Sarbananda Sonowal

  • Assam: Flood situation remains grim, two dead Yesterday

    Tezpur/Jorhat: The flood situation in Assam remained critical in a number of districts including Dhemaji, Lakhimpur and Sonitpur with two persons losing their lives and over one lakh people being affected. In Lakhimpur, where the two deaths took place, over 100 villages were under flood water. More than 70 villages were...
  • Government has no intention to take over BCCI, says Sports Minister 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The government on Wednesday said taking over the Indian Cricket Board was not a "feasible" option since the BCCI was an autonomous body but it will try to bring the cricket body under the ambit of the Right to Information Act. Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal was responding to a...
  • CWG 2014: Sports Minister Sonowal assures stern action if charges against officials true August 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said if the charges against IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta and an unattached wrestling referee Virender Malik turn out to be true, stern action would be taken against the two officials. Mehta and Malik were arrested on different charges by the Scotland police. According to...
  • Sports Minister aks IOC to intervene on turban row July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday has asked the the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to take up the issue of Indian basketball players being barred from wearing turban at the 5th FIBA Asia Cup held in China. Two Sikh players, Amritpal Singh and Amjyot Singh, were asked to remove...
  • Sports federations in India put an age-limit cap on office-bearers July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: As many as 47 out of 54 sports federations in the country have amended their constitution setting 70 years as the age limit for all office bearers, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday. Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said during Question Hour, "Out of the 54 National Sports Federations...
  • India to bid for 2019 Asian Games June 11, 2014

    India has set its sights on the 2019 Asian Games to be staged in New Delhi, a sporting spectacle it hopes will demonstrate the Narendra Modi-led NDA government's organising capabilities and restore the country's image spoiled by the scandal-ridden 2010 Commonwealth Games, according to report in the Hindustan Times. Sources in...
  • Assam: BJP accuses Congress of 'siphoning off' money January 20, 2013

    Tezpur: BJP has accused the ruling Congress in Assam of being involved in "siphoning off" money allotted for development projects under the 'Panchayati Raj' system during the past 11 years. Though the Panchayati raj system is for the rural development, it has not happened during the last 11 years of...