Sakshee Malikkh: News

31 May 2023

Meenakshi Lekhi

Meenakshi Lekhi 'runs' away from questions on wrestlers, Congress reacts

Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Meenakshi Lekhi was seen "running" away when reporters asked her to comment on the wrestlers' protest in Delhi.

Protesting wrestlers defer immersing medals in Ganga, give 5-day deadline

Wrestlers protesting against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh on Tuesday deferred immersing their medals in the Ganga River, giving the Centre a five-day deadline to take action against him.

29 May 2023

Narendra Modi

'Ready to take bullets...': Bajrang Punia on ex-IPS officer's warning 

Top wrestler Bajrang Punia has responded to former Kerala Director General of Police (DGP) NC Asthana's veiled warning against wrestlers that cops can shoot the protesting grapplers.

WFI row: Protesting wrestlers booked for 'rioting,' over 800 detained

After being dragged away for trying to march to the new Parliament while Prime Minister Narendra Modi was inaugurating it, India's star wrestlers Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia, and others were booked for rioting and other charges on Sunday.

Wrestlers' protest: Women's panchayat at new Parliament building announced

With their 15-day ultimatum for Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh's arrest over sexual harassment allegations ending on Sunday, the protesting wrestlers have decided on their next move.

05 May 2023

Bajrang Punia

'Please support us': Bajrang Punia's emotional appeal amid wrestlers' protest

Olympic bronze medalist Bajrang Punia on Friday made an emotional appeal publicly to extend support to the wrestlers' protest, which has been going on for 13 days at Delhi's Jantar Mantar.

03 May 2023

Bajrang Punia

Days after 'indiscipline' remark, PT Usha meets protesting wrestlers

Athletic legend PT Usha on Wednesday met the protesting wrestlers at Delhi's Jantar Mantar, days after she said the grapplers were "tarnishing India's image."

Wrestlers v/s WFI chief: Delhi Police offers protection to complainants

The Delhi Police has provided security to seven women wrestlers—who accused the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh of sexual harassment—following the Supreme Court's directions, India Today reported.

Wrestlers question government inquiry after alleged leak of accuser details

The protest by top Indian wrestlers at Delhi's Jantar Mantar against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh continued on Saturday, despite the filing of two first information reports (FIRs) over sexual harassment allegations against him.

I'm innocent, won't resign: Sexual harassment-accused WFI chief after FIRs

Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh on Saturday reportedly said he would not step down from the post, a day after the police filed two first information reports (FIRs) in connection with allegations of sexual harassment against him.

28 Apr 2023

Bajrang Punia

Sports minister only spent 2-4 minutes with us: Protesting wrestlers

Olympic medalist and renowned wrestler Bajrang Punia on Thursday dismissed Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur's claims that he spent 12 hours with the protesting wrestlers to discuss the matter.

WFI sexual harassment case: SC issues notice to Delhi Police

The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a notice to the Delhi Police on a plea filed by women wrestlers seeking the registration of a First Information Report (FIR) against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, the former president of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI), reported ANI.

Protesting wrestlers move Supreme Court seeking FIR against WFI chief

Top Indian wrestlers, including Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik, and Vinesh Phogat, moved the Supreme Court on Monday demanding an FIR against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh over alleged sexual harassment, reported ANI.

Why top Indian wrestlers are protesting against WFI chief

India's star grapplers resumed their tirade against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh on Sunday, citing the government's inaction over allegations of sexual abuse.

Wrestlers complain against WFI chief, no FIR yet; resume protest

Seven women wrestlers lodged a complaint in Delhi against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, accusing him of sexual harassment, reported The Indian Express on Sunday.

20 Jan 2023


Wrestlers demand WFI chief's sacking, minister says wait for probe

After a meeting with protesting wrestlers on Thursday night, Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur assured them of strict action if any Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) coach or official is found guilty of sexual harassment.

19 Jan 2023

Sexual Harassment

WFI president rings Anurag Thakur to clarify sexual harassment allegations

Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President, reportedly called Sports Minister Anurag Thakur to clarify the recent sexual harassment allegations made against him and the officials of the federation by national and international wrestlers.

18 Jan 2023

Vinesh Phogat

Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik accuse WFI president of sexual harassment

Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Malik have accused Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh of sexual harassment.

05 Aug 2022


Commonwealth Games: Wrestler Sakshi Malik bags maiden gold medal

Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik has bagged a maiden gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.

23 Aug 2020

Narendra Modi

What should I do to receive Arjuna Award, asks Sakshi

Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik, on Saturday, expressed disappointment as she was not conferred with the Arjuna Award.

Pace spearhead Ishant Sharma nominated for prestigious Arjuna Award

Indian pace spearhead Ishant Sharma is among 29 athletes who have been recommended for this year's Arjuna award by the National Sports Awards selection committee.

09 Aug 2019


Independence Day 2019: A look at India's greatest sporting moments

India had always been a sports-crazy nation even before independence. However, their pinnacle came following their independence in 1947.

02 Mar 2019


UWW ranking series: Pooja wins gold, Sakshi gets silver

Indian wrestlers put in a commendable shift as they won four medals at the Dan Kolov-Nikola Petrov tournament in Ruse, Bulgaria.

30 Nov 2018


Wrestlers Bajrang, Vinesh and Pooja awarded Grade A contracts

The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has rolled out a grade-based contract system for wrestlers.

20 Aug 2018


Vinesh Phogat becomes first Indian woman-wrestler to win Asiad gold

Vinesh Phogat today created history by becoming the first Indian woman wrestler to win a gold medal at the Asian Games, brushing aside her rivals with remarkable ease in the 50kg category in Jakarta, Indonesia.

09 Aug 2018


Sakshi Malik opens up about her below-par performance in CWG

Under the scanner for her below-par performance in the run-up to the Asian Games, Olympic medalist Sakshi Malik is feeling the heat but insists that athletes never stop aiming for medals.

15 Apr 2018


Commonwealth Games: Railway athletes win 10 out of 26 golds

Indian Railways today said that it was a matter of pride that 40% of the gold medals for India, 10 out of 26, in the recently concluded Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, were won by Railway athletes.

14 Apr 2018


CWG-2018: Wrestlers Vinesh, Sumit claim gold; Sakshi bags bronze

There was no stopping the gold rush in wrestling as two more were added to the tally by Vinesh Phogat (50kg) and Sumit (125kg) at the Commonwealth Games today.

CWG 2018: Wrestler Sumit Malik claims freestyle 125kg gold

Indian wrestler Sumit Malik has won the gold medal in the men's freestyle 125kg category at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Saturday.

04 Apr 2018

PV Sindhu

Which Indians can win medals at 2018 Commonwealth Games?

In a couple of hours, the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games will kick off in Australia.

11 Mar 2018

Narendra Modi

Sharbati Devi, PM Modi's "rakhi sister," dies

Sharbati Devi, known as PM Narendra Modi's "rakhi sister," died in Dhanbad yesterday at the age of 103.

17 Dec 2017


India dominate Commonwealth Wrestling Championships

Indian contingent, at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships in Johannesburg, is making the country proud yet again.

31 Dec 2016


Girls make India proud at 2016 Rio Olympics

India sent its largest ever contingent of 117 athletes at the 2016 Rio Olympics held in August 2016.

13 Nov 2016


What did India achieve in sports this year?

Starting with the Rio Olympics held in August, then Paralympics in September and Kabaddi World Cup in October, sports was one of the main trending topics in India this year.

25 Oct 2016

Mandeep Singh

Cash rewards for Rio Games medallists' coaches put on hold

While the Ministry of Sports gave away cash rewards to the medal winners of the Rio Olympics and Paralympics, the awards for the coaches have been put on hold.

27 Aug 2016

PV Sindhu

PM announces setting-up of Task Force for next three Olympics

At the Council of Minister's meeting, PM Narendra Modi declared setting up of a Task Force over the next few days to chart out a comprehensive action plan for the next 3 Olympic Games in 2020, 2024 and 2028.

23 Aug 2016


Academy where Sakshi Malik trained shut since an year

Wrestling Academy at the Chotu Ram Stadium, Rohtak where the Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik trained, had been shut for over an year since July 2015.