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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LTL wants spl court to commit mistake and violate SC order: CBI

CBI today opposed the plea of Loop Telecom Ltd (LTL), facing trial in a case arising out of probe into 2G scam, for referring the matter to Lok Adalat, saying the accused want the special court to commit a “mistake” by passing an order in violation of the Supreme Court directive. CBI argued that LTL, […]

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DoT seeks time to file reply on Loop Telecom’s plea

Department of Telecommunication (DoT) today sought six weeks from a special court to file its response on a plea by Loop Telecom Ltd, facing trial in a case relating to the probe into the 2G spectrum allocation scam, for referring the matter to the Lok Adalat. A DoT official, who appeared in the court, told […]

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Ex-PM, Cabinet were under confusion: Raja

Former telecom minister A. Raja told a Delhi court on Tuesday that former prime minister Manmohan Singh and his Cabinet members were “completely under confusion” created by “vested interests” about policy and procedure of the Department of Telecommunication (DoT) in the allocation of 2G spectrum. Deposing as a witness to defend himself in the ongoing […]

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2G: Court notice to DoT, CBI

Dec 16 (IANS) A special court hearing the 2G case Monday issued notice to the CBI and the department of telecommunications (DoT) on a plea filed by Loop Telecom Ltd seeking directions for referring the matter to the Lok Adalat. Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Judge O.P. Saini issued notice to CBI and DoT […]

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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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2G: High Court asks Centre to respond to Essar”s plea

The Delhi High Court asked the Centre  to respond to the pleas of Essar Teleholdings Ltd and its promoters, Ravi and Anshuman Ruia, for quashing of the charges framed against them in a case linked to the 2G spectrum allocation scam. Notice has been issued by Justice AK Pathak to the Ministry of Law, the CBI and […]

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More time sought from SC for auction of spectrum

The central government Thursday moved the Supreme Court for “further and final extension of time” for the auction and allocation of 122 2G licenses and spectrum that were cancelled by the apex court by its order of Feb 2, 2012. The application by the government has said that it needed time till Nov 12, 2012, […]

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Videocon got 2G licence through forgery: Balwa

Videocon chairman Venugopal Dhoot got the licence and start-up spectrum for second generation (2G) telecom services through forgery, Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Usman Balwa alleged in a special court here Tuesday. “Dhoot flashed the ID card of Rajkumar Dhoot who is his brother and member of parliament and also member of some telecom committee in […]

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