Sant Singh Chatwal

  • London based magazine ranks Manmohan Singh as most influential Sikh March 20, 2014

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been listed as the world's most powerful, influential and contemporary Sikh, according to the first edition of the annual 'Sikh 100' published in London. According to the list, the world's first comprehensive ranking of the most powerful, influential and contemporary Sikhs in the world brought out...
  • Chatwal eyes 100 hotels in India in 10 years January 9, 2012

    New Delhi: New Yorkbased Chatwal Hotels and Resorts is looking to expand in India with initial investments of Rs 2,000 crore and plans to operate around 100 hotels in the next 10 years in partnership with international hospitality major Wyndham Hotel Group. "In the next five...
  • Govt probes Chatwal case, Padma award on the line February 6, 2010

    New Delhi: Controversial NRI hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal could lose his Padma Bhushan with Home Ministry probing allegations of corruption against him. Home Ministry sources say that Chatwal's award may be withdrawn if the fresh charges of fraud levelled against him are found to be true. Home Ministry sources though added that...
  • Rewarded with row: Padma Bhushan controversy January 28, 2010

    High profile NRI hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal, who was once chargesheeted by the CBI in an bank fraud case and was later absolved, has been awarded with the Padma Bhushan this year. Does he deserve his award? ...
  • FTN: Controversies make Padma Awards lose their shine January 29, 2010

    The list of Padma awards announced just before the Republic Day has generated another controversy. Indian American hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal has been awarded the Padma Bhushan but BJP says he does not deserve the award because of alleged financial wrongdoing attached to his name. The Union Government says Chatwal has...
  • Chatwal deserves his Padma award: govt January 27, 2010

    New Delhi: With controversy erupting over Padma Bhushan for NRI hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal, Government stepped in to clear the air saying "due diligence" was done before selection and that the CBI had closed three cases of financial irregularities against him. The Government came out with an unusual clarification saying...
  • BJP wants Chatwal's name out of Padma list January 27, 2010

    The UPA Governments decision to nominate NRI Sant Singh Chatwal for the Padma Awards has created a political storm. The BJP has demanded that Chatwal who has been at the centre of a controversy and recently facing trials for an alleged bank fraud amounting to a whopping $9 million should not...
  • Controversy over NRI Chatwal's name in Padma list January 26, 2010

    New Delhi: The inclusion of USbased Indian hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal in the list of Padma awardees is generating a lot of heat and controversy. Deputy Leader of Opposition Gopinath Munde has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asking why Chatwal was being given one of Indias highest civilian honours. The outrage...
  • Otis puts conditions for return of Gandhi's items March 5, 2009

    New York: James Otis, the current owner of some of the belongings of Mahatma Gandhi that are to be auctioned on Thursday, is going to present a letter to the Indian Consulate in New York. CNNIBN has a copy of the proposal letter of Otis in which he has written that...
  • Chatwal to invest Rs 4,500 cr in India June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Prominent Indian American Indian hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal will invest Rs 4,500 crore by 2009 for setting up a chain of hotels, including sevenstar, in India. "We want to create convention centres with a capacity for 2,0003,000 people in every hotel, news agency PTI quoted Chatwal as saying. Chatwal,...
  • Chatwal plans 'Dream' debut in India August 31, 2006

    New Delhi: Prominent Indian American Indian hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal will invest Rs 10 billion ($215 million) on bringing his 'Dream' range of boutique hotels to five Indian cities and hopes to have at three least up and running less than two years from now. "We are looking at properties in...