Telecom Minister

  • JPC meet on 2G scam on September 23 to be stormy after clean chit to PM 13-09-2013 08:22 PM

    New Delhi: The meeting of JPC on 2G scam on September 23 is set to be stormy as it has to adopt its controversial draft report which gave clean chit to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and indicted former Telecom Minister A Raja. Battle lines have been drawn for the meeting...
  • 2G scam: Probe against Maran complete, CBI tells SC 10-07-2013 11:08 PM

    New Delhi: The CBI has completed its probe against former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran and others in a 2G scam case relating to Aircel-Maxis deal, the agency told the Supreme Court on Wednesday. The agency told the court that it will be approaching the government seeking financial sanction for evaluation...
  • Kapil Sibal approves Rs 104 cr penalty on Vodafone 04-04-2013 09:10 AM

    New Delhi: Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal is learnt to have approved a recommendation by two internal committees of the Department of Telecom (DoT) for imposing a fine of about Rs 104 crore on Vodafone for allegedly violating the licence conditions on routing of calls. "It was approved on March 23,"...
  • Kapil Sibal's personal website hacked 30-11-2012 06:59 PM

    New Delhi: Union Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal's personal website has been hacked and defaced by groups alleging Internet censorship and curbs on free speech. The website 'www.kapilsibalmp.com' was on Thursday attacked and contents were altered to show the minister in poor light. Sibal, who represents the Chandni Chowk constituency in...
  • 'Raja ignoring PM advice hints of conspiracy' 22-10-2011 11:48 PM

    New Delhi: Former Telecom Minister A Raja ignoring Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's advice to consider auctioning 2G spectrum "smacks of conspiracy" with the minister violating all norms including revision of entry fee for the licenses, a Delhi court on Saturday said. "No outside agency/court was asking for revision of entry...
  • '2G scam began after Raja became minister' 22-10-2011 11:36 PM

    New Delhi: The conspiracy to allocate 2G spectrum to ineligible telecom operators for illegal graft began after A Raja became Minister for Telecommunication and Information Technology, said a Delhi court on Saturday while putting him on trial along with 16 others, including DMK MP Kanimozhi. "The conspiracy started after accused...
  • Raja favoured RTL, Swan, Unitech over Tata: court 22-10-2011 10:33 PM

    New Delhi: Former Telecom Minister A Raja deliberately gave dual technology benefits to Reliance ADA Group telecom firm and denied it to Tata Group companies by delaying "in-principle approval" for the Unified Access Services (UAS) licenses, a Delhi court on Saturday said. Special CBI Judge OP Saini said Raja had,...
  • 2G: inherited policy of predecessors, says Raja 25-07-2011 08:42 PM

    New Delhi: Former Telecom Minister A Raja defended himself in 2G spectrum allocation scam by saying he had continued the policy inherited from NDA rpt NDA government and his predecessors were backed by the union cabinet and his effort was to make cellular phone services affordable to the man on...
  • Ministers, MPs guilty of conflict of interest? 08-07-2011 10:23 PM

    On Talking Point Rajdeep Sardesai asks, 'Ministers and MPs guilty of conflict of interest?' ...
  • 2G: JPC to call all telecom ministers from 1998 07-06-2011 07:18 PM

    New Delhi: The Joint Parliamentary Committee panel (JPC) on 2G may call all former Telecom Ministers from 1998 for recording evidence in 2G spectrum allocation probe. The JPC panel has finalised a list of 85 witnesses who would be asked to depose before it in connection with spectrum issue. JPC...
  • Raja in Time list of ignominious leaders club 19-05-2011 04:39 PM

    New York: Former Telecom Minister A Raja, at the centre of the 2G spectrum allocation scam, has earned the dubious distinction of figuring in the list of Time Magazine's "an ignominious club of privileged leaders who stepped too far". The 2G scam is ranked No 2 in the list of...
  • M&A norms for telcos need to be liberal: Sibal 11-04-2011 01:57 PM

    Current rules do not allow one company to hold 10 per cent or more in two competing operators. ...
  • M&A norms for telcos need to be liberal: Sibal 11-04-2011 01:09 PM

    New Delhi: Merger and acquisition guidelines in India's crowded telecoms sector need to be liberal, Telecoms Minister Kapil Sibal said on Monday. India is overhauling its decade-old telecoms policy in a bid to make the world's second-largest market for mobile phone services more transparent after the sector was hit by...
  • Sibal's zero loss stand on 2G bizarre: Oppn 08-01-2011 06:19 PM

    Guwahati/New Delhi: Opposition parties on Saturday slammed as bizarre, flawed and a cover-up exercise Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal's stand that there was no loss at all on account of the controversial 2G spectrum allocation after debunking CAG estimates of a Rs 1.76 lakh crore loss. The Opposition leaders, including PAC...
  • Shourie flays Raja, says he's ready for probe 18-12-2010 01:45 PM

    New Delhi: Claiming that the telecom sector was clean during his tenure, former Telecom Minister Arun Shourie on Saturday said that he was ready to be questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Flaying A Raja over the 2G spectrum scam, Shourie said the UPA minister flouted rules and...
  • Kapil Sibal to get Telecom Ministry: Sources 15-11-2010 04:13 PM

    New Delhi: Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal will also handle the telecom portfolio, sources have told CNN-IBN. The post of telecom minister fell vacant after A Raja resigned on Sunday night following allegations of his involvement in the 2G spectrum scam. The move by the Congress to keep...
  • SC slams CBI over 2G spectrum scam probe 29-10-2010 02:22 PM

    New Delhi: Supreme Court (SC) has in one of it's rare indictments has slammed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for the shoddy investigation into the multi-crore 2G spectrum scam on Friday. The apex court has asked the central investigation agency as to how much time will it take to...
  • SC issues notice to A Raja on 2G spectrum scam 13-09-2010 11:50 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to Telecom Minister A Raja and the Centre on the alleged 2G spectrum scam. The notice has been issued on the alleged irregularities in allocation of 2G spectrum and has asked for a response on a petition seeking the court...