Arjuna Award

  • Arjuna award means lot to me, says boxer Jai Bhagwan 3 days ago

    However, Jai Bhagwan was miffed when another fellow boxer Manoj Kumar was ignored for the same honour. ...
  • President bestows controversy-marred Arjuna Awards 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Mired in selection controversies and devoid of a Khel Ratna for the first time in 20 years, the National Sports Awards were on Friday presented by President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in a ceremony which was severely short on star power. Like the past editions, selection controversies...
  • Boxer Manoj Kumar to be considered again for Arjuna Award 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Centre on Thursday said the case of boxer Manoj Kumar, who challenged the Arjuna Award committee's decision to not consider him for the honour, will be placed before the panel again and irrespective of its decision, the Sports Ministry will consider his eligibility for the award. The ministry,...
  • Boxer Manoj Kumar gets another shot at Arjuna Award 5 days ago

    The Delhi High Court has asked the Sports Ministry to reconsider the name of 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist Manoj Mumar for this year's Arjuna Award if he is deserving. ...
  • Boxer Paramjeet Samota protests after being ignored for Arjuna Award August 20, 2014

    The CWG 2010 gold medallist approached the Prime Minister's Office to return his medal in protest. ...
  • 'Shame on you Kapil Dev,' an irate Hockey India lays into the legend August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Disgruntled Hockey India (HI) secretary general, Narinder Batra, on Wednesday launched a tirade against cricket legend and head of the Arjuna Awards selection committee Kapil Dev, calling him an opportunist. Batra said the World Cup-winning captain settled an old score with him by ignoring seven hockey players for...
  • Hockey India feels cheated by Arjuna Awards selection committee August 14, 2014

    Hockey India (HI) on Wednesday blasted the Kapil Dev-led Arjuna Awards selection committee after none of the seven players it had recommended were chosen for the prestigious award. The seven players were Joydeep Kaur and Ritu Rani from the women's team; Dharamvir Singh, V.R. Raghunath, Tushar Khandker, Bharat Chetri and Shivendra...
  • Wrestler Amit Kumar upset over Arjuna Award snub August 13, 2014

    Amit Kumar, who won gold at the 2014 CWG in Glasgow and also has a silver won at the 2013 World Championships, said such decisions are bad for morale. ...
  • Ravichandran Ashwin nominated for 2014 Arjuna Award August 13, 2014

    Offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin has been nominated for the 2014 Arjuna Award for his performances as India's leading spinner. The Tamil Nadu player, who made his Test debut in 2011, was part of India's World Cup victory that year and recently became the number one allrounder in the ICC rankings. In the...
  • No athlete for Khel Ratna in 2014, 15 recommended for Arjuna Award August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The coveted Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna is unlikely to be bestowed upon any sportsperson this year as the Selection Committee has decided not to recommend any names for the award. Athletes Vikas Gowda, Krishna Poonia, Somdev Devvarman, Jeev Milkha Singh, PV Sindhu and Devendra Jhajariya were shortlisted for the...
  • 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...