Cwg Scam

  • CWG Scam: ED slaps forex charges against Suresh Kalmadi, 6 others 4 days ago

    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...
  • Congress 'Sherpas' failed in communication; DMK ungrateful: Jairam Ramesh May 4, 2014

    Hyderabad: Union minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday said that the top Congress leaders had failed in political communication and had not aggressively countered BJP's campaign to project UPA as a corrupt regime. He also slammed former ally DMK by calling it "ungrateful" and dubbed its then minister TR Baalu as...
  • Day-to-day trial in CWG scam case as per SC verdict April 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The trial in a CWG related graft scam, in which Congress MP Suresh Kalmadi and nine others are facing prosecution, will be conducted on a day-to-day basis, a special court has said. This follows the Supreme Court direction to complete cases involving lawmakers within a year. The court said...
  • Will announce my LS poll plan in 2 days, says sulking Kalmadi March 22, 2014

    Sulking after being denied Pune Lok Sabha seat renomination, sitting Congress MP Suresh Kalmadi on Friday said he will announce his decision on contesting the polls in the next two days, even as Congress leaders tried to seek his support for the official candidate Vishwajeet Kadam. Kalmadi, who was closeted with...
  • Kalmadi fails to get Congress ticket, says he's hurt, hints at joining BJP March 21, 2014

    Pune: After being denied Lok Sabha ticket by the Congress, Commonwealth Games scam accused Suresh Kalmadi said that the party could have given a ticket to his wife. "The CWG matter is still in court. They could give ticket to my wife, all my supporters are hurt," he said. Kalmadi also...
  • Congress names 58 candidates in 3rd list, suspense over Varanasi continues March 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday released its third list of 58 candidates for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. While the party didn't give ticket to Commonwealth Games scam accused Suresh Kalmadi, it remained silent on who will contest against Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi from Varanasi....
  • Congress snubs Suresh Kalmadi, gives Pune ticket to Vishwajeet Kadam March 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Taking note of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's objection to give election ticket to tainted leaders, the party snubbed Commonwealth Games scam accused Suresh Kalmadi and fielded Vishwajeet Kadam in Pune. Kalmadi is a sitting MP from Pune. Rahul Gandhi, who is heading the Congress poll campaign, had objected...
  • Kejriwal fumes as Congress appoints Sheila Dikshit as Kerala Governor March 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal has hit out at the Congress for appointing former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit as the Kerala Governor. He has called it an attempt to shield the former CM who is facing an inquiry in the Commonwealth Games corruption cases. "Sheila Dikshit's...
  • After street light, Kejriwal government orders probe into another CWG project February 8, 2014

    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. ...
  • Delhi government orders ACB probe into another CWG project February 7, 2014

    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 request,...
  • Delhi government reopens CWG scam case, targets Sheila Dikshit February 6, 2014

    There is trouble for former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. The Aam Aadmi Party government has ordered a probe into her alleged role into the purchase of street lights in the Commonwealth Games scam. Although an FIR registered in the case does not name Dikshit, CNN-IBN has accessed a government...
  • Kejriwal vs Sheila: Is Kejriwal daring Congress to withdraw support? February 6, 2014

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has taken on the Congress with a fresh FIR in the Commonwealth Games scam case. The FIR, though, does not name former chief minister Sheila Dikshit directly. But CNN-IBN has accessed a note of the Delhi government that former Delhi chief minister says Sheila Dikshit...
  • Kejriwal takes on Congress, files FIR in CWG scam February 6, 2014

    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. But...
  • News 360: Aseemanand's alleged interview links RSS chief to 2007 terror strikes February 6, 2014

    Swami Aseemanand who is accused in the Samjhauta Express, Hyderabad Mecca Masjid and Ajmer Dargah blasts has alleged that RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had sanctioned these strikes. Nearly a hundred people were killed and over 70 injured in the three blasts which took place in 2007. ...
  • A Billion Votes: FIR filed in CWG scam, Sheila Dikshit not named February 6, 2014

    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. ...
  • Kejriwal has lost his mental balance: Congress leader February 6, 2014

    An FIR has been filed in connection with alleged corruption in the purchase of street lights during the Commonwealth Games 2010. CNN-IBN has accessed a top secret note of the Delhi government which says that Sheila Dikshit took an unusual interest in purchase of the lamps and several meeting were...
  • CWG scam: Dikshit not named in FIR, Delhi government note mentions her February 6, 2014

    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...
  • Is Kejriwal daring Congress to topple his government? February 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress's worries are mounting in Delhi. It is a double whammy for the party. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has ordered a probe into the alleged role of former chief minister Sheila Dikshit in the Common Wealth Games (CWG) scam...
  • Delhi government orders probe into CWG scam, Sheila Dikshit in trouble February 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Ex-Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit is feeling the heat. The Delhi government on Thursday gave the first case to its anti-corruption unit. And the case is none other than the Commonwealth Games street-lighting scam, in which a private company was allegedly favoured by the Delhi government, leading to...
  • Arvind Kejriwal to reopen Commonwealth Games scam files January 6, 2014

    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 that...
  • AAP vows to go hard against corrupt politicians December 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party leader and senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan expressed his happiness as Arvind Kejriwal and other party leaders took oath to be a part of the Delhi government and reiterated the party's stand that it will go hard against the corrupt politicians. "We are committed to Jan Lokpal...
  • Mumbai restaurant regulars criticise Congress activists' 'goondaism' July 23, 2013

    Regulars at Aditi restaurant, which was forcefully closed by Youth Congress activists for barb against the UPA government, questioned the 'goondaism' by the political activists saying that people have the right to protest in a peacefull manner. ...
  • CWG scam destroyed India's image, says Narendra Modi July 16, 2013

    Pune: Under fire from Congress, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday mounted a counter offensive, targeting it over corruption and the ordinance on food security, saying the scam-tainted CWG games "destroyed national honour in the eyes of the world". "Two countries hosted two games...South Korea hosted Olympics and India the...
  • Kalmadi's loss shows no one wanted him around: Reeth Abraham July 1, 2013

    Reacting to Suresh Kalmadi's Asian Athletic Association poll loss, former Indian athlete, Reeth Abraham said, "This calls for a big celebration. Hope his wings are clipped forever." ...
  • Tainted Suresh Kalmadi loses Asian Athletics Association election July 1, 2013

    Pune: Commonwealth Games scam tainted Suresh Kalmadi lost the Asian Athletics Association poll on Monday in Pune. The 69-year-old had re-contested for the fourth term as the chief of the body in the elections. Kalmadi lost the election by 2 votes. Athletics associations from 45 countries were involved in deciding the...
  • Asian Athletics Association to vote today, Kalmadi to make a comeback? July 1, 2013

    Pune: Commonwealth Games scam tainted Suresh Kalmadi looks all set to make a comeback as the Asian Athletics Association votes on Monday to re-elect its President in Pune. The 69-year-old is re-contesting for the fourth term as the chief of the body in the elections which will be held on...
  • Suresh Kalmadi likely to make a comeback as AAA president June 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Commonwealth Games (CWG) scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi looks all set to make a comeback as the president of Asian Athletics Association. A crucial two-day meet of the Asian Athletics Association (AAA) is underway, which will vote on Kalmadi's re-election bid as the president of the continental body. The executive meeting...
  • Suresh Kalmadi to preside over crucial AAA meet today June 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Commonwealth Games (CWG) scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi is set to preside over a crucial two-day congress of the Asian Athletics Association (AAA) starting on Sunday, which will also vote on his re-election bid as the president of the continental body. Kalmadi, who seeking his fourth term as head of the...
  • CWG scam: CBI questions Kalmadi over Rs 71 crore contract June 6, 2013

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday questioned former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi in connection with an alleged illegal contract worth Rs 71 crore. The contract under scrutiny was awarded to a firm called Event Knowledge Service. Sources say the Mauritius based company was given...
  • CWG scam: CBI likely to question Suresh Kalmadi June 6, 2013

    New Delhi: The CBI is likely to question former Indian Olympic Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi in connection with alleged irregularities in Rs 70-crore contract given to a firm Event Knowledge Systems for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. The agency had registered the case in 2012 naming Kalmadi and other senior officials of...