TELECOM

  • Congress should revisit their own procedures on TRAI, says Uma Bharati July 11, 2014

    The amended Bill was introduced in Lok Sabha by Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. The TRAI Bill has to be amended to allow the appointment of former TRAI chairman Nripendra Misra as principal secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Defending the government, Uma Bharati said, "Tell the Congress to revisit...
  • Airtel not to renew sponsorship deal with BCCI: Sources September 18, 2013

    Sources have told CNN-IBN that Telecom giant Airtel has decided not to renew it's sponsorship deal, worth Rs 3.33 crore, with the BCCI. ...
  • 2G scam: A Raja was given a chance to be heard, says Chacko April 22, 2013

    JPC chairman PC Chacko has refuted the allegations made by former telecom minister A Raja saying the latter was given heard by the panel before the draft report was prepared. Raja has alleged that the JPC prepared its report without hearing him. ...
  • CBI registers case against Airtel, Tata, SingTel for flouting telecom department norms February 24, 2013

    The CBI has registered a case against Bharti Airtel and Tata Communications Ltd for allegedly violating norms set down by the telecom department. The CBI claims it found that the companies had an arrangement with Singapore Telecom for international call facilities. ...
  • News 360: PM hosts dinner for UPA allies to ensure support for FDI in retail November 16, 2012

    The Samajwadi Party on Friday announced a list of 55 candidates for the Lok Sabha election. ...
  • SC opinion on 2G vindicated govt stand: Chidambaram September 28, 2012

    In a major relief for the government, the Supreme Court on Thursday clarified that the auction order in the 2G scam was only restricted to telecom spectrum and not for all natural resources. The Supreme Court held the 2G Presidential Reference as maintainable. A fivejudge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice...
  • News 360: Sharad Pawar quits as telecom EGoM head July 2, 2012

    Sharad Pawar declines the Prime Minister's move to make him the chairman of the EGoM on telecom allocation. ...
  • Loop Telecom seeks compensation for cancelled 2G licence May 29, 2012

    Loop Telecom moved the Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) on Tuesday for compensation for its cancelled 2G licence. ...
  • 2G accused A Raja attends Parliament after 15 months May 16, 2012

    A day after getting out of Tihar Jail on bail, DMK MP A Raja has attended parliamentary proceedings on Wednesday. ...
  • TRAI suggests 10fold hike in 2G tariffs April 24, 2012

    If the government implements TRAI suggestion, mobile tariffs could increase. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Second phase of telecom revolution yet to come: Sam Pitroda February 5, 2012

    On Devil's advocate, the father of Indian telecommunication Sam Pitroda said that Supreme Court's verdict on 2G will not affect the telecom revolution. ...
  • 2G verdict: Established players like Bharti, Vodafone to benefit February 2, 2012

    As many as 122 2G licenses cancelled in 22 circles across India in a country of 900 million subscribers, it is less than 5 per cent. ...
  • SC order in 2G not a bad news for investors: Telecom expert February 2, 2012

    Telecom expert Mahesh Uppal says that the SC order in 2G case will bring more transparency in the allocation process. ...
  • SC order on 2G licences excellent: Arun Shourie February 2, 2012

    Former telecom minister Arun Shourie welcome the court's order of cancelling all 122 2G licences. ...
  • SC order not a reprieve for Chidambaram: Swamy February 2, 2012

    The Supreme Court on Thursday referred the P Chidambaram's matter in the 2G case to the trial court. ...
  • Sanction in 2G case was a big hurdle: Swamy January 31, 2012

    The Supreme Court said that Subramanian Swamy had the locus to seek sanction from the PMO for prosecution in the 2G case. ...
  • Will challenge court order in 2G case: Balwa's lawyer October 22, 2011

    Vijay Aggarwal, counsel for Shahid Balwa, Vinod Goenka and others said the next step is to challenge the trial courts order. ...
  • 2G spectrum scam case: What the charges are October 22, 2011

    All 17 accused in the 2G scam case were charged under IPC Section 409. Here are the details of all of the charges. ...
  • TWTW: LK Advani's Jan Chetna Yatra October 16, 2011

    This week on The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha brings the funny side to BJP leader LK Advani's Rath Yatra, the BlackBerry outage and the new Telecom policy. ...
  • Spectrum to be made available at market valuations: Sibal October 11, 2011

    Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal on Monday unveiled a draft of the new telecom policy that will focus on transparency. ...
  • Banks, education exempted from 100 SMS cap: Sibal September 27, 2011

    Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal has clarified that certain sectors like education, banking, airlines and railways are exempted from the 100 messages cap. ...
  • 2G: PMO explains 'at arm's length' note July 31, 2011

    Prime Minister was not looking the other way on the issue of the sale of 2G spectrum. ...
  • Ministers, MPs guilty of conflict of interest? July 8, 2011

    On Talking Point Rajdeep Sardesai asks, 'Ministers and MPs guilty of conflict of interest?' ...
  • CBI working without interference on 2G probe: Swamy April 20, 2011

    Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy spaeks to CNNIBN over the CBI's approach in the 2G scam probe. ...
  • M&A norms for telcos need to be liberal: Sibal April 11, 2011

    Current rules do not allow one company to hold 10 per cent or more in two competing operators. ...
  • Newsmaker of the day: Arun Shourie February 8, 2011

    Former telecom minister Arun Shourie who said Kapil Sibal acts like A Raja's advocate is the newsmaker of the day. ...
  • 2G scam: Raja to appear in court today February 3, 2011

    Raja's personal secy RK Chandolia and former telecom secy Siddharth Behuria to appear as well. ...
  • Does Raja's arrest mean justice done in 2G scam? February 2, 2011

    On Talking Point, Rajdeep Sardesai asks, 'Does the arrest of A Raja mean justice done in the 2G Scam?' ...
  • Raja's arrest won't affect ties with DMK: Cong February 2, 2011

    A Raja's arrest however has had no impact on the Opposition's demand for a JPC. ...