MS GILL

  • Dikshit, Gill refuse to comment on Kalmadi February 25, 2011

    New Delhi: Sports Minister Ajay Maken is unlikely to attend the closing ceremony of National Games. The snub came a day after sacked Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (OC) Chairman Suresh Kalmadi attacked the Sports Ministry in an interview with CNNIBN. The Prime Minister is also unlikely to attend the closing ceremony,...
  • Kalmadi now targets Delhi CM, says summon her February 24, 2011

    New Delhi: Sacked Commonwealth Games Organising secretary Suresh Kalmadi in a noholdsbarred interview to CNNIBN has hit out at Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and former sports minister MS Gill. Kalmadi says investigating agencies must summon Sheila Dikshit, MS Gill and Jaipal Reddy. He has asked why the Delhi Chief...
  • PM pulls up Gill and Reddy for CWG mess September 24, 2010

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pulled up Union Sports Minister MS Gill and Union Urban Development Minister Jaipal Reddy on Friday during a Cabinet meeting in New Delhi for the delay in the preparation for Commonwealth Games. During the meeting Singh sent a strong message to Gill that it...
  • CWG mess: PM steps in, to meet Gill and Reddy September 23, 2010

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has stepped in to clear the Commonwealth Games mess. Singh has called Union Sports Minister MS Gill and Union Urban Development Minister Jaipal Reddy, who also heads the Group of Minister on the Commonwealth Games, for a meeting at 5:00 PM on Thursday evening...
  • Complete work quickly: PM tells CWG organisers August 29, 2010

    New Delhi: With 35 days left for the Commonwealth Games, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday visited the centrepiece Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, the venue of the opening and closing ceremonies, and asked officials to "redouble their efforts to quickly complete" the work as people "expect a spectacular" opening to the...
  • PM calls meeting to discuss CWG preparations August 14, 2010

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of a spate of controversies surrounding the Commonwealth Games, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will hold a meeting with the ministers concerned this evening to review preparations for the mega event to be held in October. The meeting will be attended by Sports Ministers M S Gill,...
  • Games first, probe later: Gill tells Oppn August 10, 2010

    While rejecting Opposition's demand for a JPC probe, Gill said that his first priority was to hold the Commonwealth Games. ...
  • Rain exposes leak in CWG stadium roof August 2, 2010

    The CWG games are just 2 months away but only two out of 17 venues meant for sporting events were ready on August 1. ...
  • Sports Ministry steps in for harassed shooters May 16, 2010

    New Delhi: Sports minister M S Gill, taking strong note of the reported harassment of Indian shooters in the ongoing World Cup in England, on Sunday asked his officers to get the details of the incident so that the matter can be taken up with higher authorities in London. Gill held...
  • Sports bodies don't need any reforms: Kalmadi May 6, 2010

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has turned umpire in the match between Sports Minister MS Gill and Indian Olympic Association President Suresh Kalmadi. Sources say the Prime Minister will ask Gill to put his order fixing the tenure of sports federation chiefs on hold. Gill will also send an official to...
  • Railways using Mughal era monument as dump yard December 31, 2009

    New Delhi: Angry with the Railways vandalising the country's oldest Mughal monument Nila Gumbad, Sports Minister MS Gill has written a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urging him to intervene in saving the heritage site. Nila Gumbad is a 16th century monument and the oldest sign of Mughal India. It...
  • 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. ...
  • Special show: Countdown begins for 2010 Games October 30, 2009

    The world is gearing up for Commonwealth Games 2010. A look at how the preparations are going. ...
  • Watch: How prepared is Delhi for Games 2010 October 27, 2009

    Union Sports Minister MS Gill visited the Nehru stadium on Monday. ...
  • 2010 Games will be a success: PM October 26, 2009

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manhoman Singh's categorical assurance that the Commonwealth Games will be hugely successful came as a morale booster for the Organising Committee (OC). Singh on his visit to Thailand, promised on Sunday that Delhi would hold a "spectacular" Commonwealth Games. "Whatever mechanism have now been put in place...
  • Nehru Stadium work misses deadline for 2010 games October 26, 2009

    New Delhi: Reconstruction of the 27yearold Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium will miss the December 31 deadline and the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2010 Commonwealth Games would need three more months to get ready because a newly proposed tunnel has to be built. The 150metrelong tunnel, which...
  • 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...
  • Indian Sports Minister to visit FIFA House August 10, 2009

    New Delhi: Indian Sports Minister MS Gill is to meet FIFA President Sepp Blatter more than a month after Indian national team coach Bob Houghton criticised him for ridiculing his boys. Gill invited the wrath of Houghton when he had earlier stated that the present Indian team would even lose to...
  • Sports Minister wants BCCI to sign WADA code August 3, 2009

    New Delhi: Union Sports Minister MS Gill on Monday came out in support of World AntiDoping Agency (WADA) antidoping code and said that Indian cricketers must follow the system put in place by the antidoping body. Gill said that says everybody had to follow the system put in place by WADA...
  • Commonwealth Games venues way behind schedule July 2, 2009

    New Delhi: The government painted a stark picture on Thursday of construction delays for the 2010 New Delhi Commonwealth Games, saying more than half the work needed to be completed in 12 of the 17 projects. A statement in Parliament by the Minister of State for Sports reflected a race against...
  • Gawli upset with Sports Minister's statements June 24, 2009

    New Delhi: Indian international Mahesh Gawli was upset with the comments made by the sports minister, MS Gill of the national team standing no chance against an Australian school side, and backed coach Bob Houghton over his latest remarks over the current state of Indian football. Earlier this year, MS Gill...
  • T20 is not cricket but just timepass: MS Gill June 5, 2009

    New Delhi: He dismisses Twenty20 cricket as"timepass"but Sports Minister M S Gill admits he cannot resist watching it either in his free time. "This is not batting but timepass for entertainment. This entire game is something else," Gill replied when asked for his comments on the Twenty20 World Championships that start...
  • MS Gill wins battle against IPL SMS game May 12, 2009

    New Delhi: India's Union Minister for Sports MS Gill has won his battle against the IPL's controversial prediction based SMS game. The BCCI on Tuesday decided to stop the game with immediate effect, which asked viewers to SMS in their prediction for an over in return for a cash prize. The...
  • MS Gill fears IPL contest amounts to gambling May 9, 2009

    Chennai: Sports Minister Manohar Singh Gill is concerned that the Indian Premier League (IPL) mobile phonebased contest amounts to gambling and could give rise to a fresh bout of corruption in the game. Organisers of the Twenty/20 event have introduced an SMS contest aiming at keeping interest in India alive....
  • Australia unjustified in avoiding India tour: Gill April 25, 2009

    New Delhi: Sports Minister M S Gill said on Saturday that Tennis Australia (TA) had pulled out of its Davis Cup tie against India in Chennai despite receiving a security assurance from him. "I regret that TA is not willing to come to Chennai, to play us in the Davis Cup....
  • Gill says no to Indian cricket tour to Pakistan December 12, 2008

    The issue of whether or not India to tour Pakistan for the cricket series in January has been undecided. While India is unanimous that no tour will happen without a security allclear, politicians are divided over whether it is proper to tour at all. ...
  • Sports Minister rules out India's tour of Pakistan December 12, 2008

    New Delhi: Union Sports Minister MS Gill on Friday said that the Indian cricket team should not tour Pakistan in the wake of the terror attacks in Mumbai. "I have played cricket and am familiar with the spirit of the game. How is it possible for one team from Pakistan to...
  • Report on Monika dope test fiasco blames no one September 12, 2008

    New Delhi: The entire drama surrounding weightlifter Laishram Monika Devi's withdrawal from the Indian contingent for the Beijing Olympic Games for allegedly failing a dope test could have been managed better according to the finding of a report filed by former chief election commissioner TS Krishnamurthy. Krishnamurthy, who was appointed to...
  • Feather in Punjab's cap, wins Santosh trophy June 16, 2008

    New Delhi: Sports Minister MS Gill on Monday congratulated Punjab for winning the Santosh Trophy and patted runnersup Services as well, hoping they would do better next time. "I congratulate Punjab for lifting the title but Services too fought well and I hope they would do better...