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Fencer Bhavani Devi receives Arjuna Award from Sports Minister Anurag Thakur
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Fencer Bhavani Devi receives Arjuna Award from Sports Minister Anurag Thakur

Bhavani could not attend the sports awards ceremony on Saturday as she was participating in a competition in France.

Watch: Neeraj Chopra, Mithali Raj and other athletes conferred the Khel Ratna award
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Watch: Neeraj Chopra, Mithali Raj and other athletes conferred the Khel Ratna award

12 Indian athletes were bestowed the Khel Ratna Award at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Badminton legend Nandu Natekar passes away: PM Narendra Modi, sports minister, and others offer condolences
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Badminton legend Nandu Natekar passes away: PM Narendra Modi, sports minister, and others offer condolences

Widely regarded as one of India's most popular athletes, Natekar received the prestigious Arjuna Award for his contributions to the sport in 1961.

SFI nominates Sajan Prakash for Arjuna Award, veteran coach Kamlesh Nanavati for Dhyan Chand Award
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SFI nominates Sajan Prakash for Arjuna Award, veteran coach Kamlesh Nanavati for Dhyan Chand Award

This is the second consecutive year Prakash, who is set to compete in his second Olympics in Tokyo, has been recommended for the Arjuna.

AICF nominates world No 3 Koneru Humpy for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna; Vidit Gujrathi among Arjuna award nominees
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AICF nominates world No 3 Koneru Humpy for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna; Vidit Gujrathi among Arjuna award nominees

The 34-year old Humpy, currently ranked number three in the world, has qualified for the FIDE Women's Candidates event next year and was also part of the Indian squad which won the Online Chess Olympiad in 2020.

Indian Golf Union recommends Shubhankar Sharma for Khel Ratna
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Indian Golf Union recommends Shubhankar Sharma for Khel Ratna

The national body also recommended Udayan Mane, Rashid Khan and Diksha Dagar for the Arjuna award.

AITA nominates Ankita Raina, Prajnesh Gunneswaran for Arjuna Award; Balram Singh, Enrico Piperno picked for Dhyan Chand Award
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AITA nominates Ankita Raina, Prajnesh Gunneswaran for Arjuna Award; Balram Singh, Enrico Piperno picked for Dhyan Chand Award

Raina was nominated for the 'Arjuna' last year also but Asian Games gold medallist Divij Sharan succeeded in bagging the award.

Simranjit Kaur, Gaurav Solanki, Sonia Chahal nominated for Arjuna Award by Boxing Federation of India
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Simranjit Kaur, Gaurav Solanki, Sonia Chahal nominated for Arjuna Award by Boxing Federation of India

Olympic-bound Simranjit Kaur, Commonwealth Games gold medallist Gaurav Solanki and world championship silver winner Sonia Chahal have been nominated for the Arjuna Award by the Boxing Federation of India

Hockey India nominates goalkeeper PR Sreejresh, defender Deepika for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna; Harmanpreet Singh for Arjuna
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Hockey India nominates goalkeeper PR Sreejresh, defender Deepika for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna; Harmanpreet Singh for Arjuna

The national federation also nominated RP Singh and Ch Sanggai Ibemhal for the Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime Achievement, while coaches BJ Kariappa and CR Kumar were recommended for the Dronacharya Award.

Sports ministry invites applications for National Sports Awards
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Sports ministry invites applications for National Sports Awards

The last date of submitting applications is 21 June.

Arjuna Awardee Ishant Sharma vows to continue playing cricket till his body allows
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Arjuna Awardee Ishant Sharma vows to continue playing cricket till his body allows

Ishant, 31, made his international debut in both Tests and ODIs in 2007 and played his first T20I the following year.

National Sports Awards: Ultimate dream is to qualify for FIFA World Cup, says Arjuna Awardee Sandesh Jhingan
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National Sports Awards: Ultimate dream is to qualify for FIFA World Cup, says Arjuna Awardee Sandesh Jhingan

India central defender Sandesh Jhingan became the 27th footballer to receive the Arjuna Award.

Sports minister Kiren Rijiju defends decision to confer sports awards to record 74 winners
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Sports minister Kiren Rijiju defends decision to confer sports awards to record 74 winners

This year, the sports ministry's selection committee recommended five athletes, including star cricketer Rohit Sharma, wrestler Vinesh Phogat among others for the Khel Ratna, while selecting 27 for the Arjuna awards.

National Sports Day: Of miffed athletes, muffled grudges and stony silence
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National Sports Day: Of miffed athletes, muffled grudges and stony silence

What does an archetypical Indian athlete represent in modern India? What explains the sense of entitlement of some of our elite sportspersons and their deafening silence on issues of society and misgovernance? As another National Sports Day passes by, it is worth remembering that at its core, sport stands for courage, conviction, and fairness.

'A great role model': India footballers hail Sandesh Jhingan for winning Arjuna Award
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'A great role model': India footballers hail Sandesh Jhingan for winning Arjuna Award

Striker Chhetri, who received the Arjuna in 2011 and the Padma Shri in 2019, expressed his delight and termed Jhingan as a "great role model".

'Will bring an Olympic gold next year, Khel Ratna will follow,' says boxer Vikas Krishan after missing out on top honour for second time
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'Will bring an Olympic gold next year, Khel Ratna will follow,' says boxer Vikas Krishan after missing out on top honour for second time

When I will return with Olympic gold, the committee will have to acknowledge my performance and recommend me for a Khel Ratna," Vikas, only the second Indian boxer to qualify for three Olympics, said.

National Sports Awards 2020: Arjuna Award win result of 13 years of hard work, says Ishant Sharma
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National Sports Awards 2020: Arjuna Award win result of 13 years of hard work, says Ishant Sharma

The 31-year-old Ishant Sharma said more than him, his family, especially his wife Pratima Singh, is proud of his achievement.

National Sports Awards 2020: Dutee Chand says Arjuna nomination will motivate her to breach Olympic qualification mark
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National Sports Awards 2020: Dutee Chand says Arjuna nomination will motivate her to breach Olympic qualification mark

Dutee featured in the Rio Olympics by breaching the qualifying standard of 11.32 seconds but this time the mark is 11.15 seconds.

National Sports Awards 2020: Chirag Shetty, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy elated after Arjuna comes as 'silver lining' during pandemic
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National Sports Awards 2020: Chirag Shetty, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy elated after Arjuna comes as 'silver lining' during pandemic

The awards ceremony will be held virtually on 29 August, the National Sports Day, instead of the Rashtrapati Bhavan this year due to the pandemic.

National Sports Awards 2020: Unprecedented eight para-sports personalities to receive Khel Ratna, Arjuna award
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National Sports Awards 2020: Unprecedented eight para-sports personalities to receive Khel Ratna, Arjuna award

An unprecedented eight para-sports personalities will receive the National Sports Awards, including the Khel Ratna to Paralympics gold medallist Mariyappan Thangavelu, virtually on 29 August.