LALIT BHANOT

  • No lifting of ban until IOA ensures absolute clarity: IOC December 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Not completely happy with the Indian Olympic Association leaving room for interpretations in its recent constitutional amendments, the IOC on Saturday indicated that it may not proceed to lift the ban on the country until IOA ensures clarity regarding barring of chargeframed persons from contesting elections. The IOA amended...
  • I had offered to resign earlier: Lalit Bhanot December 12, 2013

    Bhanot, who is under trial in the commonwealth games scam, is determined to fight against IOA's decision to bar bar him from contesting the IOA elections. ...
  • IOC sets Oct 31 deadline for IOA to clean house September 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Hardening its stand against the IOA, the International Olympic Committee has asked the Indian body to sack "charge-framed" officials through constitutional amendments by October 31 and conduct fresh elections by December 15 to return to the Olympic fold. Giving its "conclusions and decisions" on the IOA's Executive General Meeting...
  • Only those convicted for 2 or more years barred from polls: IOA August 25, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian Olympic Association on Sunday managed to dilute the contentious clause which would bar charge-sheeted officials from contesting elections while accepting all the other amendments proposed by the International Olympic Committee, clearing the decks for an early return to the Olympic fold. The IOA officials, who were strongly...
  • IOA to put up an unified stand against International Olympic Committee August 25, 2013

    The differences between the suspended Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have apparently narrowed down to only vexed issue, that of barring chargesheeted officials from contesting elections. On the eve of Sunday's General Body Meeting of the IOA, a senior official told IANS that they are expected...
  • IOA set to ignore IOC warnings at GBM August 24, 2013

    New Delhi: It may put India's return to the Olympic fold in jeopardy but the suspended IOA's General Body Meeting on Sunday is all set to ignore the IOC's directive to bar chargesheeted officials from contesting elections through constitutional amendments. The defiant move may put a spanner on the country's return...
  • Indian law does not bar chargesheeted persons: IOA to IOC August 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Stung by International Olympic Committee's directive to bar chargesheeted persons from contesting elections, Indian Olympic Association on Friday shot off a letter to its parent body, saying that it cannot implement these provisions as it has to follow the law of the country. The IOC on Thursday had sent...
  • Chargesheeted ones to be barred from IOA polls: IOC August 15, 2013

    New Delhi: In a development of far reaching consequences, corruptiontainted persons will no longer be eligible to contest Indian Olympic Association elections under the revised draft constitution of the IOA sent by its parent body, International Olympic Committee. In a 43page draft revised Constitution, the world body laid down the provisions...
  • CWG: Trial against Kalmadi to commence on Wednesday February 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Trial in a Commonwealth Games related case involving Suresh Kalmadi and nine others will commence on Wednesday in a Delhi court which had invoked charges of criminal conspiracy, forgery, cheating and other offences against them entailing maximum punishment of life term. Special CBI Judge Ravinder Kaur had on February...
  • CWG scam: BJP says CBI silent on Sheila Dikshit February 4, 2013

    New Delhi: While a Central Bureau of Investigation court in Delhi framed charges against sacked Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chairperson Suresh Kalmadi and 9 others in the TSR scam, the Bharatiya Janata Party alleged that the CBI was silent on Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's role. Kalmadi has pleaded not...
  • CWG scam: Suresh Kalmadi pleads not guilty in TSR scam February 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Over two years after the Commonwealth Games, a Delhi court is framed charges against sacked organising committee chief Suresh Kalmadi and nine others in the TSR scam first reported by CNNIBN. Kalmadi pleaded not guilty in the court. All the accused in the case are out on bail. Special...
  • CWG scam: Court to frame charges against Kalmadi, 9 others February 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Over two years after the Commonwealth Games, a Delhi court is likely to frame charges against sacked organising committee chief Suresh Kalmadi and nine others in the TSR scam first reported by CNNIBN. Kalmadi, Lalit Bhanot, VK Verma and others have been charged with cheating, criminal conspiracy, destruction...
  • IOC offers to meet Indian officials to break deadlock January 15, 2013

    Mumbai: The International Olympic Committee has offered a lifeline to suspended India by inviting its government officials for a meeting at its Lausanne headquarters. The IOC banned the country after refusing to recognise the results of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) elections held on December 5 due to government interference,...
  • IOC tells sports federations to keep off IOA January 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Monday wrote a letter to the suspended Indian Olympic Association (IOA) asking its national sports federations (NSF) not to associate themselves with the "illegitimate individuals purporting to act on its behalf". The letter, addressed to IOA acting president Vijay Kumar Malhotra and secretary...
  • CWG: Court to frame charges against Kalmadi, others January 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Former CWG Organising Committee (OC) chief Suresh Kalmadi will face trial in a Delhi court on Thursday in the Commonwealth Games Scam. Kalmadi has been charged with cheating and conspiracy after allegedly abusing his office and causing a loss over Rs 90 crore to the exchequer A Delhi court...
  • IOC tells Randhir to take action against illegitimate IOA December 20, 2012

    New Delhi: The International Olympic Committee has asked its Indian member Randhir Singh to take all measures, including legal action, against "illegitimate individuals" claiming to represent the suspended Indian Olympic Association. Miffed after new Secretary General of the suspended IOA, Lalit Bhanot, began official correspondence with national sports federations on...
  • Newly elected IOA officebearers have no legitimacy: IOC December 7, 2012

    New Delhi: The International Olympic Committee has refused to recognise the elections conducted by the suspended Indian Olympic Association, saying the "socalled" officebearers have no legitimacy. The IOA went ahead and conducted its elections despite being suspended by the IOC and the world body has now even threatened legal action. "The...
  • Should the Indian Olympic Association be disbanded? December 6, 2012

    The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday suspended IOA for conducting elections under government's sports code. ...
  • IOC slams IOA functioning December 5, 2012

    Indian sports crisis deepens. Should sports ministry involve more efficiently to find out a solution? ...
  • Chautala elected IOA president, Bhanot secretary general December 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Abhay Singh Chautala on Wednesday took over as the president of the Indian Olympic Association while the tainted Lalit Bhanot became the secretary general after the IOA conducted its controversial elections defying the IOC's directive not to go ahead with the polls. Chautala and Bhanot were declared elected unopposed...
  • Bhanot to explain legal status of his cases to IOC December 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The controversial Lalit Bhanot has been unanimously elected secretary general of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) with the proviso that he would present his case before the International Olympic Committee (IOC), explaining the legal position of the corruption cases he is facing in connection with the 2010 Commonwealth...
  • Chautala backs Lalit Bhanot's return to IOA November 30, 2012

    CWGtainted Lalit Bhanot has been elected unopposed as the secretary general of the Indian Olympic Association. ...
  • Lalit Bhanot back in fray at the IOA polls November 16, 2012

    CWG tainted Lalit Bhanot's return has fuelled further divide in the Indian Olympic Association. ...
  • Indian Olympics Association elections get messy October 9, 2012

    IOA vice-president Jagdish Tytler says that it's sad that people involved in CWG scam still want to hold the top posts. ...
  • Why should you hold IOA post, HC asks Kalmadi March 21, 2012

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued showcause notice to former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi and his close aides Lalit Bhanot and V K Verma. The High Court, in the showcause notice, asked them as to why they should not be suspended from the offices held...
  • CWG case: Trial to resume on March 13 March 6, 2012

    New Delhi: A CBI special court Tuesday decided to resume March 13 the hearing in a corruption case related to the 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG) held in New Delhi. The trial was put off after a defence counsel raised doubts over getting a fair trial. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special...
  • CWG: ED files complaint against Kalmadi February 2, 2012

    New Delhi: The Election Directorate (ED) on Thursday filed a complaint under FEMA against sacked CWG Organising Committee (OC) Chief Suresh Kalmadi and 4 others in the Queens Baton Rally case. The complaint is in connection with financial irregularities in the payments made to a London based firm AM Films. The complaint...
  • Kalmadi continues as IOA chief, row simmers on January 23, 2012

    New Delhi: The controversy surrounding the continuation of Commonwealth Games scams accused Suresh Kalmadi, Lalit Bhanot and VK Verma in the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) had got murkier. The Ethics Commission passed an order suspending Kalmadi, Bhanot and Verma. But the order had been passed by a body that has...
  • Kalmadi to challenge IOA's suspension order January 22, 2012

    New Delhi: The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has suspended and served a show cause notice to former Commonwealth Games (CWG) OC Chairman Suresh Kalmadi. CNNIBN accessed a copy of an interim suspension order passed by the Ethics Commission against Suresh Kalmadi, Former SecretaryGeneral of CWG OC Lalit Bhanot and and former...
  • Suspension order against Kalmadi, Bhanot: Sources January 22, 2012

    New Delhi: The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has suspended and served a show cause notice to former Commonwealth Games (CWG) OC Chairman Suresh Kalmadi. CNNIBN accessed a copy of an interim suspension order passed by the Ethics Commission against Suresh Kalmadi, Former SecretaryGeneral of CWG OC Lalit Bhanot and and former...