Our award selection policy is fair and transparent: Sarbananda​ Sonowal
Our award selection policy is fair and transparent: Sarbananda​ Sonowal

 Plagued by controversies they might be, but Sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday said there is no need to review the selection policy for the National Sports Awards.

Sonia Gandhi hails Sania Mirza's Khel Ratna award
Sonia Gandhi hails Sania Mirza's Khel Ratna award

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday congratulated Sania Mirza for receiving the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award and said that the tennis star had done the nation proud.

Elated Sania Mirza says Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna a huge honour
Elated Sania Mirza says Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna a huge honour

India's tennis ace Sania Mirza on Saturday said it was a 'huge honour' to be conferred with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and the recognition will push her further to do well on the professional tour and next year's Rio Olympics.

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.

Anoop Singh, Naval Singh recommended for Dronacharya Award

Wrestling coach Anoop Singh and Paralympics coach Naval Singh were among the five names recommended for this year's Dronacharya Award by a selection panel today.

Paralympian HN Girisha cries "injustice" over Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna snub
Paralympian HN Girisha cries "injustice" over Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna snub

The 2012 London Paralympics silver medallist Girisha Hosanagara Nagarajegowda​ on Wednesday expressed his dissatisfaction over the manner in which Sania Mirza was recommended for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna.

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Sania Mirza glad to be recommended for Khel Ratna
Sania Mirza glad to be recommended for Khel Ratna

 Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza expressed her delight at having been recommended for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the country's highest sporting award, on Tuesday.

Sania Mirza set to be conferred Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award: Report
Sania Mirza set to be conferred Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award: Report

According to a report in the Hindustan Times, sports ministry on Friday decided to forward tennis star Sania Mirza's name to the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awards committee.

Star squash player Dipika Pallikal in race for Khel Ratna
Star squash player Dipika Pallikal in race for Khel Ratna

The Tamil Nadu government has recommended star squash player Dipika Pallikal for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India's highest sporting honour.

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.

Government makes amendments to award schemes
Government makes amendments to award schemes

A retired judge of either Supreme Court or High Court will now head the Selection Committee for Arjuna Awards as the government has revised the schemes of various awards it present to sportspersons.

Don't want to be in Padma awards controversies: Gagan Narang
Don't want to be in Padma awards controversies: Gagan Narang

Seeking to steer clear of the furore that was triggered by Saina Nehwal's open displeasure at being ignored for the Padma awards, ace Indian shooter Gagan Narang said he would prefer to wait for the government to take a call on such matters.

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.

Good Asiad and early quota will boost confidence: Manavjit Singh Sandhu

Ace trap shooter Manavjit Singh Sandhu is eyeing an Olympic quota place in the upcoming World Championships and is also confident of winning a medal at the Inchon Asian Games that follows.

No changes to Arjuna Awards recommendation list

The controversial recommendation of boxer Jai Bhagwan and squash player Anaka Alankamony for the prestigious Arjuna Awards stands after the Kapil Dev-led selection committee met again today and decided not to make any changes in the original 15-athlete list.

Anaka`s recommendation for Arjuna Award raises serious questions

Twenty-year-old squash player Anaka Alankamony is not a national champion, her ranking has slipped from a career high 59 to 151 in the last four years and she has not done anything notable on the professional tour to have her name recommended for the prestigious Arjuna Award.

After CWG low, Olympic medallist Vijay Kumar eyes good show at Asian Games

London Olympics silver medallist Vijay Kumar, undergoing treatment for a neck injury, is desperate to avoid a race against time ahead of the World Championships and Asiad, stage where he would look to make amends for his shocking exit at Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Ministry issues norms for awarding Khel Ratna, Dronacharya

With an aim to avoid controversy on giving away sports awards, the government today decided to grant 90 per cent weightage to medal winners of Olympics, Asian and Commonwealth Games and World Cup/World Championships held once in four years for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Dronacharya and Dhyan Chand awards.