SUNIL MITTAL

  • Bharti Enterprises announces top level changes January 28, 2014

    In top level organisational changes, Bharti Enterprises on Tuesday elevated Gopal Vittal to head Airtel's operations in India and South Asia. Vittal is currently Airtel's joint MD amp;amp; CEO (India). Manoj Kohli will also relinquish his position as MD amp;amp; CEO (International) Bharti Airtel and will take over as MD of...
  • 2G: Those not charged can be tried if there's evidence, says SC January 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Hearing a plea in the 2G scam, the Supreme Court has said that a person can be tried by a court even if he or she is not made an accused or if their name is not in a chargesheet. The court has said that, however, this can...
  • 2G spectrum: Hearing against Sunil Mittal, Ravi Ruia on October 28 August 26, 2013

    A Delhi court on Monday fixed October 28 for hearing the additional spectrum case in which Bharti Cellular CMD Sunil Mittal, Essar Group promoter Ravi Ruia and others have been summoned as an accused. Special CBI Judge O P Saini adjourned Monday's proceedings in the case as Mittal and Ruia...
  • 2G spectrum case: Hearing deferred till Aug 26 August 14, 2013

    A Delhi court on Wednesday adjourned till August 26 the additional spectrum case with the counsel appearing for Bharti Cellular CMD Sunil Mittal and Essar Group promoter Ravi Ruia informing it that the matter is listed for hearing before the Supreme Court. Senior advocate Harish Salve, who appeared for Ruia, told...
  • 2G scam: Court asks Mittal, Ruia to seek clarification from SC July 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Bharti Cellular CMD Sunil Mittal and Essar Group promoter Ravi Ruia were on Wednesday told by a Delhi court that there was "no stay" on the proceedings before it in the additional spectrum allocation scam case and they could seek clarification on this issue from the Supreme Court. "There...
  • 2G spectrum scam: Court fixes July 8 for proceedings April 29, 2013

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday fixed July 8 for further proceedings in the additional 2G spectrum allocation case in which Bharti Cellular CMD Sunil Mittal, Essar Group promoter Ravi Ruia and others have been summoned as accused. Special CBI Judge OP Saini deferred the matter as the Supreme...
  • 2G case: SC exempts Sunil Mittal from personal apperance April 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday exempted Bharti Airtel CMD Sunil Mittal from personal appearance in a trial court in connection with a 2G spectrum allocation case. The apex court formally issued a notice on Mittal's plea and asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to submit its reply...
  • 2G case: New bench to hear Mittal, Ruia's pleas in SC April 23, 2013

    New Delhi: After recusal of two judges, a new bench has been constituted in the Supreme Court to hear the petitions of Bharti Cellular Ltd CMD Sunil Bharti Mittal and Essar Group promoter Ravi Ruia in a case of alleged irregularities related to allocation of additional 2G spectrum in 2002. Justice...
  • 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...
  • 2G: Sunil Mittal, Ravi Ruia to appear before SC today April 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Bharti Cellular Ltd CMD Sunil Bharti Mittal and Essar Group promoter Ravi Ruia will appear in the Supreme Court on Thursday to challenge a special 2G court summons issued to them. It has been alleged that Airtel was allotted extra spectrum during the NDA regime by the then...
  • 2G case: Mittal, Ruia furnish personal bonds in court April 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Bharti Cellular CMD Sunil Mittal and Essar Group promoter Ravi Ruia on Tuesday appeared in a Delhi court in connection with the additional 2G spectrum allocation case and furnished personal bonds in pursuance of the Supreme Court's direction. Both the accused placed on record the apex court's order...
  • SC defers proceedings against Sunil Mittal, Ravi Ruia April 15, 2013

    New Delhi: With one of the judges recusing himself, the Supreme Court on Monday deferred the hearing till Thursday on the pleas of Bharti Cellular Ltd CMD Sunil Bharti Mittal and Essar Group promoter Ravi Ruia challenging the summons issued to them as accused in a graft case related to...
  • SC defers Sunil Mittal summons to April 22 April 15, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has asked a lower court to defer until April 22 summons to Bharti Airtel Ltd Chairman Sunil Mittal in a case over alleged corruption in allocation of mobile airwaves. The apex court deferred the summons as it will continue hearing Mittal's plea seeking to have...
  • 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 BJPled National Democratic Alliance...
  • 2G case: SC hearing on Mittal, Ruia pleas on April 15 April 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Bharti CMD Sunil Mittal and Essar group promoter Ravi Ruia, who have been summoned as accused in the additional 2G spectrum allocation case, on Thursday appeared in a Delhi court which posted the matter for further proceedings on April 16. Mittal's counsel placed before special CBI judge OP...
  • 2G spectrum allocation case: Mittal, Ruia appear in court April 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Bharti CMD Sunil Mittal and Essar group promoter Ravi Ruia, who have been summoned as accused in the additional 2G spectrum allocation case, on Thursday appeared in a Delhi court which posted the matter for further proceedings on April 16. Mittal's counsel placed before special CBI judge OP...
  • SC to hear appeals filed by Bharti Airtel, Idea and Vodafone in 3G services case April 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Thursday hear appeals filed by Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular and Vodafone in response to notices sent to them regarding discontinuation of their 3G services in unlicensed cities. On April 8, the Apex Court had directed the telecom department to not take any 'coercive...
  • Week's breather for Sunil Mittal, six others in 2G case April 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday offered partial relief to Bharti Airtel chief Sunil Mittal and six others by directing the 2G case trial court not to withhold hearing till April 16, 2013 but also said it was free to proceed against any person not named in a charge...
  • SC to hear pleas of Sunil Mittal, Airtel today April 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday will hear the case against Bharti Cellular's CMD Sunil Bharti Mittal. He is one of the accused in allocation of 2G spectrum on 2002. However Mittal has contended that he cannot be singularly blamed for the alleged acts of the firm. A bench headed...
  • Supreme Court to hear pleas of Sunil Mittal, Airtel on Monday April 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear tomorrow a plea of Sunil Bharti Mittal, CMD of Bharti Cellular Limited, against his summoning as an accused in a corruption case related to allocation of additional 2G spectrum in 2002. A bench headed by Chief Justice Altamas Kabir will also be hearing...
  • 2G case: Court summons Bharti head Sunil Mittal, ex-Telecom Secretary March 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Chairman of Bharti Airtel Ltd Sunil Mittal was ordered on Tuesday to appear before an CBI court on April 11 in a case over alleged corruption in 2G spectrum. The court also summoned former Telecom Secretary Shyamal Ghosh and former head of Vodafone Group Plc's Indian unit Asim Ghosh...
  • Bharti Infratel shares fall over 10 per cent in debut December 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Bharti Infratel, backed by billionaire Sunil Mittal, fell as much as 12.7 per cent in its trading debut after raising about $760 million in India's biggest IPO in two years, weighed down by a cautious outlook for mobile tower operators. The IPO, priced near the lower end of...
  • Bharti Airtel Q4 net falls 28 pc as competition bites May 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel India's biggest mobile phone carrier by subscribers, reported its ninth straight quarterly profit decline as intense price competition and losses on foreign exchange eroded earnings. Consolidated net profit fell to 10.06 billion rupees in the fourth quarter ended March from 14 billion rupees a year earlier, Bharti...
  • Mobile tariff to rise if spectrum is charged: Mittal March 2, 2012

    Barcelona: Indian mobile phone users will have to pay more if the service providers are charged for spectrum, which was earlier given free to the operators, Chairman of the country's largest telecom company Bharti Airtel Sunil Mittal has said. "We have been offering services with lower tariffs when we have not...
  • Sunil Mittal seeks balanced growth in telecom industry March 2, 2012

    Barcelona: Underlining the need for a balanced growth in the telecom industry, Bharti group chief Sunil Mittal on Thursday favoured affordable tariffs that would also be viable for the sector. Against the backdrop of Indian telecom sector passing through turbulent times, Mittal quipped "who will gain...
  • Bharti profit hit by tough competition in India February 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel Ltd disappointed investors with its eighth straight quarter of falling profit as the world's No 5 mobile carrier by users was buffeted by fierce competition from rivals in its home market. Bharti, controlled by billionaire Sunil Mittal, on Wednesday reported net profit for the three months to...
  • 'No penalty on telcos till proper procedure evolved' November 28, 2011

    New Delhi: No more penalties will be levied on telecom operators till reasonable procedure is evolved, Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal has said, a move that will give big relief to the industry. "I have passed an order that no fine will be imposed henceforth till such a time we evolve reasonable...
  • The highs and lows of the richest Indians November 15, 2011

    Reflecting the global turmoil, the fortunes of a majority of the richest Indians fell this year. Even then, 15 individuals managed to break into his exclusive club. Oh, the ways of wealth! After two years of unprecedented richness, the 100 richest people in India have turned poorer in 2011. With the...
  • Business better than perception: Sunil Mittal November 9, 2011

    New Delhi: Amid concerns of economic slowdown and policy paralysis, noted industrialist and telecom czar Sunil Mittal on Wednesday said "business is better than perception". Praising the government for its initiatives to deal with the current economic issues, Mittal said, "I have never seen in a long period of time, the...
  • The Reliance juggernaut on the move, again! October 20, 2011

    India, for Paul E Jacobs CEO of $ 11billion telecom research and hardware company Qualcomm has been like a box of chocolates, in a very Forrest Gump way. The good surprise came on June 11, 2010, when Qualcomm won the licence to offer broadband wireless access (BWA) in...