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Deepa Malik receives Khel Ratna, Punia & Jadeja miss awards ceremony

New Delhi: Asian and Commonwealth Games champion wrestler Bajrang Punia and Paralympics silver medallist Deepa Malik were awarded the country’s highest sporting honour — the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award — on the National Sports Day awards ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Thursday. While Malik took the award, Punia had to skip the awards […]

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Kohli, lifter Chanu recommended for Khel Ratna

New Delhi :  Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and weightlifter Mirabai Chanu have reportedly been recommended for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, country’s highest sporting honour, it was learnt on Monday. If the sports ministry accepts the committee’s recommendations, then Kohli will be the third cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar (1997) and former captain Mahendra Singh […]