Paralympic athletes will be eligible for India's Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in future after being overlooked for this year's prize.
Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has revealed his delight at the success of the nation's athletes at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Canadian Paralympians were welcomed back from Rio 2016 in seven cities across the country after a 29-medal haul in Brazil.
The Dutch team enjoyed a spectacular welcome home from the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro as their planes from Brazil were accompanied by two F16 fighter planes from the Royal Netherlands Air Force, the Koninklijke Luchtmacht.
Austria's Rio 2016 Paralympic team were given a warm welcome by a group of dignitaries from the worlds of sport and politics after returning home to Vienna International Airport.
The Paralympic flag today arrived in Tokyo from Rio de Janeiro and has been hung at the t the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Plaza alongside the Olympic one which arrived in the Japanese capital last month.
Namibia should increase its funding to its Paralympic athletes by nearly 50 times to help them move closer to achieving their target of finishing in the top 10 countries at Tokyo 2020 after the team enjoyed after its most successful-ever Games at Rio 2016.
Russian athletes who won gold medals at the country’s competition which was held after their ban from the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games will be awarded prize money of more than $61,800 (£47,400/€55,300), according to information posted on the official website of the Russian Government.
The Chef de Mission of China’s delegation for the Rio 2016 Paralympics has hailed the country’s dominance at the Games, saying it reflects the nation's efforts to provide an expansive support structure for athletes with disabilities.
International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven has expressed his appreciation for the supporters of the #FillTheSeats global crowdfunding campaign, which allowed more than 15,000 children to attend the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games here after raising over $450,000 (£345,000/€403,000).
Putin blasts IPC for banning Russia from Rio 2016 Paralympics as spokesman claims decision is illegal
Russian President Vladimir Putin has again blasted the decision of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to ban his country from the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, while his spokesman Dmitry Peskov claimed it is illegal.
IPC President pays condolences to family of late Iranian cyclist as Rio 2016 Paralympic Games come to an end
International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven paid his condolences to the family, friends and team-mates of late Iranian cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad before officially declaring the 2016 Paralympic Games closed here this evening.
Japanese Paralympic Committee (JPC) President Mitsunori Torihara has admitted they will have to analyse and decide which sports to concentrate on at Tokyo 2020 after they failed to win a gold medal at Rio 2016 and ranked 59th overall, their worst ever performance.
By Daniel Etchells at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro and Duncan Mackay and Liam Morgan in London
International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven admitted here today that the death of Iranian cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad has "cast a dark shadow" over the Paralympics, but believes the Games will still be remembered as a success.