1 month ago
AICS seeks more funds for sports

New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) All India Council of Sports (AICS) president Vijay Kumar Malhotra on Saturday urged the government to increase the sports budget for the preparation for upcoming international competitions. Malhotra also said he will take an AICS delegation to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to seek more funds for sports -- at least Rs 100 per ...

2 months ago
After over 18 months, Punjab gets a regular Governor

Chandigarh, Aug 17 (IANS) With the announcement of the name of Rajasthan BJP leader and former Member of Parliament V.P. Singh Badnore as the next Governor of Punjab, the poll-bound state will get a regular Governor after a gap of over 18 months. Badnore will take over the reins from Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki, who was holding additional charge of Punjab after the last Governo...

4 months ago
Kejriwal demands Girri's arrest in Khan murder, BJP seeks apology

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The stand-off between Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and opposition BJP over the murder of an NDMC officer intensified on Monday with the Chief Minister reiterating his demand for the arrest of BJP MP Maheish Girri while the BJP demanded that Kejriwal either prove his charges or apologize. Kejriwal also urged Delhi Police, which does not report to him, to ...

4 months ago
NDMC officer's murder: Kejriwal and BJP in war of words

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday reiterated his demand for the arrest of a BJP MP over the murder of a NDMC officer. A fuming BJP stepped up its attack on the AAP leader. Kejriwal also urged Delhi Police, which does not report to him, to probe the relationship between the MP, Mahesh Girri, and hotelier Ramesh Kakkar, the main accused in the murder ...

5 months ago
Minus some areas, make Delhi a full state: Kejriwal

New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Delhi must get the status of a full state minus the small areas with the NDMC and Delhi Cantonment Board, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Wednesday. Kejriwal made the comments while making public a draft for Delhi's statehood on which he sought people's comments by June 30 so as to take the process forward. The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), f...

5 months ago
Madhok built helipad overnight for Indian troops in 1947

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Former Bharatiya Jana Sangh president Balraj Madhok, who died here on Monday, was a hardcore nationalist who prepared a helipad overnight when Indian troops landed in Kashmir in 1947. That was the stuff Madhok was made of, his ex-colleague say, describing the two-time former Lok Sabha member as a man who refused to compromise with principles just to get into the g...

9 months ago
Leaders reveal feet of clay as convulsions hit top sports bodies

Neew Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) The world of sport is in for a major upheaval in the New Year. The two universally popular events, football and athletics, and the most liked sport in the Commonwealth countries, cricket, are going through convulsions as the year is about to ring out. Had anyone thought at the beginning of the year that the two most powerful men of football, Sepp Blatter and Mic...

10 months ago
In 11 months, Modi fails to find full-time governor for Punjab

Chandigarh, Dec 18 (IANS) It's been nearly 11 months but the Narendra Modi government has not been able to find a regular governor for Punjab. Punjab's last full-time governor, Shivraj Patil, had relinquished charge on January 21 and Haryana governor Kaptan Singh Solanki assumed additional charge the next day. Solanki, a hardcore RSS man, was appointed the Haryana governor in July 2014 a...

1 year ago
Archers lack mental toughness to handle crunch games: Malhotra

Kolkata, Aug 31 (IANS) Indian archers have been shining on the world stage like never before -- but they have failed to achieve their true potential due to lack of mental toughness, contends the chief of the country's apex archery body. Indian archers produced some good performances at the World Archery Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark earlier this month where Rajat Chauhan opened th...

1 year ago
Indian archery team felicitated for Worlds performance

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The Archery Association of India (AAI) felicitated its team here on Tuesday for the impressive performance in the recently concluded World Championships. India won two silver medals at the competition in Copenhagen. It is the first time India won two medals at a single edition of the Worlds. The Indian women's recurve team of Deepika Kumari, Laxmirani Majh...

1 year ago
BJP rejigs national executive; Smriti, Najma left out

New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday reconstituted the party's national executive, but union ministers Smriti Irani and Najma Heptulla did not find a place in it. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and senior party leader L.K. Advani were among the 111 members of the national executive. There are 27 permanent invitees, including chief ministers and deputy chie...

1 year ago
Punjab Governor Shivraj Patil completes his term

Chandigarh, Jan 21 (IANS) Punjab Governor Shivraj Patil's five-year term ended Wednesday. Patil, a former union home minister, joined here as governor Jan 22, 2010. He was also the administrator of the union territory of Chandigarh. He was given a warm send-off by staff and officers of the Punjab Raj Bhawan Wednesday. Patil's tenure remained largely non-controversial but...

1 year ago
BJP forms 18-member core team for Delhi polls

New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) The BJP Tuesday set up an 18-member core committee for the Delhi assembly polls. The committee includes Rajya Sabha member Vijay Goel, and all seven Lok Sabha members from Delhi - Harsh Vardhan, Manoj Tiwari, Parvesh Verma, Udit Raj, Ramesh Bidhuri, Meenakshi Lekhi and Maheish Giri. Ashish Sood and Rekha Gupta are the committee members from among the Bhar...

1 year ago
IOA to give cash awards to medallists

Chennai, Dec 19 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA), following its Annual General Meeting (AGM) here Friday, announced cash awards for the medallists in the recent Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and Asian Beach Games. Also, the National Sports Federations and State Olympic Associations will receive special funding from the IOA in view of the decreasing grants to these bodies fro...

2 years ago
Malhotra demands strict action against Mehta

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Former Indian Olympic Association (IOA) chief Vijay Kumar Malhotra Sunday demanded strict actions against IOA secretary general Rajeev Mehta, who was arrested in Glasgow for driving without a valid license and under the influence. Malhotra said the news was disturbing and it has shamed Indian athletes, who put on an inspiring show at the 2014 Commonwealth Games wi...

2 years ago
Jaitley sporting enough to think of Indian sport

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is, perhaps, the first finance minister who paused during his Super budget speech to talk of the needs of Indian sport and also doled out fat sums to the youth affairs and sports ministry in his budget allocation. For the 2014-15 fiscal, Jaitley has proposed Rs.1,769 crore for Youth Affairs & Sports as against the previous year's alocation of Rs.1,207...

2 years ago
Is Asiad bid a priority for Modi government?

After the perceived corrupt practices in the run-up the 2010 Commonwealth Games, both the government and the sports administrators will think twice before bidding for another sporting extravaganza. Yet, the reconstututed Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has the gumption to ask the new government, likely to be installed next week, to consider bidding for the 2019 Asian Games. It is courageou...

2 years ago
BJP will win in Delhi: Malhotra

New Delhi, Dec 7 - Senior BJP leader Vijay Kumar Malhotra Saturday expressed confidence that his party will win the Delhi assembly elections. I am quite confident about the party's win, Malhotra told reporters here. On a possible alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party -, Malhotra termed it totally hypothetical. AAP is a group of individuals, not a recognised party, he said.

2 years ago
Timeline of cash-for-vote scam case

Timeline of events surrounding the 2008 cash-for-vote scandal that had resurfaced in 2011 after revelations by WikiLeaks July 9, 2008: Left parties submit letter to the president, withdrawing support from the Manmohan Singh-led United Progressive Front government on the Indo-US nuclear deal. July 21, 2008: Special session of parliament called for the trust vote. July 22, 2008:...

3 years ago
India lodges strong protest with China over stapled visas

New Delhi, Oct 12 - India Saturday lodged a strong protest with China on the issuance of stapled visas to two young archers from Arunachal Pradesh. The protest was lodged in Delhi today -, an official source told IANS. Maselo Mihu and Sorang Yumi were the only two archers in the 24-member squad to be given stapled visas. China lays claim to Arunachal Pradesh and considers the northea...

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