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  • 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...
  • Status quo for IOA, until free and fair elections are held May 16, 2013

    Lausanne: It's status quo for the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday refused to lift its suspension until free and fair elections are held. The IOC Wednesday held a meeting with the Indian delegation headed by the Minister of State for Sports Jitendra Singh...
  • BAI fixes age and tenure for its office bearers April 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Falling in line with the government's Sports Code, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) has amended its constitution by fixing the term and the age limit of its office bearers. The sports ministry has asked the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and the National Sports Federations (NSFs) to be on...
  • NADA doping list shows athletes not penalised November 18, 2011

    New Delhi: In a shocking revelation, several dope-flunked athletes were not penalised for their offences from 2001 to 2008 by their National Sports Federations (NSFs), and this came to light after the NADA anti-doping panel released a list on the orders of the Delhi High Court. Around 120 athletes out of...
  • Indian-American is America's top science official October 19, 2010

    Washington: IIT Madras alumnus, Subra Suresh, has been sworn in as the director of America's National Science Foundation (NSF), the top US science body with a $7.4 billion budget to support scientific institutions. "We are very grateful to have Subra taking this new task," said President Barack Obama at the White...
  • Indian-American new director of US science body October 2, 2010

    Boston: Indian-American academician Subra Suresh has been confirmed unanimously by the US Senate to be the next director of the $7.4 billion National Science Foundation (NSF) for a six-year term. Suresh, dean of the School of Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was nominated by President Barack Obama to the...
  • Govt convenes meeting over Manipur blockade June 16, 2010

    New Delhi: The chief secretaries of Nagaland and Manipur will meet Home Secretary GK Pillai on Wednesday as some Nagas continued their economic blockade of Manipur even after a section of Naga students told Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that they were calling it off. Terming the blockade "a matter of serious...
  • Naga students to call off blockade in Manipur June 14, 2010

    New Delhi: The Naga Students Federation (NSF) on Monday said after meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here that it planned to call off the two-month long economic blockade of Manipur "temporarily". "We met the prime minister this morning and he assured us that he will look into the matter and asked...