NEW DELHI: The Centre on Tuesday asked state governments to crack down on outdoor (out-of-home) advertisements of gambling and betting platforms.

In a letter to chief secretaries of states and Union territories accessed by PTI, Information and Broadcasting secretary Apurva Chandra asked them to take "appropriate action" to curb outdoor advertisements of gambling betting platforms that are found on hoardings, banners and auto-rickshaws.

Dec 05, 2022 18:12
NEW DELHI: India's planned regulation of online gaming will reportedly apply to all real-money games after the Prime Minister's office overruled a proposal to only regulate games of skill and leave out games of chance.
Aug 09, 2021 07:08
MUMBAI: Promises of cash rewards are pouring in for the athletes who won medals at the just concluded Tokyo 2020 Games. The lion's share is of course going to Neeraj Chopra, who led India's most successful Olympics campaign ever that delivered one Gold, two Silver and four Bronze medals for a nation starved of Olympic glory. 
May 21, 2020 19:05
NEW DELHI: After over two months of lockdown due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the Union government will now allow stadiums to be opened for sports without the involvement of spectators.
Mar 05, 2020 19:03
NEW DELHI: The government on Wednesday advised National Sports Federations (NSFs) to exercise caution while planning foreign competitions and training stints in view of the coronavirus outbreak. The novel coronavirus has so far claimed over 3,000 lives and infected more than 94,000 people across the world after being first detected in Wuhan, China.
Dec 16, 2019 17:12
NEW DELHI: The satraps helming many sports federations in the country will not take kindly to a bald truth highlighted by Indian Olympic Association president Narinder Batra - that is was the way federations were being run, rather than lack of support from the government, that was the biggest hurdle to the competitive performances of various sports on the international arena.
Jun 07, 2019 16:06
NEW DELHI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has sought permission from the government to host the Pakistan women's cricket team for a one-day international series this year as a part of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Women's Championship, Cricbuzz reports.
Feb 07, 2019 17:02
NEW DELHI: Wednesday’s draw at the International Tennis Federation (ITF) headquarters in London for the Group I and Group II Davis Cup ties in mid-September has caught the All India Tennis Association (AITA) between a rock and a hard place. 
Jul 20, 2018 15:07
NEW DELHI: Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Thursday said that the rate of pension for sportspersons who have won medals in international competitions and have retired from active sports, has been doubled from April 1.
Jun 02, 2018 18:06
COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan central government on Friday appointed a "competent authority" to supervise day-to-day affairs of Sri Lanka Cricket, a day after after SLC president Thilanga Sumathipala’s term came to an end.   The competent authority is headed by the secretary of Sri Lanka's sports ministry, Kamal Padmasiri.
Mar 28, 2018 14:03
NEW DELHI: The Centre is looking to use 'cricket for diplomacy' by granting free access of India's cricketing facilities to Commonwealth nations, Indian Express reports. The government is likely to make an open invitation to nations for the same, at the Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) summit, scheduled for April in London.