CWG 2010

  • Govt extends tenure of GoM on CWG 06-11-2011 11:40 AM

    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...
  • Formula 1, undercurrents many

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    Two of the country's biggest sports events in the last 12 months mirror two Indias. The Commonwealth Games last October were organised by an older...

  • HC dismisses Kalmadi's plea to attend Parliament 30-08-2011 06:26 PM

    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...
  • DDA seals 2 buildings of Emaar MGF at CWG village 20-08-2011 08:01 PM

    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...
  • Three ministers wrote to PM on CWG: Maken 11-08-2011 06:28 PM

    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...
  • BJP hits Govt hard over Maken's CWG statement 09-08-2011 10:50 PM

    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 08-08-2011 10:36 PM

    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 07-08-2011 12:14 AM

    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? 06-08-2011 09:10 PM

    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...
  • CWG: CAG report puts Delhi CM in line of fire 05-08-2011 10:40 PM

    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...
  • CAG blames Centre, Delhi govt for CWG mess 05-08-2011 06:54 PM

    The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report on Commonwealth Games has been tabled in Parliament. ...
  • Kalmadi refused permission to attend Parliament 05-08-2011 04:57 PM

    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...
  • CWG: CAG flays Shiela govt over health expenses 04-08-2011 11:40 PM

    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...
  • Crores spent, but CWG works lie in a shambles 03-08-2011 11:22 PM

    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 03-08-2011 10:18 PM

    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...
  • CWG: Kalmadi issue embarrasses both Cong, BJP 03-08-2011 06:54 PM

    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...
  • Govt defends PM, blames NDA over Kalmadi row 03-08-2011 12:19 AM

    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...
  • CWG official reports include CNN-IBN findings 02-08-2011 10:43 PM

    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 26-07-2011 09:35 PM

    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...
  • CWG scam: lowest TSR bidder was incompetent 19-05-2011 09:42 PM

    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...
  • CWG: Kalmadi's bail plea deferred to May 13 09-05-2011 03:19 PM

    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...
  • CWG: FIR against PWD in Barapullah project 30-04-2011 11:23 PM

    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...
  • Can Kalmadi be sacked from IOA chairmanship? 25-04-2011 11:42 PM

    Rajdeep Sardesai discusses with a panel, if it is possible to remove Suresh Kalmadi from IOA. ...
  • Can Suresh Kalmadi continue as IOA chairman? 25-04-2011 09:10 PM

    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...
  • Cong suspends Suresh Kalmadi over CWG scam 25-04-2011 07:32 PM

    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...
  • Role of Kalmadi's key aides in the CWG scam 25-04-2011 06:55 PM

    Lalit Bhanot and VK Verma were involved in time scoring and records device purchase scam. ...
  • CBI asks ICICI Bank to freeze Kalmadi's lockers 01-03-2011 09:38 PM

    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...
  • CWG Scam: CBI grills former OC Sec Gen Bhanot 23-02-2011 02:03 PM

    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...
  • PM refers Shunglu report on Lalli to CBI 18-02-2011 10:21 PM

    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...