2G Scam | 04 October 2011

2G Scam | 04 October 2011

The Times of India

BJP asks Pranab to clarify inferences in jot he doesn’t agree with

New Delhi: Keeping up the heat on the government over the 2G spectrum scam, BJP on Monday insisted that the controversy over the finance ministry note on the issue was not over. Saying that finance minister Pranab Mukherjee has only bowed to the wishes of the "head of the family", it asked him to clarify the inferences (in the note) he did not agree with. (read story)

The Indian Express

Court puts off hearing on bail petitions

New Delhi: The special CBI court hearing the 2G spectrum case on Monday asked five accused, who had applied for bail before it, to put forth their arguments after the framing of charges. (read story)

DoT wants to terminate 13 licences given to Swan

New Delhi: The department of telecommunications (DoT) is set to cancel 13 licences granted to Swan Telecom (now Etisalat DB) on the charge that the company was a front of ADAG’s Reliance Telecom and not eligible for licences under the crossholding norm. An internal note to this effect, drafted by the DoT, and reviewed by FE, is awaiting the approval of the telecom secretary and telecom minister Kapil Sibal. Once approved, Swan will be served showcause notices. (read story)

Business Line

Hearing on bail plea of five accused deferred

New Delhi: A Special Court on Monday postponed the hearing on the bail applications of five accused in the 2G spectrum case till it delivers its order on framing of charges. (read story)

NDTV Profit

DoT to issue notice to Etisalat DB for cancellation of licences

New Delhi: The department of telecommunications (DoT) is likely to slap a notice threatening to cancel the 13 telecom licences of Etisalat DB Telecom, formerly known as Swan Telecom. The notice is likely for violation of substantial equity norms. (read story)