Adarsh Scam

  • Adarsh case: HC to decide next week on CBI's plea for dropping Ashok Chavan's name Yesterday

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday posted for final hearing on September 29 an appeal filed by the CBI challenging a trial court's order rejecting its plea to drop the name of former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan from the list of accused in Adarsh scam case. Justice ML Tahilyani...
  • EC not to defend its notice against former Maharashtra Chief Minister Chavan July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday told the Delhi High Court that being a quasijudicial body, it will not defend its order holding exMaharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan guilty of failing to give his correct expenses in the 2009 assembly polls. Chavan, an MP from Nanded parliamentary seat, has been...
  • Bombay HC judge recuses herself from hearing CBI plea on Ashok Chavan June 10, 2014

    Mumbai: A Bombay High Court judge on Tuesday recused herself from hearing a revision petition filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against an order of a lower court which had declined to end criminal prosecution of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan in the Adarsh Housing Society scam...
  • Prithviraj Chavan taking steps to expand Maharashtra ministry May 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Smarting from the worstever debacle in the Lok Sabha elections, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will expand his ministry on Thrusday, in probably the last such exercise before the state Assembly elections due later this year. Facing demands for his ouster following the drubbing, Chavan had met Congress president Sonia...
  • Adarshtainted top bureaucrats Jairaj, Pradeep reinstated May 20, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has reinstated senior bureaucrats Jairaj Phatak and Pradeep Vyas, who were suspended two years ago for their alleged role in the Adarsh housing scam. Chief Secretary JS Saharia said that the two officials were reinstated on Monday. Postings will be given to both the bureaucrats later....
  • Bombay HC rejects Adarsh Society's plea opposing title suit by MoD May 2, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Friday rejected an application made by scamtainted Adarsh Housing Society opposing the title suit filed by Ministry of Defence claiming ownership on the land in South Mumbai. The Ministry in December 2012 had filed a title suit in the High Court stating that the...
  • 'Adarsh' fight: Ashok Chavan pitted against BJP's DB Patil in Nanded April 11, 2014

    Mumbai: It is an 'Adarsh' fight in Nanded Lok Sabha constituency in Marathwada region where Adarsh scam-tainted former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan is pitted against BJP MP D B Patil. Though there are 23 candidates in the fray for the April 17 poll, the real fight will be between Chavan...
  • Bombay HC notice to Ashok Chavan, postpones Adarsh hearing to June 10 April 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court while hearing the revision petition filed by the CBI seeking to delete Ashok Chavan's name from the Adarsh FIR on Wednesday asked the agency whether sanction was indeed to prosecute Chavan. The CBI lawyer told the court the agency cannot proceed to prosecute him under...
  • Defamation case: Manish Tewari asked to pay Rs 10,000 to Nitin Gadkari April 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister Manish Tewari has been summoned by a Mumbai Magistrate court in connection with a defamation suit filed by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari. The court has directed Tewari to pay a bond of Rs 10,000. The suit was filed by Gadkari in December 2010 after Tewari accused him of...
  • Devyani Khobragade likely to face probe in Adarsh scam April 6, 2014

    Mumbai: In more trouble for Devyani Khobragade, the Indian Foreign Service officer is likely to face a probe in connection with the Adarsh scam. Devyani owns a flat in the controversial Adarsh society in Mumbai's Colaba area. According to sources, the CBI has evidence that she purchased the flat after...
  • Sharad Pawar defends Ashok Chavan, says Adarsh not a scam March 28, 2014

    New Delhi: NCP chief Sharad Pawar might land himself into more trouble with his remark on the Adarsh Housing Society scam. Speaking to CNN-IBN, the 73-year-old sought to give a clean chit to Ashok Chavan, Congress leader and former Maharashtra chief minister, saying that "allotting a flat to a close relative"...
  • Ashok Chavan's nomination from Nanded is the return of a Marathwada leader March 27, 2014

    Mumbai: As Adarsh Housing Society scam accused Ashok Chavan's candidature drew fire, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday came out in his support saying no law bars former Maharashtra chief minister from contesting polls. Chavan has filed his nomination from Nanded. Meanwhile, the Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a review...
  • Adarsh scam: CBI files revision petition to drop charges against Ashok Chavan March 26, 2014

    Mumbai: The Central Bureau of Investigation filed a revision petition in the Bombay High Court to get charges dropped against former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan in the Adarsh Housing Society scam. The special CBI court, in January this year, had turned the CBI's plea to drop Chavan's name from the...
  • Adarsh scam accused Ashok Chavan files nomination from Nanded March 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Adarsh scam accused and former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan filed his nomination from Nanded on Wednesday. The Congress had given him a ticket on Tuesday. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Chavan defended himself and said that nothing had been proven against him and that there was no legal bar against him...
  • Congress to focus on anti-graft steps in manifesto but fields Adarsh accused Ashok Chavan March 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress has courted controversy yet again as it gave a Lok Sabha ticket to former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, who was named as an accused in the Adarsh Society scam. Chavan has been given a ticket from Nanded. The move comes even as the party is...
  • Rahul refuses to say why he shared stage with Ashok Chavan March 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi who has been positioning himself as an anti-graft crusader was himself caught on sticky wicket when he shared stage with Ashok Chavan, indicted by the commission probing the Adarsh housing scam, at a rally in Mumbai. On Thursday, at an editors' meeting in the city,...
  • LS polls: Congress may field 'tainted' leaders, relatives in Maharashtra February 22, 2014

    Mumbai: At a time when Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is staking his campaign on the issue of corruption and said that he will push the government to take the ordinance route to push through six anticorruption bills he has been championing, his party is preparing to rehabilitate at least...
  • Maharashtra: CBI gives clean chit to exCM Shivrajirao in Adarsh scam February 20, 2014

    Mumbai: In a relief to former Maharashtra chief minister and revenue minister Shivajirao Nilangekar, the Central Bureau of Investigation has given him a clean chit in the Adarsh society housing scam. The CBI was filing its reply to the application in the Bombay High Court seeking to make Nilangekar an...
  • Adarsh Scam: Setback for Ashok Chavan, court rejects CBI's plea to drop name as accused January 19, 2014

    In a setback to Maharashtra's former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, a special court in Mumbai on Saturday rejected the CBI's plea to drop his name from the list of accused in the Adarsh Housing Society scam case. "The CBI's plea stands rejected," judge SG Dighe said, dismissing the plea and added...
  • Adarsh scam: BJP welcomes court's decision to indict Ashok Chavan January 18, 2014

    The Maharashtra unit of BJP welcomed the decision taken by the court in Adarsh housing society scam. State BJP President Devendra Fadnavis sais, "We welcome the move by CBI court. Ashok Chavan has been indicted and he cannot be let off. Governor should be recalled." The CBI plea to drop...
  • Adarsh scam: CBI plea to drop Ashok Chavan's name as accused rejected January 18, 2014

    Mumbai: The Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) application to drop former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan's name from the list of the accused in the Adarsh scam has been rejected. This comes after CBI had filed an application on Wednesday in a special court seeking to drop Chavan's name from the...
  • Adarsh scam: CBI seeks to drop Ashok Chavan's name as accused January 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday filed an application in a special court seeking to drop former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan's name from the list of accused in Adarsh housing society scam. The move came after Maharashtra Governor K Sankarnarayanan refused to sanction prosecution of Chavan. Sources...
  • AAP will not affect Congress's prospects in LS polls: Thakre January 14, 2014

    MPCC president Manikrao Thakre has said the fledgling Aam Aadmi Party will not affect Congress' prospects in Maharashtra and exuded confidence that his party would get more seats in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections than in 2009. "The Aam Aadmi Party will not affect the election result of Congress in Maharashtra...
  • Shiv Sena slams Devyani's father for criticising Marathi media January 13, 2014

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena has criticised the father of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, Uttam Khobragade, in its mouthpiece Saamna, for criticising the Marathi media. The Saamna editorial has slammed Khobragade for his outburst against the Marathi media branding it casteist. It has also questioned how the Khobragades managed to get a...
  • Adarsh scam: Land belongs to Maharashtra government, says Shinde January 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Rubbishing allegations of corruption in the allotment of flats in the Adarsh housing society, Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Monday said the charge was baseless. "There was no wrongdoing in Adarsh (flat allotment). The land belongs to the state government and there was no reservation for Kargil (jawans),"...
  • Cong refuses to probe former CMs indicted in Adarsh Commission report January 6, 2014

    The Maharashtra government reviewed its stand on the Adarsh commission report on Thursday after criticism by Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi. But the exercise has turned out to be an eyewash as there will be no investigation against the former chief ministers indicted by the commission. ...
  • Is Maharashtra govt's action on Adarsh report a total eyewash? January 3, 2014

    Although the Maharashtra Cabinet has reviewed its stand on the Adarsh Commission report, the Congress government has refused to probe the former chief ministers indicted by the panel. The politicians mentioned in the report include Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde ...
  • Maharashtra Cabinet meeting on Adarsh Commission report on Jan 2 January 6, 2014

    Mumbai: After Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi publicly disapproved of the Maharashtra Cabinet's decision to reject a judicial commission report on the Adarsh scam, the state government has decided to take up the matter for discussion in the Cabinet meeting on January 2. "Discussion on the Adarsh Commission report will take...
  • Adarsh scam: Congress may review its decision to reject report January 6, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government may review its decision to reject the report on the Adarsh scam after pressure from the high command. The review of report by the Congress can also be seen as an attempt to salvage a losing perception battle on corruption. The review is likely to come...
  • Jaitley hits out at Rahul, asks if his anger aimed at image correction January 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley on Saturday hit out at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for pitching for anticorrupt government. Jaitley has through his blog said, "Is this contrived anger and manufactured dissent aimed at image correction? Congresss and its governments have a scandalous record on...