Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

NEW DELHI: Kiren Rijiju was on Friday appointed as the new Sports Minister. He replaced Olympic medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore.

Along with the Independent charge of the Sports and Youth Affairs, Rijiju was also named as the Minister of State for Minority Affairs.

"My heartfelt gratitude to PM Narendra Modi for reposing faith in me to be a member of his council of ministers. I sincerely thank Amit Shahji along with karyakartas and well wishers across India," Rijiju tweeted on Friday.

Apr 02, 2019 15:04
JAIPUR: The Congress has named sitting MLA and discus thrower Krishna Poonia as its candidate to take on Sports Minister and Olympian Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Rathore, the ruling BJP's candidate for the Jaipur rural seat in Rajasthan, is also the Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting.
Nov 20, 2018 18:11
PANAJI: Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore announced Tuesday that his ministry was actively looking at recognising Sesa Football Academy as a partner in Khelo India. 
Sep 24, 2018 12:09
NEW DELHI: Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Sunday promised continued support to medal prospects for the 2022 Asian and Commonwealth Games even though the focus has now shifted to 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
Sep 22, 2018 12:09
NEW DELHI: After the outraged protests, reality has sunk in. Indian champion wrestler Bajrang Punia will likely change his mind about moving court over being ignored by the Sports Ministry for the Khel Ratna 2018 despite having amongst the highest points and achievements across sports in top world events.
Aug 30, 2018 13:08
MUMBAI: India’s Gold medallists in wrestling at the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games 2018, Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat, are amongst a list of champion athletes in the country who are in the race to win the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, the country's highest sporting honour this year, Press Trust of India reports.
Aug 07, 2018 16:08
NEW DELHI: In a bid to promote sports in the country, Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Monday said that a games period will be made mandatory in schools after reducing the syllabus by 50% by next year.
Aug 02, 2018 13:08
NEW DELHI: Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Wednesday introduced the National Sports University Bill, 2018, in the Lok Sabha (Lower House of Parliament) for consideration.  The Bill, which will replace an ordinance brought by the government earlier this year, has the stated aim of promoting education in the areas of sports sciences, sports technology, sports management and sports coaching.
Jul 27, 2018 17:07
NEW DELHI: Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore emphasized on the need of corporate sponsorships in building the Indian sporting ecosystem at the ‘Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Global Sports Summit Scorecard’ event in the city on Thursday, Press Trust of India reports.
Jul 20, 2018 15:07
NEW DELHI: Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Thursday said that the rate of pension for sportspersons who have won medals in international competitions and have retired from active sports, has been doubled from April 1.
Jul 05, 2018 17:07
NEW DELHI: Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore announced on Wednesday that the Sports Authority of India (SAI) would be renamed Sports India.  The decision was taken at SAI's governing body meeting here Wednesday.