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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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Tug-of-war, atya-patya recognised, not cricket and hockey


August 21st, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The union sports ministry has not accorded its annual recognition to 14 national sports federations (NSF), including the Indian cricket board and Hockey India.Among the ... Read more...

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India hails Olympic silver medallist Sushil Kumar


August 12th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Moments after Sushil Kumar bagged a silver medal at the London Olympics Sunday, the grappler's name became the buzzword in the nation.The 29-year-old was ... Read more...

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Sangwan loses controversial bout, India lodges complaint (Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) India lodged an official complaint with the organisers of the London Olympics after boxer Sumit Sangwan's controversial loss to Brazilian Yamaguchi Falcao Florentino in the round ... Read more...

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India’s who’s who tweet on Narang’s feat


July 30th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 30 (IANS) From star cricketers to leading Bollywood personalities, congratulatory messages poured in thick and fast on the virtual world for shooter Gagan Narang, who clinched the ... Read more...

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Narang’s bronze will motivate Indian athletes: Maken (Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) Union Sports Minister Ajay Maken congratulated shooter Gagan Narang for winning India's first medal at the London Olympics and said his bronze will inspire other ... Read more...

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Narang’s medal will inspire other Indian athletes: Maken


July 30th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) Union Sports Minister Ajay Maken Sunday congratulated shooter Gagan Narang for winning India's first medal at the London Olympics and said his bronze will inspire ... Read more...

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Maken firm on aborting Kalmadi’s London trip


July 15th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Union Sports Minister Sunday reiterated that sacked Commonwealth Games chief Suresh Kalmadi, who is facing graft charges, should not attend the London Olympics and ... Read more...

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Kalmadi and Malhotra attack Maken, minister retaliates (Roundup)


July 14th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Suresh Kalmadi, standing trial for alleged irregularities in the conduct of the Commonwealth Games, and union Sports Minister Ajay Maken attacked each other over the ... Read more...

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French officials to boycott Euro matches in Ukraine


June 2nd, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 2 (IANS) Barely a week before the kick-off of the Euro 2012 championships, officials of the French government have decided to boycott matches in Ukraine because of a ... Read more...

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Sport ministry announces Rs. 10 lakh cash award for Anand


May 31st, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The union sports ministry has announced a Rs. 10 lakh cash award for Viswanathan Anand, crowned the World Chess Champion for the fifth time."We have ... Read more...

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Residents’ groups back Maken move on playgrounds


May 17th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) in the capital have extended support to Union Sports Minister Ajay Maken's proposal to throw open private schools' playgrounds to neighbourhood ... Read more...

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New mayor for south Delhi civic agency


May 2nd, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) After its nominees won the mayoral elections unopposed in the east and north municipal corporations in the national capital, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ... Read more...

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India to make maiden appearance at World Cycling Championships


April 1st, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) India have qualified for the World Track Cycling Championships for the first time.O. Bikram Singh from BSNL, Amrit Singh from Railways and Amarjit Singh of ... Read more...

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Tainted runners training at SAI centre is serious, says Maken


March 21st, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Union Sports Minister Ajay Maken Wednesday took exception to dope-tainted athletes training at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre in Sonepat and said they ... Read more...

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We have not thought of pulling out of Olympics: Maken


March 21st, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Union Sports Minister Ajay Maken Wednesday said his ministry had never thought of pulling Indian athletes out of the 2012 London Olympics over Dow Chemicals' ... Read more...

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Olympics boycott is on the table, claims Bhopal NGO


February 27th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 27 (IANS) Union sports ministry officials have assured them that India was all prepared to boycott the London Olympics over the Dow Chemicals' sponsorship issue and was only ... Read more...

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National Games for handicapped persons


February 16th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) In all, 971 entries have been received for the National-level Games for physically challenged persons to be held here from Feb 17 to 22, according to ... Read more...

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Olympics Preparation: Rs.3.57 crore spent on boxers, Rs.4.73 crore on weightlifters (Lead)


February 2nd, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) The union sports ministry has so far spent Rs.3.57 crore on the training and foreign exposure of boxers and Rs.4.73 crore on weightlifters under the ... Read more...

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Rs.3.57 crore spent on boxers’ Olympics preparations


February 2nd, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) The union sports ministry has so far spent Rs.3.57 crore on the training and foreign exposure of boxers under Operation Excellence for London Olympics 2012 ... Read more...

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Rs. 14.40 crore spent on shooters’ Olympics preparations


February 1st, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) The union sports ministry has so far spent Rs.14.40 crore on the training and foreign exposure of shooters under Operation Excellence for London Olympics ... Read more...

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Rs.4.63 crore spent on Olympic preparation for badminton


January 31st, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 31 (IANS) The union sports ministry has so far spent Rs.4.63 crore on the Olympic preparation of badminton players under Operation Excellence for 2012 London Games.The money has ... Read more...

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Kalmadi was made CWG scam scapegoat by Congress: BJP


January 31st, 2012 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 30 (IANS) Indian Olympic Association (IOA) chief Suresh Kalmadi was made the scapegoat in the Commonwealth Games (CWG) scam, former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Venkaiah Naidu ... Read more...

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WSH organisers want government to mediate with HI


December 10th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) The organisers of the World Series Hockey (WSH) seem to be looking up to the Union sports ministry to broker peace between them and Hockey ... Read more...

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Bhopal gas survivors to stop trains on 27th anniversary


November 25th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Nov 25 (IANS) The Bhopal gas tragedy survivors Friday said they will blockade all trains passing through the city from Dec 3 -- the 27th anniversary of one of ... Read more...

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Protest Dow’s sponsorship of London Olympics, Chouhan urges Maken


November 24th, 2011 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Nov 23 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan Wednesday urged the central government to lodge a strong protest against Dow Chemical Company's sponsorship of the 2012 ... Read more...

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BCCI has to come under RTI for own benefit: Maken


November 14th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Union Sports minister Ajay Maken Monday said he hoped to get the national sports bill passed by parliament during its winter session and pointed out ... Read more...

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National Wrestling Championship from Oct 14


October 5th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) The 56th Senior Free Style, Greco Roman Style, and 14th Female National Wrestling Championships will be held at Nandini Nagar, in Gonda district of Uttar ... Read more...

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CWG infrastructure lying unutilised: Maken


August 27th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 27 (IANS) Union Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Ajay Maken Saturday said faulty planning has resulted in infrastructure created for the 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG) lying unutilised in ... Read more...

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Thyagaraj Stadium the most sought after venue for major events


July 24th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Once the sports ministry has decided against misuse and disuse of the various stadia built for the 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG), Thyagaraj Stadium Complex is ... Read more...

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Sports ministry de-merges NIS Patiala from SAI


July 20th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The sports ministry Tuesday de-merged the National Institute of Sports (NIS) from its parent body the Sports Authority of India (SAI) after six of the ... 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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Players can run sports better than administrators: Maken


June 19th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) Union Sports Minister Ajay Maken Sunday blamed the country's sports federations for hindering the development of sports and said players who have made India proud would ... Read more...

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Maken gives HI, IHF a blueprint for merger


June 11th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Union Sports Minister Ajay Maken Saturday gave Hockey India (HI) and Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) a blueprint for merger, paving the way for the two ... Read more...

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Sports ministry allocates Rs 258.39 crore for Olympics preparation


June 9th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) The sports ministry Thursday earmarked Rs.258.39 crore to prepare athletes for the 2012 London Olympics. The lion's share, Rs.43 crore, was allocated for shooters.Union Sports ... Read more...

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