Spectrum Allocation

  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • Reliance enters 2G race, telecoms firms fall on spectrum worries January 16, 2014

    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 auction...
  • TRAI delays mobile phone spectrum auction to Feb 3 December 28, 2013

    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 Airtel...
  • 2G probe: Complaint against Sahara chief maintainable, says SC December 9, 2013

    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 October 29, 2013

    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. ...
  • Radia tapes: Will offer full cooperation in any inquiry, says Tata Motors October 20, 2013

    New Delhi: As the Supreme Court has asked the CBI to probe corporates and tax officials in Niira Radia's tapes, the Tata Motors on Sunday said that it will offer full cooperation in any inquiry. However, it has denied commenting any specifics saying the matter is a sub-judice. Favours allegedly shown...
  • 2G case: CBI accuses Tina Ambani of concealing facts August 23, 2013

    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 accused...
  • 2G scam: Arguments on pleas for joint trial to be heard on Aug 23 August 16, 2013

    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 pleas...
  • 2G case: SC verdict on Radia tapes likely today August 12, 2013

    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 August 7, 2013

    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 August 1, 2013

    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 the...
  • 2G case: SC to hear if Nira Radia was involved in the scam July 31, 2013

    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 Bureau...
  • 2G: Anil Ambani seeks exemption from appearing as prosecution witness July 25, 2013

    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 case: SC to hear RTL plea against court order on Anil Ambani July 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear the petition filed by Reliance Telecom Limited challenging a Delhi court order in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case. The Delhi court had summoned Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group Chairman Anil Ambani and his wife Tina Ambani as prosecution witnesses in...
  • 2G case: Delhi court summons Anil Ambani as a CBI witness on July 26 July 22, 2013

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday summoned Reliance ADAG Chairman Anil Ambani as a CBI witness on July 26 in 2G spectrum allocation scam case. Reliance Telecom Ltd (RTL), however, has moved the Supreme Court challenging trial court's order. RTL, facing trial in the case, moved the Supreme Court against...
  • 2G case: Reliance Telecom moves SC against court order on Anil, Tina Ambani July 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Reliance Telecom Ltd (RTL) on Monday moved the Supreme Court challenging trial court's order summoning Reliance ADAG Chairman Anil Ambani and his wife Tina Ambani as prosecution witnesses in 2G spectrum allocation scam case. A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam, before whom the matter was mentioned for...
  • 2G scam: Court to hear CBI's plea on Radia's conversations July 2, 2013

    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...
  • CAG's report on 2G spectrum is fool proof and best: Rai June 27, 2013

    Thrissur: Former Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai on Wednesday said the audit report on 2G spectrum allocation was approved by a group of 12 CAGs from around the world, who described it as best. "CAG is the supreme audit agency in the country and its reports were being scrutinised...
  • Ambani bets on 4G broadband in India, but risks abound June 24, 2013

    Mumbai: Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani hopes his multi-billion dollar bet on cheap high-speed wireless broadband could change the way nearly a billion of his countrymen use mobile devices from the way they do banking to watching cricket. In a country where most people own a mobile phone yet lack basic Internet...
  • Govt issues fresh spectrum to Vodafone in 14 circles June 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Government has allocated spectrum to Vodafone in all 14 service areas, where the telecom major won in November 2012 auction for Rs 1,127.94 crore. "The spectrum has been allocated to Vodafone on June 18. After this, Wireless Operating Licence will be issued to Vodafone," official sources told reporters. Vodafone...
  • Govt approves amendments to licences of Airtel, Voda, Idea June 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Amendments to licence agreements of existing operators of Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular have been approved by the Telecom Ministry to harmonise them with spectrum auction rules of November 2012, sources said. "Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal has approved amendments to the licences of Airtel, Vodafone...
  • CBI seeks to place CD of Radia's conversation in court May 28, 2013

    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 conversations,...
  • 2G: SC to take cognisance of CBI keeping scribe in dark May 1, 2013

    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 April 22, 2013

    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 April 22, 2013

    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 all...
  • 2G case: Court adjourns matter to April 29 April 22, 2013

    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 CBI...
  • Panel asked to submit report on spectrum allocation soon April 13, 2013

    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...