Paralympian

Watch: President Kovind confers Khel Ratna to Devendra Jhajharia, Sardar Singh

Watch: President Kovind confers Khel Ratna to Devendra Jhajharia, Sardar Singh

The prestigious award is given for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four years.

Aug 29, 2017, 18:53 PM IST
Paralympian Mariyappan ​Thangavelu ​thrilled to be recommended for Arjuna Award ​

Paralympian Mariyappan ​Thangavelu ​thrilled to be recommended for Arjuna Award ​

The athlete from a hamlet in Salem district, said his aim now was to perform well in next year's Asian Para Games and the Commonwealth Games. 

Aug 03, 2017, 20:37 PM IST
Paralympian Deepa Malik and Sonakshi Sinha share their 'fan moment', former gets 'positive health heroes' award!

Paralympian Deepa Malik and Sonakshi Sinha share their 'fan moment', former gets 'positive health heroes' award!

Paralympian Deepa Malik recently was awarded the Dr Batra's 'Positive Health Heroes' title and it was given to her by Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha. The silver medallist took to Twitter and shared her happiness over getting the award and meeting Sona baby.

Nov 24, 2016, 18:59 PM IST
Now I don't want to sleep, but celebrate with tricolour: Devendra Jhajharia after winning Gold medal

Now I don't want to sleep, but celebrate with tricolour: Devendra Jhajharia after winning Gold medal

Before Paralympics, Devendra Jhajharia trained from April-July in Kuortane, Finland, where he became friends with Kenyan thrower Julius Yego, whom he calls one of his biggest motivators.

Sep 14, 2016, 15:59 PM IST
VIDEO: UNBELIEVABLE! Paralympian Ibrahim Hamato plays brilliant table tennis without hands

VIDEO: UNBELIEVABLE! Paralympian Ibrahim Hamato plays brilliant table tennis without hands

The 43-year-old, who hails from Egypt, lost his upper limbs in a train accident at the age of 10.

Sep 12, 2016, 10:44 AM IST
Paralympian Oscar Pistorius arrives in court for sentencing on murder conviction

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius arrives in court for sentencing on murder conviction

The state says he has shown no remorse and has called for him to receive no less than the minimum 15-year sentence for murder.

Jul 06, 2016, 13:21 PM IST
Blade Runner Oscar Pistorius accuses Supreme Court of Appeal of 'discrimination'

Blade Runner Oscar Pistorius accuses Supreme Court of Appeal of 'discrimination'

Pistorius, popularly known as the "Blade Runner," was found guilty of murder last year after being convicted of killing his girlfriend and model Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013.

Jan 13, 2016, 20:39 PM IST
Victim's family to be consulted as Oscar Pistorius release delayed

Victim's family to be consulted as Oscar Pistorius release delayed

The South African parole board on Friday again postponed a decision on whether to release Oscar Pistorius, saying that it would consult the family of his girlfriend whom he shot dead two years ago.

Oct 09, 2015, 21:21 PM IST
Despite Karnataka High Court notice, Government to honour Sania Mirza with Khel Ratna today: Report

Despite Karnataka High Court notice, Government to honour Sania Mirza with Khel Ratna today: Report

Tennis ace Sania Mirza is expected to receive the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award on Saturday despite the Karnataka High Court issuing notice to the government following a petition filed by Paralympian HN Girisha.

Aug 28, 2015, 21:58 PM IST
Reeva Steenkamp family praises move to block Paralympian Oscar Pistorius release

Reeva Steenkamp family praises move to block Paralympian Oscar Pistorius release

The family of Reeva Steenkamp has welcomed the the South African government`s surprise decision to block the release of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, who is serving a five-year prison sentence for her killing.

Aug 20, 2015, 19:03 PM IST
Oscar Pistorius did not `throw wobbly` over appeal: Lawyer

Oscar Pistorius did not `throw wobbly` over appeal: Lawyer

Oscar Pistorius`s lawyer denied Friday that the jailed athlete had "thrown a wobbly" after learning he could face a much harsher punishment for killing his girlfriend.

Dec 12, 2014, 21:35 PM IST
Oscar Pistorius birthday visit may have bent prison rules: Report

Oscar Pistorius birthday visit may have bent prison rules: Report

Oscar Pistorius, serving a five-year prison sentence for killing his girlfriend, received a long visit from his brother and sister for his 28th birthday that may have bent the rules of his incarceration, a South African newspaper reported Sunday.

Nov 23, 2014, 15:31 PM IST
Light sentence  for Oscar Pistorius could spark `crisis of trust`

Light sentence for Oscar Pistorius could spark `crisis of trust`

Prosecutors fought a rear-guard action to ensure Oscar Pistorius is jailed for unlawfully killing his girlfriend, warning Wednesday that justice was also on trial in the eyes of the South African public.

Oct 16, 2014, 00:19 AM IST
Oscar Pistorius `blood money` row deepens

Oscar Pistorius `blood money` row deepens

Lawyers for Reeva Steenkamp`s family on Wednesday expressed shock that Oscar Pistorius`s defence team revealed details of secret "blood money" payments during a heated courtroom arguments over his sentencing.

Oct 15, 2014, 15:29 PM IST
Oscar Pistorius faces sentencing over girlfriend's death after divisive trial

Oscar Pistorius faces sentencing over girlfriend's death after divisive trial

Disgraced South African track star Oscar Pistorius returns to court today to find out whether he will serve a long stretch behind bars for the negligent killing of his model girlfriend, or walk out a free man.

Oct 12, 2014, 18:05 PM IST
Oscar Pstorius's family issues statement to forstall electronic communications devices probe

Oscar Pstorius's family issues statement to forstall electronic communications devices probe

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius's family and their legal team issued a press statement on Wednesday in attempt to forestall a pending news report, apparently related to electronic communications devices.

Oct 02, 2014, 11:47 AM IST
Key quotes from the Oscar Pistorius ruling

Key quotes from the Oscar Pistorius ruling

Judge Thokozile Masipa on Thursday started handing down judgement in the trial of Oscar Pistorius, finding him not guilty of murder but leaving the door open for a conviction on manslaughter.

Sep 12, 2014, 00:07 AM IST
Oscar Pistorius weeps as judge begins murder trial verdict

Oscar Pistorius weeps as judge begins murder trial verdict

"Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius sat weeping in the dock Thursday as a judge began handing down the verdict over the Valentine`s Day killing of the star Paralympian`s model lover.

Sep 11, 2014, 13:58 PM IST

Prosecutor says `deceitful` Oscar Pistorius can`t dodge murder charge

A South African prosecutor branded Oscar Pistorius "deceitful" and insisted the Paralympian cannot avoid a conviction for murdering his glamorous model girlfriend, as the state closed its case against him Thursday.

Aug 07, 2014, 22:44 PM IST