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Dikshit briefs Sonia Gandhi about Games preparations

NEW DELHI: Under attack for delay in several key Commonwealth Games projects, Delhi Chief Minister Ms Sheila Dikshit Saturday briefed Congress president Ms Sonia Gandhi about the city’s overall preparation for the event.

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PIL filed in SC seeking removal of Kalmadi

NEW DELHI: A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking removal of Suresh Kalmadi from the post of Chairman of the Organising Committee of Commonwealth Games which are plagued by allegations of rampant  corruption.

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Fake visa gang busted; 2 held

NEW DELHI: A fake visa gang was busted with the arrest of two people from Central district area for their alleged involvement in human trafficking by procurement of fake visa.

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Kalmadi put under govt supervision

NEW DELHI: The government seems to be under pressure to take action against the alleged financial irregularities in the Commonwealth Games, with reports claiming that cabinet secretary, Mr K M Chandrashekar will now oversee the preparations for the Delhi Games, to be held from October 3-14.

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Night halts of trains inconvenience people

RANCHI: The halting of trains at night for the past two-and-half months in areas bordering Jharkhand, West Bengal and Orissa fearing Maoist attacks has been causing immense inconvenience to people in the region.

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High alert in North-East

GUWAHATI/AGARTALA: A high security alert was sounded on Friday across the North-East ahead of the Independence Day, and authorities cancelled all night trains through Assam in view of militants’ threats to blow up vital installations and railway tracks.

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Give free foodgrains to poor: SC to govt

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Centre to consider free distribution of foodgrains to the hungry poor of the country instead of allowing it to rot in the Food Corporation of India (FCI) godowns.

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