Ministry Of Sports

  • Which sport got richer by how much in Budget 2013-14 March 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The increase of Rs 214 cr in the 2013-14 budget allocated to the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has been welcomed with open arms by sportspersons and sports lovers alike. On that note, it's interesting to throw light on which sport has been allotted more to spend...
  • Budget: Sports Ministry gets a boost of Rs 214 crore February 28, 2013

    New Delhi: A hike of Rs 214 crore was allocated to the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports with Finance Minister P Chidambaram earmarking Rs 1219 crore for it in the 2013-14 budget presented in Parliament on Thursday. In his Budget presented in the Lok Sabha, Chidambaram allocated Rs 1093...
  • Kalmadi hits out, says OC being singled out February 24, 2011

    Ranchi: Beleaguered former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (OC) chief Suresh Kalmadi hit out at the authorities and said that the OC cannot be singled out and blamed in the CWG scam. His aggression came a day after his closest aide Lalit Bhanot was arrested by the CBI alongwith VK Verma...
  • Govt to rethink Indians alone in sports policy December 26, 2008

    New Delhi: It took some persuasion from the All India Tennis Association (AITA) to force the Sports Ministry to re-think on its policy of allowing only Indian citizens to represent the country in sporting events. The Sports Ministry said on Friday that only Indian citizens can represent the country in sporting...
  • Govt wants to reserve sports for Indian citizens December 26, 2008

    New Delhi: The burning issue of the day for an Indian sportsperson is what passport does he or she possess. The Government has decided that only players holding Indian passports can represent the country at sporting events. The move could end the ambitions of tennis players such as Prakash Amritraj...