SPECTRUM

  • Will abide by Supreme Court order in 2G scam, says CBI Director Ranjit Sinha November 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Beleaguered CBI Director Ranjit Sinha on Thursday said that he will abide by the Supreme Court order directing him to recuse from the 2G telecom scam probe and denied having named any officer as mole before the apex court. Sinha, who had to face Supreme Court's ire on...
  • Cartoon of the day: SC kicks CBI Director Ranjit Sinha out of 2G scam probe November 20, 2014

    In a huge blow to the CBI Director Ranjit Sinha, the Supreme Court on Thursday asked him to withdraw himself from overseeing the investigation into the 2G scam case. A bench headed by Chief Justice HL Dattu has said that prima facie it appears that allegations levelled against Sinha were...
  • Huge blow to CBI Director Ranjit Sinha, SC kicks him out of 2G scam probe November 20, 2014

    New Delhi: In a huge blow to the CBI Director Ranjit Sinha, the Supreme Court on Thursday asked him to withdraw himself from overseeing the investigation into the 2G scam case. A bench headed by Chief Justice HL Dattu has said that prima facie it appears that allegations levelled against Sinha...
  • DoT for commencing spectrum auction from February 23 November 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Spectrum auction for mobile services is expected to start from February 23, a few days later than suggested by a ministerial group, according to official sources. The inter-ministerial group, formed to work out modalities for the next round of auction, had suggested February...
  • 2G spectrum scam: Court issues non-bailable warrant against Kanimozhi November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: A special court on Monday issued non-bailable warrant against DMK MP Kanimozhi for her non-appearance before it in the 2G spectrum scam. Kanimozhi, along with the other accused in the corruption case walked out of jail on bail earlier this year on August 20. The court was hearing final arguments...
  • Jaitley asks CAG not to sensationalise its work to get into headlines October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday asked the CAG not to sensationalise its findings to get into headlines. "Auditor should be conscious of the fact that he is reviewing a decision that has already been taken. Have the fair procedures been followed? He doesn't have to sensationalise. He...
  • TRAI proposes 10 per cent hike in spectrum auction reserve price October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Wednesday recommended around 10 per cent hike in the reserve price for 1800 MHz band spectrum auction compared to the last winning price in the February 2014 sale. "In the 900 MHz band, only the spectrum held by them is available...
  • Prashant Bhushan need not identify the person who gave CBI chief's guest diary, SC told October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan need not reveal the whistleblower's identity who gave the guest entry diary of Central Bureau of Investigation Director Ranjit Sinha's residence, according to a report submitted by 2G spectrum scam Special Public Prosecutor Anand Grover in the Supreme Court on Wednesday. According to the report...
  • Spectrum sharing, trading guidelines by yearend: Ravi Shankar Prasad September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said that the guidelines for telecom spectrum trading and sharing will be in place by the end of the year. "Guidelines will be in place by end of year on spectrum trading and sharing," Prasad said at the press conference marking...
  • Manmohan Singh was following the previous government's policies, says Sandeep Dikshit September 12, 2014

    Manmohan Singh was following the previous government's policies, said Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit regarding the allegations made against the former prime minister by former CAG Sandeep Dikshit. ...
  • Former CAG Vinod Rai's charges put Manmohan Singh in the dock, BJP seeks answers September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is once again in the dock after exComptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai made stinging allegations against him in the 2G spectrum case, questioning his integrity as the PM. "Integrity is not just financial; it is intellectual integrity; it is professional integrity. You...
  • 2G case: SC asks CBI Director to file counteraffidavit September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday asked Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Ranjit Sinha to file a counteraffidavit against the allegations leveled against him by senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan in the 2G spectrum case. SC has adjourned the case till next Monday. Bhushan also submitted the original entry/guest diary...
  • Cutoff 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 cutoff date for accepting the applications for grant of 2G spectrum licences was taken to "favour" Unitech, a charge refuted by him. "It is...
  • 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...
  • 2G accused Dayanidhi Maran files nomination papers from Chennai Central April 5, 2014

    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...
  • Mobile phone tariffs likely to be hiked February 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Mobile phone tariffs are set to increase and freebies and discounts likely to be further brought down, leading mobile service providers made it clear on Sunday. The fresh spectrum purchases at the recent auction were being cited as one of the factors for the likely rise in tariffs. Marten Pieters,...
  • 2G Spectrum auction ends, government receives bids worth over Rs 60,000 crore February 13, 2014

    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 has...
  • SC refuses to review verdict barring HC from hearing 2G case February 12, 2014

    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 courtmonitored probe. "We have gone through the review petitions and the connected papers. We see no...
  • 3G spectrum auction after new government takes charge: Trai February 11, 2014

    The 3G spectrum in 2100 Mhz band should be made available by June and be auctioned immediately after the new government takes charge, Trai Chairman Rahul Khullar said on Tuesday. "You should be planning now what you are going to do in next 34 years from now. One is get 2100...
  • Spectrum auction begins, government expects to collect at least Rs 11,000 crore February 3, 2014

    The third round of spectrum auction started on Monday with eight telecom companies in fray, from which the government expects to garner at least Rs 11,300 crore. "The auction started at 9 am today," an official source said. The Department of Telecom has put on block around 385 MHz of radiowaves in...
  • 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 panIndia 4G telecoms permits three years ago, has also applied to bid in the auction...
  • Airtel, Vodafone, RJIL, 5 others apply for spectrum auction January 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and a surprise entrant Reliance Industries are among the 8 telecom operators that have applied for bidding in the next month's spectrum auction through which the government is expecting at least Rs 11,300 crore. Tata Teleservices, Idea Cellular and Anil Ambani Group's Reliance Communications were the...
  • Government plans to finalise spectrum charges before auction January 15, 2014

    The government expects to finalise the issue of annual spectrum charges, over which telecom operators have locked horns, before the auction of airwaves scheduled to start on February 3. "...all will be resolved before auction," Telecom Secretary M F Farooqui told reporters on the sidelines of the Telecom Sector Skill...
  • Enforcement Directorate likely to file chargesheet against Kanimozhi, A Raja January 13, 2014

    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 recently...
  • DoT defers spectrum auction to February 3 December 29, 2013

    New Delhi: The Department of Telecom has postponed the next spectrum auction to February 3 from January 23 amid pending issues, including spectrum usage charges, and a demand from operators seeking more time. The DoT also deferred the issue of clarifications to queries raised by potential bidders at the...
  • 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...