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India fears Commonwealth Games embarrassment

By James Lamont in New Delhi

Published: August 16 2010 10:38 | Last updated: August 16 2010 10:38

With less than 50 days to go before the opening ceremony for the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, concerns about India’s lack of preparedness (external - login to view) have reached a fever pitch. Fear of national embarrassment over India’s notorious inability to deliver infrastructure has triggered a search for those responsible.

After an emergency meeting at the weekend, Manmohan Singh, prime minister, ordered investigations into complaints of corruption and mismanagement. He named a panel, to be headed by S. Jaipal Reddy, minister of urban development, to supervise the completion of construction of venues still lacking toilets, safe access and catering facilities.

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