Adarsh

  • Adarsh case: former CM Nilangekar files intervention plea 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar on Monday filed an intervention application before the special CBI court here which is hearing a petition seeking to make him an accused in the Adarsh housing society case. It may come up for hearing on September 17....
  • 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 quasi-judicial body, it will not defend its order holding ex-Maharashtra 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...
  • Supreme court gets three new judges July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Justice Arun Mishra, Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, and senior advocate Rohinton Nariman on Monday became judges of the Supreme Court. They were administered the oath of the office by Chief Justice R.M. Lodha. With three new judges, the existing strength of the apex court judges has gone up from...
  • EC conducts final hearing in Chavan 'paid news' case June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Election Commission today conducted the final hearing in the case of alleged "paid news" and furnishing of "incorrect" election accounts against former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan. The full bench of the EC comprising Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) V S Sampath and Election Commissioners H S Brahma and...
  • 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 worst-ever 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...
  • Adarsh-tainted 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 scam-tainted 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...
  • Tewari apologises to Gadkari for naming him in Adarsh scam April 30, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major embarrassment for the Congress, its leader Manish Tewari on Wednesday tendered an unconditional apology to BJP leader Nitin Gadkari for allegedly defaming him in the Adarsh scam case. "Manish Tewari has submitted a written apology to Gadkariji before the court. Gadkariji has accepted and requested the...
  • SI arrested for allegedly duping 60 women of Rs 1.22 crore April 30, 2014

    A sub-inspector of police posted in the state CID wing was on Tuesday arrested for allegedly duping 60 women of Rs 1.22 crore, police said. The SI, Prakash Chandani was on arrested for allegedly duping the women through his wife who sought investments during kitty parties in Jawaharnagar and Adarsh Nagar...
  • Congress has strayed from Lal Bahadur Shastri's path of probity, says grandson April 14, 2014

    IT professional-turned-AAP leader Adarsh Shastri on Monday lamented that Congress has "strayed" from the path of simplicity and probity as exemplified by his grandfather and former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri. "I joined AAP, giving up a lucrative career in an MNC, as I came across it as the only party...
  • '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...
  • Lucknow: Adarsh Shastri, Jaaferi file nomination as AAP candidates April 9, 2014

    Lucknow: AAP leader Adarsh Shastri, grandson of late prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, Wednesday filed his nomination papers for the Lucknow Lok Sabha seat as a cover candidate for Bollywood actor Jaaved Jaaferi. Shastri is the party's official candidate from Allahabad. The move was part of a "well thought out strategy"...
  • 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...
  • AAP fields former HC Judge Fahkhruddin against Sonia from Rae Bareli April 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party has fielded former MP and Chhattisgarh High Court Judge Fakhruddin against Congress President Sonia Gandhi from Rae Bareli. The decision was taken on the day Sonia filed her nomination papers. The party has also fielded Adarsh Shastri, grandson of former prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri,...
  • LS polls: Opposition will fail to score on Adarsh, says Ashok Chavan April 1, 2014

    Nanded: Hitting back at Narendra Modi, former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan said that his party wanted him to contest the Lok Sabha polls from Nanded due to the anti-incumbency factor and that his family including sitting MP and brother-in-law Bhaskarrao Patil was firmly behind him. "They (my family) are with...
  • Ashok Chavan not held guilty, free to contest LS polls: Digvijaya March 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress party has defended its decision to give a Lok Sabha ticket to former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan, who is an accused in the Adarsh Housing Society Scam. Speakign to CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh said he's not been held...
  • 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"...
  • CBI files chargesheet against 22 members of scam-hit Adarsh Society March 27, 2014

    The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday filed a supplementary chargesheet in the Adarsh Housing scam. The chargesheet has been filed against 22 members of the society, and 24 finances and co-conspirators involved. The Bombay court had directed the CBI to look into benami transactions involved in the allotment of the...
  • 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...
  • No legal bar on Ashok Chavan to contest Lok Sabha elections: Sonia March 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday defended the party's decision to give election ticket to Adarsh housing scam accused Ashok Chavan who will be contesting from Nanded. "The decision to give Ashok Chavan the ticket has been taken by the CEC. As far as we know, he has not...
  • 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...
  • LS polls: Congress fields Adarsh scam accused Ashok Chavan from Nanded March 25, 2014

    The Congress party fielded former Maharashtra chief minister and accused in the Adarsh Housing scam case Ashok Chavan from Nanded. After getting the ticket Chavan said, "There is no case against me. It was just the media that was saying this. The people are with me." ...
  • I plan to finish 'Aashiqui 3' in 20 days, says director Chandrakala March 19, 2014

    Chennai: Director Chandrakala, who plans to complete her upcoming Kannada directorial "Aashiqui 3" in a flat 20 days, will edit the film online and use live sound effects to save time. "I plan to finish the film in 20 days. Usually post-production, especially editing takes a lot of time. To save...
  • 'Queen' earns Rs 10 crore in the opening weekend; 'Gulaab Gang' earns Rs 8 crore March 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Two women oriented films, 'Queen' and 'Gulaab Gang' had a slow start on its opening weekend. While 'Queen' earned Rs 10 Crore in the first three days of its release, Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla starrer 'Gulaab Gang' earned Rs 8.84 crores. Word of mouth publicity coupled with...