Council of Asia has thrown its weight behind IOA`s disgruntled Acting-President V K Malhotra and Secretary General Randhir Singh and has urged the IOC against meeting officials from the suspended IOA during Wednesday`s crucial joint meet to end India`s Olympic suspension.

Used to getting awards late: Sushil Kumar

Last Updated: Sunday, February 10, 2013, 19:18

Disappointed at not getting the Padma Bhushan, third highest civilian honour in the country, wrestler Sushil Kumar on Sunday said that by now he has got used to being considered for awards late.

Advani becomes 2nd Indian to qualify for Welsh Open

Last Updated: Sunday, February 10, 2013, 18:32

Pankaj Advani added another feather to his illustrious cap as the eight-time world champion became only the second Indian cueist to qualify for the main draw of Welsh Open Pro Snooker Series.

Gill ready for Desert Storm challenge

Last Updated: Sunday, February 10, 2013, 18:14

Top rallyist Gaurav Gill is determined to erase last year`s poor record at the Desert Storm rally when he challenges title-contender and defending champion Suresh Rana at upcoming event of the new season.

Usha "frustrated" at not getting Luka`s sponsorship

Last Updated: Sunday, February 10, 2013, 17:45

`Sprint Queen` P T Usha feels "frustrated sometimes" at the lack of corporate interest in athletics and said despite running from pillar to post, she has failed to find a sponsor for her protege Tintu Luka.

Sushil eyeing return at Asian Championship

Last Updated: Sunday, February 10, 2013, 16:31

After missing the Dave Schultz Cup due to a shoulder injury, star Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar is now eyeing a return at the Asian Wrestling Championships starting from April 18 to 22.

AFI claims it has support of IAAF in constitution amendment

Last Updated: Monday, January 28, 2013, 18:05

Unlike a few National Sports Federations, the Athletics Federation of India could afford to breath easy as it had the support of its parent international body while ammending its constitution in line with the Sports Ministry`s directive.

Mary revels in Padma glory, but worried about Indian boxing

Last Updated: Saturday, January 26, 2013, 12:53

Her personal high of being awarded the Padma Bhushan has coincided with turbulent times for Indian boxing, leaving Olympic bronze-medallist M C Mary Kom with "mixed feelings" about getting country`s third highest civilian honour.

CSI objects to Kalmadi chairing AAA meeting

Last Updated: Friday, January 25, 2013, 16:49

Clean Sports India, a movement for corruption-free sports in the country, has objected to CWG scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi chairing Asian Athletics Association Executive Council meeting here on Saturday, saying the move would violate International Olympic Committee`s directives.