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Jaitley allocates Rs.400 crore for Indian sports

Jaitley allocates Rs.400 crore for Indian sports

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 14:49

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Thursday allocated Rs.400 crore for the development of Indian sports, including upgradation of sports infrastructure in Jammu and Kashmir, a sports university in Manipur and training for athletes for the upcoming Commonwealth Games and Asiad.

IOA sends expression of interest to host 2019 Asiad

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 22:38

Ending days of speculation, the Indian Olympic Association on Friday officially informed the Olympic Council of Asia its expression of interest to bid for the 2019 Asian Games after Vietnam capital Hanoi withdrew its hosting rights in April this year.

Omar promises better sports infrastructure in J&K

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 16:33

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said the state Government is keen to upgrade sports facilities in both the urban and rural areas so that sporting talent is harnessed and groomed to the highest standards.

Obama: when it comes to head injuries in sports, don`t just ``suck it up``

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 09:59

President Barack Obama said on Thursday more effort is needed to prevent concussions in young athletes, including greater awareness of the severity of head injuries, which are too often dismissed as headaches instead of serious brain trauma.

Caterham not for sale, says Fernandes

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 08:34

Caterham owner Tony Fernandes denied on Tuesday that his group of companies, which includes the struggling Formula One team, was up for sale but said it was seeking new investment.

Former heavyweight boxing champion, Vitali Klitschko elected Mayor of Kiev

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 07:19

For many, the mixture of sports and politics often proved to be a heady cocktail. But for the former world heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko, it is matter of pride and responsibility. After ruling the ring for many years, Dr. Ironfist announced his arrival in politics with a knock-out.

Hamilton enthralled by Monaco madness

Last Updated: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 18:21

Insane, ridiculous, terrifying, incredible - a lap of the Monaco Grand Prix circuit is all that and more for Lewis Hamilton and he cannot get enough of it.

Bengal woman mountaineer, two sherpas missing on Kanchenjunga

Last Updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 12:10

Renowned mountaineer Chhanda Gayen and two of her accompanying sherpas have gone missing while on an expedition in the Himalayas on Tuesday.

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 12:55

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.

Prosecution accuses Pistorius of tailoring evidence

Last Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 09:26

The prosecution on Friday angrily accused Oscar Pistorius of tailoring evidence while rubbishing his account of why he shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp as a fabrication.

Pistorius admits `no reason` to fire fatal shots

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 08:42

Under pummelling cross- examination, Oscar Pistorius admitted on Thursday that he had "no reason" to fire the shots that killed Reeva Steenkamp, as prosecutors began to zero in on apparent inconsistencies in key parts of his account.

Ukraine boxing champ urges Putin to avoid `mistakes of history`

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 09:57

Heavyweight boxing champion Vladimir Klitschko urged Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday not to "repeat the mistakes of history" in his confrontation with Ukraine, the boxer`s homeland.