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New Zealand accept decision to postpone Women's World Cup

08 Aug 2020

New Zealand accept decision to postpone Women's World Cup

The International Cricket Council (ICC), on Friday, postponed the Women's World Cup until February 2022 due to uncertainty over COVID-19 pandemic.

National Sports Awards: Sehwag, Sardar in 12-member selection panel

31 Jul 2020

National Sports Awards: Sehwag, Sardar in 12-member selection panel

Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag and hockey stalwart Sardar Singh have been included in a 12-member committee constituted by the sports ministry to select this year's National Sports Awards winners.

Cricket South Africa reschedules 3TC match to July 18

01 Jul 2020

Cricket South Africa reschedules 3TC match to July 18

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has rescheduled the experimental 3TeamCricket (3TC) match to July 18, also celebrated as the Nelson Mandela International Day.

South Africa announce 44-man High Performance training squad

30 Jun 2020

South Africa announce 44-man High Performance training squad

As many as 44 South African cricketers will return to training with Cricket South Africa (CSA) getting the green signal from Sports Ministry.

Cleared of doping, Sanjita Chanu to receive Arjuna Award

25 Jun 2020

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.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: IOA to revise preparation plans after postponement

25 Mar 2020

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: IOA to revise preparation plans after postponement

The Indian Olympic Association on Wednesday stated that it will address the problems faced by athletes after the postponement of Tokyo Olympics, when it makes revised preparation plans.

IPL 2020: Government to issue fresh advisory on April 15

19 Mar 2020

IPL 2020: Government to issue fresh advisory on April 15

India's Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju on Thursday cleared the air about the upcoming IPL edition.

Mary Kom beats Nikhat Zareen, refuses to shake hands

28 Dec 2019

Mary Kom beats Nikhat Zareen, refuses to shake hands

Veteran women's boxer Mary Kom secured a berth in the Indian team for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 qualifiers.

Boxer Mary Kom recommended for Padma Vibhushan: Details here

12 Sep 2019

Boxer Mary Kom recommended for Padma Vibhushan: Details here

India's ace boxer MC Mary Kom became the first woman athlete to be recommended for the prestigious Padma Vibhushan award.

Modi launches 'Fit India Movement', says success has no elevator

29 Aug 2019

Modi launches 'Fit India Movement', says success has no elevator

With the hope of bringing behavioral changes in the citizens of the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched the "Fit India Movement" from New Delhi's Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium.

Rathore welcomes HRD Ministry's decision to reduce syllabus by 50%

28 Sep 2018

Rathore welcomes HRD Ministry's decision to reduce syllabus by 50%

Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore welcomed the HRD Ministry's decision to reduce the syllabus in schools by half and making sports mandatory.

The International Cricket Council bats for cricket in 2028 Olympics

26 Sep 2018

The International Cricket Council bats for cricket in 2028 Olympics

The International Cricket Council (ICC) wants to make cricket an Olympic sport and the governing body is eyeing for a slot in the 2028 Games.

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.

Athlete Swapna Barman to get customized shoes

14 Sep 2018

Athlete Swapna Barman to get customized shoes

Indian athlete, Swapna Barman, who excelled at the recently concluded 2018 Asian Games, is set to get customized shoes.

Boxer Amit Panghal might not get 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.

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.

All about the opening ceremony of 2018 Asian Games

18 Aug 2018

All about the opening ceremony of 2018 Asian Games

The 2018 Asian Games kicked off today with an amazing opening ceremony held at the Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) main stadium in Jakarta.

Mukul Mudgal Committee suggests jail term for dope suppliers

07 Aug 2018

Mukul Mudgal Committee suggests jail term for dope suppliers

The Mukul Mudgal Committee has recommended that the suppliers of banned substances to athletes should be sent to prison.

#NewsBytesInvestigation: Nepotism in India's Sambo Federation killing deserving athletes' chances

04 Aug 2018

#NewsBytesInvestigation: Nepotism in India's Sambo Federation killing deserving athletes' chances

Sambo, a Russian combat-sport came to India, 25 years ago, but has failed to produce even one player of International stature. It's because of rampant nepotism in the Sambo Federation of India (SFI), alleged athlete Meenu Poonia.

Equipment shortage sees SAI academies in dire situation

02 Aug 2018

Equipment shortage sees SAI academies in dire situation

The Sports Authority of India's (SAI) several academies are in desperate need of equipments.

India's boat racing team to participate in Asian Games

01 Aug 2018

India's boat racing team to participate in Asian Games

The Indian boat racing team is set to feature at the upcoming Asian Games 2018 this month, which is to be held in Indonesia.

Asiad Gold medalist, Hakam Singh Bhattal, battling serious ailments

29 Jul 2018

Asiad Gold medalist, Hakam Singh Bhattal, battling serious ailments

Former Indian athlete, Hakam Singh Bhattal, who had won gold medal at the 1978 Asian Games, is battling for his life.

Archer, forced to work as laborer, granted Rs. 5 lakh

24 Jul 2018

Archer, forced to work as laborer, granted Rs. 5 lakh

Former archer, Ashok Soren, has been granted Rs. 5 lakh by Sports Ministry after it had come to light that the athlete was working as a daily wage laborer.

SAI selects 734 players under Khelo India scheme

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.

Didn't take any banned substance, will challenge suspension: Sanjita Chanu

01 Jun 2018

Didn't take any banned substance, will challenge suspension: Sanjita Chanu

Weightlifter Sanjita Chanu today said she will challenge the provisional suspension imposed on her for allegedly failing a dope test, insisting that she is innocent and hasn't taken any banned substance.

Mirabai Chanu requests Sports Ministry to install CCTV cameras

29 May 2018

Mirabai Chanu requests Sports Ministry to install CCTV cameras

Commonwealth Games gold medalist and current weightlifting world champion Mirabai Chanu has put in a request to the Sports Ministry to install CCTV cameras in her room at the national camp.

IPL 2018: Key matches to be broadcast on Doordarshan

05 Apr 2018

IPL 2018: Key matches to be broadcast on Doordarshan

For the first time ever, select IPL matches including the opening and closing ceremonies, are set to be telecast on a one hour deferred live basis by Doordarshan, the national broadcaster.

Sports Minister rules out possibility of India hosting big tournaments

03 Apr 2018

Sports Minister rules out possibility of India hosting big tournaments

Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has quashed out the possibility of India hosting any big sports tournament in the foreseeable future.

5 Khelo India gold medalists test positive for banned substances

27 Mar 2018

5 Khelo India gold medalists test positive for banned substances

The Khelo India School Games has been hit with a doping scandal after 12 athletes tested positive for banned substances.

Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore slams SAI Bengaluru

23 Mar 2018

Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore slams SAI Bengaluru

Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has expressed his unhappiness regarding the facilities at Bengaluru's Sports Authority of India (SAI) complex.

CBSE postpones Class 10 Boards exams for shooter Anish Bhanwala

09 Mar 2018

CBSE postpones Class 10 Boards exams for shooter Anish Bhanwala

In a first, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has rescheduled three Class 10 Board exam papers for India's emerging shooter Anish Bhanwala.

The cost of Indian athletes' participation at CWG creates debate

27 Feb 2018

The cost of Indian athletes' participation at CWG creates debate

The cost of sending Indian athletes to participate in the upcoming Commonwealth Games has sparked a war of words.

TOPS program targeted at Olympics flawed, says high-profile committee

27 Dec 2017

TOPS program targeted at Olympics flawed, says high-profile committee

Unhappy with the implementation of TOPS (Target Olympic Podium Scheme) program, the high-profile committee had written to the Sports Ministry asking for a status report.

Legendary boxer, Kaur Singh struggles to pay for medical treatment

13 Dec 2017

Legendary boxer, Kaur Singh struggles to pay for medical treatment

69-year-old Indian boxing icon, Kaur Singh is the latest victim of apathy against sports persons in the country.

Sachin writes to Prime Minister Modi

11 Dec 2017

Sachin writes to Prime Minister Modi

Cricket legend, Sachin Tendulkar, has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to include all international medallists in the Central Government Health Scheme.

Indian hockey team in Australia alleges mismanagement, SAI defends

05 Dec 2017

Indian hockey team in Australia alleges mismanagement, SAI defends

Two days ago, a video of Indian hockey players in Australia complaining about lack of facilities went viral.

Kidambi Srikanth recommended for Padma Shri by former Sports Minister

01 Nov 2017

Kidambi Srikanth recommended for Padma Shri by former Sports Minister

Kidambi Srikanth, the Indian star shuttler who won back-to-back Super Series titles, has been recommended for the prestigious Padma Shri award by former Sports Minister Vijay Goel.

NADA gets permission to conduct dope tests on Indian cricketers

29 Oct 2017

NADA gets permission to conduct dope tests on Indian cricketers

India's Ministry of Sports has given its go ahead to the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) to conduct dope tests on Indian cricketers and adopt the rules of World Anti Doping Agency (WADA).

PV Sindhu nominated for Padma Bhushan

25 Sep 2017

PV Sindhu nominated for Padma Bhushan

Elite athletes to get Rs. 50,000 monthly stipend

16 Sep 2017

Elite athletes to get Rs. 50,000 monthly stipend

The ministry of sports and youth affairs has decided to pay each elite athlete, preparing for the upcoming Commonwealth and Asian Games, and the Tokyo Olympics, a monthly stipend of Rs. 50,000.