VK MALHOTRA

  • MHA recommends names for Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Goa Governors August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Karnataka and Goa are likely to have new Governors soon with the Home Ministry recommending names to President Pranab Mukherjee for appointment to the posts. Former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Kalyan Singh, veteran BJP leaders VK Malhotra and Lalji Tandon are among the few probables who...
  • Delhi: BJP takes up door-to-door campaign as polling day nears April 6, 2014

    On its foundation day, BJP workers on Sunday carried out a massive door-to-door campaign across the national capital seeking people's support to wrest all the seven Lok Sabha seats from Congress in the April 10 election in the city. Party's senior leaders, candidates, MLAs, councillors and district and block presidents went...
  • Apex Muslim body serves legal notice to VK Malhotra April 6, 2014

    BJP leader VK Malhotra has been served a legal notice by All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat for allegedly causing "damage to secular fabric" by his controversial statement that Jamia Nagar and Batla House have become safe havens for terrorists. The organisation said such statements could flare communal passions and pose a threat to...
  • Delhi: Vardhan woos Muslims, distances himself from Malhotra's remark March 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Distancing himself from senior leader VK Malohtra's statement on Jamia Nagar and Batla House, Delhi BJP chief Harsh Vardhan on Monday said his party was the only well-wisher of Muslims in real sense and no area is terrorist hub in the eyes of the party. Addressing a gathering of...
  • Congress moves EC against VK Malhotra's statement March 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Friday approached Delhi Election Commission to register a complaint against BJP leader VK Malhotra for his alleged controversial statement that Jamia Nagar and Batla House have become safe havens for terrorists. Congress leaders including its Delhi unit chief Arvinder Singh Lovely, Haroon Yusuf and Mukesh Sharma...
  • IOA calls GBM on Dec 8, Malhotra wants it in January November 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Left with no other choice but to fall in line after International Olympic Committee (IOC) served an ultimatum to bar chargeframed persons from contesting elections or face derecognition, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Saturday called its General Body Meeting (GBM) on December 8. The IOA on Saturday issued a...
  • BJP trying to mollify dissidents who didn't get poll ticket November 9, 2013

    BJP, on Saturday, said it is in talks with party leaders who are disgruntled and were denied tickets in Delhi assembly elections and is confident of containing the losses caused by rebellion as well as the rise of Aam Admi Party. Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley told...
  • IOA, grapplers welcome wrestling's re-inclusion in Oly Games September 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and the wrestling fraternity of the country was ecstatic as wrestling on Sunday won a crucial International Olympic Committee (IOC) vote to regain its place in the Olympic sports roster. Wrestling got 49 out of 95 votes cast by the IOC members in Buenos Aires,...
  • We are united, say Delhi BJP leaders; Harsh Vardhan skips meet August 28, 2013

    Grappling with infightings and factionalism ahead of the Assembly polls, Delhi BJP on Wednesday tried to put up a united face with almost all senior leaders coming on a common platform and resolving to work together to oust the Congress government. Delhi BJP president Vijay Goel, Leader of opposition VK Malhotra,...
  • Was the IOA meeting stage-managed? August 26, 2013

    India's Olympics isolation may continue as IOA remained defiant in following IOC guidelines. ...
  • IOA remain defiant but IOC firm August 25, 2013

    A defiant Indian Olympic Association will in all likelihood amend its Constitution to incorporate age and tenure guidelines. ...
  • Deliberate attempt to keep us out, says Raninder Singh August 25, 2013

    The NRAI chief said that a group of people in the IOA have deliberately done this because we have been supporting the IOC on the issue of barring chargesheeted persons. ...
  • NRAI barred from attending IOA meeting August 25, 2013

    New Delhi: The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) was barred from attending the General Body Meeting of the suspended Indian Olympic Association (IOA) here on Sunday. The NRAI is fighting a legal battle in Delhi High Court which ruled the sporting body's elections held April 6 as null and void....
  • Delhi BJP leaders meet Pranab, demand sacking of Sheila Dikshit May 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi BJP leaders on Sunday met President Pranab Mukherjee and demanded dismissal of Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in the wake of the Lokayukta indicting her for allegedly misusing public funds on an advertisement campaign ahead of assembly polls in 2008. Delhi BJP MLAs, led by VK Malhotra, submitted...
  • Can India return to the Olympics? May 15, 2013

    A crucial meeting between India's top sports officials and the International Olympic Committee is currently on at its headquarters in Switzerland to try and get India's suspension revoke. although IOA president VK Malhotra and IOC member Randhir Singh are not at this meeting, a nine member indian delegation is presenting...
  • IOA delegates gear up for crucial IOC joint meeting May 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Top IOA delegates were busy giving finishing touches to their action plan as they geared up for the crucial meeting with the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne to draw a roadmap for India's return to the Olympic fold. Most of the IOA delegates will leave for Lausanne tonight...
  • Randhir, Malhotra remain adamant on pullout from IOCIOA meet May 11, 2013

    New Delhi: With four days to go for the crucial meeting between Indian officials and the International Olympic Committee, efforts to persuade acting IOA President VK Malhotra and IOC member in India Randhir Singh to reconsider their decision to pull out have not borne fruit with both insisting on staying...
  • Lausanne meeting to proceed as per schedule May 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The crucial Lausanne meeting between the Indian officials and the International Olympic Committee to find a way for the country's return to the Olympic fold will proceed as per schedule on May 15 despite the dramatic pullout of IOA acting president V K Malhotra and IOC member Randhir...
  • Miffed Malhotra and Randhir pull out of joint meeting with IOC May 9, 2013

    New Delhi: In a dramatic development, the Indian Olympic Association's acting president V K Malhotra and IOC member in India Randhir Singh on Thursday pulled out of the crucial meeting with the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne next week, apparently miffed with the world body's changed stance. Barely six days before...
  • IOC again invites IOA, Sports Ministry for meeting on May 7 April 13, 2013

    New Delhi: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has again invited representatives of the suspended IOA and Sports Ministry for a meeting in Lausanne on May 7 in yet another attempt to find a way for India's return to the Olympic movement even as the standoff between the government and sport...
  • CSI accuses Malhotra of deliberately delaying the process April 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Clean Sports India, a movement for corrruptionfree sports in the country, on Wednesday accused Indian Olympic Association's acting president, V K Malhotra of deliberately delaying the process of getting India's ban from the Olympics lifted by the IOC for his "vested interest". "Malhotra is refusing to go to Lausanne...
  • International Olympic Committee fixes date for joint meeting in April March 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The International Olympic Committee has fixed the dates of the joint meeting with the Indian Olympic Association and Sports Ministry in the second week of next month to find a way towards resolving the issues that led to the country's ban from the Olympic family. In a letter written...
  • BJP gears up to corner Sheila Dikshit govt in Delhi Assembly March 13, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi Assembly Budget Session will kick off on Wednesday and the BJP is gearing up to corner the ruling party on women's safety, hike in power tariff, water tariff and on delays in the regularisation of unauthorized colonies. The Opposition is also set to raise the spending...
  • Govt can only deal with Malhotra-led IOA: RTI reply March 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The Sports Ministry has made it clear that it can only deal with the VK Malhotra-led Indian Olympic Association after the suspension of the IOA by the International Olympic Committee in December last. The Ministry's reply to a recent RTI application by a resident of Kollam in Kerala would...
  • IOC calls joint meeting of IOA, sports minister this month March 7, 2013

    New Delhi: In a significant move towards resolving the issues that led to India's ban from the Olympic family, the IOC has asked the Indian Olympic Association to fix a date, in consultation with the Sports Minister, for a meeting before the end of this month in its headquarters in...
  • IOA to blame for India's suspension by IOC: Sports Minister December 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Sports Minister Jitendra Singh on Tuesday blamed the Indian Olympic Association for India's suspension by the International Olympic Committee, a development which puts a bar on the country's Olympic participation "The Indian Olympic Association is to blame for the current crisis. We told the IOA many times to...
  • Have not violated Olympic Charter in election process: IOA December 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Faced with a threat of disaffiliation from its parent body, the Indian Olympic Association on Saturday said that it had not violated the Olympic Charter nor the government guidelines in its election process and the International Olympic Council should not take action against it. Talking to reporters here,...
  • IOA can still avoid suspension: Randhir Singh November 29, 2012

    Mumba: Indian Olympic Association (IOA) can still avoid an Olympic suspension by calling off its controversial December 5 election, its secretary general Randhir Singh told Reuters on Thursday. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will propose the suspension to its Executive Board next week after being told that government regulations would...
  • Have politicians finished the Indian Olympic movement? November 29, 2012

    India faces suspension by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) due to government interference in the forthcoming election of its national Olympic body. ...
  • IOC to suspend IOA November 29, 2012

    India's apex sports body, the IOA faces suspension for deciding to go ahead with elections despite a warning from the IOC. ...