Jitendra Singh

  • Congress Minister Jitendra Singh files nomination from Alwar seat 02-04-2014 11:05 PM

    Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Jitendra Singh and the Congress' candidate from the Alwar Lok Sabha seat on Wednesday filed his nomination papers. Singh filed four sets of his papers before the DEO in collectorate, the District Collector Mahaveer P Swami said. Singh will be contesting...
  • Two Union ministers among 18 candidates to file papers in Rajasthan 02-04-2014 09:04 PM

    Union ministers Namo Narain Meena and Jitendra Singh were among 18 candidates who filed their nomination papers on Wednesday for Rajasthan's five Lok Sabha seats where polling will be held on April 24. Union Minister of State for Finance Namo Narain Meena (Congress), his younger brother and former DGP H...
  • Candidates from royal families enter Lok Sabha battle 02-04-2014 12:35 PM

    Like previous years, Rajasthan will see scions of former princely families in the Lok Sabha battlefield with all four in the fray this time being sitting MPs. Congress has fielded three royal scions while BJP one. In Jodhpur, Congress candidate and Union minister Chandresh Kumari Katoch, daughter of former Maharaja...
  • Nomination for 20 LS seats in Rajasthan to begin from tomorrow 18-03-2014 02:23 PM

    Filing of nomination papers for 20 parliamentary constituencies of Rajasthan which go to poll on April 17 will begin from Wednesday. The process of filing nomination papers for the first phase of elections will start tomorrow in 20 Lok Sabha seats: Ganganagar, Bikaner, Churu, Jhunjhunu, Sikar, Jaipur-rural, Jaipur, Ajmer, Nagaur,...
  • Congress unnerved by BJP campaign in Udhampur: Jitendra Singh 12-03-2014 05:45 PM

    Describing the delay in announcing the Congress' candidate for the Kathua-Udhampur Lok Sabha seat as "manifestation of its leadership's confusion and nervousness", BJP on Wednesday said the people have sent out loud and clear signals of their support for Narendra Modi. "It is a compliment for the people of the...
  • Boxers will not suffer due to IBF termination, says sports minister 05-03-2014 07:44 PM

    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...
  • UP government says will look into Rita Bahuguna's house arson case 25-02-2014 11:55 PM

    Congress leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Tuesday alleged that a charge sheet was "deliberately" not being filed in her house arson case involving some BSP leaders, prompting the Uttar Pradesh government to assure her that they will look into the matter. "We will look into the matter and will go...
  • India seek IOC help for drafting anti-fixing law 23-02-2014 04:02 PM

    New Delhi: India have sought inputs from International Olympic Committee (IOC) to fine tune its proposed comprehensive legislation on prevention of "match and spot fixing" in the backdrop of such allegations in cricket. In a letter to IOC Director General Christophe De Kepper, Minister of State for Youth Affairs and...
  • IOA should learn a lesson from suspension: Olympians 11-02-2014 06:46 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian sports fraternity on Tuesday heaved a sigh of relief on the country's return to the Olympic fold but said the IOA should learn a lesson from the 14 months of suspension so that the embarrassing episode is never repeated. The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday lifted...
  • Returning to Olympic fold is a great moment for the country: Sports minister 11-02-2014 04:23 PM

    New Delhi: Sports minister Jitendra Singh Tuesday congratulated both the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for bringing India back into the Olympic fold. The IOC executive board during its ad-hoc meeting in Sochi Tuesday decided to lift the 14-month-old ban on India in the wake...
  • Congress works more than the Opposition, but fails in marketing: Rahul 12-01-2014 07:46 AM

    Bangalore: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi in a veiled attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said that the Congress works more than the Opposition but is not as good when it comes to marketing. "Our opposition markets better, works less. We work more but aren't good at marketing," he...
  • BJP only viable democratic option in J&K, claims Jitendra Singh 25-12-2013 08:31 PM

    BJP National Executive member Jitendra Singh on Wednesday said his party was the only viable democratic option available to "self-respecting patriotic people", particularly in a state like Jammu and Kashmir. "BJP is the only viable democratic option in Jammu and Kashmir... because Congress, the other major national party, has in...
  • India rolls out its first indigenous Light Combat Aircraft Tejas 20-12-2013 10:03 AM

    Bangalore: India has rolled out its first indigenous Light Combat Aircraft Tejas in Bangalore on Friday. Defence Minister AK Antony, MoS Defence Jitendra Singh and Air Force chief NAK Browne attended the event. The launch comes after the ambitious project started nearly 20 years ago. The first batch of the...
  • Will try to ensure IOA polls before Winter Olympics: Jitendra Singh 13-12-2013 08:03 PM

    New Delhi: Sports Minister Jitendra Singh Friday said he would try to convince the IOA to hold its much-awaited elections before the scheduled date of February 9 to ensure that the Indian athletes are able to compete under the national flag during the Sochi Winter Olympics, starting February 7. India's...
  • Sports Ministry extending all assistance to Jwala: Jitendra Singh 31-10-2013 05:40 PM

    New Delhi: Sports Minister Jitendra Singh has responded to his senior colleague in the government, Veerappa Moily's letter to him in connection with Jwala Gutta's ongoing impasse with the BAI, saying that he will examine her case and see how he can extend support to her. In response to Petroleum...
  • IOA's reluctance to amend constitution upsets Sports Ministry 28-10-2013 08:54 PM

    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...
  • Hockey India felicitates junior men's team 17-10-2013 11:29 PM

    New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) on Thursday felicitated the junior men's hockey team for winning the gold medal at the third Sultan of Johor Cup in Johor Bahru, Malaysia last month. In the felicitation ceremony, Sports Minister Jitendra Singh awarded cheques of Rs 1 lakh to each player and the...
  • Sports Ministry doubles allocation of funds for hockey 17-10-2013 08:19 PM

    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...
  • Looking forward to Sachin working with Sports Ministry: Jitendra Singh 17-10-2013 07:32 PM

    New Delhi: Sports Minister Jitendra Singh on Thursday expressed his desire to organise a felicitation function in honour of Sachin Tendulkar and hoped that the legendary batsman will work with the Ministry in future to promote sports in the country. "I look forward to Sachin Tendulkar working with the Ministry...
  • Identification of talent is weak area in India: Jitendra Singh 01-10-2013 08:44 PM

    New Delhi: Even as Sachin Tendulkar's visionary document to integrate sports into the education system has hit a roadblock, Sports Minister Jitendra Singh Tuesday said the "weak area towards sports development in the country is identification of talent". "The weak area towards sports development in the country is identification of...
  • Sports Minister backs IOC diktat; asks IOA to amend constitution 05-09-2013 05:08 PM

    New Delhi: The Sports Minister Jitendra Singh on Thursday backed International Olympic Committee's decision to stick to its stand on the chargesheet clause and urged the IOA to incorporate the required amendments in its constitution so that the interest of country's sportspersons do not suffer. The IOC on Thursday clearly...
  • Renjith Maheswary's Arjuna award put on hold; Sports Ministry orders inquiry 31-08-2013 09:53 PM

    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...
  • Sports Minister writes to IOC to stick to chargesheet clause 28-08-2013 08:49 PM

    New Delhi: Miffed at the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) decision to dilute the contentious chargesheet clause, Sports Minister Jitendra Singh has shot off a letter to International Olympic Committee (IOC) President asking the world body to stick to its earlier stand of barring corruption-tainted persons from contesting elections. On Sunday,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Manmohan Singh addresses nation on 67th Independence Day from Red Fort 15-08-2013 07:35 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday addressed the nation on the 67th Independence Day of India. This is Singh's last address to nation on the Independence Day as the PM of UPA-2. Singh addressed the nation from Red Fort. Singh was received by Defence Minster AK Antony, Minister...
  • 279 sportspersons have flunked dope tests in last 2 years 12-08-2013 04:29 PM

    New Delhi: More than 250 sportspersons have flunked dope tests conducted by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) in the last two years with powerlifters and weightlifters topping the drug offenders' list. Relying to a question in the Lok Sabha, Sports Minister Jitendra Singh stated that 279 sportspersons have returned positive...
  • Sports Ministry announces cash award for junior women hockey team 07-08-2013 06:53 PM

    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...
  • Sports minister unhappy with preparations for CWG, Asian Games 06-08-2013 05:44 PM

    New Delhi: India's preparations for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, have left Sports Minister Jitendra Singh less than impressed. Singh was upset that only a handful of National Sports Federations (NSFs) had given a detailed training programme for the probable medal...
  • BCCI should restore public trust: Sports Minister 02-08-2013 06:15 PM

    New Delhi: With the Cricket Board's image taking a beating in the wake of Bombay High Court declaring its IPL spot-fixing probe "illegal and unconstitutional", Sports Minister Jitendra Singh on Friday advised the BCCI to work towards "restoring the trust" of the fans. "I want to say that BCCI must...