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Pramod, 31, is ranked world number one in para-badminton for men’s singles and doubles, while Sukant is presently at the fifth position in the world para-badminton space; styled by Drishti Vij(Shivamm Paathak)

HT Brunch Cover Story: Para-athletes Pramod Bhagat and Sukant Kadam show us how to look at the glass half full

Hindustan Times | By Lubna Salim
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 07:42 AM IST
As we sign off 2020, two para-badminton players tell us how they put aside their leg defects and took off as world toppers
Jeje Lalpekhlua is a forward in the Indian men’s football team and one of Mizoram’s most prominent figures.(PTI)
Jeje Lalpekhlua is a forward in the Indian men’s football team and one of Mizoram’s most prominent figures.(PTI)
File image of India footballer Sandesh Jhingan(Getty Images)
File image of India footballer Sandesh Jhingan(Getty Images)

Ultimate dream is to qualify for World Cup: Sandesh Jhingan

By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 04:00 PM IST
Jhingan said to make the world’s biggest tournament, the Indian team will need to regularly feature in the AFC Asian Cup, break into the top 100 and then aim for the top 50 in the FIFA rankings.
File image of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy.(File)
File image of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy.(File)

Arjuna awardee Satwiksairaj tests positive for COVID-19

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 05:22 PM IST
“It is unfortunately true. Few days back, I went for a test (antigen) and it has been five days since I have been in quarantine. I went for an RT-PCR (test) and that too came positive,” the 20-year-old PTI from his home in Amalapuram.
ANTWERP - 2019 Test Matches: India Belgium v India Photo: Akashdeep Singh WORLDSPORTPICS COPYRIGHT FRANK UIJLENBROEK(Frank Uijlenbroek)
ANTWERP - 2019 Test Matches: India Belgium v India Photo: Akashdeep Singh WORLDSPORTPICS COPYRIGHT FRANK UIJLENBROEK(Frank Uijlenbroek)

Akashdeep Singh delighted to get Arjuna award

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 03:26 PM IST
When asked about the best moments from his career, Akashdeep said that he enjoyed being part of India’s success at the men’s FIH Series Finals and Olympic Qualifiers last year.
Sandesh Jhingan during practice.(AIFF Image)
Sandesh Jhingan during practice.(AIFF Image)

India footballers hail Sandesh Jhingan for Arjuna Award honour

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 04:58 PM IST
Chhetri, Paul, Sandhu were among the many to congratulate Jhingan after the defender was picked for the Arjuna Award.
Ishant Sharma(REUTERS)
Ishant Sharma(REUTERS)

Did a lot of hard work for 13 years: Ishant Sharma reacts after getting Arjuna Award

Hiindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 06:10 PM IST
India pacer Ishant Sharma, who is just there shy from playing a 100 Tests, said he has worked really hard for the last 13 years to get to this point after he was conferred with the Arjuna Award this year.
Sakshi Malik has struggled for form since Rio Olympics in 2016.(Getty Images)
Sakshi Malik has struggled for form since Rio Olympics in 2016.(Getty Images)

‘How many medals should I win to get it’: Sakshi Malik miffed over Arjuna Award snub

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2020 07:41 PM IST
Malik, already a recipient of ‘Khel Ratna’ - country’s highest sporting honour - had applied for Arjuna but her case was rejected by the Sports Ministry after the awards committee left it to minister’s discretion.
Dattu Baban Bhokanal of India reacts in the Single Sculls Final C at Lagoa Stadium.(Getty Images)
Dattu Baban Bhokanal of India reacts in the Single Sculls Final C at Lagoa Stadium.(Getty Images)

Shortlisted for Arjuna, once-banned Bhokanal feels vindicated

MUMBAI | By B Shrikant
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2020 12:34 PM IST
The Asian Games gold medallist was in the wilderness after the Rowing Federation of India (RFI) had banned him for two years for allegedly tanking a race. On Friday, life has come full circle for the rower from Chandwad in Nashik district of Maharashtra as he was shortlisted for the Arjuna Award by the sports ministry.
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty of India during a Men’s Doubles second round match(Getty Images)
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty of India during a Men’s Doubles second round match(Getty Images)

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy says Arjuna Award will fuel Olympic dream, Chirag Shetty terms it ‘silver lining’

PTI | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2020 12:12 AM IST
Front-runners to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, Chirag and Satwik were on Friday confirmed for the award by the sports ministry after being recommended by the selection committee, headed by Justice (Retd.) Mukundakam Sharma.
A whopping 29 names were also recommended for the Arjuna award by the 12-member selection committee of the sports ministry. Of these, 10 hail from the region.(Getty Images for Laureus)
A whopping 29 names were also recommended for the Arjuna award by the 12-member selection committee of the sports ministry. Of these, 10 hail from the region.(Getty Images for Laureus)

Players from Punjab, Haryana get lion’s share in national sports awards

Hindustan Times/Chandigarh | By Saurabh Duggal
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 12:46 PM IST
A whopping 29 names were also recommended for the Arjuna award by the 12-member selection committee of the sports ministry. Of these, 10 hail from the region
File photo of Ishant Sharma (right).(AP)
File photo of Ishant Sharma (right).(AP)

Ishant Sharma among 29 athletes recommended for Arjuna Award

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 05:42 PM IST
Male recurve archer Atanu Das, women’s hockey team player Deepika Thakur, cricketer Deepak Hooda and tennis player Divij Sharan have also been recommended for the award.
India shuttler PV Sindhu in action.(Getty Images)
India shuttler PV Sindhu in action.(Getty Images)

Don’t think I need more money, getting medals is a big thing: PV Sindhu

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2020 04:32 PM IST
Sindhu is fiercely determined at increasing her medal tally, and with the Tokyo Games lined up next year, the shuttler has a chance to better her silver medal-finish at Rio de Janeiro four years ago.
In 2002, Ramesh Tikaram won the Arjuna award.(Image credit: Kiren Rijiju Twitter handle))
In 2002, Ramesh Tikaram won the Arjuna award.(Image credit: Kiren Rijiju Twitter handle))

Ramesh Tikaram: The athletics Paralympian who started India’s para badminton story

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Saurabh Duggal
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2020 10:13 PM IST
If today, many of India’s para badminton players are in the world top-10 in different categories, they owe it to Tikaram, a Paralympian in shot put and discus.
Indian weightlifter Sanjita Chanu poses with the tricolour for a photo after winning gold in the women's 53kg Weightlifting event during the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast.(PTI)
Indian weightlifter Sanjita Chanu poses with the tricolour for a photo after winning gold in the women's 53kg Weightlifting event during the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast.(PTI)

Dope-cleared Sanjita Chanu to finally get Arjuna award for 2018

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 01:55 PM IST
A Sports Ministry source confirmed that Chanu will be conferred with the Arjuna award as per a 2018 Delhi High Court order, which directed the selection committee to consider her and keep the decision in a sealed cover to be disclosed only if she was absolved of the doping charges.
HS Prannoy in action.(Getty Images)
HS Prannoy in action.(Getty Images)

HS Prannoy apologises for outburst against BAI

By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 11:59 PM IST
BAI president Himanta Biswa Sarma has accepted Prannoy’s apology and general secretary Ajay Singhania hoped the incident won’t be repeated.
Pullela Gopichand along with HS Prannoy and Ajay Jayaram.(PTI)
Pullela Gopichand along with HS Prannoy and Ajay Jayaram.(PTI)

P Gopichand recommends HS Prannoy for Arjuna Award

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2020 04:10 PM IST
It has emerged now that Prannoy’s name was recommended by Gopichand on June 3 in his capacity as a Khel Ratna Award recipient.
I.M. Vijayan (M) along with Subrata Pul (L) and Rahim Nabi (R) Indian Super League Grassroots Workshop in Kolkata, India.(Prateek Choudhury/Hindustan Times)
I.M. Vijayan (M) along with Subrata Pul (L) and Rahim Nabi (R) Indian Super League Grassroots Workshop in Kolkata, India.(Prateek Choudhury/Hindustan Times)

AIFF recommends IM Vijayan for Padma Shri

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 04:45 PM IST
The 51-year-old former India striker, who scored 40 goals in 79 matches for India since making his debut in early 90s, was bestowed the Arjuna award in 2003. He was also awarded the Indian ‘Player of the Year’ in 1993, 1997 and 1999.
Sanjita Chanu during the 2018 Commonwealth Games.(Getty Images)
Sanjita Chanu during the 2018 Commonwealth Games.(Getty Images)

Free from doping charges, Sanjita Chanu hopeful of getting Arjuna Award

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 01:57 PM IST
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), on the recommendation of World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) dropped the doping charge against Chanu after more than two-and-a-half years of investigation.
India shuttler HS Prannoy in action.(PTI Image)
India shuttler HS Prannoy in action.(PTI Image)

Will fight for it, won’t let it go: HS Prannoy on Arjuna Award nomination

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2020 06:24 PM IST
HS Prannoy has responded to the statement made by a BAI official and claimed that the whole thing is nothing but an excuse on the federation’s part.
MARLOW - 2019 Test Matches: India Great Britain v India (W) Photo: Vandana Katariya and Shona McCallin WORLDSPORTPICS COPYRIGHT WILL PALMER(Frank Uijlenbroek)
MARLOW - 2019 Test Matches: India Great Britain v India (W) Photo: Vandana Katariya and Shona McCallin WORLDSPORTPICS COPYRIGHT WILL PALMER(Frank Uijlenbroek)

To do well at the Olympics is the only goal: Indian women’s hockey Arjuna award nominees

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 04:06 PM IST
“We are certainly moving in the right direction at the moment. The balance of the side is brilliant and we have to just keep moving forward,” Vandana said in a release issued by Hockey India.
File image of Sanjita Chanu Khumukcham.(Getty Images)
File image of Sanjita Chanu Khumukcham.(Getty Images)

Weightlifter Sanjita Chanu to seek compensation from IWF in unsettled dope case

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 03:30 PM IST
Chanu’s case, which has been marred by several anomalies and administrative goof-ups, has been dragging on since she tested positive for anabolic steroid testosterone in November 2017.
Golfer Aditi Ashok in action(Getty Images)
Golfer Aditi Ashok in action(Getty Images)

Golfers Rashid, Aditi and Diksha recommended for Arjuna Award

By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 05:36 PM IST
Rashid is the highest-ranked Indian male golfer in the world, while Aditi is the only woman golfer from the country to be currently playing on the Ladies PGA Tour in the US.
Harmanpreet Singh (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against Spain.(PTI)
Harmanpreet Singh (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against Spain.(PTI)

Arjuna Award nomination will motivate to perform better: Harmanpreet

Bengaluru | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON JUN 04, 2020 03:00 PM IST
“I was extremely delighted to hear the news. It’s an honour to be nominated for the Arjuna Award and I am sure the nomination will motivate me to perform even better in the upcoming years,” Harmanpreet said.
File image of Rani Rampal.(Hockey India)
File image of Rani Rampal.(Hockey India)

Rio Olympics was a turning point for us: Khel Ratna nominee Rani Rampal

Bengaluru | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 12:40 PM IST
Hockey India has also recommended the names of Vandana Katariya, Monika and Harmanpreet Singh for the Arjuna Award.
India’s Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty pose with their medals and trophy after winning the Thailand Open 2019 badminton doubles title in Bangkok.(PTI)
India’s Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty pose with their medals and trophy after winning the Thailand Open 2019 badminton doubles title in Bangkok.(PTI)

BAI recommends Satwik, Chirag and Sameer for Arjuna awards

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 08:03 PM IST
The duo played a crucial role in earning India the historic gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, where they also won the men’s doubles silver.
Amit Panghal(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Amit Panghal(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

BFI nominates Amit Panghal, Vikas Krishan for Khel Ratna

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2020 06:13 PM IST
The BFI has nominated world bronze-winning trio of Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) and Simranjit Kaur (64kg) and Manish Kaushik (63kg) for the Arjuna awards.
Gold medalist Neeraj Chopra of India.(REUTERS)
Gold medalist Neeraj Chopra of India.(REUTERS)

Neeraj Chopra recommended for Khel Ratna by AFI

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 11:06 PM IST
The 22-year-old Chopra is the only track and field athlete to be recommended by the AFI for the country’s highest sports award this year.
Mirabai Chanu during the 2018 Commonwealth Games(Getty Images)
Mirabai Chanu during the 2018 Commonwealth Games(Getty Images)

Weightlifting federation nominates Khel Ratna recipient Mirabai Chanu for Arjuna award

By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 12:06 AM IST
Chanu has been nominated along with Ragala Venkat Rahul and Punam Yadav
Ankita Raina of India hits a forehand during the qualifying match against Katy Dunne of Great Britain at Edgbaston Priory.(Ben Hoskins/Getty Images for LTA)
Ankita Raina of India hits a forehand during the qualifying match against Katy Dunne of Great Britain at Edgbaston Priory.(Ben Hoskins/Getty Images for LTA)

AITA to nominate Ankita Raina, Divij Sharan for Arjuna award

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 01:50 PM IST
The 27-year-old Ankita had won a women’s singles bronze medal at the 2018 edition of the Asian Games and also dished out a strong performance in the Fed Cup.
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