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“My home’s in Manipur”: Olympian Mirabai Chanu urges PM to restore peace

New Delhi, July 18: Olympic medallist weightlifter Mirabai Chanu appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to bring an end to the ongoing conflict between two communities in her home state Manipur at the earliest. Manipur has been witnessing ethnic clashes between the Meitei and Kuki communities since May 3. Over 150 people have been killed in the clashes so far. Chanu, currently training in the US, said athletes in the northeastern state have been affected by the conflict as they can't train amid the ongoing violence. "The conflict in Manipur...

Weightlifting: Mirabai Chanu, Jeremy Lalrinnunga, Achinta Sheuli to skip Asian Championship; to have S&C camp in US for World Meet

NEW DELHI, August 21: Olympic silver medallist Mirabai Chanu and seven other top Indian weightlifters will fly to the USA on Tuesday for a three and half week strength and conditioning (S&C) training camp in St. Louis. Chanu will be accompanied by 2022 Commonwealth Games medallists Jeremy Lalrinnunga, Achinta Sheuli, Sanket Sargar, Bindyarani Devi, Gurdeep Singh and former 2018 CWG champion R V Rahul and Asian Championship gold medallist Jhilli Dalabehra to St. Louis, USA for a three-and-half-week-long camp. "We will be in USA for 23-24 days. It is the...
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Election is here but Olympics medallist Mirabai Chanu’s village still waits for drinking water supply

Nongpok Kakching (Manipur), February 25: The silver dust after the euphoria of the Tokyo Olympics success of Saikhom Mirabai Chanu has long settled in this tiny village made famous by the weightlifter. Now, as election fever hits here too, the roadside camps of candidates belonging to parties such as Congress, BJP and JD(U) gather dust every time a vehicle passes through the pothole-riddled single lane inter-village road. For the locals, the upcoming assembly polls are the last opportunity before another cycle of "neglect" sets off, to remind all those who...
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