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Protests erupt in J&K; against anti-Islam video (Lead)


September 18th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 18 (IANS) Spontaneous protests erupted in Srinagar and other parts of the Kashmir Valley Tuesday as a strike called against an anti-Islam video affected normal life with markets, ... Read more...

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Kashmir shuts to protest anti-Islam video


September 18th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 18 (IANS) A protest shutdown over a US-made anti-Islam video, called by local traders, transporters and some religious organizations, affected normal life here and other places in the ... Read more...

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EGoM defers decision on one-time spectrum fee issue


July 24th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on telecom Friday deferred a decision on the one-time spectrum fee to be paid by incumbent telecom operators."No decision ... Read more...

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2G: Companies knew date of LOIs issuance beforehand, claims witness


March 30th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) A prosecution witness in 2G spectrum allocation scam Friday told the special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court that various telecom companies knew the date ... Read more...

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Information ministry to vacate 700 MHz spectrum: Sibal


March 5th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The Information and Broadcasting (I&B;) Ministry has agreed to vacate the 700 MHz band for fourth-generation (4G) services, Communications Minister Kapil Sibal said Monday ... Read more...

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Government seeks time till March 2013 for 2G licence auction (Lead)


March 1st, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The central government Thursday moved the Supreme Court requesting time till March 2013 for auctioning the 2G licences and allocation of spectrum, cancelled by ... Read more...

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JPC: Mukherjee had seen, not approved, 2G note, says official


January 12th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) A top official Thursday clarified that Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee had merely "seen" and not approved a background note questioning P. Chidambaram's role in ... Read more...

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Telecom panel to meet again on mergers, license norms


November 28th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) The telecom commission will meet again on Dec 1 to discuss the proposals of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on mergers and acquisitions ... Read more...

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Final decision on 3G roaming after meeting operators: DoT


November 28th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) The telecom ministry will soon be meeting the telecom operators on the 3G Intra Circle Roaming (ICR) issue and will thereafter take the final decision, ... Read more...

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BJP finds itself in 2G dock after CBI files case (Roundup)


November 19th, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday found itself in a bind over 2G spectrum allocation to private firms during the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) ... Read more...

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CBI case in 2G is effort to save Chidambaram: BJP


November 19th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday said the CBI's registering a case in the allocation of additional spectrum to private telecom firms during the ... Read more...

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Have broken no laws, say Airtel, Vodafone


November 19th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Even as the CBI Saturday raided the offices of telecom service providers Bharti Airtel and Vodafone for alleged irregularities in additional spectrum allocation, the firms ... Read more...

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CBI registers case in spectrum allocation during NDA rule


November 19th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Friday registered a case in the allocation of additional spectrum to private telecom firms when the late Pramod ... Read more...

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Termination action on 35 telecom licenses by March


November 18th, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The department of telecom (DoT) Friday said it is in the process of issuing notices to telecom companies pertaining to 35 licenses that failed ... Read more...

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Indian telecom sector received Rs.48,220 crore FDI


October 19th, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) India's telecom sector received foreign direct investment (FDI) of Rs.48,220 crore in the last 11 years - 8 percent of the total FDI the country ... Read more...

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Sun TV shares slide on telecom tangle


October 10th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 10 (IANS) Sun TV Network's stock prices fell Monday morning as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided the residences and offices of its promoter Kalanithi Maran and ... Read more...

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2G note: BJP dismisses Pranab’s clarification


September 29th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday dismissed as "untenable" Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's explanation that the controversial note from his ministry on the 2G ... Read more...

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Congress, government defend Chidambaram on 2G scam (Lead)


September 22nd, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The Congress and the government Thursday came to the defence of Home Minister P. Chidambaram after the opposition demanded his resignation over the 2G ... Read more...

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Congress defends Chidambaram on 2G scam


September 22nd, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The Congress Thursday came to the defence of Home Minister P. Chidambaram after the opposition demanded his resignation over the 2G scam and described ... Read more...

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Over 2.3 lakh MNP requests turned down in Delhi till July


August 19th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Over 2.3 lakh requests for mobile number portability (MNP) have been rejected out of a total 8.4 lakh requests till July 31 in Delhi licence ... Read more...

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TRAI issues notices to operators for violating norms


August 17th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The telecom regulator has issued notices to some leading operators for violating mobile number portability regulations by overcharging and preventing the customers from changing their ... Read more...

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‘Raja favored Swam Telecom in getting 2G licenses’


July 22nd, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Friday informed a special court here that former communication minister A. Raja had approved the grant of dual technology ... Read more...

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Milind Deora takes office in telecom ministry


July 13th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Assuming office Wednesday as the new minister of state for communications and information technology, Milind Deora said increasing the penetration of telephone services in ... Read more...

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JPC meets CBI officials, to call Maran on 2G spectrum (Lead)


June 7th, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) The Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) will call Textile Minister and DMK leader Dayanidhi Maran to depose before it as the panel Tuesday met Central ... Read more...

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JPC asks CAG to explain how 2G loss is Rs.1.76 lakh crore


May 19th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probing the alleged irregularities in the allocation of 2G spectrum licences Thursday decided to call the government auditor to ... Read more...

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Joshi expects Lok Sabha Speaker will table draft PAC report in Parliament


April 30th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 30(ANI): Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman Murli Manohar Joshi, who submitted a copy of the controversial 2G draft report to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar today, is hopeful ... Read more...

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Murli Manohar Joshi submits draft PAC report to Lok Sabha Speaker


April 30th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 30 (ANI): Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman Murli Manohar Joshi submitted a copy of the of the controversial 2G draft report to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on ... Read more...

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Murli Manohar Joshi to submit PAC report to Lok Sabha Speaker


April 30th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 30 (ANI): Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman Murli Manohar Joshi will submit a copy of the controversial 2G report to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Saturday, with ... Read more...

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2G scam: Public Accounts Committee to discuss draft report


April 28th, 2011 - 11:24 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 28 (ANI): The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament, which is probing the 2G spectrum scam, will meet today to discuss the draft report.The PAC in its report ... Read more...

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Congress, DMK demands PAC chairman Joshi’s resignation


April 27th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 27 (ANI): Charging Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman Murli Manohar Joshi of having 'malafide intention' of destabilising the government, the Congress and DMK leaders of the panel on ... Read more...

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PAC charges Raja of misleading Manmohan Singh


April 27th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 27 (ANI): The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament, which is probing the 2G spectrum scam has in its report indicted former Telecom Minister A. Raja for misleading ... Read more...

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No proposal to set up madrassa board, says Sibal


March 2nd, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 2 (ANI): Union Human Resource and Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal refuting reports that the government proposed to set up a madrassa board, on Wednesday said there was little ... Read more...

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2G scam: CBI likely to question Shourie tomorrow


February 24th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): Senior BJP leader and former Telecom Minister Arun Shourie is likely to appear before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday in connection with its probe ... Read more...

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2G scam: Arun Shourie to appear before CBI


February 21st, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 21 (ANI): Senior BJP leader and former Telecom Minister Arun Shourie will appear before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today in connection with its probe into the 2G ... Read more...

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CBI summons Arun Shourie in 2G scam case


February 13th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday summoned Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Telecom Minister Arun Shourie, in connection with its probe into ... Read more...

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