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Bill to relax land ceiling law in Himachal


August 27th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 27 (IANS) In the run up to the assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh, the state government Monday introduced a bill to amend the land ceiling law to ... Read more...

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UN chief hails Myanmar panel to probe violence


August 18th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 18 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed Myanmar's establishment of a 27-member commission to investigate the violence in the western state of Rakhine, which has left ... Read more...

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Adarsh scam: Chavan deposes before panel for second time


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Testifying for the second time before the two-member commission probing the Adarsh housing scam, former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan Monday blamed the then principal ... Read more...

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Adarsh scam: Ashok Chavan shifts blame on predecessor


June 30th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 30 (IANS) Deposing before the two-member commission investigating the Adarsh housing scam, former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan Saturday shifted the blame on his predecessor Vilasrao Deshmukh ... Read more...

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Adarsh scam: Deshmukh blames former ministers


June 27th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Reiterating that he had no role to play in the Adarsh Housing Society scam, former Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh Wednesday shifted the blame on two ... Read more...

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Signed files on officials’ advice, Deshmukh tells Adarsh panel


June 26th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Appearing before the two-member commission investigating the Adarsh Housing Society scam, former Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh Tuesday said he did not check all documents that ... Read more...

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Ashok Chavan seeks exemption from appearance before Adarsh panel


May 22nd, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Seeking exemption from appearing before the two-member commission probing the Adarsh housing scam, former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan said he did not want to depose ... Read more...

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Bangladesh forms panel on Grameen Bank


May 16th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 16 (IANS) The Bangladeshi government Wednesday set up a commission to ensure a better fate for its famous Grameen Bank following its founder Mohammad Yunus's removal from the ... Read more...

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Adarsh scam: Money laundering case against 14 accused


April 30th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate Monday said it has registered a money laundering case against 14 accused, including former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan, in Mumbai's Adarsh housing ... Read more...

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Adarsh scam: Court rejects bail plea of accused (Lead)


April 21st, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court Saturday rejected the bail applications of six accused in the Adarsh housing scam arrested in March and April, ... Read more...

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Adarsh scam: Court rejects bail plea of 9 accused


April 21st, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court Saturday rejected the bail applications of all nine accused in the Adarsh housing scam arrested in March and ... Read more...

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Adarsh society case: Interim probe report submitted


April 13th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) The interim report of a two-member commission probing the Adarsh Housing Society scam in Mumbai was submitted to the Maharashtra government Friday, official sources said.The report ... Read more...

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Adarsh Society probe interim report likely Friday


April 12th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) The interim report of the two-member commission probing the Adarsh Society scam, related to the housing society originally meant for war heroes and Kargil widows, is ... Read more...

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Maharashtra to probe housing quota misuse


April 4th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 4 (IANS) The Maharashtra government will probe instances of politicians and bureaucrats allegedly acquiring more than one flat under the housing quota, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said here ... Read more...

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Adarsh scam: Ex-legislator, three arrested (Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) The CBI Tuesday arrested four people, including former Maharashtra Congress legislator Kanhaiyalal V. Gidwani, his son, a tax consultant and a lawyer of the probe ... Read more...

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Adarsh scam: Ex-legislator, CBI lawyer nabbed for graft


March 6th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) The CBI Tuesday arrested former Maharashtra Congress legislator Kanhaiyalal V. Gidwani, who is one of the promoters of the scam-hit Adarsh housing society, and a lawyer ... Read more...

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Adarsh scam interim probe report soon


February 24th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Nearly 13 months after it was set up to probe the Adarsh Society scam, the two-member inquiry commission is likely to submit its interim report to ... Read more...

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Maldives sets up probe commission on power transfer


February 22nd, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 22 (IANS) The Maldives government has appointed a commission to inquire into the controversial transfer of power which former president Mohamed Nasheed has termed a coup orchestrated ... Read more...

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Pakistani official to meet Ijaz in London


February 19th, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) An official of the commission probing the memo scandal has left for London to collect evidence from Pakistani American businessman Mansoor Ijaz.Commission secretary Raja Jawad Abbas ... Read more...

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I am only answerable to parliament: Gilani


January 16th, 2012 - 1:37 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Declining to clarify his remarks about the country's army and intelligence chiefs over submission of statements to the apex court in the memo scandal, Prime ... Read more...

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Army to provide security to Mansoor Ijaz


January 13th, 2012 - 8:26 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) A meeting of the Pakistan Army's top commanders has decided to provide security to Mansoor Ijaz, one of the central figures in the memo scandal, ... Read more...

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US think tank fears for Haqqani’s life


January 10th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 10 (IANS) An American think tank is worried about the life of Pakistan's former envoy to the US Husain Haqqani, who is neck-deep in the 'memo scandal' ... Read more...

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Zardari may leave for Dubai soon, says media report


January 10th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 10 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari, who spent about two weeks in Dubai last month over heart ailment and medical treatment, is likely to leave for the ... Read more...

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Pakistan commission orders visa, security for Ijaz (Roundup)


January 9th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 9 (IANS) Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz Monday agreed to appear before the Supreme Court-appointed memo commission after the attorney general was directed to ensure that he gets ... Read more...

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Ijaz to appear before memo commission Jan 16 (Lead)


January 9th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 9 (IANS) Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz Monday agreed to appear Jan 16 before the memo commission which directed the country's attorney general to issue him visa and ensure ... Read more...

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Respect judiciary, will go before panel again: Sharif


January 9th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 9 (IANS) Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif said Monday if required he would present himself again before the judicial commission probing the memo scandal, as ... Read more...

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Plea filed to block memo panel notice to Zardari


January 9th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 9 (IANS) A petition seeking halt to the memo commission's proceedings has been filed, contending that it was parliament's right to probe the president and the commission's notice ... Read more...

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‘Haqqani to survive punishment even if link with memo proved’


January 9th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 9 (IANS) Husain Haqqani, Pakistan's former amabassdor to the US, cannot be punished under the law even if a link is established between him and the controversial ... Read more...

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Haqqani’s lawyer quits as memo panel holds first meeting (Lead)


January 2nd, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 2 (IANS) A Pakistani judicial commission probing the memo scandal Monday held its first meeting which former envoy to the US Husain Haqqani did not attend. His lawyer ... Read more...

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Connivance of officials in Odisha illegal mining: Panel


December 13th, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 12 (IANS) A central commission probing allegations of illegal mining in several mineral-rich states Monday said it has found prima-facie evidence of illegal mining in Odisha which would ... Read more...

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‘Congress ministers, legislators involved in legal mining’


September 23rd, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 23 (IANS) Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) president Subhash Shirodkar Friday said there were several Congress legislators and ministers involved in the mining business, but ruled out that ... Read more...

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Goa to have wireless trackers on ore-laden trucks


September 19th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 19 (IANS) The Goa government is mulling installing radio frequency identification (RFI) devices on ore-ferrying trucks in a bid to curb illegal mining in the state, chief minister ... Read more...

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Justice Shah calls for public rejection of illegal mining


September 18th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) Former Supreme Court judge M.B. Shah, who heads a nine-member commission probing charges of illegal mining in Goa, has said that short-staffed mining departments are mute ... Read more...

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Iron ore export eating away resources: Justice Shah


September 17th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 17 (IANS) Rampant extraction of iron ore for export was steadily eating away India's national wealth, retired Supreme Court judge M.B. Shah, who heads a commission probing ... Read more...

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Goa mining scam: Shah probe to look at pre-Beijing Olympic demand boom


September 16th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 16 (IANS) A nine-member commission led by retired Supreme Court judge M.B. Shah will probe Goa's mining scam with a special eye to illegal extraction of iron ore ... Read more...

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