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NEJuly 28, 2010 | ET BureauSwimming on the athletics track, water polo in the gymnasium, orgies on the hockey astroturf! It is perfectly understandable if these are some of the nightmares suffered by not just the Commonwealth Games organisers but by the Delhi chief minister and Union minister for sports and youth affairs (pun unintended). When not telecasting images of leaking roofs, mountains of debris and stadia half-built and still-incomplete with just 67 days to go for the inauguration of the Commonwealth Games, the media...NEWS September 22, 2010 | TNNNEW DELHI: With 12 days to go for the Commonwealth Games, a gleaming new steeland-concrete suspension pedestrian overbridge came crashing down on Tuesday at the main event venue, Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium. The disaster left at least 27 workers injured and heightened concerns about the safety of structures being readied in a mad rush for the October 3 opening. Among the injured, five of them seriously , was a site engineer. Authorities refused to pin blame on any agency...NEWS
January 30, 2015 | PTITHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh has pulled out of the 35th National Games starting tomorrow after failing to recover from a nagging nose injury. "I have not been able to recover from the nose injury which had forced me out of the Asian Games November last. It flared up again while I was training some days back," Vijender told PTI. The former Olympic bronze-medallist middleweight boxer, however, assured that the injury was not...
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January 29, 2015 | PTINEW DELHI: The gold medal winners at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games will get Rs 75 lakh as prize money as the government today revised the Scheme of Special Awards to medal winners in international events. According to the revision, the amount of award money for medal winners in Olympic Games (summer and winter) has been enhanced from existing Rs 50 lakh (gold medal), Rs 30 lakh (silver medal) and Rs 20 lakh (bronze medal) to Rs 75 lakh, Rs 50 lakh and Rs 30 lakh respectively. ...
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August 29, 2010 | Rumu Banerjee , TNNNew Delhi: Within two hours of the song's release on Saturday, the AR Rahman composition for the Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2010 had been downloaded more than 7,000 times. A hit? Definitely, as far as Suresh Kalmadi and the rest of the Organizing Committee (OC) is concerned. When Rahman released the theme song ? written, composed and sung by him, Kalmadi and the VIPs present must have heaved a sigh of relief ? finally, something was going right. The song is relatively...
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October 4, 2010 | Bobilli Vijay Kumar , TNNNEW DELHI: In the end, it turned out like a perfect Indian wedding. Shrugging off all the heartburns, last-minute snafus and accompanying chaos, everything fell into place; and it left both the baraatis and the dulhanwaalahs, with huge smiles on their faces. The next few days will tell us if the honeymoon too, if not the marriage itself, will be as successful. A festive crowd of almost 60,000 packed the stadium and lustily cheered through the ceremony....
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November 5, 2009 | PTINEW DELHI: Unidentified men broke open a car parked inside the Commonwealth Games office in New Delhi and decamped with a stereo and some documents from the vehicle, police said on Thursday. A senior police official said the incident happened on Tuesday afternoon. He said the car parked inside the Commonwealth Games office premises located near Jantar Mantar, belongs to a junior-level officer working in the security department of the office. ...
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October 1, 2010 | PTINEW DELHI: Government today dismissed as "baseless" reports of terror threat to the Commonwealth Games, saying people should go for enjoying the sporting extravaganza without fear. Reacting to a report that terror outfit 'Brigade 313' was to target the Games, Home Minister P Chidambaram said there was no basis to believe it as the report was based on an old input which was recycled. "There is no basis that Brigade 313 or (Pak-based wanted terrorist) Ilyas...
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