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Dec 1, 2010

India ratifies key spending bill amid corruption row

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s ruling coalition forced a key spending bill through parliament, which remained deadlocked Wednesday over demands by the opposition for a probe into one of several graft scandals to hit the government.

The bill was passed by a voice vote, a procedure that allowed the government to get around a three-week stalemate between the ruling Congress party-led coalition and opposition parties.

Nov 26, 2010

Feisty Jairam Ramesh hauls up Lavasa, Jindal

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The environment ministry asked two high-profile projects why it should not close them over possible violations of green rules, continuing an assertive break with tradition that has hit several multi-billion-dollar investments.

Lavasa, a unit of Hindustan Construction Co which plans a $44 million initial share sale, has been asked to provide reasons why the government should not raze all construction after 2006 in a 1.4 trillion rupee ($31 billion) project to build a town outside Pune.

Nov 26, 2010

Environment ministry hauls up two projects

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s environment ministry asked two high-profile projects why it should not close them over possible violations of green rules, continuing an assertive break with tradition that has hit several multi-billion-dollar investments.

Lavasa, a unit of Hindustan Construction Co which plans a $44 million initial share sale, has been asked to provide reasons why the government should not raze all construction after 2006 in a 1.4 trillion rupee ($31 billion) project to build a town outside the western Indian city of Pune.

Nov 26, 2010

India environment ministry hauls up two projects

NEW DELHI, Nov 26 (Reuters) – India’s environment ministry
asked two high-profile projects why it should not close them
over possible violations of green rules, continuing an
assertive break with tradition that has hit several
multi-billion-dollar investments.

Lavasa, a unit of Hindustan Construction Co
which plans a $44 million initial share sale, has been asked
to provide reasons why the government should not raze all
construction after 2006 in a 1.4 trillion rupee ($31 billion)
project to build a town outside the western Indian city of Pune.

Nov 24, 2010

Sonia Gandhi defends PM, parliament deadlocked

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Congress party chief, Sonia Gandhi, defended Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday over an alleged corruption scandal that has paralysed parliament, quashing speculation that Singh could be forced to resign.

The growing scandal over telecoms licences is one of the most serious challenges since the Congress party came to power in 2004.

Nov 24, 2010

India’s Sonia Gandhi defends PM, parliament deadlocked

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s ruling Congress party chief, Sonia Gandhi, defended Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday over an alleged corruption scandal that has paralyzed parliament, quashing speculation that Singh could be forced to resign.

The growing scandal over telecoms licenses is one of the most serious challenges since the Congress party came to power in 2004.

Nov 23, 2010

India PM faces Supreme Court questions over scam

NEW DELHI, Nov 23 (Reuters) – India’s prime minister faced
questions in the Supreme Court on Tuesday over his handling of
an alleged multi-billion dollar telecoms scam as parliament
remained paralysed over demands by the opposition for a full
probe.

The court has asked Manmohan Singh to explain why he took
16 months to examine a request for his now-sacked telecoms
minister to face prosecution over alleged corruption. Singh
decided in the end not to approve the request from a senior
opposition lawmaker.

Nov 23, 2010

India PM to face Supreme Court questions over telecoms scam

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s prime minister will face questions in the Supreme Court on Tuesday over his handling of an alleged telecoms scam as parliament remains paralyzed over demands by the opposition for a full probe.

The court has asked Manmohan Singh to explain why he took 16 months to examine a request for his now-sacked telecoms minister to face prosecution over alleged corruption. Singh decided in the end not to approve the request from a senior opposition lawmaker.

Nov 23, 2010

PM to face Supreme Court questions over telecoms scam

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Prime minister will face questions in the Supreme Court on Tuesday over his handling of an alleged telecoms scam as parliament remains paralysed over demands by the opposition for a full probe.

The court has asked Manmohan Singh to explain why he took 16 months to examine a request for his now-sacked telecoms minister to face prosecution over alleged corruption. Singh decided in the end not to approve the request from a senior opposition lawmaker.

Nov 22, 2010

Fallout from parliament deadlock

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The government and opposition parties failed on Monday to break a deadlock in parliament over a widening corruption scandal that has prevented economic reforms from being approved.

The opposition has halted parliament sessions since Nov. 9 over demands for a joint parliamentary investigation into the sale of telecoms licences and spectrums in 2007-2008 in the world’s fastest growing mobile phone market.

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