National Sports Day: All you need to know about its history, list of sporting honours to be bestowed today and more
The National Sports Day in India is celebrated on 29 August every year on the birth anniversary of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand. Every year, on the same day, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports under Government of India gives away the sports awards.
Five-time Paralympian shooter Naresh Kumar Sharma alleges 'ill-treatment' by SAI, threatens to return Arjuna Award
SAI Director General Neelam Kapur instituted an inquiry as per the Visakha Guidelines on sexual harassment and Sharma said he is awaiting a report for last three months
India hockey star Chinglensana Singh Kangujam says Arjuna Award will motivate him to give his all in upcoming tournaments
The National Sports Awards are set to take place on Thursday and Chinglensana Singh Kangujam is among the 19 athletes nominated for the Arjuna.
Arjuna Award-nominated rally driver Gaurav Gill says becoming 'government-certified' athlete will bring recognition to motorsport in India
Drawing a parallel with the state of golf and shooting now compared to 10-15 years ago, Gill is confident that his Arjuna will help his sport reach the masses
National team goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu hopes Arjuna Award win will 'serve as an inspiration' to Indian footballers
Gurpreet is the fourth goalkeeper since its inception to have been named for the award, the previous ones being Subrata Paul (2016), Brahmanand Sankhwalkar (1997) and the late Peter Thangaraj (1967)
HS Prannoy expresses frustration over Arjuna Award snub; BAI says it did not recommend shuttler's name in first place
Star shuttler HS Prannoy on Saturday questioned the criteria for Arjuna Award selection, saying knowing people who can push a nomination is more important than performances on court.
Paralympics silver medallist Deepa Malik in contention for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award; Ravindra Jadeja included in Arjuna Award nominees' list
The name of 48-year-old Deepa, who won a silver in the shot put F53 category in the 2016 Rio Paralympics, was added for the Khel Ratna by a 12-member selection committee on the second day of the two-day meeting.
Mary Kom, Bhaichung Bhutia, Anjum Chopra highlight 12-member selection panel for national sports awards
Unlike previous editions, this committee will handpick all the winners of National Sports Awards — the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award, Dronacharya Award (for coaches), Dhyan Chand Award (lifetime achievement) and Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Award.
Indian hockey team goalkeeper PR Sreejesh nominated for Khel Ratna, Chinglensana Singh, Akashdeep Singh up for Arjuna Award
Ace goalkeeper PR Sreejesh, who has also served as the Indian hockey team's captain, has previously been awarded with the Arjuna Award in 2015 and the Padma Shri in 2017
India's Anup Kumar says he'll continue to stay in touch with kabaddi after announcing retirement from sport
Speaking to the media after announcing his retirement, Anup Kumar said he plans to stay in touch with kabaddi, albeit in a more withdrawn role.
Asian Games gold medallist boxer Amit Panghal gears up for new challenges as jump to new weight category looms
Post the triumph at the Asian Games, Panghal now faces a stiff challenge of making a successful jump to a higher weight category (52 kg) as his preferred 49 kg category is all set to get scrapped from the Tokyo Olympics.
The BCCI on Tuesday congratulated Virat Kohli and Smriti Mandhana for being honoured with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Arjuna award respectively.
India captain Virat Kohli, weightlifting world champion Mirabai Chanu receive Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award
India captain Virat Kohli and weightlifting world champion Mirabai Chanu were presented with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award at a ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.
Table tennis star Manika Batra has mixed feelings on being recommended for Arjuna award as coach Sandeep Gupta misses Dronacharya honour
"Yes, I wanted him to get the award. But it is the government's decision and we have to respect that. I will work harder so that he gets it next time," Manika Batra said.
Amit, who claimed the light flyweight (49kg) category gold after defeating reigning Olympic champion Hasanboy Dusmatov of Uzbekistan in the Asiad final, joined Sonia Lather and Gaurav Bidhuri in the list of boxing nominees for the second highest sporting honour after the Khel Ratna.
Neeraj Chopra became only the fifth Indian athlete to have won a track and field gold medal at the Commonwealth Games after throwing 86.47m.
Yuki recently reclaimed his place in top-100 after a string of impressive performances, achieving his career-best rank of 83.
Batra created history in Gold Coast, single-handedly taking India to a maiden team gold before winning a singles gold, another first.
Para-swimmer Prasanta Karmakar suspended by PCI for recording videos of female swimmers; athlete refutes charges
The PCI revealed that a written complaint was received against Karmakar regarding acts of misconduct, misbehaviour and manhandling by the Arjuna awardee swimmer.
Commonwealth Games 2018: Experienced shooter Heena Sidhu among India's best bets for a medal at Gold Coast
Heena Sidhu is one of the experienced shooters in India’s shooting contingent at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and one of the country’s best bets for a gold medal.