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Sports Ministry Invites Applications For National Sports Awards
Deadline For Submission Of National Sports Awards Applications Extended

The Sports Ministry on Friday extended the deadline to submit applications for this year's National Sports Awards by a week, enabling the online process to continue till June 28.

Sports Ministry Invites Applications For National Sports Awards
Sports Ministry Invites Applications For National Sports Awards

"In view of the current pandemic situation, the nominations for the National Sports Awards will be accepted online, this year."

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 […]

Sports Ministry Issues SOP For Conduct Of Sporting Events In Country
Sports Ministry Issues SOP For Conduct Of Sporting Events In Country

New Delhi: Eyeing resumption of sporting events in the coming months, the Sports Ministry has issued Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) which allow 50 per cent attendance in venues while prescribing formation of COVID-19 Task Force by organisers of each competition. The circular issued by the Sports Ministry on Saturday stated that the guidelines were formulated […]

Khelo India Youth Games 2021: Sports Ministry Approves Inclusion Of 4 Indigenous Games
Khelo India Youth Games 2021: Sports Ministry Approves Inclusion Of 4 Indigenous Games

New Delhi: The Sports Ministry has approved the inclusion of four indigenous games — Gatka, Kalaripayattu, Thang-Ta and Mallakhamba — to be part of Khelo India Youth Games 2021, scheduled to take place in Haryana. Speaking about the decision, Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said, “India has a rich heritage of indigenous sports, and it […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Sports Ministry To Establish KISCE In 8 States Including Odisha In First Phase To Enhance India's Olympic Performance

New Delhi: The Sports Ministry is all set to establish Khelo India State Centre of Excellence (KISCE) under the Khelo India Scheme. In the first leg, the ministry had identified state-owned sports facilities in eight states of India, including, Karnataka, Odisha, Kerala, Telengana and the north-east states of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland which […]

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Odisha All Set To Host First Edition Of Khelo India Games

Bhubaneswar: Odisha is all set to host the first edition of Khelo India University Games (KIUG) beginning tomorrow .i.e. February 22. Preparations for the extravaganza have reached its final leg in both Cuttack and Bhubaneswar. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will inaugurate the tournament at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Cuttack tomorrow and ahead of its […]

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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 […]

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Sports Ministry Forms Expert Committee To Review Sports Code

New Delhi: Olympic bronze-medallist shooter Gagan Narang, former football captain Bhaichung Bhutia and national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand have been named in a 13-member expert committee formed by the Sports…

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Dutee granted Europe visa as prep continues for Oly qualification

New Delhi: Having failed to get a visa to head to Europe and participate in a few races to qualify for the World Athletics Championships, Dutee Chand finally got her visa after the Sports Ministry came to her aid. Taking to Twitter, Dutee wrote: “Stand as a proud daughter with all who stood by me […]

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Harbhajan Singh wants inquiry into Khel Ratna nomination debacle

New Delhi: Harbhajan Singh has pleaded with the Punjab Sports Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi to “start an inquiry” into the reasons behind the delay of filing his nomination for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, which ultimately led to it being rejected by the Sports Ministry. “I have come to know from the media […]

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Bindra steps down as chairman of sports ministry's TOP committee

New Delhi: Beijing Olympic Games gold medallist Abhinav Bindra on Friday resigned as the chairman of the sports ministry’s Target Olympic Podium (TOP). In a letter posted on his official Twitter handle, the Indian shooter announced his decision and said he will now focus on private projects and expanding his Abhinav Bindra Targeting Performance Centres […]

Shuttler P.V. Sindhu nominated for Padma Bhushan award

New Delhi: The Sports Ministry has nominated Rio Olympics silver medallist shuttler P.V. Sindhu for the prestigious Padma Bhushan award. Sindhu now joins former India cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the second sportsperson to be nominated for the country’s third highest civilian honour this year. The 22-year-old Hyderabadi shuttler was conferred the Rajiv Gandhi […]

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Paes dropped from Ministry's list for monthly allowance

New Delhi: The Sports Ministry has left out veteran Leander Paes and Saketh Myneni from the initial list of tennis players, who have been chosen for monthly allowance for their preparations for the next year’s big-ticket events and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. According to reliable Sports Ministry sources, among the players who have been chosen […]

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Saina disappointed by Padma Award snub

New Delhi: Olympic bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal has been left disappointed after the Sports Ministry decided to reject her application for the prestigious Padma Bhushan award this year, citing norms. Badminton Association of India (BAI) had recommended Saina’s name for the award to the Sports Ministry in August last year but the ministry picked two-time Olympic […]

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