Boxer Manoj Kumar finally receives Arjuna Award; lashes out at Kapil Dev
Boxer Manoj Kumar finally receives Arjuna Award; lashes out at Kapil Dev

In a startling revelation, Indian boxer Manoj Kumar on Wednesday slammed head of Arjuna Award selection committee Kapil Dev for not supporting him.

Boxer Manoj Kumar to get Arjuna Award on Wednesday
Boxer Manoj Kumar to get Arjuna Award on Wednesday

 Having taken the legal route after being denied the honour initially, boxer Manoj Kumar will be finally receiving the prestigious Arjuna Award from Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal here on Wednesday.

Boxer Manoj Kumar to receive Arjuna Award on Nov 26 from Sports Minister
Boxer Manoj Kumar to receive Arjuna Award on Nov 26 from Sports Minister

Forced to take the legal route after being denied the honour initially, boxer Manoj Kumar will be bestowed the Arjuna Award by sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal here on November 26.

Hope Asiad show will raise compound archery's profile: Abhishek Verma
Hope Asiad show will raise compound archery's profile: Abhishek Verma

The 17th Asian Games has been a "special" one for India's compound archery team, including young Abhishek Verma, and the Delhi archer feels the four medal haul will at last give the "less talked about" compound archers their due recognition in the country.

Arjuna award would have motivated me even more for Asiad: Amit Kumar
Arjuna award would have motivated me even more for Asiad: Amit Kumar

All geared up for the Asian Games, Commonwealth Games gold medallist grappler Amit Kumar confessed had he been conferred with Arjuna award it would have given him added motivation to go for a podium finish at the multi-sport event, commencing on Friday at Incheon.

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Boxer Manoj Kumar wins court battle to get Arjuna Award
Boxer Manoj Kumar wins court battle to get Arjuna Award

Finally, pugilist Manoj Kumar will be bestowed the Arjuna Award as the Sports Ministry has accepted his nomination for the coveted award.

Somdev Devvarman pulls out of Asian Games
Somdev Devvarman pulls out of Asian Games

India's top male tennis player, Somdev Devvarman, has pulled out of the XVII Asian Games which starts in the South Korean city of Incheon on September 19.

President bestows controversy-marred Arjuna awards
President bestows controversy-marred Arjuna awards

 Mired in selection controversies and devoid of a Khel Ratna for the first time in 20 years, the National Sports Awards were on Friday presented by President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhawan here in a ceremony which was severely short on star power.

Arjuna will boost my gold ambitions in Asian Games: Tintu Luka
Arjuna will boost my gold ambitions in Asian Games: Tintu Luka

 Top Indian athlete Tintu Luka, who was on Friday conferred with the Arjuna Award, said that the coveted honour came at the right time as she guns for gold in the upcoming Asian Games in South Korea.

Boxer Manoj Kumar to be considered again for Arjuna: Centre to HC
Boxer Manoj Kumar to be considered again for Arjuna: Centre to HC

The Centre on Thursday said the case of boxer Manoj Kumar, who challenged the Arjuna Award committee's decision to not consider him for the honour, will be placed before the panel again and irrespective of its decision, the Sports Ministry will consider his eligibility for the award.

HC seeks Centre's response on boxer Manoj Kumar's plea
HC seeks Centre's response on boxer Manoj Kumar's plea

 The Delhi High Court today sought the Centre's response on a boxer's plea challenging the Arjuna Award committee's decision to not consider him for the coveted honour. Justice Vibhu Bakhru directed the Sports Ministry to produce records on both the composition of the committee and the criteria used by the panel for choosing Arjuna awardees.

It`s official - no Arjuna award for boxer Manoj Kumar

Putting an end to speculations, the Sports Ministry today stuck to the original list of Arjuna awards winners, thereby dashing boxer Manoj Kumar`s hopes of getting the sporting honour.

Terry Walsh confident about India breaking Asian Games gold jinx

It`s been 16 long years that Indian men`s hockey team won a gold medal at the Asian Games, but its chief coach Terry Walsh said that the Sardar Singh-led side has a realistic chance of breaking the jinx in the upcoming continental event to be held in Incheon, South Korea.

Hockey, cue sport federations not happy with Arjuna Award snub

Hockey India (HI) and Billiards and Snooker Federation of India (BSFI) have openly criticised the Arjuna Award selection committee for ignoring players of their respective sports.

Anaka`s recommendation for Arjuna Award raises serious questions

Twenty-year-old squash player Anaka Alankamony is not a national champion, her ranking has slipped from a career high 59 to 151 in the last four years and she has not done anything notable on the professional tour to have her name recommended for the prestigious Arjuna Award.

Geethu Anna Jose proud to have been recommended for Arjuna

On the verge of becoming the first basketball player to get the Arjuna Award after 13 years, national women`s team captain Geethu Anna Jose on Wednesday said that she was proud to have been recommended for the coveted honour.

No Khel Ratna to be awarded for year 2014; 15 recommended for Arjuna Award

The selection committee on Tuesday decided not to recommend any sportsperson for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award this year.

HI recommends four players for Arjuna Award

Ace drag-flicker V R Raghunath, striker Dharamvir Singh, Tushar Khandekar and former skipper Bharat Chetri were today recommended by Hockey India for the prestigious Arjuna Award this year.

Supreme Court says can`t go into grant, denial of sports award

The Supreme Court Monday said it could not go into the government`s decision to hold back the Arjuna Award to triple jump athlete Renjith Maheshwary just before the award ceremony in 2013.