sports development

High Court asks IOA to follow code in October poll (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday directed the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to follow the National Sports Development Code for its next elections, scheduled for October ... Read more...

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IOA president’s election: Abhay Chautala may take on Randhir


September 13th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF) president Abhay Chautala, who has completed three terms as its chief, is likely to be elevated as chairman so that ... Read more...

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High court asks IOA to follow code in next poll


September 13th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday directed the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to follow the sports code of the government of India for its next elections, ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa orders Sri Lanka football teams to return


September 2nd, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 2 (IANS) Reinforcing her anti-Sri Lankan stance, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Sunday ordered the return of two football teams from the island nation that are in ... Read more...

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Cuban Fernandez, Yashvir to get Dronacharya Award


August 24th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Cuban coach Blas Iglesias Fernandez Friday became the first foreign coach in India to be awarded the Dronacharya Award.The sports ministry announced that Fernandez ... Read more...

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Help coming way of Indian athlete Santhi Soundarajan


July 25th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 24 (IANS) Winner of 11 international medals for India and around 50 medals for her home state Tamil Nadu, Santhi Soundarajan saw herself pushed down and humiliated, then ... Read more...

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India has spent Rs.55.22 crores on athletes for 2012 Olympics


April 24th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The sports ministry said Tuesday that it has spent Rs.55.22 crore so far on the 46 medal prospects for this year's London Olympics.The amount also ... Read more...

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India’s London-bound shooters rue delay in government funding


March 31st, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) With just 88 days left for the 2012 London Olympics, Indian shooters Joydeep Karmakar and Heena Sidhu, who have qualified for the Games, Saturday ... Read more...

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Suresh Raina meets UP CM, demands better sports facilities


March 24th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 24 (IANS) Team India cricketer Suresh Raina met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav here Saturday and demanded better sports facilities for sportsmen and women in the state.Raina ... Read more...

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Court asks Kalmadi to quit as IOA chief (Lead)


March 21st, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought response from Suresh Kalmadi, president of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), whether he will quit the post - ... Read more...

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Court asks Kalmadi to quit as IOA chief


March 21st, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked Suresh Kalmadi, president of Indian Olympic Association (IOA), whether he will quit the post - which he has been ... Read more...

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IOA postpones South Asian Games, newly-formed committees scrapped


December 16th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The South Asian Games scheduled for October 2012 have been postponed till 2013 and all the newly-formed committees were scrapped by the Indian Olympic Association ... Read more...

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Maken hopes to introduce sports bill in winter session


November 18th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) India's Sports Minister Ajay Maken reiterated Friday that he would introduce the revised National Sports Development Bill in the forthcoming winter session of parliament."We are ... Read more...

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Eminent sportsmen support sports bill


November 10th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) Eminent sportsmen, including India's lone Olympic gold medallist champion Abhinav Bindra and 1983 World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev, Thursday came out strongly in ... Read more...

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Deepika to promote sports during Olympics


November 4th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) Actress Deepika Padukone has been approached for a motivational campaign during the 2012 London Olympics to encourage the young generation to take up sports."My ... Read more...

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BCCI opposes draft sports bill, appoints physio for Team India


October 29th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 29 (IANS) Following in the footsteps of the Indian Olympic Association, the Indian cricket board Saturday rejected the revised draft of the contentious sports regulation bill of the ... Read more...

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Sports bill: Contentious whereabouts clause removed


October 17th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A clause requiring athletes to state their whereabouts to enable dope tests has been excluded from the revised draft of the National Sports Development Bill ... Read more...

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CWG silver lining: Increased funding for Indian sport (Year after CWG)


September 29th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) A year after the 19th Commonwealth Games (CWG), India's athletes are reaping the benefits of their good showing. A willing government has earmarked a ... Read more...

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FIH decision unfortunate,uncalled for: IOA


September 6th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) called the International Hockey Federation's (FIH) decision to shift the men's Champion's Trophy out of India "unfortunate and uncalled for" ... Read more...

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‘Rs.14 crore disbursed to top sportspersons for training’


September 6th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Tennis stars Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi, Somdev Devvarman, Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza are among the large number of sportspersons who received grants totalling ... Read more...

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Congress not divided on sports bill, says Maken


September 1st, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) India's Sports Minister Ajay Maken said Thursday that the ruling Congress party is not divided over the proposed national sports development bill, it is only ... Read more...

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Congress declines comment on sports bill rejection


August 31st, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday declined to comment on the reported objections of some union ministers to the national sports development bill piloted by the sports ministry, ... Read more...

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Cabinet rejects proposed sports bill (Lead)


August 31st, 2011 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The union cabinet Tuesday rejected the proposed National Sports Development Bill aimed at bringing more transparency and accountability in the functioning of the National ... Read more...

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Former cricketers wants BCCI to abide by sports bill


August 30th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Former Indian cricketers Tuesday supported the sports ministry's move to bring the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) under the purview of the ... Read more...

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Sports ministry to introduce sports bill in this session


August 3rd, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The sports ministry Wednesday said it would introduce the National Sports Development Bill in the current session of parliament in a bid to bring transparency ... Read more...

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Haryana assures top sportspersons of jobs


June 30th, 2011 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 29 (IANS) In a possible first, Haryana Wednesday announced an employment guarantee policy to ensure a secure future for the state's outstanding sportspersons.Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who ... Read more...

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Soccer match to enthuse Maoist-hit Junglemahal youngsters


June 19th, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) To enthuse the youth in the three Maoist-hit western districts, the West Bengal Sports Minister's XI will play an exhibition soccer match with a Selection XI ... Read more...

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IOA, NSFs meet PM over controversial sports bill


June 14th, 2011 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) A 12-member delegation of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and National Sports Federations (NSF) met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here Monday and asked him ... Read more...

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Inaugural Under-21 Squash World Cup awarded to Chennai


June 6th, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 6 (IANS) The World Squash Federation (WSF) has added a new dimension to its world squash championship roster with the launch of the Under-21 World Cup.The inaugural U21 ... Read more...

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IOA rejects Sports Bill, says it impinges on federations’ autonomy


May 24th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The executive board of the India Olympic Association (IOA) Tuesday rejected outright the government-proposed National Sports Development Bill, saying it will impinge on the autonomy ... Read more...

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Sports ministry says no rethink on age and tenure clauses


May 2nd, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Despite stiff opposition from General Association of National Sports Federations (GANSF), the sports ministry is unlikely to have a rethink on clauses limiting the ... Read more...

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NSFs reject age and tenure clause, bat for transparency


May 2nd, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The General Association of National Sports Federations (GANSF) Monday stated that it has no quarrel with the sports ministry over transparency and good governance and ... Read more...

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IOA executive board to meet May 24


April 28th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The first meeting of the executive board of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) in the wake of its president Suresh Kalmadi's arrest will be held ... Read more...

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Panel set up to study draft law on sports reforms (Lead)


April 7th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The government Thursday constituted a committee headed by retired Punjab and Haryana High Court chief justice Mukul Mudgal and with former badminton ace Prakash Padukone ... Read more...

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Ministry forms panel on National Sports Development Bill


April 7th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The sports ministry Thursday formed a committee under justice (retd) Mukul Mudgal to examine the comments and suggestions received from various quarters and make appropriate ... Read more...

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