Indonesian Super League fails to restart
Indonesian Super League fails to restart

The Indonesian Super League remained suspended on Saturday despite plans by the local football association (PSSI) to restart the competition after a two week government suspension.

Ministry issues new instructions to NSFs for conduct of events
Ministry issues new instructions to NSFs for conduct of events

 In the wake of poor management of National Para Athletics championships, the Sports Ministry has instructed all the National Sports Federations (NSFs) to draw the calendar of their events well in advance for the smooth and efficient hosting of the tournaments.

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.

Govt identifies 45 athletes as potential medal winners in Rio
Govt identifies 45 athletes as potential medal winners in Rio

The Sports Ministry has identified 45 potential medal winners, who will get financial assistance under the government scheme 'Target Olympic Podium' for the 2016 Rio Games.

Majority of athletes selected under TOP accepted offer: Govt
Majority of athletes selected under TOP accepted offer: Govt

Majority of the athletes who have been selected for funding by Sports Ministry under the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) Scheme for top-class training as part of preparation for 2016 Rio Olympics have consented to the government's offer.

Newly elected Indonesia FA chief vows to fight back
Newly elected Indonesia FA chief vows to fight back

The newly-elected president of the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) has vowed to fight back against the government after seeing his body suspended by the youth and sports ministry.

Indonesia suspends local association, risks FIFA wrath
Indonesia suspends local association, risks FIFA wrath

Indonesia`s youth and sports ministry on Saturday suspended all activities of the local soccer association (PSSI), setting the stage for further tension with world governing body FIFA.

9 sports upgraded to 'high priority' by Sports Ministry
9 sports upgraded to 'high priority' by Sports Ministry

 Nine sporting disciplines -- including athletics, hockey and shooting -- were today upgraded to the newly-introduced 'high priority' category in the latest classification undertaken by the Sports Ministry which will ensure central funding for their national and zonal events.

India rolls out Target Olympic Podium Scheme, Seema Punia gets offer
India rolls out Target Olympic Podium Scheme, Seema Punia gets offer

The government has rolled out its ambitious TOP (Target Olympic Podium) Scheme, under which 2016 Olympics medal prospects will be funded for their specialised world class training and top-level competition, and offered ace discus thrower Seema Punia a budget of Rs 75 lakhs till the Rio Games next year.

Guwahati, Shillong likely to host SAF Games this year

Three years behind schedule, the South Asian Federation (SAF) Games may just see the light of the day this year in November with the Sports Ministry proposing the north-eastern cities of Guwahati and Shillong as possible venues for the regional showpiece.

Sports Ministry revises Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar plan
Sports Ministry revises Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar plan

 Sports Ministry has revised the scheme of Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar, which was introduced to encourage involvement of corporates and sports promotion boards in the development of sports in the country.

Ministry asks NSFs, IOA to conduct elections on time
Ministry asks NSFs, IOA to conduct elections on time

 The Sports Ministry has asked all National Sports Federations (NSFs) and the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to conduct their elections at least one month before the term of its office bearers.

Sports ministry enhances award money for Olympic medallists
Sports ministry enhances award money for Olympic medallists

The sports ministry Thursday revised the Scheme of Special Awards to medal winners and their coaches in international events by enhancing the award money.

Sports ministry to recommend Saina Nehwal for Padma Bhushan award

Sports ministry on Monday decided to recommend the name of ace Indian shutter Saina Nehwal for the Padma Bhushan award.

Padma Bhushan row: Who am I to demand award, asks Saina Nehwal
Padma Bhushan row: Who am I to demand award, asks Saina Nehwal

Indian badminton sensation Saina Nehwal stated on Monday that who is she to demand the Padma Bhushan award, with stories in the media running after she had expressed her disappointment for not being nominated for the prestigious award.

Finally, Sports ministry to recommend Saina Nehwal for Padma Bhushan
Finally, Sports ministry to recommend Saina Nehwal for Padma Bhushan

Sports ministry on Monday decided to recommend the name of ace Indian shutter Saina Nehwal for the Padma Bhushan award.

Saina Nehwal disappointed by Padma Bhushan snub

Olympic bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal has been left disappointed after the Sports Ministry decided to reject her application for the prestigious Padma Bhushan award this year, citing norms.

Padma Bhushan row: Saina Nehwal thanks fans for messages of support
Padma Bhushan row: Saina Nehwal thanks fans for messages of support

Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal on Saturday thanked all her fans for their support after Sports Ministry decided to reject her application for the prestigious Padma Bhushan award this year, citing norms.

Saina Nehwal disappointed by Padma Bhushan award snub
Saina Nehwal disappointed by Padma Bhushan award snub

Olympic bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal has been left disappointed after the Sports Ministry decided to reject her application for the prestigious Padma Bhushan award this year, citing norms.

Boxing India gets name clearance from Sports Ministry
Boxing India gets name clearance from Sports Ministry

The Sports Ministry on Friday cleared the National Boxing Federation of India's name as 'Boxing India', a body recognised as a permanent member of the International Boxing Association (AIBA).