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  • CWG Queen baton for 2014 Commonwealth Games to reach Agra today 12-10-2013 12:39 PM

    The Queen's baton for the 2014 Commonwealth Games (CWG) to be held in England, will be in Agra on Saturday, officials said. The baton, which will travel across 71 countries, would be received by sports associations and groups. It will cross over to Uttar Pradesh and will reach Agra later...
  • Delhi uncertain to host Queen's Baton Relay for 2014 CWG 02-10-2013 05:53 PM

    New Delhi: Uncertainty loomed large over Delhi hosting the Queen's Baton Relay of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland as the Indian Olympic Association has sought the deferment of the event from October 12-13 to another date on the ground of lack of security. The Queen's Baton Relay, to...
  • The remake of 'Baton Baton Mein' is on the cards 01-08-2013 11:41 AM

    Mumbai: Acclaimed filmmaker Basu Chatterjee's 1979 film 'Baton Baton Mein' is set to be remade. Aditya Bhatia, who produced the recently released erotic film 'Nasha', is keen to drive the project ahead. "It's true that I am remaking Mr. Basu's cult film 'Baton Baton Mein'. But right now I am...
  • US: 1 dead in Louisiana chemical plant explosion 14-06-2013 07:19 AM

    Geismar: An explosion and fire killed one person and injured 73 at the Williams Olefins chemical plant in Geismar, Louisiana, on Thursday, unsettling an industrial town where authorities ordered people to remain indoors for hours to avoid the billowing smoke. The blast at 8:37 am (1337 GMT) sent a huge...
  • London businessman not helping in CWG probe 29-05-2011 09:06 AM

    New Delhi: The CBI probe in the Queen Baton's Relay case has received a setback as a London-based businessman, whose firms were engaged in transport and display works during the event, is not cooperating with the agency. Ashish Patel-owned AM Car and Van Hire company was engaged during QBR in...
  • Kalmadi arrested by CBI in CWG scam case 25-04-2011 12:11 PM

    New Delhi: Congress MP Suresh Kalmadi has been arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for irregularities in a Commonwealth Games corruption case. He has been arrested under Sections 120 B and 420 (criminal conspiracy and cheating) of the Indian Penal Code in the Commonwealth Games Time Scoring Equipment...
  • CWG scam: Kalmadi to be quizzed again by CBI 24-04-2011 06:30 PM

    New Delhi: Sacked Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising committee (OC) chief Suresh Kalmadi is ready to face what's widely believed the toughest grilling that he has been subjected to so far by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). A two-member CBI team has returned from London after carrying out extensive investigations...
  • CWG scam: Delhi HC grants bail to Jayachandran 19-01-2011 04:01 PM

    New Delhi: Commonwealth Games Organising Committee official M Jayachandran, arrested for alleged financial bungling in holding Queen Baton's Relay (QBR) in London in 2009, was on Wednesday granted bail by the Delhi High Court. Justice Hima Kohli granted bail to Jayachandran, a key aide of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee...
  • CBI finally questions Kalmadi for 9 hours 05-01-2011 10:36 PM

    New Delhi: Commonwealth Games chief Suresh Kalmadi was finally grilled by the CBI for nearly nine hours on Wednesday over his involvement in the overlays contracts, the aerostat purchase and the AM films deal during the Queen's Baton Relay in London. Sources says Central Bureau of Investigation wanted to grill...
  • CBI may file more cases against CWG officials 01-12-2010 05:11 PM

    New Delhi: The heat on Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, whose members are under the scanner of various investigative agencies, is likely to increase as CBI could register more cases in connection with alleged irregularities in holding the sporting extravaganza. The agency, which has already registered three cases naming some top...
  • 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...
  • ED to question senior Games OC officials 20-10-2010 04:46 PM

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate is likely to issue summons to senior officials of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee in connection with a case of alleged violation of foreign exchange regulations related to the Queen’s Baton Relay in London. The ED is likely to question Games OC chief Suresh Kalmadi...
  • Games put Delhi ahead by 10 years: Kalmadi 30-09-2010 09:24 PM

    New Delhi: Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi feels the world-class infrastructure and the facilities, which have come up for the multi-discipline event, have put the national capital ahead by 10 years. "The city is 10 years ahead now. Earlier people would fly from Delhi to Dubai, Singapore and...
  • Former CWG official claims Rs 22.8 lakh refund 17-08-2010 08:08 PM

    New Delhi: Suspended Commonwealth Games Organising Committee deputy director general Sanjay Mohindroo is in for more trouble. CNN-IBN has accessed an important Organising Committee note questioning Mohindroo's claims of Rs 22.8 lakh as reimbursements. An advance of £ 127,930.40 was given to Mohindroo for managing the London leg of the...
  • Setback for CWG, partner pulls out due to delays 14-08-2010 09:13 AM

    New Delhi: The Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (CGOC) received a serious set back Fon riday with merchandising company Premier Brands pulling out of the October 3-14 Games citing heavy losses. Premier Brands, which was the official merchandising and licensing partner of the Games, said they suffered heavy losses due to...
  • Kalmadi not responsible for CWG mess: Verma 12-08-2010 11:16 PM

    VK Verma says the responsibility for organising Queen's Baton Relay was delegated to senior members of the Managing Committee. ...
  • CWG: Verma passes the buck, blames Darbari 12-08-2010 04:17 PM

    New Delhi: Denying any role in the alleged money trail during the QBR launch in London, CWG Organising Committee Director General VK Verma on Thursday held sacked officials T S Darbari and Sanjay Mohindroo responsible for all the deals at that time. "Darbari and Mohindroo are the two officers who...
  • CWG: Fresh allegations hit Kalmadi 12-08-2010 08:07 AM

    New Delhi: There seems to be no end to the controversies surrounding the Commonwealth Games. Now Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Director General VK Verma seems to be pointing finger at Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi. A CAG interim report finds discrepancies in broadcast and sponsorship deals. Verma said...
  • Now, British Queen angry over CWG mess 08-08-2010 03:19 PM

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  • Neetu Chandra carries the Queen's Baton 16-07-2010 12:05 PM

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  • Passing the Baton: From Pak to India, with love

    Shehzad’s Space |  Shehzad Poonawalla
    The countdown has begun. With just 100 days to go for what would be India's greatest sporting extravaganza - the XIX Commonwealth Games - to...

  • Police, cabbies spruce up act before Commonwealth Games 16-11-2009 05:01 PM

    English speaking skills and politeness in speech are being stressed upon. ...
  • Highlights: Games 2010 baton sets off on world relay 29-10-2009 09:12 PM

    The baton will travel through 70 countries before it reaches New Delhi ...