NEW DELHI: Former BCCI president Anurag Thakur on Thursday took charge as the country's 17th Union Sports Minister, succeeding Kiren Rijiju.
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Oct 09, 2020 18:10
NEW DELHI: Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju chaired the 53rd governing body meeting of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Thursday and said the government is committed to providing a sports ecosystem of global standards for athletes.
May 13, 2020 19:05
NEW DELHI: Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday said a team has been formed to draw up a post-lockdown Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to be followed by athletes, coaches and other staff during outdoor training that will resume in a "planned manner".
Mar 19, 2020 18:03
NEW DELHI: Even as the BCCI is reportedly looking at a July-September window to hold the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League, Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju as good as confirmed that the provisional date of 15th April initially set for the Twenty20 tournament's kick-off is off the table.
Feb 15, 2020 18:02
MUMBAI: One has heard of quack science. India could soon be called a country that celebrates "quack sports records".
Nov 16, 2019 15:11
NEW DELHI: Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Friday called for collective efforts from the Centre and the states in making India a fit nation and help build a sporting culture in the country. Rijiju made the appeal during his inaugural address at the Conference of Ministers and Secretaries of the States and Union Territories in charge of Youth Affairs and Sports here on Friday, PTI reports.
Oct 14, 2019 13:10
NEW DELHI: The Union Sports Ministry has decided to allow national and state sports federations, leagues and clubs to organise sports events in all sporting facilities owned by the government, free of cost in order to further the Fit India Movement and to make playfields and sporting infrastructure accessible, without fee, to all sports persons across the country from 1st November.
Aug 27, 2019 17:08
NEW DELHI: Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Monday said bringing the Board of Control for Cricket in India under the ambit of National Anti-Doping Agency ranked as one of his biggest achievements since assuming his new office three months ago.
Aug 24, 2019 15:08
NEW DELHI: The Athletics Federation of India has roped in Nestlé, the world’s largest packaged-foods company, as title sponsor of its grassroot development National Inter District Junior Athletics Meet (NIDJAM).
Aug 24, 2019 13:08
NEW DELHI: India will file an appeal before the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland against the World Anti-Doping Agency's decision to suspend the accreditation of National Dope Testing Laboratory, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said on Friday. Rijiju said it was disheartening that WADA had taken such a decision after the NDTL had begun a "course correction" of issues faced by it "in the past".
Jul 29, 2019 18:07
NEW DELHI: What exactly is one to make off India's latest act of assertion of its "rightful place in sporting scheme of things". With exactly three years to go for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, to be hosted by Birmingham, Indian Olympic Association president Narinder Batra has written to Kiren Rijiju informing the Union Sports Minister of IOA’s intention to boycott the Games and has sought a meeting on the matter.