PARALYMPICS

  • Paralympic Committee of India suspended by government 5 days ago

    The Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) has been suspended with immediate effect for an unlimited period of time following poor management in the conduct of 15th National Para Athletics Championship 2015. Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said the PCI was fully responsible for the lack of facility required for differently-abled athletes such...
  • Sports ministry issues new guidelines to federations for conduct of events April 23, 2015

    New Delhi: In the wake of poor management of National Para Athletics championships, the Sports Ministry has instructed all the National Sports Federations (NSFs) to draw the calendar of their events well in advance for the smooth and efficient hosting of the tournaments. "The primary responsibility for organising the events rests...
  • PCI wants Tomar out of it, requests government to lift suspension April 23, 2015

    Just after the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) was suspended by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) for an indefinite period over infighting within the body, the executive members of the committee have raised various questions targeted at PCI's suspended president Rajesh Tomar rather than thinking about the athletes and Paralympic...
  • Blame game continues in PCI as athletes left in lurch April 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Paralympic Committee of India's newly-appointed interim President Nale Nandkishor said the de-recognition by the Sports Ministry was expected after its international body IPC banned them for mismanagement. The ministry followed the IPC in suspending PCI Wednesday in the wake of "poor" management of the National Para Athletics Championships in...
  • Sports Ministry suspends Paralympic Committee of India April 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Following in the footsteps of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the sports ministry also suspended the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) on Wednesday for gross negligence of athletes and poor management of the 15th National Para Athletics Championships in Ghaziabad March 20-22. The sports ministry suspended the recognition of...
  • News 360: Minor girl recounts her horrifying story of alleged sexual exploitation by Naxals April 17, 2015

    A 13-year-old girl, who was a Maoist child soldier, from Jharkhand has revealed the alleged horrors she and other minor girls suffered at the hands of the ultras. An exclusive interrogation video exposes how Maoists use women and children as human shields. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay April 17, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • International Paralympic committee derecognises Indian body due to infighting April 17, 2015

    Paralympic Committee of India was derecognised by the International Paralympic committee on Friday due to infighting in the organistation, CNN-IBN has learnt. The decision was taken after gross negligence and mismanagement by the PCI in organising the national championship in Ghaziabad. ...
  • International Paralympic committee derecognises Indian body due to infighting April 17, 2015

    Paralympic Committee of India was derecognised by the International Paralympic committee on Friday due to infighting in the organistation, CNN-IBN has learnt. The decision was taken after gross negligence and mismanagement by the PCI in organising the national championship in Ghaziabad. Following the ban, the Paralympic Committee of India has been...
  • Filthy toilets, dormitories with no beds for para athletes in India April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: The Paralympic Committee of India has suspended president Rajesh Tomar after the recent National Para-Athletics championship sparked a row due to lack of basic facilities - including drinking water and food - at the hostels for the athletes. The decision was taken at the meeting of the executive...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob March 23, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: VK Singh, Kashmiri separatist leaders attend Pakistan National Day celebrations March 23, 2015

    Minister of State for External Affairs Minister VK Singh on Monday attended Pakistan National Day reception at the High Commission in New Delhi amidst the controversy sparked by Pakistani envoy Abdul Basit's comments that India was not against his interactions with Kashmiri separatist leaders. ...
  • Paralympic Committee forms probe panel March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: The Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) on Monday constituted a three-member enquiry committee to investigate the reasons for gross mismanagement at the ongoing 15th National Para-Athletics Championships. In a shocking case of official apathy, differently-abled sportspersons participating in...
  • Paralympians use rooms without toilets, forced to sleep on floor at national event March 23, 2015

    Ghaziabad: The three-day National Para Athletic Championship which concluded on Sunday has been labelled a national shame. The participants were forced to use filthy toilets which doubled up as bathrooms and dormitories with no beds. There was a sheer lack of basic disabled friendly infrastructure in the National Para Athletics...
  • Oscar Pistorius lawyers to challenge appeal ruling February 24, 2015

    South Africa: Oscar Pistorius' lawyers will challenge a judge's decision to allow an appeal against his negligent killing conviction by prosecutors, who want the Olympic runner convicted of murder. Lawyer Brian Webber said on Tuesday in a statement that Pistorius' defense team has applied for permission to argue against Judge Thokozile...
  • Pretoria judge allows prosecutors to appeal Pistorius verdict December 10, 2014

    Pretoria: A South African judge, on Wednesday, granted prosecutors the right to appeal against the acquittal of Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius from murder charges. Pistorius was jailed for five years in October for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The double-amputee athlete claimed in his defence that he accidentally shot Steenkamp thinking...
  • Oscar Pistorius appeal ruling delayed December 9, 2014

    Pretoria: A South African judge on Tuesday delayed a ruling on whether to allow the prosecution to appeal against Oscar Pistorius's five-year prison sentence for killing his girlfriend, saying she needed more time. After listening to arguments from the prosecution and the defence, judge Thokozile Masipa adjourned the hearing until tomorrow,...
  • Judge to rule on Oscar Pistorius appeal December 9, 2014

    Johannesburg: A South African judge will rule Tuesday on whether to grant a state appeal that would open the way for para-athlete Oscar Pistorius to serve more time behind bars for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Prosecution lawyers applied for an appeal after Judge Thokozile Masipa in October sentenced the...
  • South Africa prosecution to appeal Pistorius conviction, sentence October 27, 2014

    South Africa's state prosecutors will appeal the culpable homicide conviction and five-year jail sentence handed down last week on Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Monday. "Oscar Pistorius judgement, NPA will be appealing both the conviction and sentence," NPA spokesman Nathi Mncube said...
  • Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison for culpable homicide October 21, 2014

    Oscar Pistorius was sentenced on Tuesday to five years in prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by a South African judge who cited the "gross negligence" he showed when he shot her multiple times through a toilet cubicle door in his home. Judge Thokozile Masipa also sentenced the double-amputee Olympian to...
  • Oscar Pistorius to be sentenced on Tuesday for girlfriend's killing October 20, 2014

    A judge will pass sentence on athlete Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday for killing his girlfriend after one of the most sensational murder trials in South Africa's history - and the decision could fuel controversy over the state of the country's justice system. The Olympic and Paralympic runner was convicted of culpable...
  • Oscar Pistorius 'can't get away with this', Steenkamp's cousin tells court October 16, 2014

    Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius needs to go to jail for the killing of his 29-year-old girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine's Day last year, a cousin of the slain model told a South African court on Thursday. "I feel we need to send a message to society that you...
  • 'Steenkamp family ruined by Pistorius shooting' October 15, 2014

    Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius "ruined" Reeva Steenkamp's family when he shot her dead, her cousin told a sentencing hearing on Wednesday. The 27-year-old double amputee, who was one of the biggest names in world athletics, was last month convicted of culpable homicide, the equivalent of manslaughter, for killing Steenkamp,...
  • Oscar Pistorius faces sentencing over girlfriend's death after divisive trial October 12, 2014

    Pretoria: Disgraced South African track star Oscar Pistorius returns to court on Monday to find out whether he will serve a long stretch behind bars for the negligent killing of his model girlfriend, or walk out a free man. After a six-month, on-off trial that captivated South Africa, and millions more...
  • Judge clears Pistorius of premeditated murder, says can't be found guilty September 11, 2014

    A South African judge cleared Oscar Pistorius of premeditated murder on Thursday, saying prosecutors had failed to prove the Olympic and Paralympic track star explicitly intended to kill his girlfriend on Valentine's Day last year. Although she described the 27yearold as a "very poor" and "evasive" witness, judge Thokozile Masipa said...
  • Oscar Pistorius verdict hangs on 'possible improbabilities' September 11, 2014

    Eighteen months ago, when he granted Oscar Pistorius bail after the killing of his girlfriend, South African magistrate Desmond Nair noted a number of "improbabilities" in the Olympic and Paralympic star's account of the shooting. After 41 days of testimony and drama in the Pretoria High Court, Pistorius's freedom hangs on...
  • Oscar Pistorius' murder trial verdict set for Thursday September 10, 2014

    Johannesburg: A South African court will announce its verdict on Thursday on athlete Oscar Pistorius, accused in the shooting death of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, officials said on Wednesday. The sentence hearing is expected to get underway at 9.30 a.m. Thursday in the final proceedings of a trial that began...
  • Oscar Pistorius shot using 'primal instincts', says defence August 8, 2014

    Pretoria: Oscar Pistorius' "primal instincts" kicked in when he shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp because he was in a vulnerable and fearful state, his defence lawyer said at the athlete's murder trial on Friday. Double amputee Pistorius, 27, once a national icon for reaching the pinnacle of sport, is...
  • South African prosecutor asks judge to reject Pistorius' defence August 7, 2014

    South African state prosecutor Gerrie Nel asked the judge in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial on Thursday to reject the Paralympic and Olympic track star's defence because it was "devoid of any truth". Pistorius, who had his lower legs amputated as a baby, is accused of murdering his law graduate and model...
  • CWG 2014: Paralympic Committee of India contemplates life ban on Choudhary July 25, 2014

    Glasgow: Even as confusion prevailed over how paraathlete Sachin Choudhary came as a part of the Indian Commonwealth Games contingent without dope clearance, the Paralympic Committee of India was contemplating a life ban on the powerlifter. Choudhary checked in at the Athletes Village as part of the Indian contingent but made...