2g Spectrum Allocation

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 2G probe: Complaint against Sahara chief maintainable, says SC 09-12-2013 11:05 AM

    New Delhi: In a troubles for Sahara chief Subrata Roy, the Supreme Court on Monday said that the complaint against him and two others of interfering with probe into the 2G spectrum allocation scam is maintainable. The apex court also issued notice to Roy and two others asking why investigation...
  • JPC report on 2G to be submitted to Speaker today 29-10-2013 12:31 PM

    New Delhi: The controversial JPC report, which had given a clean chit to the Prime Minister in 2G spectrum allocation scam, will be submitted to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Tuesday. Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) Chairman PC Chacko will submit the report along with the dissent notes given by...
  • 2G case: CBI accuses Tina Ambani of concealing facts 23-08-2013 04:54 PM

    New Delhi: Tina Ambani, wife of Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group Chairman Anil Ambani, deposed before a Delhi court on Friday as a witness in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case. The CBI said that Tina Ambani is concealing facts after she refused to support the case against the 3...
  • 2G scam: Arguments on pleas for joint trial to be heard on Aug 23 16-08-2013 06:07 PM

    A Delhi court today fixed August 23 for hearing the arguments on separate pleas filed by Essar Teleholdings Limited (ETHL) and another accused in 2G spectrum allocation scam seeking a joint trial in the case. Special CBI Judge O P Saini, who was scheduled to hear the arguments on the...
  • 2G case: SC verdict on Radia tapes likely today 12-08-2013 10:05 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court verdict on whether the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) can further probe corporate lobbyist Niira Radia's phone conversations is likely to be announced on Monday. The apex court had on August 4 held that these tapes were not private conversations and indeed had an element...
  • Radia tapes are much more than just 2G, says SC 07-08-2013 03:30 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday slammed the CBI over the Niira Radia tapes, saying the conversations are of very serious nature. The apex court pointed out that the taped conversation included cross-border transactions which have been sidelined by the investigative agency. The court asked as to why no...
  • 2G: SC pulls up govt for no action on Radia tapes for 5 years 01-08-2013 12:50 PM

    New Delhi: b>New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday observed that corporate lobbyist Nira Radia tapes have an element of criminality and needed to be probed further. The court said that these tapes can't be considered as private tapes. The Supreme Court also pulled up the government for sitting on...
  • 2G case: SC to hear if Nira Radia was involved in the scam 31-07-2013 11:50 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Tuesday consider whether political lobbyist Nira Radia was involved in the 2G spectrum scam or not. She has been accused of having criminal interference in the case. Bharti Airtel chief Sunil Mittal and Essar Group promoter Ravi Ruia, too, are at the Central...
  • 2G: Anil Ambani seeks exemption from appearing as prosecution witness 25-07-2013 12:59 PM

    New Delhi: Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group Chairman Anil Ambani on Thursday moved an exemption application to appear as a prosecution witness in the trial court. The Supreme Court has posted Reliance Telecom Limited's plea challenging a court order asking Anil Ambani to appear as prosecution witness, for hearing on...
  • 2G scam: Court to hear CBI's plea on Radia's conversations 02-07-2013 10:15 AM

    New Delhi: A Delhi court will on Tuesday hear arguments on CBI's plea seeking permission to place on record a CD of 62 intercepted telephonic conversations of former corporate lobbyist Niira Radia with various persons in connection with the 2G spectrum allocation scam case. Special CBI Judge OP Saini had...
  • CBI seeks to place CD of Radia's conversation in court 28-05-2013 07:05 PM

    New Delhi: CBI on Tuesday moved a Delhi Court seeking permission to place on record a CD of 62 intercepted telephonic conversations of former corporate lobbyist Niira Radia with various persons in connection with the 2G spectrum allocation case. Special Public Prosecutor UU Lalit said out of the 62 taped...
  • 2G: SC to take cognisance of CBI keeping scribe in dark 01-05-2013 08:50 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday decided to take cognizance of the case of CBI keeping a scribe in the dark for 20 months about the closure of preliminary inquiry against him for allegedly trying to influence the Enforcement Directorate's probe in the 2G spectrum allocation scam. "We will...
  • 2G scam: Raja attacks JPC, reiterates PM was kept in the loop 22-04-2013 07:13 PM

    New Delhi: Hours after he reiterated his allegation that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was aware of all the decisions taken in connection with the allocation of 2G spectrum, former telecom minister A Raja on Monday attacked the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) for not allowing him to depose before it. The...
  • PM appeals for smooth functioning of Parliament 22-04-2013 11:40 AM

    New Delhi: The government was ready to debate all issues, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Monday as he appealed to the Opposition for smooth functioning of Parliament. "It is my sincere wish that house will function. If there are any concerns of the opposition we are willing to debate...
  • 2G case: Court adjourns matter to April 29 22-04-2013 11:30 AM

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday fixed April 29 for hearing the matter in additional 2G spectrum allocation case in which Bharti Cellular CMD Sunil Mittal, Essar Group promoter Ravi Ruia and others have been summoned as accused. Mittal, Ruia and former Telecom Secretary Shyamal Ghosh appeared before Special...
  • Panel asked to submit report on spectrum allocation soon 13-04-2013 02:15 AM

    New Delhi: Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal has asked a committee, which is examining the conditions for allocation of spectrum to different entities, to submit its report soon. The Minister approved a note for expansion of the committee on April 1, 2013 and asked the panel to submit its report in...
  • 2G spectrum allocation case: Mittal, Ruia appear in court 11-04-2013 12:33 PM

    New Delhi: Bharti CMD Sunil Mittal and Essar group promoter Ravi Ruia, who have been summoned as accused in the additional 2G spectrum allocation case, on Thursday appeared in a Delhi court which posted the matter for further proceedings on April 16. Mittal's counsel placed before special CBI judge OP...
  • 2G: CAG appears before JPC, stands by report 15-11-2011 03:29 PM

    New Delhi: The Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Vinod Rai, on Tuesday appeared before the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) in connection with the 2G spectrum allocation scam probe. According to reports, Rai stood by his report and asserted that lead auditor R P Singh was party to it. Sources...
  • Khurshid defends Chidambaram on 2G issue 09-11-2011 12:35 AM

    New Delhi: Law Minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday defended Home Minister P Chidambaram on the 2G spectrum allocation issue, saying he is an "extremely upright" and well-informed lawyer" and did things specifically as the law permitted. His comments came on a day CBI was directed by a Delhi court to...
  • Joshi rejects Cong's spectrum auction charge 04-11-2011 02:34 AM

    New Delhi: Facing Congress attack over his December 2007 letter, BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Thursday rejected the allegation that he disfavoured auction of 2G spectrum, saying that he only wanted that PSUs like MTNL and BSNL were not losers. Joshi, as Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce,...
  • Chidambaram allowed 2G scam to happen: Joshi 03-11-2011 03:29 PM

    New Delhi: Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Chief Murli Manohar Joshi clarified his stand on the Congress' charges against him in the 2G spectrum allocation scam on Thursday. He said that it was Home Minister P Chidamabaram who allowed the scam to happen. "Chidambaram did not stick to his guns and...
  • 2G: Behura accuses CBI of discrimination 01-11-2011 03:11 PM

    New Delhi: Former Telecom Secretary Siddharth Behura, arrested for his alleged role in the 2G spectrum allocation scam, on Tuesday accused the CBI in a Delhi court of discriminating among various accused in the case by not opposing their bail pleas for political considerations. "The prosecution is making distinction (among...
  • 2G: SC questions CBI over bail pleas of accused 31-10-2011 04:15 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday questioned the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on its alleged double speak on the bail applications of the accused in the 2G spectrum allocation scam including DMK MP Kanimozhi. The apex court asked the CBI that if the investigative agency was sure that...
  • 2G: top executive of Maxis questioned by CBI 12-09-2011 07:56 PM

    New Delhi: A top executive of the Maxis group was questioned on Monday by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with alleged irregularities in spectrum allotment during the tenure of former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran. Ralph Marshall, CEO of Astro which invested in Sun TV and also a...
  • BJP alleges Cong plot to put 2G blame on DMK 26-05-2011 06:49 AM

    New Delhi: Insisting that the 2G spectrum scam happened with the 'blessings' of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, BJP on Wednesday said Congress is now 'romancing' in public with DMK on the issue but conspiring in private to put all the blame on its ally. "Congress...
  • CBI submits status report on 2G scam 22-02-2011 01:24 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday submitted to a local court its status report in the 2G spectrum case and suggested that all other cases relating to the spectrum allocation should be clubbed. The case was filed on the basis of a private complaint filed by...
  • Not aware of methods used in 2G allocation: PM 16-02-2011 11:52 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday asserted he was not aware of the methodology of the controversial First-Come, First-Serve (FCFS) policy followed for 2G spectrum allocation by disgraced former Telecom Minister A Raja, which resulted in a huge scam estimated to be up to Rs 1.76 lakh crore....
  • Day 16: 2G logjam continues in Parliament 03-12-2010 11:41 AM

    New Delhi: Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned till noon on Friday when Opposition members disrupted the Question Hour for the 16th working day demanding a JPC probe into the 2 G Spectrum allocation scam. In the Lok Sabha, members from BJP and its NDA allies, AIADMK and SP walked...