Sports Bill

  • RTI will apply to BCCI, says Justice Mukul Mudgal 29-07-2013 06:44 PM

    New Delhi: The BCCI will have to come under the ambit of Right to Information Act if it wants to use 'India' as its national team's name, Justice Mukul Mudgal, who headed the committee constituted to draft the Sports Development Bill 2013, said Monday. Justice Mudgal said that all the...
  • Sports Minister invites comments on draft Sports bill 22-07-2013 05:20 PM

    New Delhi: Sports Minister Jitendra Singh has sent the draft of the National Sports Development Bill to the leaders of various political parties of the both the Houses and eminent sportspersons, inviting their comments on the proposed bill. The Union Council of Ministers, Leaders of the Opposition in the Lok...
  • Mudgal Committee submits Draft Sports Bill to government 10-07-2013 07:07 PM

    New Delhi: Setting up of an Appellate Sports Tribunal and a Sports Election Commission and provisions to bar charge-sheeted persons from contesting elections are some of the salient features included in the Draft National Sports Development Bill 2013 which was presented to the government Wednesday. The Draft Bill, prepared by...
  • IOA blaming Sports Bill for suspension unfortunate: Sports Minister 10-04-2013 10:12 PM

    New Delhi: Sports Minister Jitendra Singh expressed disappointment over the Indian Olympic Association holding the Sports bill responsible for the country's suspension from the Olympic movement, terming it as "very, very unfortunate". "I am deeply shocked and upset after reading the contents of the letter. It is delayed tactics. As...
  • Sports Bill: the debate continues 11-11-2011 09:35 AM

    The debate for the new Sports Bill is getting hotter as sportspersons and administrators are openly expressing their views. ...
  • New bill can be a turning point for Indian sports: Rathore 10-11-2011 11:45 PM

    Olympics silver-medalist shooter Rajvardhan Singh Rathore has backed the Sports Bill as a positive step to improve the sports system in India. ...
  • Indian sports stars voice support for Sports Bill 10-11-2011 10:15 PM

    New Delhi: Eminent sports personalities came out in support of the revised National Sports Development Bill on Thursday and criticised the opposing Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and the BCCI, while calling for a healthy debate on the issue. The stars stated that the bill was not only about cricket, but...
  • Kapil asks BCCI to accept the Sports Bill 10-11-2011 07:41 PM

    New Delhi: Former India captain Kapil Dev favoured the Sports Ministry's move to make BCCI function as a National Sports Federation (NSF), as proposed in the National Sports Development Bill. The BCCI had rejected the bill at its Working Committee meeting in Kolkata on October 29, saying certain aspects of...
  • BCCI stays firm on its stand on Sports Bill 10-11-2011 07:28 PM

    New Delhi: Reiterating its stand on the contentious Sports Bill, the BCCI said that until and unless its reservations were addressed by the Sports Ministry, the bill was not acceptable to them even in the revised form. BCCI member and IPL governing council chairman Rajeev Shukla made it clear that...
  • BCCI writes to Sports Ministry on Sports Bill 04-11-2011 08:08 PM

    New Delhi: The BCCI, which had rejected the revised Sports Bill last week, on Friday wrote a letter to the Sports Ministry, conveying their strong reservations on various aspects of the controversial bill. The Cricket Board had rejected the bill at its Working Committee meeting in Kolkata on October 29,...
  • Newsmaker of the day: Ajay Maken 17-10-2011 11:42 PM

    The Indian Sports Minister is hoping to get the revised sports bill a thumbs from all quarters. ...
  • All sporting bodies will be under RTI: Maken 17-10-2011 12:44 PM

    New Delhi: Sports Minister Ajay Maken unveiled his new revised Sports Bill on Monday. Hinting at the BCCI's opposition to it, Maken said that the Bill will enhance greater transparency in the functioning of sports federations. He added that sporting bodies which do not want to come under the RTI...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 01-09-2011 10:02 PM

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Won't stop tweeting because of criticism: Omar 01-09-2011 02:29 PM

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, whose outspoken views on 'twitter' have been much talked about, on Thursday said he would continue to use the micro-blogging site despite some hostile posts which included personal attacks against him. "Just in case anyone is under the mistaken impression that I've...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 31-08-2011 11:48 PM

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Sports Bill: Maken speaks up; Omar backtracks 31-08-2011 09:42 PM

    New Delhi: Some of the top bosses of Indian sports - Sharad Pawar, Farooq Abdullah, CP Joshi, Praful Patel and Vilasrao Deshmukh on Tuesday attended the Cabinet meet on Sports Bill and their unanimous verdict was that the Bill is intrusive, draconian, authoritarian and unjust. Cornered at the Cabinet on...
  • Maken slams BCCI for refusing to come under RTI 31-08-2011 01:58 PM

    New Delhi: Sports Minister Ajay Maken on Wednesday directly attacked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for refusing to come under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. Maken said that the board gets tax exemptions and land, and therefore is accountable to the people. Ajay Maken lashed...
  • Sports Bill: Omar deletes tweet slamming Farooq 31-08-2011 12:16 PM

    New Delhi: As India debates whether the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) should come under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah removed his tweet slamming his father Farooq Abdullah for participating in Cabinet discussions even though he heads a sports...
  • Sports Bill rejected: did BCCI flex its muscle? 31-08-2011 07:03 AM

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Tuesday rejected the Sports Bill which sought to regulate the operations of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and other sports bodies. Ajay maken's dream project has fallen through atleast for now - Sharad Pawar and Farooq Abdullah amongst its chief critics....
  • India @ 9 with Veeraraghav and Smitha Nair 30-08-2011 11:18 PM

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Veeraraghav and Smitha Nair. ...
  • Sports Bill not cleared by Cabinet 30-08-2011 08:26 PM

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Tuesday decided not to table the National Sports Development Bill in this session of Parliament and asked the Sports Ministry to prepare another draft. Sports Minister Ajay Maken has been asked to rework the Sports Bill, after a number of ministers raised objections at...
  • New Sports Bill to curb BCCI's powers? 30-08-2011 07:06 AM

    New Delhi: The Cabinet will take up a new Sports Bill on Tuesday, the proposed law will bring the richest sport body in the country - the Board of Control for cricket (BCCI) under government control. India won the world cup 2011 - a feat which ensured that the BCCI...
  • Cabinet to discuss new Sports Bill today 29-08-2011 09:33 PM

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet will discuss the new Sports Bill on Tuesday. The Sports ministry's new Bill, looking at functioning of different sporting bodies, is to be brought up before the Cabinet on Tuesday. Cricket as a sport is also being included in the new Sports Bill. This will...