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Monica Devi Cleared Doping Charges

Weightlifter Monica Devi was on Saturday cleared off all doping charges by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA). The clearance came after IOA found that the charges leveled against the athlete were false and an attempt to malign her image. After Monica Devi's allegation that she was being framed, Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh stepped in and approached the Prime Minister Office, thus paving the way for the weightlifter's return.

The clearance brought momentary relief for the athlete; however, as the IOA said that it was too late for her to fly to Beijing.
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Korean's picture

I watch this Olympics without a single reason to cheer as many of my compatriots would be - there's hardly a representation for a country of more than a billion - we keep sending old horses like Leander Paes and Dola Banerjee to work a miracles and a handful of young sportsmen whose dream ends with the participation. Even if we get a bronze I think we might declare a national holiday. As a nation we are so obsessed with Bollywood and Cricket that we either see Amir Khan carrying the Olympics torch or Sachin Tendulkar. I think next time we should send a dozen Bollywood stars and a T20 team to take part in the various events - even though we would make a donkey out of ourselves - a billion Indians would have a reason to watch and cheer. Funny how we have sent 4 representatives of the Hockey fed to watch and learn on taxpayer's money even when both men's and women's team disgracefully didn't qualify. Mr. Kalmadi must have been working very hard in his office. I'm sure he's planning a watch and learn trip around the world starting from Trinidad and Tobago that wins more medals than India.
diwakar dubey's picture

Dear Monica! I know very well that you are the victim of bad typical mentality of some conspirators. This is true that this is a very hard time for you but keep your hope alive. i m always with you! Diwakar Dubey Kolkata
Raj's picture

The hegemony of some states over the weaker state is proved too in the sport arena in India. Manipur is representing a good number of participants in Olympic. Monica is a proud daughter of the seven sisters. Let us all be with her in fighting for justice.The issue is nothing but a usual scam prevalent in India. Is anyone ready to booked the culprit?
YK Shrestha's picture

Mr. Kalmadi needs a boot on his bum. All the hard work of Monika has gone to the dustbin. Our sympathies with you.
Pallavi Barua's picture

Even China is not a homogenous society, but for the Olympics they have chosen the best from its different regions. Why is it that such injustice as done to Monica Singh takes place in India?
Sana Matum's picture

Dear NE people, I wonder why any other News websites,dailies and channels do not publish that dope charge has been cleared though they all publish with enthusiasm publish Monica Devi failed in doping test in their front page... Why don't they print that It was false charges? Who and all were involved must be punished. Else India will remain a Country who will be overjoyed when winning a single medal or none for each Olympic.. Let this incidence be the last. This is a country where Mahatama Gandhi was born. Remember the Truth will always win.
Satyen's picture

The first and foremost reason for North-East India going unheard in Mainstream Media is that we are a Divided Lot. As such, we have very few representatives in the Parliament to exert pressure on such giant corporate media houses. They never speak for us or take up our causes.

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