Sports Minister

  • Sachin Tendulkar should be India's future Sports Minister: Borde 12-11-2013 02:29 PM

    Noida: Lauding Sachin Tendulkar's love for sports, former Test cricketer Chandu Borde on Tuesday said he wants to see the retiring legend as Sports Minister of India in future. "I do not believe Sachin can ever distance himself from sports. It's in his blood. In the future, I wish to...
  • Sports Minister writes to IOC to stick to chargesheet clause 28-08-2013 08:49 PM

    New Delhi: Miffed at the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) decision to dilute the contentious chargesheet clause, Sports Minister Jitendra Singh has shot off a letter to International Olympic Committee (IOC) President asking the world body to stick to its earlier stand of barring corruption-tainted persons from contesting elections. On Sunday,...
  • States have agreed to model sports law: Sports Minister 25-05-2013 05:36 PM

    New Delhi: Sports Minister Jitendra Singh on Saturday said all the states have agreed to a model law suggested by the centre to tackle the menace of betting and match-fixing that has rocked Indian cricket. "The states have agreed to the suggestion that the centre could develop a model sports...
  • Time to introduce checks and balances in IPL: Sports Minister 22-05-2013 06:46 PM

    New Delhi: Sports Minister Jitender Singh has said the ongoing spot-fixing controversy has not just given a bad name to cricket but also to sports as a whole. Talking exclusively to CNN-IBN, the minister said, with greater money in cricket, it must be ensured that there should be more responsibility...
  • Sibal proposes law to control fixing in sports 19-05-2013 06:24 PM

    New Delhi: In the wake of the spot-fixing scandal in IPL, Law Minister Kapil Sibal on Sunday proposed a law to tackle fixing and other illegal activities in sports in India. Sibal spoke to Sports Minister Jitendra Singh and proposed to plug the loopholes that help the accused to escape...
  • IOC to lift ban on IOA, says Sports Minister 16-05-2013 08:28 AM

    New Delhi: India's Sports Minister Jitender Singh on Thursday said that the roadmap for India's return to the Olympic fold has been chalked out by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and it will take 30 to 60 days to complete the entire process. The Sports Minister, who met the IOC...
  • Stand-off over Sports Code nearing resolution: Sports Minister 17-04-2013 06:14 PM

    New Delhi: Sports Minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday said that the stand-off between the government and the IOA over the contentious Sports Code was nearing resolution, a development which could pave the way for India putting up a united front in the joint meeting with the IOC next month. Talking...
  • Haryana Minister gets bail in fake voters case 12-04-2013 05:25 PM

    Gurgaon: Haryana Sports Minister Sukhbir Kataria on Friday appeared in a local court which granted him bail in a bogus voters case related to 2009 Assembly elections. Judge Ashok Mann granted bail to Kataria, who has been booked under various sections of IPC related to forgery, cheating and criminal conspiracy...
  • 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...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Jitendra Singh 07-12-2012 11:48 PM

    The sports minister Friday took the bold decision to de-recognise India's amateur boxing and archery federations because of their faulty electoral process. ...
  • FTN: Is there no place for old school elitism in New India? 14-09-2011 11:50 PM

    Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar slammed Sports Minister Ajay Maken as BA Pass from Hansraj college. ...
  • Newsmaker of the day: Ajay Maken 14-09-2011 11:22 PM

    Corporates need to come forward and promote the game feels Ajay Maken after the Indian hockey team rejected the cash award for their victory at the Asians Champions Trophy. ...
  • Newsmaker of the day: Ajay Maken 02-08-2011 10:46 PM

    Sports Minister Ajay Maken blamed NDA for appointing Suresh Kalmadi as CWG OC chief. ...
  • Sports Ministers warned PM on OC, Kalmadi 03-07-2011 02:33 PM

    New Delhi: Three Union Sports Ministers, who held charge since 2004, had repeatedly warned Prime Minister Manmohan Singh against the structure and working of Commonwealth Games Organising Committee and its chief Suresh Kalmadi, letters accessed by an RTI activist reveal. While late Sunil Dutt had said that the Organising Committee...
  • We are disappointed, want an apology: Uganda 07-10-2010 05:06 PM

    New Delhi: Ugandan Sports Minister Charles Bakkabulindi on Thursday sought an apology from India over a freak accident at the Commonwealth Games Village that left three Ugandan officials injured. "We are disappointed at the turn of events. We want an apology from the Indian officials. The fact that they are...
  • Aussie minister happy he was frisked at Village 01-10-2010 11:00 PM

    New Delhi: Instead of feeling offended after he was frisked by securitymen at the Commonwealth Games Village here on Friday, Australian Sports Minister Mark Arbib said it was "good thing" that Indian authorities are taking the issue of security seriously. Arbib got a taste of the tight security when his...
  • Need independent body to check CWG: Aiyar 04-08-2010 09:05 PM

    Ex-sports minister Mani Shankar Aiyar broken his self-imposed silence on CNN-IBN and called for a high-level apex body to oversee the CWG work. ...
  • Kalmadi hits back, calls Aiyer anti-national 27-07-2010 09:37 PM

    Less than 70 days to go for the Commonwealth Games and an ugly political battle is being played in public. ...
  • Will a fixed tenure for sporting bodies' chiefs ensure the growth of sport?

    Union Sports Minister M S Gill has restored a 1975 regulation in the government guidelines dealing with the tenure of office-bearers of sporting bodies including...