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.read more
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.
Rijiju was in Uttarakhand on Friday to inaugurate a Water Sports and Adventure Institute in Tehri.
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.
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.
Rijiju said all requirements of athletes heading into the Tokyo Olympics are being met.
Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Thursday launched the material synthesized by collaborative efforts of NDTL and NIPER Guwahati.
A 30-day camp will see players being monitored and analysed.
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 dope analysis as soon as possible.
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 made the statement during a virtual session on the occasion of 29th World Disability Day.
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 facilities at all the academies to improve the overall quality of training.
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.
Last year, both the hockey teams secured their Olympic berth in Bhubaneswar following a successful outing in the Olympic Qualifiers at the Kalinga Stadium.
The Sports Authority of India (SAI) Regional Centre in Zirakpur will serve as one of the main centres in the northern belt.
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.
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.
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
Sports Authority of India (SAI) logo has been changed for the first time since the apex sports body's inception in 1982.