Top News Of The Day: India Ends 41-Year-Long Medal Drought In Hockey With A Silver

PUBLISHED ON: August 5, 2021 | Duration: 25 min, 13 sec

  
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Despite a valiant display, wrestler Ravi Dahiya lost to Russia's Zavur Uguev 7-4 to win a silver medal in the men's wrestling freestyle 57kg final at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics on Thursday; Vinesh Phogat fell to a shocking defeat to Belarus' Vanesa Kaladzinskaya at the 53kg freestyle wrestling in 1/4 final; India sealed a 5-4 win against Germany in the men's hockey bronze medal match Thursday. Simranjeet Singh scored two goals for India with Hardik Singh, Harmanpreet Singh and Rupinder Pal Singh also adding their names to the scoresheet. The win helped the men's hockey team end their 41-year-long medal drought at the Olympics; the government is scrapping the retroactive tax law that had led to lawsuits by firms like Cairn and Vodafone. The cabinet cleared a bill today to undo the controversial law of 2012. The Centre is ready to refund the amount paid, without interest and other top stories.
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