ORGANISING COMMITTEE

  • CWG case: Summons against 3 Swiss Timing officials sent to MHA March 31, 2013

    New Delhi: CBI has forwarded to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) the summons to be served abroad to three officials of Switzerlandbased Swiss Timing Limited for their alleged role in a 2010 Commonwealth Games related corruption case in which Suresh Kalmadi among others is facing trial. The agency has...
  • 2015 World Cup organising committee chairman James Strong dies March 4, 2013

    Sydney: Prominent Australian businessman James Strong, the chairman of the organising committee for the 2015 cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, has died aged 68. The former Qantas chief executive passed away in Sydney on Sunday after complications following surgery, his family said on Monday. The ICC World Cup...
  • CWG scam: Court to frame charges against Kalmadi, 9 others February 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Over two years after the Commonwealth Games, a Delhi court is likely to frame charges against sacked organising committee chief Suresh Kalmadi and nine others in the TSR scam first reported by CNNIBN. Kalmadi, Lalit Bhanot, VK Verma and others have been charged with cheating, criminal conspiracy, destruction...
  • Kalmadi aide arrested for 'forgery' to get CWG job September 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police has arrested Nachiketa Kapur, a key aide of Suresh Kalmadi, the prime accused in the Commonwealth Games (CWG) scam. Reports say that Kapur allegedly used fake Delhi University certificates to get the post of Director in the CWG Organising Committee. Kapur reportedly worked with the CWG...
  • 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...
  • Kalmadi at Olympics: 'It is India's internal matter' July 14, 2012

    Sebastian Coe, Chief of the Organising Committee for the 2012 Olympics at London, has said that Suresh Kalmadi's visit was an issue that India needed to sort out. ...
  • Commonwealth Games was a nightmare: SY Qureshi June 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Terming the 2010 Commonwealth Games a "nightmare", Chief Election Commissioner SY Qureshi on Friday said the event is being remembered more for its controversies, which denied the nation the pride it got from the performance of its athletes. "What a nightmare it was, something we should have been proud...
  • CWG: CBI court allows Kalmadi to go to Kazakhstan April 19, 2012

    New Delhi: A Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in New Delhi has allowed former Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee (OC) chairman Suresh Kalmadi to go to Kazakhstan for attending the Asian Atheletics Association Council meeting to be held April 27. Special Judge Talwant Singh allowed Kalmadi and his aide,...
  • CWG: Court to frame charges in street lighting scam February 24, 2012

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Friday decided to frame charges against seven persons, including four MCD officials and a firm for their alleged roles in the CWG street lighting scam, on February 27, saying it has found prima facie evidence against them. Special CBI judge Pradeep Chaddah said a prima...
  • Maken writes to PM, calls Mani malicious September 8, 2011

    New Delhi: Sports Minister Ajay Maken wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh describing his predecessor Mani Shankar Aiyar as malicious and irresponsible. The letter containing all these adjectives was sent to the Prime Minister after he wanted to know the basis of all the letters of complaint written by Aiyar as...
  • 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...
  • CWG Organising Committee fighting 14 legal cases July 10, 2011

    New Delhi: Already under scanner for irregularities worth crores of rupees, the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee is fighting 14 legal cases filed by several firms and its former employees seeking their dues. According to OC officials, these cases related to the finance department, workforce, catering, merchandising unit, cleaning and waste management...
  • Bhanot flouted procedure for drafting minutes July 3, 2011

    New Delhi: Former Secretary General of CWG Organising Committee Lalit Bhanot, arrested for his alleged role in a scam, flouted the standard procedures to be followed for drafting minutes of the Committee's meeting on purchasing of equipment, a senior OC official has told CBI. In his statement to the CBI, OC...
  • CWG: Jaychandran's judicial custody extended June 10, 2011

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Friday decided to hear the bail plea of Commonwealth Games Organising Committee former treasurer M Jaychandran, arrested for his alleged role in awarding a contract to a Swiss firm at an exorbitant cost, on June 13. While slating June 13 to...
  • Swiss Timing officials were close to Kalmadi: CBI May 24, 2011

    New Delhi: The authorised representatives of Swiss Timing, which had bagged the TSR contract for CWG 2010 were close to sacked OC chairman Suresh Kalmadi long before the CWG 2010 and had maneuvered TSR contract in favour of the Swiss firm, CBI has said in its charge sheet. In its...
  • CWG scam: Kalmadi to appear before court today May 24, 2011

    New Delhi: Former CWG Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi, along with Lalit Bhanot and VK Verma, are expected to appear before the Patiala House Court in connection with the Commonwealth Games related scams. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on April 25 arrested Suresh Kalmadi for irregularities in the Commonwealth Games. He...
  • CWG: Kalmadi to remain in jail till June 1 May 18, 2011

    New Delhi: Former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (CWG) chief Suresh Kalmadi's judicial custody has been extended till June 1. Kalmadi has been arrested on charges of cheating, conspiracy and corruption in the award of Games related contracts. His lawyers requested the court to allow him to appear through video conferencing. The...
  • CBI defends PM's CWG nominee Jarnail Singh April 28, 2011

    New Delhi: After CNNIBN revealed that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's representative on the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, Jarnail Singh, cleared the time scoring deal, the Central Burau of Investigatin (CBI) has come out to defend him. The CBI has said that Commonwealth games organising committee CEO Jarnail Singh's role was limited...
  • Timeline: Kalmadis role in CWG scam probe April 25, 2011

    New Delhi: Congress MP Suresh Kalmadi was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday for irregularities in a Commonwealth Games corruption case. Here is a timeline of events relating to the former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Chairman's role in the investigations into the multicrore scam. April 25: Kalmadi...
  • CBI asks ICICI Bank to freeze Kalmadi's lockers March 1, 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...
  • Kalmadi hits out, says OC being singled out February 24, 2011

    Ranchi: Beleaguered former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (OC) chief Suresh Kalmadi hit out at the authorities and said that the OC cannot be singled out and blamed in the CWG scam. His aggression came a day after his closest aide Lalit Bhanot was arrested by the CBI alongwith VK Verma...
  • CWG: CBI likely to arrest Kalmadi within a week February 24, 2011

    New Delhi: Time is running out for the beleaguered former Commonwealth Games OC (Organising Committee) chief Suresh Kalmadi. CNNIBN has learnt that Kalmadi is going to be arrested by the CBI within the next one week on charges of causing deliberate delays in many games deals. Kalmadi, however, still says: "Let...
  • CWG: Suresh Kalmadi arrest in one week February 23, 2011

    New Delhi: Time has run out for former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi. CNNIBN has learnt Kalmadi is going to be arrested within a week. Kalmadi set to be arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for his alleged involvement in the CWG Overlays scam. Sources say an...
  • 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 timekeeping company. Bhanot has been booked by the probe agency under sections 120B (criminal conspiracy)...
  • CWG Scam: CBI arrests OC official, supplier February 22, 2011

    New Delhi: The CBI today arrested Additional Director General of CWG Organising Committee K U K Reddy and supplier Praveen Bakshi in connection with the overlays supply case. The premises of Reddy, ADGFinance, and Bakshi, a former IAF group captain, were searched by the agency on February 18 along with that...
  • CWG: Kalmadi's aide's custody extended February 17, 2011

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday extended the CBI custody of former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi's aide Shekhar Deorukhkar by two more days. He was sent to fiveday remand February 12. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge OP Saini allowed the CBI's plea to quiz him...
  • Kalmadi aide sent to fiveday CBI custody February 12, 2011

    New Delhi: Shekhar Deorukhkar, an aide of then Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee (OC) chairman Suresh Kalmadi, was on Saturday brought before a special court here and sent to five days in remand of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), an official said. "He was presented before the magistrate in the court...
  • Rs 70 crore aerostat used in CWG on sale February 4, 2011

    New Delhi: The Commonwealth Games Organising Committee has decided to sell off the Rs 70 crore heliumfilled balloon, which was the star attraction during the opening and closing ceremony of the mega sporting event held here last year. The committee has invited proposals for disposal of the aerostat and related...
  • Aerostat used in CWG ceremony under scanner January 22, 2011

    New Delhi: The aerostat a giant helium balloon for which the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee paid almost Rs 70 crore. It was supposed to be a visual delight, a feast for the eye, now it turns out its burnt a hole in the OC's pocket. An internal OC note accessed...
  • Aus to sue CWG organisers over unpaid bills January 20, 2011

    New Delhi: In yet another embarrassment for India, Australia has decided to sue Commonwealth Games organisers over the unpaid bills. Australia has decided to take strict action against Suresh Kalmadi and the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee. The Australian Commonwealth Games Association has said that the Commonwealth Games still owes "a sixfigure sum"...