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Kiren Rijiju


India will be in top-10 in 2028 Los Angeles Olympics: Kiren Rijiju

July 25, 2020 5:11 pm

Kiren Rijiju said the 'Target Olympic Podium Junior Scheme' is scouting talent as young as 10-year-olds and 12-year-olds with an aim to prepare them for the 2028 Los Angeles Games.

Don't want to degrade my colleagues but even in Parliament there is no knowledge (of sports): Rijiju

July 11, 2020 4:05 pm

Rijijiu 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.

Sports Ministry to remove salary cap of Rs 2 lakhs for Indian coaches

July 04, 2020 1:10 pm

The Sports Ministry on Saturday announced the doing away with of the Rs 2 lakh cap on the salary given to Indian coaches training elite athletes in a bid to encourage them to produce better results and attract former players to become high performance trainers.

Mumbai hockey stalwarts write to Kiren Rijiju, urge intervention against Hockey India policy

July 03, 2020 9:47 am

Hockey India's ‘one state, one association’ policy means Mumbai will not be able to field a separate team in the National Championships which might lead to fewer opportunities for players.

No plan to reduce spending: Kiren Rijiju

June 25, 2020 8:06 am

Sports minister Kiren Rijiju assured the national sports federations on Wednesday that ‘there is no plan to reduce spends on any of the verticals’.

Centre considers salary cut for foreign coaches; federations up in arms

June 24, 2020 1:15 pm

The federations have demanded that the contracts of the coaches be extended till 2022 since India will be competing in three major events in a span of 12 months.

Kiren Rijiju eyes August restart without spectators, IOA wants flexibility with dates

June 23, 2020 8:25 pm

The sports ministry has suggested the federations that they submit an interim Annual Competition and Training Calendar (ACTC) to kick start training of Olympic bound athletes in a phased manner.

Communal harmony, tolerance in DNA of India, majority community: Kiren Rijiju

June 11, 2020 4:03 pm

Mandated by the US Congress, the report documenting major instances of the violation of religious freedom across the world was released by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the State Department.

New education policy will have sports as part of curriculum: Kiren Rijiju

June 11, 2020 3:40 pm

Kiren Rijiju was speaking in the inaugural session of the 'International Webinar on Olympism and Olympic Education in the 21st century'.

'No sporting events in near future, have to live with new normal': Kiren Rijiju

May 23, 2020 5:48 pm

Kiren Rijiju's statement gain greater significance in the context of the suspended IPL, which the BCCI wants to host in October-November in case the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia is postponed.


Exclusive pictures of MI-17 V5 Helicopters

April 10, 2015 12:28 pm

The two choppers are the first batch of the helicopters' fleet which are expected to join the BSF by year-end.


Along with Kerala, Nagaland is going through its own crisis this monsoon: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:17 pm

The Nagaland government requires around Rs 800 crore immediately for the restoration of the damages caused by landslides and flash flood during this monsoon season, a top state government official said Monday. See more:

India has given all Pathankot attack evidence to Pak: Kiren Rijiju

March 01, 2016 8:32 am

New Delhi, Mar 01 (ANI): Minister of state for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday said that India has handed over all evidence collected in relation to Pathankot attack to Pakistan. He added that for the first time Pakistan has initiated action after handing over of evidence by India by registering the case. The Pakistan had decided to send a team to Pathankot but they haven't yet given details.

Headley’s deposition will lead to logical conclusions: Rijiju

February 08, 2016 9:31 am

Rampur/ New Delhi, Feb 08 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said that David Coleman Headley revelation will lead India to a logical conclusion. He added that he cannot speak in details as he does not have any official confirmation yet. He further said that it was already known who is involved in the terror attack and Headley’s deposition will be helpful.

21st Century will be Asian Century: Rijiju in Tokyo

January 20, 2016 7:13 am

Tokyo, Jan 20 (ANI): Addressing a symposium in Tokyo, Japan, Union Minister of State (MoS) for Home Kiren Rijiju said the 21st century will be the Asian Century as the world look to countries in Asia the for upliftment of the global economy.He said Asia would provide ideas and leadership for a harmonious global relationship.The theme of the symposium was 'Shared Values and Democracy in Asia'.