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Para athletes give us inspiration, are treated at par with able-bodied athletes, says Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju
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Para athletes give us inspiration, are treated at par with able-bodied athletes, says Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju

Rijiju also said that he will request the respective state governments to support the paralympians in their respective region in the best possible way.

Deepa Malik confirms retiring from sport in September, says didn’t make news public while running for Indian Paralympic chief
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Deepa Malik confirms retiring from sport in September, says didn’t make news public while running for Indian Paralympic chief

Deepa Malik, the first Indian woman to claim a medal in the Paralympic Games, has retired from active sports, a decision she took before becoming the Paralympic Committee of India President earlier this year but revealed only on Monday.

Suvarna Raj rues lack of facilities after accommodation issues mar National Para Athletics Championships in Panchkula
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Suvarna Raj rues lack of facilities after accommodation issues mar National Para Athletics Championships in Panchkula

Medal-winning Indian para-athlete Suvarna Raj, who is taking part in the 18th National Para Athletics Championships at Panchkula, lamented the poor facilities for the physically challenged at the venue, where apparently even the toilets are not accessible.

Khel Ratna winner Devendra Jhajharia wants state governments to provide more support to disabled athletes
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Khel Ratna winner Devendra Jhajharia wants state governments to provide more support to disabled athletes

Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia is the only Indian to win two Paralympic gold medals

Para Athletics Championships: Amit Saroha clinches silver in men's club throw event, sets Asian record
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Para Athletics Championships: Amit Saroha clinches silver in men's club throw event, sets Asian record

Amit's best throw of 30.25 metres, which came in his third attempt, fetched him the silver medal.

Indian para-athletes win 13 medals at IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Dubai
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Indian para-athletes win 13 medals at IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Dubai

Indian para-athletes did the country proud by claiming 13 medals in the season-opening Fazaa International IPC International Athletics Grand Prix at the Dubai Club Stadium.

Sports Minister Vijay Goel lays foundation stone at India's first para athlete training centre
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Sports Minister Vijay Goel lays foundation stone at India's first para athlete training centre

Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Sunday laid the foundation stone of the Center of Excellence for Para Sports in Gandhinagar, which will be the first-ever training facility in the country dedicated to para athletes.

Paralympics 2016: India's Amit Kumar Saroha misses out on club throw bronze by a whisker
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Paralympics 2016: India's Amit Kumar Saroha misses out on club throw bronze by a whisker

India's Amit Kumar Saroha missed a bronze medal by a whisker in the men's F-51 club throw competition at the Rio Paralympic Games on Friday

Paralympics 2016: Vijay Goel requests PM Narendra Modi to meet Indian para-athletes after event
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Paralympics 2016: Vijay Goel requests PM Narendra Modi to meet Indian para-athletes after event

Sports Minister Vijay Goel has requested the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to meet India's para-athletes after their stupendous show at the Rio Paralympics.

Deepa Malik credits daring to dream as key reason behind winning Paralympics 2016 silver
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Deepa Malik credits daring to dream as key reason behind winning Paralympics 2016 silver

The first Indian woman to clinch a Paralympic medal, a thrilled Deepa Malik says her F-53 shot put silver is a result of being daring enough to dream.

Paralympics 2016: Mariyappan Thangavelu to donate Rs 30 lakh to his school in Tamil Nadu
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Paralympics 2016: Mariyappan Thangavelu to donate Rs 30 lakh to his school in Tamil Nadu

Mariyappan Thangavelu, who scripted history at Rio Paralympics 2016 by clinching gold medal, has donated Rs 30 lakh from the prize money towards his school.

SAI to take decision on all matters concerning para-athletes
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SAI to take decision on all matters concerning para-athletes

Apart from the selection matters, SAI will also take care of coaching camps and submission of entries of para-athletes in international tournaments.

Sports ministry also suspends Paralympic Committee of India
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Sports ministry also suspends Paralympic Committee of India

Taking a cue from the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the government on Wednesday suspended the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) for gross negligence and poor management of the 15th National Para Athletics Championships in Ghaziabad last month.

We're not asking for the moon, we're demanding basic facilities: Para shuttler Anand Kumar
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We're not asking for the moon, we're demanding basic facilities: Para shuttler Anand Kumar

Anand's reaction comes in the wake of reports revealing shocking treatment meted out to participants of recently concluded National Para-Athletics Championship in Ghaziabad.

The sad truth: Poor facilities at Para-Athletic Championships is the norm
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The sad truth: Poor facilities at Para-Athletic Championships is the norm

he 15th National Para-Athletic Championships was in the news for all the wrong reasons last weekend. Reports surfaced during the three day event about the substandard facilities provided to the differently-abled athletes.