DEFENCE LAND

  • BJP targets Maharashtra CM over Adarsh Commission report December 20, 2013

    Mumbai: Former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan has been indicted along with other leaders in the Adarsh Commission report which was tabled in the Maharasthra Assembly on Friday. Other prominent politicians include Sushilkumar Shinde and Vilasrao Deshmukh who the reports claims facilitated the illegal allotment of flats. The muchawaited report by...
  • Army opposes encroachment on defence land December 7, 2013

    The army has raised objections to thealleged encroachment on a defence land in Jaipur and issued a notice tocivil authorities in Kota.The notice was served to Urban Improvement Trust (UIT) bythe local military authorities recently for encroachment ofdefence land. The army raised objection to construction of anoverbridge, which, it claims, is...
  • No surplus land to share: MoD tells Par panel July 22, 2012

    New Delhi: With several government agencies including the Railways seeking its land for their use, the Defence Ministry has made it clear that it has no surplus land to share with others and needs additional land to keep up with the demands of the armed forces. Making a detailed presentation before...
  • Adarsh Scam: Army rebuts Adarsh Panel's report May 11, 2012

    Mumbai: An internal report of the Defence Ministry has dismissed the findings of the judicial commission's interim report into the Adarsh Housing Society scam in Maharashtra. Mumbai's infamous tower of deceit, the Adarsh Housing Society, has now turned into a flashpoint pitting the Defence Ministry against the Maharashtra government. A...
  • Srinagar defence land scam: CBI conducts raids May 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday carried out raids in Jammu, Srinagar, Patna and Delhi regarding a defence land scam in Srinagar. A new case was registered after a preliminary enquiry against a Defence Estates Officer (DEO) of 1997 batch, and others showed that a No Objection...
  • Activists claim victory as President gives up land April 28, 2012

    Pune: President Pratibha Patil decided to give up the proposed postretirement bungalow being constructed in Pune after allegations of grabbing defence land. The activists who highlighted the violations have claimed victory but the President said she was pained at such baseless allegations. Retired defence officers in Pune congratulated each other and...
  • Pune land row: 'President was misled by her staff' April 28, 2012

    Member of 'Justice for Jawans', Colonel SK Patil said he believed President Pratibha Patil was innocent in the defence land case. ...
  • President Patil gives up Pune land April 28, 2012

    New Delhi: President Pratibha Patil on Friday decided to give up her proposed postretirement accommodation in Pune. Her decision came after allegations by RTI activists that the bungalow was being built on defence land in violation of norms. After a furore on social media platforms on the excess land allotted to...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai April 27, 2012

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  • President Pratibha Patil lands in new row April 12, 2012

    While an RTI plea showed that a defence land was allotted to President Pratibha Patil, her office denied any land grab. ...
  • Controversy over defence land allotted to Prez April 12, 2012

    New Delhi: There is a fresh controversy surrounding defence land allotted to President Pratibha Patil in Pune. An RTI application filed by former defence officers has shown that her postretirement bungalow is being built on defence land far in excess of what is sanctioned under the rules. The President's office has,...
  • Prez allotted land meant for defence personnel April 12, 2012

    New Delhi: An RTI disclosure has revealed that President Pratibha Patil has been allotted defence land, the size of which is six times more than she's eligible for, in Pune to construct a bungalow. The President has been allotted 2,61,00 sq ft of defence land in the Khadki cantonment area. Former...
  • Pune: CBI files case against 2 retd Army officials February 1, 2012

    Pune: The CBI has filed a case against two retired Army officials including a Lt Gen and a private builder for alleged cheating and criminal misconduct in settling a dispute involving defence land in Pune. The CBI case comes after a complaint by the Defence Ministry. According to the CBI,...
  • Discrepancies in Defence land record: CAG March 26, 2011

    New Delhi: In the wake of Adarsh housing society and Sukhna land scams the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has put the Defence Ministry's land record management systems under the scanner. The CAG says that there have been large scale discrepancies in land records, which could result in further encroachments and...
  • CJ: 280 defence officials duped, not given land November 12, 2010

    The Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society scam is not the only case involving defence land. One such scam has taken place on the outskirts of Delhi too where 300 acres of land meant for defence personnel has still not been handed over to them. More than 280 families have been fighting for...
  • Prime defence land grabbed in Mumbai April 7, 2010

    Mumbai: After Sukna, now comes allegations that a prime land here that belonged to the defence ministry, is being handed over to a housing society. Several Armys generals along with bureaucrats, have houses in the multistorey in South Mumbai's prime property in Colaba. The 27storey building is located near the...