National Sports Awards Selection Committee has recommended Deep Grace Ekka for the second-highest sporting honour of India.
New Delhi: Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and world champion weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu were conferred with the country’s highest sporting honour — Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award — by President Ram Nath Kovind at the annual National Sports Awards ceremony here on Tuesday. This year’s award ceremony was postponed to September 25 from the […]
Kolkata: India men’s and women’s team openers Shikhar Dhawan and Smriti Mandhana have been nominated by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the prestigious Arjuna award, BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhury said on Wednesday. “We have sent the communication to the Government of India,” Chaudhury told reporters. Dhawan is currently playing […]
The State Department of Sports and Youth Services has nominated the name of ace para shuttler for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, country's highest honour in sports, for the year 2021.
New Delhi: Seasoned Indian golfer S.S.P. Chawrasia, a winner of six international titles including four on the European Tour, has been nominated for the prestigious Arjuna Award, it was announced on Sunday. A selection panel appointed by the Sports Ministry had recommended the golfer’s name along with 16 other sportspersons about two weeks back. Chawrasia’s […]
New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday recommended the names of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja and Poonam Yadav for the Arjuna Award. The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) met in the Capital to discuss the matter in the presence of GM Cricket Operations Saba Karim. Karim […]
New Delhi: The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) has recommended the names of Heena Sidhu and Ankur Mittal for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. Asian Games bronze medallist Heena, in 2013, became the first Indian pistol shooter to win a gold medal in an ISSF World Cup finals when she won the […]
Bhubaneswar: In a disappointment for Odisha, its ace sprinter Dutee Chand’s nomination for Arjuna award was rejected by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, reported news agency ANI quoting sources. As per the ANI report, due to filing of nomination by the State government after the deadline, her name was removed. Also, Dutee’s medals […]
New Delhi: Boxer M.C. Mary Kom on Saturday recused herself from the meeting wherein her personal coach Chhote Lal Yadav’s name was discussed for the Dronacharya award. There was widespread criticism that she is a part of the 12-member committee which is nominating names for national awards for excellence in sports and her own coach […]
New Delhi: Para badminton player from Odisha and the current world champion, Pramod Bhagat today received the prestigious Arjuna Award by President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on the occasion of National Sports Day. The selection committee had picked 19 sportspersons for the Arjuna Award, including shuttler B. Sai Praneeth, who recently settled […]
Barmer: Arjuna awardee Gaurav Gill and another driver were booked on Sunday in connection with an accident during a National Rally Championship race here in which a couple and their young son were killed, police said. A police official said companies involved in the event — Maxperienace, Mahindra, JK Tyres, MRF Tyres and the Federation […]
Kolkata: Iconic former India footballer Chuni Goswami, who captained the 1962 Asian Games gold-winning team and also played first-class cricket, died here on Thursday after suffering a cardiac arrest. The versatile sports veteran was 82 and breathed his last at a hospital here. He is survived by his wife Basanti and son Sudipto. “He suffered […]
New Delhi: Team India’s journey to the final of the Women’s World T20 in March in Australia was on the back of some quality performances by the whole team. But a few players who stood out were Shafali Verma, Poonam Yadav, Shikha Pandey and Deepti Sharma. And Shikha and Deepti’s names have been suggested by […]
New Delhi: India’s prolific limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma was on Saturday nominated for the prestigious ‘Khel Ratna’ award by the BCCI for his stupendous performance in 2019 when he dazzled with five hundreds in the 50-over World Cup. Rohit’s opening partner Shikhar Dhawan and Ishant Sharma, the most-capped Test cricketer in the current set-up, have […]
New Delhi: Hockey India on Tuesday nominated national women’s team captain Rani Rampal for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award while Vandana Kataria, Monika and Harmanpreet Singh were recommended for the Arjuna Award. For the Major Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime Achievement, the federation has recommended former India stalwarts R P Singh and Tushar […]