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Vishnu Saravanan.(Vishnu Saravanan/Instagram)

Sports Ministry to spend 73.14 lakh on Olympic-bound sailors' European stint

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 03:57 PM IST
Saravanan, included in the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) after securing his Tokyo berth at the Mussanah Open Sailing Championships in Oman, will train with his coach in Malta for 28 days.
Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju(Twitter)
Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju(Twitter)

13.73 crore released till date for para-sportspersons: Rijiju

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2021 06:52 PM IST
Despite sports being a 'state subject' under the Indian Constitution, the union government has been allocating funds scheme-wise since 2016-17, Rijiju said in a written reply.
File photo of Mountaineer Narender Yadav(HT Archive)
File photo of Mountaineer Narender Yadav(HT Archive)

Mountaineer Narender Yadav won't get Tenzing Norgay award: Ministry sources

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 11, 2021 02:47 PM IST
Yadav was initially recommended for the nation's highest adventure sports award but his name was withheld after media reports emerged of the possibility of him submitting fake documents.
Kiren Rijiju is the current Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports. (Getty Images)
Kiren Rijiju is the current Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports. (Getty Images)

Sports Ministry adds relaxation clause to Sports Code

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2021 11:30 PM IST
  • The Sports Code aims to bring transparency and good governance in federations.
The Sports Ministry on Thursday formally recognised yogasana as a competitive sport, which will enable the ancient practice to avail government funding.(Unsplash)
The Sports Ministry on Thursday formally recognised yogasana as a competitive sport, which will enable the ancient practice to avail government funding.(Unsplash)

Sports Ministry recognises yogasana as competitive sport

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kale
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 05:11 PM IST
The Sports Ministry on Thursday formally recognised yogasana as a competitive sport, which will enable the ancient practice to avail government funding.
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
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.
Khelo India, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports(Twitter)
Khelo India, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports(Twitter)

Sports Ministry upgrades six centres to CoE, sanctions Rs 67.32 crore as financial support

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 04:26 PM IST
The support to the centres will be in the form of infrastructure upgradation, setting up of sports science facilities and provision of quality coaches and sports science human resources
MoS Home Kiren Rijiju at the Parliament during Budget Session of Parliament in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
MoS Home Kiren Rijiju at the Parliament during Budget Session of Parliament in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Sports Ministry sanctions Rs 5 lakh for ailing junior footballer Ramananda

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 08:37 PM IST
The son of a rickshaw-puller, Ramanada is taking treatment from Shija Hospital in Imphal, Manipur and he is also suffering from a problem of blurred vision.
File image of Narinder Batra.(File)
File image of Narinder Batra.(File)

Ministry, IOA set to challenge HC order on grant of recognition to NSFs in SC

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 12:01 PM IST
In February this year, the Delhi HC barred the ministry from taking any decision on NSFs without consulting the court. As a result, the ministry had to withdraw recognition granted to 57 NSFs, hampering their administration of various sports.
File image of Kiren Rijiju.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
File image of Kiren Rijiju.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Prize money of National Sports Awards set to be hiked: Ministry source

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 05:45 PM IST
It has been learnt that the ministry is busy giving final touches to the proposal after which Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju will make a formal announcement by August 29 -- the National Sports Day when the annual honours are given away every year.
IOA president Narinder Batra.(Getty Images)
IOA president Narinder Batra.(Getty Images)

IOA asks ministry to recall directive seeking details of NSFs’ office-bearers

By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 11:49 PM IST
In a letter sent on Monday, the IOA requested Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju for a meeting to discuss the issues while also asking to recall the Ministry order of August 7.
File Image of Kiren Rijiju.(Getty Images)
File Image of Kiren Rijiju.(Getty Images)

Ministry removes pay cap for Indian coaches

New Delhi | By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2020 11:58 PM IST
There are 45 foreign experts—coaches, high performance directors and support staff—on contract with Sports Authority of India (SAI) and drawing salaries between $4,000-$15,000 (approx. ~2.98 lakh-~11.2 lakh).
File image of sports minister Kiren Rijiju.(PTI)
File image of sports minister Kiren Rijiju.(PTI)

Won’t allow provisional recognition of NSFs without adherence to sports code: HC to Sports Ministry

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2020 04:44 PM IST
The observation by the bench came while hearing a plea moved by the Sports Ministry seeking permission to grant provisional annual recognition to 57 NSFs so that they can commence training of sportspersons for the Olympics next year.
Sports Ministry logo.
Sports Ministry logo.

Ministry extends contract of existing foreign coaches to Sept 2021, new coaches to have 4-yr tenures

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 08:27 PM IST
The four-year contracts to be given to new coaches will, however, be on the basis of recommendation from the respective National Sports Federations.
Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju arrives to attend the Budget Session at Parliament House.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju arrives to attend the Budget Session at Parliament House.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Sports Ministry seeks HC consent to grant provisional recognition to 57 Federations

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2020 06:40 PM IST
The ministry’s application, which is likely to come up for hearing on July 2, also sought court’s consent to revoke the suspension of recognition of three NSFs and renew their annual recognition provisionally.
Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports and Minister of State of Minority Affairs Kiren Rijiju.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports and Minister of State of Minority Affairs Kiren Rijiju.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

NSFs De-recognition: Malhotra requests Rijiju to appoint AG and appeal in Delhi High Court, SC

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 04:54 PM IST
The Sports Ministry on Thursday withdrew provisional annual recognition granted to 54 NSFs on the directive of the Delhi High Court, which asked it to maintain status quo till further orders.
Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Sports Ministry withdraws provisional recognition of 54 NSFs after HC order

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 04:47 PM IST
The court on Wednesday observed that the ministry didn’t comply with its February 7 order and took the decision without “informing the court in advance”.
Lhelo India Youth Games(Image Courtesy: Khelo India website.)
Lhelo India Youth Games(Image Courtesy: Khelo India website.)

1000 district-level Khelo India Centres to be established by Sports Ministry

By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2020 04:19 PM IST
A short-listing mechanism has been put in place to identify former champions who are eligible to either establish their own academy or work as a coach in a Khelo India Centre.
Rajiv Gandhi University.(rgu.ac.in)
Rajiv Gandhi University.(rgu.ac.in)

Rajiv Gandhi University selected for NCSSR scheme by Union Sports Ministry

Itanagar | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 03:37 PM IST
The centre would conduct MSc and PhD programmes in sports sciences and conduct collaborative research in the area of sports sciences which would lead to enhancement of performance of Indian sportspersons in international competitions.
Athlete Hima Das after won 400 meter race during the 23rd National Federation cup seniors Athletics Championship 2019.(Bharat Bhushan/Hindustan Times)
Athlete Hima Das after won 400 meter race during the 23rd National Federation cup seniors Athletics Championship 2019.(Bharat Bhushan/Hindustan Times)

AFI bars athletes from handshakes, hugging and spitting when outdoor training starts

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2020 10:04 PM IST
After the Sports Ministry gave its go ahead to the resumption of training in its complexes and stadiums, the AFI on Tuesday issued its own Standard Operating Procedures for training of the campers.
President of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra ( L) addresses a press conference.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
President of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra ( L) addresses a press conference.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

IOA requests Sports Ministry for one-time grant to meet financial crisis

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 05:48 PM IST
IOA President Narinder Batra wrote a letter to Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, asking for financial assistance to resume sporting activities once the government gives the go ahead.Batra requested the ministry to grant Rs 10 crore for the IOA.
Representative Image. Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar participates in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.(REUTERS)
Representative Image. Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar participates in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.(REUTERS)

Sports ministry rejects Gymnastics Federation of India’s appeal to grant recognition

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2020 10:46 PM IST
It has been over a decade that the national governing body in gymnastics has been mired in controversy due to infighting between two factions.
Filremage of Naridner Batra.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Filremage of Naridner Batra.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Narinder Batra continues push for athletes’ outdoor training during lockdown, to again request government

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2020 06:18 PM IST
Some athletes at the NIS-Patiala had also written to the Sports Ministry to allow outdoor training by observing government’s social distancing guidelines.
Representational image.(File)
Representational image.(File)

COVID-19 pandemic delays process of National Sports Awards, ministry to invite applications in May

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2020 06:28 PM IST
“The ministry is yet to issue the circular for National Sports Award applications. Generally, the process should have been completed by the month of April but this year the situation is unprecedented,” the official said.
Representational image.(File image)
Representational image.(File image)

They don’t understand: AITA hits out at Sports Ministry after meeting

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2020 09:13 PM IST
AITA went into the meeting hoping that they would get permission to utilise a portion of their Annual Calendar for Training and Competition (ACTC) funds for kickstarting domestic tournaments by July.
As of now, the government has prohibited entry of people from specific countries and regions till March 31.(IPL Twitter)
As of now, the government has prohibited entry of people from specific countries and regions till March 31.(IPL Twitter)

IPL franchises ready to quarantine foreign stars if required

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2020 04:10 PM IST
The Sports Ministry on March 12 made it clear that all sporting events should be cancelled in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
Novy Kapadia.(Livemint)
Novy Kapadia.(Livemint)

Sports Ministry sanctions Rs 4 lakh for football commentator Kapadia’s medical expenses

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2020 06:01 PM IST
Kapadia has been sanctioned the financial assistance from the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons.
Rajkot: Saurashtra bowler Chirag Jani celebrates a wicket in Ranji trophy final(PTI)
Rajkot: Saurashtra bowler Chirag Jani celebrates a wicket in Ranji trophy final(PTI)

Day five of Ranji Trophy final to be played behind closed doors

Rajkot | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2020 07:09 PM IST
The decision came after the Sports Ministry’s advisory to all national federations to follow the Health Ministry’s advisory and avoid large gatherings in sports events.
Kolkata : ATK players celebrate after sealing a place in final.(PTI)
Kolkata : ATK players celebrate after sealing a place in final.(PTI)

Coronavirus outbreak: ISL final between ATK and Chennaiyin FC to be held in empty stadium

Goa | By PTI
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2020 05:38 PM IST
Owing to the current preventive measures advised by the Sports Ministry, league organisers Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL) has decided to hold the season’s final behind closed doors.
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