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India's Tajinderpal Singh Toor celebrates after receiving his gold medal for the men's shot put during the athletics competition.(PTI)

Government felicitates Asian Games medal winners with cash awards

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2018 08:54 PM IST
While individual gold medal winners at the Asian Games 2018 were given away Rs 40 lakh, the silver and bronze winners took home Rs 20 and Rs 10 lakh each
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A file photo showing Seema Punia collecting a cheque from SP chief Akhilesh Yadav on winning a silver medal at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.(File Photo)
A file photo showing Seema Punia collecting a cheque from SP chief Akhilesh Yadav on winning a silver medal at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.(File Photo)

Cash awards to CWG medalists: Step-motherly treatment to UP’s bahu?

By Sharad Deep | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2018 04:59 PM IST
A controversy has erupted over the entitlement of cash award to UP’s ‘bahu’ Seema Punia who won a silver medal in discus throw in the recently-concluded Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast in Australia.
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