2G

  • Chidambaram behind Section 66A of IT Act, I was kicked out of Congress over 2G: HR Bhardwaj 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Former Union Law Minister HR Bhardwaj has dropped a bombshell claiming that former Union home minister P Chidambaram was behind the introduction of Section 66A in the Information Technology Act. Speaking to CNN-IBN he said, "Chidambaram was the one behind this act. All of them connived to pass...
  • Day 12: Spectrum auction bids reach Rs 1,07,000 crore March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The government's spectrum auction kitty on Tuesday rose to Rs 1,07,000 crore at the end of 12th day of the biggest sale of 2G and 3G airwaves. As per the Department of Telecom (DoT), about 88 per cent spectrum has been provisionally allocated to telecom firms at the...
  • Swamy files petition against shifting of probe officers in 2G, coal scam cases March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday filed a petition against shifting of probe officers in the 2G spectrum allocation and coal block allocation scam cases. Swamy opposed the transfer of Central Bureau of Investigation Joint Director Ashok Tiwari and Additional Director RK Dutta. Tiwari was shifted in...
  • Second day of spectrum auction ends; bids grow to Rs 65,000 crore March 5, 2015

    New Delhi: The second day of the biggest ever telecom spectrum auction ended today with total bids growing to about Rs 65,000 crore, as the telecom operators bid aggressively across all bands including those for 2G and 3G. The auction will continue on Friday, despite it being a holiday on...
  • 2G money laundering case: A Raja, others to answer 400 questions March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: A special court on Wednesday supplied a draft copy of the questionnaire of 400 questions to former telecom minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and others in a money laundering case related to 2G spectrum allocation. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge OP Saini supplied the draft questionnaire...
  • Telecom auction gets Rs 60,000 crore bids on first day March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: The biggest ever auction of 2G and 3G airwaves on Wednesday began on a high note with operators making bids worth an estimated Rs 60,000 crore after six rounds of bidding in all four bands. The bidding will resume tomorrow morning in the auction through which the government...
  • Spectrum auction for 4 bands to start on Wednesday March 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Department of Telecom will start the biggest ever auction of 2G and 3G spectrum on Wednesday wherein 8 firms will bid to acquire radiowaves in four bands, which may fetch the government over Rs 82,000 crore. The government plans to sell 380.75 MHz of spectrum in three bands...
  • Additional spectrum case: 2G court to hear arguments from March 4 February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The special 2G court would start hearing from next month arguments on framing of charges in the 2002 additional spectrum allocation case, in which CBI has chargesheeted former Telecom Secretary Shyamal Ghosh and three telecom firms. Special CBI Judge OP Saini fixed the matter for March 4 to...
  • Court allows CBI to drop ED officer as witness in 2G case February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: A special court has allowed CBI to drop Enforcement Directorate's Assistant Director Satyendra Singh as a prosecution witness in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case. The order assumes importance as Singh was earlier included as an additional CBI witness after stiff opposition from the counsel for all the...
  • Supreme Court recalls order refusing to quash summon order against Dayanidhi Maran February 6, 2015

    New Delhi: In a surprise development, the Supreme Court on Friday recalled its orders refusing to quash summon orders against former Telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanidhi. The summon orders were issued by by a CBI court in the Aircel-Maxis deal. The apex court's order came after Additional Solicitor General...
  • India postpones mobile spectrum auction to March 4 January 28, 2015

    New Delhi: The government has postponed the auction of mobile phone spectrum through which it is expected to raise $10 billion until March 4, according to a government notice on Tuesday. The auction was slated to start on February 25. The last date of submission of applications by Indian mobile operators has...
  • Spectrum auction for 2G, 3G networks to start from February 25 January 10, 2015

    New Delhi: The next round of spectrum auction for 2G and 3G networks will be held from February 25, through which the government targets to garner at least Rs 64,840 crore. A notification was issued by the Department of Telecom in this regard late Friday night. The spectrum auction will be held...
  • DoT may place 3G base pricing before Cabinet by January 15 January 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Eager to conduct simultaneous auction of 2G and 3G telecom airwaves, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is likely to approach the Cabinet by January 15 for pricing of 3G spectrum. The Cabinet on Monday approved the starting prices for auctioning 2G bandwidth to...
  • SC quashes summon orders to Airtel CMD Bharti Mittal, two others in 2G case January 9, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday morning quashed the summon orders passed by trial court to Airtel CMD Bharti Mittal, Essar's Ravi Kant Ruia and former Vodafone MD Aseem Ghosh 2G spectrum allocation scam. Setting aside the trial court order the apex court observed that the trial court had wrongly...
  • ED allowed to drop Karunanidhi's daughter Selvi as witness January 6, 2015

    New Delhi: A special court on Tuesday allowed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to drop DMK chief M Karunanidhi's daughter S Selvi as a prosecution witness in a 2G scam-related money laundering case in which the trial is going on. The court's order came after ED's special prosecutor NK Matta contended...
  • SC allows new CBI Director Anil Kumar Sinha to take charge of probe in 2G cases December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday allowed new CBI Director Anil Kumar Sinha to take charge of the investigation and prosecution in the 2G scam cases, over three weeks after it had removed his predecessor Ranjit Sinha from the probe following allegations of trying to protect some accused. A bench...
  • SC allows new CBI chief Anil Sinha to take over probe into 2G cases December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday permitted newly-appointed Central Bureau of Investigation Director Anil Sinha to take over the probe into 2G cases. The apex court passed the order on an application by the probe agency seeking clarification on its earlier order removing former CBI chief Ranjit Sinha from the...
  • Ranjit Sinha retires as CBI chief after a two-year controversial term December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Central Bureau of Investigation Director Ranjit Sinha retired on Tuesday after serving a controversial two-year tenure as the chief of India's premier investigative agency. A panel headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet on Tuesday evening to finalise the next CBI chief. Sinha faced severe criticism of Supreme Court...
  • I have done no good work, says Ranjit Sinha on his tenure as CBI Director December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: "I have done no good work," was how a visibly peeved Central Bureau of Investigation Director Ranjit Sinha reacted with sarcasm on his two years at the agency's helm, a tumultuous tenure that comes to an end on Tuesday. "I am not going to say anything. I have done...
  • Search begins for new CBI director, all eyes on Parliament's Winter session November 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has asked CBI director Ranjit Sinha to recuse himself of 2G scam probe. As Sinha retires in December, the big challenge before the government is to get the Lokpal Act amended to pave the way for Sinha's successor. According to the sources, the government is considering...
  • Government may order probe into CBI chief Ranjit Sinha's role in 2G scam, say sources November 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Government may soon order a probe against Ranjit Sinha who is the most controversial chief of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in recent times. A show cause notice will be issued to Sinha asking him to explain his behaviour. The CBI chief is retiring on December 3....
  • After SC relieving Ranjit Sinha in 2G probe, demand for the controversial CBI chief's removal grows November 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Ranjit Sinha who is the most controversial chief of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in recent times is retiring on December 3. However, amid growing criticism, the demand for his removal is growing louder. Removal of the CBI director though, is not an easy task. After the...
  • 2G case: Government to order probe against CBI chief Ranjit Sinha soon November 21, 2014

    New Delhi: In more trouble for Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) chief Ranjit Sinha, the Union government is likely to order a probe against him in the 2G scam soon. According to sources, a show cause seeking explanation regarding his conduct is likely to be issues soon. With just 12...
  • 'Caged bird' to earning Supreme Court's wrath: Ranjit Sinha's unenviable term as CBI Director November 20, 2014

    New Delhi: From the Supreme Court calling the CBI a 'caged parrot' to a distasteful comment on women (If you can't prevent rape, might as well enjoy it) to now being told by the apex court to stay away from the 2G case, CBI Director Ranjit Sinha seems to have...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay November 20, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Supreme Court raps CBI chief: Is sinha guilty of compromising 2G trial? November 20, 2014

    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. ...
  • SC removes CBI Director Ranjit Sinha from 2G case trial November 20, 2014

    In a huge blow to Central Bureau of Investigation Director Ranjit Sinha in the 2G scam case, the Supreme Court has told him to stay away from the trial. The apex court has said that prima facie it appears that there is credibility in the allegations leveled against Sinha. The...
  • Its unfair to advice someone to do things: Former CBI chief RK Raghvan November 20, 2014

    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...
  • SC telecom verdict means CBI credibility 'busted': TMC November 20, 2014

    Kolkata: With the Supreme Court removing CBI director Ranjit Sinha from 2G case on Thursday, the Trinamool Congress said that the credibility of the CBI had been "busted irreparably". "If the captain of the organisation is indicted, then the whole organisation gets a bad...
  • Will abide by Supreme Court order in 2G scam, says CBI Director Ranjit Sinha November 20, 2014

    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...