Khel Ratna

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What should I do to receive Arjuna Award, asks Sakshi

23 Aug 2020

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

18 Aug 2020

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.

Rohit Sharma among four athletes recommended for Khel Ratna Award

18 Aug 2020

Rohit Sharma among four athletes recommended for Khel Ratna Award

Indian opener Rohit Sharma is among the four athletes who have been recommended for India's highest sporting honor, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.

Harbhajan explains why Punjab government withdrew his Khel Ratna nomination

19 Jul 2020

Harbhajan explains why Punjab government withdrew his Khel Ratna nomination

Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh explained why the Punjab government withdrew his nomination from Khel Ratna award shortlist.

Sachin Tendulkar launches gymnast Dipa Karmakar's biography

23 Jan 2019

Sachin Tendulkar launches gymnast Dipa Karmakar's biography

Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar launched a book on gymnast Dipa Karmakar at an event in Mumbai.

Kohli with 'zero' points gets Khel Ratna, but Punia rejected

21 Sep 2018

Kohli with 'zero' points gets Khel Ratna, but Punia rejected

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and world champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu were nominated for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna by the Sports Ministry.

Virat Kohli, Mirabai Chanu recommended for the prestigious Khel Ratna

17 Sep 2018

Virat Kohli, Mirabai Chanu recommended for the prestigious Khel Ratna

Virat Kohli and world champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu were today jointly recommended for this year's Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, the country's highest sporting honor.

Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat in contention for Khel Ratna award

29 Aug 2018

Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat in contention for Khel Ratna award

Asian Games 2018 gold medalists Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat are in the race for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.

BCCI recommends Khel Ratna for Kohli, Dronacharya award for Dravid

26 Apr 2018

BCCI recommends Khel Ratna for Kohli, Dronacharya award for Dravid

The BCCI has recommended Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.

Recipients of Arjuna and Dronacharya awards finalized

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.

Dipa Karmakar buys new car after returning the BMW

30 Dec 2016

Dipa Karmakar buys new car after returning the BMW

Olympian gymnast Dipa Karmakar has bought a new car after returning the BMW, presented to her by Hyderabad District Badminton Association after her performance at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Yogeshwar Dutt's bronze will not be upgraded to silver

26 Oct 2016

Yogeshwar Dutt's bronze will not be upgraded to silver

Yogeshwar Dutt's bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics will not be converted to a silver medal, after the International Olympics Committee (IOC) cleared the investigation on Besik Kudukhov.

Tripura govt to repair roads for Dipa's BMW

21 Oct 2016

Tripura govt to repair roads for Dipa's BMW

After Dipa Karmakar spoke of the inconvenience of driving a BMW on Agartala's roads, the Tripura government has earmarked Rs.78 crore for renovating the road outside her house, leading to Agartala Medical College.

Money instead of BMW for Dipa Karmakar

13 Oct 2016

Money instead of BMW for Dipa Karmakar

Dipa Karmakar clarified that the only reason she wanted to return the BMW gifted to her by Sachin Tendulkar was because she was having trouble using and maintaining it.

Dipa Karmakar to return BMW to Sachin

11 Oct 2016

Dipa Karmakar to return BMW to Sachin

Sources have stated that Dipa Karmakar has decided to return the BMW X1 presented to her by Sachin Tendulkar.

Government announces Rs.90 lakh cash prize for Paralympic medalists

30 Sep 2016

Government announces Rs.90 lakh cash prize for Paralympic medalists

Indian Government has announced a total cash prize of Rs.90 lakh for the four medal winners of the 2016 Paralympics.

Paralympic Medalists will be awarded Khel Ratna: Indian Sports Minister

19 Sep 2016

Paralympic Medalists will be awarded Khel Ratna: Indian Sports Minister

Treating Paralympians as equals with Olympians, Indian Sports Minister Vijay Goel stated that next year onwards, paralympic medalists will be bestowed with the Khel Ratna.

Sports Minister non-committal on awarding Khel Ratna to Paralympic medalists

15 Sep 2016

Sports Minister non-committal on awarding Khel Ratna to Paralympic medalists

On Wednesday, Sports Minister Vijay Goel refused to commit if Rio Paralympics medalists would be conferred with the highest sporting honour in the country, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.

Yogeshwar's bronze medal to be upgraded to silver?

30 Aug 2016

Yogeshwar's bronze medal to be upgraded to silver?

Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt may be getting his 2012 London Olympics bronze medal upgraded to silver medal after the silver medallist tested positive for a banned substance.

Khel Ratna recommended for Dipa Karmakar

17 Aug 2016

Khel Ratna recommended for Dipa Karmakar

23-year-old Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar was recommended for receiving the highest Indian sporting honour, the Khel Ratna award.

Dipa Karmakar's extraordinary feat at 2016 Olympics

15 Aug 2016

Dipa Karmakar's extraordinary feat at 2016 Olympics

On 10th August 2016 at the 2016 Olympic Test Event, Karmakar became the first Indian female gymnast to qualify for the vault finals at the Olympics, with a score of 14.833.