Articles about Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

Renaming Khel Ratna Award was a political game: Shiv Sena

09 Aug 2021

Politics
Renaming Khel Ratna Award was a political game: Shiv Sena

The Shiv Sena on Monday claimed the Centre's decision to rename the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award after Indian hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand was not the people's wish, but a "political game."

Khel Ratna renamed as Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna award

06 Aug 2021

Sports
Khel Ratna renamed as Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna award

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday, announced that the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award will now be known as Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award.

Indian archer Jyothi recommended for Khel Ratna award

01 Jul 2021

Sports
Indian archer Jyothi recommended for Khel Ratna award

Three-time World Cup silver medalist Jyothi Surekha Vennam has been recommended for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, the country's highest sporting honor, by the Archery Association of India (AAI).

AIFF to recommend Sunil Chhetri for Khel Ratna award

30 Jun 2021

Sports
AIFF to recommend Sunil Chhetri for Khel Ratna award

Indian football legend Sunil Chhetri is set to be recommended by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.

Sports Ministry invites applications for National Sports Awards

21 May 2021

Sports
Sports Ministry invites applications for National Sports Awards

The Ministry of Sports on Thursday invited applications for the National Sports Awards, allowing eligible athletes, coaches, universities, and other entities to self-nominate and apply online.

Will return sports award if farm laws stay: Vijender Singh

06 Dec 2020

India
Will return sports award if farm laws stay: Vijender Singh

Boxer Vijender Singh (35) on Sunday said that he will return his 'Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna' award if the government does not withdraw the three contentious farm laws.

What should I do to receive Arjuna Award, asks Sakshi

23 Aug 2020

Sports
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

Sports
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

Sports
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.

#ThankYouMahi: Legend MS Dhoni announces retirement from international cricket

15 Aug 2020

Sports
#ThankYouMahi: Legend MS Dhoni announces retirement from international cricket

Former India skipper MS Dhoni has announced his retirement from international cricket.

Harbhajan explains why Punjab government withdrew his Khel Ratna nomination

19 Jul 2020

Sports
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.

Rohit Sharma nominated for prestigious  Khel Ratna Award

31 May 2020

Sports
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.

Happy Birthday Virat Kohli: A look at his amazing records

05 Nov 2019

Sports
Happy Birthday Virat Kohli: A look at his amazing records

Indian skipper Virat Kohli turned 31 on Tuesday, as he prepares to script another glorious year of his career.

Bajrang Punia nominated for India's highest sporting honor

16 Aug 2019

Sports
Bajrang Punia nominated for India's highest sporting honor

Famed Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia has been nominated for India's highest sporting honor - the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award on Friday.

Sachin Tendulkar launches gymnast Dipa Karmakar's biography

23 Jan 2019

Sports
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

Sports
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

Sports
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

Sports
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.

Railway Minister approves new policy for promotion of railway sportspersons

02 Aug 2018

India
Railway Minister approves new policy for promotion of railway sportspersons

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal today approved a new policy for promotion of railway sportspersons, according to which not just those who win medals but even those who are awarded Padma Shri or have produced medal winners will be promoted as officers.

BCCI recommends Khel Ratna for Kohli, Dronacharya award for Dravid

26 Apr 2018

Sports
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.

Republic Day 2018: List of Padma awardees

25 Jan 2018

India
Republic Day 2018: List of Padma awardees

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) today released names of eminent persons who would receive the 2018 Padma awards on 26th January.

Dhoni nominated for Padma Bhushan

20 Sep 2017

Sports
Dhoni nominated for Padma Bhushan

BCCI has nominated Mahendra Singh Dhoni for Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian award.

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

29 Aug 2017

Sports
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."

Recipients of Arjuna and Dronacharya awards finalized

19 Aug 2017

Sports
Recipients of Arjuna and Dronacharya awards finalized

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

World wishes Sachin Tendulkar a Happy Birthday

24 Apr 2017

Sports
World wishes Sachin Tendulkar a Happy Birthday

Twitter has been overloaded with wishes to Sachin Tendulkar on his 44th birthday.

Abhinav Bindra opens up about his neurological medical condition

18 Mar 2017

Sports
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.

Girls make India proud at 2016 Rio Olympics

31 Dec 2016

Sports
Girls make India proud at 2016 Rio Olympics

India sent its largest ever contingent of 117 athletes at the 2016 Rio Olympics held in August 2016.

Dipa Karmakar buys new car after returning the BMW

30 Dec 2016

Sports
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.

Mary Kom honoured with 'Legends Award' by the AIBA

23 Dec 2016

Sports
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.

Pankaj Advani wins his 11th World Billiards Championship title

13 Dec 2016

Sports
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.

Yogeshwar Dutt's bronze will not be upgraded to silver

26 Oct 2016

Sports
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 Olympic Committee (IOC) cleared the investigation on Besik Kudukhov.

Tripura govt to repair roads for Dipa's BMW

21 Oct 2016

Sports
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

Sports
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

Sports
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.

Boxing legend, Mary Kom, molested multiple times

05 Oct 2016

Sports
Boxing legend, Mary Kom, molested multiple times

Mary Kom, in an open letter written to her young sons, made disconcerting revelations about being subjected to molestation multiple times in her home state, Manipur and while living in Delhi and Haryana.

Government announces Rs.90 lakh cash prize for Paralympic medalists

30 Sep 2016

Sports
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

Sports
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
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.

Padma Bhushan for Sushil Kumar?

07 Sep 2016

Sports
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.

Yogeshwar's bronze medal to be upgraded to silver?

30 Aug 2016

Sports
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.