Commonwealth Games 2010

  • Parliament's Winter Session doesn't hold much promise 28-11-2011 12:01 PM

    A look at the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) governments legislative performance over the last three parliamentary sessions explains why everyone seems to be up in arms against the breakdown of decision-making at the Centre. The 2010 winter session was a complete washout as the UPA kept blocking the Oppositions demand...
  • CWG: Home owners caught in DDA, Emaar tussle 13-11-2011 01:24 PM

    New Delhi: One year after the Commonwealth Games those who booked flats in the Games Village are yet to get possession. Over 450 home buyers paid Rs two crores each, that's around Rs 1500 crore for flats in the games village. Rajiv and Upasana are among the 450 who booked...
  • CVC to fast track CWG scam probe 07-11-2011 03:42 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Vigilance Commission has decided to speed up and complete its probe by December-end into alleged irregularities in the multi crore Commonwealth Games-related works. Sources said that the decision in this regard was taken recently and a directive has been issued to a Special Cell of the...
  • 'PM was open to restructuring CWG OC in 2007' 07-08-2011 11:03 AM

    New Delhi: In view of complaints against the CWG Organising Committee headed by Suresh Kalmadi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was open to an idea of restructuring it in 2007, but it did not materialise as no concrete proposal came forth. Sports Minister Ajay Maken suggested this as he insisted that...
  • CWG official reports include CNN-IBN findings 02-08-2011 10:43 PM

    New Delhi: The CAG report on the Commonwealth Games mess expected to be tabled later this week in Parliament, only confirms a trail of irregularities that have been tracked by CNN-IBN over the last several months. Sacked as CWG Organising Committee Chief, jailed for his alleged involvement in TSR Scam...
  • CAG slams Sheila govt, civic bodies for CWG loss 02-08-2011 08:52 PM

    New Delhi: The Commonwealth Games may have been over last year, but its legacy continues to haunt the government. The fancy lights and signboards installed before the Games are now the focus of the CAG audit on CWG spending. Now, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has found herself in the...
  • Kalmadi queues up for two bread slices at Tihar 06-05-2011 11:15 AM

    New Delhi: He slept in a separate cell, attended a roll call at 6 am, stood in queue for breakfast, watched some TV and at times conversed with two other inmates. Suresh Kalmadi, the latest high-profile entrant at Tihar Central Jail, is not getting any VIP treatment in India's largest...
  • Didn't know about TSR kickback: Jarnail Singh 29-04-2011 12:21 AM

    PM nominated CWG OC CEO Jarnail Singh talks to Rajdeep Sardesai about the TSR deal. ...
  • CBI defends PM's CWG nominee Jarnail Singh 28-04-2011 08:50 PM

    New Delhi: After CNN-IBN revealed that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's representative on the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, Jarnail Singh, cleared the time scoring deal, the Central Burau of Investigatin (CBI) has come out to defend him. The CBI has said that Commonwealth games organising committee CEO Jarnail Singh's role was...
  • CWG: Italy, other countries complain non payment 12-04-2011 07:35 AM

    New Delhi: In a joint letter to the Sports Minister, eight foreign missions including Britain, France, Germany, Italy have mentioned a huge list of pending bills of the Commonwealth Games 2010. In more More embarrassment for the former Organising Committee Chief Suresh Kalmadi, the letter also says that four months...
  • CWG scam: L-G, EMAAR MGF in denial mode 24-03-2011 08:00 PM

    New Delhi: A day after CNN-IBN reported on the findings of the Shunglu Panel on scam in construction of games village, the round of denials and counter denials has begun. In its second report, the VK Shunglu panel has squarely blamed the Delhi Lt Governor Tejinder Khanna and EMAAR MGF,...
  • Kalmadi hits out, says OC being singled out 24-02-2011 02:46 PM

    Ranchi: Beleaguered former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (OC) chief Suresh Kalmadi hit out at the authorities and said that the OC cannot be singled out and blamed in the CWG scam. His aggression came a day after his closest aide Lalit Bhanot was arrested by the CBI alongwith VK Verma...
  • CWG Scam: CBI arrests OC official, supplier 22-02-2011 09:09 PM

    New Delhi: The CBI today arrested Additional Director General of CWG Organising Committee K U K Reddy and supplier Praveen Bakshi in connection with the overlays supply case. The premises of Reddy, ADG-Finance, and Bakshi, a former IAF group captain, were searched by the agency on February 18 along with...
  • Prove I made money, I will resign as MP: Kalmadi 20-02-2011 06:02 PM

    New Delhi: Pained by reports of his alleged involvement in Commonwealth Games-related scam, former Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi on Sunday said he would resign as Member of Parliament in case any proof of him having taken even a single rupee surfaces. "I can vouch that I have not gained...
  • Kalmadi aide sent to five-day CBI custody 12-02-2011 06:45 PM

    New Delhi: Shekhar Deorukhkar, an aide of then Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee (OC) chairman Suresh Kalmadi, was on Saturday brought before a special court here and sent to five days in remand of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), an official said. "He was presented before the magistrate in the...
  • Suresh Kalmadi sacked as CWG OC Chairman 24-01-2011 04:05 PM

    New Delhi: Suresh Kalmadi has been sacked as the Chairman of Commonwealth Games Organising Committee with immediate effect. Kalmadi was asked to hand over charge to CEO Jarnail Singh on Monday by Union Sports Minister Ajay Maken. Lalit Bhanot has also been removed as Secretary General of the Organising Committee...
  • Gill finds himself in the cold 20-01-2011 09:20 PM

    MS Gill's controversial tenure as sports minister of India comes to an end. ...
  • Kalmadi says he never took any decision alone 24-12-2010 04:15 PM

    New Delhi: Beleaguered Commonwealth Games Chairman Suresh Kalmadi on Friday claimed innocence and said that he had been cooperating fully with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the alleged cases of corruption and irregularities related to the Games. "I have offered full cooperation to CBI. The budget...
  • No role in CWG time keeper scam: V K Verma 30-11-2010 11:51 AM

    The CBI registered fraud cases against CWG Organising Committee Secretary General Lalit Bhanot and Director General V K Verma. ...
  • DDA to give 90 pc of CWG flats to bureaucrats 30-11-2010 10:52 AM

    New Delhi: The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) caught up in controversy again. Sources say the agency is planning to give away 90 per cent of the CWG flats to the same bureaucrats who could have been involved in corruption. If the Delhi Development Authority has its way, then the babus...
  • CWG scam: Bhanot, Verma under CBI scanner 30-11-2010 08:33 AM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered cases of fraud against Secretary General of Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee Lalit Bhanot and Director General of CWG V K Verma. Charges of fraud against the duo are related to the purchase of the Time Scoring Board used at...
  • Darbari blames Kalmadi for AM films fraud 22-11-2010 04:44 PM

    New Delhi: Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi's troubles are increasing. TS Darbari, who was sacked from the Organising Committee and arrested following allegations of corruption, on Monday blamed Kalmadi and another former OC member, Sanjay Mohindroo, for the AM Films fraud. Darbari claimed that he had no role...
  • Shunglu committee to probe CWG, not just OC 17-11-2010 04:51 PM

    New Delhi: The Commonwealth Games corruption probe is gaining steam after the arrest of two former Organising Committee officials but an unfazed OC chairman Suresh Kalmadi ON Wednesday said he would give "satisfactory answers" to the government panel investigating the matter. Kalmadi, who has maintained a low profile ever since...
  • CWG scam: Kalmadi aides spill the beans to CBI 16-11-2010 11:15 PM

    New Delhi: Congress MP and Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi seems to be in trouble. Former commonwealth games officials TS Darbari and Sanjay Mohindroo, two of his trusted aides now under CBI custody, are accusing him of being responsible for all financial transactions. However, Kalmadi has till now...
  • Suresh Kalmadi aide under CVC scanner 28-10-2010 05:59 PM

    New Delhi The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) is probing a complaint related to alleged amassing of Rs 200 crore by a top Commonwealth Games official, believed to be a close associate of Organising Committee (OC) Chairman Suresh Kalmadi. In reply to an RTI query filed by PTI, the CVC, which...
  • I-T officials raid two CWG contractors 28-10-2010 12:03 PM

    New Delhi: Income Tax officials raided the offices of Shiv Naresh Sports Pvt Ltd and Satya Prakash Construction in connection with allegations of corruption in Commonwealth Games. The nation-wide raids on premises of the contractors began early on Thursday morning. The raids were carried out across the national capital region...
  • ED grills CWG official over AM Films deal 27-10-2010 11:48 AM

    New Delhi: Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Director-General VK Verma appeared before the Enforcement Directorate for questioning in connection with Queen's Baton Relay event in London. Verma, who has been summoned as a witness, has been asked to explain the commercial deals including the AM Films contract. The Enforcement Directorate is...
  • CWG broadcast scandal: CBI visits Prasar Bharti 26-10-2010 09:51 PM

    New Delhi: Trouble continues for Prasar Bharti chief BS Lalli. The Information and Boradcasting Ministry and the board chief Mrinal Pande have distanced themselves from the SIS Live Communications deal saying no documents were provided to them. This even as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has begun its investigation...
  • CWG broadcast rights: Prasar Bharati chief contradicts CEO 26-10-2010 03:36 PM

    New Delhi: There seems to be an open war within Prasar Bharati over the Commonwealth Games broadcasting rights. Prasar Bharati Chairperson Mrinal Pande says CEO BS Lalli kept her in the dark about the questionable broadcasting rights deal with SIS Live. "I was never informed and minutes of the meeting...
  • Prasar Bharti CEO defends CWG broadcasting deal 25-10-2010 09:05 PM

    New Delhi: The multi-crore Commonwealth Games broadcast deal followed all rules - Prasar Bharati CEO BS Lalli claims the payment was approved by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry. Following allegations of corruption involved in the Commonwealth Games broadcasting rights - Prasar Bharti CEO BS Lalli has come out to defend...