Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna

  • Sports Ministry issues new guidelines for Arjuna Awards 04-01-2014 10:25 AM

    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....
  • Ronjan Sodhi conferred Khel Ratna; Arjuna awards for 14 others 31-08-2013 07:00 PM

    New Delhi: Robbed of some sheen due to selection controversies this year, the National Sports Awards were presented Saturday to the country's top athletes and coaches with shooter Ronjan Sodhi getting the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna -- the country's highest sporting honour -- while cricketer Virat Kohli was among the...
  • Has the Khel Ratna row tarnished the image of Indian sports? 22-08-2013 11:35 PM

    The Sports Ministry has officially confirmed double trap shooter Ronjan Sodhi as the recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, putting an end to the row over country's highest sporting award. ...
  • Sports Ministry remains firm, no Khel Ratna for Poonia 22-08-2013 02:19 PM

    New Delhi: Union Sports Minister Jitendra Singh found time from his multifarious responsibilities to clear the national sports awards file on Thursday morning and an official announcement in this regard was expected later in the day. Importantly, and contrary to speculation, there are no changes in the list finalised by...
  • Krishna Poonia called me for recommending her name for Khel Ratna: Anjali Bhagwat 21-08-2013 04:34 PM

    Anjali Bhagwat, one of the members of the Khel Ratna selection committee, has said that discus thrower Krishna Poonia called her up a day before the selection meeting for recommending her name. ...
  • Political interference, lobbying delays Khel Ratna Award 21-08-2013 10:43 AM

    A panel headed by Michael Ferreira had chosen shooter Ronjan Sodhi for the award but discus-thrower Krishan Poonia has revolted against it. ...
  • Sports Ministry likely to stick to original Khel Ratna list 20-08-2013 09:34 PM

    New Delhi: Suspense remained over discus thrower Krishna Poonia's plea for considering her name for the prestigious Khel Ratna award even as the Sports Ministry on Tuesday indicated that there may not be any change in the original list of awardees. After the chorus for considering Poonia's name for the...
  • I have never lobbied for the Khel Ratna Award: Ronjan Sodhi 20-08-2013 07:44 PM

    New Delhi: Hitting out after the controversy that engulfed his nomination for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, shooter Ronjan Sodhi on Tuesday said he was anguished by the intense lobbying that had gone on for the award after his name was nominated. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Sodhi...
  • Olympians and Arjuna awardees support Poonia for Khel Ratna 18-08-2013 07:00 PM

    New Delhi: Ace discus thrower Krishna Poonia on Sunday got ore support for her recommendation for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award with Olympians, including London Games bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt, throwing their weight behind her. Prominent Olympians and Arjun awardees were of the view that Poonia should also...
  • Sehwag backs Poonia over Khel Ratna controversy 15-08-2013 05:33 PM

    Former Indian cricket vice-captain Virender Sehwag has come out in support of discus-thrower Krishna Poonia in the controversy over the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awards, asking the government to take note of her achievements. "Poonia has big achievements like CWG Gold medal and sixth place finish at the Olympics and...
  • Wrestler Sushil throws his weight behind Poonia 14-08-2013 08:25 PM

    New Delhi: Two-time Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar on Wednesday threw his weight behind ace woman discus thrower Krishna Poonia, who cried foul after double trap shooter Ronjan Sodhi was chosen for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. Sushil came up with the suggestion that Poonia and Sodhi be jointly...
  • Sodhi gets Khel Ratna; Kohli, Sindhu recommended for Arjuna award 13-08-2013 08:43 PM

    Shooter Ronjan Sodhi was chosen for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, the country's highest honour for a sportsperson. ...
  • Khel Ratna will motivate me to do better: Ronjon Sodhi 13-08-2013 04:48 PM

    New Delhi: It was a case of third time lucky for ace trap shooter Ronjon Sodhi, who said the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, the country's highest honour for a sportsperson, will only motivate him to achieve greater laurels for the country in future competitions. Sodhi, the first Indian to...
  • No name from BCCI for Khel Ratna award 27-06-2013 06:02 PM

    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...
  • Sardar Singh recommended for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 04-05-2013 03:41 PM

    New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) on Saturday recommended Sardar Singh for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna. Sardar has been the captain of the men's team since Nov 2012 and under him, India reached the semifinals of Champions Trophy at Melbourne last year after 30 years. India also won the silver...
  • Mary Kom nominated for Khel Ratna 31-05-2007 11:56 PM

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