THE 2G SCAM

  • 2G scam: Sinha writes 3rd letter to PM, asks him to appear before JPC April 24, 2013

    New Delhi: BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, a member of the JPC probing the 2G scam, on Wednesday wrote to the PM asking him to respond to the serious charges leveled by Raja on him before JPC through a letter and documents supporting his claims. This is the third letter Sinha has...
  • 2G, Coalgate rock Parliament, Oppn divided over PM's resignation April 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The BJP on Tuesday sharpened its attack on the UPA government demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the 2G spectrum scam and coalgate. Even as the Opposition appeared divided over seeking PM's resignation, for the Congress these are worrying times. The passage of crucial bills...
  • No reference of Vajpayee in JPC draft report on 2G: Chacko April 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Apparently seeking to pacify an angry BJP, JPC chief PC Chacko on Tuesday dismissed reports that the panel has named former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in its draft report in the 2G scam. "We have the highest regard for Atal Bihari Vajpayee. This report has not mentioned...
  • 2G: Raja unlikely to depose before JPC, say sources February 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Former telecom minister and a prime accused in the 2G spectrum scam case, A Raja will not be deposing in front of the Joint Parliamentary Committtee (JPC), sources said on Tuesday. Raja on Saturday wrote to Speaker Meira Kumar demanding that he be allowed to appear before the...
  • 2G collusion: CPIL files plea in SC demanding FIR in the case February 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) has filed an application in the Supreme Court in the 2G case saying an FIR should be registered on the basis of the CNNIBN revelation. CNNIBN accessed tapes where former CBI prosecutor AK Singh is allegedly talking to Unitech MD Sanjay Chandra....
  • Telecom firms not part of new 2G auction won't operate: SC February 15, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the telecom firms whose licences were cancelled and didn't participate in fresh auction for 2G spectrum will cease to operate forthwith. Sistema and Tata Tele were among those who did not bid in the auction. The court also ruled that the telecom...
  • 2G: CBI chief quizzed by PAC over prosecutoraccused collusion February 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Ranjit Singh appeared before the Parliament Accounts Committee on Wednesday and was questioned about the CNNIBN story on alleged collusion between the agency's former prosecutor and a key accused in the 2G spectrum scam case. Even though the CBI has removed its prosecutor...
  • 2G: BJP set to raise collusion issue at PAC meet February 13, 2013

    New Delhi: After the Central Bureau of Investigation Director was quizzed by the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Tuesday over the prosecutoraccused nexus issue in the 2G scam, the Bharatiya Janata Party is all set to raise it at the Public Accounts Committee meeting on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the CBI preliminary inquiry...
  • No need to call Unitech MD and CBI prosecutor: JPC chief February 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Rejecting the need to call CBI public prosecutor AK Singh and Unitech MD Sanjay Chandra, who allegedly colluded in the 2G case, JPC chief PC Chacko said, "No need to call the persons who allegedly colluded. We have called the concerned persons. We cannot call everyone. The JPC...
  • No serious suggestion to call Unitech MD, CBI prosecutor: JPC chief February 12, 2013

    PC Chacko said that according to the CBI chief, the reports regarding allegations of collusion between its former prosecutor AK Singh and United MD Sanjay Chandra are correct. ...
  • Will check if there is prosecutionaccused collusion in 2G: Manish Tewari February 12, 2013

    Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Manish Tewari said the government will check if there is a prosecutionaccused nexus if the tapes carrying conversations between the CBI prosecution and accused is are found to be authentic. ...
  • 2G: New allegations reflect sad state of CBI, says Jaswant Singh February 12, 2013

    Senior BJP leader Jaswant Singh who is a member of the JPC has hit back at the government over the 2G scam. He said the new revelation reflects the sorry state of the investigating agency and its collusion with the government. ...
  • Live: JPC to submit 2G case report by May 10 February 12, 2013

    New Delhi: 6:43 pm: The CBI chief was very worried following CNNIBN's expose, says PC Chacko. 6:41 pm: JPC chief PC Chacko says the parliamentary panel will submit the report on 2G case by May 10. "There is no need to call the ministers. We cannot call everyone. The JPC has...
  • 2G: JPC to quiz CBI chief over alleged prosecutoraccused nexus February 12, 2013

    New Delhi: It is the last hearing of the Joint Parliamentary Committee looking into the 2G scam on Tuesday. CBI director Ranjit Sinha and Telecom Secretary R Chandrashekhar are scheduled to appear before the committee and are likely to be quizzed over the latest 2G twist revealed by CNNIBN. ...
  • 2G: Nira Radia unwell, may not appear in court December 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Former corporate lobbyist Nira Radia, a prosecution witness in the 2G spectrum scam case was expected to depose before a Delhi court this week. However, that may not happen. Sources told CNNIBN that Radia's lawyers are likely to move court and seek exemption on medical grounds. Radia's lawyers are...
  • Not defending government on 2G report: RP Singh November 25, 2012

    Former Director General of Audit, Post and Telecommunications, CAG, RP Singh on Saturday kept the controversy alive on his earlier claim that Public Accounts Committee Chairman and BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi had influenced the 2G report that indicted the government. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, the exaudit...
  • SC extends 2G auction deadline till Jan 11, 2013 August 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has extended the deadline for a fresh auction of the 2G spectrum licences till January 11, 2013. The court has said that if the orders are not complied with, the court will issue contempt proceedings against the officers responsible. "Exemplary costs may be imposed in the...
  • BJP has no case, can't hold a nation hostage: Congress August 24, 2012

    Congress Spokesperson Manish Tewari said that the Opposition has no case against Finance Minister P Chidambaram. ...
  • The Last Word: What's the future of the 2G case? May 16, 2012

    Now that all the 2G accused have been released on bail, where does the case stand? ...
  • 2G: Court issues warning to Ruias, Khaitans March 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Essar Group promoters Anshuman and Ravi Ruia, accused in a case flowing out of the 2G scam, were on Saturday directed by a Delhi Court to appear in person before it with a warning they would suffer if they do not do so. The warning came from Special CBI...
  • 2G: Ruias, Khaitans told to appear in court March 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Essar Group promoters Anshuman and Ravi Ruia, accused in a case flowing out of the 2G scam, were on Saturday directed by a Delhi Court to appear in person before it with a warning they would suffer if they do not do so. The warning came from Special...
  • 2G: Kanimozhi allowed to attend Budget Session March 12, 2012

    New Delhi: DMK MP Kanimozhi, facing trial for her alleged role in the 2G spectrum allocation case, was on Monday allowed by a Delhi court to participate in the ongoing Budget Session of Parliament. Special CBI Judge OP Saini allowed Kanimozhi's plea to attend the session after the CBI did not...
  • Swamy adds to Cong's woes, joins NDA March 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The combination of an opposition on the warpath and aggressive allies like the Trinamool is likely to trouble the government in the Budget session. But adding to its woes, the rival NDA camp will now include Janta Party President Subramanian Swamy as an ally. Swamy has been gunning for...
  • 2G: Swamy moves SC challenging court order on PC February 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging a Delhi Court's decision to dismiss his plea to make Union Home Minister P Chidambaram as a coaccused in the 2G scam. Earlier, Swamy told a "MeetThePress" programme that in...
  • 2G: Telenor seeks compensation from Unitech February 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Telenor Group is seeking indemnities from Unitech and a new local partner, reports CNBCTV18's Siddharth Zarabi. There is no mention of the warranty claims or the amount that is sought as compensation. The press release talks about the share purchase agreement, share subscription agreement, at the time, when Telenor...
  • Top telecom cos to be charged for extra spectrum February 8, 2012

    New Delhi: In what comes as another shock for the telecom industry, the government is set to recommend that older players like Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea be charged for excess spectrum that they hold. CNNIBN has accessed a draft Cabinet note that is set to recommend the same. Sources say...
  • Treat our companies fairly: Norway IT Minister to India February 6, 2012

    Norwegian IT Minister Rigmor Aasrud has sought an appointment with her Indian counterpart to discuss the 2G verdict. ...
  • 2G: Norway to discuss SC verdict with India February 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Concerned over the impact of the recent Supreme Court verdict cancelling 122 2G licences, Norwegian IT Minister Rigmor Aasrud has sought an appointment with her Indian counterpart to discuss the issue as the government braces itself up for diplomatic parleys. Aasrud, Norwegian minister of government administration, IT and...
  • Full text: 2G court order on plea against PC February 4, 2012

    New Delhi: The role of Union Home Minister P Chidambaram in the 2G spectrum allocation scam will not be investigated and he cannot be made a coaccused in the case, a Delhi court ruled on Saturday while dismissing Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy's petition. Here is the full text of...
  • Case against PC may not have been strong: Sorabjee February 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Former attorney general Soli Sorabjee on Saturday supported the 2G trial court order rejecting Janata party President Subramanian Swamy's plea against Home Minister P Chidambaram. He said that special CBI Judge OP Saini was an efficient judge and his order mean that there may not have been a...