Govt seeks extension of 2G auction deadline from Supreme court

The EGoM on telecom on Tuesday decided to approach the Supreme Court to seek the extension of August 31 deadline to complete auction of 2G airwaves.  “Auctioneer has given us schedule… we will approach the Supreme Court to place before them the fact what government has done. Also, place before them that in terms of […]

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Chidambaram favoured 2G auction, CBI tells Supreme court

The CBI on Thursday strongly defended home minister P Chidambaram, saying that the finance ministry under him had consistently favoured “auction and indexisation” of 2G spectrum price. An apex court bench of Justice GS Singhvi and Justice AK Ganguly was told that the “finance ministry took a consistent stand and never deviated from its position […]

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2G auction in continuity with NDA policy: Raja

Defending his role in the allocation of 2G spectrum, former communications minister A. Raja Monday said the decision to auction the scarce radio frequency was a continuity of the policy of the previous National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government. “I have only implemented what I have inherited. Dayanidhi Maran (communications minister from 2004-07) resigned, so I […]

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