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  • CWG Scam: ED slaps forex charges against Suresh Kalmadi, 6 others July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Five years after charges of alleged financial irregularities had hit the CommonWealth Games in Delhi, Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday slapped charges of Rs 4.64 crore forex violations in the Queen's Baton Relay (QBR) event against former CWG organizing committee chief Suresh Kalmadi and six others. The agency issued...
  • CWG Queen baton for 2014 Commonwealth Games to reach Agra today October 12, 2013

    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 in...
  • Delhi uncertain to host Queen's Baton Relay for 2014 CWG October 2, 2013

    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 be...
  • The remake of 'Baton Baton Mein' is on the cards August 1, 2013

    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 waiting...
  • US: 1 dead in Louisiana chemical plant explosion June 14, 2013

    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 fireball...
  • Hyderabad: Man dies after being hit by policeman's baton January 13, 2013

    Hyderabad: A 77-year-old retired government official died on Saturday after he was accidentally hit by a lathi (baton) thrown by police officer at a speeding motorist. Pratap Reddy, a retired official of the forest department, succumbed to his injuries at a private hospital on Saturday, a day after he was injured...
  • CWG scam: Court to take cognisance of CBI chargesheet August 27, 2012

    New Delhi: A special court is likely to take cognisance of the CBI's chargesheet in the 2010 Commonwealth Games Queen Baton Relay case. Former organising committee members TS Darbari, Sanjay Mahendroo and M Jaychandran have been accused of financial irregularities. The scam-hit Commonwealth Games Organising Committee is currently facing 45...
  • CWG: OC misused Indian High Commission's name August 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Officials of 2010 Commonwealth Games organising committee had allegedly misused the name of Indian High Commission in the UK to award the contract of work related to Queen's Baton Relay, an event in the run up to the Games, to an accused firm owned by a London- based...
  • London businessman not helping in CWG probe May 29, 2011

    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...
  • Kalmadi arrested by CBI in CWG scam case April 25, 2011

    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 April 24, 2011

    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 in...
  • CWG scam: Delhi HC grants bail to Jayachandran January 19, 2011

    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 Chairman...
  • CBI finally questions Kalmadi for 9 hours January 5, 2011

    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 Kalmadi...
  • CBI may file more cases against CWG officials December 1, 2010

    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 OC...
  • CWG probe: Case filed against Bhanot, Verma November 30, 2010

    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...
  • ED to question senior Games OC officials October 20, 2010

    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 September 30, 2010

    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 August 17, 2010

    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 Queen's...
  • Setback for CWG, partner pulls out due to delays August 14, 2010

    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 the...
  • Kalmadi not responsible for CWG mess: Verma August 12, 2010

    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 August 12, 2010

    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 were...
  • CWG: Fresh allegations hit Kalmadi August 12, 2010

    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 Kalmadi...
  • Kalmadi writes a letter to MPs, defends himself August 10, 2010

    New Delhi: Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi, under fire over allegations of corruption in preparation for the Games, on Tuesday defended himself in a letter written to MPs saying he is open to an investigation by either the Comptroller and Auditor General or the judiciary. In the letter Kalmadi...
  • British queen furious over CWG baton controversy August 8, 2010

    London: The British Queen is in "cold fury" over allegations of financial irregularities involving a British firm and the Commonwealth Games baton relay, a media report said on Sunday. Daily Express on Sunday reported that the baton, which has a message from the Queen, has been tainted by claims it has...
  • Now, British Queen angry over CWG mess August 8, 2010

    London: The British Queen is in "cold fury" over allegations of financial irregularities involving a British firm and the Commonwealth Games baton relay, a media report said on Sunday. Daily Express on Sunday reported that the baton, which has a message from the Queen, has been tainted by claims it has...
  • Corruption costs India's UK mission crores August 7, 2010

    London: The record of wrongdoings at the Indian High Commission in London has got worse as an audit report suggests that huge sums of money lost were due to corruption or negligence. The report says that the High Commission spent Rs 125 crore on a lease for the Commissioner's residence....
  • Kalmadi aide found guilty, may be axed today August 5, 2010

    New Delhi: An Indian Olympic Association (IOA) panel, which is probing charges of alleged financial irregularities and extravagant spending in the organisation of the Commonwealth Games, may ask Joint Director of Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (CWG OC) TS Darbari to quit. The three-member panel is looking into various allegations of...
  • Neetu Chandra carries the Queen's Baton July 16, 2010

    Patna: Actress Neetu Chandra became one of the privileged few Bollywood celebrities to have the honour of carrying the Commonwealth Games 2010 torch (popularly known as the Queen's Baton) in her hometown Patna, earlier this week. Neetu has been an active sportsperson, and so her selection for the relay was...
  • C'wealth Games: Queen's Baton reaches India June 25, 2010

    Amritsar: The Queen's Baton Relay arrives in India Friday through the Wagah Border with big celebrations as the Delhi Commonwealth Games remains 100 days away. Amritsar gears up to welcome the baton. The relay was launched by Queen Elizabeth-II at Buckingham Palace last October and it's nearly at the end of...
  • Police, cabbies spruce up act before Commonwealth Games November 16, 2009

    Commonwealth Games are less than a year away. It is not just sportspersons who are in vigorous training, even police personnel and auto and taxi drivers are learning to be courteous with visitors. All these efforts are meant to ensure that the 2010 Games are held with the least possible...