India is of the size of continent, should finish in top 5 at Olympics: Kiren Rijiju

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Sports minister Kiren Rijiju has said India is such a large country that it should finish among the top 5 at the Olympics rather than satisfying with a couple of medals. Speaking at the book launch of ‘Dreams of a Billion India and the Olympic Games’ co-written by Boria Majumdar and Nalin Mehta, Rijiju stressed […..]

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