Suresh Kalmadi

Kalmadi and nine others charged in CWG scam

Kalmadi and nine others charged in CWG scam   A Delhi court has framed charges against former Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi and nine other officials for forgery, cheating and conspiracy in the scam involving the mega sporting event.

The special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court framed the charges against the accused. Judge Ravinder Kaur framed the charges against the officials for the wrongdoings that caused a loss of hundreds of crores of rupees to the government.

BJP welcomes Kalmadi charge-sheet

Ravi-Shankar-PrasadNew Delhi, Feb 4 : The BJP Monday welcomed the filing of charge-sheet against former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi but sought to know if action would also be taken against Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit for irregularities during the 2010 games.

CWG scam: BJP takes on Delhi CM after framing of charges against Kalmadi

CWG scam: BJP takes on Delhi CM after framing of charges against Kalmadi New Delhi, Feb 4 : Hours after a Delhi Court framed charges against sacked Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi in connection with the scam surrounding the 2010 sporting extravaganza, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday used the occasion to target Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, and maintained that big fish have been allowed to get out of the net.

BJP leader Balbir Punj said Kalmadi was one of the prime people responsible for the Commonwealth Games scandal.

CBI court frames charges against Kalmadi, 9 others in CWG scam

CBI court frames charges against Kalmadi, 9 others in CWG scam New Delhi, Feb 4 : A Delhi court on Monday fixed charges against former CWG Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi for cheating, forgery and criminal conspiracy.

The CBI court framed the charges against Kalmadi and nine other accused in connection with a corruption case linked to the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games. All accused including the sacked CWG chief were present in the court.

The court has also ordered fast-tracking of the case and hearings will be held four times a week. The next hearing will be on February 7.

Delhi court to frame charges against Suresh Kalmadi

Delhi court to frame charges against Suresh KalmadiA court in Delhi has fixed February 4 for framing charges against Suresh Kalmadi, for cheating and conspiring in matters relating to the CWG.

The sacked CWG Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi believed to have caused a loss of Rs 90 crore in games related corruption. Special CBI Judge Ravinder Kaur said that more time is needed to review the details of the whole case before charges are framed.

CWG case: Court defers framing of charges against Kalmadi till Feb. 4

CWG case: Court defers framing of charges against Kalmadi till Feb. 4New Delhi, Jan 10 : A Delhi court on Thursday fixed February 4 for the framing of charges against former CWG Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi in connection with a corruption case linked to the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games.

Special CBI judge Ravinder Kaur deferred the framing of charges, saying she needs more time to go through the entire records of the case before passing any order.

The court had on December 21, 2012, levelled charges of corruption and conspiracy against Kalmadi and 10 others.

Delhi court wants forgery charges to be framed against Kalmadi

Delhi court wants forgery charges to be framed against KalmadiA Court in Delhi has ordered that charges of forgery, cheating and conspiracy must be framed against Suresh Kalmadi, the sacked CWG organising committee chairman and some other officials.

Special CBI judge Talwant Singh has ordered framing of charges against Kalmadi, former OC secretary general Lalit Bhanot and nine other officials for awarding a Games related contract to Swiss firm, Swiss Timing Omega. The contract caused huge losses to the government.

Delhi HC orders enforcement of national sports development code

Delhi HC orders enforcement of national sports development codeThe Delhi high court has ordered on Thursday that the national sports development code should be enforced for electing the chiefs of sporting bodies in the country.

The order will prevent heads of sporting federations from seeking reelections after 12 years of holding the post, which means three successive terms. The national sports development code says that no person shall stand eligible for applying for reelection after leading a federation for three successive terms.

Delhi High Court grants bail to Kalmadi

Delhi High Court grants bail to KalmadiThe Delhi High Court has granted bail to former chief of Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief, Suresh Kalmadi.

Suresh Kalmadi was arrested in April 2011 for allegedly being involved in corrupt practices. He is blamed for sanctioning inflated contract for timing equipment and scoreboards for the mega sporting event that has been tainted with the scam.

CPWD stadium construction cost jumped by Rs 1,110 crore

The CWG scam in the first half of the year 2010, caused a lot of hatred in the country and especially among sports fans, for government officials, however, the successful organization of the games somewhat diluted the effect.

The probe in the scam for people alleged of corruption charges are still going on, as latest report on the scam suggests that Central Public Works Department (CPWD) jumped over the cost of constructing five Commonwealth Games venues by over Rs 1,110 crore than the original allowed amount.

CAG to investigate Commonwealth Games in 90 days

CAG to investigate Commonwealth Games in 90 daysSheila Dikshit might have tried to switch the responsibility for the Commonwealth Games muddle on the Organizing Commission guided by Suresh Kalmadi, however the focal point of the CWG search might even now hang about on 15 divisions of the Delhi government.

Vinod Rai, the controller and Auditor General of India (CAG), on Monday expressed that 24 government divisions which is 15 of them fitting in to the Delhi government that have been kept under the surveillance. The assessor will hunt for clarification from these divisions as to where and how the money was exhausted.

India open to business with commonwealth countries

India open to business with commonwealth countriesWith a view to provide a better standard of living to the citizens of the country, the Indian government is planning to promote trade ties with the countries in the Commonwealth circuit.

While the plan is to improve relations on all three fronts i. e. economic, political and sports, it is to be mentioned here that the Minister of Commerce and Industry, Anand Sharma said that the time is here to prepare for the future mentioning the fact that there are enormous opportunities for India to grow.

Bike rally from Delhi to Leh to promote CWG

Suresh-KalmadiSuresh Kalmadi, the chairman of the organizing committee of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) has organized a bike rally from Delhi to Leh to promote CWG and spread goodwill message of CWG.

Thirty five bikers take part in the rally and are instructed to go across various states like Haryana, Punjab, Himachal and Jammu & Kashmir, wrapping a distance of about 3500 km over a fort night.

These participants will pass the massage of unity and pride in the form of pamphlets and posters throughout their journey.

CWG tickets go on sale on 1st June

Suresh-KalmadiWhile the Capital is still on its way of getting itself ready for the upcoming Common Wealth Games (CWG), but the organizing committee (OC) is gearing up to sell tickets for the Commonwealth Games from June 1.

Sports Ministry to send officials to IOC

Sports Ministry to send officials to IOCThe Sports Minister has decided to send officials to the Indian Olympic Association. This has been decided after the issue of its recent guidelines. Delegates led by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Suresh Kalmadi had a meeting with Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and had a discussion over the current guidelines issued by the Union Sports Ministry.

India's CWG boss Suresh Kalmadi’s time is up

Suresh KalmadiThe Government of India has given Suresh Kalmadi a deadline to quit. He is now the Chairman of Commonwealth Games 2010. The sports ministry has ruled that a person can not be in a post for more than 12 years or beyond the age of 70. Kalmadi is the head of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and national sports federations now.

He has also spent more than 12 years in that position. He has served as the IOA president for 14 years and turned 66 on Saturday. Currently he is working as the chief organizer of the Commonwealth Games to be held in October

Commonwealth Games Will Be The Best Sporting Event, Says Suresh Kalmadi

Commonwealth Games Will Be The Best Sporting Event, Says Suresh Kalmadi The Chairman of the Organising Committee of the Commonwealth Games, Suresh Kalmadi, stated that it will be the best sporting event.

While talking to media, Kalmadi said, "It will be the best Commonwealth Games ever. There is no doubt about it. Now, all the people, even our biggest critic, the Australian Foreign Minister, has gone back and said that it has got a potential better than Melbourne. So the people who are concerned are very satisfied. But we still have to improve."

Hockey players to meet Suresh Kalmadi

The negotiations between the administrators and the players, who are protesting for non-payment of their 2009 dues, were unsuccessful at Pune.

Following this, Wednesday saw IOA president Suresh Kalmadi rushing to have word with the players at camp with the aim of making peace between them and Hockey India.

There are chances for the crisis in the Indian hockey to get even worse; however, the 21-players are agreeing on revolting and supporting the seniors over the pay issue.

The junior team’s skipper, V Raghunath said that since the players are demanding for what is due, they are with them.

India to make a bid for hosting football World Cup: Kalmadi

India to make a bid for hosting football World Cup: KalmadiPort of Spain, Nov. 28 : Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi on Saturday said, given the popularity of soccer in India, and the fact that the country will soon have international class stadias, India will soon make a bid to host the Football World Cup.

A trifle ambitious, it may seem, going by the titters of laughter the claim made among the Indian reporters covering the press conference.

But foreign journalists said they wouldn''t put it past India to whip up a magic wand and make it possible.

We do not want any confrontation with CGF: Kalmadi

We do not want any confrontation with CGF: KalmadiNew Delhi, Oct 23 : Suresh Kalmadi, the chairman of 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, says he does not want any more "confrontation" with the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) and would try to resolve outstanding issues in his forthcoming meeting with the CGF president Michael Fennell in London.

Kalmadi, who left for London for the Queen's Baton Relay Oct 29, said he was hopeful that all the issues would be settled amicably.

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