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3 days 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 month 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...

2 months ago
BJP forms 18-member core team for Delhi polls

New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) The BJP's Delhi unit Tuesday set up an 18-member core group for the assembly polls in the capital and many other committees to tackle the main issues in the city to increase the vote share. The core 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, M...

2 months 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...

2 months 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...

7 months 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...

8 months 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...

10 months 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...

1 year 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.

1 year 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:...

1 year 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...

1 year ago
Take up stapled visa issue with China: Archery body asks government

New Delhi, Oct 11 - The Archery Association of India - Friday denounced China for giving stapled visas to two archers from Arunachal Pradesh, calling it as an affront to India's sovereignty and integrity. AAI president Vijay Kumar Malhotra said China has indulged in such mischievous activities far too often challenging the territorial integrity of India. The Chinese embassy has issued stapl...

1 year ago
Modi slams Rahul, asks people to choose 'dream team'

New Delhi, Sep 29 - BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Sunday attacked Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for insulting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and asked people to choose a dream team in 2014 by junking the dirty team of Congress-led UPA. Addressing his first - and a mammoth - rally in Delhi in his new avatar, Modi also hit out at Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif f...

1 year ago
Modi slams Rahul, asks people to choose 'dream team'

New Delhi, Sep 29 - BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Sunday attacked Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for insulting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and asked people to choose a dream team in 2014 by junking the dirty team of Congress-led UPA. Addressing his first - and a mammoth - rally in Delhi in his new avatar, Modi also hit out at Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif f...

1 year ago
IOC acts tough, India's Olympic ban to continue

New Delhi, Sep 5 - India's Olympic ban will continue as the International Olympic Committee - has rejected the request of the suspended Indian Olympic Association - to allow charge-sheeted officials to continue in and run for office. The IOC executive board met Wednesday in Buenos Aires and decided that the ban on IOA will continue if the apex body for sports in India does not change its...

1 year ago
IOC acts tough, India's Olympic ban to continue

New Delhi, Sep 5 - India's Olympic ban will continue as the International Olympic Committee - has rejected the request of the suspended Indian Olympic Association - to allow charge-sheeted officials to continue in and run for office. The IOC executive board met Wednesday in Buenos Aires and decided that the ban on IOA will continue if the apex body for sports in India does not change its co...

1 year ago
IOC ban detrimental for Indian sports: Malhotra

New Delhi, Sep 5 - Vijay Kumar Malhotra, the president of the recognised Indian Olympic Association -, Thursday regretted International Olympic Committee's decision aggainst revoking its suspension of India but promised his best efforts ensure the country's return to the Olympic movement. The continuance of the ban is definitely detrimental to Indian sports and prestige. I am quite unha...

1 year ago
IOC ban detrimental for Indian sports: Malhotra

New Delhi, Sep 5 - Vijay Kumar Malhotra, the president of the recognised Indian Olympic Association -, Thursday regretted International Olympic Committee's decision aggainst revoking its suspension of India but promised his best efforts ensure the country's return to the Olympic movement. The continuance of the ban is definitely detrimental to Indian sports and prestige. I am quite unhappy...

1 year ago
Why attend meeting, when I haven't called it: Malhotra

New Delhi, Aug 25 - Indian Olympic Association - acting president Vijay Kumar Malhotra, who is recognised by the International Olympic Committee -, boycotted Sunday's Special General Meeting saying he didn't call it so why attend it. Malhotra told IANS that he was upset with the way he was ignored by the IOC, IOA and the sports ministry in the whole process despite being recognised by th...

1 year ago
Why attend meeting, when I haven't called it: Malhotra

New Delhi, Aug 25 - Indian Olympic Association - acting president Vijay Kumar Malhotra, who is recognised by the International Olympic Committee -, boycotted Sunday's Special General Meeting saying he didn't call it so why attend it. Malhotra told IANS that he was upset with the way he was ignored by the IOC, IOA and the sports ministry in the whole process despite being recognised by the I...

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