Sports Ministry

Sports Minister assures IOA of clearing 'extra officials' in CWG contingent

Sports Minister assures IOA of clearing 'extra officials' in CWG contingent

Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Thursday said that Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has assured it to have a re-look at government's policy of not clearing 'extra officials' for the coming Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Gold Coast.

Mar 22, 2018, 21:13 PM IST
India's CWG contingent: No free rides as Sports Ministry reviews officials on IOA list

India's CWG contingent: No free rides as Sports Ministry reviews officials on IOA list

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has forwarded a list of 222 athletes and 106 officials, including 57 coaches, 19 managers and 41 others, for the Gold Coast event.

Mar 21, 2018, 18:44 PM IST
Sports Ministry doubles pension for meritorious Indian sportspersons

Sports Ministry doubles pension for meritorious Indian sportspersons

Sporters Minister Rathore said the pension amount has been doubled across the board and the Paralympic medal winners have been brought at par with able-bodied sportspersons.

Feb 09, 2018, 21:23 PM IST
Khelo India School Games: 3298 athletes set to participate

Khelo India School Games: 3298 athletes set to participate

World junior champion shooter Anish Bhanwala and World Youth Weightlifting Championship silver medallist Jeremy Lalrinnunga will also be part of the Games beginning January 31.

Jan 22, 2018, 21:58 PM IST
'We've released 3.14 crore as allowance for 175 Target Olympic Podium athletes,' says Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore

'We've released 3.14 crore as allowance for 175 Target Olympic Podium athletes,' says Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore

The amount has been released from the National Sports Development Fund (NSDF) for the period from September to December last year, Rathore said in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha.

Jan 03, 2018, 18:29 PM IST
Indian teen, in Australia for sporting event, drowns to death

Indian teen, in Australia for sporting event, drowns to death

A teenaged female footballer from Delhi drowned to death on Sunday while she went to Australia to attend the Pacific School Games Tournament.

Dec 12, 2017, 12:49 PM IST
BCCI, Sports Ministry discuss NADA and Pakistan

BCCI, Sports Ministry discuss NADA and Pakistan

At loggerheads with the National Anti-Doping Agency on the testing of Indian cricketers, the BCCI on Wednesday discussed the matter with Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and also sought the government's view on playing archrivals Pakistan in the planned ICC Test Championship.

Nov 22, 2017, 16:31 PM IST
BCCI rejects NADA's demand of dope-testing Indian cricketers

BCCI rejects NADA's demand of dope-testing Indian cricketers

In a stern response to National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA), the BCCI has said that the government body has no jurisdiction to conduct dope tests on Indian cricketers.

Nov 10, 2017, 15:08 PM IST
ICC backs BCCI's private anti-doping policy: Report

ICC backs BCCI's private anti-doping policy: Report

The situation may lead to a BCCI vs Sports Ministry faceoff, and it remains to be seen if the Indian cricket board remains adamant on not adhering to the ministry's diktat asking NADA to dope-test cricketers.

Oct 31, 2017, 09:42 AM IST
Sports Ministry asks NADA to conduct dope test on cricketers

Sports Ministry asks NADA to conduct dope test on cricketers

In a pathbreaking move, the Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore-led Sports Ministry has directed the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) to conduct dope test on cricketers during domestic and international tournaments held in India.

Oct 29, 2017, 11:32 AM IST
Rahul Bhatnagar replaces Injeti Srinivas in Sports Ministry as Secretary

Rahul Bhatnagar replaces Injeti Srinivas in Sports Ministry as Secretary

In a bureaucratic re-shuffle, Bhatnagar, a senior IAS office from the UP Cadre, was brought back to the ministry. He will also hold the post of Director General of SAI.

Oct 12, 2017, 15:14 PM IST
PV Sindhu recommended for Padma Bhushan by Sports Ministry

PV Sindhu recommended for Padma Bhushan by Sports Ministry

Former Indian skipper and World Cup winning Captain MS Dhoni also got nominated for the same award by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

Sep 25, 2017, 11:32 AM IST

Sports Ministry bars IABF from using Indian in title

The IABF was terminated by the AIBA for manipulation in its 2012 elections, a move that led to four years of administrative turmoil in Indian boxing.

Sep 21, 2017, 23:00 PM IST
Leander Paes dropped from ministry's list for monthly allowance

Leander Paes dropped from ministry's list for monthly allowance

According to reliable Sports Ministry sources, among the players who have been chosen for Rs 50,000 allowance per month are leading men's singles players Yuki Bhambri and Ramkumar Ramanathan, country's top doubles player Rohan Bopanna and youngster Sumit Nagal.

Sep 15, 2017, 19:53 PM IST
Sports Ministry teams up with Abhinav Bindra foundation, grants Rs 5 crore

Sports Ministry teams up with Abhinav Bindra foundation, grants Rs 5 crore

Bindra is also a part of the eight-member Task Force of the ministry, which will draw up an action plan for the next three Olympic Games.

Sep 09, 2017, 00:04 AM IST
Sports Ministry to form 13-member committee to help India succeed at global events

Sports Ministry to form 13-member committee to help India succeed at global events

It has been learnt that the ECS will be formed in a week's time. The Sports Secretary will send names for approval to Sports Minister Vijay Goel.

Sep 01, 2017, 20:10 PM IST
Sports Ministry withdraws Heera Nand Kataria's name for Dronacharya award

Sports Ministry withdraws Heera Nand Kataria's name for Dronacharya award

Heera Nand Kataria was recommended by a committee headed by former shuttler Pullela Gopichand. The recommendations were also approved by Sports Minister Vijay Goel.

Aug 27, 2017, 10:06 AM IST
Rohan Bopanna, Deepa Malik miss out as Sports Ministry accept Khel Ratna, Arjuna awards recommendations without any changes

Rohan Bopanna, Deepa Malik miss out as Sports Ministry accept Khel Ratna, Arjuna awards recommendations without any changes

The award selection panel, earlier this month, had announced the list of recommendation for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and Arjuna Award. Rio Paralympics gold medallist Devendra Jhajharia and former Indian hockey team captain Sardar Singh – were on the list for Khel Ratna award in the country; while Cheteshwar Pujara, Harmanpreet Kaur along with 17 others were on the list for the Arjuna award.

Aug 19, 2017, 12:55 PM IST
Devendra Jhajharia, Sardar Singh recommended for Khel Ratna; Harmanpreet Kaur, Cheteshwar Pujara for Arjuna awards

Devendra Jhajharia, Sardar Singh recommended for Khel Ratna; Harmanpreet Kaur, Cheteshwar Pujara for Arjuna awards

Sardar received the Arjuna Award in 2012 and Padma Shri in 2015.

Aug 03, 2017, 13:56 PM IST
Govt spent INR 32.81 cr on TOP, no targets yet for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Govt spent INR 32.81 cr on TOP, no targets yet for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The ministry also made it clear that it has not yet set any medal targets for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics as of now although it has set up a Task Force for the next three Olympic Games (2020, 2024 & 2028).

Jul 27, 2017, 22:44 PM IST