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  • Raj Singh named Chef-de-Mission of India's CWG contingent 18-04-2014 05:28 PM

    New Delhi: Wrestling Federation of India Secretary General Raj Singh was on Friday named Chef-de-Mission of the Indian contingent for the Commonwealth Games to be held in Glasgow in July-August. International shooter Raja K Sidhu will be the deputy chef-de-mission, the IOA said in a release. Sidhu is also one...
  • Boxing ad-hoc committee fixes trial dates for CWG 17-04-2014 06:54 PM

    New Delhi: The ad-hoc committee set up by the IOA to run some affairs of Indian boxing on Thursday decided to hold selection trials for the Commonwealth Games next month after a meeting here. The six-member committee, headed by veteran administrator Tarlochan Singh, met for the first time on Thursday...
  • Medals for 2014 Commonwealth Games unveiled 15-04-2014 10:13 AM

    London: The medals for the 2014 Commonwealth Games were unveiled in Glasgow to mark 100 days to the Games' opening ceremony on July 23. The gold, silver and bronze medals were displayed at an event at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, Xinhua reported. Organisers said more than...
  • Rio to be my last Olympics but Asian Games, CWG on mind now: Lee Chong Wei 04-04-2014 09:11 PM

    New Delhi: Two-time Olympic silver medallist, Lee Chong Wei on Friday said he will make a last-ditch attempt to win the elusive Olympic gold at the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016 but his priority this season remains winning titles at Commonwealth and Asian Games. Lee, who turns 32 in...
  • Indian hockey may pull out of CWG 2014 after player denied accreditation 22-03-2014 08:17 PM

    New Delhi: A miffed Hockey India on Saturday asked the Indian Olympic Association to withdraw the men's hockey team from the Glasgow Commonwealth Games after it came to light that full-back Harbir Singh Sandhu has been denied accreditation by the organisers of the 2014 CWG. Harbir, whose name featured in...
  • Sushil aims for elusive Asian Games medal 18-03-2014 08:15 PM

    New Delhi: An Asian Games medal has been the only feat that has eluded star wrestler Sushil Kumar so far and he has now set his sights at finishing on the podium in the Incheon Games later this year. Sushil has won medals in Olympics, World Championships, Commonwealth Games and...
  • LS polls: Kalmadi may not field his family member from Pune seat 24-02-2014 10:56 AM

    Pune: With most opinion polls suggesting that the Congress party may find it difficult to even cross the three figure mark in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, the ruling party has come under severe criticism from many quarters for deciding to field 'winnable' but 'tainted ' candidates including the likes...
  • Sindhu eyes medals in CWG and Asian Games 16-02-2014 05:15 PM

    New Delhi: Brimming with confidence after a successful season, PV Sindhu now wants to win medals at her maiden Commonwealth and Asian Games and said she will look to end the year within the top 6 bracket. Sindhu showed her worth as the next big sensation in Indian badminton when...
  • After street light, Kejriwal government orders probe into another CWG project 08-02-2014 11:31 AM

    Pointing at yet another purported scam under the Sheila Dikshit regime, Delhi government on Friday asked its Anti-Corruption 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 07-02-2014 10:23 PM

    New Delhi: Pointing at yet another purported scam under the Sheila Dikshit regime, Delhi government on Friday asked its Anti-Corruption 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...
  • Delhi government reopens CWG scam case, targets Sheila Dikshit 06-02-2014 11:41 PM

    There is trouble for former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. The Aam Aadmi Party government has ordered a probe into her alleged role into the purchase of street lights in the Commonwealth Games scam. Although an FIR registered in the case does not name Dikshit, CNN-IBN has accessed a government...
  • Kejriwal vs Sheila: Is Kejriwal daring Congress to withdraw support? 06-02-2014 10:35 PM

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has taken on the Congress with a fresh FIR in the Commonwealth Games scam case. The FIR, though, does not name former chief minister Sheila Dikshit directly. But CNN-IBN has accessed a note of the Delhi government that former Delhi chief minister says Sheila Dikshit...
  • Kejriwal takes on Congress, files FIR in CWG scam 06-02-2014 09:59 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has taken on the Congress with a fresh FIR in the Commonwealth Games scam case. The FIR has been filed in connection with alleged corruption in the purchase of street lights. The FIR, though, does not name former chief minister Sheila Dikshit directly....
  • Kejriwal has lost his mental balance: Congress leader 06-02-2014 06:47 PM

    An FIR has been filed in connection with alleged corruption in the purchase of street lights during the Commonwealth Games 2010. CNN-IBN has accessed a top secret note of the Delhi government which says that Sheila Dikshit took an unusual interest in purchase of the lamps and several meeting were...
  • CWG scam: Dikshit not named in FIR, Delhi government note mentions her 06-02-2014 05:11 PM

    New Delhi: An FIR has been filed in connection with alleged corruption in the purchase of street lights during the Commonwealth Games 2010. The FIR, however, does not name former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit directly. CNN-IBN has accessed a top secret note of the Delhi government which does mention...
  • CWG scam: BJP to submit proof against Sheila Dikshit to Lt Governor 23-01-2014 04:34 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is expected to submit proof against former chief minister Sheila Dikshit in the Commonwealth Games scam to the Lieutenant Governor on Thursday. The party is expected to ask Lt Governor Najeeb Jung to direct Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to...
  • CWG scam: Sheila Dikshit has done no wrong, Cong to Kejriwal 19-01-2014 11:39 AM

    The Congress hit back at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and said former chief minister Sheila Dikshit has nothing to worry about with regards to the Commonwealth Games scam. Party spokesperson Rashid Alvi said, "Shiela Dikshit was a competent chief minister. Kejriwal is free to do what he wants, he...
  • Sports Ministry issues new guidelines for Arjuna Awards 04-01-2014 10:25 AM

    New Delhi: To avoid any controversy on the criteria for giving away Arjuna Awards, the Sports Ministry on Friday decided to grant 90 per cent weightage to medal winners of various international championships and sports events of disciplines covered in Olympics (Summer, Winter and Paralympics), Asian Games and Commonwealth Games....
  • Former Union Home Secretary RK Singh jumps ship, terms UPA 'clueless' 27-12-2013 06:11 PM

    Former union home secretary R K Singh, who has joined the BJP on Friday alleged that the UPA government was clueless about governance and its ministers were corrupt. "You have 2G scam, Commonwealth Games scam, coalgate which is sufficient to prove his point," Singh told reporters at the BJP headquarters...
  • Yogeshwar Dutt wants gold in World Championship 27-10-2013 10:11 PM

    Mumbai: Staying fit and winning a gold at World championship remains the main priority for Olympics bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt but the injury-prone Indian wrestler said he might need to skip either the Commonwealth Games or Asian Games depending on his fitness next year. "My biggest problem is of injury....
  • Over 4,200 dengues cases in the capital so far: MCD 25-10-2013 05:24 PM

    New Delhi: There is no let up in dengue cases which have risen to over 4,200 this year in Delhi. 4,207 cases have been reported till Friday with North Delhi itself registering over 1,800 cases, a report released by the MCD said. 4,074 cases were reported till October 21. Neeraj...
  • CWG Queen baton for 2014 Commonwealth Games to reach Agra today 12-10-2013 12:39 PM

    The Queen's baton for the 2014 Commonwealth Games (CWG) to be held in England, will be in Agra on Saturday, officials said. The baton, which will travel across 71 countries, would be received by sports associations and groups. It will cross over to Uttar Pradesh and will reach Agra later...
  • CWG Baton arrives in India, received by IOA officials 11-10-2013 11:22 PM

    New Delhi: The Queen's Baton of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games was given a ceremonial reception by top Indian sportspersons and officials, including IOA acting chief Vijay Kumar Malhotra, at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here Friday. The Queen's Baton Relay arrived in India following a grand launch by Her...
  • IOA sets up a committee for smooth conduct of Queen's Baton Relay 09-10-2013 08:50 PM

    New Delhi: Indian Olympic Association Friday set up a two-member committee of senior officials for the smooth conduct of 2014 Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay in Agra and here even as it decided to invite mostly Delhi-based 2010 CWG medal winners for the programmes on October 12 and 13. IOA...
  • CVC recommends action against former CWG OC chief Suresh Kalmadi 09-10-2013 03:37 PM

    The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has recommended action against former Chairman of Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Suresh Kalmadi for "suppression of facts" in a case of alleged corruption and nepotism probed by it. The probity watchdog has conducted a direct inquiry on the basis of complaints of corruption and nepotism...
  • Delhi uncertain to host Queen's Baton Relay for 2014 CWG 02-10-2013 05:53 PM

    New Delhi: Uncertainty loomed large over Delhi hosting the Queen's Baton Relay of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland as the Indian Olympic Association has sought the deferment of the event from October 12-13 to another date on the ground of lack of security. The Queen's Baton Relay, to...
  • Syed Abdul Karim alias 'Tunda': The co-founder of jehadi movement in India 17-08-2013 07:40 PM

    Bomb expert of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) Syed Abdul Karim alias 'Tunda' is one of the 3 co-founders of jehadi movement in India. He is wanted in 33 criminal and 40 blasts cases. He is a suspect in Delhi, Panipat, Sonipat and Ludhiana blasts. The Delhi Police has arrested Tunda on Friday...
  • Delhi's Thyagraj Stadium is country's first green stadium 16-08-2013 09:58 PM

    Thyagraj Stadium, built by Delhi Government ahead of the Commonwealth Games, on Friday earned the unique distinction of being the first green stadium in the country. Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit was on Fridaygiven the CII- Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) gold rating certificate for construction of the "green stadium" at...
  • Send entries through POA to participate in Commonwealth Games 13-08-2013 09:15 PM

    Karachi: The Commonwealth Games Association has made it clear that Pakistan hockey team would not be allowed to take part in the event unless its entry is routed through the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) headed by Arif Hasan. In a strong warning, the CW body said that since the International...
  • Jwala, Ashwini to renew partnership 13-08-2013 07:55 PM

    New Delhi: India's most successful doubles badminton pair Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa are set to renew their partnership in October. The Commonwealth Games women's doubles gold medallists broke their successful partnership after the Olympics as Jwala wanted to take a sabbatical for an indefinite period. However, the duo confirmed...