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Kiren Rijiju Kiren Rijiju DOB: November 19, 1971

In the 2004 general election, Kiran Rijiju was elected as a member of the 14th Lok Sabha, representing the constituency of Arunachal West. Rijiju entered the Lok Sabha for the second time in 2014 from the Arunachal (West) constituency. In the 2009 general election, Rijiju was defeated by a very thin margin of 1314 votes by the Congress candidate under very controversial circumstances which witnessed massive violence amidst allegation of polling booth capturing by Congress Party. In the 2014 general election, Kiren Rijiju was again elected as a Member of Parliament in the 16th Lok Sabha, representing the Arunachal West constituency. Kiren Rijiju defeated Takam Sanjoy of the Indian National Congress by a margin of 43,738 votes. Immediately he found a place in Narendra Modi's first best of 45 Council of Minister's list.

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Wanted Olympic-bound shooters to train in safe environment: Kiren Rijiju on Croatia tour

Other Sports | May 09, 2021, 07:45 PM IST

A 15-member Olympic-bound Indian team will depart for Zagreb, Croatia on May 11 in a chartered flight to participate in the European Championship, to be held in Osijek from May 20 to June 6.

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Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju tests positive for COVID-19, says he is feeling 'fit and fine'

Other Sports | Apr 17, 2021, 08:23 PM IST

Rijiju was in Uttarakhand on Friday to inaugurate a Water Sports and Adventure Institute in Tehri.

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Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju expecting double digit medal haul in Tokyo Olympics

Other Sports | Apr 14, 2021, 05:24 PM IST

Rijiu said the government has provided all possible support to the country's athletes in preparation for the Olympics, and it is now their job to make the Games a "memorable" one for India.

Shorter and convenient quarantine period is being planned for shooting world cup: Kiren Rijiju

Shorter and convenient quarantine period is being planned for shooting world cup: Kiren Rijiju

Other Sports | Feb 24, 2021, 11:30 AM IST

The ISSF Combined World Cup will be held in New Delhi from March 18 to 29 with shooters from more than 40 countries, including UK and Brazil, taking part in the event.

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Budget allocated for sports can be revised, there is provision for it: Kiren Rijiju

Other Sports | Feb 03, 2021, 07:48 PM IST

Rijiju said all requirements of athletes heading into the Tokyo Olympics are being met.

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'Breakthrough' reference material launched to strengthen anti-doping steps

Other Sports | Jan 29, 2021, 11:11 AM IST

Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Thursday launched the material synthesized by collaborative efforts of NDTL and NIPER Guwahati.

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Kiren Rijiju inaugurates Kho Kho coaching camp to uplift skillset of players

Other Sports | Jan 21, 2021, 04:21 PM IST

A 30-day camp will see players being monitored and analysed. 

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Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju hopeful of holding National Games this year

Other Sports | Jan 04, 2021, 10:37 PM IST

The Union Sports Minister admitted that the calendar for the games was in jeopardy due to COVID-19 and that the infrastructure was also affected.

Rijiju requested WADA chief Witold Banka, to allow NDTL, suspended till January next year, to resume

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

Other Sports | Dec 07, 2020, 01:20 PM IST

Rijiju requested WADA chief Witold Banka, to allow NDTL, suspended till January next year, to resume dope analysis as soon as possible.

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

Other Sports | Dec 05, 2020, 06:07 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.

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Our para-athletes are our strength, they inspire us: Kiren Rijiju

Other Sports | Dec 03, 2020, 09:43 PM IST

Rijiju made the statement during a virtual session on the occasion of 29th World Disability Day.

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

Other Sports | Nov 29, 2020, 02:20 PM IST

The union sports minister 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.

There will be a special focus on developing sports science

Sports Ministry's new incentive to fund 500 private academies

Other Sports | Nov 14, 2020, 07:12 PM IST

There will be a special focus on developing sports science facilities at all the academies to improve the overall quality of training.

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Sports Ministry sanctions Rs 5 lakh for family of deceased footballer Manitombi Singh

Football | Nov 06, 2020, 07:32 PM IST

Defender Manitombi Singh, who died in August at the age of 39 in Imphal after long illness, was the only earning member of his family and is survived by parents, wife and an eight-year-old son.

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Confident about Indian hockey teams doing well in Tokyo Olympics: Kiren Rijiju

Other Sports | Nov 03, 2020, 11:17 AM IST

Last year, both the hockey teams secured their Olympic berth in Bhubaneswar following a successful outing in the Olympic Qualifiers at the Kalinga Stadium.

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Kiren Rijiju inaugurates SAI Regional Centre in Zirakpur, Punjab

Other Sports | Nov 02, 2020, 04:52 PM IST

The Sports Authority of India (SAI) Regional Centre in Zirakpur will serve as one of the main centres in the northern belt.

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Ailing hockey Olympian MP Singh desperately seeks kidney donor

Cricket | Oct 28, 2020, 09:36 PM IST

Both of Singh's kidneys are damaged and he has been searching for a donor for about a month; has urged sports ministry for help.

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Sports minister Kiren Rijiju sanctions Rs 5 lakh each to two needy sportspersons

Other Sports | Oct 06, 2020, 08:11 PM IST

The Sports Ministry announced financial help of Rs 5 lakh each to boxer Sunil Chauhan and his brother Neeraj, who is an archer, considering the hardships they were facing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Over 10 crore people have participated in 'Fit India' campaign: Kiren Rijiju

Other Sports | Oct 02, 2020, 06:17 PM IST

The minister makes the announcement while receiving a cycle rally of specially-abled CRPF troops who pedalled about 1,000 km in 16 days from Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad to Delhi

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Sports minister Kiren Rijiju unveils new logo of SAI

Other Sports | Sep 30, 2020, 05:44 PM IST

Sports Authority of India (SAI) logo has been changed for the first time since the apex sports body's inception in 1982.

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