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Rohit Sharma Dedicates Khel Ratna Award To Fans

Abu Dhabi: India’s ODI vice-captain Rohit Sharma on Saturday dedicated his Khel Ratna award to all his fans for their unwavering support, saying this “wouldn’t have been possible” without them. Rohit, along with paddler Manika Batra, women’s hockey captain Rani Rampal, wrestler Vinesh Phogat and para-athlete T Mariyappan were this year awarded the country’s highest […]

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Rohit Sharma, Vinesh Phogat among 5 athletes to receive Khel Ratna

New Delhi: Star India batsman Rohit Sharma is among the five athletes who will receive the country’s highest sporting honour, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, for 2020. This will be the first time in the history of National Sports Day awards that five sportspersons will be conferred with the Khel Ratna. The Selection Committee […]

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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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Rohit Sharma, Vinesh Phogat, Manika Batra Among Four Recommended For Khel Ratna

New Delhi: India’s limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma, star wrestler Vinesh Phogat, TT player Manika Batra and Paralympic gold-winning high jumper Mariyappan Thangavelu were on Tuesday picked for this year’s Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award by the sports ministry’s selection committee. This is the second time since 2016 that four athletes have been finalised for the […]

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Khel Ratna: BAI Recommends Kidambi Srikanth For Prestigious Award After Player's Apology

New Delhi: The Badminton Association of India (BAI) has recommended Kidambi Srikanth for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award following player’s apology to the federation for his conduct during the Asian Championship earlier this year. Former World No. 1 Srikanth and HS Prannoy had left the squad at Asian Badminton Championship in Manila in February, […]

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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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Para Shuttler From Odisha, Pramod Bhagat, To Get Arjuna Award

New Delhi: Para badminton player from Odisha, Pramod Bhagat, was on Saturday nominated for the Arjuna Award along with 18 others. Paralympics silver medallist Deepa Malik was nominated for the country’s highest sporting honour — the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award — along with Asian and Commonwealth Games champion wrestler Bajrang Punia. The name of 48-year-old Deepa, […]

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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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Bajrang, Vinesh nominated for Khel Ratna by wrestling federation

New Delhi: The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) Monday recommended recently-crowned Asian Champion Bajrang Punia and last year’s Asian Games gold-medallist Vinesh Phogat for the country’s highest sporting honour — the Rajeev Khel Ratna award. Bajrang and Vinesh’s names were sent by WFI owing to their remarkable performances in the last couple of years. “They […]