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With Rs.669 crore, UP speeds up Kumbh Mela work


April 27th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 27 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has taken up Kumbh Mela 2013 on a priority basis and asked various agencies to speed up work on a war footing, ... Read more...

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CWG infrastructure: The flip side (To go with ‘Zipping through flyovers, Metro’)


September 30th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) The 2010 Commonwealth Games spurred infrastructure development at a rapid pace, but a post-event audit laid bare a host of glitches, including shoddy quality standards ... Read more...

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From streetscaping to lights - CAG slams Delhi government


August 5th, 2011 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) Friday slammed the Sheila Dikshit-led Delhi government in its voluminous report on all counts -- from streetscaping ... Read more...

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CAG blames Dikshit, Kalmadi for ‘enormous bungling’ in CWG (Second Lead)


August 5th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Behind the "phenomenal success" of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) was a saga of "enormous bungling", "highly irregular" practices and massive waste of public money, India's ... Read more...

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Delhi government submits response to Shunglu panel report


May 28th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The Delhi government Saturday sent its detailed response to the union home ministry on the allegations, delays and irregularities in Commonwealth Games (CWG) projects ... Read more...

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Delhi government formulates response on CWG charges


May 25th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Delhi government has prepared a detailed response on the allegations, delays and irregularities in Commonwealth Games (CWG) projects cited by the Shunglu ... Read more...

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CWG scam: Delhi JD-U demands ouster of Sheila Dikshit


April 26th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 26 (ANI): The Janata Dal-United (JD-U) terming Suresh Kalmadi's arrest as a small step has asked Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to initiate action against Delhi Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Kalmadi arrested on evidence found against him: Dikshit


April 26th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 26 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday said the arrest of former Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organizing Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi is based on evidence and punishment ... Read more...

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Reply to Shunglu charges, don’t pass judgement: BJP to Dikshit


March 30th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) In a sharp attack on Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday asked her not to pass a judgement but ... Read more...

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Shunglu panel submits three more reports


March 29th, 2011 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The V.K. Shunglu committee, which probed alleged irregularities in the conduct of the 2010 Commonwealth Games, Tuesday submitted three more reports to the Prime ... Read more...

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Shunglu panel indicts Delhi Lt Governor for inadequacies in CWG construction


March 24th, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 24 (ANI): The V K Shunglu Committee has found procedural violations in the construction of over 1,000 flats inside the Commonwealth Games Village by real estate developer Emmar ... Read more...

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Provide records to probe agencies, Delhi officials told (Second Lead)


October 21st, 2010 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Delhi government Thursday directed its officials and those of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) to provide records to agencies ... Read more...

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Rs.8400 cr Bangalore budget focuses on city infrastructure


August 30th, 2010 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 30 (IANS) Seven multi-level parking slots, white topping (cement coat) for main avenues, tree parks, fencing of major open drainages are among the plans to improve the tech ... Read more...

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Many CWG projects to miss ‘final’ deadline


August 27th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Rajeev Ranjan Dwivedi New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Work on a practice stadium and some city infrastructure projects associated with New Delhi's preparation for the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games are set ... Read more...

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Delhi officials’ ‘morale’ hit by CVC findings


August 3rd, 2010 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The "morale" of Delhi government officials involved in Commonwealth Games projects has been hit by a Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) report on irregularities and corruption in the ... Read more...

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Rs.11,490 crore spent on Games: Government


July 29th, 2010 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The expenditure being incurred for the Commonwealth Games is around Rs.11,490 crore, Sports and Youth Affairs Minister M.S.Gill Thursday told parliament. In a written reply in the ... Read more...

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Preparations for Commonwealth Games on track


June 1st, 2010 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Preparations for the Commonwealth Games in Delhi in October are at an advanced stage, the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government asserted in its report card Tuesday. The ... Read more...

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South Africa’s Polokwane readies for football extravaganza


May 23rd, 2010 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Polokwane, May 23 (IANS) South Africa's Polokwane city is abuzz with activities as it gears up to host eight matches of the FIFA World Cup starting in June in the country. Deputy ... Read more...

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No specific threat to CWG, but India prepared: Home secretary


September 9th, 2009 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) There is no specific threat to the Commonwealth Games to be held here in 2010, but it is a massive security undertaking that India is prepared ... Read more...

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CWG village to be ready by March 31: sports ministry


August 4th, 2009 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) India's junior sports minister Pratik Prakashbapu Patil said Tuesday that 56 percent of construction of the Commonwealth Games Village has been completed and the complex will be ... Read more...

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New York to get hotter, rainier and more flood-prone in coming decades


February 18th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): A panel of scientists has predicted that New York will be hotter, rainier and more likely to flood in the coming decades, with sea levels possibly rising ... Read more...

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Delhi’s face-lift in full swing, but workers ignored


September 26th, 2008 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Toiling day and night to make Delhi a world-class city for the 2010 Commonwealth Games, thousands of workers at construction sites across the capital face harsh living ... Read more...

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New BJP government pledges to improve city infrastructure, initiate reforms


June 6th, 2008 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 6 (IANS)The new Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government has pledged to improve the crumbling infrastructure in India's IT hub and will set up a separate cell to focus on completing ... Read more...

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Pune turning into city beautiful for Commonwealth Youth Games


May 31st, 2008 - 11:41 am ICT by admin
By V. Vijayalakshmi Pune, May 31 (IANS) All major roads, walkways and cycling tracks in Pune are being done up as part of preparations for the Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG) less than 150 ... Read more...

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