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Indian court summons Swiss Timing in CGames scam
CWG scam: CBI files chargesheet against Kalmadi, others: "The probe agency, in its over 50-page chargesheet, has accused Kalmadi as the key person with all the powers to take decisions regarding award of contracts."
CWG: Kalmadi to be chargesheeted in TSR scam
R.K Anand quizzed by vigilance bureau
Magazine claims Indian cricketers part of fixing
Kalmadi queues up for two bread slices at Tihar
CWG scam: Kalmadi sent to Tihar Jail for 14 days
CWG: Six PWD projects worth Rs 1,300 cr under CVC scanner
BJP alleges cover-up in CWG scam cases
Is it possible to clean up sports in India?
Sport crown slips, slipper misses
C'Wealth Games scam: CVC finds deficiencies worth Rs27 crore in 5 projects
Is Kalmadi the only one?
TSR scam now hits National Games too: "Jharkhand's Principal Accountant General's report, accessed by CNN-IBN, states clearly that serious omissions and commissions have taken place in financial dealings for the games."
OC vigilance officer’s computer tampered with, data erased
OC staffers get talking after chief lands in jail
Guardian - Delhi Commonwealth Games organiser arrested in corruption investigation
India police arrest Congress party lawmaker in games graft probe-TV
Organizer of India's Commonwealth Games arrested
Govt's top award for firemen bravery: Rs 100
Did NDMC waste Rs 185 cr on renovation of Shivaji Stadium?: ""Under the pretext of upgrading of the Shivaji Stadium, the stadium was demolished and is being reconstructed, aided by a nexus formed between officers of the New Delhi Municipal Council, the consultant (M/s Raja Aederi Consultants) and the contractor (M/s China Railway Shisuji)," the Committee said in its report recently submitted to the Prime Minister's Office"
CWG graft: CVC asks depts to make list of tainted officials
Report details New Delhi, India Commonwealth Games cost fiasco
Games company awarded dubious contracts: report
CWG scam: CBI raids DDA and CPWD officers: "Documents with CNN-IBN show lawn bowl track for National Games were built at a price of Rs 18.37 lakh but the same for Commonwealth Games have been built at Rs 1.35 crore."
Ruckus outside Mohali stadium, protesters lathicharged
Sportswoman pushed out of moving train by robbers, loses leg
Over Rs 1,600 cr loss in contracts for CWG venues: Shunglu
CBI probe into the games irregularities, if state fails – CM: "corruption charges surrounding the 34th National games"
CWG infrastructure works made contractors richer by Rs 250 cr
'Host' Pawar books choicest WC seats for 250 ministers and babus
Shunglu report indicts EMAAR MGF for CWG loss: "the total loss to the exchequer because of corruption and delays was Rs 220 crore."
Vigilance raids National Games office
CWG broadcasting scam: CBI raids houses, offices of suspended Prasar Bharti CEO
Equipment for CWG overlays hired at 1,400 pct higher rate: CVC
ED to summon Kalmadi, others for violation of forex rules
Mohali semifinal tickets being sold in black market at a premium: ""The tickets for Rs 250 are available anywhere between Rs 2,000-Rs 2200 as of today, Rs 500 tickets are available for Rs 3500 plus, while Rs 1,000 ticket can only be bought for Rs 8,000,""
Kalmadi aide's Tihar jail stay extended till March 19
CWG Scam: CBI arrests overlays supplier
Bangalore police defend baton charge on World Cup fans: "Bangalore's police commissioner on Friday defended the baton attacks on cricket fans angry that they could not buy World Cup tickets, explaining his action was part of life in India.", "Bidari said a robust police action in such situations was normal in his country. "The Indian situations and the Indian dimensions are very different. It's difficult for the people who have lived in Europe and in America to understand,", Incredible India - Do Indians endorse to be treated worse than stray dogs? If not, then why they have not booted out yet the draconian colonial Indian police laws which allow their mere servents to turn into their masters? What nonsense independence every year we celebrate when most of the prevailing laws are still colonial? Do Indians had only problem when they were under the boots of Britishers? Who cares when they are under the boots of their own native invaders? Indian followed Gandhigiri when they fought against astronomical powerful British empire. Why are we still follow Gandhigiri when we can make laws to crush the head of native invaders under our boots? Ironically Indian governments does not adhere to the Gandhigiri, rather they follow the footsteps of colonial brutal police state.
CWG scam: CBI team searches Kalmadi's bank lockers in Pune
Mumbai Mayor demands free WC match tickets
CBI asks ICICI Bank to freeze Kalmadi's lockers: "CBI has found Rs 1 crore worth of jewelry in one of the lockers"
ICC upset with Pawar over WC ticket sale
Police lathicharge fans lined up to buy WC tickets India's tourism department should promote this type of "incredible India" which Westerners can see only in Third World countries, such as India, where people are beaten worse than stray dogs.
B'lore fallout: More World Cup tickets for fans
CNN - India makes high-profile arrests in Commonwealth Games scandal
CVC to examine Delhi govt role in CWG medical scam
CWG scam: CBI arrests Lalit Bhanot, VK Verma: "Organising Committee chose to go with Omega even though the price quoted by the Swiss company was almost double the price from other bidders."
CWG: Suresh Kalmadi arrest in one week: "Kalmadi set to be arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for his alleged involvement in the CWG Overlays scam."
OC placed crores in Central Bank without earning any interest
1300 Crore deficit for Commonwealth Games, taxpayers will Pay: "One crooked deal after another has revealed that the team that organised the Commonwealth Games in India was incorporated as the worst sort of Badmaash Company. "
Deorukhkar sent to Tihar jail, Nanu's JC extended till Mar 5: "for his alleged role in the multi-crore rupees overlays scam linked to the sporting event."
India’s Games shame as countries ask for $70 million in outstanding fees
CWG overlays scam: CBI raids five OC officials
CWG scam: Another Kalmadi aide questioned by CBI
Panel indicts Kalmadi for CWG catering mess: "probe panel is holding him squarely responsible for a loss of almost Rs 5 crore because of the delay."
35 consultants hired by CWG panel under CBI scanner
In a nation of scams, a winner needs to show proof: "n a nation where politicians and bureaucrats, loot millions of dollars in every possible scam and graft, a sportsperson who brought laurels to his country is having a hell of a time to claim the prize money he so rightly deserves. This is the tale of boxer Vijender Singh and the heckling he has received to claim the reward money announced by government for his sporting achievements."
CWG scam: Kalmadi aide arrested
Kalmadi's personal assistant arrested in CWG overlays scam
India vows action on CGames broadcast ‘corruption’ (AFP)
Formula One: Corruption allegations threaten Indian Grand Prix India vows action on CGames broadcast 'corruption'
Controversial cop named for medal, locals protest: "Locals and activists took to the streets here to protest the award of the President's Police Medal to the city's former Deputy Inspector General of Police Prem Prakash, accused of shielding the rapist of an 11-year-old girl last year.", ""Awarding the President's Police Medal to Prem Prakash amounts to showing disrespect to the Republic Day. It is a matter of great shame,"
OC sent motley group on Rs 8 crore Beijing holiday
Suresh Kalmadi, Lalit Bhanot sacked from CWG Organising Committee: "in the interest of impartial and unhindered investigations into allegations of corruption in conducting the mega event."
CWG scam: Staff's astronomical salaries revealed: "As per the list, Sardar Mohammad Aslam Khan who worked for Protocol and CGF Relations was the highest paid with a monthly salary of Rs 3,22,105 which he drew till November last year.", Sujit Panigrahi in the Technology section drew a whopping Rs 3,01,355 monthly salary till January last year while T S Darbari was getting Rs 1,96,000 per month before his sacking in January last year for involvement in the Queens Baton Relay financial bungling.", Jarnail Singh, who was the Chief Executive of the CWG Organising Committee, got a monthly salary of Rs 1,52,000 till November last year while OC Director General VK Verma drew Rs 1,87,794 per month till November, 2010. "
CWG overlays kickbacks top Rs 100 crore: CBI
CWG scam: CBI arrests private firm head
CVC begins probe in CWG recruitment scam: "after complaints of ghost employees on Organising Committee's muster rolls"
CWG scam: Enforcement Directorate to file money laundering cases
Delhi Games chief Suresh Kalmadi faces detectives: "$1.8bn of Games money was misappropriated."
CWG scam: CBI summons Kalmadi for questioning
CWG probe: Shunglu Committee powerless?: ""the committee has neither the power nor jurisdiction to conduct even basic enquiry"", The prime minister should stop making a fool out of people,” said activist Arvind Kejriwal.", "it remains to be seen if V K Shunglu can expose the faces behind the CWG scam or if its alleged powerlessness makes it yet another burden on the exchequer with no real expose of the real culprits."
CBI summons Kalmadi PS
OC gave away Rs 74cr worth of free tickets: "The ''sold out'' signs and empty stands at many Commonwealth Games venues are an abiding mystery of the Delhi edition. But the mist is now lifting with investigations revealing that the Organising Committee distributed a staggering Rs 74 crore worth of complimentary tickets."
CBI books top Games brass for Rs 50 cr fraud: " The two men are accused of manipulating the bidding process so that only Swiss Tidings satisfied the conditions. No other bidders qualified"
CVC raises questions on high cost of CWG stadia: "The Central Vigilance Commission has found serious procedural lapses and vast differences between the estimated and tendered costs in the development of almost all the Commonwealth Games venues here"
CWG probe: Case filed against Bhanot, Verma
CWG shame: $ 20 mn owed to Aus companies
CWG scam: CBI raids premises of Kalmadi's aides: "The Supreme Court on Tuesday embarrassed the government by questioning the tenability of Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) P J Thomas supervising the CBI's investigations into the 2G spectrum scandal as he himself was the telecom secretary at the time of 2G spectrum allocation."
CWG probe: ED questions consortium official
CVC expands probe; 18 more projects under scanner
CWG scam: Sacked OC treasurer Jayachandran arrested by CBI
Did an ineligible consultant get Rs 400 cr CWG contract?
Did ineligible contractor construct Barapullah Nallah road?
CWG scam: aides nail Suresh Kalmadi
BBC: Two Delhi Commonwealth Games officials arrested: "TS Darbari and Sanjay Mohindroo are accused of forgery and cheating over the awarding of Games contracts."
CWG scam: Darbari, Mahendroo arrested by CBI
CWG scam: Key Kalmadi aides held for forgery: "The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested Joint Director of Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, T S Darbari, and sacked Deputy Director General, Sanjay Mahendroo, in the forged email case."
Wiped off streets for CWG, vendors scramble for living: "Seventy-year-old Shanti was a garland seller for 40 years on the streets of Delhi. Now she sits in a cold corner of a shelter for the homeless. She has lost her courage to venture out after being thrown into jail as part of a security drive for the Commonwealth Games (CWG).", "She came out of jail two months ago. She was picked up by police that tried to clear the streets of vendors and beggars before the CWG. "They even picked up my grandchildren who were sitting with me that day. For almost a year we were inside - my crime was that I was trying to earn a living.", ""For years, I have slept on the pavement. For more than 40 years I have been doing this, then why should they realize one day that it is against the law?"", ""In the run-up to the Games, homeless citizens were arrested and detained in custodial institutions on  grounds of 'begging', with the sentences ranging from one to three years even though the majority of them were gainfully employed. Mothers were separated from their children. These are gross violations of human rights,""
DDA looks to corner CWG Village flats for babus: "Even as the outrage over the Commonwealth Games loot and the clamour for heads to roll reaches a crescendo, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) is about to open another shameful chapter. It is setting the stage for appropriating Games Village flats for the very babus who let India down.", "The Central Vigilance Commission and the Comptroller and Auditor General's office are included in the proposal." OR IS IT JUST A BRIBE TO THEM??
cwg: evictions -After The Circus:"Victims of the inhuman CWG beautification drive live in despair", "As many as 3 lakh slum dwellers in Delhi were evicted before the Commonwealth Games", "Of some 60,000 beggars on Delhi streets, more than 50,000 were removed for the Games"
78-yr-old sports boss sticks on to job, targets Prime Minister: "If the country can have a Prime Minister above 70 then what is wrong in having National Sports Federation chiefs of similar age, asked Archery Association of India President Vijay Kumar Malhotra reacting sharply to the Delhi High Court's decision which limits NSF heads' tenure."
CWG: ED Probing Forex Violations in Overlays Work
India perceived as more corrupt after CWG scam:  "there has been a marginal decline in India's integrity score to 3.3 in 2010 from 3.5 in 2007 and 3.4 in 2008 and 2009 on a scale from zero (perceived to be the highly corrupt) to 10 (low levels of corruption)"
CVC report blows the lid off OC's corruption trail: "Even in placement of furniture, the CVC has detected massive fraud."
OC CWG loot - Broadcasting rights scam now hits CWG
CWG scam: Broadcast firm under scanner, CBI to probe conspiracy angle
Noose tightens as I-T raids 60 offices of Games vendors


I-T officials raid premises of 4 CWG contractors
I-T raids on firms that bagged CWG contracts
CWG probe: I-T conducts nationwide raids at 50 locations
How many died in CWG projects? Govt doesn't know
CWG scam: Illegal UK firm got Rs246cr CWG broadcast rights: "Prasar Bharati gave the Rs 246-crore telecast rights of the CWG to an illegal entity which gave a fake registration number and had no service tax number."
The Other Games: "These started months ahead of the “biggest sporting spectacle” in the capital...", "Backstroke: Incessant rain turned the ground around six-year-old Asoni into a little sea, complete with waves created by Delhi’s brand new low-floor buses as they passed by. His parents, migrant labourers from Rajasthan, were in a rush to get to their worksite at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. But Asoni decided to practise his backstroke instead. A future champion, hard at work."
OC wasteful, broke rules: CAG
CVC zeroes in on Kalmadi aide, spending by OC
CWG: ED registers case for FEMA violation
Biggest CWG fight: Sheila vs Kalmadi
Saif will take govt seriously: "With the backdrop of the many controversies around the awards – people wondering why he got it, people wondering whether the state awards have any relevance at all "
Controversy over Kerala list for Padma awards
Vayalar Ravi stands by Chatwal move: "Ravi said he had recommended about four or five names for Padma awards, Chatwal being one of them. “Yes, I did recommend his name, and I believe I am right,” said the minister who, along with his Cabinet colleague Praful Patel, were among those who pushed for bestowing the award on Chatwal. “Chatwal is a successful businessman in the United States who has close connections with the political leaders in that country."
Wikipedia - Sant Singh Chatwal: "Chatwal has defaulted on loans obtained from Indian and US banks including Lincoln Savings, First New York Bank for Business, Bank of Baroda, Bank of India and State Bank of India and filed bankruptcies on false grounds[2].He was arrested in Mumbai by India's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with defrauding Indian banks for over US $ 9 million. He was able able to get the bail and he later fled the country. but escaped after he was out on bail. [3].[4]. He has repeatedly used political connections for personal gains. In 1997 American taxpayers were fleeced for over $12 million when Chatwal abruptly settled a case with the US government [1]. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation settled the case for $125,000 against the claims of $14 million caused due to the Bankruptcy of First New York Bank of which Chatwal was a director. FDIC claimed he used his influence to forward loans to himself or his family which caused the bank to collapse [2]. IRS pursued him for approximately $4 million in unpaid business taxes, while New York state placed a lien seeking more than $5 million in taxes [5]. In 2001, U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan, discharged Chatwal as bankrupt after a six-year case involving debts of more than $100 million. Chatwal turned over his building to New York City to resolve a reported $2.4 million tax lien due to unpaid taxes on his New York properties.[6].[7] Several mainstream newspapers have reported on his financial frauds including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Times of India and the Indian Express. The allegations against him proved an embarrassment for the Hillary Clinton campaign when her opponent, Rick Lazio used them against her on account of the donations Chatwal made to Clinton campaign[8].[9]. Obama campaign team refused the offer made by Chatwal to raise funds due to his past and controversies.[10] For example, critical articles in the Indian Express, the New York Daily News and News With Views. In the 80s, Chatwal was accused by the Securities and Exchange Commission of the United States of falsified SEC filings in connection with the Bombay Palace chain of restaurants [11].[12]. He reached a settlement that prohibits from ever being an officer or director of a public company. The Indian Express recently reported that three criminal and four other cases have been filed against Chatwal or his associates since April 2009.[13]. Chatwal was awarded the Padma Bhushan by President Pratibha Patil on Jan.26, 2010. <>Humiliated by the mistakes in awarding Chatwal, government started an investigation into matter to strip him of the award.[14]. Concerned citizens also started an line campaign to review the award process.[15]. In USA an online petition has been started against Chatwal. Their ruthless pursuit of profit threatens the livelihood of taxpayers and workers in New York City. Hampshire Hotels and Resorts, the Chatwals' company, prospers through poor business practices that endanger and exploit New Yorkers.[16]. When a prominent Indian Daily, the Indian Express reported about the controversial decision by selection committee it brought political uproar in India [17]. Many demanded to strip the award from the sophisticated fraudster who skimmed banks in many countries and later filed bankruptcies [18]. [3]. He declared himself pauper in court filings while on the other hand lived a luxurious life and showered his political friends with expensive gifts. According to FDIC filing in a New York Court, Chatwal has transferred most of his assets to his son Vikram Chatwal.Indian Express wrote in 2000 that, Chatwal had defaulted on loans from banks for several years by filing for bankruptcy protection and covering his assets through clever transfers, the reports said. One federal judge noted during a hearing in July 1996 that Chatwal had filed separate bankruptcy cases for all 56 of his restaurants and six of his nine hotels.[[9]]. Former Indian Pime Minister I K Gujral skipped NY banquet, on his US visit, on seeing Chatwal in one of the functions to avoid being associated with him.[19]. Noted Indian journalist Vir Sanghvi has expressed his disappointment over the award and has decided to file a RTI Petition (Right To Information Act) along with noted film maker Pritish Nandy to make the government declare the procedure by which it selects awardees.[20] In February 2010, a federal lawsuit accuses two upscale bar lounges in Sant Singh Chatwal's Dream Hotel of labor law violations. Workers claim that they are not paid and labor laws are abused.[21]. Similar claims were made by workers at other properties too."

Congress voices opposition to Chatwal’s Padma Award: "The CBI had chargesheeted Chatwal for an alleged $ 9 million fraud case connected with the State Bank of India."

Former militant is a Padma Shri, 2010: "This year’s list of Padma awardees includes a surrendered Kashmiri militant and counter-insurgent against whom cases of extortion and attempted murder are pending. "





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