2G

  • Did not keep PM in dark about 2G, A Raja tells court July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Former communications minister A. Raja on Thursday told a court hearing the 2G allocation case that he did not keep then prime minister Manmohan Singh in the dark about the decisions taken by DoT regarding allocation of 2G spectrum licences. Testifying as defence witness in the case, Raja told...
  • Cut-off date changed to favour Unitech: CBI to A Raja July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Telecom Minister A Raja on Tuesday was grilled by the CBI before a Delhi court with the agency alleging that the decision to advance cut-off date for accepting the applications for grant of 2G spectrum licences was taken to "favour" Unitech, a charge refuted by him. "It is...
  • 2G: Raja accepts meeting Radia at his residence July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Telecom Minister A Raja, an accused in the 2G case, on Monday accepted having met former corporate lobbyist Niira Radia along with then Tata group chairman Ratan Tata at his residence in connection with work of Tata group, but categorically denied having any telephonic conversation with her. "I...
  • Senior lawyer Subramanium upset over negative stories planted against him: sources June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: There has been a face-off between the Narendra Modi government and senior lawyer Gopal Subramanium as he was upset with the negative stories being planted against him in the media, sources said on Monday. Sources added that Subramanium is a judge in waiting for Supreme Court. The Central Bureau of...
  • Vodafone doubles its mobile Internet rates for 2G, 3G subscribers June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Vodafone India has doubled its mobile Internet rates for 2G and 3G customers across the country, and it is being implemented in a phased manner. The new rates for pay-as-you-go (PAYG) pre-paid and post paid users are 4 paisa per 10 KB, as compared to 2 paisa per 10...
  • FM Arun Jaitley slams UPA government over economic situation June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Government on Tuesday slammed the previous UPA regime saying it has left the country in a shambles with low growth and "elevated" poverty and vowed to resurrect the economy with a strong Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the helm. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also sought to allay apprehensions on...
  • 2G: Not involved in Rs 200 crore transaction, claims A Raja June 5, 2014

    Former Telecom Minister A Raja, an accused in a 2G scam-related money laundering case, on Thursday told a special court that he was not involved in the Rs 200 crore transaction, which as per the Enforcement Directorate (ED) was a bribe given to DMK-run Kalaignar TV by DB Group company. Arguing...
  • Contradiction in ED's charge sheet in 2G's PMLA case: Shahid Balwa June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Usman Balwa on Wednesday told a Delhi court that the charge sheet filed by Enforcement Directorate in a 2G scam-related money laundering case was "contradictory" and the transfer of Rs 200 crore to Kalaignar TV was a "prudent business transaction". Balwa, who has...
  • 2G case: Court imposes Rs 1 lakh penalty on Shahid Balwa of Swan Telecom May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: A special court on Friday imposed a penalty of Rs one lakh on Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Usman Balwa, who had sought permission to withdraw answers given by him earlier to the court in the 2G scam case trial, while allowing his plea to record afresh his statement...
  • N Misra appointed as Principal Secretary to PM through ordinance May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Telecom Regulatory Authority of India chairman Nripendra Misra was appointed as the Principle Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the government promulgated an Ordinance to amend a law that could have prevented him from getting the key post. The Ordinance was necessary because of a legal...
  • 2G case: A Raja wishes to examine himself as witness May 28, 2014

    Former Telecom Minister A Raja has told a special court that he wishes to depose as a witness to defend himself in the ongoing trial in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case. "The applicant (Raja) wishes to examine himself as a witness in the present trial," Raja told Special CBI Judge...
  • 2G: Hearing on bail plea of Raja, Kanimozhi on May 30 May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Wednesday said it would hear on May 30 the arguments on bail pleas of former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and seven other accused, chargesheeted by the Enforcement Directorate in a 2G scam-related money laundering case. Special CBI Judge OP Saini said this...
  • 2G scam: CBI seeks cancellation of bail to Shahid Balwa May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI in a Delhi court on Friday sought the cancellation of the bail granted to Swan Telecom Promoter Shahid Usman Balwa in the 2G spectrum allocation case, saying his conduct requires reconsideration and recall of the relief given to him earlier. The agency was responding to Balwa's plea...
  • 2G case: CBI seeks time to file reply on Shahid Balwa's plea May 22, 2014

    CBI on Thursday sought time to file its response before a Delhi court on Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Usman Balwa's plea seeking permission to withdraw the answers given by him earlier in reply to court's query in the ongoing trial in 2G spectrum allocation case. The agency, which was scheduled to...
  • Not committed any wrongdoing: Ravi Ruia tells 2G court May 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Essar Group promoter Ravi Ruia, facing trial in a case arising out of the investigation into the 2G spectrum allocation scam, on Monday told a Delhi court that he had not committed any wrongdoing and many facts were not properly probed by CBI. Deposing before Special CBI Judge OP...
  • 2G case: Court asks CBI to file reply on Shahid Balwa's plea May 16, 2014

    A Delhi court on Friday directed CBI to file its response on Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Usman Balwa's plea seeking permission to withdraw the answers given by him earlier in reply to the court's query in the ongoing trial in 2G spectrum allocation case. Special CBI Judge O P Saini posted...
  • 2G Scam: Shahid Balwa seeks withdrawal of statement given in court May 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Usman Balwa on Monday moved a special court seeking its permission to withdraw the answers given by him earlier in response to the court's query in the ongoing trial in 2G spectrum allocation case. Balwa, who had on May 10 faced court's ire which had...
  • Vahanvati making false statements: Ex-telecom secretary May 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Former telecom secretary Siddharath Behura on Tuesday accused prosecution witness and Attorney General GE Vahanvati of making a false statement and said Vahanvati deposed against him to disassociate himself from any involvement in formulation of the 'first-come-first-serve' policy. Behura told a court that he had no financial or...
  • News 360: BCCI suspends RCA over Lalit Modi's election as its president May 6, 2014

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday suspended the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) following the election of ousted Lalit Modi as the association's president. In an interview to CNN-IBN, BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel said that the board has suspended RCA and will now appoint a committee...
  • BJP wants CBI to question PM Manmohan Singh in 2G scam May 6, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP on Tuesday demanded that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh be questioned by the CBI in the 2G spectrum case after former Telecom Minister A Raja told a court that every decision was allegedly taken with the PM's "concurrence". Describing Raja's deposition in the court as "shocking", BJP spokesperson...
  • 2G scam: A Raja refuses to receive summons citing technicality May 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Former telecom minister A Raja on Monday refused to accept court summons in the 2G spectrum allocation case citing a technicality. He rejected the summons while his statement was being recorded in the case. Raja, accused in the 2G scam case, told the Enforcement Directorate officer that a...
  • 2G scam: Delhi court records statement of A Raja May 5, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday recorded statement of former telecom minister A Raja in the 2G spectrum allocation case. Raja is an accused in the the 2G scam case. A total of 19 people have been named as accused in the case. Earlier, the Enforcement Directorate had filed...
  • Congress 'Sherpas' failed in communication; DMK ungrateful: Jairam Ramesh May 4, 2014

    Hyderabad: Union minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday said that the top Congress leaders had failed in political communication and had not aggressively countered BJP's campaign to project UPA as a corrupt regime. He also slammed former ally DMK by calling it "ungrateful" and dubbed its then minister TR Baalu as...
  • 2G case: Court to commence recording of statements of accused May 4, 2014

    New Delhi: A special CBI court is likely to commence tomorrow the recording of statements of the accused, including former Telecom Minister A Raja, in the 2G spectrum allocation scam. Special CBI judge OP Saini, who had earlier supplied the draft questionnaire containing 1,718 questions running into 824 pages to...
  • 2G: Court takes cognizance of ED chargesheet, summons Raja, Kanimozhi May 2, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Friday took cognizance of the Enforcement Directorate's chargesheet filed in a money laundering case related to 2G scam. The court has summoned ex-Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and 17 others on May 26. The court has also summoned DMK supremo M...
  • Court to rule on May 2 on ED chargesheet against Raja, Kanimozhi April 30, 2014

    New Delhi: A court on Wednesday reserved its order on taking cognizance of the chargesheet against former telecom minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and Dayalu Ammal, the wife of DMK chief M Karunanidhi, among others for money laundering in the 2G spectrum allocation case. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special...
  • 2G Scam: ED files chargesheet against A Raja, Kanimozhi, Dayalu Ammal April 25, 2014

    Chennai: The Enforcement Directorate has filed a chargesheet against former telecom minister A Raja and DMK chief Karunanidhi's daughter Kanimozhi in the 2G scam case. The chargesheet has been filed under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. Kanimozhi's mother and Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal has also been named as an accused...
  • 2G scam: ED likely to file chargesheet against Kanimozhi, Raja soon April 22, 2014

    New Delhi: A charge sheet against former Telecom Minister A Raja and DMK leader Kanimozhi is expected to be filed soon in the 2G spectrum money laundering case being probed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). A Raja is likely to be charged with abetment to money laundering while DMK...
  • 2G case: Hearing of A Raja's statement adjourned till May 5 April 21, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday adjourned the hearing in the 2G case, giving more time to 17 accused to prepare their statements. The court was supposed to record the statements of former Telecom Minister A Raja and 16 other accused facing trial in the 2G case. However, the accused...
  • Elections Yatra: Will 2G scam haunt the DMK in Chennai Central? April 21, 2014

    With three days left for polling in the state of Tamil Nadu, CNN-IBN's Election Yatra tarvels to the Chennai Central Parliamentary constituency, a DMK stronghold. Former Union Textiles Minister and two-time MP Dayanidhi Maran is seeking re-election from here once again. CNN-IBN's Anna Isaac finds out if the 2G spectrum...