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Produnova can't be called a death vault: Dipa Karmakar

Produnova can't be called a death vault: Dipa Karmakar

Popularly known as the 'Vault of Death', the best of gymnasts hesitate in attempting the Produnova but not Dipa.

Sakshi Malik all set to get Khel Ratna for her Olympic medal

Sakshi Malik all set to get Khel Ratna for her Olympic medal

Olympic bronze medal winning wrestler Sakshi Malik is all set to be conferred with country's highest sporting honour Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award as per policy decision by the government.

Dipa Karmakar recommended for Khel Ratna after inspiring show at Rio Olympics 2016

Dipa Karmakar recommended for Khel Ratna after inspiring show at Rio Olympics 2016

With nothing to lose, Dipa gave her best at the vault finals as a result of which she became the toast of the nation overnight.

Rio medal winners to be considered for Khel Ratna, Arjuna

Rio medal winners to be considered for Khel Ratna, Arjuna

The medal winners in individual events who have already not been conferred with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in the past will be considered for the highest sporting honour.

Never slammed the government for Sania Mirza's Khel Ratna: Pankaj Advani

Never slammed the government for Sania Mirza's Khel Ratna: Pankaj Advani

Hurt at being misquoted about his stance on the National Sports Awards, ace cueist Pankaj Advani on Friday said he never took a jibe at any sportsperson and his critical remarks on Sania Mirza getting the Khel Ratna were nothing but a figment of somebody's imagination.

Pankaj Advani hits out at government for awarding Khel Ratna to Sania Mirza

Pankaj Advani hits out at government for awarding Khel Ratna to Sania Mirza

Ace cueist Pankaj Advani slammed the government for awarding country’s highest sporting honour Khel Ratna to Sania Mirza as he believes that there's less weightage for team events.

Khel Ratna row: Karnataka HC issues notice to Sania Mirza over H N Girisha plea

Khel Ratna row: Karnataka HC issues notice to Sania Mirza over H N Girisha plea

The Karnataka High Court (HC) on Wednesday put a stay on Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna to be awarded to tennis ace Sania Mirza after paralympian H Girisha's filed a plea against it.

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.

I am not retiring, says Mary Kom

Tired of answering constant queries about her retirement plans, Olympic bronze-medallist and five-time world champion boxer M C Mary Kom on friday pleaded to be left alone, saying she does not wish to call it quits.

Sourav Ganguly, Leander Paes to receive awards from Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee would felicitate former Team India captain Sourav Ganguly and tennis ace Leander Paes with prestigious `Khel Ratna` awards for life-time achievement in their respective areas at a function on September 28.

Sports ministry remains firm, no Khel Ratna for Krishna Poonia

Jitendra Singh found has cleared the national sports awards file on Thursday morning and an official announcement in this regard was expected later in the day.

No breakthrough in Poonia issue, file with Sports Minister

Her case may be getting weaker with each passing day but a consensus is still awaited on discus thrower Krishna Poonia`s plea to be reconsidered for the country`s highest sporting honour, the Khel Ratna award, as the file is still with Sports Minister Jitendra Singh.

Poonia asked me to recommend her name for Khel Ratna, says Anjali Bhagwat

Ace shooter and Khel Ratna selection panel member Anjali Bhagwat today revealed that discus thrower Krishna Poonia had called her to lobby for the top honour just a day before the committee met.

Put national interest first, Sports Min tells administrators

Urging the Indian Olympic Association to sort out its differences with the IOC through negotiations, Sports Minister Jitendra Singh today asked the administrators to put national interest first to ensure that the ban on India is revoked at the earliest.

Sports Ministry likely to stick to original list

Sports Ministry on Tuesday indicated that there may not be any change in the original list of awardees.

Khel Ratna: Suspense remains over Krishna Poonia`s inclusion

The Sports Ministry is expected to take a decision on Tuesday on ace discus thrower Krishna Poonia`s plea to include her name for the prestigious Khel Ratna award besides also deciding on the final list of Arjuna awardees.

Olympians and Arjuna awardees support Poonia for Khel Ratna

Ace discus thrower Krishna Poonia on Sunday got more support for her recommendation for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award with Olympians, including London Games bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt, throwing their weight behind her.

Don`t question the credibility of Khel Ratna panel: Moraad Ali Khan

In a veiled reference to disgruntled athletes Krishna Poonia and H N Girisha, former shooter Moraad Ali Khan said no one should question the credibility of the Khel Ratna award selection panel.

Khel Ratna will motivate me to do better: Sodhi

It was a case of third time lucky for ace trap shooter Ronjon Sodhi, who said the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, the country`s highest honour for a sportsperson, will only motivate him to achieve greater laurels for the country in future competitions.

Khel Ratna for ace shooter Ronjan Sodhi

Ronjan Sodhi, two-time world champion in double trap shooting, has been recommended for India’s highest sporting honour – the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna.