Housing Scam

  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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." ...
  • Opposition slams government for inaction on Adarsh Commission report March 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Opposition BJP legislators slammed the state government over its "inaction" on the Adarsh Commission report, saying the government was trying to save a former chief minister involved in the housing scam. BJP MLC Ashish Shelar, who demanded a debate under Rule 289 in the Council, said the government was biased...
  • 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...
  • BJP slams Chavan government for ignoring Adarsh committee report January 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday lambasted the Maharashtra government and Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan for ruling out action against politicians involved in Adrash Housing Society scam. BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad slammed the Chavan government saying, "Despite Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's clear stand the report was...
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  • News 360: AAP will deliver 670 litres water free from Jan 1, 2014 December 30, 2013

    Keeping up its pre-poll promise, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government on Monday announced that 20,000 litres of free water will be supplied per month to all the domestic consumers with functional meter from January 1, 2014. Delhi Jal Board CEO Vijay Kumar said that 20,000 litre of water will...
  • NCP pressures Chavan regime, says it's open to review Adarsh report January 6, 2014

    Mumbai: The Congress is under more pressure by its coalition partner in Maharashtra, the NCP, which has said that it is open to reviewing the decision to reject the Adarsh Housing Society Commission Report. NCP spokesperson Nawab Mallik said that action could be initiated against those indicted in the report. Four...
  • Deora disagrees with Maharashtra government stand on Adarsh report December 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress leader and South Mumbai MP Milind Deora has questioned the Maharashtra government's rejection of the judicial commission of inquiry report on Adarsh Housing scam which indicted several politicians including three former Chief Ministers for "blatant violations". "If the Adarsh Committee report raises questions, we should investigate, answer...
  • BJP slams Maharashtra governor over decision on Adarsh report December 23, 2013

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party has demanded Maharashtra Governor be recalled for his decision not to prosecute former chief minister Ashok Chavan in the Adarsh housing society scam. Governor K Sankaranarayanan had exercised his report not to prosecute Chavan even after Adarsh commission report indicted the former chief minister along...
  • Adarsh Commission report tabled in Maharashtra Assembly December 20, 2013

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government finally tabled the much-awaited report by the two-member Commission probing the alleged Adarsh Housing Society scam in the state Assembly on Friday. The report was tabled by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan along with an action taken report (ATR). The Adarsh report has named high profile bureaucrats including former...
  • Army housing project: Antony orders probe into 'irregularities' June 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Defence Minister AK Antony has ordered a probe into allegations of irregularities in an Army housing project in Kochi. Antony has asked senior officials in the Ministry to probe the allegations of irregularities in the Army Welfare Housing Project in Kochi, defence sources said here. The allegations had surfaced...
  • Probe into Adarsh Housing scam slow: BJP July 11, 2012

    New Delhi: BJP Secretary Kirit Somaiya on Tuesday met Minister of State in PMO V Narayansamy to complain that the CBI probe into the Adarsh Housing scam is slow, contradictory and hit by hurdles and presented his set of demands in the case. "Investigation and action in the Adarsh scam is...
  • Adarsh scam: CBI shifts focus on benami property July 5, 2012

    Mumbai: After chargesheeting 13 accused in Adarsh Housing Society scam, CBI is now shifting its focus on 'benami' owners of flats and the agency claimed the name of a senior politician had surfaced. Sources said an extensive probe has been conducted into the case and certain details have been shared with...
  • CBI shifts officer probing Adarsh scam July 5, 2012

    Mumbai: CBI Joint Director Rishi Raj, who was handling Adarsh Housing scam, was on Thursday transferred from Anti-Corruption Branch to its Economic Offences Wing. A 1985-batch IPS officer from Kerala cadre was transferred a day after the CBI filed chargesheet in the Adarsh Housing scam in which former Maharashtra Chief Minister...
  • Is only Ashok Chavan accountable for the Adarsh scam? July 4, 2012

    The CBI chargesheets former Maharashtra CM Ashok Chavan and 12 others in the Adarsh Housing scam. ...
  • Adarsh scam: Chavan to appear before judicial panel June 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Ashok Chavan is all set to appear before the judicial panel probing the Adarsh Scam on Saturday, becoming the third former Maharashtra Chief Minister to do so. Chavan had on May 23 sought exemption to appear as a witness before the two-member commission probing the Adarsh housing scam. He...
  • Adarsh members seek closure of CBI inquiry June 9, 2012

    Mumbai: Adarsh members have approached the Defence Ministry and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) seeking quashing of the FIR filed in the alleged multi-crore rupees scam in the housing society in the wake of a judicial probe of the Maharashtra government which had stated that the land belonged to...
  • Adarsh scam: Vilasrao, Shinde summoned May 23, 2012

    Mumbai: After Ashok Chavan, former Maharashtra chief ministers Vilasrao Deshmukh and Sushil Kumar Shinde have been summoned in the Adarsh scam case. The Adarsh Judicial Commission has directed Deshmukh to appear before it on June 21 and 22. Sushil Kumar Shinde has been told to appear on June 25 and 26. Chavan...
  • Adarsh scam: Chavan seeks exemption as witness May 23, 2012

    Mumbai: Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan on Tuesday sought exemption to appear as a witness before the two-member commission probing the Adarsh housing scam. Chavan, who had to step down as the Chief Minister in November 2010 following the scam, was summoned by the Commission to appear as a...
  • Housing scam: Maharashtra Transport Minister arrested May 21, 2012

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Minister of State for Transport and senior NCP leader Gulabrao Deokar was on Sunday arrested for alleged involvement in a 1997 housing scam related to construction of 11,000 low-cost houses in Jalgaon, north Maharashtra. Deokar, who was a member of Jalgaon Municipal Council between 1995 and 2000, was summoned...
  • Kashmir housing scam: BJP activists demand action May 12, 2012

    Jammu: Hundreds of Bharatiya Janata Party activists held a protest demonstration in Jammu on Saturday, demanding stern action against those found involved in the alleged multi-crore-rupee scam in the Jammu and Kashmir Cooperative Housing Corporation. Holding party flags and placards with anti-government slogans, the protesters led by Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha...
  • Former Maharashtra minister arrested in housing scam March 11, 2012

    Jalgaon (Maha): Local Shiv Sena MLA and former Maharashtra minister Suresh Jain has been arrested in connection with 2006 Gharkul Housing Scheme scam. Jain, who was a Minister for Housing during the Shiv Sena-BJP rule in the 1990s, has been arrested for allegedly favouring a builder and indulging in irregularities to...
  • Adarsh scam: CBI arrests 2 lawyers on corruption charges March 6, 2012

    Mumbai: The CBI on Tuesday claimed to have unearthed a conspiracy of dilution of charges against the accused in the muti-crore Adarsh housing scam and arrested its own counsel and a former Congress MLC, who is already an accused in the housing case. The CBI stumbled upon the case with the...
  • Adarsh scam: Maha govt seeks interim report February 22, 2012

    Mumbai: A year after an inquiry commission was set up to probe the scam-tainted Adarsh Housing Society, the Maharashtra Government has sought an interim report from the panel. The state government has filed an application before the two-member inquiry commission, seeking an interim report on two of the 13 issues being...