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Crime

CBI sues 51 companies for hiding ₹ 1,038 cr in Hong Kong

The CBI alleges 24 accounts have been used to send money abroad as advance payments for imports and 27 were used to send money for tourists

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India

Godse a patriot, Pragya says in Parliament, ruffles opposition

When DMK MP A Raja cited a statement of Nathuram Godse, Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur intervened, saying he should name a ‘patriot’ with respect

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India

Adhir question to Modi: How come Sonia, Rahul in Parliament (not in jail)?

Leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury cited some accusations against his party’s heads to question the authenticity of PM Modi’s election-time allegations

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India

Delhi HC sends notices to Raja, Kanimozhi, responding to appeal against 2G verdict of CBI court

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked UPA-2-era telecommunication minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and others to respond to the CBI plea challenging their acquittal by a special court in the 2G spectrum case in December 2017. Justice SP Garg had issued a similar order on the plea of the ED challenging […]

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India

Vinod Rai was a ‘contract killer’ to kill UPA-2 govt, says Raja

New Delhi: Former telecom minister Andimuthu Raja today alleged that former CAG Vinod Rai was a “contract killer” hired to kill the UPA-2 government and called for his prosecution for “abusing” the power and “cheating” the nation. Raja went on to say that some forces were working against the UPA-2 and for that they used Rai […]

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India

Raja questions Manmohan’s silence on 2G policy

New Delhi: Within a month of his acquittal in the 2G spectrum scam case, former telecom minister Andimuthu Raja has in a tell-all book questioned former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s “palpable silence” in defending the telecom policy that he himself had approved. In his book ‘2G Sage Unfolds’, Raja slammed the then CAG Vinod Rai […]

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India

Trial courts of Delhi: 2G verdict show stealer in eventful 2017

New Delhi: The stunning verdict in the politically-sensitive 2G spectrum allocation cases acquitting ex-telecom minister A Raja and all other accused at the fag end of the year was the show stealer from trial courts in Delhi in an eventful 2017. The failure of the prosecution in 2G cases overshadowed its success in prosecuting political […]

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India

Legally admissible evidence required for conviction: Court

New Delhi: The CBI’s projection of the 2G spectrum allocation matter as a case of “high political corruption” did not impress the special court which held that high-profile nature of a case cannot be used as a ground for holding people guilty without legal evidence. Special CBI judge OP Saini, who acquitted former telecom minister A […]

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Editorial Views

2G Scam Verdict Bogus

But getting the ‘nobody looted 2G spectrum’ verdict overturned in higher courts wouldn’t be enough; both bureaucracy and judiciary must reform The judgment on the alleged second generation spectrum allocation scam, acquitting all accused, shocked the nation on 21 December, especially those who were so agitated that they had poured into the streets, creating an […]

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India

Special court acquits Raja, Kanimozhi, 17 others in 2G case

New Delhi: Former telecom minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and all other accused were today acquitted in the politically-sensitive 2G spectrum allocation scam cases by a special court which held that the prosecution “miserably failed” to prove the charges. The fifteen other accused allowed to walk free include former Telecom Secretary Siddharth Behura, Raja’s […]