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DNA Edit: Why Khel Ratna selection needs an overhaul

The controversy regarding the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award is almost a yearly phenomenon, and this time, it is the turn of wrestler Bajrang Punia to raise fingers at the way sports awards are handed..
DNA

Wrestler Bajrang Punia meets sports minister, hopeful of his case for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award to be considered

Bajrang Punia who won gold medals at the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games, said if he doesn't get a favourable reply by evening, he will be forced to knock the doors of Court to get justice.
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Bajrang To Meet Sports Minister On Friday To Put His Point On Khel Ratna [Video]Bajrang To Meet Sports Minister On Friday To Put His Point On Khel Ratna

2018 Commonwealth Games and Asian Games gold medalist Bajrang Punia held a press conference in Delhi on Thursday to talk about the Khel Ratna award snub and why he believes he is the deserving..

nnis Sports English -   03:53

The Arjuna Award Will Motivate Me To Do Well At The Olympics- Manika Batra [Video]The Arjuna Award Will Motivate Me To Do Well At The Olympics- Manika Batra

2018 is turning out to be a golden year for table tennis player Manika Batra. After a successful Commonwealth Games, where she bagged 4 medals, the Delhi girl created history in the Asian Games as well..

nnis Sports English -   01:23

Khel Ratna awards | Dejected wrestler Bajrang to meet Minister Rathore [Video]Khel Ratna awards | Dejected wrestler Bajrang to meet Minister Rathore

Dejected at being snubbed for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, seasoned wrester Bajrang Punia on Thursday said he was "hurt" while questioning the selection criteria for the country's highest..

IANS INDIA -   01:17

Indians can beat Chinese: Paddler Manika Batra [Video]Indians can beat Chinese: Paddler Manika Batra

23-year-old star paddler Manika Batra who has been selected for this year's prestigious Arjuna award says that Indians can beat the Chinese athletes.

IANS Sports -   01:49

Provide Facilities That Sindhu Gets To Manika For Olympic Medal Says Coach [Video]Provide Facilities That Sindhu Gets To Manika For Olympic Medal Says Coach

Manika Batra, who has made people sit up and take note of her via her exemplary performance in the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games, will be able to win an Olympic medal if given facilities..

nnis Sports English -   04:34

Neeraj Chopra, Hima Das, Manpreet Singh Named For Arjuna Award [Video]Neeraj Chopra, Hima Das, Manpreet Singh Named For Arjuna Award

Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra is among 20 sportspersons to be recommended for the Arjuna Award. Besides Neeraj, other prominent names recommended for the Arjuna Awards were junior world..

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Virat Kohli, Mirabai Chanu to receive Khel Ratna on September 25

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and world champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu will receive the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna on September 25, the Sports Ministry announced Thursday. The list..
DNA

Wrestler Bajrang threatens to move court after Khel Ratna snub

Bajrang Punia was nominated for the Khel Ratna by the Wrestling Federation of India following his twin gold medals at this year's Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and Jakarta Asian Games.
Rediff.com

Weightlifting: Mirabai Chanu, Sathish Sivalingam, Venkat Rahul Ragala to miss World Championship

Senior weightlifters including defending champion Mirabai Chanu, Sathish Sivalingam and Venkat Rahul Ragala will miss this year's World Championship opting to continue their rehabilitation program..
DNA

China Open 2018: Kidambi Srikanth faces major challenge at scene of his greatest triumph; PV Sindhu gets easy draw

In 2018, Srikanth has sadly failed to get beyond the quarter-final stage of any international tournament, apart from the Commonwealth Games on Australia's Gold Coast, where he bagged an individual..
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Archery coach Jiwanjot Singh Teja, athletics' SS Pannu recommended for Dronacharya Award

National archery compound coach Jiwanjot Singh Teja is set to become one of the youngest Dronacharya awardees after the 34-year old's name was recommended for the honour along with Asian Games gold..
DNA

China Open preview: Fatigue will be biggest challenge for PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth

Top Indian shuttler PV Sindhu will have to find a way to battle fatigue if she has to continue her consistent run in the international circuit and regain the China Open, beginning here..
DNA

Virat Kohli, CWG gold medalist Mirabai Chanu recommended for Khel Ratna

India cricket captain Virat Kohli and world champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu were Monday jointly recommended for this year's Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award -- the country's highest sporting..
DNA

Recommendations for Dronacharya, Dhyan Chand awards announced

World champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu's coach Vijay Sharma and well-known cricket coach Tarak Sinha were among those recommended on Sunday by a selection committee for the prestigious Dronacharya..
DNA

Former India hockey captain Sardar Singh credits Sachin Tendulkar for his comeback after Commonwealth Games snub

He was low on confidence after the Commonwealth Games snub earlier this year but a telephonic chat with the iconic Sachin Tendulkar motivated Sardar Singh to work hard towards regaining his place
Firstpost

Gold for Mary Kom, Jyoti Gulia; Sarita Devi ends with bronze in Polish boxing tourney

Five-time world champion MC Mary Kom (48kg) Saturday clinched her third gold medal of the year, while Jyoti Gulia (51kg) picked up the country's lone gold in the youth category of the Silesian Open..
DNA

Tendulkar inspired me to make comeback: Sardar

He was low on confidence after the Commonwealth Games snub earlier this year but a telephonic chat with the iconic Sachin Tendulkar motivated Sardar Singh to work hard towards regaining his place in..
IndiaTimes Also reported by •DNA

Sardar Singh on his retirement: I wanted to continue but couldn't digest Asiad loss

Quite like the beginning and the dozen years that followed, the end of Sardar Singh's journey in international hockey was understated, contrasting with the hype that often marks the culmination of a..
DNA

Weightlifter Sanjita Chanu to appear before international hearing panel after B sample returns positive

Weightlifter Sanjita Chanu's troubles mounted with her 'B' sample also returning positive but the defiant Commonwealth Games gold-medallist will fight her case before the international body's hearing..
Firstpost

Weightlifter Sanjita Chanu's B sample returns positive, to appear before IWF hearing panel

Fighting a dope taint, weightlifter Sanjita Chanu's troubles mounted Thursday with her 'B' sample also returning positive but the defiant Commonwealth Games gold-medallist will fight her case before..
Zee News Also reported by •DNA

ISSF World Championship: Vijayveer Sidhu bags another gold for juniors, Gurpreet Singh adds senior silver

Gurpreet Singh clinched a silver medal in the senior men's standard pistol event but it was India's junior shooters, who continued to hold centre-stage, snaring two gold medals in the ISSF World..
DNA

Kidambi Srikanth sails into QF at Japan Open, fatigued PV Sindhu, Prannoy lose

Fatigue caught up with India's premier shuttler P V Sindhu as she was upstaged in straight games but Kidambi Srikanth entered quarterfinals of the $700,000 Japan Open here Thursday. Sindhu was..
DNA

India's Manu Attri-Sumeeth B Reddy shock Olympic silver medallists at Japan Open

Indian men's doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy stunned Olympic silver medallists Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong of Malaysia to enter the quarterfinals of the $700,000 Japan Open badminton..
DNA

ISSF World Championship: Saurabh Chaudhary creates history in juniors but other shooters fail to secure Olympic berth

Saurabh Chaudhary claimed a record-shattering gold in the junior 10m air pistol event but Abhishek Verma missed out on an Olympic quota after finishing eighth in the senior competition of the ISSF..
DNA

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