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Vijay Goel vows to work 24/7 as Sports Minister

Vijay Goel vows to work 24/7 as Sports Minister

Goel also promised to do something new in the department with a fresh vision.

Anju Bobby George quits as president of Kerala Sports Council

Anju Bobby George quits as president of Kerala Sports Council

Earlier, in an open letter to E.P. Jayarajan, Anju demanded a thorough probe into the activities of the Kerala Sports Council for the past decade.

58 weightlifters caught for doping last year: Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal

58 weightlifters caught for doping last year: Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal

The Sports Minister's revelations came just a few days after India has been placed at the third spot in worldwide dope violation in 2014.

Modi govt renames Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan as Khelo India; Congress sulks

Modi govt renames Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan as Khelo India; Congress sulks

The move left the Congress fuming as this is not the first time that Rajiv Gandhi's name is being dropped from a scheme by BJP.

Shillong to hold badminton competitions; Meghalaya continue as co-hosts of South Asian Games

Shillong to hold badminton competitions; Meghalaya continue as co-hosts of South Asian Games

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to open the games in Guwahati on February 5, which is being co-hosted by Assam and Meghalaya from February 5 to 16.

Milkha Singh for time-bound plan to produce top athletes

Milkha Singh for time-bound plan to produce top athletes

Legendary athlete Milkha Singh on Sunday said the government should chart out a time-bound plan with the help of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and other sports bodies to produce athletes who excel internationally.

Govt formally grants Rs 200 crore to J&K for sports activities

Govt formally grants Rs 200 crore to J&K for sports activities

With an objective to boost the sporting activities in the state, the Sports Ministry on Friday formally sanctioned a central assistance of Rs 200 crore to Jammu and Kashmir.

NSFs need to learn from its overseas counterparts: Sarbananda Sonowal

NSFs need to learn from its overseas counterparts: Sarbananda Sonowal

Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday said that Indian sports federations should learn from its overseas counterparts to prepare athletes for the Rio Olympics next year.

We can win at least 10 medals in Rio Olympics: Sports Minister

We can win at least 10 medals in Rio Olympics: Sports Minister

 Claiming that the preparations of Indian athletes for next year's Olympics have been going on satisfactorily, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday said the country can win at least 10 medals in the Rio Games.

Boxer Mandeep Jangra receives Arjuna Award from Sports Minister

Boxer Mandeep Jangra receives Arjuna Award from Sports Minister

Boxer Mandeep Jangra on Wednesday received the Arjuna Award from Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal here.

Sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal urges Mohun Bagan to play proactive role in U-17 World Cup preparation

Sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal urges Mohun Bagan to play proactive role in U-17 World Cup preparation

I-League champions Mohun Bagan can play an important role in building the Indian team for the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup in two years time, Union sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal said on Saturday.

Ignore the criticism, Sports Minister has told me: Vijender Singh

Ignore the criticism, Sports Minister has told me: Vijender Singh

Drawing flak from some quarters after turning professional, star Indian boxer Vijender Singh on Friday got the backing of Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who met him here and asked him to ignore the criticism.

China sacks deputy sports minister ahead of 2022 Winter Olympics decision

China sacks deputy sports minister ahead of 2022 Winter Olympics decision

A deputy sports minister who sat on China`s Olympics committee has been sacked, the government said on Thursday, following a corruption investigation by the ruling Communist Party.

Vijender Singh fall-out: Haryana may make it mandatory for athletes to play for 6 years

Vijender Singh fall-out: Haryana may make it mandatory for athletes to play for 6 years

In the aftermath of the furore created by Olympic-medallist boxer Vijender Singh's decision to turn professional, the Haryana government on Saturday said it is considering making it mandatory for a sportsman, who gets government employment, to compete for at least six years.

India will win 10 plus medals at 2016 Rio Olympics: Sarbananda Sonowal

India will win 10 plus medals at 2016 Rio Olympics: Sarbananda Sonowal

The Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal is confident that India's medal tally in next year's Rio Olympic Games will go up to 10 plus from six medals, which the country's athletes bagged at London Olympics in 2012.

Fabio Capello facing sack as Russia manager

Fabio Capello facing sack as Russia manager

Under-fire Fabio Capello`s reign as Russia manager looks doomed after the country`s sports minister said a decision on the Italian`s future had already been taken.

NYKS to deploy youth volunteers to clean Ganga

The Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) on Tuesday said it will deploy youth volunteers to help clean the Ganga river.

Ramdev to impart yoga training to top Haryana govt officials

Haryana's Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Anil Vij on Tuesday said that yoga guru Baba Ramdev would conduct a training camp at Panchkula next week where yoga training would be imparted to the ministers, MLAs, MPs, IAS officers and other senior officials.

Sarbananda Sonowal bats for Indo-Pak series

Sarbananda Sonowal bats for Indo-Pak series

Batting for the resumption of bilateral series with arch-rivals Pakistan, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said sports can promote friendship between the two neighbouring countries.

Ivory Coast sports minister sacked over CAN bonus row

Ivory Coast sports minister sacked over CAN bonus row

A row over unpaid Africa Cup of Nations winning bonuses estimated at around one million euros cost Ivory Coast sports minister Alain Lobognon his job on Wednesday.