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  • 2G scam: Recording of evidence ends, court to hear final arguments September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Wednesday concluded recording of defence evidence in 2G spectrum allocation case involving former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and 15 others, three years after commencement of trial. The court fixed November 10 for hearing final arguments in the case in which the CBI...
  • Vodafone restricts calls from Loop users to its network June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Vodafone India has blocked incoming calls from Loop Mobile customers to its network in Mumbai for nonpayment of interconnection charges. As per sectoral regulator Trai, a mobile operator on whose network a call originates has to pay charges to the telecom company on whose network the call terminates....
  • 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 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...
  • Loop Telecom Ltd plea for settlement: Court order on March 27 March 22, 2014

    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 scheduled...
  • 2G scam: Court fixes April 4 to record statements of accused March 3, 2014

    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 accused,...
  • Bharti Airtel agrees to acquire smaller rival Loop Mobile February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel Ltd, India's top telecommunications carrier, said on Tuesday it had agreed to acquire smaller rival Loop Mobile the first merger in the country's crowded telecoms market in nearly six years. Bharti did not say how much it was paying for the assets of Loop Mobile, which...
  • 2G scam: SC rejects Essar, Loop plea on special court jursdiction July 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Supreme Court on Monday rejected the plea by telecom service provider Essar tele holding and Loop telecom limited that they could not be proceeded against by the 2G special court into the charges of cheating and conspiracy in the allocation of 2G licences and allocation spectrum. The apex court...
  • Telecom licence renewal decision in 2 weeks: Govt February 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The Centre on Friday informed the Delhi High Court that the renewal of licences for 900 MHz spectrum of three leading mobile service operators would be decided within two weeks. "The government will decide their applications (for renewal of licences) within two weeks as per the law," Additional...
  • Loop Telecom seeks compensation for cancelled 2G licence May 29, 2012

    Loop Telecom moved the Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) on Tuesday for compensation for its cancelled 2G licence. ...
  • 2G: Loop Telecom moves TDSAT against govt, TRAI May 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Loop Telecom on Tuesday took the government and TRAI before the sector's tribunal TDSAT seeking refund of Rs 1,454 crore paid for 2G licence and sought Rs 1,000 crore damages for loss of reputation after its cancellation. In its petition, Loop Telecom has submitted that the Supreme Court has...
  • 2G: CBI court charges Essar, Loop promoters May 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Essar promoters Ravi and Anshuman Ruia, and Loop Telecom's Kiran Khaitan and IP Khaitan have been charged with conspiracy while Essar's Director for Strategy and Planning Vikash Saraf has been charged with cheating and conspiracy in the 2G spectrum allocation scam. The Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)...
  • 2G: Charges to be framed against Essar, Loop today May 25, 2012

    New Delhi: A Delhi Court will pronounce its order on Friday on farming of charges against Essar group and Loop Telecom promoters for allegedly committing offences of cheating and criminal conspiracy for obtaining the 2G spectrum licences from government. "Put up for order on May 25. All the five accused person...
  • 2G: Court to hear charges against Essar, Loop May 3, 2012

    New Delhi: A special CBI court will on Thursday begin hearing arguments on charges against Loop Telecom and the Essar Group in 2G spectrum allocation scam case. The court would also take up applications seeking a shield against arrest filed by Essar Group promoters Ravi Ruia and Anshuman Ruia, Loop Telecom...
  • 2G: SC to hear Essar, Loop plea against CBI April 25, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme court will hear the case filed by Essar and Loop prompters challenging criminal proceeding against them in the special CBI court on Wednesday. The promoters want the proceedings to be conducted before a magistrate. Essar Group promoters Ravi Ruia and Anshuman Ruia, Loop Telecom promoters IP Khaitan...
  • 2G: Arguments against Essar, Loop from May 3 April 21, 2012

    New Delhi: A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Saturday said arguments on the framing of charges against some top corporate honchos from Loop Telecom and Essar Group will commence May 3. Special CBI Judge OP Saini put, for May 3, the arguments on framing of charges and bail...
  • 2G: Court to hear Essar, Loop promoters bail pleas April 21, 2012

    New Delhi: A Delhi court will on Saturday hear the bail applications of Essar and Loop promoters, named as accused in a case flowing out of the 2G spectrum allocation scam. Essar group promoters Ravi and Anshuman Ruia and Loop Telecom promoters IP Khaitan and Kiran Khaitan had moved their bail...
  • 2G: Loop Telecom to close down operations April 10, 2012

    Mumbai: Loop Telecom will close down its operations after losing its licenses in the wake of an alleged multibillion dollar corruption scandal, a company spokesman said, while its sister company Loop Mobile would continue operations in Mumbai. Supreme Court in February ordered cancellation of 122 telecom licences held by eight operators,...
  • 2G: Essar, Loop promoters move bail pleas in court March 31, 2012

    New Delhi: Promoters of Essar Group and Loop Telecom, named as accused in a case flowing out of the 2G scam, on Saturday appeared before a Delhi court. Essar group promoters Ravi and Anshuman Ruia and Loop Telecom promoters IP Khaitan and Kiran Khaitan moved their bail pleas after they...
  • Assocham delegation to meet PM over 2G licences March 5, 2012

    New Delhi: A delegation of industry chamber Assocham, led by its newlyelected president Rajkumar Dhoot along with DLF chief KP Singh, will meet the Prime Minister on Tuesday over the impact of Supreme Court judgement cancelling 2G licences. "The meeting with the Prime Minister will cover issues related to the industry...
  • 2G: Essar, Loop promoters skip court again February 22, 2012

    New Delhi: The promoters of Loop Telecom and Essar Group failed to appear in court yet again on Wednesday. Promoters I P Khaitan and Kiran Khaitan were granted exemption from personal appearance by a Delhi court, which had summoned them as accused in the 2G case. "Exemption applications of four accused (Ruias...
  • 2G: Loop, Essar promoters to appear before court February 22, 2012

    New Delhi: The promoters of Loop Telecom and Essar Group have been summoned to appear before the 2G court in Delhi on Wednesday. This comes a week after the Supreme Court refused to grant interim stay on the summonses issued against them and their officials by a special CBI court...
  • 2G: SC not to grant protection to Essar, Loop February 15, 2012

    New Delhi: In a setback to Essar group and Loop Telecom, the Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to grant interim stay on the summonses issued against them and their officials by a special CBI court to appear beore it on February 22 for their alleged involvement in a 2G spectrum...
  • 2G: Essar, Loop move SC against CBIcourt trial February 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Essar and Loop group, charge sheeted along with its promoters, on Thursday moved the Supreme Court challenging the criminal proceeding against it before the special CBI court in the 2G case. They submitted before a bench headed by Justice GS Singhvi that the proceedings against them should be conducted...
  • 2G: CBI moves SC for clarification of earlier orders February 8, 2012

    New Delhi: The CBI on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court for seeking a clarification whether the special court can conduct a trial of companies which are not charged under the Prevention of Corruption Act in the case arising out of the probe in the 2G spectrum scam case. The probe agency...
  • Full text: Supreme Court order on 2G scam February 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Dealing a major blow to the Congressled United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government the Supreme Court on Thursday cancelled all 122 telecom licences allotted under the 2G spectrum on or after January 10, 2008. All additional spectrum given to incumbents on or after January 10, 2008 have also been...
  • Details of 122 2G licences cancelled by SC February 2, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday cancelled all 122 telecom licences allotted under the 2G spectrum on or after January 10, 2008. While cancelling the licences the Supreme Court ruled that 85 out of the 122 licences were outside the eligibility criteria for allocation. The apex court said that the...
  • SC cancels all 122 2G licences given by A Raja February 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Dealing a major blow to the Congressled United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government the Supreme Court on Thursday cancelled all 122 telecom licences allotted under the 2G spectrum on or after January 10, 2008. All additional spectrum given to incumbents on or after January 10, 2008 have also been...
  • 2G scam: Fresh summons for Ruias, Khaitans January 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Fresh summons have been issued to top executives of Essar and Loop Telecom, accused in the 2G spectrum scam case, after they didn't appear before a Delhi court on Friday. The CBI has chargesheeted the two companies and five executives for criminal conspiracy and cheating to get the...
  • 2G: Essar, Loop officials fail to appear in court January 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Top executives of Essar and Loop Telecom accused in the 2G spectrum allocation scam failed to appear before a Delhi court on Friday. The five executives Essar Promoter Director Anshuman Ruia, Essar Vice Chairman Ravi Ruia, Essar Group Director (Strategy & Planning) Vikas Saraf, Loop Telecom's Kiran...