2G SPECTRUM SCAM

  • Will abide by Supreme Court order in 2G scam, says CBI Director Ranjit Sinha 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Beleaguered CBI Director Ranjit Sinha on Thursday said that he will abide by the Supreme Court order directing him to recuse from the 2G telecom scam probe and denied having named any officer as mole before the apex court. Sinha, who had to face Supreme Court's ire on...
  • Cartoon of the day: SC kicks CBI Director Ranjit Sinha out of 2G scam probe 5 days ago

    In a huge blow to the CBI Director Ranjit Sinha, the Supreme Court on Thursday asked him to withdraw himself from overseeing the investigation into the 2G scam case. A bench headed by Chief Justice HL Dattu has said that prima facie it appears that allegations levelled against Sinha were...
  • Huge blow to CBI Director Ranjit Sinha, SC kicks him out of 2G scam probe 5 days ago

    New Delhi: In a huge blow to the CBI Director Ranjit Sinha, the Supreme Court on Thursday asked him to withdraw himself from overseeing the investigation into the 2G scam case. A bench headed by Chief Justice HL Dattu has said that prima facie it appears that allegations levelled against Sinha...
  • 2G spectrum scam: Court issues non-bailable warrant against Kanimozhi November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: A special court on Monday issued non-bailable warrant against DMK MP Kanimozhi for her non-appearance before it in the 2G spectrum scam. Kanimozhi, along with the other accused in the corruption case walked out of jail on bail earlier this year on August 20. The court was hearing final arguments...
  • 2G accused rakes up Gauhati HC order to seek stay on trial November 8, 2013

    The 2G spectrum scam accused, on Friday, sought a stay on the proceedings of the case in a Delhi court in the wake of the ruling of the Gauhati High Court holding as "unconstitutional" the setting up of the CBI. The accused, including former Telecom Minister and DMK leader A Raja...
  • Jayalalithaa demands rollback of railway fares October 6, 2013

    Chennai: Describing the revision of railway fares as unjustifiable, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday said the latest proposal would put an additional financial burden of about Rs 1,150 crore on the people and demanded its immediate 'rollback'. The Railways has decided to increase the passenger fare and freight tariff...
  • SC dismisses plea of 2G case accused for recalling its orders September 3, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the pleas for recalling its two orders barring the high court from hearing the matters arising out of the 2G spectrum scam and for framing guidelines in a court-monitored probe. The court said the accused in the 2G case have not come out...
  • 2G case: Delhi court dismisses pleas of Essar, another accused seeking joint trial September 2, 2013

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday dismissed separate pleas of Essar Teleholdings Ltd (ETHL) and another accused in 2G spectrum scam case seeking a joint trial in the case. "Both applications are dismissed," Special CBI Judge O P Saini said, adding the "trial will continue as it is". The court had...
  • Her silence made UP govt stubborn: SC on Durga Shakti Nagpal August 16, 2013

    Her silence has made Uttar Pradesh government "stubborn", was how the Supreme Court described about the state administration's response to suspended IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal for cracking the sand mafia in Gautam Budh Nagar, adjacent to national capital. "Poor fellow, she did not say a word and government become so...
  • 2G scam: Karuna's wife seeks exemption from appearing as a witness July 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal, a crucial witness in the 2G spectrum allocation scam, on Monday approached Supreme Court (SC) seeking exemption from appearing as a witness in the case on medical grounds. Dayalu said that she is suffering from Alzheimer's disease (AD)...
  • 2G court defers hearing of CBI plea on Radia tapes till July 9 July 2, 2013

    New Delhi: A 2G court has deferred hearing on CBI's plea for placing on record CD of 62 conversations of Niira Radia pertaining to 2G case till July 9, sources said. The 2G court will also hear CBI's plea to call Anil Ambani as witness on the same day, sources...
  • 'CAG did disservice by tossing 'mythical' numbers' May 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Taking on CAG Vinod Rai over the 2G spectrum loss figure of Rs 1.76 lakh crore, Union Minister Manish Tewari on Monday said the chief auditor had done a "disservice" to the India story by bringing out "hugely exaggerated and mythical numbers" in public discourse. Tewari also invited...
  • 2G spectrum scam: Court fixes July 8 for proceedings April 29, 2013

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday fixed July 8 for further proceedings in the additional 2G spectrum allocation case in which Bharti Cellular CMD Sunil Mittal, Essar Group promoter Ravi Ruia and others have been summoned as accused. Special CBI Judge OP Saini deferred the matter as the Supreme...
  • 2G report leaked by someone from JPC, I'm not responsible for it: Chacko April 28, 2013

    JPC Chairman PC Chacko, whose removal has been sought by some panel members, said he would have considered resigning if the demand had come to him directly instead of Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar being approached for his ouster. Chacko was speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate. Here is the...
  • 2G scam: JPC critical of NDA's decision on migration package April 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The draft JPC report on 2G scam has questioned NDA's decision to grant concessions to telecom companies on licence fee despite protests by Telecom Minister Jagmohan and says the then government had to "forego" over Rs 42,000 crore in offering Migration Package to cellular operators. On the issue...
  • 2G case: BJP to put a dissent note as JPC gives clean chit to PM April 18, 2013

    The Joint Parliamentary Committee on the 2G spectrum scam on Thursday gave a clean chit to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P Chidambaram, saying that the duo was not informed of the change in policy by the then telecom minister A Raja. ...
  • SC defers proceedings against Sunil Mittal, Ravi Ruia April 15, 2013

    New Delhi: With one of the judges recusing himself, the Supreme Court on Monday deferred the hearing till Thursday on the pleas of Bharti Cellular Ltd CMD Sunil Bharti Mittal and Essar Group promoter Ravi Ruia challenging the summons issued to them as accused in a graft case related to...
  • SC defers Sunil Mittal summons to April 22 April 15, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has asked a lower court to defer until April 22 summons to Bharti Airtel Ltd Chairman Sunil Mittal in a case over alleged corruption in allocation of mobile airwaves. The apex court deferred the summons as it will continue hearing Mittal's plea seeking to have...
  • 2G case: Witness testifies in favour of DMK MP Kanimozhi March 15, 2013

    New Delhi: A key witness in the 2G trial has testified in favour of DMK MP and accused Kanimozhi. P Amritam, the Chief Financial Officer of KTV told the court that Kanimozhi joined KTV at her father Karunanidhi's behest and that she was not involved in the company's day to...
  • Despite all that's happened, 2G case will see a verdict: Bhupendra Chaubey February 13, 2013

    Where does the 2G scam case probe stand now? CNNIBN's national bureau chief Bhupendra Chaubey joined IBNLive readers for an interaction the issue. Q. Don't you think that CBI prosecutor may be just the tip of iceberg? The government never wanted to accept that this was a scam. May be CBI...
  • 2G scam: Can't take up petition against PM, Maran, says Delhi court January 30, 2013

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Wednesday said it has no jurisdiction to order an FIR against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and DMK leader Dayanidhi Maran related to alleged irregularities in the 2G spectrum scam. Magistrate said that in an earlier status report before the court, the CBI has said they...
  • Spectrum case: Court to take cognisance of charges on NDA January 13, 2013

    New Delhi: A local court will take up for cognisance on Monday the chargesheet in the allocation of additional spectrum during the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) regime with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) saying the then government's decision had "brightened" the outcome of the Initial Public Offering (IPO) of...
  • 'Raja did not consult to send letter to PM' December 10, 2012

    New Delhi: A former senior official of the Department of Telecom on Monday told a Delhi court trying the 2G case that erstwhile Telecom Minister A Raja had "not consulted" him during preparation of the letter sent to the Prime Minister on December 26, 2007. "I have been shown letter dated...
  • Govt to refund telecom cos whose licences were cancelled October 9, 2012

    New Delhi: An Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on Monday decided to refund licence fee of companies whose telecom licences were cancelled earlier this year but had no criminal charge against them. The EGoM, headed by Finance Minister P Chidambaram, also decided to recommend to the Cabinet a one-time fee...
  • Raja, Kalmadi made Parliament panel members October 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Union minister A Raja, the main accused in the 2G spectrum scam, and Suresh Kalmadi, an accused in the Commonwealth Games scam, have been made members of two separate Parliamentary Standing Committees. Raja, who represents the DMK in the Lok Sabha, has been nominated to the Standing Committee...
  • DoT gives files to CBI in probe of 2G spectrum during NDA rule September 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has handed over 15 files sought by the CBI in connection with its probe into increase of spectrum bandwidth for Airtel and Vodafone between 2001 and 2003 during when NDA was in power. The agency, which is likely to file a chargesheet in the case...
  • 2G auction: Govt expects significant participation August 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The government is expecting "significant participation" from existing and new telecom operators in the spectrum auction scheduled to start from November 12, 2012. "We are expecting significant participation from the new operators and some of the existing operators which require additional spectrum may also participate in the auction," Telecom...
  • Presidential Reference will not undo 2G verdict: SC August 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday said the opinion of its Constitution Bench on the Presidential Reference arising out of its 2G Spectrum judgement will not have "undoing" impact on the verdict by which the allocation of 122 licences were cancelled. "All of us so far know that answers given...
  • 2G: SP, BSP welcome SC order on Chidambaram, Swami upset August 24, 2012

    The Supreme Court on Friday said that there was no prima facie evidence to show that Chidambaram got benefits from 2G deals. ...
  • Timeline: 2G spectrum scam case August 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Following is the chronology of events leading to the Supreme Court on Friday rejecting the plea of Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy seeking investigation into Finance Minister P Chidambaram's alleged role in the 2G spectrum scam case: December 15, 2010: Swamy moves special CBI court seeking prosecution of the...