2G

  • No BJP candidate against A Raja in Nilgiris constituency 09-04-2014 12:43 PM

    Chennai: The Madras High Court dismissed a petition filed by BJP's candidate for Nilgiris constituency Gurumurthy challenging the Election Commission's order rejecting his nomination papers. Gurumurthy urged the High Court to issue directions to restrain the returning officer from declaring the candidates list for the Nilgiris constituency. Gurumurthy's nomination was...
  • Show Me The Money: A Raja's total assets valued at Rs 3.6 crore 06-04-2014 03:38 PM

    New Delhi: 2G scam-tainted former Telecom Minister A Raja has cash reserves of Rs 7.9 lakh. The AIADMK leader's bank deposits and investments are valued at Rs 97 lakh. He and his wife have jewellery worth Rs 69.6 lakh. Raja has shown present immovable assets worth Rs.32.85 lakh. And the...
  • 2G accused Dayanidhi Maran files nomination papers from Chennai Central 05-04-2014 01:36 PM

    Chennai: The DMK candidate and former Telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran filed his nomination papers for the Chennai Central Lok Sabha constituency in Chennai on Saturday. Dayanidhi Maran, a sitting MP from Chennai Central is fighting his third straight term. He is facing a five cornered contest in the constituency and...
  • 2G scam accused A Raja owns Rs 3.61 crore assets 02-04-2014 09:30 PM

    Chennai: 2G scam-tainted former Telecom Minister A Raja on Wednesday declared assets to the tune of Rs 3.61 crore. Raja, seeking re-election to Lok Sabha from Nilgiris (SC) constituency, in his affidavit presented while filing nominations declared movable assets of Rs 1.45 crore in his name, Rs 93.93 lakh held...
  • TN CM Jayalalithaa attacks Congress, DMK, calls them the most corrupt 01-04-2014 03:36 PM

    Chennai: AIADMK chief and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa attacked the UPA government at the Centre on Tuesday. Addressing a public meeting at Pollachi, she said, "We haven't seen a government as corrupt as this, the 2G scam happened in this UPA government, it is a shame for Tamilians,...
  • 2G scam: Relief for Sanjay Chandra, SC rejects CBI plea against bail 24-03-2014 11:27 AM

    New Delhi: In a major relief for Unitech director Sanjay Chandra, the Supreme Court has rejected the CBI plea to cancel his bail. Chandra was granted bail in November 2011 by the Supreme Court. The CBI, however, alleged that in this relief period, Chandra approached the then CBI prosecutor AK...
  • Loop Telecom Ltd plea for settlement: Court order on March 27 22-03-2014 02:57 PM

    A special CBI court on Saturday fixed March 27 for pronouncing its order on a plea filed by Loop Telecom Limited seeking directions for referring the matter to Lok Adalat for "settlement" in a case arising out of the 2G scam probe. Special CBI Judge O P Saini, who was...
  • Sushil Kumar Shinde meets 2G accused Shahid Balwa, courts controversy 21-03-2014 02:46 PM

    New Delhi: In new trouble for the Congress, its minister Sushil Kumar Shinde met Shahid Balwa, an accused in the 2G scam, at his office in New Delhi on Friday. Balwa, the promoter of DB Realty, said that he met Shinde in connection with an old RTI application pending before...
  • 2G scam: ED issues fresh summons to Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal 20-03-2014 02:32 PM

    Chennai: The Enforcement Directorate has issued fresh summons against DMK chief Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal in the 2G money laundering case. Dayalu Ammal, a 60 per cent stake holder in Kalaignar TV, is a prosecution witness in the case. Dayalu Ammal's name cropped up during the investigation of the Rs...
  • I am a victim of corporate cartels, will prove my innocence: A Raja 16-03-2014 07:37 AM

    Ooty: Former Telecom minister and the DMK candidate from Nilgiris A Raja has described the entire 2G episode as a corporate conspiracy putting the onus for the 2G row on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P Chidambaram. Raja said that he was only following their advice. "Can the...
  • Situation adverse for Congress, did not want to contest: PC Chacko 15-03-2014 03:34 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: In yet another embarrassment for the Congress which is trying to force its senior leaders to contest in the Lok Sabha elections, the AICC spokesperson and its Chalakudy candidate PC Chacko said that the Congress is facing an adverse situation nationally. He said that he did not want to...
  • 2G trial on, but confident of doing well in elections, says A Raja 11-03-2014 10:20 AM

    Chennai: 2G scam accused A Raja, who has has been given a Lok Sabha ticket by the DMK, remains defiant. A Raja said that there is no evidence against him and that he is confident of doing well in the elections. "Yes, it is true that the 2g trial is...
  • 2014 LS polls: DMK fields 2G accused A Raja, Dayanidhi Maran 10-03-2014 01:54 PM

    Chennai: The DMK has decided to field former telecom minister and 2G scam accused A Raja and Dayanidhi Maran in Lok Sabha elections. Raja will contest from his current constituency Nilgiris, a reserved seat for the Scheduled Castes (SCs), while Maran will contest from Central Chennai. Karunanidhi exuded confidence in...
  • 2G scam: Court fixes April 4 to record statements of accused 03-03-2014 10:48 AM

    New Delhi: A special CBI court on Monday fixed April 4 for recording the statements of accused, including former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and some top corporates executives, in the 2G spectrum case. Special CBI Judge OP Saini, who was scheduled to record the statements of the...
  • 2G Spectrum auction ends, government receives bids worth over Rs 60,000 crore 13-02-2014 05:23 PM

    The government has received bids worth over Rs 60,000 crore from the telecom spectrum auction which ended on 10th day on Thursday. The auction for 900 Mhz and 1800 Mhz bands saw strong contest for the radiowaves among eight telecom companies, with the bidding stretching to 68 rounds. "Spectrum auction...
  • SC refuses to review verdict barring HC from hearing 2G case 12-02-2014 08:01 PM

    The Supreme Court has refused to review its verdict by which it had barred the Delhi High Court from hearing the matters arising out of the 2G spectrum scam and for framing guidelines in a court-monitored probe. "We have gone through the review petitions and the connected papers. We see...
  • A Billion Votes: GoM clears final draft on Andhra Pardesh Bifurcation 04-02-2014 07:52 PM

    The Telangana draft Bill and the Cabinet note on Telangana are likely to be brought before Cabinet on February 6. According to sources, the Group of Ministers has finalised the Telangana Bill. It has also approved the Cabinet note. The draft Bill and the note will be produced before the...
  • AAP targets DMK over 2G scam, releases phone conversation audio, transcripts 04-02-2014 05:36 PM

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party has kicked off its 'Poll Khol' campaign against other political parties by targeting the DMK in the 2G scam. Party leader Prashant Bhushan on Tuesday pointed out at audio tapes uploaded by Tamil website savukku.net. The website claims recorded conversations are between former Tamil...
  • Bigger scams than 2G will emerge if Rahul becomes PM: Kumar Vishwas 29-01-2014 09:02 AM

    Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas on Tuesday said Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's claims of rooting out corruption was "hollow". Vishwas, who is likely to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls from the Amethi segment, also alleged that if Gandhi became Prime Minister of the country scams bigger than the...
  • Reliance enters 2G race, telecoms firms fall on spectrum worries 16-01-2014 07:12 PM

    Shares of India's leading mobile carriers slump on concerns over possible high bidding prices at a spectrum auction next month after eight companies applied to bid, signalling much stronger competition than expected. Reliance Industries, which bought pan-India 4G telecoms permits three years ago, has also applied to bid in the...
  • Enforcement Directorate likely to file chargesheet against Kanimozhi, A Raja 13-01-2014 04:45 PM

    The Enforcement Directorate is expected to soon file a charge sheet against DMK leader Kanimozhi and former Telecom Minister A Raja for alleged money laundering in the 2G spectrum case. The Attorney General's office has vetted and sent back the agency's charge sheet in this regard to the Law Ministry...
  • 2G: Those not charged can be tried if there's evidence, says SC 10-01-2014 11:49 AM

    New Delhi: Hearing a plea in the 2G scam, the Supreme Court has said that a person can be tried by a court even if he or she is not made an accused or if their name is not in a chargesheet. The court has said that, however, this can...
  • Devil's Advocate: Role reversal, Kapil Sibal grills Karan Thapar 30-12-2013 09:23 PM

    On this New Year special edition of Devil's Advocate, Union Minister Kapil Sibal plays the Devil's Advocate role and questions senior journalist Karan Thapar about his life as a journalist and the nature of journalism. He also talks about the 2G scam and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. ...
  • TRAI delays mobile phone spectrum auction to Feb 3 28-12-2013 08:10 PM

    India's planned mobile phone spectrum auction will start on February 3, the government said on Saturday, delaying the bidding by 10 days from the original schedule. The telecommunications ministry will auction airwaves in the 900 and 1800 megahertz frequency bands in the auction, which is crucial for leading carriers Bharti...
  • Former Union Home Secretary RK Singh jumps ship, terms UPA 'clueless' 27-12-2013 06:11 PM

    Former union home secretary R K Singh, who has joined the BJP on Friday alleged that the UPA government was clueless about governance and its ministers were corrupt. "You have 2G scam, Commonwealth Games scam, coalgate which is sufficient to prove his point," Singh told reporters at the BJP headquarters...
  • Radia tapes: CBI examines senior executive of newspaper group 17-12-2013 11:03 PM

    New Delhi: A senior executive of a leading newspaper group has been examined by the Central Bureau of Investigation recently in connection with intercepted conversations of corporate lobbyist Niira Radia. The CBI sources said the executive was asked information related to his purported conversations with Radia. The sources withheld the...
  • Reliance Jio, Airtel join hands for sharing infrastructure 10-12-2013 06:36 PM

    Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio Infocomm and Sunil Mittal-headed Bharti Airtel on Tuesday announced a comprehensive arrangement for sharing telecom infrastructure, a partnership that will help them reduce costs they incur on their respective networks. "This (arrangement) will include optic fibre network inter and intra city, submarine cable networks, towers and...
  • BJP accuses Chacko of changing contents of dissent note on 2G report 10-12-2013 04:46 PM

    Parliament was adjourned on the day four of winter session as the Bharatiya Janata Party objected to the Joint Parliamentary Committee report on 2G being tabled. The Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman declined the BJP's demand to allow discussion on the report. BJP leader Arun Jaitley accused the JPC chairman of...
  • Pandemonium in RS over tabling of JPC report on 2G scam 10-12-2013 02:08 PM

    New Delhi: Pandemonium was witnessed in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday as the JPC report on 2G spectrum scam was tabled, with Opposition alleging that the "substance" of the dissent notes had been altered in the document which gave a clean chit to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The controversial report...
  • 2G report: BJP may bring no-confidence motion against Meira Kumar 10-12-2013 10:56 AM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party is likely to bring a no-confidence motion against Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar over the 2G JPC report fiasco. Sources say the BJP is upset that Meira Kumar didn't allow discussion on the JPC report in the Lok Sabha. The controversial report of the...