MARY KOM

  • Mary Kom decides to quit boxing after Rio Olympics 10 hours 28 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Olympic medallist pugilist MC Mary Kom on Monday said she has decided to quit boxing after the 2016 Rio Olympic Games as her body would not be able to cope with the rigours of the sport any further. The 32-year-old has been giving hints for some time that she...
  • Darshan Kumar: I was nominated at all the awards, but most of them went to Tiger Shroff 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Actor Darshan Kumar, who was incredibly convincing as Priyanka Chopra's too-good-to-be-true husband in 'Mary Kom', is now going for the kill. In his second film 'NH10', he is cast in a completely antithetical role of a despicable criminal who torments and brutalises the heroine Anushka Sharma. "No two roles can...
  • Happy that Barack Obama took my name, says Milkha Singh January 28, 2015

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, legendary sprinter Milkha Singh said, "I'm happy that Barack Obama took my name along with Mary Kom and Shah Rukh Khan. My story is similar to Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi." Addressing a Town hall event at the Siri Fort auditorium on the third...
  • Watch: Mary Kom thanks Barack Obama for acknowledging her January 28, 2015

    Pleasantly surprised after Barack Obama took her name while talking about Indian achievers, celebrated Indian woman boxer MC Mary Kom said on Tuesday that it felt proud to be acknowledged by the US President. "It's a proud moment for me, I thank him for acknowledging me," she said. ...
  • Thankful to Barack Obama for acknowledging me: Mary Kom January 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Pleasantly surprised after Barack Obama took her name while talking about Indian achievers, celebrated Indian woman boxer MC Mary Kom said on Tuesday that it felt proud to be acknowledged by the US President. Addressing a Town hall event at the Siri Fort auditorium on the third and final...
  • Priyanka Chopra wins best actress award for 'Mary Kom', dedicates it to her late father January 13, 2015

    Mumbai: 'Mary Kom' was one of the top gainers at the Renault Star Guild Awards 2015 and actress Priyanka Chopra, who played the main lead in the film, has dedicated its success to her late father Ashok Chopra. "Thank u #starGuildAwards for the acknowledgements tonight...#MaryKom is for my dad.. Thank you...
  • Boxer Mary Kom mulls retirement after 2016 Olympics January 12, 2015

    Guwahati: Olympic Bronze medallist boxer MC Mary Kom on Monday said she may retire after 2016 Olympics in Brazil though she's yet to take a final decision. "I have not taken a final decision but maybe I will not continue after Rio Olympics. I may retire," Marykom said. "Training is very important...
  • 'Mary Kom' designer Isha Mantry dies due to drug overdose December 31, 2014

    Panaji: A 27-year-old woman from Mumbai collapsed allegedly due to a drug overdose at an Electronic Dance Music festival at Candolim beach late Monday and subsequently died at a local hospital, the Congress alleged Tuesday. Addressing a press conference, Congress spokesperson Sunil Kawthankar said that the deceased was a Mumbai resident,...
  • 'Mary Kom' director Omung Kumar to start shooting 'War' by October December 22, 2014

    Mumbai: 'Mary Kom' fame director Omung Kumar says he will start shooting his next film, based on World War II, by mid-October 2015. Kumar told IANS: "It's a period film and I feel their stories haven't been told on screen. I will shoot in some real locations and also create a...
  • Irom Sharmila's fight agaInst AFSPA, Mary Kom's gold keep Manipur in news in 2014 December 22, 2014

    Imphal: Terrorist activities including blasts on Republic Day, Irom Sharmila's fast entering the 15th year and boxer MC Mary Kom winning an Asiad gold kept Manipur in news in 2014. Though there was some decline in terrorist activities, nevertheless 13 civilians including five non-Manipuris were either killed by unidentified gunmen or...
  • 'Mary Kom' director Omung Kumar to turn producer with a sports-based film December 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Omung Kumar, who made a successful directorial debut in Bollywood with 'Mary Kom' earlier this year, says he will turn producer with his next movie, which is also a sports-based tale. "I'm turning producer with my next film, which I won't be directing but only be producing. "As a creative person,...
  • Crime against women? Not about clothes, but dirty mindset, says Shishir Sharma December 9, 2014

    Actor Shishir Sharma, who played a national level coach in the popular biopic 'Mary Kom', will soon be seen in the prime time TV soap 'Shastri Sisters'. Even though he is playing a cameo in the show, he sounds upbeat about his role. In an interview with IBNLive.com, the actor...
  • 'India can produce more Mary Koms' December 7, 2014

    Gurgaon: India has the potential to produce many Mary Koms, the Asian Games gold medal winning boxer from Manipur said Sunday. Mary Kom said she was working hard to win a gold at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She had won a bronze at the 2012 London games. The...
  • I had no knowledge about it: Priyanka Chopra on the alleged sex racket that was being run from her property in Mumbai November 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Commenting on recent reports about her flat being used to run a sex racket, actress Priyanka Chopra says she had no clue about what was happening in her property as she doesn't snoop around. "When we rent properties we don't go and check what is happening in the bedroom....
  • Kajol's mother was a working mom: Tara Sharma talks about empowering mothers November 29, 2014

    New Delhi/Mumbai: Bollywood actress-turned television show host Tara Sharma is not apologetic about her accomplishments. Grounded and honest, Sharma doesn't mind saying that her show is the "parenting Oprah" of India. Dressed in a cheerful yellow shirt, Sharma chatted with us on Google Hangouts. "The show is centred around discussing parenting...
  • Boxer Mary Kom backs Sarita Devi November 20, 2014

    "I just want to say that I want her (likely) suspension (if it happens) to be lifted as soon as possible," she said for Sarita, who is facing the prospect of a lengthy ban from the AIBA. ...
  • Main aim is to qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics, says Mary Kom November 20, 2014

    After clinching an elusive gold medal at the Asian Games in Incheon, star woman boxer MC Mary Kom is confident of getting back into the ring next year by recovering from her current injuries and qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. "Yes, that (qualifying for Rio Games) is my main...
  • Boxer Mary Kom hopes to be back in two months November 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Olympic medallist M C Mary Kom on Tuesday said she would take around two months time to recover from the hamstring injury, that has kept her out of the Women's World Boxing Championship at Jeju, South Korea, to be held from November 13 to 25. The injury has robbed Mary...
  • Pinki replaces Mary Kom, Priyanka in for Sarita for World Boxing Championships November 8, 2014

    Pinki Rani replaced an injured MC Mary Kom, while Priyanka Choudhary came in for the suspended Sarita Dev in the Indian squad announced on Saturday for the Women's World Boxing Championships to be held at Jeju, South Korea from November 13 to 25. Sarita is currently serving a provisional ban, which...
  • Olympic sports can learn a lot from cricket: Rahul Dravid October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Batting on a different wicket as member of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOP) initiated by the Ministry of Sports to increase India's medal tally, former captain Rahul Dravid said that Olympic sports can learn a lot from cricket and vice versa. "Sport is sport and performance at elite...
  • Narendra Modi lauds Mary Kom for 'Swachh Bharat' effort October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday praised boxing icon M.C. Mary Kom and union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu for their effort towards 'Swachh Bharat Mission'. "Swachh Bharat Mission will get a great impetus by Mary Kom joining the mission in Imphal," Modi said in a tweet. Sharing news...
  • Celebrate this Diwali with Modi crackers, Priyanka sparklers October 22, 2014

    New Delhi: After the Narendra Modi wave swept the political arena, it seems to be doing the same in the markets this Diwali. With markets being adorned with diyas, lights, paper candles, crackers, people are flocking the place looking for particular kinds of crackers and sparklers. After Modi t-shirt, mugs, badges,...
  • Attack on Manipuri youth in Bangalore disheartening: Mary Kom October 15, 2014

    In a suspected hate crime incident in Bangalore, a Manipuri student was beaten up by people for ignoring their demand that he speak in Kannada. ...
  • India's Asian Games medallists honoured October 14, 2014

    India in the recently concluded Asian Games in Incheon finished with 57 medals, which included 11 gold, 10 silver and 36 bronze. ...
  • Incheon Games performance is inspiring, says Sports Minister Sarbanada Sonowal October 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Terming the performance of Indian athletes at the Incheon Asian Games as "inspiring", the government of India on Monday felicitated the medal winners at a ceremony here and gave them cash awards. India won 57 medals, including 11 gold medals, at the 17th edition of the Games in the...
  • Samsung India names Mary Kom the Most Valuable Player of India's Asiad campaign October 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Olympic bronze medallist M C Mary Kom was on Monday chosen as the Most Valuable Player of India's Incheon Asian Games campaign at a felicitation of the medal winners by contingent sponsors Samsung India here. Mary Kom, who became the first Indian woman boxer to win a gold medal...
  • India emerge with reduced medals tally from Asian Games October 5, 2014

    Incheon: The medal count went down but Indian sports still had lots to celebrate with the men's hockey team coming good after a long time to strike gold even as the legend of M C Mary Kom got bigger in a mixed Asian Games campaign for the country's athletes here. Pistol...
  • Asian Games: Happy to answer critics, says boxer Mary Kom October 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Smiling ear to ear after becoming the first Indian woman boxer to clinch an Asian Games gold, MC Mary Kom on Saturday hoped that her historic feat would silence detractors who have questioned her ability to remain at the top. Back in the country after her flyweight gold in...
  • Sarita Devi should have skipped Asian Games medals ceremony, she behaved badly: Mary Kom October 4, 2014

    Asian Games gold-medal winner MC Mary Kom on Saturday said though she is sorry for what happened with her fellow boxer L Sarita Devi at Incheon, nothing can be done about it and that she could have behaved better at the medal distribution ceremony. Upset at her controversial defeat in...
  • Asian Games 2014: Half a dozen lessons for India October 3, 2014

    India's campaign at the 17th Asian Games 2014 at Incheon, South Korea, is finally over with its own twists and turns leaving many moments of glory, aching pains of defeat and a few protests making it a passionate drama of sorts amidst sporting endeavour. Soon all the images that stirred our...