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Telecom Scam: Does the nation deserve an apology?


Memory is a strange thing. In a chaotic democracy like ours, it is a scarce commodity.Just a few monsoons back, the country was rocked by a report released by the Comptroller and Auditor General of I

Data market hots up: Idea slashes tariff by 90 pc in 8 circles


New Delhi: Triggering a tariff war, Idea Cellular on Thursday slashed data charges by 90 per cent in eight circles, following Bharti Airtel and Vodafone, who recently cut their rates by similar margi

Govt seeks to end Parliament impasse, BJP opposes 2G report’s adoption

The government today sought to end the current impasse in Parliament by reaching out to the BJP for its support to get the Finance Bill and Rail Budget passed but the main Opposition was adamant that the controversial JPC report on 2G scam should not be adopted.

2G case: Raja may be asked to submit stand in writing

Former telecom minister A. Raja, who has expressed his willingness to appear before the joint parliamentary committee on 2G spectrum as a witness, could be asked to submit his stand in writing instead of deposing personally before the panel.

2G no-show good for customers


While the flop 2G auction may not be good for the government, it may turn out to be a blessing for the consumers as mobile operators may not raise tariffs aggressively .

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BJP MPs boycott meeting of JPC on 2G issue

BJP members of the joint parliamentary committee examining the 2G spectrum issue today boycotted the meeting of the panel in protest against Chairman P.C. Chacko's refusal to accede to their demand to summon the Prime Minister and the finance minister.

Etisalat says will not bid in 2G auction


Etisalat, the United Arab Emirates' biggest telecommunications company, said on Wednesday it has decided not to bid for 2G airwaves in an auction scheduled in November.

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SC: Probe report on Radia tape leakage hardly satisfactory


The Supreme Court on Tuesday pulled up the Centre over leakage of its tapped conversation of former corporate lobbyist Niira Radia saying its probe report is hardly satisfactory.

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SC to pass order on Friday on plea against Chidambaram


The Supreme Court will pass its order on Friday on petitions seeking a probe against Finance Minister P. Chidambaram for his alleged role in the 2G spectrum allocation scam.

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BJP walks out of JPC meet, calls it kangaroo court


BJP members on Wednesday walked out of a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) meeting on the 2G scam, dubbing it as a 'kangaroo court' following differences on the issue of calling Prime Minister Manmo

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