LAND ALLOTMENT

  • HC cancels allotment of 350 acre land to DLF by Haryana government September 3, 2014

    Chandigarh: In a major blow to the Haryana government, the Punjab and Haryana High Court cancelled a land allotment made by it to real estate major DLF. The Bhupinder Singh Hooda government had allotted 350 acres of land to the company. According to sources, DLF was the sole bidder of the...
  • CBI gives clean chit to Digvijaya in 2008 land allotment case March 19, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major relief for Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh, the CBI on Wednesday gave him a clean chit in the 2008 Indore land allotment case. The CBI said that there was no evidence against Digvijaya. He was accused of flouting the laws to allot land to Treasure Island...
  • Rajeev Shukla offers to return land allotted in Mumbai December 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Union MoS Parliamentary Affairs and Planning Rajeev Shukla has written to Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan offering to return two plots in Andheri allotted to his firm after a controversy broke out over their allotment to a society cofounded by him to start a school. Shukla claims he sent...
  • Made a mistake by allotting land to Asaram, says Digvijaya September 15, 2013

    Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh said he had made a mistake by allotting land to self styled godman Asaram, who is facing charges of sexual assault. The deal was struck during Digvijaya Singh's tenure as Madhya Pradesh chief minister. He has now demanded that the BJP government should cancel...
  • Digvijaya regrets allotting land to Asaram during his tenure September 15, 2013

    Shajapur: Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh has said he committed a "mistake" by allotting land to self proclaimed godman Asaram, who is facing rape charges, during his tenure as the chief minister and demanded that the BJP government cancel the lease. "Allotment of land to Asaram was a mistake and I...
  • Gujarat HC issues notices to government on land allotment April 27, 2013

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Friday sought replies from the state government, Centre, Gujarat International Finance Tec (GIFT) City Company and private companies on five PILs challenging various land allotments. The division bench of Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya and Justice JB Pardiwala has fixed the next hearing in June...
  • Congress demands probe into Bhubaneswar land allotment April 9, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: With the CAG slamming the Odisha government over allotment of valuable land in Bhubaneswar city, the Congress today held Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik responsible for flouting of law in the process and demanded an independent probe into the matter by an independent agency like CBI. "The CAG report shows...
  • Quash land allotment to Subhash Ghai in Haryana: HC September 11, 2012

    Chandigarh: In a major setback to Bollywood producer and director Subhash Ghai, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday ordered quashing of allotment of 20 acres of village common land in Haryana to him for for his production company Mukta Arts. The court has further ordered that the land be...
  • Maha govt misled in allotting plot for Adarsh: CBI July 23, 2012

    Mumbai: Secretary of Adarsh Society RC Thakur among other accused had allegedly misled the Maharashtra government in 2002 in allotting a plot for the construction of the highrise, claiming that the local defence authorities had given the goahead. This has been revealed by the CBI in its over 10,000page chargesheet...
  • Adarsh scam: Ashok Chavan's deposition to continue July 2, 2012

    Mumbai: Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan's deposition before the judicial commission probing the Adarsh scam will continue on Monday. On Saturday, he blamed his predecessor Vilasrao Deshmukh for the controversial land allotment. Chavan said the allotment of land in Mumbai city is governed by the Government Resolution of 1999...
  • FIR registered against BSY, Karnataka Minister June 15, 2012

    Bangalore: Lokayukta police on Thursday filed an FIR against former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, Industries Minister Murugesh Nirani and others in connection with a private complaint charging them of illegally cancelling an allotment of land with fabricated documents. Nirnani is the first accused and Yeddyurappa the second...
  • Haryana: Land allotment to Subhash Ghai stayed May 29, 2012

    New Delhi: In a setback to Bollywood filmmaker Subhash Ghai, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has stayed the allotment of 20 acres of panchayat land in Jhajjar district to Ghai's firm Mukta Arts and film school Whistling woods. Ghai was planning to set up a film institute on the...
  • Will react after CAG report is tabled: Deshmukh April 6, 2012

    Mumbai: Union Science and Technology Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh on Thursday declined to comment on the latest CAG report which is said to have indicted him over a land allotment in Mumbai. "I would not like to comment on a leaked report. Let the government table it...
  • Land row: Subhash Ghai to appeal in SC February 9, 2012

    Owner of Whistling Woods and filmmaker Subhash Ghai speaks on HC order to surrender land allotted to him. ...
  • FIR against VS politically motivated: Karat January 13, 2012

    New Delhi: CPI(M) leader Prakash Karat came out strongly against the proposed FIR against former Kerala chief minister VS Achuthanandan saying that the case was politically motivated. "This is a politically motivated case. Achuthanandan has been in the forefront of the campaign against the corruption in the previous UDF regime, which...
  • Orissa land allotment: Patnaik promises probe November 3, 2011

    Bhubaneswar: Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday promised a probe after a CobrapostIBN investigation showed how bureaucrats and judges were allotted flats under his ministers' discretionary quota. This came hours after former Orissa urban development minister K V Singhdeo said that he was ready to face probe in the land...
  • Time to stop discretionary land allotments by govts? November 2, 2011

    Former and sitting judges of Orissa, police officers and bureaucrats have received flats under ministers' quota. ...
  • 30 Minutes: Realty bites August 7, 2011

    On this episode we look at how Noida land scam unfolded and affected the buyers. ...
  • No need of CBI probe in land allotment: Nitish August 1, 2011

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday ruled out a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe in the allotment of land to family members of ruling alliance leaders, as demanded by the opposition. "After chief secretary's report, there is no necessity for a CBI probe," he said. In his probe report...
  • BJP demands SIT probe into UP land deals July 9, 2011

    Lucknow: Alleging a Rs 40,000crore scam in land allotment in Noida, the BJP on Saturday demanded that the Supreme Court appoint a special team to probe "deals" between Uttar Pradesh government and private builders. "Land worth Rs 60,000 crore was allotted at throwaway prices to handpicked builders for Rs 19,490...
  • SC quashes land allotment to Sourav by WB govt May 26, 2011

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday quashed the allotment of land to cricketer Sourav Ganguly by West Bengal government in Kolkata saying it was "unreasonable and arbitrary" and asked him to surrender the plot in two weeks. The bench, also comprising Justice G S Singhvi,...
  • SC quashes land allotted to trust by Uma govt April 6, 2011

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has quashed the land allotment by the 2004 Uma Bharti government in Madhya Pradesh to a trust run by late Bharatiya Janata Party leader Kushabhau Thakre. The court has also directed the commissioner of town planning to take possession of the 20 acres land and...
  • Land allotment to sons a mistake: Yeddyurappa January 28, 2011

    New Delhi: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Friday admitted that he had committed a "mistake" by alloting land to his sons but appeared defiant about the act being "immoral or illegal". "If land is there you can offer it to anybody. My...
  • RodriguesBansal spat aggravates over projects October 23, 2009

    Chandigarh: Chandigarh Administrator S F Rodrigues on Friday came under a scathing attack from Union Minister P K Bansal who alleged that he was "resorting to mudslinging" as at the end of his term he stood "discredited" on certain policies like land allotment for mega projects. Bansal demanded a "detailed...
  • FIR against Gehlot in land allotment case May 9, 2009

    Jaipur: An FIR has been lodged against Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and four others at the Gandhi Nagar police station in Jaipur in a case relating to allotment of land to Jadu Kamal Babu Laxman Singh Gehlot Magic Trust and Academy. Jadu Kamal Babu Laxman Singh Gehlot Magic Trust and...
  • Now, Naveen Chawla embroiled in land allotment scam February 10, 2009

    New Delhi: More trouble is brewing for Election Commissioner Naveen Chawla. A Jaipur trial court has directed the police to probe charges against Chawla of misusing authority to get land alloted to himself in Jaipur. BJP's Yogendra Singh Tanwar had filed a complaint against him two years ago. Tanwar alleged that...
  • Court orders probe against Navin Chawla in land scam February 10, 2009

    New Delhi: Election Commissioner Navin Chawla, in the eye of storm following recommendations made by Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswamy to President Pratibha Devisingh Patil that he be sacked, is in for more trouble. A Jaipur trial court has directed the police to investigate charges against Chawla of misusing authority to...
  • DDA scam: Cops arrest employee for fudging applications January 15, 2009

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police has arrested ML Gautam, a retired DDA employee for allegedly fudging 1200 Scheduled Caste applications out of which 40 were successful allottees. Gautam is believed to have financed Deepak Kumar and Raju Ram, a property dealer, who was the fourth person to be arrested in...
  • FIR filed against Raje in land allotment case January 12, 2009

    Jaipur: Complying with a court directive, police on Monday registered a case against former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhra Raje in a case of land allotment to a trust headed by her, accusing her of cheating, criminal conspiracy and breach of trust. Besides Raje, police registred FIR...
  • Amarnath row: Protestors teargassed in Jammu August 26, 2008

    Jammu: Fresh protests have broken out at Purani mandi area of Jammu over the Amarnath row. Police fired teargas shells to disperse the agitators even as reports of more protests at Nai Basti area came in. Only a day before, thirty persons, including a Senior Superintendent of Police, were injured in renewed...