Sports Ministry

  • Boxer Manoj Kumar likely to get Arjuna Award: sources 3 days ago

    Boxer Manoj Kumar, who had approached the High Court after being overlooked for the Arjuna Award, is likely to get the sports honour - sources told CNN-IBN on Wednesday. According to the sources, Manoj's coach has received a call from the Sports Ministry about the development. After Manoj's plea, the HC...
  • Wait on Asian Games list continues, India misses crucial meeting September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The long wait for government clearance of the country's contingent at the upcoming Asian Games continued on Monday with the sports ministry yet to get directions from the Prime Minister's Office, leading to India missing out on the scheduled Delegates Registration Meeting in Incheon. Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal had...
  • Will discuss Indo-Pak cricket: Sports Minister Sarabananada Sonowal May 27, 2014

    Sarabananada Sonowal who was sworn in as a Minister of State with Independent Charge on Monday said that he was happy to take charge as the Sport Minister. In an interview to CNN-IBN Sonowal said, "We will discuss over cricket between India and Pakistan." ...
  • MHA gives nod to draft Prevention of Sporting Fraud Bill April 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry has given its nod to a draft bill that envisages to check spot-fixing and illegal betting in sporting events, and mulls a maximum of five years' imprisonment for such crimes. The draft Prevention of Sporting Fraud Bill, prepared by the Sports Ministry in consultation with the...
  • Sports Ministry asks BCCI to keep check on corruption in IPL April 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Sports Ministry on Friday asked the BCCI to furnish details on a number of issues, including mechanisms put in place by the Cricket Board, to ensure that unethical practices like betting and match-fixing do not take place during the upcoming IPL. While the Ministry has made it clear...
  • Sports Ministry clears foreign training stints of athletes March 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Top Indian track and field athletes, including medal prospects Vikas Gowda and Krishna Poonia, have been cleared by the Sports Ministry for foreign training stints as part of the preparation for the Commonwealth and Asian Games later this year. Poonia, along with his husband and coach Virender, has been...
  • Boxers will not suffer due to IBF termination, says sports minister March 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian Boxing Federation might be in trouble following its termination by the International Boxing Association (AIBA), but sports minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday assured the boxers that their training would not suffer and would be provided with all the required facilities. "All training facilities will be given to...
  • Sports Ministry sanctions grant for Winter Games participants January 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Sports Ministry has sanctioned a grant of Rs 10,52,000 for purchase of sports equipments and other essential items for the participants of Winter Olympics Games at Sochi, Russia. "The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports have sanctioned a grant of Rs 10,52,000.00 (Rupees Ten Lacs fifty two thousand...
  • Ministry issues Dec 31 deadline to NSFs to amend constitution November 28, 2013

    New Delhi: The sports ministry has issued a fresh deadline to eight National Sports Federations (NSFs), which have not yet amended their constitution in accordance with the sports code, asking them to submit the required documents by December 31, 2013, failing which their government recognition could be "impacted". The ministry, in...
  • IOA's reluctance to amend constitution upsets Sports Ministry October 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Reacting to IOA's reluctance to amend its constitution as per IOC's directive to bar charge-framed persons from contesting election, the sports ministry on Monday expressed concern over the ongoing impasse and reiterated that the deadlock must be resolved at the earliest. The IOA, in a special General Body Meeting...
  • Sports Ministry doubles allocation of funds for hockey October 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Elated with Junior men hockey team's performance at the recent Sultan Johar Cup, the Sports Minister Jitendra Singh Thursday announced the Government's decision to allocate double funds for training and setting up of new infrastructure for hockey in the country. "The government of India has doubled its allocation towards...
  • Sports Ministry confirms Ronjan Sodhi is 2013 Khel Ratna awardee August 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Rejecting discuss thrower Krishna Poonia claims for a joint award, the Indian Sports Ministry on Thursday confirmed shooter Ronjan Sodhi as the 2013 Khel Ratna awardee. The recommendation made by the selection panel headed by the former World billiards champion Michael Ferreira comprising eminent sportsperson. However,...
  • Sports Ministry remains firm, no Khel Ratna for Poonia August 22, 2013

    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 the...
  • Khel Ratna controversy: No breakthrough in Krishna Poonia issue August 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Her case may be getting weaker with each passing day but a consensus is still awaited on discus thrower Krishna Poonia's plea to be reconsidered for the country's highest sporting honour, the Khel Ratna award, as the file is still with sports minister Jitendra Singh. Though it is certain...
  • India backs IOC move to keep tainted officials out August 21, 2013

    Mumbai: The government on Wednesday backed the International Olympic Committee's efforts in barring tainted officials from contesting the national Olympic body's elections. The IOC banned the country in December after refusing to recognise the results of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) elections due to government interference, which led to a tainted official...
  • Sports Ministry announces cash award for junior women hockey team August 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The Sports Minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday announced a cash prize of Rs. 50,000 to each member of the junior women's hockey team, who recently created history by winning the country's first-ever bronze medal in the Junior Women Hockey World Cup in Monchengladbach, Germany. The Ministry also announced...
  • BCCI should wait for police probe to end: Sports Ministry July 29, 2013

    New Delhi: The BCCI probe panel might have given a clean chit to the co-owners of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals in the IPL spot-fixing scandal, but the Sports Ministry on Monday made it clear it does not give much importance to the verdict and would rather wait for...
  • Government acts tough with money-minded players July 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Taking a strong note of Indian tennis players rebelling, the sports ministry on Thursday asked the Sports Authority of India (SAI) and National Sports Federations (NSFs) to come down hard on players who prefer prize money tournaments over representing the country. Sports secretary Pradip Deb didn't specify if the...
  • Proposed anti-fixing bill does not include leagues like IPL: Sources May 30, 2013

    New Delhi: The proposed anti-fixing bill doesn't include leagues like the IPL, sources said on Thursday. The proposed bill incorporates only inter-state and international competitions like test matches. Meanwhile, the Sports Ministry has sought massive changes in the draft. The Sports Ministry has given its set of recommendations to the Law...
  • Sports Ministry seeks changes to draft anti-fixing bill May 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Hardly convinced with the first draft of the proposed anti-fixing law, the Sports Ministry on Wednesday demanded certain changes in the bill including a clearer definition of the term 'dishonesty' and plugging of loopholes which could encourage corrupt practices in events like IPL. "We have drafted our response (to...
  • Full text: Sports Ministry's statement on IPL spot-fixing May 29, 2013

    The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has observed with considerable disquiet, the reports about match & spot fixing in cricket. BCCI is inquiring into allegations of match and spot fixing. As there is a conflict of interest in this inquiry, therefore BCCI President should tender his resignation on moral...
  • Law Ministry for 3-7 years jail for spot, match fixing May 28, 2013

    New Delhi: The Law Ministry has proposed punishment ranging from three to seven years' jail for various "dishonest" practices in a sporting event, including spot-fixing and match-fixing. The draft 'Dishonest Practice in Sporting Event (Prevention) Bill', submitted to the Sports Ministry, provides for punishment of up to three years in jail...
  • Sports Ministry seeks extensive modification in draft law May 28, 2013

    New Delhi: The Sports Ministry is not satisfied with the first draft of the proposed law to curb sport-fixing and other corrupt practices in sports and intends to carry out "extensive modification" to the contents of the draft. "We have received the draft today (Tuesday). But...
  • Thinking of ways to bring transparency in sports: Jitendra Singh May 24, 2013

    Even as Sports Minister Jitendra Singh said the the functioning of the IPL and the BCCI do not come under the Sports Ministry, he added that the government is thinking of ways to bring more transparency in Indian sports. ...
  • India's joint meeting with IOC postponed to May 15 April 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The much-anticipated joint meeting between representatives of the suspended IOA, the Sports Ministry and the International Olympic Committee, to find a way in resolving the issues that led to India's ban from the Olympics, has been postponed from May 7 to May 15. Sports Secretary PK Deb informed that...
  • Vijender's samples test negative for drugs April 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The Sports Ministry announced on Tuesday that Olympic medallist Vijender Singh's samples tested negative for drugs. The boxer was alleged to have consumed recreational drugs with sparring partner Ram Singh. The Beijing Olympics bronze medalist had submitted his blood and urine samples to the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) after...
  • Vijender Singh's dope test returns negative: Sports ministry April 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Olympic medallist Vijender Singh can heave a sigh of relief after the sports ministry announced on Tuesday that the boxer's samples tested negative for drugs. The boxer was alleged to have consumed recreational drugs with sparring partner Ram Singh. The Beijing Olympics bronze medallist had submitted his blood and...
  • Drug haul: Sports Ministry intervenes, asks NADA to test Vijender April 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The Sports Ministry swung into action on Monday and asked the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) to carry out tests on boxer Vijender Singh for alleged drug use. The Ministry's strong statement came hours after the Punjab Police was "advised" by the District Attorney of Fatehgarh Saheb against collecting...
  • NADA to carry out dope test on Vijender Singh April 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports Monday asked the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) to carry out a test on Beijing Olympics bronze medallist boxer Vijender Singh for the reported use of the recreational drug heroin. In a communication sent to the director general of NADA, the ministry said...
  • Sports Ministry to take action if Vijender found guilty March 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Union Sports Minister Jitendra Singh on Monday said that appropriate action will be taken against Olympic bronze-medallist Vijender Singh, only if the boxer is found guilty in the drug scandal that has rocked Indian boxing. "At this point of time, the investigation is going on by the Punjab Police....