Saturday, 22 January, 2022
TopicNeeraj Chopra

Topic: Neeraj Chopra

PM Modi hails Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra for motivating young students on sports

Modi's praise came a day after Javelin thrower Chopra visited a school in Ahmedabad to launch a national mission to make students aware of the importance of fitness and sports.

What a Vogue cover means for Neeraj Chopra and Indian male athletes

Neeraj Chopra has broken the glamour glass ceiling by being the first male athlete to adorn the cover of Vogue India. Move over cricketers.

Neeraj Chopra, Lovlina Borgohain, Manpreet Singh among 12 athletes to get Khel Ratna

Indian men's hockey team captain Manpreet Singh was originally recommended for the Arjuna award but he joined goalkeeper PR Sreejesh as the second hockey player in the list of awardees.

Neeraj Chopra, Ravi Dahiya, Lovlina Borgohain among 11 players nominated for Khel Ratna

Sunil Chhetri also became the country's first footballer to be selected for the award. The announcements were delayed this year to include performances of the para-athletes in Tokyo.

Modi’s phone call to Neeraj Chopra, Paralympic winners was also a gold — politically

Modi has turned the idea of a 'distant' PM on its head, steering interactions with people away from just election speeches and addresses from the Red Fort.

A ‘dirty agenda’ spanning bangles & javelins, and Kerala’s unending second wave

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Don’t use me for propaganda, Neeraj Chopra says after outrage over remark on Pakistan player

Neeraj Chopra posted a video on Twitter Thursday after people alleged that Pakistan athlete Arshad Nadeem was trying to 'tamper' with Chopra’s javelin.

Red FM RJs dance to ‘uden jab jab zulfein teri’ to greet Neeraj Chopra, trolled as ‘sexist’

Red FM's female employees post video of a dance they did for Olympic Gold medalist Neeraj Chopra, some Twitter users say the behaviour reduces Chopra to a 'sexual object'.

Indian Olympic medal-winners return from Tokyo, govt throws grand felicitation ceremony

The event was held a few hours after the winners made their way out of the Delhi airport amid utter chaos. PV Sindhu & Mirabai Chanu were absent as they are already home.

Naseem Ahmad isn’t Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra’s coach now. He coached him till 2016

Naseem Ahmad coached Neeraj Chopra from 2011 to 2016, when the latter was a teenager. At present, Chopra is coached by Germans Klaus Bartonietz and Uwe Hohn.

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BBC is Britain’s only imperial legacy with purpose, UK must value it to remain in soft-power war

It’s deeply worrying that the Johnson govt, filled with defenders of the country’s imperial past, seems intent on rendering this last great British asset valueless.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.

Defence

File image of German Ambassador to India Walter J. Lindner | Twitter | @AmbLindnerIndia

Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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