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Tag: Kiren Rijiju

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Sedition law: Rijiju hits back at Chidambaram; reminds him of decisions taken by Nehru, Indira

As the Supreme Court put on hold the application of sedition law, Rijiju had on Wednesday invoked "Lakshman Rekha" guiding different institutions, including the Executive and the Judiciary, and said no one should cross their "boundary".

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Govt Considering To Link Aadhaar With Electoral Rolls, Online Voting For Indians In Abroad: Rijiju

Linking Aadhaar with the electoral roll is one of the ways. As of now linking Aadhaar with electoral rolls is voluntary. Our aim is to ensure 'one nation, one electoral roll' to check double names in electoral rolls and fraudulent voting and ensure a clean voting process, he said during Question Hour.

Odisha Legislative Council Row: Speaker Patro To Write To Union Minister Rijiju
Odisha Legislative Council Row: Speaker Patro To Write To Union Minister Rijiju

It is pertinent to mention here that Union Minister Rijiju informed the Rajya Sabha that the Centre was still to receive any resolution passed by the Odisha Assembly for the formation of a Legislative Council in the State while answering BJD MP Prasanna Acharya's question. On Friday, his answer evoked sharp reactions from several BJD leaders including the Assembly Speaker.

Missing Arunachal Boy: Rijiju Says PLA Responded Positively
Missing Arunachal Boy: Rijiju Says PLA Responded Positively

"Hotline exchanged on Republic Day by Indian Army with Chinese PLA. PLA responded positively indicating handing over of our national and suggested a place of release," Law Minister Kiren Rijiju said.

Centre Likely To Make Fresh Attempt To Reach Consensus With States For An All-India Judicial Service

The central government feels that a properly framed All India Judicial Service is important to strengthen the overall justice delivery system of the country.

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju Tests Positive For Covid-19
Sports Minister Urges All To Support Olympic-Bound Athletes Like Cricketers

"I want the Olympics movement and the importance of Olympics to be understood by everyone, spread across the length and breadth of India. Sports is the biggest soft power of a nation," said Rijiju.

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Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju Announces Rs 5 Lakh Each For Bereaved Families Of Hockey Stars

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju announced financial support of Rs 5 lakh each for the bereaved families of former hockey players M K Kaushik and Ravinder Pal Singh, who recently lost their lives to COVID-19.

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju Tests Positive For Covid-19
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju Tests Positive For Covid-19

New Delhi: Union minister for sports and youth affairs, Kiren Rijiju tested positive for Covid-19, it was confirmed on his twitter handle on Saturday. Rijiju asked those who had come…

Sports Ministry Awaits Decision On COVID Vaccine For Athletes
Sports Ministry Awaits Decision On COVID Vaccine For Athletes

New Delhi: The sports ministry is expecting a decision on Covid-19 vaccination for Olympic Games-bound athletes shortly from the health ministry, Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said on Saturday. “It’s sensitive issue, and we are in the process of working out a plan. The health of the elite athletes training in the national camp for […]

Train Fare Concession For Sportspersons: Kiren Rijiju Writes Letter To Railway Min
Train Fare Concession For Sportspersons: Kiren Rijiju Writes Letter To Railway Min

New Delhi: After sportspersons and sports associations raised concerns over the withdrawal of railway concessions in passenger fares, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Thursday requested Railway Minister Piyush Goyal to restore the privileges. The Railways had suspended ticket fare concessions for all categories of passengers except for students, patients and the specially-abled to discourage people […]

Kiren Rijiju Inaugurates 8 Khelo India State Centre of Excellence Including One In Odisha
Kiren Rijiju Inaugurates 8 Khelo India State Centre Of Excellence Including One In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday virtually inaugurated eight Khelo India State Centre of Excellence (KISCE), including one in Odisha. The KISCE inaugurated in other states are Karnataka, Arunachal Pradesh, Kerala, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Telangana. Speaking on the occasion, the Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (Independent Charge) said the […]

India Win Nine Medals At Cologne Boxing WC, Kiren Rijiju Lauds Performance

New Delhi: Indian boxers won three gold medals, besides two silver and four bronze, at the recently concluded Cologne Boxing World Cup held in Koln, Germany. “Our Indian boys and girls have won nine medals including three gold, two silver and four bonze medals at the prestigious Cologne Boxing World Cup,” Union Sports Minister Kiren […]

Centre Formally Recognises Yogasana As Competitive Sport, To Be Introduced In Khelo India
Centre Formally Recognises Yogasana As Competitive Sport, To Be Introduced In Khelo India

New Delhi: The Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda Yoga and Naturopathy Unani Sidda Homoeopathy) and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports formally recognised yogasana as a competitive sport on Thursday. The announcement was made at a joint press conference held here by the Union Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Naik and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju. […]

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Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju Unveils New Logo Of Sports Authority Of India

New Delhi: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday unveiled the new Sports Authority of India (SAI) logo, which has been changed for the first time since the apex sports body’s inception in 1982. The new logo highlights ‘SAI’ in bold letters with the depiction of an athlete’s flight to success in the background. The logo […]

Kiren Rijiju: India Will Be Among Top 10 By 2028 Olympics
Kiren Rijiju: India Will Be Among Top 10 By 2028 Olympics

New Delhi: India will be amongst the top 10 medal-winning countries by the 2028 Olympic Games, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju predicted on Friday. “By 2028 Olympics, India will be in the top 10 medallists. Without setting an ambitious target, you cannot achieve the goal. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has created an Olympic task force and […]

COVID-19 Impact: 2020 National Sports Awards To Be Held Virtually

New Delhi: The 2020 National Sports Awards will be held via video conferencing due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Sports Ministry said on Thursday. The ceremony is scheduled to be held on Saturday (August 29), and the Ministry said that 65 out of the 74 awardees will be present. Of the nine award winners who […]

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Sports Ministry To Organise Fit India Freedom Run From August 15 To October 2

New Delhi: The Sports Ministry is set to organise the largest country-wide run, the Fit India Freedom Run from August 15 to October 2. In keeping with the current pandemic situation and social distancing norms, the government has decided to encourage participants of the event to run at their own pace — anywhere and at […]

IPL 13: BCCI Hopes To Get All Government Clearance Soon

New Delhi: While the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises are working overtime as they enter the last stage of planning to take the 13th edition of the league to the UAE, there have been a few questions raised on whether the required clearance has been […]

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Financially Distressed National Wushu Champion Gets Help From Sports Minister

New Delhi: Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has sanctioned a sum of Rs 5 lakhs to Shiksha, a national Wushu champion from Haryana, who came under severe financial distress amid the COVID-19 pandemic and had to quit her training and take up a job as a farm labourer to support her family. The 22-year-old athlete, […]

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4th Edition Of Khelo India Youth Games To Be Held In Haryana

New Delhi: Haryana will host the fourth edition of Khelo India Youth Games, which is scheduled to take place after Tokyo Olympics. The Games will be held at Panchkula. Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar made the announcement today. Speaking on the occasion, Rijiju said, […]

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Hopeful That India Will Have Sporting Events From Sept Or Oct: Kiren Rijiju

New Delhi: Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has said that he hopes sporting activities in the country, which have been on a standstill since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will resume by September of October. Rijiju recently attended the Ministerial Forum of Commonwealth countries to share India’s road to the resumption of sport, post […]

Sports Ministry To Remove Rs 2-Lakh Salary Cap For Indian Coaches

New Delhi: The Sports Ministry on Saturday announced the doing away with of the Rs 2 lakh cap on the salary given to Indian coaches training elite athletes in a bid to encourage them to produce better results and attract former players to become high performance trainers. The announcement came after the ministry’s decision on […]

NADA Launches First Mobile App To Bridge Gap Between Athletes & Agency

New Delhi: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday launched India’s National Anti-Doping Agency’s (NADA) first mobile app. The app aims to create a bridge between athletes and the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) by providing easily-accessible information on various aspects of the sport, and most importantly about prohibited substances, the inadvertent use of which may lead […]

Lockdown 4.0: MHA allows sports complexes, stadiums to open

New Delhi: Sports complexes were on Sunday permitted to open by the Ministry of Home Affairs in the fourth phase of the coronavirus-forced lockdown, possibly clearing the path for a resumption of the training of athletes which came to a halt in mid-March. “Sports complexes and stadia will be permitted to open, however, spectators won’t […]

PM Modi Declares Open Inaugural Khelo India University Games

Cuttack: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the first-ever Khelo India University Games at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here on Saturday. As many as 3400 athletes from 159 universities across the country will vie for top honours across 17 disciplines, including rugby which is among the six-team events. The PM launched the multi-disciplinary […]

Rijiju calls 'India's Usain Bolt' Srinivasa Gowda for trials

New Delhi: Srinivasa Gowda, a Kambala jockey from Moodabidri in Karnataka, has been called for trials by the Sports Ministry after he set a new record as the fastest runner in the history of the traditional sport of the coastal region. “I’ll call Karnataka’s Srinivasa Gowda for trials by top SAI Coaches. There’s lack of […]

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Sports Ministry To Hire Around 1500 Coaches To Fill Up Vacancies: Kiren Rijiju

New Delhi: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Friday said the government has decided to recruit around 1500 coaches to fill up existing vacancies and ensured full support to the country’s athletes. “There are approximately 1500 vacancies for coaches, whom we couldn’t hire due to technical reasons. So we have decided to fill up these vacancies […]

Khelo India Games Declared 'Events Of National Importance'

New Delhi: In a first for a sporting talent identification event, the government has declared the Khelo India Games as an event of national importance. The Khelo India Games, which include Khelo India School Games, Khelo India Youth Games, Khelo India University Games, Khelo India Games for differently-abled persons and Khelo India Games for Indigenous Sports, […]

3rd Khelo India Youth Games Launched In Guwahati

Guwahati: The third edition of the Khelo India Youth Games will take place in Guwahati from January 10-22, 2020. The announcement was made on Saturday at the launch ceremony of the event, which was attended by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju. The event marked the unveiling of the composite […]

Sports To Be Made Part Of CBSE System, Says Minister Kiren Rijiju

Chennai: Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports (independent-in-charge) Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday said the CBSE was preparing a system to ensure sports becomes a substantial part of education to determine the achievement of a student. “Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) has already announced setting up a Board for Sports Education. Now, under the new education policy, […]

Vivek Chikara Wins Gold At Asian Para Archery Championships

Bangkok: Vivek Chikara on Thursday bagged a gold medal in the men’s recurve open event at the Asian Para Archery Championships on Thursday. Chikara, 29, recorded a 7-1 verdict over China’s Sijun Wang to claim the top honours. “A superb performance from Vivek Chikara as he wins the gold medal in men’s recurve open event […]

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Will push for Kabaddi's inclusion in next Olympics: Rijiju

New Delhi: Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has said that the government will be pushing hard for the inclusion of Kabaddi in the 2024 Olympic Games scheduled to be held in Paris. “As a Sports Minister, I am very excited and have always thought of how to promote indigenous sports in a big way. Kabaddi […]

Rijiju writes to UK MP for including shooting in 2022 CWG

New Delhi: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has written a letter to Nicky Morgan, Member of Parliament in the UK, asking for her personal intervention to get shooting included in the 2022 Commonwealth Games, scheduled to be held in Birmingham. In June, the executive board of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) had decided to exclude shooting […]

Committee Formed To Advise Govt On 'Fit India Movement'

New Delhi: An advisory committee comprising members of Indian Olympic Association (IOA), national sports federations (NSFs), government officials, private bodies and celebrated fitness enthusiasts has been formed to advise the government on the “Fit India Movement” which will be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 29. A statement from the Ministry of Youth […]

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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 […]

Babita Phogat, Mahavir Phogat join BJP

New Delhi: International wrestler Babita Phogat and her father Mahavir Phogat, a noted wrestling coach, joined the BJP on Monday. They joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in the presence of Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Kiren Rijiju, party’s general secretary in charge of Haryana Anil Jain and its state chief Subhash Badala. Lauding the father-daughter […]

IOA president writes to Kiren Rijiju, urging to boycott CWG Games 2022

New Delhi: Ace shooter Heena Sidhu had recently said that India should even consider pulling out of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham after shooting was excluded from the games. And she has found a backer in Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Narinder Batra. The chief has sent in a mail to the Sports Minister […]

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju Receives Special Olympic Torch

New Delhi: Union sports minister Kiren Rijiju on Friday received the Special Olympic Torch. This is for the third time since the beginning of the Special Olympics that the Special Olympics Torch, the ‘Flame of Hope’ arrives in India, having travelled from Singapore to Delhi. This year, India is hosting the Special Olympics International Football […]

Impressive! Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju Nails Bottle Cap Challenge

After many celebrities like Akshay Kumar, Kendall Jenner and John Mayer uploaded video of them completing the Bottle Cap Challenge, Minister of State(Sports) Kiren Rijiju also shared a video of him with a message “Say no to drug, get ready for Fit India Campaign.” The Union Minister shared the video on Instagram and retweeted the […]

Odisha rejects centre’s data on zero natural calamities

Bhubaneswar: The State government today expressed displeasure over no mention of Odisha in the list of 14 States identified to have been affected by natural calamities. In reply to a question raised by BJD MP Ram Chandra Hansdah, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju in Lok Sabha on Wednesday mentioned that 14 […]