16 Jan '11, 10pm

Apartments at the heart of graft scam to go downTODAYonlineNEW DELHI - India's Environment Ministry yesterday or...

NEW DELHI - India's Environment Ministry yesterday ordered the demolition of an illegal Mumbai apartment block that has become a symbol of political corruption, as the country's government tries to tackle mounting graft allegations. The demolition order is the first direct step by the government towards addressing a series of corruption charges. The Mumbai block is at the centre of the Adarsh scam, one of four major scandals that have damaged public confidence in the Congress party, alongside a US$39 billion ($50 billion) telecoms scandal, a cash-for-loans scam and charges of corruption in the running of October's Commonwealth Games. The Adarsh Housing Society was built to house veterans and widows of a 1999 war. A probe found instead that politicians, ministers and bureaucrats had been granted apartments cheaply, leading to the sacking of the state's Chief Minister, a Con...

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