CWG 2010

  • CWG: OC misused Indian High Commission's name August 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Officials of 2010 Commonwealth Games organising committee had allegedly misused the name of Indian High Commission in the UK to award the contract of work related to Queen's Baton Relay, an event in the run up to the Games, to an accused firm owned by a London- based...
  • Missing documents make CWG scam probe tough March 5, 2012

    New Delhi: A number of documents related to Commonwealth Games projects have either gone missing or are untraceable making tough the ongoing probe into alleged irregularities in conduct of the Games. Sources said that problems were being faced by officials of various probe agencies including the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), Central...
  • Govt extends tenure of GoM on CWG November 6, 2011

    New Delhi: The Centre has extended by two months tenure of a Group of Ministers (GoM), headed by Defence Minister AK Antony, to examine the alleged irregularities in the conduct of last year's Commonwealth Games, sources said. According to the sources, the decision was taken after receiving recommendations from the...
  • HC dismisses Kalmadi's plea to attend Parliament August 30, 2011

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed the plea of sacked CWG Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi, a Lok Sabha MP, seeking permission to attend the ongoing Parliament session. "In view of the gravity of the offence and the allegation of huge magnitude, it would be totally inappropriate to...
  • DDA seals 2 buildings of Emaar MGF at CWG village August 20, 2011

    New Delhi: Two days after the CBI filed FIR against the Emaar MGF properties in Delhi and Hyderabad, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has sealed two buildings at the Commonwealth Games village in the capital. The DDA said Emaar MGF broke building rules during constructions. The action comes after the CAG report...
  • Three ministers wrote to PM on CWG: Maken August 11, 2011

    New Delhi: Three Union Sports Ministers had written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on various issues including lack of cooperation from the CWG Organising Committee and lack of accountable mechanism in it for spending government money, the Rajya Sabha was told on Thursday. "The Union Ministers had written on issues ranging...
  • BJP hits Govt hard over Maken's CWG statement August 9, 2011

    New Delhi: Sports Minister Ajay Maken's statement on appointment of Suresh Kalmadi as OC Chairman created pandemonium inside Parliament and outside as well on Tuesday as the BJP cornered the UPA Government on the issue of corruption in the Commonwealth Games. Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitely and...
  • CWG spotlight on Maken, Delhi CM gets breather August 9, 2011

    New Delhi: The Commonwealth Games storm has hit Parliament once again, with the Opposition training its guns on the Prime Minister and the Delhi Chief Minister. But caught in the crossfire was Sports Minister Ajay Maken for this statement made last week blaming the NDA for Suresh Kalmadi's appointment as...
  • CAG critisises agencies over CWG stadium works August 7, 2011

    New Delhi: The CAG report tabled in Parlaiment on Friday had found massive irregularities in the bidding process as well as the execution of the projects. The report has also talked of how the authorities were short sited - not factoring legacy creation for the host city. The renovation work...
  • CWG: Govt protects Delhi CM to guard PM? August 6, 2011

    New Delhi: Congress has strongly backed Sheila Dikshit, making it clear that there is no need for her to resign, even as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday set up a GoM headed by AK Antony to look into findings of Shunglu Commission on the Commonwealth Games irregularities. It's a tale...
  • CWG: CAG report puts Delhi CM in line of fire August 5, 2011

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dixit is facing the Opposition's wrath after the CAG report on Friday tabled in Parliament. The Opposition demanded her resignation, but the Congress stood by her, saying a CAG report is not an indictment. The report held the Delhi Chief Minister responsible for wasteful expenditure...
  • CAG blames Centre, Delhi govt for CWG mess August 5, 2011

    The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report on Commonwealth Games has been tabled in Parliament. ...
  • Kalmadi refused permission to attend Parliament August 5, 2011

    New Delhi: In a setback to Suresh Kalmadi, the Delhi High Court on Friday refused permission to the Congress MP, lodged in Tihar Jail in connection with CWG scam, to attend the ongoing Parliament session and imposed a cost of Rs 1 lakh on him. "Allowing the petitioner to attend the...
  • CWG: CAG flays Shiela govt over health expenses August 5, 2011

    New Delhi: In the narrow by lanes of an east Delhi colony that one of the major equipment suppliers for the Delhi Health Services CWG project was registered. The CAG team went to Geeta Colony and discovered that it is someone's residence and not any office. "We have been living here...
  • Crores spent, but CWG works lie in a shambles August 3, 2011

    Sheila Dixit needs to answer more than one question on why so much of money went down the drain. ...
  • CWG: Delhi govt defends CM against CAG charges August 3, 2011

    New Delhi: The Delhi government on Wednesday came out in the open against the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report that blames it for wasteful expenditure worth Rs 130 crore in CWG projects. Though Chief Minister Shiela Dixit herself did not react to the charges, the Chief Secretary on Wednesday gave...
  • CWG: Kalmadi issue embarrasses both Cong, BJP August 3, 2011

    New Delhi: Suresh Kalmadi's elevation as Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief is proving to be an embarrassment for both the Congress and the BJP. For the past 24 hours, sports minister Ajay Maken has been trying his best to lay the entire responsibility for appointment Suresh Kalmadi as OC chairman on...
  • Govt defends PM, blames NDA over Kalmadi row August 3, 2011

    New Delhi: In a surprise move, the Government on Tuesday stepped in to defend Prime Minister in the CWG row, even though the CAG report on the Commonwealth Games has yet to be tabled in Parliament. Sports Minister Ajay Maken, while defending the Prime Minister, squarely blamed the NDA for Suresh...
  • CWG official reports include CNN-IBN findings August 2, 2011

    New Delhi: The CAG report on the Commonwealth Games mess expected to be tabled later this week in Parliament, only confirms a trail of irregularities that have been tracked by CNN-IBN over the last several months. Sacked as CWG Organising Committee Chief, jailed for his alleged involvement in TSR Scam...
  • MRI fails to support Kalmadi's dementia claim July 26, 2011

    New Delhi: The MRI report for Suresh Kalmadi, which was done at Delhi's LNJP Hospital, does not suggest that he is suffering from dementia. CNN-IBN has accessed the MRI report that claims that the former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief is suffering from 'diffused cerebral atrophy' instead. According to the MRI...
  • CWG scam: lowest TSR bidder was incompetent May 20, 2011

    New Delhi: Suresh Kalmadi, Lalit Bhannot and VK Verma, all accused of pushing for a private firm Swiss Timing for supplying Timing Scoring and Results system for the Commonwealth Games (CWG), are now behind the bars. They stand accused ignoring the bid claims of this contract to MSL SPAIN, a Spanish...
  • CWG: Kalmadi's bail plea deferred to May 13 May 9, 2011

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday deferred to May 13 the hearing on the bail plea of former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi. Special Judge Talwant Singh said "the arguments on the application will be heard May 13th". Kalmadi had been first sent to eight days police custody...
  • CWG: FIR against PWD in Barapullah project April 30, 2011

    New Delhi: The CBI on Saturday registered a case against some officials of the Public Works Department(PWD) and a few firms in connection with alleged irregularities in the project for construction of the Rs 620 crore Barapullah Nullah flyover for the Commonwealth Games. A CBI spokesperson gave this information in a...
  • Can Kalmadi be sacked from IOA chairmanship? April 25, 2011

    Rajdeep Sardesai discusses with a panel, if it is possible to remove Suresh Kalmadi from IOA. ...
  • Can Suresh Kalmadi continue as IOA chairman? April 25, 2011

    New Delhi: For more than half a decade, Suresh Kalmadi has lorded over the Indian Olympic Association. Elected unopposed every time he contested the elections. But now, after he has been arrested by the CBI in the Commonwealth Games Time Scoring Equipment scam, is the time for Kalmadi to leave the...
  • Cong suspends Suresh Kalmadi over CWG scam April 25, 2011

    New Delhi: The Congress on Monday suspended former CWG Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi following his arrest by the Central Bureau of Investigation in the Commonwealth Games Time Scoring Equipment scam. Two other senior officials of the Organising Committee - Surjeet Lal and ASV Prasad - have also been arrested in...
  • Role of Kalmadi's key aides in the CWG scam April 25, 2011

    Lalit Bhanot and VK Verma were involved in time scoring and records device purchase scam. ...
  • CBI asks ICICI Bank to freeze Kalmadi's lockers March 2, 2011

    Pune: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday requested the ICICI Bank to freeze two lockers of former CWG Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi in Pune's Yedwada branch. While the former CWG chief is in Bangkok to attend an athletics federation meeting, the CBI searched his personal lockers at Pune's...
  • CWG Scam: CBI grills former OC Sec Gen Bhanot February 23, 2011

    New Delhi: Former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Secretary General Lalit Bhanot was on Wednesday questioned by the CBI in connection with alleged irregularities in a Rs 107 crore contract that had been awarded to a Swiss time-keeping company. Bhanot has been booked by the probe agency under sections 120B (criminal conspiracy)...
  • PM refers Shunglu report on Lalli to CBI February 18, 2011

    New Delhi: In a quick follow up action, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday referred to CBI the Shunglu Committee report that had indicted suspended Prasar Bharti chief BS Lalli and Doordarshan Director General Aruna Sharma in the award of broadcasting rights of Commonwealth Games causing Rs 135 crore loss...