2010 COMMONWEALTH GAMES

  • Daytoday trial in CWG scam case as per SC verdict April 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The trial in a CWG related graft scam, in which Congress MP Suresh Kalmadi and nine others are facing prosecution, will be conducted on a daytoday basis, a special court has said. This follows the Supreme Court direction to complete cases involving lawmakers within a year. The court said...
  • After street light, Kejriwal government orders probe into another CWG project February 8, 2014

    Pointing at yet another purported scam under the Sheila Dikshit regime, Delhi government on Friday asked its AntiCorruption Branch (ACB) to probe alleged irregularities worth Rs 184 crore in the construction of the Ring Road bypass ahead of the 2010 Commonwealth Games. ...
  • Delhi government orders ACB probe into another CWG project February 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Pointing at yet another purported scam under the Sheila Dikshit regime, Delhi government on Friday asked its AntiCorruption Branch (ACB) to probe alleged irregularities worth Rs 184 crore in the construction of the Ring Road bypass ahead of the 2010 Commonwealth Games. On the basis of Delhi government's request,...
  • CAG Vinod Rai to retire on Wednesday May 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai, who demits office on Wednesday, will be remembered for turning the statutory body into a pugnacious watchdog of good governance and administrative integrity at a time when India is experiencing the need for greater transparency and a rebalancing of power that has...
  • Bhupathi slams AITA over pairing policies January 19, 2012

    Melbourne: India's veteran tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi slammed the All India Tennis Federation's (AITA) policies when it comes to pairing players for big international events. Bhupathi was baffled by the AITA's decision to pair Sania Mirza with Leander Paes for the 2010 Commonwealth Games held in Delhi, even though he and...
  • ED to summon Kalmadi for violation of forex rules March 22, 2011

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is likely to summon sacked CWG Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi and some other officials for alleged violations of forex rules during 2010 Commonwealth Games. According to sources, the ED will issue show cause notices to Kalmadi and the others to ascertain their "exact" roles...
  • Pak envoy to India is the newest critic of CWG September 28, 2010

    New Delhi: The latest to express reservations over the lack of proper preparations in relation to the upcoming Commonwealth Games is Pakistan High Commissioner to India Shahid Malik. Shahid Malik on Monday inspected the accommodation provided for his nation's competitors at the Commonwealth Games Village and said work was still needed...
  • CWG lanes out of bounds for commuters September 27, 2010

    New Delhi: The national capital gears up for possible traffic chaos ahead of the Commonwealth Games. Commuters will be barred from using the special lanes created for Games athletes. Less than a week before the national capital plays host to the Commonwealth Games and Delhiites must brace themselves for...
  • CWG: African nations cry discrimination September 26, 2010

    In addition to the numerous controversies surrounding the Games, African diplomats have now complained that Australia and New Zealand have been provided with better accommodation arrangements. ...
  • 2010 cyclothon flagged off in Delhi August 29, 2010

    Delhi's first big sporting event ahead of the Commonwealth Games, The 2010 cyclothon has been flagged off. Over 5000 cyclists from across the world are participating in the event. ...
  • Greenpeace activist's book slams CWG August 9, 2010

    New Delhi: After coming under fire from several quarters over allegations of corruption, the upcoming Commonwealth Games and its organisers came in for more criticism this time in a book called "It's Common vs Wealth Exposing Commonwealth Games 2010" launched on Friday. The book by Kapil Mishra, a Greenpeace...
  • Review CWG status: PMO asks Cabinet Secretary July 31, 2010

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office intervened in the preparation for Commonwealth Games on Saturday asking Cabinet Secretary KM Chandrashekhar to review the status of all ongoing projects related to the Games. Chandrashekhar has been asked to see why project deadlines are not being met with just over 60 days to...
  • Unmet deadlines put a question mark over CWG July 31, 2010

    New Delhi: Unfinished work at most of the Commonwealth Games venues, unmet deadlines and unfulfilled promises are casting serious doubts about whether the work will be completed before October 3. The deadline of October 3 cannot be changed because the Commonwealth Games begin on October 3. After several delays the deadline...
  • CVC indicts civic bodies for shoddy Games works July 30, 2010

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has expressed his satisfaction over the preparation for Commonwealth Games but CNNIBN has found that Delhi's civic authorities are guilty of overhead charges, inflating prices and clearing substandard material. Just over two months are left for the Games to begin and more skeleton are now...
  • CWG venues behind schedule: Delhi minister July 28, 2010

    New Delhi: The controversy surrounding the 2010 Commonwealth Games stadiums refuses to die down. The Games are scheduled to be held in Delhi from October 3 to 14 but many venues for the sports event are not yet ready. Delhi Finance Minister and Delhi government Commonwealth Coordination Committee member AK...
  • Big B as CWG brand ambassador? IOA says no March 30, 2010

    New Delhi: Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Chairman Suresh Kalmadi on Tuesday ruled out making Amitabh Bachchan the brand ambassador for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. "Amitabh Bachchan will not be the brand ambassador for Commonwealth Games," Kalmadi, who is the Congress MP from Pune, said at a function at the house of...
  • Security plan for 2010 games stolen: Tennis Australia February 20, 2010

    Sydney: Tennis Australia (TA) on Saturday claimed that security plans for October's Commonwealth Games in New Delhi were stolen and that prompted it to forfeit the Davis Cup tie with India in Chennai last May. TA president Geoff Pollard also said Australia's participation in tennis, making its debut in the Commonwealth...
  • Usain Bolt denies his participation in 2010 CWG December 2, 2009

    London: Threetime Olympic champion sprinter Usain Bolt has denied making any commitment to run at the event in New Delhi next year (2010). His views are contradicting with Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi's claims. In what would come as a major embarrassment for the organisers, Bolt's manager Ricky...
  • Gill not worried about delay in 2010 Games venues November 30, 2009

    Sports Minister MS Gill has reassured the commitment of the 2010 Commonwealth Games organisers to see that work completed in time for the mega event. The Sports Minister is not worried even as the clock ticks away. ...
  • Race against time for holding 2010 Games October 12, 2009

    New Delhi: The Commonwealth Games Federation on Monday decided to form an independent panel to monitor the preparations for the 2010 edition of the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi and bluntly reminded the organisers that time was the "biggest enemy". "I have no doubt that the 2010 games can still be...
  • Delhi gets backing from Prince Edward for 2010 Games October 12, 2009

    New Delhi: Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and vicepatron of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), gave a thumbsup to India's preparation for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi on Sunday. Edward, who is in India to attend Monday's CGF General Assembly, went around the city to inspect various venues and the...
  • CGF checks 2010 Games sites, Delhi hides its chinks October 9, 2009

    New Delhi: Commonwealth Games Federation President Mike Fennell and delegates of the Commonwealth Games Association from over 70 countries are in New Delhi visiting various venues of the 2010 Games to inspect the facilities. With the 2010 Games fast approaching Delhi put its best foot forward to showcase itself for delegates...
  • 2010 Commonwealth Games on track, says Kalmadi September 16, 2009

    New Delhi: Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi on Wednesday claimed that India will be able to organise a successful Games in 2010. Addressing a press conference in New Delhi on Kalmadi, who is also the Chairman of Indian Olympic Committee (IOA), said that Union and Delhi Governments have backed...
  • Commonwealth will go ahead as scheduled: Gill August 24, 2009

    New Delhi: Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, MS Gill on Monday visited stadiums in the National Capital to check on the construction progress for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Despite recent media reports that work was behind schedule, the minister seemed satisfied. Gill went to the National Stadium which...
  • Commonwealth Games on as planned, says Federation March 17, 2009

    New Delhi: The good news for sports lovers is that the 2010 Commonwealth games in Delhi will go ahead on schedule. The Commonwealth Games Federation has played down security concerns and rubbished reports that the games could be moved to an alternate venue. Talks of secret discussions that have been in...
  • Now, Commonwealth Games venues behind schedule February 26, 2009

    New Delhi: Delhi is struggling to meet the deadline to have hotels and flyovers ready for the 2010 Commonwealth Games and now even the sporting venues are nowhere near completion. A parliamentary panel on Tuesday said that Delhi was not prepared to host the 2010 Commonwealth Games and on Wednesday Vice...
  • Parliamentary panel slams 2010 Games preparation February 24, 2009

    New Delhi: A parliamentary committee report says that India is not prepared to host the 2010 Commonwealth Games. The 2010 Commonwealth Games are just 18 months away but if the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Tourism is to be believed, Delhi is not ready for the mega event. In it's report submitted on...
  • 2010 Games organisers promise to meet deadlines February 20, 2009

    New Delhi: With less than 600 days to go for the biggest ever sporting event in India, budgets are skyrocketing and infrastructure is coming up at a snail's pace. No wonder, the man incharge has been pushed in a corner and struggling to offer assurances. The Commonwealth Games are happening...
  • 14 lines of DMRC slated to complete by Oct 2010 January 16, 2009

    New Delhi: The Jehangirpuri and Vishwavidyalaya extension line of the Delhi Metro is just a precursor to its ambitious plans of covering over 120 kilometers across the city before the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Out of the 14 lines that DMRC is slated to complete by October 2010, four will be completed...
  • Delhi cops to walk English, talk English December 13, 2006

    New Delhi: Ahead of the 2010 Commonwealth Games here, Delhi Police wants its 40,000 men and women in the rank of constables to subinspectors to have a good command over English, which the bulk of athletes and visitors will be speaking. And it will be an added bonus if they...