Rio-bound boxer Manoj Kumar reaches out to PM Narendra Modi – Here's why

Rio-bound boxer Manoj Kumar reaches out to PM Narendra Modi – Here's why

Manoj also expressed extreme gratitude towards his coach, Rajesh Kumar, who he labeled as his single source of motivation.

Vijender Singh out of Olympic contention, wishes best for Vikas Krishan

Vijender Singh out of Olympic contention, wishes best for Vikas Krishan

Vikas entered the semifinals of the AIBA World Qualifying Tournament in Baku to book a Rio berth. 

Vikas ​Krishan, Manoj Kumar book Olympic berths in Baku

Vikas ​Krishan, Manoj Kumar book Olympic berths in Baku

Kumar had lost to World Number 1 Tom Stalker of Great Britain during his pre-quarterfinal bout, that too in a controversial manner.

Devendro Singh in semis; Manoj Kumar, Sumit Sangwan enter Olympic Qualifiers​

Devendro Singh in semis; Manoj Kumar, Sumit Sangwan enter Olympic Qualifiers​

Manoj was the first to take the ring and he rallied to beat Ismetov in his pre-quarterfinal contest.

Devendro Singh in quarters, Manoj Kumar in last-16 of Olympic Qualifiers

Devendro Singh in quarters, Manoj Kumar in last-16 of Olympic Qualifiers

India have not sent any entry in the 56kg category as Shiva Thapa has already qualified for the Rio Games

Manoj Kumar enters second round of AIBA World Olympic Qualifiers

Manoj Kumar enters second round of AIBA World Olympic Qualifiers

However, Gaurav Bidhuri (52kg) and Mandeep Jangra (69kg) lost lost their respective bouts.

Indian boxers make confident start at World Olympic Qualifiers

Indian boxers make confident start at World Olympic Qualifiers

Asian Games gold-medallist Vikas Krishan (75kg) and Commonwealth Games silver-winner Laishram Devendro (49kg) were the only Indians to be seeded.

Laishram Devendro, Vikas Krishan to lead 9-member Indian team at 2016 Rio Olympic qualifier at Baku

Laishram Devendro, Vikas Krishan to lead 9-member Indian team at 2016 Rio Olympic qualifier at Baku

The finalists in the light-flyweight and flyweight divisions will qualify for the Olympics, while the top-five will get Rio berths in the remaining eight weight divisions.

DNA : Manoj Kumar honored with Dadasaheb Phalke award

Manoj Kumar gets Dada Saheb Phalke award for his for his top notch patriotism in Bollywood. Watch complete news story of DNA for getting detailed updates!

Manoj Kumar receives Phalke Award, presents idol to President

Manoj Kumar receives Phalke Award, presents idol to President

 Veteran film actor and director Manoj Kumar was on Tuesday conferred with the 47th Dadasaheb Phalke Award at the 63rd National Films Awards here. Known for featuring in films with patriotic themes, Manoj Kumar in return presented a Sai baba idol to President Pranab Mukherjee.

After Gurgaon, calls for renaming Shimla as Shyamla

After Gurgaon, calls for renaming Shimla as Shyamla

The recent renaming of Gurgaon and Mewat by the Haryana government has triggered calls for changing the names of other cities in the country.

Indian boxers make disappointing start at Asian Olympic Qualifiers

Indian boxers make disappointing start at Asian Olympic Qualifiers

Manoj Kumar, Sumit Sangwan and Pooja Rani were beaten today.

 Arjuna award-winning boxer Manoj Kumar blasts Kanhaiya Kumar in Facebook post

 Arjuna award-winning boxer Manoj Kumar blasts Kanhaiya Kumar in Facebook post

The boxer stated that he was skeptical at first about commenting on this issue.

Bollywood congratulates Manoj Kumar for winning prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award!

Bollywood congratulates Manoj Kumar for winning prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award!

Veteran star Manoj Kumar who has contributed to the growth and development of Indian cinema will be conferred with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award.

Veteran star Manoj Kumar feels 'pleasantly surprised' with Dadasaheb Phalke Award announcement!

Veteran star Manoj Kumar feels 'pleasantly surprised' with Dadasaheb Phalke Award announcement!

Superstar of his times and an inspiration to many generations, Bollywood actor Manoj Kumar will be conferred with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award for his extraordinary contribution to Indian cinema.

Veteran actor Manoj Kumar to be bestowed with Dadasaheb Phalke award!

Veteran actor Manoj Kumar to be bestowed with Dadasaheb Phalke award!

Manoj Kumar to be honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke award.

Manoj Kumar out of hospital, doing 'fine' now

The 78-year-old is renowned for acting and directing films with patriotic themes.

Gritty Indian boxers eye medals, Olympic quotas at World meet

Gritty Indian boxers eye medals, Olympic quotas at World meet

Their oft-seen ability to triumph over adversity will be put through its toughest test this year when Indian boxers aim for the twin rewards of medals and Olympic quota places in the World Championships starting here tomorrow.

Vijender Singh wishes best of luck to Indians at World Championships

Vijender Singh wishes best of luck to Indians at World Championships

He might have bid adieu to the amateur format but star boxer Vijender Singh will be keeping track of the Indian team at the upcoming World Championships in Doha and is confident that the six pugilists in fray would do the country proud.