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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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If Brij Bhushan Singh’s close aide is elected as President of WFI, I can’t wrestle anymore, says Sakshi Malik

New Delhi | 2016 Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik has announced quitting Wrestling following Sanjay Singh being elected as president of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI). Sakshi removed her shoes and put it on the dais before leaving the press conference in tears here. “I am dejected and I will not be competing […]

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Delhi Police seeks cancellation of POCSO case against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh

New Delhi | The Delhi Police on Thursday sought cancellation of FIR in the minor wrestler’s complaint case alleging sexual harassment by former Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) Chief Brij Bhushan Singh. The 550-page report filed by police before the Patiala House Court said that no corroborative evidence was found in allegations by the minor. […]

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 […]

All protesting wrestlers detained, Delhi Police remove tents at Jantar Mantar

New Delhi | Delhi Police have detained all the protesting wrestlers, including Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik along with their supporters and further removed the tents installed at the protest site at Jantar Mantar on Sunday. The officials also told wrestlers to not do anything anti-national. Earlier, protesting wrestlers along with their supporters jumped over the […]

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Sexual harassment case: WFI chief Brij Bhushan yet to be questioned

New Delhi | The Delhi Police are yet to interrogate Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, the chief of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI), in connection with the two FIRs registered against him on April 21, pertaining to serious allegations, including violations under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. As per sources, the […]

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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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‘Anurag Thakur tried to suppress the matter’, alleges Vinesh Phogat amid protest

New Delhi | India’s ace wrestler Vinesh Phogat, who has been protesting at the Jantar Mantar here with other top grapplers against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, has alleged that Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur tried to suppress the matter by forming an oversight panel instead of taking concrete action. During […]

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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 […]