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Indian boxing star Vijender Singh tests negative after heroin charge

Olympic bronze-medallist boxer Vijender Singh. Photo: AFP

Olympic bronze-medallist boxer Vijender Singh was on Tuesday cleared by the Indian sports ministry of using banned substances following a police charge that he consumed heroin.

Tuesday, 16 April, 2013, 9:05pm

Indian Olympic boxer Vijender Singh takes dope test after heroin charge

Vijender Singh. Photo: AP

Indian Olympic bronze-medallist boxer Vijender Singh has undergone dope tests as ordered by the government after police accused him of consuming heroin, officials said.

Vijender, who won a bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, gave his blood and urine samples to the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) on Wednesday, sports minister Jitender Singh said.

4 Apr 2013 - 6:50pm

India Olympic boxer Vijender Singh 'took heroin 12 times'

Olympic bronze-medallist boxer Vijender Singh salutes during the men's 75kg boxing final competition at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou. Photo: AFP

Indian Olympic bronze-medallist boxer Vijender Singh took heroin 12 times, according to police who are investigating his links to an alleged dealer and a US$24-million drug haul last month.

1 Apr 2013 - 3:41pm

Jail death of Delhi rape suspect sparks criticism

Protesters in New Delhi call for a stricter sexual violence law in India last month. Photo: AP

Whether he was killed or committed suicide, the jailhouse death on Monday of a man on trial for the gang rape and fatal beating of a woman on a New Delhi bus has triggered shock at the enormous security failure at one of India’s best-known prisons.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am