Tainted Indian sports administrator Suresh Kalmadi has been made Life President of the Asian Athletics Association for his "work in the development of athletics in the continent" during his 13-year tenure as the head of organisation from 2000.
Former Comptroller Auditor General Vinod Rai has attacked former prime minister Manmohan Singh over the 2G spectrum allocation, saying integrity is not just financial but intellectual and professional too and claimed that Congress leaders had sought to apply pressure on him to keep the PM's name out from the audit report brought out by his office.
A lively performance depicting 'Ganesh Vandana' by noted actress Hema Malini and her daughter Esha marked the inauguration of Pune Festival, an annual cultural extravaganza as part of the ongoing Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations.
Suresh Kalmadi, the sulking city Congress MP refused renomination by the party for the taint stuck to him in the CWG scam, on Thursday described former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan as a "lucky man" to have been made a candidate despite figuring in the row over the Adarsh Housing society scam.
After placating sitting MP Suresh Kalmadi who was sulking over denial of ticket, the Congress managers are confronted with a tough task of retaining the Pune Lok Sabha seat by overcoming the main challenge from a resurgent BJP in a quadrangular contest which is on cards.
Ending speculations about his possible candidature as an independent after being denied Congress ticket for Pune Lok Sabha seat, sitting MP Suresh Kalmadi, under cloud for his alleged involvement in the CWG scam, on Tuesday announced his "unconditional support" to official party candidate Vishwajeet Kadam.
After being denied ticket by the party to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, scam-tainted Congress leader Suresh Kalmadi is now mulling to fight as an Independent candidate this time, reports said on Friday.
The Congress move to nominate Vishwajeet Kadam as its Lok Sabha candidate from Pune is being seen as a desperate attempt to bury a tainted past, represented by suspended sitting MP Suresh Kalmadi, an accused in the CWG scam.
The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) recommended action against former chairman of Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Suresh Kalmadi for suppression of facts in an alleged corruption case and directed CBI probe in LTC scams among others during 2013.
The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has recommended action against former Chairman of Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Suresh Kalmadi for "suppression of facts" in a case of alleged corruption and nepotism probed by it.
Nearly three years after the conclusion of Commonwealth Games here, the scam-hit Organising Committee is contesting two dozen legal cases involving a revenue of about Rs 350 crore against private companies which executed projects related to the mega-sporting event.
Lok Sabha MP Suresh Kalmadi expressed confidence that he would make a comeback with the 25th Pune Festival celebrations. He said that Union Minister Kapil Sibal would inaugurate the festival on September 13.
Under fire from Congress, Narendra Modi today mounted a counter offensive, targeting it over corruption and the ordinance on food security, saying the scam-tainted CWG games "destroyed national honour in the eyes of the world".