AGR dues case : All eyes on repayment timeline and brokerages ].

The telecom operators have filed their affidavits regarding payment possibilities in the AGR dues case with the Supreme Court, according to people in the know. The next hearing on the matter is scheduled for tomorrow and the market will be keenly watching the repayment timeline decision. In the last hearing, the apex court asked telecom […]

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PIL in SC seeks free telecom and DTH services ahead Coronavirus impact.

The list of COVID-19 related demands before the Supreme Court is growing, with a fresh Public Interest Petition (PIL) now seeking free telecom services and free access to satellite TV channels via DTH networks. The PIL has sought for SC to direct the Department of Telecom (DOT) and Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to […]

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Delhi HC quashes two IT notices to Bharti Airtel

In a relief to Bharti Airtel Ltd, Delhi High Court has quashed two show cause notices issued to the telecom major by the Income Tax (IT) department regarding interconnection charges payments made by the company to various foreign entities. A bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and Deepa Sharma allowed the petition filed by Bharti […]

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HC seeks Centre reply on Airtel plea for refund

Delhi High Court today sought the Centre’s response on telecom major Bharti Airtel’s plea seeking refund of over Rs 2,500 crore, which includes disputed licence fees of Rs 399.92 crore paid by it for its Punjab circle for 1996-98 and interest on the amount. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra […]

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Mittal and Ruia 2G case: Hearing put off till July 31

A Delhi court Monday put off till July 31 the hearing on a 2G case in which Bharti Airtel chief Sunil Mittal and Essar Group promoter Ravi Ruia were summoned. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge O.P. Saini adjourned the case till July 31 after lawyers appearing for Mittal and Ruia informed the court […]

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SC restrains Airtel from providing 3G roaming

Bharti Airtel was on Thursday restrained by the Supreme Court from providing 3G roaming services to new customers in seven circles where it does not have license to do so. The apex court also said that no coercive steps will be taken on the issue of penalty raised against Airtel for allegedly illegally providing 3G […]

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Mittal, Ruia appear in Delhi court in a 2G spectrum case

Bharti CMD Sunil Mittal and Essar group promoter Ravi Ruia today appeared in a Delhi court which posted the matter for further proceedings on April 16. Sunil Mittal and Ravi Ruia have been summoned as accused in the additional 2G spectrum allocation case. Mittal’s counsel placed before special CBI judge O P Saini the order passed by the Supreme Court postponing till April 16 the proceedings in the case. […]

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SC to hear pleas of Sunil Mittal, Airtel tomorrow

Bharti Airtel’s plea challenging the Delhi High Court order giving its nod to the Centre’s decision holding the 3G roaming pact of the telecom major as illegal will be hear by the bench headed by Chief Justice Altamas Kabir. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) on March 15 had issued a notification restraining Bharti from providing 3G intra-circle […]

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Decision on telecom licences renewal in two weeks, court told

Delhi High Court has been informed by the central government that it will decide the applications of renewal of licences of telecom service providers Vodafone, Bharti Airtel and Loop Telecom within two weeks. Justice Rajiv Shakdher, accepting the submissions of Additional Solicitor General (ASG) A.S. Chandhiok that the applications will be decided as per the […]

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3G roaming services: HC asks Centre to form panel

The  Centre has been asked by the Delhi High Court to set up a committee to examine and decide the row between the Department of Telecommunications and the telecom operators over providing 3G roaming services to their customers outside their licensed areas. The direction of the court came on telecom major Reliance Communication’s appeal against a […]

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