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Made our democracy strong, resilient: PM Modi in Tokyo

23 May 2022

World
Made our democracy strong, resilient: PM Modi in Tokyo

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government had made Indian democracy robust and resilient in the past eight years.

'The Brittle Thread' to premiere at Tokyo International Film Festival

28 Sep 2021

Entertainment
'The Brittle Thread' to premiere at Tokyo International Film Festival

Indian filmmaker Ritesh Sharma's feature directorial debut The Brittle Thread (Jhini Bini Chadariya) is set to have its world premiere at the 34th Tokyo International Film Festival, the makers announced on Tuesday.

Japan extends virus emergency until end of September

09 Sep 2021

World
Japan extends virus emergency until end of September

Japan announced on Thursday that it is extending a coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and 18 other areas until the end of September as health care systems remain under severe strain, although new COVID-19 infections have slowed slightly.

Indian Paralympic medalists return home to tumultuous welcome

03 Sep 2021

Sports
Indian Paralympic medalists return home to tumultuous welcome

Four Indian para-athletes, including javelin throw gold medalist Sumit Antil, on Friday returned home to a never-seen-before boisterous welcome during which supporters and media jostled to catch a glimpse of them at the New Delhi airport.

Paralympics: Shuttlers Suhas, Tarun, Manoj enter men's singles semifinals

03 Sep 2021

Sports
Paralympics: Shuttlers Suhas, Tarun, Manoj enter men's singles semifinals

Indian shuttlers Suhas Yathiraj and Tarun Dhillon continued their impressive run, notching up contrasting wins in their respective second group match to qualify for the semifinals in the badminton competition of the Tokyo Paralympics on Friday.

Paddler Bhavinaben Patel scripts history, storms into Paralympics final

28 Aug 2021

Sports
Paddler Bhavinaben Patel scripts history, storms into Paralympics final

Bhavinaben Patel continued to script history as she became the first Indian to enter the final of the table tennis event in Tokyo Paralympics with a hard-fought 3-2 win over China's Miao Zhang in a Class IV semifinal on Saturday.

Paralympics: Bhavinaben becomes first player to enter table tennis quarterfinals

27 Aug 2021

Sports
Paralympics: Bhavinaben becomes first player to enter table tennis quarterfinals

Bhavinaben Patel on Friday became the first Indian table tennis player to enter the Tokyo Paralympics quarterfinals with a dominating win over Joyce de Oliveira of Brazil in the women's singles Class IV event at the Tokyo Games.

#Cringe trends: RJ Malishka's Neeraj Chopra interview angers netizens

20 Aug 2021

Entertainment
#Cringe trends: RJ Malishka's Neeraj Chopra interview angers netizens

Neeraj Chopra became a national hero when he won Gold at the Tokyo Olympics.

Japan to bring soil samples from Mars moon by 2029

20 Aug 2021

Technology
Japan to bring soil samples from Mars moon by 2029

Japan's space agency plans to bring soil samples back from the Mars region ahead of the US and Chinese missions now operating on Mars, in hopes of finding clues to the planet's origin and traces of possible life.

Maki Kaji, the maker of Sudoku, passes away

17 Aug 2021

World
Maki Kaji, the maker of Sudoku, passes away

Maki Kaji, the creator of the popular numbers puzzle Sudoku whose life's work was spreading the joy of puzzles, has died, his Japanese company said on Tuesday. Kaji was 69 and had bile duct cancer.

These actors could play Olympian Neeraj Chopra in his biopic

09 Aug 2021

Entertainment
These actors could play Olympian Neeraj Chopra in his biopic

Neeraj Chopra is the man of the moment!

Two Belarus team coaches removed from Tokyo Olympics

06 Aug 2021

Sports
Two Belarus team coaches removed from Tokyo Olympics

Two Belarus team coaches have been removed from the Olympics, four days after they were involved in trying to send sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya back to their country.

Tokyo Olympics: Wrestler Bajrang Punia moves to semifinal

06 Aug 2021

Sports
Tokyo Olympics: Wrestler Bajrang Punia moves to semifinal

Bajrang Punia put his tactical acumen and strength to good use in the second period to pin Iran's Morteza Cheka Ghiasi for a semifinal berth in men's free-style 65kg event which took him closer to an Olympic medal on debut, in Tokyo on Friday.

Ravi Dahiya, Deepak Punia win by technical superiority, enter quarterfinals

04 Aug 2021

Sports
Ravi Dahiya, Deepak Punia win by technical superiority, enter quarterfinals

Indian wrestlers Ravi Dahiya and Deepak Punia began their Olympics campaigns with technical superiority victories, reaching the men's freestyle 57kg and 86kg quarterfinals respectively with ease, in Tokyo on Wednesday.

Neeraj Chopra qualifies for javelin throw final, Shivpal Singh out

04 Aug 2021

Sports
Neeraj Chopra qualifies for javelin throw final, Shivpal Singh out

Medal contender Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian javelin thrower to enter the finals of the Olympic Games with a stunning throw of 86.65m in his opening attempt that put him on top of the qualification round in Tokyo on Wednesday.

Boxing: Lovlina Borgohain chases historic Olympic final berth

03 Aug 2021

Sports
Boxing: Lovlina Borgohain chases historic Olympic final berth

A medal already secured, Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) will be in pursuit of history when she takes on reigning world champion Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey in the Olympic semifinals in Tokyo on Wednesday, aiming to become the first-ever Indian boxer to advance to the games final.

Medal hopes high as Indian wrestlers begin campaign on Tuesday

02 Aug 2021

Sports
Medal hopes high as Indian wrestlers begin campaign on Tuesday

Their remarkable performances in the build-up to the Tokyo Games creating high hopes of multiple medals at the Olympics, Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat will have the spotlight on them when India's seven wrestlers, beginning with Sonam Malik, open their campaigns in Tokyo from Tuesday.

A movie on self belief did the trick: Sjoerd Marijne

02 Aug 2021

Sports
A movie on self belief did the trick: Sjoerd Marijne

Watching a movie on self-belief after three consecutive losses rebuilt the Indian women's hockey team's shattered morale and helped it to "aim for the clouds," the side's Dutch coach Sjoerd Marijne revealed on Monday after Rani Rampal and Co. entered their maiden Olympic semifinals in Tokyo.

Tokyo Olympics: Dutee Chand finishes last in 200m heat race

02 Aug 2021

Sports
Tokyo Olympics: Dutee Chand finishes last in 200m heat race

Sprinter Dutee Chand ran her season's best in 200m but that was not enough for a semifinals berth as she made a disappointing exit from the Olympics after finishing last in her heat race in Tokyo on Monday.

Kamalpreet Kaur finishes second in discus qualification to make finals

31 Jul 2021

Sports
Kamalpreet Kaur finishes second in discus qualification to make finals

Discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur produced one of the best performances by an Indian in the Olympics, though in a qualifying round, as she made it to the finals of the ongoing Games after finishing second in Tokyo on Saturday.

27 new COVID-19 cases at Olympics; Japan extends restrictions

30 Jul 2021

World
27 new COVID-19 cases at Olympics; Japan extends restrictions

As Japan is witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases, the Olympic Games host has extended the state of emergency in Tokyo and its surrounding areas.

Hockey: Indian women face must-win game against Ireland

29 Jul 2021

Sports
Hockey: Indian women face must-win game against Ireland

Staring at an early exit after three consecutive losses, the Indian women's hockey team can't settle for anything less than a victory against Ireland in their penultimate pool match in Tokyo on Friday to keep their quarterfinal hopes alive in Olympics.

Fouaad Mirza's horse 'Seigneur Medicott' certified as sound in health

29 Jul 2021

Sports
Fouaad Mirza's horse 'Seigneur Medicott' certified as sound in health

Indian equestrian Fouaad Mirza's equine partner Seigneur Medicott was on Thursday certified as sound in health and fulfilling the necessary criteria of the judging committee to begin Tokyo Olympics action on Friday, said a statement issued by the Embassy Group, which is backing Mirza.

Olympics 2020: INOX announces 'free movie tickets' for winners, participants

29 Jul 2021

Entertainment
Olympics 2020: INOX announces 'free movie tickets' for winners, participants

As India cheers for her participants in the Tokyo Olympics 2020, INOX Leisure went ahead and offered free movie tickets to boost the morale of the participating athletes.

Tokyo Games: Pugilist Satish Kumar sails into quarterfinals

29 Jul 2021

Sports
Tokyo Games: Pugilist Satish Kumar sails into quarterfinals

Indian boxer Satish Kumar (+91kg) eased into the quarterfinals of his debut Olympic Games, defeating Jamaica's Ricardo Brown in his opening bout in Tokyo on Thursday.

Sindhu smashes her way into pre-quarterfinals at Olympics

28 Jul 2021

Sports
Sindhu smashes her way into pre-quarterfinals at Olympics

Reigning world champion PV Sindhu advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of women's singles badminton event at the Tokyo Olympics after beating Hong Kong's NY Cheung in a Group J match in Tokyo on Wednesday.

Debutant boxer Lovlina Borgohain makes Olympics quarterfinals

27 Jul 2021

Sports
Debutant boxer Lovlina Borgohain makes Olympics quarterfinals

Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) advanced to the quarterfinals in her debut Olympic appearance, defeating German veteran Nadine Apetz in a closely fought last 16 stage bout in Tokyo on Tuesday.

Hockey: Rupinder Singh's brace hands India 3-0 win over Spain

27 Jul 2021

Sports
Hockey: Rupinder Singh's brace hands India 3-0 win over Spain

Dragflicker Rupinder Pal Singh scored a brace as the Indian men's hockey overcame a demoralizing defeat in the previous match to cruise past Spain 3-0 and register its second win at Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday.

Boxing: Olympic debutant Ashish Chaudhary ousted after opening loss

26 Jul 2021

Sports
Boxing: Olympic debutant Ashish Chaudhary ousted after opening loss

Indian boxer Ashish Chaudhary (75kg) paid for an underwhelming start as his maiden Olympic appearance ended with an opening-round loss to China's Erbieke Touheta in Tokyo on Monday.

Angad Bajwa finishes 18th in skeet, Mairaj Ahmad Khan 25th

26 Jul 2021

Sports
Angad Bajwa finishes 18th in skeet, Mairaj Ahmad Khan 25th

India's Angad Vir Singh Bajwa finished 18th while his senior compatriot Mairaj Ahmad Khan ended 25th in the men's skeet event of the Tokyo Olympics on Monday.

Indian fencer Bhavani Devi goes down fighting on Games debut

26 Jul 2021

Sports
Indian fencer Bhavani Devi goes down fighting on Games debut

Bhavani Devi's Olympic debut ended with a second-round defeat in the women's individual sabre event but the Indian fencer bowed out of the Tokyo Games with much promise on Monday.

Olympics opening ceremony director fired for Holocaust joke

22 Jul 2021

Sports
Olympics opening ceremony director fired for Holocaust joke

The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee fired the director of the opening ceremony on Thursday because of a Holocaust joke he made during a comedy show in 1998.

Indian athletes start training ahead of Tokyo Olympics

19 Jul 2021

Sports
Indian athletes start training ahead of Tokyo Olympics

Indian athletes hit the ground running as they started their pre-Olympic training a day after landing in Tokyo, hoping to live up to massive expectations in the pandemic-hit Games.

Ahead of Olympics, Lahiri  finishes T-3 at Barbasol Championship

19 Jul 2021

Sports
Ahead of Olympics, Lahiri finishes T-3 at Barbasol Championship

Olympic-bound Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri fired a stellar seven-under 65 to finish tied third at the Barbasol Championship for his best result of the season, a timely boost ahead of the Tokyo Games.

#Tokyo2020: Czech beach volleyball player tests COVID-19-positive at Olympic Village

19 Jul 2021

Sports
#Tokyo2020: Czech beach volleyball player tests COVID-19-positive at Olympic Village

Yet another case of the COVID-19 infection has been reported at the Tokyo Olympic Village as Czech beach volleyball player Ondrej Perusic tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday.

First COVID-19 case reported at Tokyo Olympics village, raising fears

17 Jul 2021

World
First COVID-19 case reported at Tokyo Olympics village, raising fears

A person has tested positive for the coronavirus at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics athletes' village, organizers said on Saturday, marking the first such case there.

Golfer Udayan Mane officially qualifies for Tokyo Olympics, joins Lahiri

07 Jul 2021

Sports
Golfer Udayan Mane officially qualifies for Tokyo Olympics, joins Lahiri

Udayan Mane has officially booked himself a maiden Olympic berth, becoming the second Indian male golfer after Anirban Lahiri to be Tokyo-bound for the mega-event starting July 23.

Nineteen missing as mudslide west of Tokyo hits houses

03 Jul 2021

World
Nineteen missing as mudslide west of Tokyo hits houses

A powerful mudslide carrying a deluge of black water and debris crashed into rows of houses in a town west of Tokyo following heavy rains on Saturday, leaving at least 19 people missing, officials said.

Indian rowers Arjun Lal and Arvind Singh qualify for Olympics

07 May 2021

Sports
Indian rowers Arjun Lal and Arvind Singh qualify for Olympics

Indian rowers Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh qualified for the Olympics in the men's lightweight double sculls event after finishing second in the final race of Asia/Oceania Continental Qualifying Regatta in Tokyo on Friday.

Sony may buy out anime streamer Crunchyroll for nearly $1bn

02 Nov 2020

Business
Sony may buy out anime streamer Crunchyroll for nearly $1bn

It seems like Crunchyroll, the premium anime streaming website based out of the United States, may get a confirmed buyer soon.

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