Commonwealth

  • Medals for 2014 Commonwealth Games unveiled 15-04-2014 10:13 AM

    London: The medals for the 2014 Commonwealth Games were unveiled in Glasgow to mark 100 days to the Games' opening ceremony on July 23. The gold, silver and bronze medals were displayed at an event at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, Xinhua reported. Organisers said more than...
  • Rio to be my last Olympics but Asian Games, CWG on mind now: Lee Chong Wei 04-04-2014 09:11 PM

    New Delhi: Two-time Olympic silver medallist, Lee Chong Wei on Friday said he will make a last-ditch attempt to win the elusive Olympic gold at the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016 but his priority this season remains winning titles at Commonwealth and Asian Games. Lee, who turns 32 in...
  • Indian hockey may pull out of CWG 2014 after player denied accreditation 22-03-2014 08:17 PM

    New Delhi: A miffed Hockey India on Saturday asked the Indian Olympic Association to withdraw the men's hockey team from the Glasgow Commonwealth Games after it came to light that full-back Harbir Singh Sandhu has been denied accreditation by the organisers of the 2014 CWG. Harbir, whose name featured in...
  • Sushil aims for elusive Asian Games medal 18-03-2014 08:15 PM

    New Delhi: An Asian Games medal has been the only feat that has eluded star wrestler Sushil Kumar so far and he has now set his sights at finishing on the podium in the Incheon Games later this year. Sushil has won medals in Olympics, World Championships, Commonwealth Games and...
  • Maharashtra CM approves case against Kalmadi in Commonwealth Youth Games 28-02-2014 03:31 PM

    Mumbai: Trouble is mounting for Commonwealth Games scam accused Suresh Kalmadi as the Maharashtra Assembly's Public Accounts Committee in its report has said that the Chief Minister has given the go-ahead to file a criminal case against him. The report has asked for a criminal case to be filed against...
  • LS polls: Kalmadi may not field his family member from Pune seat 24-02-2014 10:56 AM

    Pune: With most opinion polls suggesting that the Congress party may find it difficult to even cross the three figure mark in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, the ruling party has come under severe criticism from many quarters for deciding to field 'winnable' but 'tainted ' candidates including the likes...
  • Sindhu eyes medals in CWG and Asian Games 16-02-2014 05:15 PM

    New Delhi: Brimming with confidence after a successful season, PV Sindhu now wants to win medals at her maiden Commonwealth and Asian Games and said she will look to end the year within the top 6 bracket. Sindhu showed her worth as the next big sensation in Indian badminton when...
  • Delhi government orders ACB probe into another CWG project 07-02-2014 10:23 PM

    New Delhi: Pointing at yet another purported scam under the Sheila Dikshit regime, Delhi government on Friday asked its Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) to probe alleged irregularities worth Rs 184 crore in the construction of the Ring Road bypass ahead of the 2010 Commonwealth Games. On the basis of Delhi government's...
  • Kejriwal takes on Congress, files FIR in CWG scam 06-02-2014 09:59 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has taken on the Congress with a fresh FIR in the Commonwealth Games scam case. The FIR has been filed in connection with alleged corruption in the purchase of street lights. The FIR, though, does not name former chief minister Sheila Dikshit directly....
  • CWG scam: Dikshit not named in FIR, Delhi government note mentions her 06-02-2014 05:11 PM

    New Delhi: An FIR has been filed in connection with alleged corruption in the purchase of street lights during the Commonwealth Games 2010. The FIR, however, does not name former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit directly. CNN-IBN has accessed a top secret note of the Delhi government which does mention...
  • India-born scientist honoured in Australia 27-01-2014 06:52 PM

    An India-born scientist has been recognised by the Australian government for his distinguished service to science, particularly in the field of sustainable productivity and management of forests. Sadanandan Nambiar, a researcher at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Australia's capital Canberra was recognised with the Medal of...
  • CWG scam: BJP to submit proof against Sheila Dikshit to Lt Governor 23-01-2014 04:34 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is expected to submit proof against former chief minister Sheila Dikshit in the Commonwealth Games scam to the Lieutenant Governor on Thursday. The party is expected to ask Lt Governor Najeeb Jung to direct Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to...
  • Arvind Kejriwal to reopen Commonwealth Games scam files 05-01-2014 12:07 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal may not be contesting forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, but he is making sure that the path is not going easy for the Congress. Kejriwal has said that he would be investigating the 2010 Commonwealth Games scam, which is one amongst the many scams...
  • Sports Ministry issues new guidelines for Arjuna Awards 04-01-2014 10:25 AM

    New Delhi: To avoid any controversy on the criteria for giving away Arjuna Awards, the Sports Ministry on Friday decided to grant 90 per cent weightage to medal winners of various international championships and sports events of disciplines covered in Olympics (Summer, Winter and Paralympics), Asian Games and Commonwealth Games....
  • Former Union Home Secretary RK Singh jumps ship, terms UPA 'clueless' 27-12-2013 06:11 PM

    Former union home secretary R K Singh, who has joined the BJP on Friday alleged that the UPA government was clueless about governance and its ministers were corrupt. "You have 2G scam, Commonwealth Games scam, coalgate which is sufficient to prove his point," Singh told reporters at the BJP headquarters...
  • Indian wrestlers strike gold at Commonwealth Championships 09-12-2013 05:33 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian men's Greco Roman wrestling team notched up a rich haul of seven gold, five silver and two bronze medals at the Commonwealth Championships held in Johannesburg from December 5 to 7. The women's team ended runner-up in the event by winning two gold, four silver &...
  • India finish with 117 medals at Commonwealth Championships 30-11-2013 04:07 PM

    New Delhi: Indian weightlifters ended their Commonwealth Youth, Junior & Senior Championships in style, bagging six medals on Saturday to take their overall tally to a staggering 117, including 57 gold, on the final day of the event in Penang, Malaysia. Besides 57 gold, Indian lifters finished with 39 silver...
  • Indian weightlifters hit a century of medals at Commonwealth C'ships 29-11-2013 02:45 PM

    New Delhi: Indian weightlifters continued to break new records at the Commonwealth Youth, Junior and Senior Championships, taking their overall medal tally to an unprecedented 102, including 53 gold, on the penultimate day of the event in Penang, Malaysia Friday. The biggest contributors to the tally were the youth boys,...
  • India bag 78 medals at Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships 28-11-2013 02:43 PM

    New Delhi: India notched up a whopping 78 medals, including 38 gold, in the Commonwealth Youth, Junior and Senior Weightlifting Championships which concluded at Penang, Malaysia on Thursday. The lion's share of gold medals were bagged by the youth boys, who picked up 10. The women were not too far...
  • India bag 36 medals on second day of CW Weightlifting 26-11-2013 07:22 PM

    New Delhi: India bagged 36 medals, including 19 gold, on the second day of the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships at Penang, Malaysia on Tuesday. Besides 19 gold, India won 11 silver and six bronze on Tuesday, taking into account the youth, junior and senior category competitions which are being held simultaneously....
  • Prince Harry gears up for Antarctica trek 23-11-2013 12:41 PM

    Britain's Prince Harry has praised the courage of wounded servicemen and women who are gearing up for a race across Antarctica to the South Pole. Harry will join a team of four injured British soldiers in the 200-mile (320-kilometer) Walking With the Wounded charity trek. Three days ahead of the...
  • Don't make Commonwealth 'punitive' body, says Rajapaksa 15-11-2013 11:09 PM

    British Prime Minister David Cameron, on Friday, made a historic visit to the former war zone of Jaffna to "shine a light on the chilling events" during the last phase of the war against the LTTE, hours after Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa cautioned against turning the Commonwealth into a...
  • Prince Charles invokes Nehru to highlight Commonwealth's spirit 15-11-2013 07:29 PM

    Invoking India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Prince Charles, on Friday, asked Commonwealth nations to bring a "touch of healing" to manage problems facing the world. Inaugurating the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) here, Charles said, "Each one of us is here because of the hope and trust we...
  • CHOGM to begin today, SL human rights violations to top the talks 15-11-2013 08:34 AM

    Colombo: After weeks of political friction, Sri Lanka is all set to host the three-day Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) which begins on Friday. Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse on Thursday downplayed the absence of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and said that he was satisfied with the presence...
  • Sri Lanka says 'nothing to hide' despite pressure before CHOGM 14-11-2013 09:34 PM

    Sri Lanka's president defended his government's human rights record on Thursday, saying he had "nothing to hide", but on the eve of a Commonwealth summit in Colombo he faced fresh questions over the treatment of ethnic minority Tamils. Mahinda Rajapaksa said a system was in place to deal with rights...
  • CHOGM to begin amid allegations of rights violations by Sri Lanka 14-11-2013 06:46 PM

    The absence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his counterparts from Canada and Mauritius has cast a shadow over the three-day CHOGM summit that begins on Friday amid allegations of human rights violations against the Tamils in Sri Lanka's war against the LTTE. Unfazed by repeated references to the "war...
  • David Cameron arrives in Kolkata 14-11-2013 04:35 PM

    On a whirlwind visit to India, British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived in Kolkata on Thursday to meet West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and to take part in several programmes. Cameron, headed for Colombo to attend the Commonwealth summit, was received at the airport by Panchayat Minister Subrata Mukherjee...
  • Sri Lankan official slams 'judgemental' countries 12-11-2013 11:43 PM

    A Sri Lankan official said, on Tuesday, that no Commonwealth country has the right to judge others, in an apparent reference to the boycott of an upcoming summit in Sri Lanka by the leaders of Canada and India. External Affairs Minister Gamini Peiris said that "within the Commonwealth, there is...
  • TN traders association calls for state bandh against CHOGM on Tuesday 11-11-2013 11:49 AM

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Traders Association has called for a statewide bandh against India's participation in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meet (CHOGM) on Tuesday. All shops are likely to remain closed as per the bandh call. The head of the association says there are around 4,500 small and large...
  • PM not to attend CHOGM in Sri Lanka, Khurshid to represent India: sources 09-11-2013 01:26 PM

    New Delhi: Under immense pressure from Tamil parties, the Centre has decided that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh won't go to Colombo to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meet (CHOGM), say government sources. Sources say External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid will represent India at CHOGM. Sources in the government say...