With the mess in country's boxing administration lingering on, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Wednesday said that the top pugilists may not be able to compete in the upcoming Asian Games under the national flag if the elections are not held as per schedule next month.
The national flag will be flown half mast today in Delhi and capitals of States and Union Territories as a mark of respect to Union Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde, who died in an accident early this morning.
A PIL has been filed in the Bombay High Court against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), its leader Arvind Kejriwal and members Mayank Gandhi and Anjali Damania for allegedly misusing the national flag and emblem to gain political mileage.
Russian President Vladimir Putin opened the Winter Paralympics in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Friday and was immediately confronted by an emotional Ukrainian protest on a politically-charged night.
The unfurling ceremony attended by a motley group of Indian squad, Indian Olympic Association`s newly-elected President N Ramachandran and other invitees marked the successful return of India to the Olympic fold.
India`s athletes lost all hope Wednesday of competing under the national flag at the Winter Olympics after the country`s suspended Olympic association said it would hold elections two days after the Games open in Sochi.
The Centre and the city government were today asked by the Delhi High Court to respond to a PIL seeking directions to ensure that the national flag as well as the national emblem are respectfully displayed.