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Economic Survey 2017: Policy making constrained due to bureaucratic caution

Economic Survey 2017: Policy making constrained due to bureaucratic caution

Policy making in certain areas like telecom and banking has been severely constrained due to "abundant caution in bureaucratic decision-making", the Economic Survey said on Tuesday.

DoT call for bidding in allocation of spectrum

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RCom in talks with Aircel to merge mobile businesses

RCom in talks with Aircel to merge mobile businesses

The combination of RCom, Aircel, MTS wireless businesses will hold 19.3 percent of the total spectrum allocated to the the industry - the highest in the country by an entity.

Deparement of Telecom speeds up spectrum allocation, issues LoI

"As of now, we are expediting to allocate the spectrum which has already been auctioned this year...The Letter of Intent has been issued to all," Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told PTI.

SC refuses to halt ongoing trial in 2G spectrum cases

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to stay the trial of 2G spectrum allocation scam cases before a special court during the pendency of a bunch of petitions before it seeking quashing of charges against the accused.

Telcos may gain as DoT is recalculating one-time spectrum fee

"The process has started. I cannot share exact time when the notice will be send but possibly within a month," the official said.

Additional spectrum: Hearing against Mittal, Ruia on May 28

Sunil Mittal, Ravi Ruia and others have been summoned as accused.

DoT to seek fresh legal view on allocating spectrum to TTSL

The Department of Telecom may seek fresh legal opinion on the Cabinet decision to allocate a spectrum slot to Tata Teleservices Ltd (TTSL) on the basis of 2001 rate of about Rs 1,658 crore per Mhz.

Expect over Rs 40,000 cr from spectrum sale this fiscal: Secy

The Empowered Group of Ministers has approved the price recommended by Telecom Commission.

New bench constituted in SC to monitor and hear 2G scam

Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam has constituted a new bench to hear all cases pertaining to 2G scam after Justice G S Singhvi, who has been hearing for the last three years on irregularities in the allocation of spectrum, expressed his desire to be relieved in view of his retirement in December.

Govt issues fresh spectrum to Vodafone in 14 circles

Government has allocated spectrum to Vodafone in all 14 service areas, where the telecom major won in November 2012 auction for Rs 1,127.94 crore.

CBI seeks to place in court CD of Radia's conversations

He also said the transcripts related to conversation between Radia and other individuals and the calls were intercepted by the Income Tax Department.

2G: Tatas lost race, ineligible Swan got spectrum, says Radia

She said TTSL had applied for dual technology licences in 2007 which was granted in 2008 but it did not get the spectrum.

2G: Niira Radia likely to appear as witness in court tomorrow

Former corporate lobbyist Niira Radia, a key prosecution witness in the 2G spectrum allocation scam, is likely to appear tomorrow before a Delhi court to record her statement in the case.

2G case: SC to hear petitions of Sunil Mittal, Ravi Ruia

The Supreme Court will hear the petitions of Sunil Mittal, the chairman of Bharti Airtel and Ravi Ruia, one of the founders of Essar Group, which challenges the summons of a CBI special court the case of alleged irregularities in the allocation of additional 2G spectrum in 2002.

Panel asked to submit report on spectrum allocation soon

Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal has asked a committee, which is examining the conditions for allocation of spectrum to different entities, to submit its report soon.

DoT working on spectrum allocation policy at auction price

The government is examining whether telecom spectrum can be allocated administratively at the price that was discovered through auction, a process which was stopped following the Supreme Court verdict in the 2G spectrum case.

Telcos asked to pay Rs 8,000 cr spectrum fee by Jan 15

The government has asked telecom operators to pay the first instalment of Rs 8,115.68 crore of one-time spectrum fee by January 15, sources said.

Charges in spectrum case in NDA regime for cognisance on Monday

A local court will take up for cognisance on Monday the charge sheet in the allocation of additional spectrum during the NDA regime with CBI saying the then government's decision had "brightened" the outcome of the IPO of one Bharti Airtel's group companies.

Airtel, Vodafone charged in spectrum allocation in NDA regime

The agency filed its charge sheet, also naming former telecom Secretary Shyamal Ghosh as accused, before Special CBI Judge O P Saini who fixed January 14 for consideration of the charge sheet.