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A Raja denies giving 2G licences to ineligible STPL, Unitech

Former Telecom Minister A Raja Wednesday denied in a Delhi court the suggestion of CBI that he had granted 2G spectrum licences to Unitech group of companies and Swan Telecom Pvt Ltd (STPL) despite knowing that they were "ineligible" to get the radio waves.

Jul 23, 2014, 21:32 PM IST

DoT accepts Rao's opinion on number of 2G licences cancelled

The DoT decision would come as relief to Tata Teleservies.

Oct 20, 2013, 23:10 PM IST

Loop's investor files int'l arbitration against Indian govt

Loop Telecom's investor KHML has filed international arbitration against Indian government seeking damages of over USD 1 billion for 2G licences in which it had invested and were cancelled by Supreme Court on February 2, 2012.

Oct 01, 2013, 15:45 PM IST

'Tata Tele's licenses not covered in SC cancellation order'

Industry associations had represented to the government that the Supreme Court's February 2012 order covered 141 telecom permits including 19 of Tatas, and not 122 2G licences.

Jul 03, 2013, 19:40 PM IST

CBI pulled up for not naming corporate honchos in telecom scam

The court, after hearing CBI's arguments, reserved its order for March 19 on the issue of taking cognisance of the charge sheet.

Mar 08, 2013, 22:53 PM IST

Nexus between prosecutor and accused in 2G case: NGO moves SC

The controversy over alleged nexus between CBI prosecutor and one of the accused in the 2G scam Tuesday reached Supreme Court with an NGO urging it to direct the agency to register a criminal case.

Feb 19, 2013, 19:44 PM IST

JPC examining 2G case may not call ministers as witnesses

He said after calling the CBI to sum up its investigation before the panel on February 12, the JPC will hear Telecom Secretary R Chandrasekhar the same evening to corroborate the evidence gathered by the panel so far.

Feb 05, 2013, 20:15 PM IST

Press Note on 2G spectrum changed at the last minute: Vahanvati

Vahanvati, who was Solicitor General in 2008 and is now Attorney General, denied there had been discussions with him as claimed by Raja about his going ahead with "preemptive and proactive" decisions in a letter.

Feb 05, 2013, 19:40 PM IST

SC extends deadline of existing operators of 2G spectrum

The Supreme Court Monday extended till February 4 the January 18 deadline for existing operators of 2G spectrum to carry out operations and asked the Centre to spell out the price to be charged for continuing with their service after cancellation of licences last year.

Jan 14, 2013, 15:51 PM IST

Consider extending deadline for telecos to operate: Govt to SC

The Centre Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to consider allowing the telecom operators, whose 2G licences were cancelled last year, to continue to operate after the January 18 deadline with a condition that they "will be liable to pay" for the spectrum as per the proposed price of the upcoming auction scheduled on March 11.

Jan 08, 2013, 20:50 PM IST

Govt looking at options to protect cos with cancelled permits

The Telecom Ministry is looking at options to protect the interests of companies whose 2G licences will stand cancelled after January 18 but are willing to continue operations in India.

Jan 03, 2013, 20:39 PM IST

SSTL to look at low investment model if operations continue

Sistema Shyam Teleservices Ltd (SSTL), whose 21 licences were cancelled by the Supreme Court in February, has said it will look at a business model that involves lower investments than those made in the past if its operations continue.

Nov 25, 2012, 18:29 PM IST

2G case: Trial completes one year, over 100 witnesses examined

The ongoing trial in the 2G spectrum allocation case, involving high-profile accused like former Telecom Minister A Raja and DMK MP Kanimozhi Sunday completed a year, yielding the recording of over 3,000 pages of depositions in examination of over 100 witnesses.

Nov 11, 2012, 10:34 AM IST

Raja wanted "faster" procedure to give licences: 2G witness

A former senior official of the Department of Telecom (DoT) on Friday told a Delhi court that erstwhile Telecom Minister A Raja wanted a "faster" procedure to give the 2G licences to the applicant firms.

Nov 09, 2012, 19:16 PM IST

Sistema row could have 'great repercussion': Russia

Russia on Sunday said the row over its telecom firm Sistema in India will have "great repercussion" not only on bilateral cooperation but also for foreign investments in the country.

Oct 14, 2012, 23:11 PM IST

Planning Commission official questioned by JPC on 2G

A senior bureaucrat was questioned by JPC on 2G on her `failure` to raise the issue of revision of entry fee for universal access service licences.

Oct 11, 2012, 23:04 PM IST

Telenor aims to self-finance Indian ops by 2013-end

Besides, Telenor is fighting at loggerheads with its JV partner Unitech on issues including differences over valuation and future funding of Uninor.

Sep 19, 2012, 21:49 PM IST

2G scam: RBI Governor Subbarao to appear before JPC

RBI Governor D Subbarao, who was the Finance Secretary when 2G licences were allocated, will appear before the Joint Parliamentary Committee examining the issue as a witness on September 18.

Sep 07, 2012, 19:34 PM IST

Telecom Commission meeting on Monday to discuss new licences

These new licences will be issued to companies that will win spectrum in auction due this year.

Aug 28, 2012, 21:52 PM IST

Answers to Prez Ref will not undo 2G verdict: SC

"The fact of the matter is that they (Centre) have not complied with the judgement," it further said, adding that "they have not held auction of the spectrum as per the judgement."

Aug 27, 2012, 21:22 PM IST