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Bajrang Punia leaves his Padma Shri Award outside PM’s residence, VIDEO

New Delhi | Bajrang Punia, after announcing the return of his Padma Shri Award following the appointment of Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh’s aide Sanjay Singh as WFI chief, kept the award near the footpath outside PM Narendra Modi’s residence. On Friday evening, Bajrang headed toward PM’s residence where he was stopped by the Delhi Police […]

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Wrestlers resume duties with Railways, Sakshi refutes reports of withdrawing from protest

New Delhi | After getting evicted from Jantar Mantar on May 28, top wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik and Vinesh Phogat have resumed their duties in the Railways, sources said. As per reports, records from the Northern Railways headquarters show Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik joined her Baroda House office here on May 31, a […]

Wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik during their protest at Jantar Mantar (File Photo: Wasim Sarvar/IANS)

‘We are distressed and disturbed’, 1983 World Cup winners express solidarity with protesting wrestlers

New Delhi | The members of the 1983 Cricket World Cup team have come out in support of the ongoing protest by wrestlers against the Wrestling Federation of India’s (WFI) sidelined chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, accusing him of sexual harassment. Prominent Indian wrestlers including Olympians Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik, and Vinesh Phogat have been […]

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Protesting wrestlers offer to return medals, govt honours after police manhandling

New Delhi | Top Indian wrestlers on Thursday offered to return the medals they won at various levels and honours received from various organisations as part of their protest against being manhandled by the Delhi Police to disrupt their sit-in protest at the Jantar Mantar here. The wrestlers informed this on Thursday to the media at […]

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‘Did we win medals to see this day’, Vinesh Phogat breaks down after midnight ‘brawl’ with cops

New Delhi | Wrestler Vinesh Phogat broke down in tears and expressed disappointment after some grapplers were allegedly roughed up at the Jantar Mantar protest site by a Delhi Police personnel on late Wednesday night. Phogat, who has won multiple medals for India in wrestling, expressed her frustration over the situation, saying “did we win medals […]

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Delhi Police provide security to 7 women wrestlers who complained against WFI chief Brij Bhushan Singh

New Delhi | The Delhi Police on Sunday provided security to all seven women wrestlers who have lodged complaints against Brijbhushan Sharan Singh, the president of Wrestling Federation of India. The Supreme Court had asked the Delhi Police to provide appropriate security to the victims who have levelled allegations against Singh. The Delhi Police have also […]

Wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik during their protest at Jantar Mantar (Photo: Wasim Sarvar/IANS)

Delhi Police to SC: Case to be registered against WFI chief Brij Bhushan Singh on wrestlers’ complaint

New Delhi  | The Delhi Police on Friday informed the Supreme Court that it will register an FIR in connection with women wrestlers’ allegation of sexual harassment against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing the Delhi Police, submitted before a bench headed by Chief Justice of […]

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‘We are getting threats’: Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik, other grapplers reach Jantar mantar to begin protest again

New Delhi | The country’s top wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat along with other grapplers have reached Jantar Mantar to protest against the WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh yet again. A protesting wrestler told IANS that as many as seven women grapplers including a minor have tried to lodge a complaint at Parliament […]

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Women wrestlers to file FIR against Brij Bhushan if govt doesn’t take action: Vinesh Phogat

New Delhi | Top Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat on Thursday continued to slam Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, saying the women grapplers will an FIR against him if the government does not take action on the sexual harassment allegations. Speaking to media persons here, the Asiad and Commonwealth Games champion said […]