Kiren Rijiju

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Sports should return to spread positivity: Shikhar Dhawan

25 May 2020

Sports should return to spread positivity: Shikhar Dhawan

Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan believes the return of sports could ward off the negative elements once the coronavirus pandemic ends.

Indian government to decide fate of IPL: Kiren Rijiju

24 May 2020

Indian government to decide fate of IPL: Kiren Rijiju

India's Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju, on Sunday, clarified that any decision regarding the commencement of Indian Premier League (IPL) will be taken by the government.

Khelo India archer suffers brain stroke, family needs financial aid

07 May 2020

Khelo India archer suffers brain stroke, family needs financial aid

Young and upcoming compound archer Pragati Choudhary has suffered a brain stroke and her family is looking for financial aid for her treatment.

IPL still possible if starts by May first week: Official

23 Mar 2020

IPL still possible if starts by May first week: Official

The upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League has been shrouded with speculations amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Sunil Chhetri would like to play for this IPL team

21 Mar 2020

Sunil Chhetri would like to play for this IPL team

The coronavirus pandemic has seen people engage in social distancing and at this time, sports personalities are doing different things to kill time.

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.

IPL 2020: Are franchises preparing for a call-off?

16 Mar 2020

IPL 2020: Are franchises preparing for a call-off?

The franchises are leaving no stone unturned in bringing the upcoming edition of Indian Premier League to life. However, they are prepared for the eventuality of the league being called-off.

MS Dhoni leaves Chennai as practice sessions get mowed down

15 Mar 2020

MS Dhoni leaves Chennai as practice sessions get mowed down

Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni featured in the final practice session and left the city soon thereafter.

Curtailed IPL a possibility as team owners meet BCCI

14 Mar 2020

Curtailed IPL a possibility as team owners meet BCCI

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday discussed the option of conducting a curtailed Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 with the eight franchise owners.

IPL should be played behind closed doors, says Gavaskar

13 Mar 2020

IPL should be played behind closed doors, says Gavaskar

Former Indian cricketers Sunil Gavaskar and VVS Laxman opened up about the possibility of staging the upcoming IPL edition in front of empty stands, amid coronavirus outburst.

IPL 2020 will likely be scheduled behind closed doors

12 Mar 2020

IPL 2020 will likely be scheduled behind closed doors

The upcoming edition of Indian Premier League will likely take place without spectators' presence in the wake of coronavirus crisis.

SMS, voice calls on prepaid mobile connections back in J&K

18 Jan 2020

SMS, voice calls on prepaid mobile connections back in J&K

Five months after the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir was put under an unprecedented communication blackout, the administration announced on Saturday that SMS and voice calls will be restored for all prepaid mobile users.

All you need to know about Khelo India Games

10 Jan 2020

All you need to know about Khelo India Games

The third edition of the third Khelo India Youth Games is all set to begin in Guwahati today.

CAB stir: Paramilitary forces withdrawn from J&K, sent to Assam

11 Dec 2019

CAB stir: Paramilitary forces withdrawn from J&K, sent to Assam

While the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is being debated in the Rajya Sabha today, Assam is burning with hundreds of people taking to streets to protest the proposed amendments.

#LawyersVsDelhiPolice: Cops protest outside HQ, demand justice, raise slogans

05 Nov 2019

#LawyersVsDelhiPolice: Cops protest outside HQ, demand justice, raise slogans

Scores of personnel of Delhi police took to streets on Tuesday to protest against a scuffle that broke between cops and lawyers at Tis Hazari court last week.

PM Modi promotes plogging; picks garbage at Mamallapuram beach

12 Oct 2019

PM Modi promotes plogging; picks garbage at Mamallapuram beach

In a similar vein with the much-publicized Swachh Bharat Mission, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was seen picking up trash at the Mamallapuram beach in Chennai on Saturday.

Haryana polls: Wrestlers Babita Phogat, Yogeshwar Dutt get BJP ticket

30 Sep 2019

Haryana polls: Wrestlers Babita Phogat, Yogeshwar Dutt get BJP ticket

On Monday, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) announced its first list of candidates for the Haryana Assembly elections to be held on October 21.

Goa swimming coach arrested for raping teen training under him

07 Sep 2019

Goa swimming coach arrested for raping teen training under him

On Friday, Goa Police arrested swimming coach Surajit Ganguly in New Delhi for raping a 15-year-old girl training under him.

#PoliticalDangal: Ahead of Haryana elections, Babita Phogat, father join BJP

12 Aug 2019

#PoliticalDangal: Ahead of Haryana elections, Babita Phogat, father join BJP

Ahead of crucial Haryana Assembly polls, wrestler Babita Phogat and her father Mahavir Phogat joined Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday.

Here's what Abhinav Bindra said about boycotting Commonwealth Games

31 Jul 2019

Here's what Abhinav Bindra said about boycotting Commonwealth Games

Speculations are ripe that India are likely to boycott the 2022 edition of Commonwealth Games.

Why brouhaha surrounding Akshay's Canadian citizenship is totally unnecessary

06 May 2019

Why brouhaha surrounding Akshay's Canadian citizenship is totally unnecessary

Akshay Kumar, who's currently facing the wrath for holding a Canadian citizenship and thus not able to vote in India, has found support in Anupam Kher and Union Minister Kiren Rijiju.

Polling for first phase begins: Looking at top 10 candidates

11 Apr 2019

Polling for first phase begins: Looking at top 10 candidates

The first phase of Lok Sabha elections began on Thursday. Citizens of 91 constituencies spread across 18 states and two union territories will cast their votes today.

#LokSabhaElections: First phase voting begins, all eyes on 91 constituencies

11 Apr 2019

#LokSabhaElections: First phase voting begins, all eyes on 91 constituencies

The first phase of highly-anticipated general elections began on Thursday. In the first phase, citizens of 91 Lok Sabha seats will cast their votes. The constituencies include two union territories as well.

Amid protests, Citizenship Bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha

12 Feb 2019

Amid protests, Citizenship Bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha

The controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, will be tabled in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, despite widespread protests in the Northeast.

Rijiju asks Indian-origin youths to be part of India's growth

08 Dec 2018

Rijiju asks Indian-origin youths to be part of India's growth

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju today asked the youths of Indian diaspora to be part of the country's growth story and become ambassadors to spread the message of development.

2-year-wait! Meghalaya's largest apparel manufacturing unit finally becomes operational

12 Nov 2018

2-year-wait! Meghalaya's largest apparel manufacturing unit finally becomes operational

Meghalaya's largest apparel manufacturing unit near Ampati has started production, after remaining idle for nearly two years.

PM Modi inaugurates National Police Memorial, museum for khaki-donning forces

21 Oct 2018

PM Modi inaugurates National Police Memorial, museum for khaki-donning forces

On the special occasion to mark the National Police Commemoration Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday inaugurated a refurbished National Police Memorial in New Delhi and a newly-built museum for the khaki-donning forces.

PM to unveil National Police Memorial, museum on Oct 21

18 Oct 2018

PM to unveil National Police Memorial, museum on Oct 21

PM Modi will inaugurate the refurbished National Police Memorial, including a newly-built museum of these forces in khaki, in Delhi on October 21.

IAF rescues 19 people from Arunachal island: Official

31 Aug 2018

IAF rescues 19 people from Arunachal island: Official

The Indian Air Force (IAF) today rescued 19 people stranded in an island amid the swelling Siang River in East Siang district of partially flood-hit Arunachal Pradesh, an official said.

#CareerBytes: Top 5 coaching centers in Delhi for IAS preparation

26 Aug 2018

#CareerBytes: Top 5 coaching centers in Delhi for IAS preparation

One of the most prestigious Government positions, civil servants enjoy power, respect, and bag decent pay-checks.

338 incidents of ceasefire violation during Ramzan in J&K: Govt

24 Jul 2018

338 incidents of ceasefire violation during Ramzan in J&K: Govt

A total of 338 incidents of ceasefire violation and cross-border firings from Pakistan were reported in Jammu and Kashmir during the month of Ramzan (May 17 to June 16), Union Minister Hansraj Gangaram Ahir told Lok Sabha today.

Kerala: Center approves Rs. 80cr aid to deal with floods

21 Jul 2018

Kerala: Center approves Rs. 80cr aid to deal with floods

"The Center has sanctioned Rs. 80 crore to Kerala as initial assistance to deal with "unprecedented rains and floods," Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said today.

1,006 deaths in India in May-June due to thunderstorms, floods

18 Jul 2018

1,006 deaths in India in May-June due to thunderstorms, floods

Over 1,000 people lost their lives in May and June due to natural calamities like thunderstorms and floods in India, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said today.

Rollback hike in fuel prices instead of 'showing fitness': Congress

26 May 2018

Rollback hike in fuel prices instead of 'showing fitness': Congress

The Congress said today that the government should rollback the increase in fuel prices instead of "showing fitness", apparently referring to Union Ministers and BJP leaders posting videos of their workouts on social media.

Virat Kohli passes fitness challenge to PM Modi, he accepts

24 May 2018

Virat Kohli passes fitness challenge to PM Modi, he accepts

Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take part in 'Hum Fit toh India fit' challenge.

Adnan Sami's staff allegedly called "Indian dogs" at Kuwait Airport

07 May 2018

Adnan Sami's staff allegedly called "Indian dogs" at Kuwait Airport

Whether it is Shah Rukh Khan, APJ Abdul Kalam, Sudha Murthy or Adnan Sami, racism against Indians apparently exists globally.

330 Pakistani, 1,770 Bangladeshi nationals deported in 3 years: Govt

20 Mar 2018

330 Pakistani, 1,770 Bangladeshi nationals deported in 3 years: Govt

As many as 330 Pakistani and 1,770 Bangladeshi nationals, who were illegally staying in India, have been repatriated in the last three years, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

Over 27,000 personnel left CAPFs in last 3 years: Govt

06 Mar 2018

Over 27,000 personnel left CAPFs in last 3 years: Govt

The government at the Centre on Tuesday informed the Parliament that over 27,000 personnel of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) have either resigned or taken voluntary retirement in the last three years owing to various reasons.

Poster shows Rahul Gandhi as Krishna protecting 'Draupadi' Renuka Chowdhury

11 Feb 2018

Poster shows Rahul Gandhi as Krishna protecting 'Draupadi' Renuka Chowdhury

A Youth Congress leader in Allahabad has waded into the Congress-BJP war over PM Narendra Modi's comments on MP Renuka Chowdhury, but it's his poster that has drawn attention.

Modi's 'Ramayana' jibe triggers 'Maharabharat' between BJP-Congress

09 Feb 2018

Modi's 'Ramayana' jibe triggers 'Maharabharat' between BJP-Congress

PM Narendra Modi's 'Ramayana' jibe at Congress MP Renuka Chowdhury has triggered a 'Mahabharat' between the BJP and Congress.