Arjuna Award: News

27 Oct 2021

Shikhar Dhawan

Mithali Raj to be conferred with Khel Ratna award

Indian legend Mithali Raj is set to be conferred with the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna award.

28 Jul 2021


Legendary Indian badminton player Nandu Natekar no more

Legendary badminton player Nandu Natekar, the first Indian to win an international title in 1956, died in Pune on Wednesday.

23 Aug 2020

Narendra Modi

What should I do to receive Arjuna Award, asks Sakshi

Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik, on Saturday, expressed disappointment as she was not conferred with the Arjuna Award.

Pace spearhead Ishant Sharma nominated for prestigious Arjuna Award

Indian pace spearhead Ishant Sharma is among 29 athletes who have been recommended for this year's Arjuna award by the National Sports Awards selection committee.

25 Jun 2020

Delhi High Court

Cleared of doping, Sanjita Chanu to receive Arjuna Award

After being cleared of doping, two-time Commonwealth Games gold medalist Sanjita Chanu will finally receive the coveted Arjuna Award which has been withheld since 2018.

31 May 2020


Rohit Sharma nominated for prestigious Khel Ratna Award

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on Saturday, nominated Rohit Sharma for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.

14 May 2020


Jasprit Bumrah likely to be BCCI's nomination for Arjuna Award

India's pace sensation Jasprit Bumrah is expected to be BCCI's nomination for the prestigious Arjuna Award this year.

18 Oct 2019


Here are some interesting facts about PV Sindhu

PV Sindhu is one of the top shuttlers, across the globe.

15 May 2019

Kapil Sharma

5,000 people attended my wedding, I knew only 40-50: Kapil

Kapil Sharma, who got married to his longtime girlfriend Ginni Chatrath in December last year, shared a very interesting anecdote from his wedding on his show.

27 Apr 2019


Arjuna Award: BCCI recommends names of these four cricketers

The Board of Control for India (BCCI) on Saturday recommended the names of four cricketers for the prestigious Arjuna Award.

09 Sep 2018


Boxer Amit Panghal might not get Arjuna award

Asian Games 2018 gold medalist, Amit Panghal won hearts with a superb show in Indonesia.

22 Jul 2018


SAI selects 734 players under Khelo India scheme

The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has selected 734 players for a scholarship programme.

Punjab: Women's T20 captain loses DSP post over fake degree

The Punjab government has landed in a major embarrassment: an Arjuna awardee, whom CM Amarinder Singh chose for appointment as a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), has been found to possess a fake graduation degree.

20 May 2018


Former India captain Anjum Chopra turns 41

Former India captain Anjum Chopra turns 41 today.

25 Apr 2018


BCCI recommends Shikhar Dhawan, Smriti Mandhana for Arjuna Award

The BCCI has recommended India opener Shikhar Dhawan, and women's team player Smriti Mandhana for the Arjuna Award said the Board's Acting Secretary Amitabh Chaudhary.

27 Mar 2018


Rape accused Ghosh dropped from Ultimate Table Tennis Player draft

25-year-old Indian table tennis player Soumyajit Ghosh, who has been accused of rape by a teenager in Kolkata, has suffered another blow.

14 Mar 2018


Deepa Malik books her berth in 2018 Asian Para Games

India's para-athlete Deepa Malik qualified for the 2018 Asian Para Games by securing a top spot in discus Asia Ranking 53 category and a second place in Asian Games combined category event 51/52/53.

11 Jan 2018

Road Accidents

Wrestler and coach Sukhchain Singh Cheema dies in road accident

Renowned wrestler and coach, Sukhchain Singh Cheema died in a road accident on Wednesday night.

29 Aug 2017


It's National Sports Day, the birth anniversary of Dhyan Chand

To commemorate the birth anniversary of field hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand, Indian government, in 2012, designated the 29th of August as "National Sports Day."

19 Aug 2017


Recipients of Arjuna and Dronacharya awards finalized

The list of Arjuna Award winners of this year has been retained by the Sports Ministry.

06 Jul 2017


Doping charges: Goalkeeper Subrata Paul escapes with a warning

Indian goalkeeper Subrata Paul escaped with a warning from the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) for violating anti-doping rule earlier this year.

25 Jun 2017

Virat Kohli

Kohli becomes India's most followed celebrity on Facebook

Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli has become the most followed Indian celebrity on Facebook with more than 35 million followers. He is also the most followed cricketer in the world.

17 Jun 2017

Virat Kohli

Kohli reaches yet another milestone

After scoring an unbeaten 96 run-innings against Bangladesh in the ongoing Champions Trophy, Virat Kohli reached another milestone of completing 8000 runs in the ODIs and thereby became the fastest player to do so.

03 May 2017


Subrata Paul asks for an early hearing against doping charges

India's top goalkeeper Subrata Paul has requested the NADA to schedule an early hearing in the doping case after his sample A tests came positive for a banned substance.

26 Apr 2017


Goalkeeper Subrata Paul suspended after failing dope test

One of India's top goalkeepers, Subrata Paul was handed a provisional suspension by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) after he failed a dope test conducted last month.

18 Mar 2017

Padma Bhushan

Abhinav Bindra opens up about his neurological medical condition

Olympic shooter Abhinav Bindra opened up about a serious neurological-medical condition he suffered from in 2014.

26 Feb 2017


Phogat sisters to open academy in Bengaluru

In an attempt to empower more women in the country, the Phogat sisters are planning to establish a wrestling academy in Nandi Hills in Bengaluru.

30 Jan 2017

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Kejriwal spends night at former Khalistani militant's house

Arvind Kejriwal stoked controversy after spending the night at the house of a former Khalistani militant in Moga, while campaigning in Punjab.

19 Jan 2017

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Arvind Kejriwal releases separate manifesto for the disabled in Punjab

A different manifesto of the party was released by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for the differently-abled in Punjab.

Sarita Devi to make her professional debut on 29 January

India's first professional female boxer Sarita Devi is all set to play her maiden pro bout on 29 January at her hometown, Imphal.

30 Dec 2016


India continues to dominate world kabaddi in 2016

The Indian men's and women's kabaddi team continued to dominate the world in 2016.

Mary Kom honoured with 'Legends Award' by the AIBA

Celebrated Indian boxer and five-time world champion MC Mary Kom was honoured by the AIBA (International Boxing Federation) during its 70th anniversary at Montreux, Switzerland.

23 Dec 2016


'Dangal' based on Geeta Phogat's life releases today

Dangal, a biopic based on the life of wrestler Geeta Phogat has released today across India.

Boxer Sarita Devi turns professional

Former world champion Sarita Devi has turned to professional boxing, a first for women's boxing in India.

13 Dec 2016

Pankaj Advani

Pankaj Advani wins his 11th World Billiards Championship title

India's professional billiards player Pankaj Advani created history by winning the World Billiard Championship (150-up format) in Bengaluru.

21 Nov 2016

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

AAP-Punjab elections: Bhagwant Mann fielded against Sukhbir Singh Badal

Arvind Kejriwal has fielded tainted AAP MP Bhagwant Mann to contest against Punjab Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal from Jalalabad constituency.

20 Oct 2016


Geeta Phogat appointed DSP in Haryana Police

India's first woman wrestler to win a gold at the Commonwealth Games Geeta Phogat, was appointed as Deputy Superintendent of Police in Haryana Police.

18 Oct 2016

Pro Kabaddi League

Anup Kumar to retire after the KWC

Indian kabaddi team skipper Anup Kumar informed that he would take international retirement after the ongoing Kabaddi World Cup.

12 Sep 2016

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

AAP releases Kisaan Manifesto for Punjab elections

The AAP released its 31 point Kisaan Manifesto, promising to continue the policies of free power, atta-dal, Shagun and pension schemes enacted by the SAD-BJP government.

07 Sep 2016

Padma Bhushan

Padma Bhushan for Sushil Kumar?

The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has recommended two time Olympic medal winner Sushil Kumar's name for this year's Padma Bhushan Award.