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  • Hockey India Secretary General hits back at SAI Director General 8 hours 16 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Hockey India Secretary General Narinder Batra hit back at Sports Authority of India's Director General Jiji Thomson, accusing the top SAI official of "telling lies" and misguiding the media as far as conducting camps were concerned. HI High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans had recently written a letter to Sports...
  • Sports Minister to decide on Asian Games participation in five disciplines 7 hours 30 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Finally it will be left to Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to decide if India will field teams in football, basketball, handball, table tennis and sepak takraw in the 2014 Asian Games slated for Sep 19-Oct 4 in the South Korean city of Incheon. The Sports Authority of India (SAI)...
  • Indian boxers may not compete under national flag in Asian Games Yesterday

    New Delhi: With the mess in country's boxing administration lingering on, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) said that the top pugilists may not be able to compete in the upcoming Asian Games under the national flag if the elections are not held as per schedule next month. SAI Director General...
  • No plans to drop football team for Asian Games, says SAI Director General 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Sports Authority of India on Tuesday denied any plans not to clear the national football team at government cost for the Asian Games. Reports claimed that the government was having second thoughts on sending the football team at government cost as India don't have much of a chance to...
  • Sai Baba should not be worshipped as deity, says Dharma Sansad 2 days ago

    Raipur: A two-day-long 'Dharma Sansad' convened by the Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati of Dwarka Peeth on Tuesday passed a resolution that Sai Baba, the 19th century saint from Shirdi, should not be worshipped as a deity by the followers of 'Sanatan Dharma'. 'Kashi Vidvat Parishad' has taken a decision that Sai...
  • Devotees of Shirdi Sai Baba and Swaroopananda clash in Chhattisgarh 2 days ago

    Raipur: The dispute between followers of Shankaracharya Swaroopananda Saraswati and the Shirdi Sai Baba turned into an open scuffle during a religious meet in Chhattisgarh on Monday. This happened during a Dharma Sansad in Kawardha. The Swaroopanand Saraswati had earlier sparked off a controversy by rejecting Sai Baba and criticising...
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  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 2 days ago

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  • Chhattisgarh: Scuffle breaks out between devotees of Shirdi Sai Baba, Shankaracharya Swaroopananda 2 days ago

    Raipur: A scuffle broke out between devotees of Shirdi Sai Baba and followers of Shankaracharya Swaroopananda Saraswati in Kawardha in Chhattisgarh on Tuesday. The incident happened in Kawardha while a religious meet was on. The Shankaracharya had earlier sparked controversy by criticising the worship of Sai Baba. The Shankaracharya had said that...
  • Narinder Batra files RTI against top officials of SAI, Sports Ministry August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: After a national hockey camp was not cleared by the government, Hockey India's secretary general Narinder Batra on Tuesday filed an RTI against Ajit Sharan, secretary, ministry of sports, and SAI director general Jiji Thomson. The national junior women's hockey camp that was slated to start in Bhopal today...
  • Asaram's son Narayan Sai moves Gujarat HC for bail in bribery case August 9, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The jailed son of self-styled godman Asaram has moved the Gujarat High Court for bail in a case in which he is accused of hatching a conspiracy to bribe police and judicial officials to weaken a rape complaint lodged against him. Narayan Sai, in his application before the HC, has...
  • Petition against Narayan Sai disguising as a Sikh dismissed July 23, 2014

    A local court has dismissed a revision petition against Narayan Sai, the son of disgraced spiritual guru Asaram Bapu, seeking action for masquerading as a Sikh when he was arrested last year, and thereby "hurting the religious sentiments". The petition, filed by Yuva Sikh Morcha's Gandeep Singh Bhatia here, was dismissed...
  • Judgement reserved in case related to hurting Sikh sentiments July 18, 2014

    A local court reserved its judgement on Friday on a revision petition filed on the issue of Narayan Sai allegedly hurting Sikh religious sentiments by sporting a Sikh style turban and beard, when he was nabbed by the police. The decision was reserved by the Additional Session Judge AK Paliwal until...
  • Proposal for Rs 1,000 minimum monthly pension approved: Government July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Government has approved minimum monthly pension of Rs 1,000 under Employees Pension Scheme 1995 (EPS-95) run by the retirement body Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), Parliament was informed on Monday. The decision of the government would immediately benefit 28 lakh pensioners including 5 lakh widows getting less than Rs...
  • Shankaracharya Swaroopanand takes on Sai Baba: Is it a battle for religious supremacy? July 4, 2014

    Questioning Shirdi Sai baba for being worshiped as a Hindu god, Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati has said that Sai baba was someone "who used to eat meat and worship Allah, a man like that can never be a Hindu god." ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 3, 2014

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  • Sai baba used to eat meat, how can he be called a Hindu god: Shankaracharya July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Questioning Shirdi Sai Baba's status as a Hindu god, Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati said that Sai Baba was someone "who used to eat meat and worshipped Allah, (and) a man like that can never be a Hindu god." He also claimed that the devotees of Sai Baba use pictures of...
  • Spat between Shankaracharya, Sai devotees gets ugly, reaches court July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The spat between Shirdi Sai devotees and Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati has turned uglier and reached the court. The Naga seers have now sided with Shankaracharya. The Nagas have said that if Shankaracharya is insulted, they will take to the streets in protest. The Naga sadhus have called this...
  • Shankaracharya's comment on Sai Baba is his personal view: BJP June 30, 2014

    BJP on Sunday refused to be dragged into the reported exchange of words between Dwarkapeeth Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati and Union Minister Uma Bharti over the alleged comments made by the seer on the Sai Baba of Shirdi. "This is the matter among the seers, and BJP is a political party. Whatever...
  • Sai Baba was a Muslim, should not be worshipped like a Hindu deity: Shankaracharya June 30, 2014

    Refusing to budge from his stand on Shirdi Sai Baba, Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand on Sunday described him as a Muslim ascetic who could not be worshipped like a Hindu deity and said his campaign to protect the Hindu religion will continue even if he is sent to jail. "They may burn...
  • Case filed against Dwaraka Peeth Shankaracharya for remarks against Sai baba June 28, 2014

    A case was filed in a local court on Saturday against the Shankaracharya of Dwarka Peeth, Swaroopananda Saraswati, for his alleged remarks against Sai baba of Shirdi. The first hearing of the case, filed by local lawyer Sudhir Kumar Ojha, would be held in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate S...
  • Dwaraka Peeth seer supports Shankaracharya's Sai Baba remarks June 28, 2014

    The controversy surrounding Swami Swaroopanand's remarks against Sai Baba refused to die down on Saturday with a potential successor to the Shankaracharya of Dwaraka Peeth supporting his guru's view by saying that the ability to perform miracles can't be mistaken for religion. "When the Shankaracharya began purifying the society, there were...
  • Saina, Sindhu in quarters of Australian Super Series June 26, 2014

    Sydney: Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu entered the quarterfinals of the Australian Super Series on Thursday after posting comfortable victories in their respective women's singles second round matches here. However, India's campaign was over in both the men's singles and men's doubles events. As expected, world No. 8 Saina had...
  • Badminton: Praneeth, Thulasi reach second round of Australia Open June 25, 2014

    Sydney: Young shuttlers B Sai Praneeth and P C Thulasi crossed the opening hurdle without breaking any sweat but it was curtains for five Indian doubles pairs in the USD 750,000 Star Australian Super Series on Wednesday. World no. 77 Praneeth brushed aside local shuttler Hoe Keat Oon 21-7, 21-11 in...
  • Vishnu Deo Sai, face of Scheduled Tribes in Chhattisgarh May 26, 2014

    Vishnu Deo Sai, face of Scheduled Tribes in Chhattisgarh, is the lone representative from the state to be sworn in as Minister of State in the Narendra Modi government. 50-year-old Sai, a fourth time MP, represents Raigarh constituency. Sai, a tribal leader, was crucial in ensuring BJP's victory in Chhattisgarh Assembly and...
  • SAI backs IOA on plan to bid for 2019 Asian Games May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Sports Authority of India on Wednesday backed the IOA on its plan to bid for the 2019 Asian Games, saying that the country has the infrastructure to stage the multi-sporting event which is now without a host venue after Vietnam capital Hanoi's withdrawal. SAI Director General Jiji Thomson told...
  • SAI hits back at India hockey coach Terry Walsh May 3, 2014

    Sports Authority of India on Friday hit back at hockey chief coach Terry Walsh's outburst against holding the camp for World Cup-bound side in sweltering heat, saying that it was the national federation and team management which had decided it. SAI Director General Jiji Thomson said it was not possible to...
  • Former Congress leader vs sitting Congress MP in the Rajampet battle May 2, 2014

    It's the battle of the turncoat candidates who have defected from the Congress including former union minister Purandeshwari. CNN-IBN's Preeti Singh caught up with the two candidates battling out in the Rajampet Constituency of Seemandhra - D Purandeshwari and Congress's incumbent Sai Prathap. ...
  • India win seven medals in international gymnastics event in Perth April 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian gymnasts returned with a rich haul of seven medals, including three golds, from the International Commonwealth Championships held at Perth, Australia from April 26 to 27. According to a Sports Authority of India (SAI) statement, apart from three gold medals Indian gymnasts also bagged three silver and one...
  • Divine Lovers: Sai Kabir announces next project starring Kangana Ranaut, Irrfan Khan April 29, 2014

    Mumbai: After playing the startling female lead of 'Revolver Rani', Kangana Ranaut is all set to do another film with the movie's director Sai Kabir. The new project, titled 'Divine Lovers', will also feature Irrfan Khan. "I'm doing a film called 'Divine Lovers' with Kangana and Irrfan in the lead. It...