20 Jul 2011
The definition of poor (read economically weak class) and their search has proved a tough nut to crack for the Delhi government. After being slammed by the Lokayukta for failing to provide flats to people hailing from financially weak background under the Rajiv Ratna Awas Yojna, the Delhi government has come up with a ‘not-so-perfect’ alibi of failing to find the deserving candidates.
16 Dec 2014
Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday approved five projects costing Rs 317.54 crore for providing housing facilities to poor people living in slums in Faridabad, Gurgaon, Bahadurgarh and Rohtak towns.
29 Aug 2016
New Delhi: Shuttler PV Sindhu, wrestler Sakshi Malik, gymnast Dipa Karmakar, and shooter Jitu Rai were on Monday conferred the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna - the country's highest sporting honour - at Rashtrapati Bhawan.
22 Aug 2016
New Delhi: Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu, bronze medallist Sakshi Malik, Gymnast Dipa Karmakar and shooter Jitu Rai is all set to be conferred with country's highest sporting honour Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award on August 29 as per policy decision by the government of India.
08 Apr 2015
Patna: Bihar Legislative Assembly on Wednesday witnessed pandemonium following acrimonious exchanges between ruling and opposition benches on the Centre's cutting down of funds under Indira Awas Yojna for the poor.
03 May 2016
New Delhi: Virat Kohli's perseverance finally seems to be paying off as the Indian Test skipper, who is currently in top form, was nominated for Khel Ratna, India's highest sports honour.
01 Aug 2015
New Delhi: The Sports Ministry today confirmed that Wimbledon doubles champion Sania Mirza has been recommended for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna but made it clear that the final decision rests with only the Awards Committee.
03 May 2016
New Delhi: The Indian Cricket Board has recommended Test captain Virat Kohli for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the country's highest sporting honour, and Ajinkya Rahane for the Arjuna award this year.
28 Aug 2016
New Delhi: Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Saturday said that the nominees for this year's National Sports awards, including silver medallist shuttler PV Sindhu and bronze medal winning wrestler Sakshi Malik at Rio Olympic Games, will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Sunday.
11 Aug 2015
New Delhi: Sania Mirza was today recommended for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, becoming only the second tennis player ever to be named for the country's highest sporting honour.