Sania Mirza became the second tennis player to receive the country's highest sporting honour after Leander Paes.
Usain Bolt, who had already won the 100 and 200m events, ran the anchor leg as the Jamaicans took gold in 37.36 secs.
Former heptathlete Dafne Schippers’ final surge takes her to women's 200m gold, crossing the line in 21.63 secs to beat 28-year-old CR.
Usain Bolt said he was only 50-50 about running at the next world championships in 2017 in London.
Mandeep Jangra took down Vietnam's Vien Ngoc Huynh 3-0 in the bout which had to abandoned after the Vietnamese suffered a cut.
With this draw, Viswanathan Anand took his tally to 1.5 points out of a possible five and with just four rounds to come.
Prior to Beijing, Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin had not met since September 2013.
Usain Bolt won the gold medal by finishing the race in 19.55 seconds at the World Athletics Championships.
Usain Bolt was hit by a cameraman on a Segway while he was celebrating his 200m final win with the fans.
Usain Bolt, after winning the 100m gold at World Athletics Championships, won the 200m gold as well on Thursday.
Vikas Gowda was the only Indian in action on Thursday at the World Athletics Championships.
Genzebe Dibaba ran easily before putting in a little kick for home to win her 5,000-meter heat in 15 minutes, 20.82 seconds.
By the fifth of the total seven laps, Lalita Babar's carefully measured strides began to give way.
Tintu Luka, who is coached by the legendary P.T. Usha, recorded a time of two minutes and 0.95 seconds to finish seventh.
Earlier this year, Kenya's marathon star Rita Jeptoo was banned for two years after being caught doping.
Viswanathan Anand pressed for an advantage without risk against Topalov to get back in the tournament.
Usain Bolt returned to the Beijing track two days after winning 100m title, and won his 200m heat in an easy 20.28 seconds.
Mo Farah won the 5,000m at the last two world championships and is bidding to become the first man to win the event three times.
Yogeshwar Dutt, though, added that staying injury-free in the next one year would be his biggest challenge.
Viswanathan Anand was in for another shock as he was defeated by Alexander Grischuk after going down to Hikaru Nakamura.
The Dronacharya Award, instituted in 1985, are given to honour eminent coaches across the nation.
Former India player Prabhjot Singh was made to make way, greeting the kabaddi team with a wry smile.
Fraser-Pryce matches Bolt stride by stride, wins thrid 100m world title at the World Athletics Championships.
Lalit Shivaji Babar, the reigning Asian champion, clocked 9:27.86 to finish fourth in heat number two at World Athletics Championships.
U Mumba rose to the occasion of Pro Kabaddi League 2015 final to to beat the Bengaluru Bulls 36-30 to lift the title.
After trailing Justin Gatlin over course of year and race, Usain Bolt produces desperate lunge to win 100 m at World Championships by 0.01 seconds.
The home crowd was disappointed as Lopez pipped home hope Wang Zhen in 20 km race walk.
Justin Gatlin underlines his status as 100m gold medal favourite at Worlds with fastest time in heats; Usain Bolt fifth fastest, while Mo Farah retains 10,000m title.
Among the newcomers in the second edition of the elite league, Sandeep Kandola has been the find of the year.
David Rudisha, Olympic champion, led from start to finish as he clocked a time of 1:48.31 in the sixth and final heat.
Benguluru Bulls defeated Telugu Titans 39-38 while last year finalists U Mumba beat Patna Pirates 35-18.
Usain Bolt said he can't save the sport from the doping menace all by himself.
Usain Bolt's appearance at Beijing's iconic Bird's Nest stadium comes 7 years after he stormed to treble gold at the 2008 Olympic Games
In his petition, Vijender has mentioned that he had submitted an application to Haryana DGP on July 3 and again on July 24 to grant him one year leave.
Inderjeet Singh, the country’s most consistent athlete over the past one year, faces his sternest test at athletics’ global event.
The two-week tourney begins in Chennai on September 26. The World Team Championship are contested every alternate years.