Arjuna Award

  • Indian cueist Chitra Magimairaj nominated for Arjuna award May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Reigning World Women's Senior Snooker champion Chitra Magimairaj has been nominated for this year's Arjuna award along with contemporary Vidya Pillai and upcoming snooker star Brijesh Damani, the Billiards and Snooker Association of India (BSFI) confirmed on Wednesday. Bangalore-based Chitra, 41, has bagged three gold, three silver and three...
  • Hockey India recommends four players for Arjuna Award May 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Ace drag-flicker V R Raghunath, striker Dharamvir Singh, Tushar Khandekar and former skipper Bharat Chetri were on Thursday recommended by Hockey India for the prestigious Arjuna Award this year. HI on Thursday announced the names of players and coaches recommended for the National Sports Awards 2014 which includes the...
  • SC refuses to interfere with government's decision on Arjuna award May 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to interfere with the government's decision withdrawing Arjuna award from triple jump athlete Renjith Maheshwary, hours before the presentation ceremony last year. "This is not a subject matter of judicial review. You cannot bring such matter for judicial review. It is not justiciable,"...
  • Maheswary's name again nominated by AFI for Arjuna Awards May 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Triple jumper Renjith Maheswary, who has been stopped from receiving Arjuna Award under controversial circumstances on charges of dope violation last year, has again been recommended by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) for the coveted honour this year. A top AFI official said that Maheswary's name has again...
  • BCCI recommends Ashwin for Arjuna Award April 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who won the Cricket Board's Polly Umrigar Trophy best player award in 2012-13 season, has been recommended by the BCCI for the Government's prestigious Arjuna Award this year. "Yes, Ashwin has been recommended for the Arjuna Award before the April 30 deadline. No other cricketer has been...
  • Sports Ministry issues new guidelines for Arjuna Awards January 4, 2014

    New Delhi: To avoid any controversy on the criteria for giving away Arjuna Awards, the Sports Ministry on Friday decided to grant 90 per cent weightage to medal winners of various international championships and sports events of disciplines covered in Olympics (Summer, Winter and Paralympics), Asian Games and Commonwealth Games. The...
  • Shuttler PV Sindhu conferred Arjuna award September 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Rising shuttler PV Sindhu was conferred with the prestigious Arjuna Award by Sports Minister Jitendra Singh on Tuesday. Sindhu had missed the opportunity to receive the award from President Pranab Mukhejee at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on August 31 as she was busy playing in the final of the Indian...
  • Triple-jumper Renjith Maheswary may get reprieve September 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Going by circumstantial evidence, triple jumper Renjith Maheshwari, who reportedly failed a dope test in 2008, may get a reprieve paving the way for his getting the Arjuna Award. The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) in its report to the sports ministry Monday said they have no knowledge of...
  • Renjith Maheswary's Arjuna award put on hold; Sports Ministry orders inquiry September 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The Sports Minister Jitendra Singh on Saturday ordered an inquiry into triple jumper Renjith Maheswary's doping controversy, which resulted in his Arjuna award being put on hold. "I have ordered an inquiry. There is a due diligence process that has to be followed. But I am expecting a report...
  • Delighted to witness Virat Kohli receive Arjuna award: Rajiv Shukla August 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Senior BCCI official and union minister Rajiv Shukla on Saturday expressed his happiness for talented Virat Kohli being conferred with the prestigious Arjuna award. "I was immensely delighted to witness Virat being conferred with the prestigious Arjuna Award today. The award serves as a true testament to the exhilarating...
  • It's offical now: No Khel Ratna for Krishna Poonia August 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Putting an end to all speculations, the Sports Ministry on Thursday confirmed that it will stick to the original list of winners for the Khel Ratna and Arjuna awards thereby dashing discus thrower Krishna Poonia's hopes of getting country's highest sporting honour. The Ministry also confirmed that in a...
  • Kohli elated at being nominated for Arjuna Award August 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Elated at being recommended for the Arjuna award, star cricketer Virat Kohli said it counts among the most happy moments of his life. The 24-year-old, who led India to a 5-0 clean-sweep against Zimbabwe recently, was the only cricketer in the list of 15 picked by the awards selection...
  • Kohli, Sindhu recommended for Arjuna award; Sodhi gets Khel Ratna August 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Virat Kohli, vice-captain of the Indian cricket team, and rising badminton star PV Sindhu have been recommended for the Arjuna award, India's highest civilian honour for sportsmen. It was also announced on Tuesday that double trap shooter Ronjan Sodhi was chosen for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award,...
  • No name from BCCI for Khel Ratna award June 27, 2013

    New Delhi: The BCCI this year hasn't forwarded any name for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, the highest honour for active sportspersons in the country, since the cricket board didn't find any fitting cricketer for the award. The BCCI has recommended dashing batsman Virat Kohli's name for the Arjuna...
  • BCCI recommends Kohli, Gavaskar for Arjuna and Dhyanchand awards April 30, 2013

    Mumbai: The Cricket Board (BCCI) has recommended the names of young batsman Virat Kohli for the prestigious Arjuna award and former captain Sunil Gavaskar for the Dhyanchand lifetime achievement honour to the sports ministry. Confirming this, BCCI sources said that Tuesday was the last date for recommending the awards to the...
  • Undeserving sportspersons getting Arjuna Awards: Milkha Singh April 28, 2013

    Kolkata: Flying Sikh Milkha Singh on Saturday lashed out against the authorities for giving Arjuna Awards to undeserving sportspersons and rapped athetes for taking banned drugs to enhance their performance. The 77-year-old Milkha, who gave the country four gold medals from the Asiad and one from the Commonwealth Games, said...
  • Khel Ratna for Vijay Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt August 30, 2012

    Vijay Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt were awarded Khel Ratna on Wednesday while 25 others were awarded Arjuna Award. ...
  • India's Olympic stars receive awards August 29, 2012

    London Olympics heroes receive awards from the Indian government on the National Sports Day. ...
  • Khel Ratna award for Vijay, Yogeshwar August 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Olympic medallists Vijay Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt were on Wednesday jointly conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, country's highest sporting honour, while an unprecedented 25 sportspersons were honoured with the Arjuna awards in a glittering ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. A loud applause greeted the two Olympic heroes...
  • Dravid nominated for Khel Ratna, Yuvi for Arjuna July 7, 2012

    Mumbai: The BCCI has decided to recommend recently retired batsman Rahul Dravid for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award and Yuvraj Singh for the Arjuna Award. "We will be forwarding the names of Rahul Dravid for Khel Ratna Award and Yuvraj Singh for the Arjuna Award next week [to...
  • Yuvraj Singh nominated for Arjuna Award July 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Yuvraj Singh, who has recovered from a rare germ cell cancer, feels "honoured" that the BCCI has again sent his nomination for the prestigious Arjuna award and is hoping that he will be more lucky this time. "It's an honour that BCCI has nominated my name for the Arjuna...
  • Arjuna nomination date for BCCI extended July 5, 2012

    New Delhi: In a reconciliatory gesture, the sports ministry on Thursday made an exception for BCCI by extending the last date for filing nominations for Arjuna awards to July 20. The sports ministry's extension of the deadline will thus allow the BCCI to nominate its cricketers for the prestigious government award. "The...
  • 'Award circular sent to BCCI' - Sports Ministry June 8, 2012

    New Delhi: After making it amply clear that BCCI was left out when various awards nominations were sought from sports bodies, the Sports Ministry has now claimed that it indeed sent a letter to the Indian cricket board. Rahul Bhatnagar, joint secretary of Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, in a...
  • No Arjuna Award for Ind cricketers this year June 6, 2012

    New Delhi: None of India's top international cricketers will get nomination for the prestigious Arjuna Award for their performance during the last season, apparently due to a major communication gap between the sports ministry and the BCCI. As the deadline for the respective sports associations to send the names of the...
  • No Arjuna Award for cue sports again July 29, 2011

    India's best snooker and billiards players were ignored yet again in the list of Arjuna Awardees. ...
  • Govt. approves Saina's name for Khel Ratna August 5, 2010

    New Delhi: Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal's name for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the country's highest sports honour, was approved by the government, which on Thursday announced the list of all the Arjuna and other award winners for the year 2010. Apart from a medal and citation, Saina will receive a cash...
  • Disabled Olympian aims high, becomes champion shooter December 3, 2009

    New Delhi: Naresh Sharma defeated his handicap to become an international shooting champion. Sharma has been a national and international shooting champion for 15 years. He was afflicted by polio 36 years back due to a gross medical error. "I got polio due to wrong vaccination. It happened at Safdurjung Hospital," says...
  • Khel Ratna, Arjuna Awards given to sportstars August 30, 2009

    New Delhi: President Pratibha Patil gave away the national sports awards to top sportspersons in a glittering ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Saturday. India's most successful women boxer Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom along with Olympic medallists Sushil Kumar and Vijender Singh were awarded the country's highest sports...
  • Mary Kom, Vijender and Sushil get Khel Ratna July 29, 2009

    New Delhi: The prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna will be conferred on three sportspersons - boxers MC Mary Kom and Vijender Singh and wrestler Sushil Kumar - this year after the government on Wednesday departed from tradition to honour the country's Olympic heroes. The country's highest sporting honour, often mired in...
  • Coach Gopichand on Saina's Arjuna Awards nomination July 28, 2009

    Coming before the world championship is a huge honour for her, which pushes and encourages you to do more. ...