Sport Ministry

  • Sports Ministry asks BCCI to keep check on corruption in IPL 04-04-2014 08:34 PM

    New Delhi: The Sports Ministry on Friday asked the BCCI to furnish details on a number of issues, including mechanisms put in place by the Cricket Board, to ensure that unethical practices like betting and match-fixing do not take place during the upcoming IPL. While the Ministry has made it...
  • Sports Ministry clears foreign training stints of athletes 13-03-2014 10:28 PM

    New Delhi: Top Indian track and field athletes, including medal prospects Vikas Gowda and Krishna Poonia, have been cleared by the Sports Ministry for foreign training stints as part of the preparation for the Commonwealth and Asian Games later this year. Poonia, along with his husband and coach Virender, has...
  • Boxers will not suffer due to IBF termination, says sports minister 05-03-2014 07:44 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian Boxing Federation might be in trouble following its termination by the International Boxing Association (AIBA), but sports minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday assured the boxers that their training would not suffer and would be provided with all the required facilities. "All training facilities will be given...
  • Sports Ministry sanctions grant for Winter Games participants 27-01-2014 03:43 PM

    New Delhi: The Sports Ministry has sanctioned a grant of Rs 10,52,000 for purchase of sports equipments and other essential items for the participants of Winter Olympics Games at Sochi, Russia. "The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports have sanctioned a grant of Rs 10,52,000.00 (Rupees Ten Lacs fifty two...
  • Ministry issues Dec 31 deadline to NSFs to amend constitution 28-11-2013 07:38 PM

    New Delhi: The sports ministry has issued a fresh deadline to eight National Sports Federations (NSFs), which have not yet amended their constitution in accordance with the sports code, asking them to submit the required documents by December 31, 2013, failing which their government recognition could be "impacted". The ministry,...
  • IOA's reluctance to amend constitution upsets Sports Ministry 28-10-2013 08:54 PM

    New Delhi: Reacting to IOA's reluctance to amend its constitution as per IOC's directive to bar charge-framed persons from contesting election, the sports ministry on Monday expressed concern over the ongoing impasse and reiterated that the deadlock must be resolved at the earliest. The IOA, in a special General Body...
  • Sports Ministry doubles allocation of funds for hockey 17-10-2013 08:19 PM

    New Delhi: Elated with Junior men hockey team's performance at the recent Sultan Johar Cup, the Sports Minister Jitendra Singh Thursday announced the Government's decision to allocate double funds for training and setting up of new infrastructure for hockey in the country. "The government of India has doubled its allocation...
  • Sports Ministry confirms Ronjan Sodhi is 2013 Khel Ratna awardee 22-08-2013 08:24 PM

    New Delhi: Rejecting discuss thrower Krishna Poonia claims for a joint award, the Indian Sports Ministry on Thursday confirmed shooter Ronjan Sodhi as the 2013 Khel Ratna awardee. The recommendation made by the selection panel headed by the former World billiards champion Michael Ferreira comprising eminent sportsperson. However, the ministry...
  • Sports Ministry remains firm, no Khel Ratna for Poonia 22-08-2013 02:19 PM

    New Delhi: Union Sports Minister Jitendra Singh found time from his multifarious responsibilities to clear the national sports awards file on Thursday morning and an official announcement in this regard was expected later in the day. Importantly, and contrary to speculation, there are no changes in the list finalised by...
  • Khel Ratna controversy: No breakthrough in Krishna Poonia issue 21-08-2013 11:08 PM

    New Delhi: Her case may be getting weaker with each passing day but a consensus is still awaited on discus thrower Krishna Poonia's plea to be reconsidered for the country's highest sporting honour, the Khel Ratna award, as the file is still with sports minister Jitendra Singh. Though it is...
  • India backs IOC move to keep tainted officials out 21-08-2013 04:54 PM

    Mumbai: The government on Wednesday backed the International Olympic Committee's efforts in barring tainted officials from contesting the national Olympic body's elections. The IOC banned the country in December after refusing to recognise the results of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) elections due to government interference, which led to a tainted...
  • Sports Ministry announces cash award for junior women hockey team 07-08-2013 06:53 PM

    New Delhi: The Sports Minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday announced a cash prize of Rs. 50,000 to each member of the junior women's hockey team, who recently created history by winning the country's first-ever bronze medal in the Junior Women Hockey World Cup in Monchengladbach, Germany. The Ministry also announced...
  • BCCI should wait for police probe to end: Sports Ministry 29-07-2013 05:25 PM

    New Delhi: The BCCI probe panel might have given a clean chit to the co-owners of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals in the IPL spot-fixing scandal, but the Sports Ministry on Monday made it clear it does not give much importance to the verdict and would rather wait for...
  • Government acts tough with money-minded players 25-07-2013 05:48 PM

    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...
  • Proposed anti-fixing bill does not include leagues like IPL: Sources 30-05-2013 10:14 AM

    New Delhi: The proposed anti-fixing bill doesn't include leagues like the IPL, sources said on Thursday. The proposed bill incorporates only inter-state and international competitions like test matches. Meanwhile, the Sports Ministry has sought massive changes in the draft. The Sports Ministry has given its set of recommendations to the...
  • Sports Ministry seeks changes to draft anti-fixing bill 29-05-2013 09:40 PM

    New Delhi: Hardly convinced with the first draft of the proposed anti-fixing law, the Sports Ministry on Wednesday demanded certain changes in the bill including a clearer definition of the term 'dishonesty' and plugging of loopholes which could encourage corrupt practices in events like IPL. "We have drafted our response...
  • Full text: Sports Ministry's statement on IPL spot-fixing 29-05-2013 01:55 PM

    The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has observed with considerable disquiet, the reports about match & spot fixing in cricket. BCCI is inquiring into allegations of match and spot fixing. As there is a conflict of interest in this inquiry, therefore BCCI President should tender his resignation on moral...
  • Law Ministry for 3-7 years jail for spot, match fixing 28-05-2013 09:36 PM

    New Delhi: The Law Ministry has proposed punishment ranging from three to seven years' jail for various "dishonest" practices in a sporting event, including spot-fixing and match-fixing. The draft 'Dishonest Practice in Sporting Event (Prevention) Bill', submitted to the Sports Ministry, provides for punishment of up to three years in...
  • Sports Ministry seeks extensive modification in draft law 28-05-2013 09:22 PM

    New Delhi: The Sports Ministry is not satisfied with the first draft of the proposed law to curb sport-fixing and other corrupt practices in sports and intends to carry out "extensive modification" to the contents of the draft. "We have received the draft today (Tuesday). But the proposed law needs...
  • India's joint meeting with IOC postponed to May 15 17-04-2013 09:43 PM

    New Delhi: The much-anticipated joint meeting between representatives of the suspended IOA, the Sports Ministry and the International Olympic Committee, to find a way in resolving the issues that led to India's ban from the Olympics, has been postponed from May 7 to May 15. Sports Secretary PK Deb informed...
  • Vijender's samples test negative for drugs 16-04-2013 05:24 PM

    New Delhi: The Sports Ministry announced on Tuesday that Olympic medallist Vijender Singh's samples tested negative for drugs. The boxer was alleged to have consumed recreational drugs with sparring partner Ram Singh. The Beijing Olympics bronze medalist had submitted his blood and urine samples to the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA)...
  • Vijender Singh's dope test returns negative: Sports ministry 16-04-2013 04:17 PM

    New Delhi: Olympic medallist Vijender Singh can heave a sigh of relief after the sports ministry announced on Tuesday that the boxer's samples tested negative for drugs. The boxer was alleged to have consumed recreational drugs with sparring partner Ram Singh. The Beijing Olympics bronze medallist had submitted his blood...
  • Hold new elections, Sports Ministry tells AFI 11-12-2012 05:35 PM

    New Delhi: The Sports Ministry has given an ultimatum to under-fire Athletics Federation of India (AFI) to either hold new elections within 60 days or be prepared to get sanctioned by the ministry. The elections held by the AFI in April were found to have violated three clauses of the...