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CWG broadcast deal: Lalli seeks legal opinion
In this regard, Prasar Bharti CEO BS Lalli has written to the Director-General, Doordarshan (DD), asking her to decide the next course ofaction in case it ...

ED has not asked for CWG Broadcast contract details: Prasar Bharati - Describing as 'factually incorrect' a report that the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had asked for CWG Broadcast contract details from Prasar Bharati, the National broadcaster today clarified that ''at no point of time has the ED asked Prasar Bharati for CWG Broadcast contract details''.

 Enforcement Directorate asks for CWG broadcast contract details

The Enforcement Directorate has asked Prasar Bharati to provide
details of the controversial broadcast deal with UK-based SIS Live
. ...

PM to decide fate of Lalli

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is expected to take a final call on the fate
of controversial Prasar Bharati CEO B.S. Lalli. The Union ministry of
information .

CWG Broadcast Scam: Dubious deals exposed

The documents prove that Prasar Bharati officials changed the contract
clauses to allow SIS Live to subcontract the work to a Delhi-based company,


CWG telecast row: PB board blames CEO

Prasar Bharati board chairperson Mrinal Pande has accused CEO BS
Lalli—who is in the midst of a row over the SIS Live deal—of keeping
the board ..

CAG handed over files of Prasar Bharati-SIS LIVE deal

 The Comptroller and Auditor General has been handed over all the
files relating to the deal between Prasar Bharati and SIS Live who had been


Broadcast ministry wants probe

After road and sports infrastructure projects, the Comptroller and Auditor
General (CAG) will now investigate a deal between Prasar Bharati and UK
based ...


Contract changed without I&B Ministry''s knowledge: sources

The controversy over broadcast contract for Commonwealth Games refused to die down with government ...


CWG broadcast scandal: CBI visits Prasar Bharti

 Trouble continues for Prasar Bharti chief BS Lalli. The Information and Boradcasting Ministry and the board chief Mrinal Pande have distanced themselves from the SIS Live Communications deal saying no documents were provided to them


CWG: Were rules bent for ...

The Prasar Bharati CEO, BS Lalli, told source in an interview last week
that the Information and Broadcasting Ministry had signed off on the deal
with SIS. However, the ministry says that it cleared only a draft contract,


'I don't know anything about sub-contracting'

More than 70 per cent of the production work related to Commonwealth Games 2010 was outsourced in violation of the contract, a claim which national ...


Payment approved by I&B Ministry

In a significant development, Prasar Bharti CEO B.S. Lalli has broken his
silence over the CWG broadcasting rights and said that the selection of
UK-based SIS Live was approved by the I&B Minsitry. The latest development
put Information

CWG mess: Tainted Lalli deflects blame

National Broadcaster Prasar Bharti Chief BS Lalli, who is facing
allegations of favouring a dubious 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games broadcast
deal ..

     CWG broadcast rights: Prasar Bharati chief contradicts CEO

There seems to be an open war within Prasar Bharati over the
Commonwealth Games broadcasting rights. Prasar Bharati Chairperson Mrinal
Pande says .

       CWG: Broadcast rights deal is hot issue

All dealings with SIS were handled by Prasar Bharati, which reports to the
Information and Broadcasting Ministry, and governs Doordarshan and All
India ...


      CWG Scam: Tweaked tender gave SIS edge over DD

The SIS Live-Prasar Bharati deal is becoming murkier with fresh
... demands that a Joint Parliamentary Committee should go into the whole
. ...

        Prasar Bharati chief overruled objection

Prasar Bharati bosses released payments to British firm SIS
despite doubts being raised about SIS's legal status. Following the
objections raised ...


Prasar Bharti defends deal on telecast of Commonwealth Games

Prasar Bharati Chief Executive Officer BS Lalli with Director General,
Doordarshan, Aruna Sharma at a press conference in New Delhi on Monday.

SIS Live given 60 percent payment: Prasar Bharti CEO

On the issue of service tax, Lalli asserted that it was the job of the
service tax department to intervene in the matter, not that of the Prasar
Bharati. ...

Limited options for govt over Prasar Bharati CEO |

The procedure for removal of the CEO under the Prasar Bharati Act says that
“the CEO can only be removed by the ... Kalmadi meets Reddy ahead of GoM
meeting ..

Will Prasar Bharati CEO Lalli come clean?

Tainted Prasar Bharati CEO BS Lalli, who is facing allegations of favouring
a dubious Commonwealth Games broadcast deal with SIS Live, is likely to
come out ...

Doordarshan response to media reports on impropriety in CWG ...

Four invoices have been cleared by Prasar Bharati so far. M/s SIS Live in
the first two invoices have mentioned Service Tax Registration 'Number
Applied for'. Third invoice mentioned Service Tax Registration No. ...

DD, SIS Live dismiss bungling charges

Having faced brickbats from all quarters, public broadcaster
Doordarshan and SIS Live, the UK-based company which had the sole
broadcasting ...

The IT department subsequently asked Prasar Bharti, which had made
Doordarshan enter into a contract with the company for broadcast rights of
the Games, to cut taxes from the company's receipts under the Tax Deducted
at Source (TDS) ...

IT volte-face in realising Rs 29cr from Games broadcast firm.
It rewrote its order attach accounts directly and instead asked Prasar
Bharati (PB) to recover the amount. The IT department's order overturning
its ...

CWG: Broadcast firm refutes tax evasion charges

SIS LIVE, the British company which had a Rs.245 crore contract with Prasar
Bharati to produce the Commonwealth Games broadcast, has denied all
allegations ...

Rs 246cr CWG broadcast deal is transparent: Doordarshan DG

NEW DELHI: Rejecting allegations of corruption, public broadcaster
Doordarshan on Saturday claimed that the Rs 246 crore contract with a
British firm to ...

      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 ... US hi-tech sanctions against India to go.
Hindustan Times

  CWG broadcasting rights scam: Prasar Bharti overlooked objections?

Sources also say Prasar Bharati was asked through a letter to freeze
payments to SIS Live. Income Tax department felt that SIS Live was set up
only to get

       Prasar Bharati Board discusses CVC report against CEO

The Prasar Bharati Board briefly discussed the Central Vigilance
Commission's report against its chief executive officer BS Lalli at its
meeting on Thursday .


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