Sports Minister asks SAI, Boxing India to help Haryana boxer Rishu Mittal
Sports Minister asks SAI, Boxing India to help Haryana boxer Rishu Mittal

Moved by the plight of a state level gold-medallist boxer who is working as a domestic help, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has asked the Sports Authority of India and Boxing India to look into the matter and provide all help to her.

Canadian Indian Pankaj Tyagi offers financial assistance to boxer Rishu Mittal

After a Zee Media campaign brought to light the plight of boxer Rishu Mittal,Canadian Indian Pankaj Tyagi offered financial asistance to her.

Mahela Jayawardena to build grassroot cricket in Sri Lanka
Mahela Jayawardena to build grassroot cricket in Sri Lanka

Former Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene is set to take over a role with the country's cricket administration to develop the infrastructure of the local game at the feeder level.

Greece unveils tough measures on football violence
Greece unveils tough measures on football violence

Tough new legislation to combat football violence was unveiled in a draft bill by the leftist Greek government on Friday.

President, Sports Minister laud Indian cricket team
President, Sports Minister laud Indian cricket team

President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday lauded the Indian cricket team for its brave showing despite being knocked out by Australia in the semifinals of the World Cup in Sydney.

No choke this time: South Africa goes easy on cricket team
No choke this time: South Africa goes easy on cricket team

Led by unexpected praise from the nation's outspoken sports minister, South Africa went easy on its cricket team after another painful loss at the World Cup.

We will reply to injustice by winning next World Cup: Bangladesh Sports Minister
We will reply to injustice by winning next World Cup: Bangladesh Sports Minister

Bangladesh Sports Minister Biren Sikder on Sunday said his country will win the next cricket World Cup.

Sports Minister Sonowal tells TOP athletes not to worry about contentious part
Sports Minister Sonowal tells TOP athletes not to worry about contentious part

Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday assured athletes who would be given funds for top-class training under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOP), not to worry about the contentious clause requiring them to get prior government approval for any other commercial deals with third parties.

Government lifts Greek championship suspension
Government lifts Greek championship suspension

The Greek government on Wednesday decided to allow the country`s Super League matches to go ahead this weekend after last week`s postponement due to crowd violence.

Sports Minister wishes Indian team success in World Cup
Sports Minister wishes Indian team success in World Cup

Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday wished the Indian team taking part in the cricket World Cup beginning on Saturday in Australia and New Zealand all the success.

Restructure SAI cadre to streamline functioning: Sarbananda Sonowal
Restructure SAI cadre to streamline functioning: Sarbananda Sonowal

 Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has asked Sports Secretary Ajit Saran to expedite restructuring of Sports Authority of India (SAI) cadre to streamline the functioning of the body.

Games row: Govt rejects Mohanlal's offer to return money
Games row: Govt rejects Mohanlal's offer to return money

Expressing regret over the heated controversies centring around the Mohanlal show at the inaugural of the 35th National Games, Kerala CM Oommen Chandy on Wednesday said government would not accept the actor's offered to return his remuneration.

Padma Bhushan row: Examining possibility of recommending Saina Nehwal, says Sonowal
Padma Bhushan row: Examining possibility of recommending Saina Nehwal, says Sonowal

Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday clarified that his ministry received the letter of nomination of badminton star Saina Nehwal for the Padma Bhushan only yesterday but said that it will "examine the possibility of recommending" her name for the award on Monday.

National Games' 30-day countdown to be launched Thursday
National Games' 30-day countdown to be launched Thursday

As many as 30 sporting legends of Kerala will launch the 30-day countdown of the 35th National Games to be held here by lighting a lamp, Sports Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan said Wednesday.

IOA likely to take decision on SAF Games, 2018 National Games
IOA likely to take decision on SAF Games, 2018 National Games

A decision on the venue and date of South Asian Federation Games to be hosted by the country and a host state for the 2018 National Games could be taken in the Annual General Body Meeting of the Indian Olympic Association here on Friday.

Indian ministry bats for Sarita Devi, writes to AIBA to revoke ban
Indian ministry bats for Sarita Devi, writes to AIBA to revoke ban

Within hours after the news broke on Wednesday that boxer Sarita Devi was handed a one-year ban by International Boxing Federation (AIBA) for refusing to accept her bronze medal at the 2014 Asian Games, Indian government backed the boxer by writing to AIBA to revoke the ban.

Narendra Modi meets India's Blind Cricket World Cup winners
Narendra Modi meets India's Blind Cricket World Cup winners

 Each member of the Indian team which won the just-concluded Blind Cricket World Cup for the first time was handed a cash reward of Rs 5 lakh by Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal here on Wednesday.

Blind cricket: Sarbananda Sonowal congratulates team; plans felicitation
Blind cricket: Sarbananda Sonowal congratulates team; plans felicitation

 Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday congratulated the Indian visually impaired cricket team for winning the World Cup for Blind at Cape Town after beating defending champions Pakistan in a thrilling final.

Punjab to endeavour to include Kabaddi in Olympics: Sukhbir Singh Badal
Punjab to endeavour to include Kabaddi in Olympics: Sukhbir Singh Badal

Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday said his government was working with other Kabaddi playing nations to devise modalities to include the sport in Commonwealth and Olympics Games.

Haryana's new sports policy to encourage women players

 Haryana Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Anil Vij said that the new sports policy, which is slated to be announced on the occasion of Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda on January 12, will have a special scheme for encouraging women players.