The Chief Election Commissioner says it is unfortunate that the event is remembered more for its controversies.
The trial in the 2010 Commonwealth Games street lighting case will begin on April 3.
The UPA is facing flak from members of civil society as well as the business community.
The delay is because of a dispute between DDA and Emaar MGF over alleged violation of the Floor Area Ratio.
The CVC has decided to complete its probe by December-end into alleged irregularities in CWG.
Ajay Maken said the PM was open to an idea of restructuring it in 2007, but no concrete proposal came forth.
Even the CAG has taken note of stories done by CNN-IBN in pursuit of truth in the CWG scam.
The CWG report could end up embarrassing an already embattled Congress party.
Suresh Kalmadi, used to the comforts of high life, is now lodged in Ward No. 15 in Jail No 4.
Singh knew and approved the time scoring deal, which has led to the arrest of Kalmadi.
British, France, Germany, Italy have mentioned a huge list of pending bills.
There is still no certainty if any action will be taken on the basis of Shunglu panel report.
Kalmadi asked why OC is being targeted when decisions were approved by other bodies as well.
CBI had earlier arrested another OC official connected to the same case.
Kalmadi said he did not gain a single rupee from the Commonwealth Games held in 2010.
Shekhar Deorukhkar, arrested on Friday, was brought before a special court in New Delhi.
Lalit Bhanot has also been removed as Secretary General of OC with immediate effect.
CBI raided his residences and offices on Friday in connection with CWG scam.
The charges of fraud against the duo are related to the purchase of the Time Scoring Board used at the 19th CWG in Delhi.
Darbari claims he has no role in the fraud and offered to give all details in a letter to CBI Director dated November 3.
- August 02, 2010: The baton moves to Bardhaman.
- August 01, 2010: On arrival from Agartala, Baton received by Baichung Bhutia. Captain Indian Football team, at Kolkata airport. Later, the relay started with 30 artists from Tanmay Bose troupe playing live music. He Governor MK Narayan made a special cover. Thereafter was the 9 km relay led by Bhaichung Bhutia along with 42 other baton bearers. Relay culminated at the historic Victoria Memorial. The evening function was held indoors with police band playing and trainees from Kolkata Police Training School displaying their karate skills. Estimated day’s crowd 5,000 with 150 physically holding the baton. Response enthusiastic. Some well known sporting icons that participated are Padamshree Saurav Ganguly, Padamshree PK Banerjee, Padamshree Chuni Goswami and Ms Jyotimoyee Sikdar. Actress Rituparna Ghosh added the glamour. Benagal is the sixteenth State to be visited by the baton. Events in Kolkata well organized.
- July 30, 2010: The baton moves to Agartala. Meanwhile the vehicle convoy moved from Patna to Panagarh Military Cantonment; will join up with the relay team in Kolkata.
- July 29, 2010: Mizoram, Send-off at Imphal by Secretary Sports. On arrival at Lengpui airport, Aizwal, received by Chief Secretary and Director Sports on the tarmac. Afternoon relay had 81 baton bearers including – Mr Zoliana Royte, Secretary Gen Mizoram Olympic Association, Mr R Biakliana – Boxing; Shri David Zodinpuia – Table Tennis; Smt Vanlalawmpuii – Weight Lifting; Smt Lalrampari – Women’s Hockey; Shri Samuel Lalrozama – Kick Boxing; three former Ministers of Sport, SP Aizwal and two officers from defence forces. The relay culminated into honourable CM receiving the baton. The cultural programme followed that included release of First Day cover by the CM. Estimated crowd during day – 6,000, with some 200 physically handling the baton.