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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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Sports Ministry helps Meerut sportspersons in financial distress

Sports | Oct 08, 2020, 12:00 PM IST

Sports Ministry of India has come forward to extend financial support to Uttar Pradesh boxer Sunil Chauhan and his brother, archer Neeraj Chauhan who were facing a financial crunch after their father lost his job due to coronavirus pandemic.

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju unveils new logo of Sports Authority of India

Sports | Sep 30, 2020, 08:29 PM IST

Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju unveiled the new logo of Sports Authority of India on September 30. Explaining the idea behind the new logo

Manoj Sinha, Kiren Rijiju, Jitendra Singh lay foundation of Arun Jaitley Memorial Sports Complex

News | Sep 12, 2020, 09:02 PM IST

Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and MoS PMO Jitendra Singh laid the foundation of Arun Jaitley Memorial Sports Complex on September 12.

Prez Kovind confers National Sports and Adventure Awards 2020 virtually

News | Aug 29, 2020, 02:19 PM IST

In a first of its kind, President Ram Nath Kovind conferred National Sports and Adventure Awards 2020, virtually on August 29 in New Delhi.

Kiren Rijiju pays floral tribute to hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand on his birth anniversary

News | Aug 29, 2020, 12:00 PM IST

Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju on August 29 paid floral tribute to Major Dhyan Chand on his birth anniversary.

Kiren Rijiju launches 'Fit India Freedom Run', says 'it's good to run in name of freedom'

News | Aug 15, 2020, 08:53 AM IST

The Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (Independent Charge) Kiren Rijiju has virtually launched 'Fit India Freedom Run' on August 14.

Salary cap of Rs 2 lakh removed for Indian coaches: Kiren Rijiju

News | Jul 07, 2020, 10:47 AM IST

Youth Affairs and Sports minister, Kiren Rijiju on hiring of Indian and foreign coaches said that coaches will be hired on a contractual basis of 4 yrs keeping in mind with the Olympic Games.

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama turns 85, leaders sends wishes

News | Jul 06, 2020, 01:32 PM IST

The Dalai Lama, the spiritual head of Tibetans, turned 85 today. To celebrate this auspicious occasion, Tibetans paid their respect to Dalai Lama.

Making sports interesting without spectators is a major challenge, says Kiren Rijiju

Sports | May 29, 2020, 07:10 PM IST

As far as IPL and other sporting leagues go, we need to ensure that health and other mechanisms are in place before we take any informed decision, says Kiren Rijiju

Kabaddi Association to take action against 'unofficial' Indian team in Pakistan: Rijiju

Sports | Feb 12, 2020, 05:24 PM IST

An 'unofficial' Kabaddi team from India participated in 'World Kabaddi Championships' organized by Pakistan. Speaking on it, MoS Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju said, "It is up to a country to let others come to their nation and to approve the visa. As far as visa is concerned, it is the right of that country to approve it or disapprove it and we cannot control it.

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju shares his fitness mantra, urges people to adopt healthy lifestyle

Sports | Sep 30, 2019, 10:58 PM IST

In an exclusive conversation with India TV, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju opened up on his fitness routines, and urged the people to participate in the Fit India Movement.

Maoist are the threat to internal security, Rahul Gandhi support to them is wrong: Kiren Rijiju

Politics | Aug 29, 2018, 12:35 PM IST

Taking to Twitter, Rijiju has raised former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh's stand on Maoists, wherein he had declared them to be the No. 1 threat to India's internal security.

Surgical Strike video: Kiren Rijiju hits back at Congress - here's what he said

Politics | Jun 28, 2018, 12:50 PM IST

Surgical Strike video: Kiren Rijiju hits back at Congress - here's what he said