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Mar 11, 2012 India-Pakistan World Cup semifinal fixed, says bookie in sting: "Delhi-based bookie who claimed last year's World Cup semifinal between India and Pakistan at Mohali was rigged."
Mar 10, 2012 Cricket scam, politics follows: "Police today registered a case against two former officials of Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) following allegations of misappropriation of funds, received by the body from the BCCI."
Mar 9, 2012 Multi-crore cricket scam in J&K: "has accessed bank documents that show how BCCI funds were siphoned off to bogus bank accounts, and then used by two top members of the cricket body. The question is, how come Farooq Abdullah- the President of JKCA, had no clue about what was happening right under his nose?"
Mar 9, 2012 Scam hits J&K cricket body, Farooq faces flak: "Two JKCA office bearers have been asked to step down following charges of their involvement in the alleged embezzlement of funds.", "Fake accounts used in scam"
Mar 7, 2012 Indians cannot be leaders, it’s in their culture: Chappell: "“The culture of India is such that, if you put your head above the parapet someone will shoot it. Knock your head off. So they learn to keep their head down and not take responsibility.”"
Mar 5, 2012 CWG graft: Delhi HC dismisses Swiss firm's plea: "The Delhi high court on Monday dismissed a Swiss firm's plea seeking restriction on possible coercive action against it for not appearing in a trial court in connection with a corruption case linked to the 2010 Commonwealth Games."
Mar 5, 2012 Missing documents make CWG corruption probe tough: "A number of documents related to Commonwealth Games projects have either gone missing or are untraceable making tough the ongoing probe into alleged irregularities in conduct of the Games."
Mar 4, 2012 IOC demands report over Kalmadi: "the IOC has written a scathing letter to the IOA questioning them as to what steps have been taken against Kalmadi. The IOC has demanded a letter from IOA about details of the chargesheet against Kalmadi and also observations of the Ethics Commission to the Indian Olympic Association."
Mar 3, 2012 CWG scam: ED files charge sheet in Queens Baton Relay, names Kalmadi: "Enforcement Directorate today filed a charge sheet for alleged financial irregularities in the conduct of a premier event of the Commonwealth Games and named sacked OC chairman Suresh Kalmadi for allowing "unauthorised payments" along with five of his colleagues."
Mar 3, 2012 Olympians campaign for Kalmadi's removal: "Former Olympians have begun a campaign to remove CWG accused Suresh Kalmadi as the President of the Indian Olympic Association. Sportsmen have started a signature campaign, appealing to their community to come forward and support them in making Indian sports free from corruption."
Mar 3, 2012 CNN-IBN exposed rigged IPL auctions in 2010: "Former chairman Lalit Modi Tuesday admitted of IPL auction rigging. But CNN-IBN was the first to report it in 2010."
Mar 3, 2012 'Spineless' IOA stands by Kalmadi: "The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) today (March 2) shied away from taking action against tainted Suresh Kalmadi despite the threat from the world body to act on its own"
Mar 3, 2012 CWG Scam: Kalmadi to remain IOA chief: "The IOA said Kalmadi will not execute his powers and that VK Malhotra will continue as the acting President."
Mar 3, 2012 Disgraced Kalmadi keeps IOA job: "The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) today shied away from taking action against tainted Suresh Kalmadi despite the threat from the world body to act on its own, saying there was no need for any action against its president."
Mar 3, 2012 Ajay Maken uneasy with idea of Kalmadi leading IOA
Mar 2, 2012 Kalmadi remains as nominal chief of Indian Olympic body despite corruption charges: "India is not expecting to be punished by the International Olympic Committee for keeping Suresh Kalmadi as the nominal president of the national Olympic body despite even though he was jailed on corruption charges."
Mar 2, 2012 Suresh Kalmadi not sacked from Indian Olympic Association : "Mr Kalmadi was jailed for alleged corruption linked to the Commonwealth Games"
Feb 29, 2012 Gentleman's game turns ugly in Udaipur: "A fight broke out between the Rajasthan players during a Corporate Twenty20 cricket match in Udaipur on Tuesday."
Feb 19, 2012 Govt realises goof-up, photographer now to get Padma Bhushan: "In a damage control exercise after it awarded the Padma Shri to a person who was a recipient of the same honour four decades ago, the government has now decided to upgrade the award given to well-known photographer Sunil Janah to Padma Bhushan."
Feb 10, 2012 'Paan Singh Tomar': The tale of a rebel from Chambal
Feb 7, 2012 IPL auction in 2009 was rigged in favour of CSK, claims Lalit Modi: "auction for the 2009 edition of the cash-rich T20 tournament was "rigged" in favour of Chennai Super Kings whose owner, N Srinivasan, is now the president of the Indian Cricket Board."
Feb 5, 2012 Pune: Suresh Kalmadi given a hero's welcome: "The Congress has officially stated that the sacked CWG chief will not campaign for the Pune Municipal Polls."
Jan 27, 2012 The Indian Express exclusive: Padma Shri Janath, Padma Shri Janah - same man 'honoured' twice: "Sunil Janah, a well-known photographer of the Nehruvian era who was awarded the Padma Shri this year, was a recipient of the same honour exactly four decades ago."
Jan 22, 2012 Suresh Kalmadi to be suspended?: "The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Ethics Committee has suspended and served a show cause notice to Suresh Kalmadi and Lalit Bhanot."
Jan 21, 2012 Scam-tainted Kalmadi offered Ind Olympic Asso Prez post!: "Scam tainted Common Wealth Organizing Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi was released on bail from Tihar Jail after spending close to 10 months in confinement. But it looks like the matter has not caused any dent to his image after it was reported that he has been offered the post of President, Indian Olympic Association (IOA)."
Jan 21, 2012 Top 10 facts about Kalmadi's Commonwealth Games scandal: "The Games spawned a maze of corrupt deals, most of them involving inflated contracts."
Jan 21, 2012 CNN: India grants bail to Commonwealth Games' chief: "Kalmadi, 68, is also a lawmaker in the Indian parliament, where he represents the ruling Congress party."
Jan 21, 2012 Clean Sports India opposes Kalmadi heading IOA
Jan 21, 2012 Kalmadi inflated CWG contracts: AM Films owner: "Ashish Patel's statement is crucial for the CBI to prove its case in the Queen's Baton Relay scam."
Jan 20, 2012 Kalmadi faces heat to resign as IOA President: "A day after being released from jail on bail, tainted Suresh Kalmadi today (January 20) found himself under intense pressure to resign as IOA President"
Jan 20, 2012 Suresh Kalmadi not to resign as IOA president: "Shunned by his political masters, the IOA position is Kalmadi's only hope of staying in the limelight."
Jan 20, 2012 Should Kalmadi remain the President of IOA?: "Suresh Kalmadi, accused in the CWG scam, walked out of Tihar jail on bail after nine months."
Jan 20, 2012 Why can't IOA move a resolution for sacking Kalmadi?: "Are Kalmadi's henchmen ensuring his survival in IOA?"
Jan 20, 2012 Suresh Kalmadi in no mood to quit as IOA president: "Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Suresh Kalmadi, who was freed on bail on Thursday after nine months in jail, is in no mood either to resign"
Jan 16, 2012 BCCI: Billionaires Control Cricket in India: "The BCCI today stands for Billionaires Control Cricket in India."
Jan 15, 2012 Power scam CWG ke naam: "power stations that never supplied a single MW of power to the CWG? Why was the Union power minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, so keen to get power from places 1,500 km away from Delhi?"
Jan 13, 2012 Rs 1,000 crore Nehru Stadium in ruins: "New Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium is the same venue where the opening and closing ceremonies of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) were held. But today the nationâ€™s showpiece stadium is in a state of shambles."
Jan 12, 2012 Rs 1,000 cr Nehru stadium in ruins: "Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium is the same venue where the opening and closing ceremonies of the Commonwealth Games were held but today the nation's showpiece stadium is in a state of shambles. Almost two years after the CWG games, the stadium whose renovation cost the tax payer 1000 crore was a source of embarrassment when one of the world's best football clubs Bayerns Munich match was played there."
Jan 10, 2012 Players must lead against corruption: MCC: "“We are also hoping for a stage where India will have no choice but to get into line with everyone else on this matter.”"
Jan 10, 2012 Guardian - UK: MCC committee calls for lifetime cricket bans for corruption: "Punishment urged for captains, vice-captains and coaches"
Jan 9, 2012 CWG scam: CBI opposes Suresh Kalmadi's bail plea
Dec 25, 2011 CAG suspends Padma awards audit: "SC observation that "the government guidelines on the Padma awards are amenable to abuse and are wholly unsatisfactory"."
Dec 23, 2011 Doping: Akkunji, 6 others banned for 1 year: "Seven top Indian athletes, including Asian Games double gold-medallist Ashwini Akkunji, were today handed bans for flunking dope tests"
Dec 17, 2011 Ruchika case: Rathore's pension restored: "In a move that has shocked the friends of molestation victim Ruchika Girhotra, the Central Administrative Tribunal has restored the pension of former Haryana DGP S P S Rathore who was convicted in the 1990 case."
Dec 17, 2011 3 officials booked in Games graft case: "the crime branch of the Delhi police has booked three senior officials of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and Delhi Fire Services for fraudulently issuing clearance certificates for “monetary benefits” to Eros Group for its “non-existent” multi-facility complex"
Dec 16, 2011 Interpol to help BCCI in fighting cricket corruption
Dec 16, 2011 CWG scam: Kalmadi gave tickets to corporates at one-tenth price: "While common citizens kept trying to get tickets of the opening and closing ceremonies of Commonwealth Games, most of these were allegedly diverted from the counters to business clubs at a fraction of cost, on the instructions of Suresh Kalmadi,"
Dec 16, 2011 Bharat Ratna for Sachin? Greatness needs no sarkari certificate: "Does greatness need sarkari certification? Would Sachin Tendulkar be any lesser than what he is without a Bharat Ratna?"
Dec 16, 2011 Kalmadi & Co stopped Games tickets sale, turned them into passes: CBI: "“More than half the tickets were issued as complimentary causing a potential revenue loss of Rs 71 crore,”"
Dec 14, 2011 Panel that probed CWG scam has cost govt Rs 4 crore: "Rs 4 crore. That’s the amount two government officers in India needed to probe one of the biggest scams seen by the country so far – the Commonwealth Games (CWG) scam. The bulk of the spending went to pay professionals."
Dec 14, 2011 Now MPs want CWG flats, Speaker says will check: "Buyers who spent crores for flats in the Commonwealth Games Village are still waiting for possession, meanwhile, a demand has been raised in the Lok Sabha for preferential allotment of the housing units for Members of Parliament."
Dec 14, 2011 CWG scam: Trouble brewing for Sheila Dikshit: "Firm that supplied bulbs at 3 times the original cost was declared qualified after making a plea before Delhi CM."
Dec 4, 2011 ED issues 19 show cause notices to BCCI: "The BCCI owes the government Rs 160 crore as service tax for the Indian Premier League."
Nov 18, 2011 SAI scam: CBI team raids SAI’s Sonepat centre: "Alleged cost of property of SAI officers 1. BK Sinha former Secreatary SAI, New Delhi : Rs 50 crores 2. Shiv Sharma, former deputy director SAI, New Delhi : Rs 50 crores 3. PC Kashyap, executive direcotor SAI at New Delhi : Rs 25.85 crores 4. Satish Sarhadi, deputy director SAI at Kurukshetra : Rs 5.08 crores 5. AK Sharma, former director SAI, Sonepat : Rs 2 crores 6. PK Mattu, assistant director SAI at Patiala : Rs 1.55 crores"
Nov 18, 2011 Azharuddin's decision to field first in 1996 World Cup semis stunned me: Kambli: "I was stunned by India's decision to field," Kambli said while participating in a news channel debate on ex-chief of ICC anti-corruption unit Paul Condon's statement that in the 90s and in the following years all of cricket's leading countries were involved in fixing major matches."
Nov 16, 2011 Every international team fixed matches in 1990s: Condon: "Former ICC Anti-Corruption Unit chief Paul Condon has made a sensational claim that every international team was involved in match-fixing at some stage in the 1990s."
Nov 13, 2011 Check player assets to stamp out corruption - Akmal
Nov 11, 2011 Dope taint on Indian Kabaddi player: "The dope taint on Kabaddi is only growing bigger, with a whopping 22 players now caught in the net. The worrying news is that Kabaddi indeed has become the new dope hub. 20 of the 50 Indian players who turned up for the trials tested positive for banned substances."
Nov 11, 2011 CWG scam: Delhi govt faces queries from PAC on CAG allegations: "The Sheila Dikshit Government has received a set of queries from the PAC headed by senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi, maximum of which were related to PWD, which implemented projects worth close to Rs 5,000 crore."
Nov 10, 2011 The cancer of corruption in sport
Nov 10, 2011 Kalmadi aide under CBI scanner for alleged graft: "has registered at least 15 FIRs to probe CWG related graft, has put R K Sacheti, Joint Director General in the organising body and an aide of jailed OC chairman Kalmadi, under scanner for alleged financial and tender irregularities."
Nov 8, 2011 ED quizzes Shah Rukh Khan over money laundering in IPL 2
Nov 7, 2011 CNN: Player convictions not the end of the corruption story: "The epicenter of cricket betting is India; hundreds of millions of dollars are bet on each match, particularly when India is playing."
Nov 3, 2011 Judge stops use of special jail van for three CWG accused: "Three men, chargesheeted for alleged irregularities in awarding a street lighting upgradation contract for the Games, were provided special vans for transportation to the court and back. The “special treatment” prompted a trial court judge, “surprised” by the “privilege” for a few, to pass an order directing jail authorities to treat them like ordinary prisoners."
Oct 29, 2011 Kalmadi adopting delaying tactics: CBI tells Court: "proceedings against Swiss firm, Swiss Timing Ltd, can be held separately for expeditious trial of other accused in the case."
Oct 26, 2011 Latimes: India's new Grand Prix track collides with tradition: "ranging in price from $55 to sit on the grass (equivalent to a factory worker's monthly pay) to $22,000 for a top corporate box (several lifetimes' wages for most Indians).", "Yet even as India boasts 55 billionaires, up from 49 in 2010, about 450 million of its people still lack access to a toilet. "
Oct 25, 2011 Reuters: India's inaugural F1 race -- speeding past the poor: "a glitzy coming-out party for an emerging economic juggernaut that is lost on villagers like Meera, standing by a fetid pond near the brand new Formula One race track with a child covered in warts."
Oct 9, 2011 The Corruption And Scams-Dominated Commonwealth Games Venues In Ruins: "With most of the key organisers of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) – now suspended officials of the organising committee (OC) – languishing in jail for various scams related to the preparation for the Games, the state of various venues meant to organise different events tell the tale of real stories behind their creation."
Oct 9, 2011 71 CWG-related works under CVC scanner for alleged graft: "The 71 cases exclude 26 cases worth Rs 3,316.58 crore being probed by the CVC. Of the 26 projects, six were done by Public Works Department, five by OC, four by MCD, three each by NDMC and CPWD, two each by DDA, India Tourism Development Corporation and one by RITES."
Oct 7, 2011 Give your TVs for our inmates: Tihar to OC: "The Tihar Jail has offered to take some load off the hands of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee — only the material load.", "Ironically, Tihar Jail, which houses “approximately 12,500 inmates”, is also the present address of sacked Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi and other senior Organising Committee officials, jailed on charges of corruption in Games management."
Oct 6, 2011 Unpaid bills and anger one year after Delhi Games
Oct 5, 2011 Should CAG be auditing Padma awards? Given the abuse, why not?: "The national awards have been abused by successive governments for far too long. There’s need for corrective action. ‘Exceptional and distinguished service’ to the nation cannot be subject to political fancies and used as an instrument of favour."
Oct 2, 2011 CWG 2010: Scoring high on glory and ignominy (Year after CWG): "No easy answers even one year after the Commonwealth Games with the grand opening ceremony and rich medals haul almost fading in memory as the men behind the multimillion rupee event continue to be behind bars on charges of corruption and many of the lavish stadiums lie in disuse."
Sep 15, 2011 Wall Street Journal: Delhi Journal: Carbuncles And Corruption – The Commonwealth Games Legacy
Sep 15, 2011 Rs 25k for hockey champs; team 'insulted'
Sep 15, 2011 We have given best possible reward: Batra
Sep 15, 2011 CWG: raids at 21 locations, new case registered: "There were raids at 21 places in Gurgaon, Sahibabad, Noida, Mumbai and Delhi, 16 addresses in Delhi alone were raided."
Sep 15, 2011 CWG scam: CBI registers new case, raids on: "CBI has accused DDA officials, Contractors B.E.Billimoria Company Ltd. and retired Chief Engineer of DDA V.K.Panchal in the case."
Sep 9, 2011 BA Pass Maken cannot write: Mani Shankar Iyer: "Sports Minister Ajay Maken in a letter had called Mani Shankar Iyer obstructionist, malicious, irresponsible."
Sep 8, 2011 CWG: Over Rs 340 cr spent on installing security system
Sep 4, 2011 Sports administration: Above the rules?: "Along with other athletes who had won laurels for India in the international arena they came to protest against corruption in the sports administration in the country. Favouritism in selection processes, which not only made many careers but also marred many more, and the Commonwealth Games mess were their main bugbears."
Sep 4, 2011 Boot on other foot: Maken’s ministry lacks transparency - BCCI is unaware how a Rs 50 crore grant has been utilised
Aug 28, 2011 CBI forms SIT to look into CAG report on CWG: "due to "active involvement of the Delhi chief minister", exchequer suffered a loss of nearly Rs 31 crore. It also claimed to have found irregularities in the award of contract to Emaar MGF for construction of the CWG residential complex. The renovation and restoration project of Connaught Place witnessed a nine-fold increase in cost from the estimated Rs 76 crore to Rs 671 crore. Streetscaping and beautification works were awarded and executed in an arbitrary manner with wasteful expenditure of Rs 101 crore"
Aug 22, 2011 Corruption in sports leads Arjuna awardees to Anna’s campaign: "There is favouritism in the selection process and corruption at every level.”", "Godara said an Arjuna Award winner had stormed out of a meeting during Commonwealth Games selection procedure after he discovered there was widespread corruption. “The entire selection process was a sham,”"
Aug 20, 2011 CWG Scam: Another co-accused of Kalmadi surrenders: "The promoter of a Hyderabad-based firm, wanted by the CBI for his alleged involvement in award of a lucrative Commonwealth Games contract to a Swiss firm at inflated rates, today surrendered in a Delhi court."
Aug 14, 2011 Scams keep raining on DDA’s and Khanna’s parade: "The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has indicted the Works Advisory Board (WAB) of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and Lt. Governor (LG) Tejendra Khanna for manipulating the memorandum of understanding (MoU), which ensured that Sportina Payce pre-qualified for construction projects that cost over Rs 60 crore, in the run-up to CWG 2010."
Aug 11, 2011 Govt to issue commemorative coins for CAG on 150th anniversary: "The Comptroller and Auditor General of India may have embarrassed the government unearthing scams like 2G spectrum and Commonwealth Games projects, but the Finance Ministry will issue a commemorative coin this year on CAG completing 150 years."
Aug 11, 2011 SC denies anticipatory bail to absconding CWG scam accused: "The Supreme Court today dismissed anticipatory bail pleas of two businessmen wanted by the CBI for their alleged role in a CWG corruption case related to award of a contract to a Swiss firm for installing Times, Scoring and Result system."
Aug 10, 2011 BJP links Sonia, PM to Games corruption
Aug 10, 2011 'A Case Of A Monumental Fraud': "'The Prime Minister overruled the Cabinet Secretary, he overruled the Prime Minister’s Office, he overruled three successive ministers, and he overruled what the original bid was'"
Aug 9, 2011 India’s world class heist: "The games cost a staggering $4.1 billion instead of the $270 million initially estimated. The revenue that was supposed to pay for the event amounted to a measly $38 million."
Aug 9, 2011 Government concealed facts in CWG: Jaitley
Aug 9, 2011 CWG scam rocks Parliament; Question Hour stalled: "'Ab toh yeh spasht hai, Sheila Dikshit Bhrasht hai (now it is clear, Sheila Dikshit is corrupt)"
Aug 9, 2011 CBI books 8 CPWD officials, 2 companies in CWG scam case
Aug 8, 2011 CWG scam: PMO, Sheila Dikshit's indictment on Parliament agenda today: "Parliament will discuss on Tuesday the CAG indictments of the Prime Minister's Office and Delhi CM Shiela Dikshit"
Aug 8, 2011 CWG: CBI to file charges in QBR scam soon: "The cases involve fiddle over transport bills for the Queen's Baton Relay (QBR), where vehicles were hired at an exorbitant from rate AM Films and AM Cars."
Aug 7, 2011 Final audit slams India’s conduct on Commonwealth Games; findings could lead to prosecutions
Aug 7, 2011 Indian auditor raps Delhi govt over C.Games fiasco
Aug 7, 2011 BBC: Auditor slams Delhi Commonwealth Games preparations: "India's state auditor says preparations for last year's Commonwealth Games were deeply flawed, riddled with favouritism and vastly over budget."
Aug 7, 2011 Corruption unlimited! Rs2,342 crore lost on Commonwealth Games