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CAG slams Department of Space for Antrix-Devas deal


May 15th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The government auditor has slammed the Department of Space for sealing the Antrix-Devas deal saying it was "a classic case of public investment for ... Read more...

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Devas Multimedia gets new chairman


March 30th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 30 (IANS) The controversial Devas Multimedia Services Ltd appointed Lawrence T. Babbio as the new chairman of its board in place of M.G. Chandrasekhar who resigned from ... Read more...

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Ex-ISRO chief Nair moves CAT against blacklisting


March 5th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, March 5 (IANS) Indian space agency's former chairman G. Madhavan Nair Monday filed a petition before the Central Administrative Tribunal challenging the government's decision to bar him from ... Read more...

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Antrix case against Devas’ arbitration adjourned (Lead)


February 9th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 9 (IANS) A local court Thursday adjourned the case of the Indian space agency's commercial arm, Antrix Corporation, seeking injunction against Devas Multimedia Services Ltd. proceeding ... Read more...

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Antrix moves court to stall Devas’ arbitration bid


February 9th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 9 (IANS) Antrix Corp, the Indian space agency's commercial arm, has moved a court here to restrain Devas Multimedia Services Corp Ltd. from proceeding ahead with its ... Read more...

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Spectrum will be sold only through auction: Pilot


February 6th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 6 (IANS) The Indian government has decided that spectrum (radio waves) would hereafter be sold only through auction and not on first-come-first-serve basis, Minister of State ... Read more...

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Devas deal cancelled for national security: Minister


February 6th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 6 (IANS) The central government cancelled the Antrix Corporation-Devas Multimedia deal for reasons of national security and not for purported loss of revenue in sale of spectrum, ... Read more...

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Devas deal: Former ISRO chief, three others blamed; deny charges (Roundup)


February 5th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/Chennai, Feb 5 (IANS) A five-member team probing the Antrix-Devas deal has indicted former ISRO chairman G. Madhavan Nair and three other scientists for the controversial contract that resulted ... Read more...

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Ex-ISRO chief slams Antrix-Devas probe reports


February 5th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 5 (IANS) Former Indian space agency chief G. Madhavan Nair Sunday slammed the twin probe reports on the multi-billion dollar Antrix-Devas spectrum deal, saying they were "one-sided ... Read more...

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Devas deal: Probe team indicts ex-ISRO chief, three others (Second Lead)


February 5th, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 5 (IANS) A five-member team that probed the controversial Antrix-Devas deal has indicted former ISRO chairman G. Madhavan Nair and three other scientists for the controversial contract ... Read more...

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No cheap selling of spectrum in Antrix-Devas deal: Review Committee


February 5th, 2012 - 4:05 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 5 (IANS) The controversial deal between Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) commercial arm Antrix Corporation and Devas Multimedia may not have resulted in huge revenue loss for ... Read more...

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Nair, three others found responsible for Antrix-Devas deal (Lead)


February 5th, 2012 - 3:45 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 5 (IANS) A five-member team that probed a controversial deal between Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) commercial arm Antrix Corporation and Devas Multimedia has concluded that former ... Read more...

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Nair, three others found responsible for controversial deal


February 5th, 2012 - 2:42 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 5 (IANS) A five-member team that probed a controversial deal between Antrix Corporation and Devas Multimedia has concluded that former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman G. ... Read more...

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PM should probe ISRO blacklisting order: Former chairman (Interview)


January 29th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 29 (IANS) Stung by a government order debarring him and three other reputed space scientists from occupying official posts, former Indian space agency chairman G. Madhavan Nair ... Read more...

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Nair slams government, ISRO chief for action against him (Intro Roundup)


January 26th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore/Chennai/New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) In an unprecedented action in the annals of Indian space odyssey, the central government blacklisted top scientist G. Madhavan Nair from official jobs following ... Read more...

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I’ve been barred without probe, former ISRO chief tells PM (Roundup)


January 25th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/Chennai, Jan 25 (IANS) The nixed Devas spectrum deal came again to haunt the state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), as its former chairman G. Madhavan Nair complained to ... Read more...

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ISRO: A great institution’s fall from grace (News Analysis)


January 25th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 25 (IANS) From humble beginnings of ferrying rocket parts on a bicycle to launching satellites of other countries and landing a craft on the moon, the Indian Space ... Read more...

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ISRO mum on Nair’s outburst, scientists dismayed


January 25th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/Chennai, Jan 25 (IANS) The state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Wednesday declined to comment on the outburst of its former chairman G. Madhavan Nair on the space agency ... Read more...

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Controversies mark UPA’s second term (Timeline) (With Scams, price rise tarnish UPA-II image)


May 22nd, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The second term of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government has been marked by a few successes in assembly polls and a spate of ... Read more...

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Government on image-building drive


May 12th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The 24-month-old Manmohan Singh government, hit by several corruption scandals, Thursday began an image-building drive by launching press briefings by a select group of ... Read more...

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Proposed Lokpal to cover arms deals, ISRO, PM, says Hegde


May 10th, 2011 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 9 (IANS) Arms deals, sensitive organizations like the Indian space agency besides the prime minister will be under the jurisdiction of the proposed Lokpal or national ombudsman, ... Read more...

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Antrix-Devas deal political lapse: BJP


April 18th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday described as a "political lapse" Cabinet Secretary K.M. Chandrasekhar blaming "procedural lapses" for the controversial Antrix-Devas deal ... Read more...

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Parties plan campaign spin to suit election pitches


April 1st, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Mega rallies, intimate door-to-door visits, fleeting roadshows and multimedia canvassing. With the assembly elections to five assemblies only days away, political parties are on ... Read more...

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A list of the scandals that hit UPA government


March 17th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) A brief look at the series of scams that have hit the Congress-led UPA government so far.The cash-for-vote scam:The opposition slammed ... Read more...

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Report on Devas-Antrix deal soon, says government


March 10th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) The government Thursday said the panel probing the controversial deal between the Indian space agency's commercial arm Antrix and private firm Devas for S-band ... Read more...

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S-band scam hasn’t harmed ISRO’s image: Former chief


February 26th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The 2G spectrum band allocation scam has not really affected or "pulled down" the image of the country's premier space research organisation, ISRO's former chairman K. ... Read more...

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Salient points of what PM said in parliament (Lead)


February 24th, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday spoke extensively in both houses of parliament, both during question hour and while replying to the debate on the motion of ... Read more...

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Some unfortunate incidents, but no wrongdoer will escape: PM (Roundup)


February 24th, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Admitting to "some unfortunate incidents" in telecom policy implementation and the conduct of the Commonwealth Games, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday assured parliament that his government ... Read more...

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Salient points of what PM said in parliament


February 24th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday spoke extensively in both houses of parliament, both during question hour and replying to the debate on the motion of thanks ... Read more...

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PMO did not approve S-band spectrum deal: Manmohan Singh


February 24th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Thursday said neither his office nor the cabinet had approved the 2005 agreement to allocate S-band spectrum to the ... Read more...

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Cabinet not informed of S-band commitment in ISRO-Devas deal: PM (Lead)


February 24th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Thursday that the cabinet had not been informed that the 2005 agreement between ISRO's commercial arm Antrix and Devas also involved ... Read more...

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Cabinet not informed of S-band allocation in Antrix-Devas deal: PM


February 24th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday said the cabinet was not informed that the 2005 agreement between ISRO's commercial arm Antrix and Devas also involved allocation of ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh weak-kneed: Jayalalithaa


February 21st, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 21 (IANS) AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa Monday termed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as a "weak-kneed head of state" who was taking cover of "coalition dharma" for all the ... Read more...

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Amazed by defamatory comments by Pranab Mukherjee: Sushma Swaraj


February 20th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by ANI
Rohtak (Haryana), Feb 20(ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj on Sunday criticized Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee for equating the opposition parties with the Maoist rebels after the winter session ... Read more...

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Devas’ S-band deal scrapped; too little, too late says opposition (Roundup)


February 17th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Even as the government Thursday scrapped the controversial S-band spectrum contract with Devas Multimedia to pre-empt opposition protests during parliament's budget session beginning Monday, the opposition ... Read more...

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