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Pramod Bhagat, Deep Grace Ekka Nominated For National Sports Awards
Para Shuttler Pramod Bhagat Nominated For Khel Ratna, Deep Grace For Arjuna Award 2021

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.

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In A First, Sportspersons Receive National Honours In Online Ceremony

New Delhi: India’s sporting heroes were bestowed the annual national awards in an unparalleled online ceremony amid the COVID-19 pandemic during which athletes logged in from multiple cities to be honoured by President Ram Nath Kovind. This year a whopping 74 were picked for the national honours, including an unprecedented five Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratnas […]

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Arjuna Award Would Motivate Me To Breach 'Difficult' Olympic Qualification Mark: Dutee Chand

New Delhi: Her personal best is not yet enough to make the cut for the Tokyo Games but India’s top sprinter Dutee Chand says her selection for the Arjuna award has come at the right time as it would motivate her to breach the “difficult” Olympic qualification mark. The 24-year-old Dutee, silver medallist in both […]

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Sprinter Dutee Chand Among 27 Sportspersons To Get Arjuna Award

Bhubaneswar: Odisha sprinter Dutee Chand will be honoured with the Arjuna Award this year. She is among the 27 sportspersons to be conferred with the top sporting accolade. Elated over her nomination for the award, Dutee shared a twitter post “Onward and upward! #arjunaaward.” Onward and upward! #arjunaaward pic.twitter.com/saC1LOBS6V — Dutee Chand (@DuteeChand) August 21, […]

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National Sports Awards Prize Money Set To Be Hiked

New Delhi: The Sports Ministry is planning a massive hike in the prize money for the National Sports Awards, a proposal which, once approved, will lead to Khel Ratna awardees getting Rs 25 lakh while leaving the Arjuna winners richer by Rs 15 lakh. Currently, the Khel Ratna comes with a cash prize of Rs […]

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Sprinter Dutee Chand, Cricketer Ishant Sharma Among 29 Recommended For Arjuna Award

New Delhi: India pacer Ishant Sharma, teen shooting sensations Saurabh Chaudhary and Manu Bhaker, sprinter Dutee Chand, footballer Sandesh Jhinghan, woman cricketer Deepti Sharma, woman boxer Lovlina Borgohain and Indian luge legend Shiva Keshavan are some of the big names in a 29-strong list of athletes recommended for this year’s Arjuna award by the sports […]

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Khel Ratna: WFI Recommends Vinesh Phogat, TTFI Nominates Manika Batra

New Delhi: Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) recommended star wrestler Vinesh Phogat for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna while Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) nominated India’s table tennis star, Manika Batra, for the prestigious award on Tuesday. Meanwhile, World Championship medallists Rahul Aware and Olympic-bound Deepak Punia were nominated for the Arjuna award […]

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Hockey India Recommends Women's Team Captain Rani Rampal For Khel Ratna

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 […]

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BCCI Nominates Rohit Sharma, AFI Recommends Neeraj Chopra For Khel Ratna

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 […]

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BCCI likely to recommend Shikha & Deepti's name for Arjuna Awards

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 […]

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Legendary footballer Chuni Goswami no more

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 […]

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Gaurav Gill, another driver booked in connection with accident that claimed three lives

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 […]

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World No.1 Para-shuttler Pramod Bhagat Receives Arjuna Award 2019

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 […]

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Mary Kom recuses herself from sports awards meeting to avoid conflict

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 […]

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Dutee Chand’s Arjuna Award nomination rejected

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 […]

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Heena, Ankur recommended for Khel Ratna, Ronak for Dronacharya

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 […]

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Bumrah, Shami, Jadeja and Poonam recommended for Arjuna

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 […]

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Kohli, Chanu conferred Khel Ratna; Neeraj, Hima get Arjuna award

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 […]

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Dhawan, Mandhana nominated for Arjuna Award

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 […]

Golfer Chawrasia nominated for Arjuna Award

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 […]