Bharti Mittal

  • We want to execute the toilet plan as fast as possible: TCS August 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Four days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked parliamentarians and corporate sector to help build separate toilets for girls in schools across the country by next year, Tata Consultancy and Bharti Foundation have decided to pledge Rs 100 crore each in this regard. TCS will earmark a budget of...
  • Sunil Mittal: Riding the high tide in Indian telecom November 28, 2013

    Sunil Bharti Mittal Chairman and managing director, Bharti Enterprises Age: 55 Rank in the Rich List: 10 Net Worth: $6.6 billion The Big Challenge Faced in the Last Year: Steadying Airtel's operations and maintaining its market leadership in a highly competitive, regulated and, yet, uncertain sector The Way Forward: Focusing on converting more voice customers to...
  • Nobody in India can buy Airtel, says Sunil Bharti Mittal October 3, 2013

    Johannesburg: Asserting that there is nobody in India who can buy Airtel, Bharti group Chairman Sunil Mittal said the telecom firm will look at opportunities to acquire another firm in India, provided that there is a clear merger and acquisition policy in place. "I don't think...
  • Leader Talk: In conversation with Steve Waugh, Rajan Bharti Mittal August 24, 2013

    In this show we talk about leadership mantras with successful leaders from the world of sports and corporate India....
  • Airtel cuts base plan package for 4G services by 31 pc June 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel customers can now avail its 4G data plans starting from Rs 450, down 31 per cent from Rs 650 earlier in Bengaluru, Kolkata, Pune and Chandigarh circles. The company, which recently reduced 2G data tariffs by 90 per cent in Punjab and Haryana, is trying to...
  • Another judge recuses from hearing Mittal, Ruia's pleas in SC April 18, 2013

    New Delhi: In a curious development, Justice AR Dave of Supreme Court on Thursday became the second judge in four days to recuse himself from the bench hearing the petitions of Bharti Cellular Ltd CMD Sunil Bharti Mittal and Essar Group promoter Ravi Ruia in a graft case related to...
  • SC to hear Sunil Mittal, Ravi Ruia's petition in 2G case April 15, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will take up Bharti Airtel Chairman Sunil Mittal and Essar Group promoter Ravi Ruia's petition challenging the summons of the CBI special court on Monday in a case related to alleged irregularities in the allocation of mobile phone bandwidth during the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance...
  • SC defers proceedings against Ravi Ruia in trial court April 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday postponed the proceedings in the Special CBI court against Essar Group promoter Ravi Ruia till April 16, who has been summoned as an accused in a corruption case related to allocation of additional 2G spectrum in 2002. A bench headed by Chief Justice...
  • Ravi Ruia moves SC challenging 2G court's summoning order April 9, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after Sunil Bharti Mittal, CMD of Bharti Cellular Ltd, got a temporary relief in a graft case related to allocation of additional 2G spectrum in 2002, Essar Group promoter Ravi Ruia also moved the Supreme Court challenging the Special CBI Court's order summoning him as an...
  • SC to hear Mittal's plea against 2G court summons April 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear Bharti Cellular Limited CMD Sunil Bharti Mittal's plea challenging the March 19 order of the special court summoning him as an accused in a corruption case related to allocation of additional 2G spectrum during the 2002 NDA regime. A bench...
  • Sunil Mittal moves SC against 2G court's summoning order April 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Bharti Cellular Limited CMD Sunil Bharti Mittal on Monday approached the Supreme Court challenging the March 19 order of the special 2G court summoning him as an accused in a corruption case related to allocation of additional spectrum during the NDA regime in 2002. Mittal, whose name was...
  • 2G auction will be over on first day; price too high: Mittal November 7, 2012

    Gurgaon: The reserve price of Rs 14,000 crore set for airwaves is "too high" and the auction of 2G spectrum will be over on the first day itself, Bharti group Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal said on Wednesday. "Reserve price is too high and we have been saying that since day...
  • 'Walmart's investment in Bharti arm as per law' October 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Bharti Enterprises has rejected allegations that it had violated rules in the investment by Walmart Stores Inc in its subsidiary. "(There is) no violation. It is as per the law of the land," Bharti Enterprises Vice-Chairman and Managing Director Rajan Bharti Mittal said. The Rs 455.8 crore investment by...
  • Rahul Gandhi attends Saif, Kareena's reception October 19, 2012

    Bollywood's newly-wed couple Saif Ali Khan And Kareena Kapoor were in the capital for their wedding reception on Thursday. And while we only got a glimpse of the couple, the scene outside seemed like the open hours of Parliament as politicians from left right and center joined Saifeena's wedding reception....
  • Bharti-Walmart will be a 50-50 pc partnership: Rajan Mittal September 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Ignoring political opposition to Foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail, Bharti Enterprises has already begun talks with Walmart to set up a retail chain in the country. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Bharti Enterprises Vice Chairman and MD Rajan Bharti Mittal clarified that like in their...
  • FDI in retail a signal of reforms to come: Rajan Bharti Mittal September 22, 2012

    While economists and financial experts have hailed the PM's recent economic policy decisions, the Opposition has slammed them as anti-people. ...
  • Spectrum auction: Telecom executives to meet Sibal May 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Chiefs of top telecom firms, including Bharti Airtel and Vodafone, will meet Union Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal on Wednesday evening to discuss their concerns following the TRAI's recommendations on spectrum auction. According to a Telecom Department official, the meeting will take place at Sibal's residence. It will have Sunil...
  • Budget 2012: Rajan Bharti Mittal wants reforms in retail March 9, 2012

    Rajan Bharti Mittal, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Bharti Enterprises, has said that Budget 2012 must provide a clear road-map for land acquisition and environmental clearance....
  • Meet India's 15 top paid CEOs February 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Naveen Jindal, the Chairman and Managing Director of Jindal Steel, is the top paid CEO in the country, with an income of more than Rs 67 crore per annum, according to data from Capitaline Database. Following Jindal is Kalanithi Maran, the Chairman & Managing Director of Sun TV Network....
  • India Inc fumes at holdback on FDI in retail December 8, 2011

    New Delhi: The government's decision to hold back FDI in retail may have bought peace with the Opposition and certain allies, but voices of disapproval have started coming in from India Inc. Corporate India has given a thumbs down to the Manmohan Singh government for backing down on FDI in retail....
  • FDI in retail will create more jobs: Rajan Bharti Mittal November 29, 2011

    The Bharti Enterprises MD said retailers in Punjab are already reaping benefits with their retail schemes. ...
  • Inflation, poverty spoil Govt's growth plan: Mittal January 28, 2011

    Sunil Mittal talks exclusively to Network 18 at Davos about Govt's plans and problems. ...
  • India at Davos: jobs, rising prices on agenda January 27, 2011

    New Delhi: Rising commodity prices, global economic risks and increasing unemployment are the issues that have made headlines at the World Economic Forum at Davos. About 2,500 global leaders are attending the summit and India is fielding its biggest-ever delegation of 125 CEOs and senior ministers like Home Minister P...
  • Forbes India: Sunil Mittal hungers for more July 25, 2009

    Sunil Mittal doesn’t show it. But there’s a very good chance that deep inside, he is feeling heady and excited again, after a long time. Of course, when Airtel hit 100 million customers in May, he hosted a gala dinner for his business partners, where A R Rahman performed live....
  • India Inc cries Modi-fy India, causes flutter January 15, 2009

    The praise of two leading industrialists - Anil Ambani and Sunil Bharti Mittal - for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and suggestions that he could be the prime minister has created a flutter in the political circles. On CNN-IBN's India At 9 Talking Point to debate the issue were Congress...
  • Industrialists should not praise Modi: Congress January 15, 2009

    New Delhi: Terming "Vibrant Gujarat" a "myth", the Congress party on Wednesday asked captains of industry to desist from praising Chief Minister Narendra Modi. "Vibrant Gujarat is a myth, it is a creation of Modi and the (ruling) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The reality is that Gujarat is one of...
  • Bharti CMD confident of 7-7.5 pc growth of Indian economy November 4, 2008

    Network 18 Shereen Bhan caught up with Bharti Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) Sunil Bharti Mittal to talk about the Indian economy. Here is the gist of the interview: CNBC: When you step down as Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) president you were cautious about where the Indian economy was...
  • Bharti to invest $2.5 bn to open stores June 21, 2007

    New Delhi: Unveiling its roadmap for the retail venture, Bharti Enterprises announced an investment of $2.5 billion and projected a revenue of $4.5 billion from the new business by 2015 on Monday. "The first store will be opened in the first quarter of 2008. Our plan is to invest $2.5 billion...
  • Ambani greets Bharti-Wal-Mart alliance November 27, 2006

    New Delhi: Unfazed by the tie-up between the world's biggest retailer Wal-Mart with Bharti Enterprises, Reliance Industries chief Mukesh Ambani welcomed the development and said the Indian market had enough space for more companies. The Indian retail market has space for at least 6-8 large players, Ambani said at the...