THAROOR VS MODI

  • Patel influenced Tharoor to back out on IPL? April 22, 2010

    New Delhi: The murky Indian Premier League saga is seeing a new twist practically every hour with many developments since Thursday morning. Two days after the Union Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel flatly denied any links with IPL, he has admitted his secretary had sent projections of new franchise expenses...
  • Tharoor likely to clarify in Parliament today April 20, 2010

    New Delhi: Shashi Tharoor is likely to make a statement in the Lok Sabha Tuesday, two days after resigning as the minister of state for external affairs over an ugly IPL row, Congress sources said on Monday. The decision was taken after Tharoor briefly visited Parliament house and met party leaders...
  • Mystery woman was my daughter, says Mallya April 18, 2010

    Mumbai: Owner of the IPL franchisee Royal Challengers Bangalore, Vijay Mallya has confirmed that the girl who was seen carrying documents outside the IPL office premises just before the Income Tax officials' visit on Thursday is his step daughter. Mallya issued a clarification that his step daughter Laila Mehmood works for...
  • Tharoor meets PM, offers to quit: sources April 18, 2010

    New Delhi: Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor offered to quit as he met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at his residence on Sunday morning. Tharoor briefed Prime Minister on the Kochi IPL controversy and reportedly offered to quit saying, if he has caused embarrassment for the government. Sources say...
  • Tharoor back on Twitter, thanks 'new India' April 17, 2010

    New Delhi: After being unusually silent for long on Twitter, Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor was back on the social networking site thanking "new India" for the support and good wishes. Tharoor, after not tweeting for over two days, said, "Sorry for long silence, been overwhelmed..... Thanks for...
  • Politics has ups and downs: PM on Tharoor April 17, 2010

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh returned from his eightday trip to the United States of America and Brazil on Saturday afternoon amid a raging political storm over Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor. Though the Prime Minister evaded a direct answer when asked about Tharoor, he is expected...
  • IPL franchisees also under IT probe April 16, 2010

    The Income Tax department is widening its probe to include IPL franchisees. An IT team raided the office of Kings XI Punjab in Mohali on Friday. The office which also houses the Punjab Cricket Association, of which Lalit Modi is the Vice President. ...
  • IPL Kochi row: Modi says nothing to hide April 16, 2010

    New Delhi: Despite the ongoing income tax raids on the IPL and its various offices and franchisees, commissioner Lalit Modi on Friday said he and the League "will come out of it as we have nothing to hide". In an exclusive interview with CNNIBN from Dharamsala, Modi said, "It is our...
  • IPL row, Tharoor's role stall Parliament April 16, 2010

    New Delhi: The controversy over Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor's alleged involvement in the IPL franchise business stalled Parliament proceedings on Friday with angry Opposition members demanding an explanation from the minister, who denied any wrongdoing. The furore over the matter saw both the houses being adjourned till...
  • If I were Tharoor, I would quit: Farooq April 16, 2010

    Union Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor is facing criticism not only from the Opposition over his alleged links with the IPL Kochi team but now even Congress allies have started to target him. Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy and IPL Governing Council member Farooq Abdullah...
  • Tharoor plays Kerala card, says not at fault April 16, 2010

    New Delhi: Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor on Friday clarified that he had not misused his official position and his "mentoring" the Kerala consortium of the Kochi Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise was within the "bounds of appropriate conduct". Tharoor, at the centre of a row for alleged...
  • No clean chit to Tharoor yet; Oppn cry foul April 16, 2010

    New Delhi: Union Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor's fate hangs in balance. He failed to get a clean chit from Congress President Sonia Gandhi though he held a number of meetings with Sonia and senior party leaders Pranab Mukherjee and AK Antony on Thursday. CNNIBN has learnt...
  • IPL Kochi, Modi strike deal; Gaekwad axed April 16, 2010

    New Delhi: The IPL tangle now leaves a messy trail of destruction. Charged with dubious ownership details, the IPL Kochi franchise has now made changes in its top management. Dubaibased businessman Harshad Mehta has been appointed as the Chairman of the franchise as Keshav Tahil Ramani, who represents Mehta's company...
  • Is Tharoor a misfit in Indian politics? April 16, 2010

    Emotional Home Minister P Chidambaram almost broke down in Parliament on Thursday, saying he had offered to resign over Dantewada killings but he had received full support of his top party leaders. Whereas Opposition is demanding resignation of Shashi Tharoor. ...
  • IT probes IPL money; Modi's wings clipped April 16, 2010

    Mumbai: The Income Tax officials conducted a raid at the IPL headquarters and the office of IPL chief Lalit Modi here on Thursday. They quizzed Modi on the bidding process of the IPL and ownership of all franchises. The IT officials were at Modi's Mumbai office for five hours till 3...
  • BJP guns for Tharoor, IPL row turns political April 15, 2010

    New Delhi: The controversy surrounding Union Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor over his role in the Indian Premier League's Kochi franchisee is now becoming a full blown Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) versus Congress fight with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) keeping a close watch. The BJP will be...
  • Now IPL Kochi team targets Narendra Modi April 15, 2010

    New Delhi: The controversy surrounding the Indian Premier League's Kochi franchise took yet another political turn on Thursday as Lalit Modi was accused of working under the pressure of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to take away the bid to Ahmedabad. Shashi Tharoor, the man at the centre of the controversy...
  • IPL: Raids on investors to exit Kochi team April 15, 2010

    New Delhi: The IPL controversy has taken another twist. CNN IBN has learnt that the Gujarati investors of IPL Kochi are being pressured to pull out. Two Gujarati investors Mukesh Patel of Shree Ram Vessels and Vipul Shah of Parinee Developers, were raided by Income Tax department earlier this week....
  • Tharoor to explain his role in IPL to Sonia April 15, 2010

    New Delhi: Union Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor will meet Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday to explain his stand on the controversy surrounding the Kochi team in the Indian Premier League. Earlier, Tharoor met Congress' top strategists and Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Defence Minister AK...
  • IPL Kochi owners prefer Ahmedabad: Pawar April 15, 2010

    New Delhi: BCCI President and Union Minister Sharad Pawar has thrown in another twist to the tale, disclosing that key members of the Kochi consortium wanted the team to be based out of Ahmedabad instead of Kochi. Pawar said four members of the consortium met him with a request to...
  • Pranabled panel to probe Tharoor charges April 15, 2010

    New Delhi: With a united Opposition gunning for Shashi Tharoor for his alleged involvement with IPL's Kochi team promoters, it was left to Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee to sort out the issue. CNN IBN has learnt that the UPA has decided not to take any action till the Prime Minister returns....
  • Modi offered us money to quit IPL: Kochi team April 14, 2010

    New Delhi: The Indian Premier League is lurching from one controversy to another. After the public spat between IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi and Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor over the Kochi team ownership, the tournament has been hit by accusations of bribery. IPL Kochi team owners on Wednesday...
  • One arrested for sending threat SMS to Tharoor April 14, 2010

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police Special Cell on Wednesday arrested one person for allegedly sending a threatening SMS to Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor. The arrested person has been identified as Manik Verma and police officials say that initial investigations show that he is not linked to underworld...
  • IT likely to probe Kochi team owners April 14, 2010

    New Delhi: The tax administration has begun a probe into the Kochi team of Indian Premier League (IPL), engulfed in a major controversy over ownership issue, to ascertain if its money had been channelled illegally from tax havens abroad. "The Directorate General of Investigation in Kochi had discussed this issue with...
  • I am not a proxy for Tharoor: Sunanda Pushkar April 14, 2010

    New Delhi: Sunanda Pushkar, who has been linked to the Indian Premier League (IPL) Kochi team controversy, on Wednesday blasted her critics and denied acting as a proxy for her friend and Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor. In a hardhitting statement made available to IANS, Pushkar accused the...
  • Tharoor has received death threat, says aide April 14, 2010

    New Delhi: Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor has reportedly received a death threat from the gang of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. Sources say Tharoor got an SMS from one Shakeel of Dcompany asking him to stay clear of Indian Premier League Chairman Lalit Modi. Tharoor's OSD Jacob Joseph...
  • Haven't invested in Kochi team: Tharoor April 13, 2010

    Minister for State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor issued a statement saying he neither invested not received a single rupee for his 'mentorship' of the Kochi IPL franchise. Lalit Modi on his part was ticked off by the BCCI for breaching the confidentiality clause. A governing council meeting will...
  • Sack Tharoor over IPL row: BJP tells PM April 13, 2010

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday demanded that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh sack Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor from the Union Ministry in the wake of controversy over Indian Premier League (IPL) Kochi team ownership. BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad asked for an investigation by...
  • IPL: Tharoor aide calls Modi 'drug peddler' April 13, 2010

    New Delhi: It's an open war between Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor and IPL commissioner Lalit Modi over the ownership of the new Kochi team with Tharoor's key aide calling Modi a "convicted drug peddler". Jacob Joseph, speaking exclusively to CNNIBN, said: "What is the controversy about the...
  • Modi tried to scuttle Kochi team: Tharoor April 13, 2010

    New Delhi: Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor, who was instrumental in getting Kochi an IPL franchisee in the March team auctions, on Tuesday issued an official statement to counter the allegations made by IPL commissioner Lalit Modi over the ownership of the team. While Tharoor admitted that Kochi...