Rio Paralympics

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National Sports Day: Athletes who overcame all odds

29 Aug 2019

National Sports Day: Athletes who overcame all odds

Sports, be it of any kind, is played by a number of athletes across the globe.

Deepa Malik books her berth in 2018 Asian Para Games

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.

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.

Karamjyoti Dalal wins another medal for India

22 Jul 2017

Karamjyoti Dalal wins another medal for India

Discus thrower Karamjyoti Dalal took India's medal tally to three after she won a bronze medal in Women's F55 category at the World Para Athletics Championships in London.

World Para Athletics: Asian record, silver medal for Amit Kumar

18 Jul 2017

World Para Athletics: Asian record, silver medal for Amit Kumar

India's Amit Kumar Saroha won the silver medal in men's club throw F51 event in the World Para Athletics Championships.

India bag their first gold at World Para Athletics Championships

15 Jul 2017

India bag their first gold at World Para Athletics Championships

India opened their medal account at the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships in London on the first day, after Sundar Singh Gurjar clinched gold in the men's javelin throw F46 event.

Virat Kohli receives the Padma Shri award

30 Mar 2017

Virat Kohli receives the Padma Shri award

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli was presented with the Padma Shri award by President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

PM Modi awards Rs.4 crore to Deepa Malik

02 Nov 2016

PM Modi awards Rs.4 crore to Deepa Malik

PM Modi awarded a Rs.4 crore cheque to India's first Paralympics medalist Deepa Malik in Haryana; she won a silver medal in shot-put at the Rio Paralympics.

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.

Rio passes the baton to Tokyo

19 Sep 2016

Rio passes the baton to Tokyo

2016 Rio Paralympics ended with a beautiful closing ceremony as Tokyo took over the baton for 2020 games.

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.

What made news last week?

19 Sep 2016

What made news last week?

The Cauvery-water dispute turned violent, leading to clashes in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

Para-cyclist dies after crash

18 Sep 2016

Para-cyclist dies after crash

Iranian Para-cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad died after a crash during the men's C4-5 road race at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.

Canoeing makes its Paralympic debut

16 Sep 2016

Canoeing makes its Paralympic debut

Canoeing became the 22nd sport to be added into the Paralympic games.

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.

Siamand Rahman: The world's strongest Paralympian

15 Sep 2016

Siamand Rahman: The world's strongest Paralympian

Iranian power lifter Siamand Rahman defended his gold medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympics in the men's super heavyweight title by lifting 310 kg.

Deepa Malik makes history: Clinches shot put silver in Paralympics

13 Sep 2016

Deepa Malik makes history: Clinches shot put silver in Paralympics

Deepa Malik from India became the first-ever woman from the country to win a medal at the Paralympics by bagging a silver in the shot-put F-53 event.

India wins two medals at 2016 Paralympics

10 Sep 2016

India wins two medals at 2016 Paralympics

Indian high jump athletes bagged a gold and bronze medal each in men's high jump T-42 event at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.