Sushil Kumar

  • Asian Games: Yogeshwar India's biggest hope to end wrestling gold drought 5 hours 51 minutes ago

    With the untimely pull out of two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar, all eyes will be on London Games bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt as India will be hoping to break a 28-year-long wait for a gold medal in wrestling at the 17th Asian Games that get underway Friday in the South...
  • Better facilities can fetch India more medals, says Sushil Kumar September 2, 2014

    Ghaziabad: Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar on Tuesday said if the budding wrestlers are provided better facilities, especially in villages, India could end up winning more medals than China in top international events. "Had the government ever thought of promoting sport of wrestling in villages, India could have won more gold...
  • Manjhi defends his son's alleged sexual escapade, says anybody can have a girlfriend August 16, 2014

    Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi who has come under attack from the BJP over reports of his son getting involved in alleged sexual escapade with a lady policewoman, on Saturday defended his son saying anybody could have a "girl friend". "Anybody can have a girl friend...there is no evidence of...
  • Wrestler Sushil Kumar likely to skip 2014 Asian Games August 13, 2014

    His eyes firmly trained on the 2016 Rio Games, two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar, in all probability, will skip the upcoming World Championship as well as the Asian Games slated to be held next month, as he now wants to win a gold in the biggest sporting event. The Wrestling Federation...
  • Sushil Kumar Modi warns people against Nitish's 'double role' August 10, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Sunday asked people to be on guard against the "double role" of former state chief minister Nitish Kumar while voting in the Assembly bypolls on August 21. Modi, who had been the deputy chief minister under Kumar, alleged that the senior JD(U) leader talks...
  • Sushil, Yogeshwar to skip Wrestling World Championships August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Star grapplers Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt have decided to skip the FILA World Wrestling Championships to be held next month in Tashkent, Uzbekistan to avoid injuries and preserve themselves for the upcoming Asian Games. Sushil and Yogeshwar, who won a gold each in men's 74kg and 65kg freestyle...
  • Who's shielding criminals? After goof up, JD(U) spokesperson flees press conference August 9, 2014

    JD(U) spokesperson and Member of Legislative Council (MLC) Sanjay Singh made a mockery of himself on Friday after he called for a probe and a lie-detector test on former Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, but was unable to defend his leader and former Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Unsuccessful in putting...
  • BJP fears spectre of 'jungle raj' looming large in Bihar August 5, 2014

    The BJP on Tuesday expressed fear that the spectre of 'jungle raj' loomed large over Bihar and would derail the development process undertaken by the erstwhile NDA government a decade ago following the JD(U)-RJD prepoll alliance for the impending bypolls in the state. Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi told reporters the government was "patronising criminal elements...
  • Sushil Kumar proud of India's wrestling performance at CWG August 5, 2014

    Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt, Amit Kumar made sure that Indian wrestling continues to be on the upswing and, in all, five gold and six silver and two bronze were surely impressive at the Commonwealth Games. ...
  • CWG 2014: Final list of Indian medal winners in Glasgow August 3, 2014

    Glasgow: The following is the final list of Indian medal winners at the 2014 Commonwealth Games at their conclusion on Sunday. Gold: Sanjita Khumukchan: women's 48 kg weightlifting Sukhen Dey: men's 56 kg weightlifting Abhinav Bindra: men's 10 metre air rifle shooting Apurvi Chandela: women's 10 metre air rifle shooting Rahi Sarnobat: women's 25 metre pistol...
  • CWG 2014: Wrestlers come back home after successful campaign August 2, 2014

    Indian wrestlers landed in Delhi after ending their successful campaign at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. ...
  • CWG 2014: Plan was to play aggressive wrestling, says Sushil Kumar August 2, 2014

    Sushil Kumar landed in Delhi on Saturday morning after winning his second Commonwealth gold in wrestling. ...
  • CWG 2014: I want to win a gold in Asian Games, says Sushil Kumar July 30, 2014

    Glasgow: Rio is at the back of his mind but for Sushil Kumar, one of India's greatest Olympians, the immediate aim is to win a gold medal in the upcoming Asian Games, a stage where the decorated wrestler, surprisingly, is yet to taste success. The 31-year-old grappler is India's only two-time...
  • CWG 2014: Sushil Kumar delighted after winning wrestling gold July 30, 2014

    Sushil Kumar on Tuesday won the gold medal after defeating Qamar Abbas of Pakistan in a freestyle 74kg gold medal wrestling match at the Commonwealth Games. ...
  • CWG 2014: Sushil Kumar wins India's third wrestling gold in Glasgow July 30, 2014

    Glasgow: Sushil Kumar led the charge as Indian wrestlers put on a stunning show in the Commonwealth Games winning three of the five gold medals on offer here Tuesday. Amit Kumar and teenager Vinesh Phogat also bagged gold medals while Rajeev Tomar settled for the silver medal in what was a...
  • CWG 2014: India complete golden hat-trick on the wrestling mat July 30, 2014

    Glasgow: Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar spearheaded a sparkling show as Indian grapplers dominated the wrestling arena with three gold medals after the shooters ended their campaign on a rousing note with five more podium finishes on sixth day of competitions in the 20th Commonwealth Games on Wednesday. Sushil expectedly bagged...
  • Nitish kumar denies instigating JD(U)-BJP clash July 24, 2014

    Condemning the scuffle between the ruling JD(U) and BJP MLCs in the legislative council, former Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thuesday expressed deep anguish over the incident and denied his role in the matter. He also urged the chair to rule in this regard otherwise he will be compelled to stay...
  • Decision on poll alliance with JD(U) will be taken after talks between 2 parties, says Lalu July 24, 2014

    RJD president Lalu Prasad on Thursday favoured an alliance with JD(U) for the bye-election on ten Assembly seats but said a decision on this will be taken only after talks between the leaders of the two parties. "This is the right time for talks on poll alliance. We will take a...
  • Assembly polls: Race in Bihar BJP for chief minister candidate July 23, 2014

    Much ahead of the 2015 assembly polls in Bihar, several BJP leaders have staked claim to being nominated as the chief ministerial candidate. "There are many in the BJP, who are lobbying to be named as chief ministerial candidate for the next assembly polls," a BJP leader said. If an alliance of...
  • CWG 2014: Wrestler Amit Kumar targets Glasgow gold July 22, 2014

    Amit Kumar, the youngest in India's wrestling contingent for the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, has promised to grapple for nothing less than gold for his country. The 19-year-old wrestler, son of a milkman from Haryana, won a silver medal at the Budapest world championships last year and will be...
  • People fear 'jungle raj' return after JD(U)-RJD tie up: BJP July 18, 2014

    In a strong retort to senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar who said BJP was scared over a probable tie up between his party and RJD, the BJP on Friday said not them, but people are afraid over prospects of such an alliance. "BJP is not scared. But the prospects of this...
  • Tandoor case: Judge recuses from hearing Sharma's parole plea July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi High Court judge on Wednesday recused from hearing the parole plea of tandoor case convict Sushil Kumar Sharma, awarded life imprisonment for the murder and burning of the body of his wife Naina Sahni in 1995, and referred it to be listed before another bench. Justice Mukta...
  • BJP demands judicial inquiry into police firing at Rohtas July 9, 2014

    The opposition BJP on Wednesday demanded a judicial inquiry into police firing at Rohtas in which two persons were killed and nine others injured on Tuesday. Leader of Opposition in Legislative Council Sushil Kumar Modi told reporters that police firing on people reflected poor law and order situation in the state...
  • BJP demands judicial probe into police firing in Rohtas July 9, 2014

    The opposition BJP demanded a judicial inquiry into police firing at Rohtas in which two persons were killed and nine others were left injured on Tuesday. Leader of Opposition in Legislative Council Sushil Kumar Modi told reporters that police firing on people reflected poor law and order situation in the state...
  • Tandoor case: Delhi HC to hear parole plea of Sushil Kumar Sharma July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will be hearing the parole plea of former Delhi Youth Congress President Sushil Kumar Sharma on Wednesday. Sharma was awarded life imprisonment for murdering his wife Naina Sahni in 1995 and throwing her body into the tandoor of a Delhi restaurant. The Delhi High Court...
  • Abhayanand removed from DGP post under Lalu's pressure: Sushil Modi June 25, 2014

    A senior BJP leader on Wednesday attributed the transfer of Bihar police chief Abhyanand to alleged pressure on the JD(U) government by RJD chief Lalu Prasad, whose party recently voted for the Jitan Ram Manjhi government and helped it win the bypoll to two Rajya Sabha seats. "The day there was...
  • All angles will be considered during probe in derailment: Gowda June 25, 2014

    The sabotage angle and its denial in the derailment of the New Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express in Bihar would both be considered during the probe, Railway minister Sadananda Gowda said on Wednesday. The Commissioner of Railway Safety, Eastern Circle was entrusted with the inquiry into the accident at the Goldenganj station in...
  • Chavan meets Sonia, unlikely to step down as Maharashtra CM June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid speculation of a possible change of guard in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan met Congress President Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi on Saturday. However, according to sources, Chavan is unlikely to step down from his post. The Maharashtra Chief Minister is expected to brief a panel led...
  • Congress undecided on changing Prithviraj Chavan as Maharashtra CM June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress high command remains undecided on having a change of guard in Maharashtra. Sources say that the final decision on replacing Prithviraj Chavan as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra will be taken after MLAs give feedback to Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Chavan on Saturday met Sonia Gandhi at...