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China to hand over five missing youths from Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday, says Kiren Rijiju
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China to hand over five missing youths from Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday, says Kiren Rijiju

The youths who had gone hunting in the jungle were reportedly whisked away by the Chinese PLA soldiers from the India-China border in Upper Subansiri district on 4 September

China's PLA confirms five missing Arunachal youths found by their side, says Kiren Rijiju
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China's PLA confirms five missing Arunachal youths found by their side, says Kiren Rijiju

The Union minister also said that the modalities to handover the five youth to Indian authorities is being worked out

Sports Ministry extends contracts of nine foreign coaches, including High Performance Director for Athletics
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Sports Ministry extends contracts of nine foreign coaches, including High Performance Director for Athletics

This decision was taken by the ministry with a focus on the 2024 and 2028 Olympics, and to ensure Olympic-bound athletes are able to train consistently with one coach and work on improving their performance.

Sports minister Kiren Rijiju says he cannot give time-frame regarding return of crowds to stadiums
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Sports minister Kiren Rijiju says he cannot give time-frame regarding return of crowds to stadiums

Rijiju said a decision on when crowds will be allowed inside stadia will have to be taken by local authorities by following the guidelines as laid down by the Home Ministry.

Dhyan Chand 115th birth anniversary: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, cricketer Virender Sehwag and others pay tribute to hockey legend
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Dhyan Chand 115th birth anniversary: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, cricketer Virender Sehwag and others pay tribute to hockey legend

The hockey legend Dhyan Chand was born on 29 August 1905 and in his honour India commemorates the National Sports Day. Wishes poured in on the 115th birth anniversary of 'The Wizard'.

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.

India plans to host BRICS Games during Khelo India Games in 2021
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India plans to host BRICS Games during Khelo India Games in 2021

Rijiju said that aligning BRICS with Khelo India Games will motivate and boost the morale of players from various parts of the country who will gather for Khelo India Games.

'Hum toh shadow bangaye': Boxer Manoj Kumar's coach Rajesh Kumar Rajound on Dronacharya snub
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'Hum toh shadow bangaye': Boxer Manoj Kumar's coach Rajesh Kumar Rajound on Dronacharya snub

After being snubbed for the Dronacharya, two-time Olympian Manoj Kumar's brother, Rajesh Kumar Rajound, said: "Gareeb aadmi ke liye sirf samaan hi sab kuch hota hai."

National Sports Awards 2020: Manoj Kumar writes to Kiren Rijiju asking Dronacharya for brother, coach
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National Sports Awards 2020: Manoj Kumar writes to Kiren Rijiju asking Dronacharya for brother, coach

Boxer Manoj Kumar wrote to the Union sports minister Kiren Rijiju asking for his brother and personal coach Rajesh Kumar Rajound to be nominated for the Dronacharya Award this year.

National Sports Awards 2020: Rohit Sharma, Vinesh Phogat among five athletes to receive Khel Ratna; 29 finalised for Arjuna Award
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National Sports Awards 2020: Rohit Sharma, Vinesh Phogat among five athletes to receive Khel Ratna; 29 finalised for Arjuna Award

This is the first time in the history of awards that five athletes have been recommended for the Khel Ratna, with the final decision resting on sports minister Kiren Rijiju

NSFs granted two-day extension from Sports Ministry to submit Sports Code questionnaire upon IOA's request
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NSFs granted two-day extension from Sports Ministry to submit Sports Code questionnaire upon IOA's request

The ministry acceded to IOA's request after its president Narinder Batra and secretary-general Rajeev Mehta held a meeting with Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and Sports Secretary Ravi Mittal on Tuesday

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju asks states to actively organise Khelo India Games to identify talent
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Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju asks states to actively organise Khelo India Games to identify talent

Kiren Rijiju also stressed on the need for states to identify on priority their best sporting infrastructure for the Khelo India State Centre of Excellence (KISCE).

India will be in top-10 at 2028 Los Angeles Olympics, says Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju
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India will be in top-10 at 2028 Los Angeles Olympics, says Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju

Rijiju added that steps like enhancing the skill sets of Indian coaches, removal of Rs 2-lakh salary cap for coaches and extension of coaching tenures will bring positive changes in the system.

Sports minister Kiren Rijiju says he’d urge states to start ‘some kind of sporting activities’ after two-three months
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Sports minister Kiren Rijiju says he’d urge states to start ‘some kind of sporting activities’ after two-three months

Union sports minister Kiren Rijiju emphasised on resuming non-contact sports as and when the COVID-19 situation in India, currently the third-worst-affected globally, improves.

Kiren Rijiju, state sports ministers discuss roadmap for resumption of events post-COVID-19
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Kiren Rijiju, state sports ministers discuss roadmap for resumption of events post-COVID-19

Sports Ministers of 18 states and union territories on Tuesday briefed Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on their post COVID-19 resumption plans on the opening day of a two-day virtual meeting to chalk a way forward amid the pandemic.

Kiren Rijiju to hold discussions with state, union sports ministers to figure out resumption after COVID-19
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Kiren Rijiju to hold discussions with state, union sports ministers to figure out resumption after COVID-19

During the meeting with Rijiju, inclusion of fitness and sports in the curriculum of schools across the country will also come up for discussion.

Sports minister Kiren Rijiju says government will continue to support financially-challenged athletes
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Sports minister Kiren Rijiju says government will continue to support financially-challenged athletes

Rijiju said athletes, both former and current, deserve respect and dignity at every level of society, and not doing that would be sending out the wrong message.

Kiren Rijiju says girl taking her father on cycle from Gurgaon to Bihar was tragic, but expecting medals from her shows lack of sports knowledge
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Kiren Rijiju says girl taking her father on cycle from Gurgaon to Bihar was tragic, but expecting medals from her shows lack of sports knowledge

Rijiju was amazed that his colleagues felt that people like Jyoti Kumari, Kambala jockey Srinivas Gowda and Rameshwar Gurjar -- who became social media sensation -- were Olympic prospects.

NRAI to take COVID-19 situation into consideration while deciding location of Olympic shooting camp
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NRAI to take COVID-19 situation into consideration while deciding location of Olympic shooting camp

Hoping for a mid-August resumption of camps for its Olympics core group after weeks of inactivity, the NRAI office-bearers have a meeting scheduled for 15 July to review the situation and explore various options

Sports minister Kiren Rijiju urges states to adopt a sport each to boost India’s chances of rich medal haul at Olympics
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Sports minister Kiren Rijiju urges states to adopt a sport each to boost India’s chances of rich medal haul at Olympics

Sports minister Kiren Rijiju clarified that while the initiative, which also includes corporates, doesn’t stop the states from promoting other sports, their focus would have to remain on the discipline of their choosing.