Thursday, 11 August, 2022

Topic: boxing

How Nikhat Zareen fought patriarchy, shoulder injury & ‘idol Mary Kom’ to become world champion

The boxer from Telangana defeated Thailand’s Jitpong Jutamas to win a gold in the flyweight category at IBA Women's World Boxing Championships in Istanbul Thursday.

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.

On Camera


File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.