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2022 Commonwealth Games Hockey Controversy: Sports Minister Anurag Thakur Not Amused With India Pullout

Oct 10, 2021 PTI

Hockey India decided not to send teams at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games citing COVID. The government says it was not consulted.

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju Inaugurates India's First Sports Arbitration Centre in Gujarat

Sep 26, 2021 PTI

Kiren Rijiju stated that the Sports Arbitration Centre of India in Gujarat will have a far-reaching impact in India's sports sector by creating and establishing credibility for itself.


'High Altitude Sports Training Centre' To Come Up Near Dharamsala, Says Sports Minister Anurag Thakur

Thakur, who has remained BCCI president, also played a major part in building cricket stadium in Dharamsala when he was head of state body

Tokyo Olympic Silver-medallist Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Given Hero's Welcome

Jul 26, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The Olympic star was felicitated at a special ceremony organised by Sports Minister this evening


Tokyo Olympics: First Batch Of Indian Athletes Given Rousing Send Off For The Games - Watch Video Here

A contingent of 88 members, which includes 54 athletes besides support staff and IOA representatives, departed for Tokyo on Saturday night

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08 July, 2021

Anurag Thakur, Former BCCI Chief, Takes Charge As Union Sports Minister

PTI

Anurag takes over the Sports Ministry at a time when the athletes are in the final stage of their preparations for the Olympic Games starting July 23.


07 July, 2021

Anurag Thakur, Ex-India Cricket Boss, Becomes Sports Minister

Outlook Web Bureau

Former BCCI president Anurag Thakur will replace Kiren Rijiju just ahead of Tokyo Olympics


22 June, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju Says Additional COVID-19 Restrictions On India Athletes Is 'Discrimination'

PTI

With the pandemic still raging, the Tokyo organisers have prescribed stricter regulations for travellers from 11 countries including India


20 May, 2021

'Speak Properly,' Kiren Rijiju Admonishes Indian Olympic Association Boss Narinder Batra After Tokyo Review Goes Wrong

Outlook Web Bureau

The sports minister had called for a meeting to discuss preparedness for Tokyo 2020. Unhappy with Batra's behaviour, Rijiju left in a huff


17 April, 2021

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju Tests Positive For COVID-19

PTI

The Lok Sabha MP from the Arunachal West constituency of Arunachal Pradesh is also the Minister of State for Minority Affairs.


17 December, 2020

India Pledges $1 Million To World Anti-Doping Agency For Scientific Research

PTI

India's donation comes at a time when its anti-doping program has been affected by suspension of National Dope Testing Laboratory


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08 December, 2020

Kiren Rijiju Shares Massive Plan To Employ Retired Sportspersons

PTI

Kiren Rijiju urged the corporate houses to come together to help create a sports-loving society


07 December, 2020

India Doping: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju Urges WADA To Lift Suspension, Says NDTL Has Taken Corrective Steps

PTI

The world anti-doping watchdog (WADA) first suspended NDTL's accreditation in August 2019 for a period of six months, then extended the ban citing non-conformation to international standards


11 July, 2020

'Don't Want To Degrade My Own Colleagues But Even In Parliament, There Is No Knowledge' About Sports: Kiren Rijiju Laments

PTI

Kiren Rijijiu was amazed that his colleagues felt that people like Jyoti Kumari, Kambala jockey Srinivas Gowda and Rameshwar Gurjar -- who became social media sensations -- were Olympic prospects


08 July, 2020

Have Asked Every State To Adopt One Sport: Kiren Rijiju

PTI

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said a country as big as India has the potential to focus on multiple disciplines if all states embrace a sport each


18 April, 2020

AITA Abolishes 'Life' Posts On Sports Ministry's Direction

PTI

The decision means that senior sports administrator Anil Khanna and former external affairs ministers S M Krishna and Yashwant Sinha cannot remain with the federation as Life Presidents


10 December, 2019

Ministry Will File Affidavit On Delhi High Court's Stay Order On Appointment Of Sports Code Review Panel: Kiren Rijiju

PTI

On November 26, the Sports Ministry had formed a 13-member committee with former Supreme Court judge Justice (Retd) Mukundakam Sharma as chairman to review the controversial code after it was rejected by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA)


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10 August, 2019

BCCI Under NADA: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju Hails Landmark Decision

Outlook Web Bureau

BCCI formally agreed to come under the ambit of the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA). An agreement was reached after a meeting between Sports Secretary Radhe Shyam Julaniya and BCCI CEO Rahul Johri. Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju hailed the decision, stating that it is "in the interest of the sports and sportspersons."


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India's Pusarla V. Sindhu competes against Thailand's Pornpawee Chochuwong during their women's singles badminton group stage match at the BWF World Tour Finals in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

AP Photo/Dita Alangkara

A disabled girl walks through a corridor at a school run by the Association of People with Disability in Bengaluru.

AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi

A group of physically challenged people stage a protest on the 'International Day of Disabled Persons' in Srinagar.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a press conference on farmers issue at AICC HQ in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary

Workers prepare beds inside a special COVID-19 ward to treat persons infected with the Omicron variant, at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital in Chennai.

PTI Photo/ R Senthil Kumar
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