Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

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Postby chaanakya » 06 Nov 2011 20:31

ET reports that Rahul baba taking over INC Chief very soon.SG to step aside.

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Postby Muppalla » 06 Nov 2011 20:39

The goal of the congress party is to replace MMS. Let us watch if they can achieve it as MMS is playing a very hard ball for the past year or so.

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Postby chetak » 06 Nov 2011 22:22

Muppalla wrote:The goal of the congress party is to replace MMS. Let us watch if they can achieve it as MMS is playing a very hard ball for the past year or so.


I think that the imprint that MMS was hoping to leave on history has taken a very bad beating and his reputation is in tatters.

The sardar will correct this image and hence will not go quietly into the night.

So they may yet kick him upstairs as president?

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Postby Muppalla » 07 Nov 2011 03:27

Tweet from R. RAJAGOPALAN wrote:A Congress leader plans RTI ,reasons for a PMO joint secretary dealing 2G files-got 6 months extension,.Cong discreet punch at PMO,TKA Nair


They are trying their best to go after MMS. We have to see if MMS gives up.

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Postby Muppalla » 08 Nov 2011 23:06

2G: CBI to Supply UASL Policy File to Swamy

The CBI was today directed by a Delhi court to provide a certified copy of a file relating to 2G spectrum allocation to Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy who alleged the document would prove the "complicity" of the then Finance Minister P Chidambaram in the scam.

Swamy, in an application filed before the court, said the file, relating to the Unified Access Services Licences (UASL) policy regarding sale of equity (lock-in period), was seized by the CBI on October 22, 2009, during the investigation.

Swamy, who is seeking prosecution of Chidambaram in the 2G case, said "these documents, with endorsements and signatures of P Chidambaram prove his complicity in the instant scam."

Special CBI Judge O P Saini, however, asked him to inspect the court records after which he said the file was not placed on record by the CBI along with the charge sheets filed by them.

"Ahlmad (court staff) has reported that this file was not placed on record of this court along with the charge sheet by the CBI. Complainant (Swamy) submits that he may be allowed to take the photocopy of the said file from the record of the CBI itself.

"After hearing the complainant, I am satisfied that a copy/certified copy of the aforesaid file would facilitate the prosecution of this complaint case. Accordingly, the CBI is directed to supply photocopy/certified copy of the file to the complainant at the earliest," the judge said.

The court permitted Swamy to have a copy of the file from the CBI after he said that this file was necessary for the case.

Speaking to media persons outside the court after the proceeding for the day concluded, Swamy said the file, which the CBI would provide him in pursuance to the court's order, was "very crucial" for the case.

"I will study this file. This file is very crucial for the corruption angle of 2G spectrum scam because according to A Raja in file noting, which I have submitted in the Supreme Court, it was P Chidambaram who told him that he can permit Swan Telecom Pvt Ltd and Unitech Wireless (Tamil Nadu) Pvt Ltd to sell their licences (shares) to blacklisted companies Etisalat and Telenor respectively and therefore this file is crucial and I have asked for the date.

He said that on the next date of hearing, he would argue for Chidambaram to be made an accused in the case.

During the hearing, Swamy told the court that he had applied to the CBI for a certified copy of the file through a letter written to them on October 10.

He said that in the reply, the CBI's Joint Director Hitesh C Awasthy told him to approach the special court, before which the proceedings of the case are going on, for the file.

Along with his application, Swamy also annexed the CBI's seizure memo, according to which the agency had conducted searches at the office premises of Access Services Cell of the Department of Telecom here on October 22, 2009.

During the search, 59 documents were seized by the CBI which included the file relating to the UASL policy regarding sale of equity (lock-in period).




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Postby Vasu » 11 Nov 2011 18:18

2G scam: Attorney General supports chargesheet against Ruias

Essar Group's Ravi Ruia and Anshuman Ruia are likely to be named in the fresh chargesheet that the Central Bureau of Investigation is set to file in the 2G spectrum scam case.

Sources said attorney general G E Vahanvati on Wednesday endorsed the stand of both CBI director A P Singh and investigating officer Vivek Priyadarshi to name the Ruia duo for allegedly being part of the criminal conspiracy to secure 2G spectrum through their front company by suppressing vital information.

As per the CBI manual, the agency's director will now take a final decision taking into account the AG's opinion which endorsed Singh's view and disagreed with the director prosecution. With this, the agency is likely to file its last chargesheet in the 2G spectrum scam against the Ruias and their employee Vikas Saraf for allegedly misleading the government.

The latest chargesheet is also likely to name NRI businessman and promoter of Loop I P Khaitan and his wife for fronting for Essar. Khaitan is Ravi Ruia's brother-in-law.



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Postby anmol » 15 Nov 2011 23:57

Sonia Gandhi and India's Democratic Dynasty
November 14, 2011
Bruce Riedel

She is arguably the most powerful woman in the world today, perhaps one of the most powerful women in history. She is the political leader of the world’s largest democracy, soon to be the largest country in terms of population. Yet she has been recently hospitalized for a serious illness abroad, and we don’t know what the illness is or how sick she may be. Sonia Gandhi is India’s most Catholic sovereign.

In early August, the Congress Party of India, which has ruled the country for almost its entire history since the end of the British Raj, announced that Mrs. Gandhi, the party leader, was abroad for health reasons. The illness was not revealed. She returned a month later, and no more details were provided on her status or why she had sought treatment overseas. She resumed her duties as party leader and the de facto boss of India today. She has made very few public appearances, but when she has been photographed she has looked agile and fit.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, we are told, does know what ails his boss, but very few other Indian officials are in the know. Gandhi guards her privacy carefully. What is most astounding is that the Indian press, among the most vibrant in the world, has chosen collectively to give her space.

Gandhi is without question the power behind the throne. She has led the party as its president since 1998 and engineered its surprise electoral victory in 2004 and its even more stunning victory in 2008. She is also chairman of the ruling coalition. India’s economy has grown on her watch, modest reforms have been introduced and the civilian nuclear-power agreement concluded and signed with America. Relations with rival Pakistan have modestly improved despite the November 2008 terror attack on Mumbai, the worst terrorist incident in the world since 9/11. Sonia probably deserves the bulk of the credit for holding back from a military response to the attack and giving diplomacy a chance.

She was born Eduige Antonia Albina Maino in the province of Veneto in Italy on December 9. 1946, and she grew up in a modest village in the Piedmont near Torino. Her father was a Mussolini supporter who had fought with the Italian army on the eastern front with the Nazis in World War II. She remains a Catholic but celebrates Hindu festivals and traditions. In 1965, she met her future husband in Cambridge, England, where she was studying English and he was enrolled at university. She was waiting on tables in a Greek restaurant when love struck(Guess Subramanian Swamy was right about 'lady janes lovelies'). By all accounts it was a romance. Rajiv and Sonia had a son and a daughter. He became prime minister in 1984 after his mother, Indira Gandhi, was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards. He was assassinated in 1989 by a female Tamil terrorist.

The murders of her mother in law and husband affected Gandhi tremendously. She was very close to Indira, and some suggest she tries now to take on the appearance of her role model. Security has been intense for her since Rajiv’s death. I remember changing cars twice when visiting her bungalow in New Delhi in 1998. Both vehicles were part of her security detachment, but apparently even they were not judged safe enough. At first she was reluctant to take power, but she finally agreed. Now power seems natural to this remarkable woman.

Media speculation has suggested she was treated for cancer in New York in August, but that is not confirmed. She has yet to give an in-depth press interview since returning from her trip, and instead she is focused on her job and her children. Her son Rahul is widely seen as the next Gandhi to take power. It is the most powerful democratically elected dynasty in history. The founder, Nehru, was India’s first prime minister and ruled from 1947 until his death in 1964. His daughter Indira served as PM from 1966 to 1977 and then again from 1980 until her murder in 1984. Her son, Rajiv, was in office for five years. Collectively, the three ruled India for 39 of its first 42 years as an independent state. The Roosevelts and Bushs seem short timers in contrast.

It is all but inconceivable that the American press would give our most powerful politician the privacy that India has afforded Gandhi. Despite the cutthroat nature of the Indian media and its penchant for the sensational, the press has behaved as if it were in an older era. It is refreshing.

Bruce Riedel is a senior fellow in the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. A career CIA officer, he has advised four presidents on Middle East and South Asian issues in the White House on the staff of the NSC. He is author of The Search for Al-Qaeda (Brookings Institution Press, 2008) and the forthcoming Deadly Embrace: Pakistan, America and the Future of the Global Jihad (Brookings Institution Press, 2011).

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Postby ramana » 16 Nov 2011 10:06

So in 1998 ie the year of the tests he was meeting her! See his bio note at bottom.

Recall in June 1999 he was adviser to Klinton Saheb advising on Kargil. What was his title then?

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Postby rohitvats » 16 Nov 2011 12:01

Wow!!! Simply WoW......that has to be the most open assessment of SG and the political set-up in the congress, and by extension, India camp. The US Admin knows which levers to push and from what I feel, the more nationalist babus in the GOI, try and work to negate the -ve coming from this arrangement. It seems, that it no India which has come close to US but G family....we can read the comments from amul baby to US Ambassador about "Saffron Terror" in this context. G Family may have more support and confidants in US Admin then GOI.


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Postby vijayk » 16 Nov 2011 20:52

http://news.outlookindia.com/items.aspx?artid=741603

"If there was any conspiracy between the petitioners (accused), inter-se or with bribe givers, they would not have associated themselves with the CNN-IBN news channel and exposed themselves to the act of taking money before the camera.

"I have gone through the entire voluminous charge sheet but could not find any prima facie evidence on record of demand and acceptance of illegal gratification by the three (BJP) MPs," Justice M L Mehta said while granting bail to six accused including two former BJP MPs, Faggan Singh Kulaste and Mahabir Singh Bhagora and L K Advani's former aide Kulkarni.


The scums of UPA (MMS and Mafia DIE-nasty) should be behind the bars not BJP Mps who tried to expose the SCUMS.

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Postby ramana » 17 Nov 2011 05:04

NVS writes;

Congress hoarding in UP that was hurriedly brought down for speaking the bitter truth. The hoarding said, "Mata bimaar, mantrimandal laachar; Rahul-ji, karo netritva sweekar."


Sounds like the Pandit Maharaj ad!

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Postby kmkraoind » 17 Nov 2011 10:43

^^^
Its a handiwork of an hyperactive congresswala link

The party distanced itself from the act. By late afternoon, the poster was removed. Awasthi said he removed it after state party chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi called him up and told him that the poster was getting controversial.

“Seedhi baat... baki sab bakwaas (straight talk... all the rest is nonsense),” said the poster, which urged people to attend Rahul's rally.

“My intention was not to make a comment on anybody in particular. But the fact is that after Sonia Gandhi fell ill, the central team of ministers seem unable to face the onslaught that the party is facing from all sides,” said Awasthi, who said he was state president of the Kisan Congress from 2006 to 2010.

“Some people may not like what was stated in the poster, but it is necessary to do some tough talking in politics sometimes,” he said.

Meanwhile, Union Minister Sri Prakash Jaiswal clarified that “this is not an official hoarding”. He said: “There are many workers of Congress, many of whom are not in the forefront. So who has done it and for what purpose is something yet to be found out.”


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Postby Sushupti » 17 Nov 2011 19:49

Got the file of 507 pages. Clinches my case. Onward to Dec 3.

PC's three offences: Spectrum Licence price fixing at 2001level,allowing Swan and Unitech to dilute shares at huge windfall and to Eti&T'nor

My documenlete on PC's three offences. Each has 7 years punishment.

Enough to nail PC. Rest of the pages for Vadra.

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Postby Vasu » 18 Nov 2011 16:30

Was standing in security check line at the Vizag airport and that disgusting list was put up there showing Robert Vadra under SPG protection was exempt from security check.

Pointed it out to my companion and everybody else around me and mouthed off some niceties for the CONgress and the government for everybody to hear and that felt good.

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Postby chaanakya » 19 Nov 2011 00:25

Sukhram convicted in 1996 telecom scam

NEW DELHI: Former telecom minister Sukhram in PV Narasimha Rao's cabinet has been convicted for awarding a lucrative contract to a private telecom firm for supplying cables to the government at inflated rates after receiving a bribe of Rs 3 lakh 15 years back.

Special Judge RP Pandey, who convicted 84-year-old Sukhram also on charges of misusing his official position in awarding the contract and causing loss to the state exchequer, is likely to decide on quantum of sentence to him on Saturday.

The corruption case dates back to 1996, when the telecom ministry under Sukhram's stewardship had awarded private firm Haryana Telecom Limited (HTL) a contract worth Rs 30 crore to supply 3.5 Lakh Conductor Kilometers (LCKM) of Polythene Insulated Jelly Filled (PIJF) cables to the telecom department.


Sukhram had been put on trial along with HTL chairman Devinder Singh Choudhary who had died during the trial.

"Sukhram also obtained (illegal) gratification other than legal remunerations from Choudhary as a motive or reward for showing the favour to the said firm (HTL)," the judge said.

The court convicted Sukhram, brushing aside his defence counsel argument that had he caused a huge pecuniary gain to HTL, he would not have taken a paltry sum of Rs 3 Lakh. The court termed the argument as "devoid of merit."

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Postby sum » 19 Nov 2011 12:23

CBI files FIR in spectrum case during Pramod Mahajan tenure

The CBI on Saturday carried out searches at the Vodafone office in Mumbai and Airtel office in Gurgaon after registering a case against ex-Telecom Secretary Shyamal Ghosh and the two telecom service providers for alleged irregularities in additional spectrum allocation during the tenure of Pramod Mahajan as telecom minister in NDA government between 2001-03.

Besides Ghosh, the case was registered against former director of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited J R Gupta, the agency said.

Immediately after registering the case, CBI teams conducted searches at the official premises of Vodafone in Mumbai, Airtel in Gurgaon and residences of Ghosh and Gupta, it said.

And this should end the current probe into UPA-1 misdeeds since all focus( esp from the DDM) now goes back to the 6 year long NDA govt (to which the root of every evil in Desh can be traced).

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Postby Sushupti » 19 Nov 2011 16:28

2G scam: A Paper Hammer Strikes Again

This fresh note now is going to embarrass the government further. Particularly damning is the fact that the rationale given by the government in this note for not charging an increased spectrum price was not public interest, which is now cited ad infinitum by it to defend its policy decision of spectrum allocation at cheap rates. But far from mentioning terms like increase affordability or teledensity, or level-playing field as the stated objectives, the note quite bizarrely mentions the term “historical reasons” which too has not been defined or spelt out as the reason for not charging a market-determined entry fee.

http://www.tehelka.com/story_main51.asp ... LUSIVE.asp

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Postby vijayk » 22 Nov 2011 01:16

http://tehelka.com/story_main51.asp?fil ... issing.asp
Missing nurse throws Rajasthan politics in disarray

A MERE RESHUFFLE of the Cabinet by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot will not end his troubles. The disappearance of Dalit nurse Bhanwari Devi on 1 September from her village near Jodhpur is likely to have far-reaching political repercussions. Not only has it brought the nascent factionalism of the state Congress to the fore, it has also resurrected the BJP’s chances in the state.


Somehow the national CON dog media which licks the feet of the garbage DIE-nasty forgot to tell us till now that she is a Dalit. Had it been a BJP Govt., we would have 150 articles on BJP, RSS and Dalits. Somehow this piece of information was safely hidden conveniently.

The party high command, already unhappy with the police firing on Meo Muslims in Gopalgarh, Bharatpur district, in September


WOW! This never made it to the national press either. Can you imagine if this happened in Gujarat? The anti-national, ISI backed/financed scums of NGO/NAC/CON media and Doggy Singh would have made it every night campaign. The Tehelka scums write one article every fortnight about a church that was burnt 4 years ago in Karnataka. But they never covered this till now.

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Postby krishnan » 22 Nov 2011 15:50

Special Judge O P Saini hearing the 2G case trial announed today that the hearing will be shifted to Tihar Jail. All 2G case accused, including former Telecom Minister A Raja and DMK MP Kanimozhi have opposed the shifting of trial to Tihar Jail.

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Postby sum » 22 Nov 2011 16:01

Somehow the national CON dog media which licks the feet of the garbage DIE-nasty forgot to tell us till now that she is a Dalit. Had it been a BJP Govt., we would have 150 articles on BJP, RSS and Dalits. Somehow this piece of information was safely hidden conveniently.

Sirji,simple pooch:

Have you heard even ONE whisper till today in last 10 years about NaMo being persecuted because of being a dalit? Not even loons like John Dayal, Kancha Illiah etc have opened their mouth on this. That should give a idea about how all these things work in Desh.

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Postby Pratyush » 22 Nov 2011 20:03

Na Mo is a Delit. What horror.!!!!!!!!

As a Brahmin I must stop supporting him.

Down with RSS / BJP for allowing him to rule Gujarat for 10 years and not destroying him.

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Postby Sushupti » 22 Nov 2011 20:09

Na Mo is a Delit. What horror.!!!!!!!!


Not that it matters but Modi comes from BC category.

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Postby kmkraoind » 22 Nov 2011 20:10

Return 3G license fees if roaming pact illegal: Telecom biggies - Deccan Hearld

"In the event, the 3G ICR is now deemed impermissible, then it would be clear breach of our contract and the pre-auction confirmation given by the government," the operators said in a joint letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

"In that eventuality, we request that our spectrum auction payments be refunded to us with interest along with compensation for all the capital investments made by us," the companies said.

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"Any suggestion that the existing 3G ICR arrangement is akin to spectrum sharing is, to say the least, misleading."

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Postby gakakkad » 22 Nov 2011 20:16

technically Modi is a Ghanchi , belonging to the OBC community.. Historically they were the degraded kshatriyas as per some authority and vaishya as per the other.. Presently it is classified with the OBC community , which as per the purist pseudo-secular brigade is not exactly daalit ..

Though as per piggy singh his birth in an OBC family may have been an RSS kaanspiracy ...

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Postby ramana » 22 Nov 2011 20:26

Something to ponder or ruminate!
Nightwatch 21 Nov 2011

Greece-EU: For the record. The European Commission is helping Greece negotiate an agreement with Switzerland to repatriate as much as $81 billion believed to be in Swiss bank accounts, a high level European Union executive body official said on 17 November. The European Commission is working with Switzerland and Greece to stop what it believes is an ongoing exodus of money from Greek bank accounts into Swiss and other offshore banking centers, the EU official said.


Comment: Greek account holders broke no laws in safeguarding their wealth in Swiss bank accounts, but they stand to lose a great deal under a repatriation agreement, which amounts to national expropriation.



If the Indian economy tanks further like Sensex near 13K then India might have to thik this type of measures.

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Postby Sushupti » 22 Nov 2011 20:47

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Postby krithivas » 22 Nov 2011 21:53

Europeans are far ahead in the queue of bankruptcy, and Indian national wealth illegally stashed in EU banks are lost for ever like the Kohinoor. Non repatriable.

Moreover, for racial reasons, Europeans will treat an other European more "fairly" than an SDRE and device every supposedly legal reason to not repatriate. The only language Europeans will understand is the language of the stick which India will refuse to pursue to preserve "peace".

ramana wrote:Something to ponder or ruminate!
Nightwatch 21 Nov 2011

Greece-EU: For the record. The European Commission is helping Greece negotiate an agreement with Switzerland to repatriate as much as $81 billion believed to be in Swiss bank accounts, a high level European Union executive body official said on 17 November. The European Commission is working with Switzerland and Greece to stop what it believes is an ongoing exodus of money from Greek bank accounts into Swiss and other offshore banking centers, the EU official said.


Comment: Greek account holders broke no laws in safeguarding their wealth in Swiss bank accounts, but they stand to lose a great deal under a repatriation agreement, which amounts to national expropriation.



If the Indian economy tanks further like Sensex near 13K then India might have to thik this type of measures.

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Postby Pranay » 22 Nov 2011 21:54

http://news.outlookindia.com/items.aspx?artid=742199

The ongoing trial in the 2G case has been shifted to high-security Tihar Jail from Patiala House courts following an order by the Delhi High Court, a decision opposed by former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and other accused. {Need a clapping emoticon}

The short announcement of the High Court's administrative order by Special CBI Judge O P Saini at 3.30 pm today in the packed courtroom left the accused, their relatives and lawyers unhappy as they felt Tihar would not be easily accessible.

"Accordingly, from November 24, that is, coming Thursday, the trial shall be held at Tihar court complex," the CBI Judge said while referring to the High Court's order on the issue.

"I do not know what is happening in this country," Raja, who has been in Tihar jail since February 2, said. Kanimozhi also reacted on similar lines. :rotfl: {This must qualify for Quote of the Year}

"Do we understand that no accused is going to get bail till the trial concludes," one of the defence lawyers said, adding that the decision would be challenged in High Court.

Earlier, defence lawyers, including Mumbai-based Majid Memon, had raised the issue that the present courtroom at Patiala House here lacked the adequate space, air-conditioners and other facilities and had sought shifting of the trial to a more spacious place like Vigyan Bhawan in Lyutens Zone here.

"It is true that I myself had said the arrangements at the Patiala House courts complex are inadequate but we had not suggested that the trial be shifted to such an isolated location at Tihar Jail," Memon later told reporters.

The judge had earlier received complaints that the presence of relatives of accused and the onlookers have led to paucity of space in the courtroom.

The judge, however, had refused to intervene saying the trial was open for all and also refused the plea of accused that scribes be also kept out.

The defence lawyers opposed the High Court's November 21 notification saying that shifting of trial to Tihar would create a lot of inconvenience as everybody will have to get an entry pass to attend the proceedings.

"We are contemplating a meeting with Acting Chief Justice A K Sikri for reconsideration of the decision and examine other alternatives in the Patiala House complex," Memon said.

The announcement drew sharp reaction from an otherwise calm Kanimozhi who said that shifting of the trial would inconvenience lawyers. :rotfl:

"We engage senior lawyers, they will have to come all the way to Tihar Jail for this case only. It will be a problem for them," she said. :rotfl:

Raja too said that the move would create problems for the lawyers as they would have to rush from the Supreme Court and High Court to the Tihar Jail for the trial. :rotfl:

"The shifting of the trial to the Tihar Jail would create lot of problems as we would not be able to properly have legal consultation with our counsel. Till now, the lawyers could reach Patiala House courts from the Supreme Court or the High Court within 10-15 minutes, but it would not be possible for them to reach Tihar Jail as they would have to leave all their other cases," Raja said.

All defence lawyers also took the similar plea saying that it would not be possible for them to leave their other cases for attending the day-to-day trial in the matter at Tihar.

The judge said tomorrow, the proceedings would be held at Patiala House courts here.

"The witnesses have been served with the address of Patiala House Courts only and it may not be possible to communicate the change to them at this stage," he said.

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Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

Postby krishnan » 22 Nov 2011 22:05

Pranay wrote:http://news.outlookindia.com/items.aspx?artid=742199

The ongoing trial in the 2G case has been shifted to high-security Tihar Jail from Patiala House courts following an order by the Delhi High Court, a decision opposed by former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and other accused. {Need a clapping emoticon}Image

The short announcement of the High Court's administrative order by Special CBI Judge O P Saini at 3.30 pm today in the packed courtroom left the accused, their relatives and lawyers unhappy as they felt Tihar would not be easily accessible.

"Accordingly, from November 24, that is, coming Thursday, the trial shall be held at Tihar court complex," the CBI Judge said while referring to the High Court's order on the issue.

"I do not know what is happening in this country," Raja, who has been in Tihar jail since February 2, said. Kanimozhi also reacted on similar lines. :rotfl: {This must qualify for Quote of the Year}

"Do we understand that no accused is going to get bail till the trial concludes," one of the defence lawyers said, adding that the decision would be challenged in High Court.

Earlier, defence lawyers, including Mumbai-based Majid Memon, had raised the issue that the present courtroom at Patiala House here lacked the adequate space, air-conditioners and other facilities and had sought shifting of the trial to a more spacious place like Vigyan Bhawan in Lyutens Zone here.

"It is true that I myself had said the arrangements at the Patiala House courts complex are inadequate but we had not suggested that the trial be shifted to such an isolated location at Tihar Jail," Memon later told reporters.

The judge had earlier received complaints that the presence of relatives of accused and the onlookers have led to paucity of space in the courtroom.

The judge, however, had refused to intervene saying the trial was open for all and also refused the plea of accused that scribes be also kept out.

The defence lawyers opposed the High Court's November 21 notification saying that shifting of trial to Tihar would create a lot of inconvenience as everybody will have to get an entry pass to attend the proceedings.

"We are contemplating a meeting with Acting Chief Justice A K Sikri for reconsideration of the decision and examine other alternatives in the Patiala House complex," Memon said.

The announcement drew sharp reaction from an otherwise calm Kanimozhi who said that shifting of the trial would inconvenience lawyers. :rotfl:

"We engage senior lawyers, they will have to come all the way to Tihar Jail for this case only. It will be a problem for them," she said. :rotfl:

Raja too said that the move would create problems for the lawyers as they would have to rush from the Supreme Court and High Court to the Tihar Jail for the trial. :rotfl:

"The shifting of the trial to the Tihar Jail would create lot of problems as we would not be able to properly have legal consultation with our counsel. Till now, the lawyers could reach Patiala House courts from the Supreme Court or the High Court within 10-15 minutes, but it would not be possible for them to reach Tihar Jail as they would have to leave all their other cases," Raja said.

All defence lawyers also took the similar plea saying that it would not be possible for them to leave their other cases for attending the day-to-day trial in the matter at Tihar.

The judge said tomorrow, the proceedings would be held at Patiala House courts here.

"The witnesses have been served with the address of Patiala House Courts only and it may not be possible to communicate the change to them at this stage," he said.

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Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

Postby Pranay » 22 Nov 2011 22:07

http://news.outlookindia.com/items.aspx?artid=742226


Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy today released a set of documents to prove that Union Home Minister P Chidambaram discussed with former Telecom Minister A Raja in may-June 2008 the issue of pricing of the 2G Spectrum at 2001 rates.

Releasing Finance Ministry documents dated July 4, 2008, he told a press conference here that Chidambaram, then the Finance Minister, and Raja had agreed upon fixing the pricing of 2G spectrum.

The documents also show that they discussed spectrum usage charge and also the pricing for 3G bandwidth. The new 2G licences were distributed in January, 2008 by Raja who is facing prosecution.

"I am releasing these documents to demolish any argument that meeting between Chidambaram and Raja did not take place. There is no ambiguity (that they met)," said Swamy, a petitioner in the case on the multi-crore scam, who has sought making Chidambaram a co-accused.

"It has been agreed that the base price of 2G spectrum shall be determined by taking the entry fee of Rs 1,650 crore determined in 2003-04 for pan-India operation of UASL licensees as a price of spectrum for 6.2 mhz of bandwidth for GSM operators", the document said.

This was the 2001 rate adopted by NDA government, Swamy said.

"The document shows it (pricing) was an agreement. It comes clear," he said and claimed the two had met four times.


Krishnan - Thanks for the "clapper" above... :)

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Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

Postby RamaY » 22 Nov 2011 23:01

krithivas wrote:Europeans are far ahead in the queue of bankruptcy, and Indian national wealth illegally stashed in EU banks are lost for ever like the Kohinoor. Non repatriable.


A friend of mine told me that the swiss banks put a $250K per year withdrawal limits in some swiss banks as early as 2008. Wonder how much of Indian money reached home.

A possible outcome to worry is that indian neo-rich will do more corruption to replenish lost stashes :(

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Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

Postby krishnan » 22 Nov 2011 23:19

Earlier, defence lawyers, including Mumbai-based Majid Memon, had raised the issue that the present courtroom at Patiala House here lacked the adequate space, air-conditioners and other facilities and had sought shifting of the trial to a more spacious place like Vigyan Bhawan in Lyutens Zone here.


:lol:

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Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

Postby ramana » 22 Nov 2011 23:45

krishnan wrote:
Earlier, defence lawyers, including Mumbai-based Majid Memon, had raised the issue that the present courtroom at Patiala House here lacked the adequate space, air-conditioners and other facilities and had sought shifting of the trial to a more spacious place like Vigyan Bhawan in Lyutens Zone here.


:lol:



They should have asked for the INC hq on Ashoka Road to make it easy for all.

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Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

Postby Muppalla » 25 Nov 2011 18:26

NDTV accused of money laundering to the tune of Rs.2000 crore.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/73716908/Application-311-319

Added later:

Sitting Income tax commissioner sanjay srivastav moves application alleging NDTV laundered over Rs 2,000 crores.

That means the Fin Min is taking action over NDTV.

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Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

Postby Sushupti » 25 Nov 2011 19:09

^^^ time to shutdown the brothel of secularism called "NDTV".

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Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

Postby Sushupti » 25 Nov 2011 19:39

NDTV Networks PLC has been dissolved on 20th Oct 2010

http://wck2.companieshouse.gov.uk/12ad2 ... ompdetails


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