Organising Committee

  • CWG case: Summons against 3 Swiss Timing officials sent to MHA 31-03-2013 12:49 PM

    New Delhi: CBI has forwarded to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) the summons to be served abroad to three officials of Switzerland-based 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...
  • Maken writes to PM, calls Mani malicious 08-09-2011 09:38 AM

    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...
  • 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...
  • CWG Organising Committee fighting 14 legal cases 10-07-2011 09:03 AM

    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...
  • Bhanot flouted procedure for drafting minutes 03-07-2011 11:49 AM

    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,...
  • CWG: Jaychandran's judicial custody extended 10-06-2011 06:08 PM

    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 hear Jaychandran's bail...
  • Swiss Timing officials were close to Kalmadi: CBI 24-05-2011 08:18 PM

    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 24-05-2011 10:02 AM

    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...
  • CWG: Kalmadi to remain in jail till June 1 18-05-2011 02:18 PM

    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....
  • CBI defends PM's CWG nominee Jarnail Singh 28-04-2011 08:50 PM

    New Delhi: After CNN-IBN 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...
  • Timeline: Kalmadi’s role in CWG scam probe 25-04-2011 03:09 PM

    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 multi-crore scam. April 25:...
  • 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...
  • Kalmadi hits out, says OC being singled out 24-02-2011 02:46 PM

    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 24-02-2011 07:04 AM

    New Delhi: Time is running out for the beleaguered former Commonwealth Games OC (Organising Committee) chief Suresh Kalmadi. CNN-IBN 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:...
  • CWG: Suresh Kalmadi arrest in one week 23-02-2011 07:56 PM

    New Delhi: Time has run out for former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi. CNN-IBN 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...
  • 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...
  • CWG Scam: CBI arrests OC official, supplier 22-02-2011 09:09 PM

    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, ADG-Finance, and Bakshi, a former IAF group captain, were searched by the agency on February 18 along with...
  • CWG: Kalmadi's aide's custody extended 17-02-2011 03:03 PM

    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 five-day remand February 12. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge OP Saini allowed the CBI's plea to quiz...
  • Kalmadi aide sent to five-day CBI custody 12-02-2011 06:45 PM

    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...
  • Rs 70 crore aerostat used in CWG on sale 04-02-2011 04:34 PM

    New Delhi: The Commonwealth Games Organising Committee has decided to sell off the Rs 70 crore helium-filled 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 22-01-2011 06:49 AM

    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...
  • Aus to sue CWG organisers over unpaid bills 20-01-2011 09:09 AM

    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...
  • CVC begins probe in CWG recruitment scam 16-01-2011 02:16 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Vigilance Commission has begun probing an alleged Commonwealth Games recruitment scam after complaints of ghost employees on Organising Committee's muster rolls violating norms while inducting people. CAG which has been looking at the expenditure details of the OC is also probing this recruitment scam. The complaints...
  • CAG finds flaws in CWG contract; sends memo 09-01-2011 02:27 PM

    New Delhi: Government auditor CAG is believed to have found that the Organising Committee (OC) of the Commonwealth Games had paid more for procuring items than the market rates. In a communication to the OC last month, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has said that some of the items...
  • CWG files missing, CBI to probe 22-12-2010 03:12 PM

    New Delhi: Some of the crucial documents which could throw light on Commonwealth Games deals have gone missing with the probe agencies fearing that they could have been destroyed or hidden. Official sources said that the key files, which contain important information on tendering, budgetary allocation and contract details, are...
  • CWG probe: Case filed against Bhanot, Verma 30-11-2010 07:09 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday searched the offices and homes of four Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (OC) officials and filed cases against two of them - Lalit Bhanot and V.K. Verma - for alleged financial lapses. Raids are on at Kalmadi's close aide Additional Director...
  • Sacked OC treasurer Jayachandran arrested 21-11-2010 09:12 PM

    New Delhi: CBI on Sunday arrested sacked treasurer of Commonwealth Games Organising Committee M Jayachandran in connection with the alleged bungling in the Queen's Baton Relay (QBR) . Jayachandran was arrested after several rounds of questioning by the investigating agency, CBI spokesman R K Gaur said tonight. Gaur said the...