• hockey india blasts sports ministry s double standards

    Hockey India blasts sports ministry's 'double standards'

    Hockey | September 10, 2014 19:32 IST

    New Delhi: Strange are the ways of the sports ministry. Tennis stars Leander Paes, Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza, who have decided to skip the Asian Games, figure in the contingent cleared by the sports

  • sports ministry endorses pro kabaddi league

    Sports ministry endorses Pro Kabaddi League

    Other Sports | July 04, 2014 18:44 IST

    Bangalore:The sports ministry formally extended its support Friday to the eight-city franchise-based Pro Kabaddi League to start in Mumbai July 26."It is indeed very heartening to know that Mashal Sports has taken such a bold,

  • i want to make sports ministry important and visible sonowal

    I want to make sports ministry important and visible: Sonowal

    Other Sports | May 27, 2014 16:39 IST

    New Delhi: Sarbanand Sonowal, the new sports minister who took charge today, wants to make his ministry "important and visible" and will seek advise from experts and sports personalities of the country to discharge his

  • sports ministry asks bcci to keep check on corruption in ipl

    Sports Ministry asks BCCI to keep check on corruption in IPL

    Cricket | April 05, 2014 15:29 IST

    New Delhi: The Sports Ministry today asked the BCCI to furnish details on a number of issues, including mechanisms put in place by the Cricket Board, to ensure that unethical practices like betting and match-fixing

  • why uae for ipl matches sports ministry asks bcci

    Why UAE for IPL matches, sports ministry asks BCCI

    Cricket | April 04, 2014 21:22 IST

    New Delhi: The sports ministry Friday asked the Indian cricket board why non-regular venues in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were selected ahead of regular ones for Indian Premier League (IPL) matches and what steps

  • sports ministry derecognises iabf

    Sports Ministry derecognises IABF

    Other Sports | April 01, 2014 17:59 IST

    New Delhi: Livid with the suspended Indian Amateur Boxing Federation's refusal to comply with its directives, the Sports Ministry today derecognised the IABF with immediate effect.     It comes as another massive jolt to the IABF,

  • sports ministry clears financial assistance for winter

    Sports Ministry clears financial assistance for Winter Olympians

    Other Sports | January 15, 2014 19:50 IST

    New Delhi: The Sports Ministry Wednesday decided to give financial assistance to three sportspersons and their coaches who have qualified for the Sochi Winter Olympics, starting Feb 7.Shiva Keshavan (Luge), Himanshu Thakur (Alpine Skiing) and

  • sports ministry urged to bring bcci under rti ambit

    Sports Ministry urged to bring BCCI under RTI ambit

    Cricket | November 06, 2013 20:55 IST

    New Delhi: ASSOCHAM, an apex industry body, has suggested the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to bring the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) under the ambit of the Right to Information

  • sports ministry hopes olympics retains wrestling

    Sports ministry hopes Olympics retains wrestling

    Other Sports | September 04, 2013 21:25 IST

    New Delhi: The union sports ministry hopes International Olympic Committee (IOC) retains wrestling for the 2020 Summer Games at its 125th Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina.In a letter written to all the IOC members, Sports

  • court notice to govt on bcci takeover plea

    Court notice to govt on BCCI takeover plea

    Cricket | May 31, 2013 17:47 IST

    New Delhi, May 31: The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notice to the Sports Ministry, BCCI and the Delhi government on a plea seeking a direction for the ministry to take control of the

  • sports ministry seeks extensive modification in draft law

    Sports Ministry seeks extensive modification in draft law

    Other Sports | May 28, 2013 20:40 IST

    New Delhi, May 28: The Sports Ministry is not satisfied with the first draft of the proposed law to curb sport-fixing and other corrupt practices in sports and intends to carry out “extensive modification” to

  • sports ministry assures unified front before ioc

    Sports ministry assures unified front before IOC

    Other Sports | April 17, 2013 19:10 IST

    New Delhi, Apr 17: Sports Minister Jitendra Singh said the country will put up a unified front at the meeting with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) May 7 in a bid to lift the suspension

  • sports ministry derecognises boxing archery federations

    Sports Ministry derecognises boxing, archery federations

    Other Sports | December 07, 2012 16:28 IST

    New Delhi, Dec 7 : The union ministry of sports Friday derecognised the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF) and the Archery Association of India (AAI) for manipulation in their election process.Justifying the decision, Sports Minister

  • karnataka high court stays ban on bhupathi bopanna

    Karnataka High Court stays ban on Bhupathi, Bopanna

    Tennis | September 22, 2012 18:13 IST

    Bangalore, Sep 22:  The Karnataka High Court Saturday stayed the ban imposed by the All India Tennis Association (AITA) on tennis stars Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna against representing the country till June 2014.Staying the

  • government asked to help select india tennis team

    Government asked to help select India tennis team

    Tennis | June 19, 2012 16:45 IST

    New Delhi, Jun 19: India's ongoing tennis selection muddle took a curious turn when the game's national body requested help from the sports ministry to finalize the men's doubles team for the Olympics.National sports bodies

  • sports ministry for probe into charges of black money in ipl

    Sports Ministry for probe into charges of black money in IPL

    Cricket | May 21, 2012 17:34 IST

    New Delhi, May 21: Amid charges of black money playing a part in the IPL, Sports Ministry has asked the Finance Ministry to order an expeditious probe into it.Sports Minister Ajay Maken told the Lok

  • ministry bows to bcci exempts cricketers from some wada

    Ministry Bows To BCCI, Exempts Cricketers From Some WADA Rules

    Cricket | October 17, 2011 14:50 IST

    New Delhi, Oct 17:  Bowing to the BCCI's objections, the Sports Ministry today decided to exempt cricketers from some World Anti-Doping Agency rules, including the contentious ‘whereabouts clause', in the revised National Sports Development Bill.Sports

  • ministry punjab govt announce cash rewards for hockey

    Ministry, Punjab Govt Announce Cash Rewards For Hockey Players

    Hockey | September 14, 2011 19:50 IST

    New Delhi, Sep 14: Hours after Indian players rejected Hockey India's paltry monetary offer, cash rewards trickled in for them today with the Sports Ministry announcing Rs 1.5 lakh each and Punjab government pitching in

  • bcci opposes sports ministry move to leash it

    BCCI Opposes Sports Ministry Move To Leash It

    Cricket | August 30, 2011 16:37 IST

    New Delhi, Aug 30: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday vehemently opposed the move by the Union Sports Ministry to bring the cricket board under RTI. BCCI vice president Rajeev

  • sensing scam aiyar wanted sports ministry out of cwg oc

    Sensing Scam, Aiyar Wanted Sports Ministry Out Of CWG OC Funding

    India | August 03, 2011 8:54 IST

    New Delhi, Aug 2: Not happy with the attitude of sacked Commonwealth Games OC chairman Suresh Kalmadi, the then sports minister Mani Shankar Aiyar had sought to relieve his ministry from channelling funds for the