Sarbananda Sonowal

  • Power, water supply snapped at Ajit Singh's residence as he refused to vacate government residence 6 days ago

    New Delhi: In an embarrassment for former union minister Ajit Singh, power and water supply has been snapped at his residence in the national capital on Saturday. The development took place after Singh refused to vacate the government-allotted residence following his defeat in the Lok Sabha elections. Singh is presently residing...
  • India's Asian Games contingent pruned to 516 athletes, 163 coaches September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, in consultation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday pruned the Indian contingent for the Incheon Asian Games, slated for September 19-October 4, to 679 from 942 that was proposed by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA). The total number of participants shall be 679, including...
  • Wait on Asian Games list continues, India misses crucial meeting September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The long wait for government clearance of the country's contingent at the upcoming Asian Games continued on Monday with the sports ministry yet to get directions from the Prime Minister's Office, leading to India missing out on the scheduled Delegates Registration Meeting in Incheon. Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal had...
  • Sports Minister to decide on Asian Games participation in five disciplines August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Finally it will be left to Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to decide if India will field teams in football, basketball, handball, table tennis and sepak takraw in the 2014 Asian Games slated for Sep 19-Oct 4 in the South Korean city of Incheon. The Sports Authority of India (SAI)...
  • Assam: Flood situation remains grim, two dead August 18, 2014

    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 August 13, 2014

    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...