Athletes should not take legal route to get awards: P R Sreejesh
Athletes should not take legal route to get awards: P R Sreejesh

Indian hockey team's goalkeeper P R Sreejesh feels that athletes taking the legal route to get National Sports Awards is a disturbing trend and it devalues the honour and pride associated with the award.

My burning desire is to win at Rio Olympics: Jitu Rai
My burning desire is to win at Rio Olympics: Jitu Rai

 He is modesty personified but Jitu Rai, now the benchmark of excellence in Indian shooting, doesn't shy away from expressing his "burning desire" to hit the bull's eye at next year's Rio Olympics, saying the Arjuna Award will act as additional morale-booster.

Excited for Arjuna, Bajrang postpones travel to World C'ship

 Excited about receiving the Arjuna award from the President of India, wrestler Bajrang has reworked his travel schedule for the World Championship in the USA and has decided to leave only after personally receiving the coveted honour.

Telangana, Andhra CMs congratulate Sania Mirza for Khel Ratna
Telangana, Andhra CMs congratulate Sania Mirza for Khel Ratna

The chief ministers of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on Friday congratulated tennis star Sania Mirza for being selected for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, the country's highest sporting honour.

Sania Mirza gets Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, 17 others get Arjuna award
Sania Mirza gets Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, 17 others get Arjuna award

Sania Mirza's name was on Friday officially approved for the coveted Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, becoming only the second tennis player to be nominated for the highest sporting honour.

Cueist Sourav Kothari requests sports ministry to reconsider Arjuna Award nomination

Asian billiards champion Sourav Kothari on Friday requested the sports ministry to reconsider his nomination for the Arjuna Award as a denial would also "affect" aspiration of thousands of talented young cueists.

Here is the complete list of athletes recommended for Arjuna Award 2015
Here is the complete list of athletes recommended for Arjuna Award 2015

The Arjuna awards are given to Indian sports persons to recognize their outstanding achievements in their respective sports.

Ravichandran Ashwin presented Arjuna Award on Friday
Ravichandran Ashwin presented Arjuna Award on Friday

India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was on Friday presented the Arjuna Award, which was conferred on him last year, by the Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal here.

FMSCI recommends leading rally driver Gaurav Gill for Arjuna award

FMSCI, the national motorsports governing body which was recently re-recognised by the Sports Ministry, has recommended India's top rally driver Gaurav Gill for the Arjuna award.

Babita, Amit, Bajrang recommended for Arjuna award
Babita, Amit, Bajrang recommended for Arjuna award

Grapplers Babita Kumari, Amit Kumar Dahiya and Bajrang have been recommended by the Wrestling Federation of India for this year's Arjuna award.

Sardar Singh recommended for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
Sardar Singh recommended for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

Indian men's hockey team captain Sardar Singh has been recommended for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award while 11 other names, including six women, have been put forward by Hockey India for the Arjuna award.

Vikas Gowda, Seema Punia recommended for Khel Ratna
Vikas Gowda, Seema Punia recommended for Khel Ratna

Commonwealth Games gold medallist discus thrower Vikas Gowda has been recommended for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna for the second time along with his female counterpart and CWG champion Seema Punia for the coveted award this year.

I feel honoured over Arjuna recommendation: Rohit Sharma
I feel honoured over Arjuna recommendation: Rohit Sharma

 Indian batsman Rohit Sharma on Monday expressed delight about the BCCI's decision to recommend his name for the government's prestigious Arjuna Award and said that he felt "honoured".

Sardar Singh, Saba Anjum receive Padma Shri Award
Sardar Singh, Saba Anjum receive Padma Shri Award

Indian men's hockey team captain Sardar Singh and former skipper of the national women's side Saba Anjum were on Monday conferred with the prestigious Padma Shri Award by President Pranab Mukherjee at a glittering ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan here.

Baichung Bhutia conferred honourary degree by Jadavpur University
Baichung Bhutia conferred honourary degree by Jadavpur University

In recognition of his contribution to Indian football, former captain Baichung Bhutia has been conferred with a honourary degree in literature by the prestigious Jadavpur University.

Whatever happened with me shouldn’t be repeated with others: Manoj Kumar’s message to Kapil Dev

Indian boxer Manoj Kumar caused a stir recently when he lashed out at former Indian cricketer Kapil Dev, who led the committee that refused to give the coveted Arjuna award to the 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist.

Boxer Manoj Kumar finally receives Arjuna Award; lashes out at Kapil Dev
Boxer Manoj Kumar finally receives Arjuna Award; lashes out at Kapil Dev

In a startling revelation, Indian boxer Manoj Kumar on Wednesday slammed head of Arjuna Award selection committee Kapil Dev for not supporting him.

Boxer Manoj Kumar to get Arjuna Award on Wednesday
Boxer Manoj Kumar to get Arjuna Award on Wednesday

 Having taken the legal route after being denied the honour initially, boxer Manoj Kumar will be finally receiving the prestigious Arjuna Award from Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal here on Wednesday.

Boxer Manoj Kumar to receive Arjuna Award on Nov 26 from Sports Minister
Boxer Manoj Kumar to receive Arjuna Award on Nov 26 from Sports Minister

Forced to take the legal route after being denied the honour initially, boxer Manoj Kumar will be bestowed the Arjuna Award by sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal here on November 26.

Hope Asiad show will raise compound archery's profile: Abhishek Verma
Hope Asiad show will raise compound archery's profile: Abhishek Verma

The 17th Asian Games has been a "special" one for India's compound archery team, including young Abhishek Verma, and the Delhi archer feels the four medal haul will at last give the "less talked about" compound archers their due recognition in the country.