Tuesday, 25 January, 2022

Topic: boxing

Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain wins bronze medal at Tokyo Olympics

Borgohain goes home a history-maker as the 23-year-old, who started her career as a Muay Thai practitioner, has become the third Indian boxer to ensure a podium finish.

Mary Kom crashes out of Olympics despite winning 2 out of 3 rounds in pre-quarterfinals

The 38-year-old, who is a multiple-time Asian champion and a bronze-winner in the 2012 London Olympics, lost 2-3 to the 2016 Rio edition bronze-medallist Ingrit Valencia Thursday.

Nagaland MLAs win hearts with a song seeking to heal world ‘sailing in stormy weather’

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.

Dingko Singh — the ‘hot-blooded’ Asian Games gold medalist who inspired a generation of boxers

Ngangom Dingko Singh died Thursday after a long battle with liver cancer. He was 42.

Asian Games gold medallist boxer Dingko Singh, a cancer patient, tests positive for Covid

41-year-old Dingko Singh, who is battling liver cancer, tested positive on returning to Manipur from Delhi after undergoing radiation therapy.

Mary Kom says ‘not scared’ to fight Nikhat Zareen, asks Abhinav Bindra not to ‘interfere’

Mary Kom found herself embroiled in a controversy after Nikhat Zareen demanded a trial bout against her before the Indian squad for Olympic qualifiers is decided.

Kiren Rijiju says BFI will decide on Nikhat Zareen’s demand for trial bout against Mary Kom

Boxer Nikhat Zareen had written to Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju asking for the trial bout before the Indian squad for next year's Olympic qualifiers in China is finalised.

Mary Kom wins 8th boxing medal, enters Women’s World Championship semi-finals

By overcoming Colombia's Valencia Victoria, 6-time champion Mary Kom bettered her own record as the most successful boxer in the history of the marquee tournament.

Amit Panghal enters World Boxing Championship finals, Manish Kaushik finishes with bronze

India never won more than one bronze medal in a single edition of the world championships but Amit Panghal and Manish Kaushik changed that.

Mary Kom is a much better MP than Sachin Tendulkar

Tendulkar’s attendance over his six-year term in the Rajya Sabha was just 8%, Mary Kom is averaging 53% in only the first two years of her tenure.

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Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach on 20 January. | Twitter | @MEAIndia

Why German naval chief wanted West to respect Putin & what India-China have got to do with it

Western coalition will hope Schonbach’s sacking will mollify Ukraine. US doesn’t have the stomach to fight someone else’s war and India has more than a little skin in the game.
Close-up of a computer chip | Representational image | Wikimedia commons

Why is India no electronics hub like China? Govt cites high tariffs, no subsidies as challenges

Vision Document for the electronics manufacturing industry aims for it to be worth $300 billion by 2026, notes ‘punitive duty and tax’, lack of ‘robust ecosystem’ as challenges.


File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.