Boxer Manoj Kumar wins court battle to get Arjuna Award
Boxer Manoj Kumar wins court battle to get Arjuna Award

Finally, pugilist Manoj Kumar will be bestowed the Arjuna Award as the Sports Ministry has accepted his nomination for the coveted award.

Asian Games 2014: Will pruning of contingent do any good to Indian sports?
Asian Games 2014: Will pruning of contingent do any good to Indian sports?

At a stage where we continue to yearn for medals, pruning down India's contingent from 944 to 679 for the Incheon Asian Games by the sports ministry, will only dent India's chances of shining at the Asia's biggest sporting spectacle.

Narendra Batra blames Sports Ministry for delay in getting air tickets
Narendra Batra blames Sports Ministry for delay in getting air tickets

With the Indian men's team slated to leave on Thursday for the Asian Games, Hockey India secretary general Narendra Batra on Tuesday blamed the Sports Ministry for delay in getting air tickets for Incheon and said the body should not be criticised if the team fails to shine.

Wait over, Indian footballers named in pruned Asiad contingent
Wait over, Indian footballers named in pruned Asiad contingent

Indian national team footballers heaved a sigh of relief after the sports ministry cleared their Asian Games participation while slashing the proposed size of the contingent by over a quarter on Tuesday.

Hockey India levels serious allegations on SAI

Soon before Asian Games, Hockey India, the Indian hockey team has levelled serious accusations on the Sports Authority of India by saying that they have mismanaged the funds allotted to them.

HC seeks Centre, AIFF response on football club's plea
HC seeks Centre, AIFF response on football club's plea

The Delhi High Court has sought response of the Centre and All India Football Federation on a plea by sports club Churchill Brothers which has been denied permission to participate in the upcoming season of I-League due to alleged failure to comply with licencing norms.

Boxer Manoj Kumar files case at Delhi HC; hearing on Tuesday

Feeling "insulted" after his name was not added to this year’s list of Arjuna awardees, boxer Manoj Kumar filed a petition against Sports Ministry, Sports Authority of India (SAI) and Arjuna Award committee in Delhi High Court on Monday.

`Insulted` Manoj Kumar to file case against Sports Ministry

Feeling "insulted" after his name was not added to this year`s list of Arjuna awardees, boxer Manoj Kumar on Wednesday said he would sue the Sports Ministry for the "injustice" meted out to him.

Batra files RTI against top officials of SAI, Sports Ministry

After a national hockey camp was not cleared by the government, Hockey India`s secretary general Narinder Batra today filed an RTI against Ajit Sharan, secretary, ministry of sports, and SAI director general Jiji Thomson.

Sports Ministry set to implement welfare schemes for sportspersons

In a bid to improve the plight of forgotten national sports-stars living in penury, the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs is set to implement various welfare schemes in the coming months.

National Sports Federations have to be transparent: Sarbananda Sonowal

The Sports Ministry today stated in clear terms that it expects complete transparency from all the National Sports Federations (NSFs) and also sought their support for corruption and controversy-free sport.

IOA president, secretary-general skip CWG felicitation

Indian Olympic Committee (IOC) president N. Ramachandran and secretary-general Rajeev Mehta Friday skipped the sports ministry`s felicitation of the medal winners of the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Sports Ministry felicitates Glasgow Commonwealth Games medal winners

The Indian medals winners in the recently-concluded Commonwealth Games were today felicitated by the government in the presence of cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar for their impressive show in the multi-sport event at a star-studded function here.

IOA writes to Central & Delhi govts on 2019 Asian Games bid

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) today began the process of seeking government approval, required to mount a bid for hosting the 2019 Asian Games by writing to the Sports Ministry and Delhi Lieutenant Governor.

PMO ignored Dhyan Chand to confer Sachin Tendulkar the Bharat Ratna?

Late Major Dhyan Chand was robbed of the honour to become the first sportsperson to get the Bharat Ratna because the Prime Minister`s Office had stopped following up on the hockey wizard`s recommendation from the sports ministry.

MHA gives nod to draft Prevention of Sporting Fraud Bill

The Home Ministry has given its nod to a draft bill that envisages to check spot-fixing and illegal betting in sporting events, and mulls a maximum of five years` imprisonment for such crimes.

Sports Ministry derecognises IABF

Livid with the suspended Indian Amateur Boxing Federation`s refusal to comply with its directives, the Sports Ministry today derecognised the IABF with immediate effect.

FIFA team meets Sports Ministry, starts inspection of venues

Taking the first step towards ensuring smooth conduct of the 2017 Under-17 football World Cup in India, a three-member FIFA team has met officials of the Sports Ministry before leaving to inspect probable venues for the showpiece event.

Ministry issues norms for awarding Khel Ratna, Dronacharya

With an aim to avoid controversy on giving away sports awards, the government today decided to grant 90 per cent weightage to medal winners of Olympics, Asian and Commonwealth Games and World Cup/World Championships held once in four years for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Dronacharya and Dhyan Chand awards.

Indian luge athlete, Shiva Keshavan qualifies for Sochi Winter Olympic Games

India`s sole luge athlete, Shiva Keshavan has qualified for the Winter Olympics to be held in the Russian Black Sea resort city of Sochi from February 7 to 23.