Rajoana: M S Gill wants abolition of death penalty

Even as Cong has disapproved of demands for clemency for death row convict Balwant Singh Rajoana.

Cong steers clear of queries on action against Dikshit, Gill

Cong steered clear of questions as to whether Sheila Dikshit and MS Gill also faced action for the CWG mess after Suresh Kalmadi`s arrest, saying the party does
not comment on ongoing investigations.

OC fails to generate expected revenue from CWG

Sports Minister M S Gill on Tuesday
informed the Lok Sabha that the Organising Committee (OC) of
the Commonwealth Games has failed to generate the expected
revenue from the event.

Gill welcomes HC’s decision fixing age limit

Sports Minister M S Gill on Tuesday expressed happiness over the decision of the Delhi High Court, directing the Centre to implement its National Sports Policy.

Gill congratulates Indian Davis Cup team

Sports Minister M S Gill on Sunday congratulated Indian Davis Cup team for their 3-2 win over Brazil in Chennai which ensured the country’s re-entry to the elite World Group.

Gill in another controversy, snubs Sushil’s coach

The Sports Minister M S Gill on Tuesday found himself in a fresh controversy after he snubbed top grappler Sushil Kumar’s coach Satpal Singh by asking him to step aside during a photo opportunity at his residence.

Gill doubles cash awards for CWG and Asian Games

The Sports Ministry doubled the cash awards for gold medal winners to Rs 20 lakhs for the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games to encourage
sportspersons to come up with an improved performance in the
upcoming mega-events.

Gill attacks Azim Premji for his comments on CWG

Premji in a recent article had said that crores of rupees being spent on Games could have been used for building schools.

Indian football need vast improvement: Gill

Sports Minister M S Gill praised Bengal football team for their stupendous win against Punjab in the Santosh Trophy final but feels standard of the game in the country needs a lot of improvement.

Gill inaugurates CWG venue, keeps mum on controversy

Minister M S Gill on Wednesday inaugurated a refurbished Jamia Sports Complex, training venue for the Commonwealth Games.

No fault in design of CWG stadiums: Gill

Rejecting media criticism of the
Commonwealth Games` preparations, Union Sports Minister M S Gill asserted that there are no faults in the
newly-built stadiums for the October 3-14 event.

Gill claims 16 of 18 CWG venues `complete`

The continuing construction work
might present a grim picture but Sports Minister M S Gill
today asserted in the Parliament that 16 of the 18 venues for
the Commonwealth Games are "complete".

Harassement cases will be dealt with in an impartial way: Gill

Sports Minister M S Gill on Monday
assured that the cases of sexual harassment that have plunged
hockey and weightlifting into a moral crisis would be dealt
with in a "professional and impartial way".

Bring athletes not officials: Gill to Fennell

Taking a strong exception to
pullout of some of the star athletes from the Commonwealth
Games, Sports Minister M S Gill asked CGF President Mike
Fennell to bring those champions to New Delhi instead of an
army of officials.

CWG wrestling venue re-christened as K D Jhadav Stadium

In a bid to honour the achievement of India`s first individual Olympic medallist, Sports Minister M S Gill re-christened the newly-built wrestling venue in the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex here as K D Jadhav Stadium.

SFA hails Gill for introducing pension scheme for 3 players

Sikkim Football Association congratulated M S Gill for meeting a long-standing demand of the footballers by announcing a monthly pension scheme for three veteran players.

M S Gill to inaugurate cycling velodrome

Originally one of the 2010 Commonwealth Games projects running way behind schedule, the cycling velodrome at the Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex will be inaugurated by Sports Minister MS Gill here on Tuesday.

Security will not be an issue during CWG: Gill

Countries participating in this
year`s Commonwealth Games here should not worry about
security, said Sports Minister M S Gill on Monday, assuring that
India will deliver an incident-free event.

Resolve tenure limit issue within country: Gill

Sports Minister M S Gill on Saturday
said that the row over prescribing tenure and age limit of the
IOA and National Sports Federation bosses should be resolved
within the country.

Rajya Sabha members accuse Gill of misinforming IOC

Rajya Sabha members Wednesday said they never asked the ministry to limit the tenures of the office bearers of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and the National Sports Federations (NSFs).