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Tag: Sports Minister

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…

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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, […]

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 […]

Goa to host 36th National Games, says minister

Panaji: The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Wednesday formally awarded to Goa the rights to host the 36th National Games, the coastal state’s Sports Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar said. Ajgaonkar said that IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta, in a letter to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday, had formally conferred the rights to the state to […]

Sports fraternity hails Rathore's appointment

New Delhi: The sporting fraternity on Sunday welcomed the appointment of Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, 2004 Olympics silver medal-winning shooter, as Sports Minister. Rathore, a Bharatiya Janata Party lawmaker from Rajasthan, replaced Vijay Goel in a ministerial reshuffle of the Narendra Modi-led government. Rathore also has additional charge of the Information and Broadcasting portfolio. His appointment […]

Odisha sports minister inaugurates Nat'l Cadet Taekwondo Championship in city

Bhubaneswar: Sports Minister Chandra Sarathi Behera inaugurated the 3rd National Cadet Kyorugi & Poomsae Taekwondo Championship -2017 at East Coast Railway Indoor Stadium here on Friday. The three days event is organised by Taekwondo Odisha and hosted by Taekwondo Federation of India to provide a large platform for the Taekwondo athletes from Odisha and prepare […]

Sports Minister Goel flags off fifth 'Slum Yuva Daud'

New Delhi: Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Sunday flagged off the fifth Mega Slum Yuva Doud with Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore here. The marathon started from Gagan Cinema in Nand Nagri and ended at Harnam Palace. More than 3,000 youths from various slums of Rohtash Nagar, Babarpur, Seelampur, […]

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Sports Minister rules out India-Pakistan cricket series

New Delhi: Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Monday ruled out a bilateral cricket series with Pakistan even as top officials from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) were scheduled to meet in Dubai later in the day to discuss possibilities of a bilateral series. The Sports […]