Mary Kom: News

07 Jun 2023


Manipur violence: Lin Laishram slams Bollywood's silence

Bollywood actor Lin Laishram, who hails from Manipur, is worried about the violence that has engulfed her home state for over a month.

Women wrestlers flag faults in harassment probe, allege intimidation: Report 

At least three women wrestlers—who testified before the government-appointed Oversight Committee—alleged panel members tried to influence them and sought "video or audio proof" of their sexual harassment, The Indian Express reported.

Wrestlers complain against WFI chief, no FIR yet; resume protest

Seven women wrestlers lodged a complaint in Delhi against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, accusing him of sexual harassment, reported The Indian Express on Sunday.

26 Mar 2023


Women's World Boxing Championships 2023: Nikhat Zareen scripts history

Indian boxer Nikhat Zareen has won the gold medal in the 50kg category at the Women's World Boxing Championships.

Women's Boxing World Championships: Nikhat Zareen eyes this record

Four of India's pugilists will take the ring on March 25 and 26 in the finals of the Women's Boxing World Championships at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi.

Mary Kom will lead oversight committee to manage wrestling body 

Boxing legend Mary Kom will lead the sports ministry's oversight committee to manage the day-to-day affairs of the wrestling body.

08 Aug 2022


'KBC 14' Episode-1 highlights: 'Real' heroes of nation paid tribute

Amitabh Bachchan-led Kaun Banega Crorepati arrived on Sony TV with much aplomb on Sunday (August 7).

04 Aug 2022

Aamir Khan

'Kaun Banega Crorepati': What can we expect from Season 14?

After 13 glorious seasons, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan is all set to take the stage again with Season 14 of Kaun Banega Crorepati.

19 May 2022


Women's World Championships: Indian boxer Nikhat Zareen scripts history

Indian boxer Nikhat Zareen has won the gold medal in the 52kg category at the Women's World Championships.

25 Jul 2021

PV Sindhu

2020 Tokyo Olympics, Day 2: Complete report

After an action-packed Day 1 at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Day 2 saw several top-notch performances many new nations entered the medals chart.

22 Jul 2021

PV Sindhu

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: A look at India's medal hopefuls

The rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be underway on Friday.

17 Jul 2021


Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Key details of India's boxing contingent

Nine Indian boxers will be taking part in the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

05 Jul 2021


Tokyo Olympics: Mary Kom, Manpreet Singh to be India's flag-bearers

Star boxer MC Mary Kom and men's hockey team captain Manpreet Singh will be India's flag-bearers at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics.

20 Jun 2021

Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Continued mis/underrepresentation of northeasterners in Bollywood paints a depressing picture

Stereotypes and undercooked knowledge of one's culture can lead to misrepresentation in popular media and we need an authentic voice to set the story straight.

Asian Boxing Championships: Pooja strikes gold; silver for Mary Kom

Defending champion Pooja Rani (75kg) was the lone Indian woman boxer to strike gold at the Asian Championships while three others, including six-time world champion MC Mary Kom (51kg), signed off with silver medals in Dubai on Sunday.

28 May 2021

Amit Panghal

Mary Kom, four others enter Asian Boxing Championships finals

The Olympic-bound MC Mary Kom (51kg) and two-time youth world champion Sakshi (54kg) were among four Indian women boxers who stormed into the Asian Boxing Championships finals after notching up exciting victories while Pooja Rani (75kg) got a walkover in Dubai on Thursday.

26 May 2021

Shiva Thapa

India assured of four more medals at Asian Boxing Championships

Four Indian boxers, including three women, advanced to the semifinals with impressive victories as India's assured medal tally swelled to 12 in the Asian Championships in Dubai.

India assured of seven medals at Asian Boxing Championships

A crucial test of preparations for Olympic-bound boxers, the Asian Championships get underway in Dubai on Monday with India already assured of podium finishes after seven women boxers entered the semi-finals due to the small size of their respective draws.

05 May 2021


Three women boxers to train for Olympics at ASI Pune

Six-time world champion MC Mary Kom, along with two other Olympic-bound boxers, will train at the Army Sports Institute in Pune leading up to the Tokyo Games after the national camp for women in Delhi had to be disbanded owing to COVID-19 cases among pugilists and support staff.

Mary Kom broke quarantine protocol to attend President's meeting

Indian women's ace boxer and Rajya Sabha member MC Mary Kom broke the mandatory 14-day quarantine protocol.

Indian boxers including Mary Kom to go into quarantine

India's Mary Kom, who competed in the Asia-Oceania Olympic qualifiers in Jordan, will be sent into self-isolation for at least 10 days, alongside thirteen other boxers.

28 Dec 2019


Mary Kom beats Nikhat Zareen, refuses to shake hands

Veteran women's boxer Mary Kom secured a berth in the Indian team for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 qualifiers.

Mary Kom's World Championships campaign ends with historic 8th medal

India's ace women's boxer M C Mary Kom will take home the bronze medal at the Women's World Championships in Russia's Ulan-Ude.

10 Oct 2019


Records held by Mary Kom after securing eighth world medal

India's women's boxing ace Mary Kom secured her eighth World Boxing Championships medal after reaching the semi-final of the event being held in Russia.

12 Sep 2019


Boxer Mary Kom recommended for Padma Vibhushan: Details here

India's ace boxer MC Mary Kom became the first woman athlete to be recommended for the prestigious Padma Vibhushan award.

16 Aug 2019


Bajrang Punia nominated for India's highest sporting honor

Famed Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia has been nominated for India's highest sporting honor - the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award on Friday.

Boxing: Mary Kom beats Australia's April Franks 5-0

Boxing legend Mary Kom sealed a gold medal in the 23rd President's Cup after beating Australia's April Franks 5-0 in a lopsided contest.

24 May 2019

Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Priyanka Chopra feels her husband is a "keeper." Here's why

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have always grabbed the attention of paparazzi with their chemistry.

21 Mar 2019

Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Not 'Inshallah,' Priyanka to work with Bhansali in 'Gangubai'

Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Priyanka Chopra first collaborated in 2015 for Bajirao Mastani, and despite the latter's supporting role, it created magic.

01 Dec 2018


Boxing: Mary Kom not done yet, hungry for more medals

Legendary Indian women's boxer Mary Kom is not done yet. She is eying more medals.

Mary Kom wins sixth world boxing title; scripts history

Legendary Indian boxer Mary Kom has carved out a place for herself in sporting history by becoming the first female boxer to win six world championships.

22 Nov 2018


World Boxing Championships: Mary Kom enters 48 kg category final

India's veteran ace boxer Mary Kom entered the 48 kg light flyweight category final of the Women's World Boxing Championships.

14 Nov 2018

Deepika Padukone

'Zila Ghaziabad' director announces biopic on Bhaichung Bhutia

Director Anand Kumar, best known for Sanjay Dutt-Vivek Oberoi starrer 'Zila Ghaziabad', is working on ex-football captain of India, Bhaichung Bhutia's biopic.

02 Nov 2018


Mary Kom, Rajyavardhan Rathore engage in a boxing bout

Boxing ace Mary Kom was challenged by Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore to a bout and it was quite a thrilling affair.

14 Apr 2018

Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Mary Kom is and will always be 'champion': Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra congratulated boxer MC Mary Kom for clinching the gold medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games, saying the legendary fighter is and will always be a "champion" for her.

04 Apr 2018


Even before CWG kicks-off, this boxer has won a medal

Australia have already bagged their first medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games even before the games kick-off, with Aussie boxer Taylah Robertson, guaranteed to win a medal.

03 Apr 2018

Sushil Kumar

All you need to know about 2018 Commonwealth Games

The 2018 Commonwealth Games will kick off on April 4.

12 Mar 2018

Narendra Modi

PM Modi to inaugurate Mary Kom's boxing-academy on 16 March

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the "Mary Kom Regional Boxing Foundation" in Imphal on 16 March and present in the long-awaited event will be Olympic medallists: boxer Vijender Kumar and wrestler Sushil Kumar.

#ThatWas2017: Top sporting achievements by India in 2017

India did fairly well in sports in the year gone by, with major victories ranging from PV Sindhu's World Championships silver medal to Indian blind cricket team winning the T20 World Cup.

08 Nov 2017


Mary Kom adds 5th Asian Championship gold to her records

Indian star boxer MC Mary Kom clinched her fifth gold medal at the Asian Boxing Championships defeating North Korea's Kim Hyang-mi with a 5-0 verdict in the final at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

AIBA names Mary Kom ambassador for Women's Youth World Championships

The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has chosen five-time World Champion Mary Kom as the ambassador for its upcoming Women's Youth World Championships to be hosted by Guwahati from 19-26 November.

02 Nov 2017


Mary Kom enters the quarterfinals of Asian Boxing Championships

India's MC Mary Kom advanced into the quarterfinals of Asian Boxing Championships beating local favorite Diem Thi Trinh Kieu, in her opening round bout in Vietnam.

'Mary Kom' Priyanka Chopra to own Super Boxing League franchise?

After portraying Olympian Mary Kom on film, Priyanka Chopra's boxing connection is set to widen. She is reportedly preparing to buy a team in Super Boxing League.

23 Dec 2016

Arjuna Award

Mary Kom honoured with 'Legends Award' by the AIBA

Celebrated Indian boxer and five-time world champion MC Mary Kom was honoured by the AIBA (International Boxing Federation) during its 70th anniversary at Montreux, Switzerland.

05 Oct 2016

Oprah Winfrey

Boxing legend, Mary Kom, molested multiple times

Mary Kom, in an open letter written to her young sons, made disconcerting revelations about being subjected to molestation multiple times in her home state, Manipur and while living in Delhi and Haryana.