Unwilling to be caught in the tug of war between the Indian Olympic Association and Boxing India, rising Indian pugilist Sumit Sangwan on Saturday asserted that his pullout from the National Games here was caused by fitness issues and not the threat of a ban from BI.
The International Olympic Committee will discuss the possibility of granting Kosovo Olympic recognition at its Executive Board meeting this week, an official said, a move that has angered Serbian Olympic officials.
The "working president" of the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) and Vasundhara Raje loyalist Amin Pathan on Sunday said that he would seek recognition from BCCI having "ousted" Lalit Modi with the help of 23 out of the 33 district unit of the state body.
President Pratibha Patil awarded prestigious `Standards` to 44 Squadron and 110 Helicopter Unit of the IAF in recognition of their sustained hard work and "operational excellence" during
the times of war and peace.
Parliament on Thursday passed a bill
which seeks to give more powers to the National Commission for
Minorities Educational Institutions (NCMEI) and makes it
easier for minority-run bodies to get recognition.
The Union Health Ministry will
have no say in granting recognition to medical colleges as
absolute powers have been given in this regard to a six-member
panel which replaced the defunct Medical Council of India.
A convention of around 1,500 `dais` (midwives) from 15 districts of Gujarat has sought recognition of their work with a small monetary incentive to further reduce maternal and child mortality in the state.