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Khelo India School Games: Swimmers lead Karnataka to top of medals tally

Led by their swimmers, Karnataka surged to the top of the medals tally on the first day of competition at the inaugural Khelo India School Games (KISG), here on Thursday. The swimmers won six of the nine gold medals on offer and both the boys and girls contributed three each. Karnataka are leading the medals tally with seven gold and three bronze for a total of 10 medals.

Feb 01, 2018, 22:19 PM IST

Khelo India School Games will highlight country's sporting talent, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi

The Games will be held across 16 disciplines in the under-17 age category and 5,000 school children from 29 states and seven union territories will participate in the event from January 31 to February 8.

Jan 31, 2018, 21:25 PM IST

Aamir Khan praises Virat Kohli for supporting young sportsmen

Apart from Aamir, choreographer-filmmaker Farah Khan along with some of the cricket personalities attended the Indian Sports Honour Awards.

Nov 12, 2017, 13:51 PM IST

Playing field is more important than play station, says PM Narendra Modi

Modi also mentioned the upcoming U-17 FIFA World Cup to be held in India for the first time later this year.

Aug 27, 2017, 17:04 PM IST

Sports Ministry mulling jail term for coaches, athletes found guilty of doping under new law

Sports Minister Vijay Goel said he fears that doping may fast spread to the junior level and it needs to be curbed by creating fear in the minds of athletes.

Apr 27, 2017, 15:08 PM IST

PV Sindhu, Dipa Karmakar beat Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni to become 'most searched sportsperson' in India

Badminton ace Sindhu, who won a silver medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics, topped the 'most searched sportsperson” category, ahead of trend-setting gymnast Karmakar.

Dec 01, 2016, 23:19 PM IST

Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment announces Rs 90 lakh cash rewards for Rio Paralympians

India won four medals — two gold, a silver and a bronze.

Sep 29, 2016, 18:33 PM IST

Abhinav Bindra's Next target: Venture into business of Sports Science

After ruling the shooting range for more than a decade, Bindra, who will soon turn 34, hads set his sights on his new business venture.

Sep 04, 2016, 19:50 PM IST

Poland National Championships 2016: Quarter-miler Mohd. Anas sets new national record

Anas clocked 45.44 seconds to erase the existing record of 45.47seconds created by 2014Asian Games Bronze medallist Arokia Rajiv at the 20th Federation Cup on April 28 in New Delhi.

Jun 24, 2016, 22:19 PM IST

12th South Asian Games: Dominant India adds to medals tally on Day 8 of competition

India stood atop with 268 medals (156 gold, 85 silver and 27 bronze), way ahead of second placed Sri Lanka 163 (25, 55, 83).

Feb 13, 2016, 22:12 PM IST

Sports council recommends massive hike in 'meagre' union sports budget

The revived All India Council of Sports (AICS) on Saturday recommended a massive hike in central government's sports budget stating that the current Rs 886 crore allocation is too meagre for a country as big as India.

Jan 09, 2016, 20:24 PM IST

Saina Nehwal, Sania Mirza scale new heights in 2015; Virat Kohli leads from front in Tests

It was another action-packed year for Indian sports.

Dec 30, 2015, 14:31 PM IST

Govt is doing a lot for athletes but gap is still there: OGQ Director Geet Sethi

Olympic Gold Quest Director Geet Sethi said govt is doing a lot for athletes now but there is a big gap.

Nov 13, 2015, 22:45 PM IST

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.

Oct 09, 2015, 18:10 PM IST

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.

Sep 25, 2015, 21:50 PM IST

DNA: Why India should not take credit for Satnam Singh's NBA achievement!

Satnam Singh Bhamara, who became the first Indian player to be drafted by an NBA team, (Dallas Mavericks) spoke exclusively to Zee Media over his dream, state of Indian basketball and many other is

Jun 30, 2015, 23:25 PM IST

India third in global doping report for 2013 by WADA

India may be considered a sporting minnow but in terms of doping by its athletes, it has been ranked third behind Russia and Turkey in a World Anti-Doping Agency Report for 2013 with as many as 91 from the country testing positive for banned substances in that year.

Jun 18, 2015, 17:05 PM IST

IOC chief arrives today, to meet PM Modi on Monday evening

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach arrives here on Sunday for his one-day whirlwind visit and is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday to discus ways to take Indian sports forward amid speculation that the country might bid for 2024 Olympics.

Apr 25, 2015, 17:54 PM IST

Arun Jaitley advises NSFs to professionalise admin structure

In a significant statement pertaining to the functioning of National Sports Federations, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that the NSFs should "professionalise their administrative structure rather than continue as oligarchies".

Mar 21, 2015, 17:26 PM IST

Sports Minister Sonowal tells TOP athletes not to worry about contentious part

Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday assured athletes who would be given funds for top-class training under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOP), not to worry about the contentious clause requiring them to get prior government approval for any other commercial deals with third parties.

Mar 21, 2015, 17:23 PM IST