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Maharashtra BJP MLA Siddharth Shirole posted the photos of cars being parks at Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex. The photos are from local media, he said.

Sports track turned into parking lot? Maharashtra sports dept apologises

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 27, 2021 05:44 PM IST
The meeting hall was barely 15 steps away from where they got down from their cars, but they chose to use the athletes' track as their parking lot, Siddharth Shirole said.
The Sports Minister also emphasised on the role that the government has played along with federations. (Media Release)
The Sports Minister also emphasised on the role that the government has played along with federations. (Media Release)

Olympic-bound sportspersons are the real heroes: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 26, 2021 02:52 PM IST
  • Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju urged people to come out in support of these athletes in large numbers.
PM Modi wishes Olympic-bound Indian contingent(HT Collage)
PM Modi wishes Olympic-bound Indian contingent(HT Collage)

Tokyo 2020: Wishing the very best to our contingent, says PM Modi

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 23, 2021 10:37 AM IST
Tokyo Olympics will begin on July 23 and will run up to August 8 this year. The event was slated to be held last year, but it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Indian judoka Sushila Devi(SAI Media / Twitter)
Indian judoka Sushila Devi(SAI Media / Twitter)

Judoka Sushila Devi provisionally qualifies for Olympics

PTI | , Budapest
PUBLISHED ON JUN 07, 2021 08:08 PM IST
Sushila, who lost her first round at the World Judo Championship here on Sunday in the 48kg category, currently has 989 points, which puts her at the seventh spot in the Asian list.
Sania Mirza of India(Getty Images)
Sania Mirza of India(Getty Images)

Sania thanks Rijiju, others after son and sister get UK visa

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 03, 2021 03:15 PM IST
Weeks after the sports ministry sought intervention of India's external affairs ministry on the issue, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Tuesday said that the visa for Sania's son and sister has been approved.
File Photo of PV Sindhu(Twitter)
File Photo of PV Sindhu(Twitter)

PV Sindhu 'ready and excited' to represent India at Tokyo Olympics

ANI | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2021 10:18 PM IST
The Tokyo Olympics will be held from July 23 to August 8 this year after getting postponed in 2020 due to COVID-19.
Minister Kiren Rijiju(HT archive)
Minister Kiren Rijiju(HT archive)

Rijiju says India ready to shine at Olympics, calls for support for athletes

PTI | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2021 08:16 PM IST
Pushed by a year due to the unprecedented global health crisis, the Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to be held from July 23 to August 8.
Kiren Rijiju, the Sports Minister.
Kiren Rijiju, the Sports Minister.

Govt to provide medical and accident insurance to over 13,000 athletes, coaches

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 20, 2021 12:24 PM IST
  • The government has decided to widen its medical insurance cover for sportspersons by increasing the number of beneficiary athletes, coaches and support staff.
File Photo of Sania Mirza and her son Izhann.(HT Photo)
File Photo of Sania Mirza and her son Izhann.(HT Photo)

Sports Ministry approaches UK govt to grant visa for Sania Mirza's son

UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2021 10:10 PM IST
  • Unable to get a UK visa for her two-year-old son Izhann, Indian tennis player Sania Mirza has reached out to the Sports Ministry for assistance.
Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju. (File Photo)(PTI)
Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju. (File Photo)(PTI)

Sports Ministry to give financial support to bereaved families of hockey legends

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2021 01:30 PM IST
The former hockey players MK Kaushik and Ravinder Pal were a key part of the Gold Medal-winning Indian side at the 1980 Moscow Olympics.
The image shows the army jawans dancing.(Twitter/@KirenRijiju)
The image shows the army jawans dancing.(Twitter/@KirenRijiju)

Kiren Rijiju shares video of Indian army jawans dancing at Pangong Tso in Ladakh

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON MAR 27, 2021 05:57 PM IST
“It feels great whenever soldiers enjoy! Brave Indian Army Gorkha Jawans and colleagues with full music at Pangong Tso in Ladakh,” Kiren Rijiju tweeted while sharing the video.
The image shows Kiren Rijiju singing.(Twitter/@KirenRijiju)
The image shows Kiren Rijiju singing.(Twitter/@KirenRijiju)

Kiren Rijiju shares video of his performance for Army jawans. Netizens love it

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 07:48 PM IST
People appreciated the sports minister’s talent and lauded his gesture towards the jawans.
Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju(Twitter)
Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju(Twitter)

If needed, there is provision to revise budget allocation for sports: Rijiju

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 06:27 PM IST
In the last financial year, the government had allocated 2826.92 crore for sports, which was later revised to 1800.15 crore because of the lack of activity caused by the pandemic.
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju at the inauguration of various Infrastructural Facilities at SAI Centre, Aurangabad(@KirenRijiju/Twitter)
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju at the inauguration of various Infrastructural Facilities at SAI Centre, Aurangabad(@KirenRijiju/Twitter)

Centre to allot Rs 5 crore to NCOE Aurangabad, says Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju

Aurangabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 07:15 PM IST
The minister made the announcement after inaugurating the synthetic turf hockey ground and stainless-steel swimming pool in NCOE (Sports Authority of India) centre of Aurangabad.
File image of Kiren Rijiju(Getty Images)
File image of Kiren Rijiju(Getty Images)

Rijiju inaugurates eight Khelo India State Centre of Excellence

Kohima | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 07:45 PM IST
The KISCE inaugurated in other states are Karnataka, Arunachal Pradesh, Kerala, Manipur, Mizoram, Odisha and Telangana.
According to Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Manipuri martial art is called Thang-Ta (sword and spear). It is dedicated to fighting skill and worship. (Photo@KirenRijiju)
According to Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Manipuri martial art is called Thang-Ta (sword and spear). It is dedicated to fighting skill and worship. (Photo@KirenRijiju)

Manipur’s martial art form ‘Thang-Ta’ to feature at Khelo India 2021

Hindustan Times, Imphal | By Sobhapati Samom
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 09:00 AM IST
Gatka from Punjab, Kalaripayattu of Kerala and Mallakhamba, a well-known sport played in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra will also be part of the Games.
AIFF President Praful Patel and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju during the launch of India’s bid book for the 2027 AFC Asian Cup(AIFF Photo)
AIFF President Praful Patel and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju during the launch of India’s bid book for the 2027 AFC Asian Cup(AIFF Photo)

Patel says India’s bid for 2027 AFC Asian Cup will face tough challenge

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 10:19 PM IST
Unveiling the Bid Book to host the continental showpiece in 2027 along with Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, Patel said the AIFF is hopeful of winning the hosting right of the tournament which will be competed among 24 teams.
File photo of Union Youth Affairs And Sports , Kiren Rijiju(Twitter)
File photo of Union Youth Affairs And Sports , Kiren Rijiju(Twitter)

Online fantasy sports is instrumental in revolutionising sports, says Rijiju

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 07:22 PM IST
Participating in fantasy sports platforms increases sports consumption as a sports fan follows the matches, teams, players, venue conditions etc. more closely to be able to create a successful fantasy sports team.
Photo of Indian Olympian Anju Bobby George(Twitter)
Photo of Indian Olympian Anju Bobby George(Twitter)

Achieved success with single kidney: Anju Bobby George’s stunning revelation

Kochi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 06:37 PM IST
In a tweet, the ace athlete, a gold medallist in the IAAF World Athletics Finals (Monaco, 2005), said she had many limitations, including being allergic to even a painkiller, but still made it.
Minister of state for home affairs, Kiren Rijiju, at an event in New Delhi.(HT File Photo)
Minister of state for home affairs, Kiren Rijiju, at an event in New Delhi.(HT File Photo)

Rijiju says NDTL has taken corrective steps, urges WADA chief to lift suspension

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 01:48 PM IST
Addressing a webinar on “anti doping, nutritional and therapeutic requirement in sports”, Rijiju requested WADA chief Witold Banka, who was also present in the virtual conference, to allow NDTL, suspended till January next year, to resume dope analysis as soon as possible.

Rijiju steps in to resolve issue after chess player Narayanan asked to pay custom on gold medal

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 06:25 PM IST
Narayanan had to pay custom duty of Rs 6,300 to get the gold medal which he won in the FIDE Online Chess Olympiad in August this year. Rijiju on Saturday said his office has contacted the player and the issue has been resolved.
File image of Kiren Rijiju.(File)
File image of Kiren Rijiju.(File)

Olympic-bound athletes will be given priority when COVID-19 vaccine is available: Kiren Rijiju

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 03:06 PM IST
Rijiju also said that the country is expected to send the largest ever contingent of athletes to the postponed Tokyo Olympics which is scheduled to be held from July 23 to August 8 next year.
HT Image(FILE)
HT Image(FILE)

BAI requests ministry to relax quarantine norms for foreign players’ participation in India Open

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 10:18 PM IST
BAI general secretary Ajay Singhania met sports minister Kiren Rijiju to chalk out a plan for conducting the USD 400,000 India Open event, which is scheduled to be held from March 30 to April 4 at the Indira Gandhi Stadium
The image shows singer Shrinidhi Ghatate.(Twitter/@KirenRijiju)
The image shows singer Shrinidhi Ghatate.(Twitter/@KirenRijiju)

Kiren Rijiju shares Shrinidhi Ghatate’s musical birthday wish for him

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2020 10:43 AM IST
“Thank you Shrinidhi... A soulful rendition and heart touching voice reminding me of the magical Mubarak Begum!” Rijiju wrote while sharing the video.
Representational image.(Getty Images)
Representational image.(Getty Images)

Sports Ministry sanctions Rs 10 lakh for ailing hockey Olympian MP Singh’s treatment

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 05:51 PM IST
Speaking about the decision to extend financial support to Singh, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said, “MP Singh ji has contributed richly to hockey both as a player and a coach. His physical condition is a matter of great concern for all of us.
Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said the UP Police acted quickly and professionally.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said the UP Police acted quickly and professionally.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

Union minister Kiren Rijiju lauds UP police for busting Khelo India racket

HIndustan Times, Agra | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 09, 2020 11:24 AM IST
Police said the accused were extorting money from people by promising them participation in Khelo India games 2021
File image of P.V. Sindhu.(Action Images / Reuters)
File image of P.V. Sindhu.(Action Images / Reuters)

‘I had enough time to train and learn different skills’: PV Sindhu opens up on her practice during Covid-19 period

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By YASH BHATI
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 11:13 AM IST
Sindhu sent shockwaves on the internet recently as her ‘I RETIRE’ post was misconstrued as a retirement post by several people. Even Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju commented that she gave a mini heartache to him.
File photo of Sports minster Kiren Rijiju. (Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
File photo of Sports minster Kiren Rijiju. (Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)

You gave a mini shock: Sports Minister Rijiju on PV Sindhu’s cryptic ‘I Retire’ tweet

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2020 05:58 PM IST
The 25-year-old badminton world champion had posted a message on her social media accounts in order to create awareness regarding the coronavirus pandemic and how people should not take it lightly.
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Industry experts call for relaxation of quarantine rules for return of live sports in India

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 08:22 PM IST
Sports Minister Rijiju said he would soon like to see return of live sports in India. “We are trying to resume all sports training activities by October. We have no sporting competitions now but as I see things emerging, hopefully a vaccine will come out soon. Early next year, we will have some kind of very fascinating events back in the field,” the Sports Minister said.

Sports Minister Rijiju launches new SAI logo, says it represents new aspirations of Indian sportspersons

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 10:28 PM IST
Rijiju said SAI has big targets in mind towards 2024 and 2028 Olympics. “Our aim and objectives are very clear. We have kept a target of eight years and set ourselves a challenge. We are taking many steps towards that and I am confident that we will be able to achieve the goals,” be added.
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