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Sports Ministry confirms Khel Ratna for Ronjan Sodhi

Last Updated: Thursday, August 22, 2013, 20:44

Ending all the speculations, Sports Ministry on Thursday confirmed the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award for ace Indian shooter Ronjan Sodhi.

Sports ministry remains firm, no Khel Ratna for Krishna Poonia

Last Updated: Thursday, August 22, 2013, 14:11

Jitendra Singh found has cleared the national sports awards file on Thursday morning and an official announcement in this regard was expected later in the day.

I was only raising my voice against wrong done to me: Poonia

Last Updated: Thursday, August 22, 2013, 00:11

Discuss thrower Krishna Poonia today rubbished allegations that she had lobbied for the prestigious Khel Ratna award, saying she was only raising her voice against the "injustice" meted out to her.

No breakthrough in Poonia issue, file with Sports Minister

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 22:02

Her case may be getting weaker with each passing day but a consensus is still awaited on discus thrower Krishna Poonia`s plea to be reconsidered for the country`s highest sporting honour, the Khel Ratna award, as the file is still with Sports Minister Jitendra Singh.

Poonia asked me to recommend her name for Khel Ratna, says Anjali Bhagwat

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 18:19

Ace shooter and Khel Ratna selection panel member Anjali Bhagwat today revealed that discus thrower Krishna Poonia had called her to lobby for the top honour just a day before the committee met.

Sports Ministry likely to stick to original list

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 20:51

Sports Ministry on Tuesday indicated that there may not be any change in the original list of awardees.

Khel Ratna: Suspense remains over Krishna Poonia`s inclusion

Last Updated: Monday, August 19, 2013, 19:33

The Sports Ministry is expected to take a decision on Tuesday on ace discus thrower Krishna Poonia`s plea to include her name for the prestigious Khel Ratna award besides also deciding on the final list of Arjuna awardees.

Olympians and Arjuna awardees support Poonia for Khel Ratna

Last Updated: Sunday, August 18, 2013, 18:31

Ace discus thrower Krishna Poonia on Sunday got more support for her recommendation for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award with Olympians, including London Games bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt, throwing their weight behind her.

Don`t question the credibility of Khel Ratna panel: Moraad Ali Khan

Last Updated: Thursday, August 15, 2013, 19:09

In a veiled reference to disgruntled athletes Krishna Poonia and H N Girisha, former shooter Moraad Ali Khan said no one should question the credibility of the Khel Ratna award selection panel.

Krishna Poonia finally gets to meet Sports Minister

Last Updated: Thursday, August 15, 2013, 00:02

Top woman discus thrower Krishna Poonia was finally able to meet Jitendra Singh after her day-long struggle to meet him and apprised the Sports Minister of her grievance at being overlooked for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.

Krishna Poonia fails to meet Sports Minister

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 20:16

Disappointed at being ignored for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, top woman discus thrower Krishna Poonia today went to see Sports Minister Jitendra Singh to express her displeasure over the issue but failed to meet him.

Wrestler Sushil throws his weight behind Poonia

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 20:14

Two-time Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar today threw his weight behind ace woman discus thrower Krishna Poonia, who cried foul after double trap shooter Ronjan Sodhi was chosen for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.