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The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) is the governing body of wrestling in India. It is headquartered in New Delhi, India.

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Delhi HC to hear wrestlers' plea against WFI elections today

The petition by the wrestlers, who were at the forefront of last year's protest at Jantar Mantar here demanding the arrest of former WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.
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Sexual harassment case against ex-WFI chief: Court to pass order on police's closure report on March 2

A Delhi court is likely to decide on March 2 whether to accept a police report seeking cancellation of a complaint filed by a minor wrestler against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, former chief of Wrestling..
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Rahul Gandhi reacts on Vinesh Phogat returning awards, accuses PM Modi of 'cruelty'

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday hit out at PM Modi after wrestler Vinesh Phogat returned her Khel Ratna and Arjuna Award at Delhi's Kartavya Path. Rahul accused the PM of 'cruelty'. World..
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'Govt didn't follow 'proper procedure' while suspending WFI, will challenge in court': Sanjay Singh

Sanjay said that his "autonomous" and "democratically elected" body could not be suspended by the government without hearing the WFI's side of the story.
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IOA forms 3-member ad hoc committee to run affairs of suspended WFI

The Sports Ministry on Sunday suspended the WFI, three days after it elected new office bearers with Brij Bhushan Singh loyalist Sanjay Singh as president.
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'Belated wisdom': Sena (UBT) mouthpiece jabs Centre over suspension of wrestling federation

Saamana takes potshots at Centre over suspension of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) by Union sports ministry, following protests against former WFI president accused of sexual harassment. Wrestlers..
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Wrestling association has not been dissolved: Priyanka Gandhi accuses BJP of spreading false news

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra accuses Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of spreading false news about the suspension of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI). Vadra claims that only the activities..
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Sharad Pawar welcomes suspension of WFI, says decision should have been taken earlier

NCP chief Sharad Pawar welcomed the suspension of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI), but said the Sports Ministry should have taken the decision earlier. The ministry suspended the WFI for not..
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Sakshi Malik reconsidering retiring? Here's what Olympic wrestler said after WFI suspension

Malik added that the wrestlers' protest is not directed towards the government but a single individual, the now-deposed WFI chairman Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.
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'Will explore legal options if...': WFI Chief Sanjay Singh to talk to PM Modi after suspension of wrestling body

The reaction came after the Centre instructed the Indian Olympic Association to set up an ad-hoc panel to manage the working of the Wrestling Federation of India.
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Decision to suspend WFI not taken under any pressure: UP BJP chief

Uttar Pradesh BJP chief defends the suspension of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) by the Union Sports Ministry, stating it followed due process. The WFI made a hasty announcement of organizing..
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WFI Election Row: Centre asks Indian Olympic Association to form panel to run wrestling body

In a major decision, coming in light of fresh protests by star wrestlers Sakshi Malik and Bajrang Punia over the election of an aide of deposed WFI president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh as the new..
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'Although late, there is...': Geeta Phogat reacts to suspension of newly-elected WFI body

Sanjay Singh, a loyalist of Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh accused of sexual harassment was appointed as the chief of the WFI body.
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'Our fight is not with govt...': Former wrestler Sakshi Malik's first reaction on WFI body's suspension; Watch

In a major decision, coming in light of fresh protests by star wrestlers Sakshi Malik and Bajrang Punia over the election of an aide of deposed WFI president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh as the new..
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"Our fight is not with govt...": Former wrestler Sakshi Malik

Former wrestler Sakshi Malik expresses uncertainty about the suspension of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) or Sanjay Singh. The Union Sports Ministry suspends WFI and its office-bearers due to..
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'Sanjay Singh not my...': Brij Bhushan distances himself from WFI row after suspension of newly-elected body

BJP MP and former WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh said he took 'sanyas' from wrestling and has a lot of work for the 2024 Lok Sabha election.
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Sports Ministry suspends WFI Chief Sanjay Singh, here's what happened

Sanjay Singh announced U-15 and U-20 nationals to take place in Nandini Nagar, Gonda (UP) before the end of this year.
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Wrestlers Protest: Virender Singh to also return Padma Shri award over Sanjay Singh's election as WFI president

Virender Singh's move comes a day after another top wrestler, Bajrang Punia said he has written a letter to PM Modi and will return the Padma Shri given to him.
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'I came here...': Priyanka Gandhi meets Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik amid protest over WFI chief's election

After coming out of the meeting with the wrestlers, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi spoke to reporters and said, "I came here as a woman because I think what has happened to these girls is beyond..
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Farmer body to convene all-India convention on MSP, other issues in January

Sanyukt Kisan Morcha plans an all-India farmer convention in Punjab in January 2024 to announce an action plan for achieving demands including MSP guarantee, debt waiver, stopping electricity..
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'These tears are...': Congress on Sakshi Malik announcing retirement after Brij Bhushan associate wins WFI polls

The opposition party said this after wrestler Sakshi Malik, with tears in her eyes, announced her retirement from wrestling, saying she has lost in the battle for justice for fellow women wrestlers,..
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Who is Sanjay Singh, new WFI president and close aide of Brij Bhushan Singh?

Sanjay Singh secured 40 votes against seven that his rival Anita Sheoran got.
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SC sets aside stay imposed by Punjab and Haryana HC on WFI elections

Earlier, the top court had on August 29 refused to interfere with the high court's order staying the WFI elections.
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Brij Bhushan, protesting wrestler Vinesh Phogat blame each other for WFI suspension

The WFI elections were supposed to be held on August 12 but the Punjab and Haryana High Court stayed the polls, acting on a petition filed by HWA.
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Hugging, touching women without sexual intent is not offence: WFI ex-chief Brij Bhushan in court

Former WFI chief and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh told Delhi court that hugging or touching a woman without sexual intent is not an offence.
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WFI elections: Final list of candidates announced, know who can replace BJP MP Brij Bhushan

The Brij Bhushan camp has filed nominations for all 15 positions and his team is reportedly the favourite to win several key posts.
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Who is Anita Sheoran, witness in sexual harassment case against Brij Bhushan Singh, now in WFI chief race?

Anita Sheoran was one of the witnesses in the alleged sexual harassment case against Brij Bhushan.
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Key witness Anita Sheoran joins race to succeed Brij Bhushan as WFI chief

Anita Sheoran has submitted her candidature in the race to succeed Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh as the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president.
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Four in fray for WFI president's post; Brij Bhushan camp files nominations amid fanfare

The Brij Bhushan camp claims to have the support of 22 of the 25 state units and, after filing nominations, expressed 'confidence' of winning all 15 posts during the WFI elections on August 12.
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Delhi: Court grants former WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh 1 day's exemption from personal appearance

Delhi court on Friday granted exemption from personal appearance for the day to outgoing Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh in a case of alleged sexual..
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Brij Bhushan out of WFI poll fray but son-in-law in

Brij Bhushan’s grip over Indian wrestling may finally be history, if the final list of electoral college is anything to go by. TOI is in possession of the voters’ list prepared by the returning..
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Brij Bhushan Singh gets interim bail in wrestlers' sexual harassment case

The court also granted bail to Vinod Tomar, the suspended assistant secretary of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI), in the case.
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Congress seeks PM Modi’s comment on charge sheet against BJP MP Brij Bhushan Singh

The Congress on Tuesday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to comment on the Delhi Police charge sheet against BJP MP and former president of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) Brij Bhushan Sharan..
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Court to decide on cognisance of chargesheet against outgoing WFI chief Brij Bhushan on July 7

The court took note of the city police's assertion that its investigation is still ongoing and that an additional chargesheet is likely to be issued.
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Former WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh reacts as wrestlers call off protest

The remark came after the protesting wrestlers announced to withdraw their protest against him, stating that the government has fulfilled its promise of filing a chargesheet against Former Wrestling..
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Wrestlers says no stir, only legal battle now

A day after asserting that they could resume their agitation against former WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, the protesting wrestlers said on Sunday that they will now fight their battle in the..
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'Will be in court and not on road': Protesting wrestlers say fight against WFI chief a legal battle now

Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik and Bajrang Punia posted identical tweet where they said the government has fulfilled its promise of filing a chargesheet against Singh.
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Gauhati High Court stays WFI elections, next hearing on July 17

The Assam Wrestling Association, in its petition filed against the WFI, IOA ad-hoc panel and the Sports Ministry, said that though it was entitled to be an affiliated member of the WFI, it was not..
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'We did not ask for...': Protesting wrestlers break silence on exemption from Asian Games trials

Sakshi, Bajrang and Vinesh Phogat have been demanding arrest of former WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh for allegedly sexually harassing women wrestlers.
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Wrestlers vs WFI chief: 'Incidents cited from WFI office, tournaments...,' Delhi Police finds proof against Brij Bhushan 

Delhi Police filed a cancellation report in the case filed against WFI Chief Brij Bhushan under POSCO Act.
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Wrestlers protest: Delhi Police files chargesheet against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh

Delhi Police on Thursday filed chargesheet against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh on sexual harassment allegations against him. The chargesheet reportedly contains..
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SIT sends WFI case report for legal check


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Wrestling Federation of India elections set for July 6, results to be declared on same day

Wrestling Federation of India elections on July 6 with returning officer.
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5 nations roped in on ex-WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh case

Delhi Police is learnt to have written to wrestling federations of around five countries seeking information related to allegations of sexual harassment levelled by wrestlers against the Wrestling..
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Wrestlers' protest: WFI elections to be held on July 4; Brij Bhushan's son, son-in-law eligible

The state units can nominate only those representatives who are members of their executive bodies, according to the WFI constitution.
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Ex-WFI chief's lyrical spin to wrestler saga


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Ex-WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh in show of strength, says will fight Lok Sabha elections again

Former Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief and BJP Kaiserganj MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh announced Sunday he would contest the 2024 Lok Sabha polls from the same seat without specifying if it..
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Cops take wrestler to WFI office to recreate events

Tying up one of the last remaining parts of their investigation into the allegations of sexual harassment against former Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh and..
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No offence of hate speech made out against protesting wrestlers: Delhi Police tells court

The Delhi Police filed an action taken report (ATR) before a Delhi court on a plea seeking an FIR against wrestlers for allegedly making "false allegations" against WFI president Brij Bhushan Sharan..
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Wrestlers protest: Delhi Police SIT likely to submit investigation report next week, WFI elections to be held by June 30

The protesting wrestlers on Wednesday agreed to suspend their agitation till June 15 after the government assured them of filing a chargesheet against outgoing WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.
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