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PM Narendra Modi to attend function on National Press Day

PM Narendra Modi to attend function on National Press Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will tomorrow attend a function on the occasion of National Press Day during which Press Council of India (PCI) and will confer excellence in journalism awards, including 'Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award' to veteran journalist S Nihal Singh.

Para-athletes deserve equal respect: Amit Kumar

Amit Kumar won a silver in the men's club throw F51 event at Doha.

IWAS World Junior Games 2015: Mariyappan Thangavelu wins gold medal

 Hailing from a poor family of Salem district in Tamil Nadu, Mariyappan Thangavelu clinched the high jump gold medal at the just-concluded IWAS World Junior Games 2015 in the Netherlands.

SAI to handle para-athletics matters for now

SAI to handle para-athletics matters for now

The sports ministry on Tuesday announced that the Sports Authority of India (SAI) will take charge of "all the matters related to para-athletes, including selection of athletes for various sporting events".

SAI to take decision on matters concerning para athletes

SAI to take decision on matters concerning para athletes

With the PCI suspended, the Sports Ministry has decided that all matters relating to Para-athletes, including selection of athletes for various events, will be taken care of by Sports Authority of India (SAI).

Sports Ministry wants participation of para-athletes under tri-colour

Sports Ministry wants participation of para-athletes under tri-colour

The ban on PCI notwithstanding, Sports Ministry has requested the International Paralympic Committee to allow Indian athletes to participate in world competitions under the country's national flag.

Paralympic Committee of India suspended by govt, international body

Paralympic Committee of India suspended by govt, international body

The Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) has been suspended with immediate effect for an unlimited period of time following poor management in the conduct of 15th National Para Athletics Championship 2015.

Blame game continues in PCI as athletes left in lurch

Blame game continues in PCI as athletes left in lurch

 Paralympic Committee of India's newly-appointed interim President Nale Nandkishor said the de-recognition by the Sports Ministry was expected after its international body IPC banned them for mismanagement.

Sports Ministry suspends recognition of PCI for Ghaziabad fiasco

Sports Ministry suspends recognition of PCI for Ghaziabad fiasco

Close on the heels of International Paralympic Committee's suspension of Paralympic Committee of India, the Sports Ministry on Wednesday suspended the recognition of PCI with immediate effect for poor management and conduct of National Para Athletics Championships in Ghaziabad in March.

Govt-backed international Para Games to be postponed

With just a fortnight left, India's first Open Para Games proposed next month in Delhi has been postponed in the wake of the infighting between Executive Committee members of the suspended Paralympics Committee of India (PCI).

World para games body suspends PCI for Ghaziabad fiasco

The International Paralympic Committee has suspended the Paralympic Committee of India for indefinite period for infighting within the national body and shoddy treatment meted out to athletes during the National Para-Athletics Championships at Ghaziabad last month.

PCI sacks president Rajesh Tomar, contemplates criminal case

PCI sacks president Rajesh Tomar, contemplates criminal case

The Paralympics Committee of India (PCI) has sacked its president Rajesh Tomar for the gross mismanagement at the recent National Para-Athletics Championship in Ghaziabad, where athletes suffered due to lack of proper facilities.

PCI chief Rajesh Tomar suspended over para athletes' mistreatment

PCI chief Rajesh Tomar suspended over para athletes' mistreatment

A marred sporting event in India was once again highlighted to showcase the negligence by the authorities over athletes of the nation. The recent National Para-Athletics championship sparked a row after which the body decided to suspended president Rajesh Tomar.

National Para-Athletics Controversy: Five PCI committee members suspended, AGM called

National Para-Athletics Controversy: Five PCI committee members suspended, AGM called

The Paralympic Committee of India on Saturday suspended four office bearers and one official of PCI to ensure a fair probe into allegations of misappropriation of funds, the move coming in the wake of controversy created due to gross mismanagement at 15th National Para-Athletics Championships.

Media assault at Rampal ashram: PCI panel flays police tactics

A PCI-appointed panel looking into the journalists assault issue outside 'godman' Rampal's ashram has observed that Haryana Police employed "unconstitutional" tactics to prevent media from doing its duty and recommended investigation by administrative officers into the episode.

Justice CK Prasad assumes charge as new PCI chief

 Retired Supreme Court judge, Justice CK Prasad, Thursday assumed charge as the chairman of the Press Council of India (PCI), an official statement said.

'Indian textile sector has potential to cross $500 bn by 2025'

The USD 500 billion market figure consists of domestic sales of USD 315 billion and exports of USD 185 billion. The current industry size comprises domestic market of USD 68 billion and exports of USD 40 billion, Wazir Advisors Joint Managing Director Prashant Agarwal told reporters here Monday.

PCI appoints panel to probe attack on mediapersons in Hisar

A fact-finding committee has been set up by the Press Council of India (PCI) to look into the attack on media persons by police personnel in Hisar  district during clashes that erupted at the ashram of controversial 'godman' Rampal.

China-Afghan-Pak discuss roadmap for regional stability

China, Afghanistan and Pakistan on Sunday held trilateral dialogue here and discussed a range of strategic issues including drawing a roadmap for regional cooperation on war-torn Afghanistan and strengthening ties among them for peace and stability in the region.

Ministry asks PCI to submit report on para athletes issue

Taking cognisance of reports regarding a contract between Paralympic Committee of India and Indian athletes participating in Para Asian Games in South Korea, the Sports Ministry today asked the PCI to submit a report in this regard within a week.