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Apr 25, 2011

Q+A – What is the 2G scandal all about?

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday charged Kanimozhi, the daughter of a key ally in the coalition government with handling bribes in one of the country’s biggest corruption cases, the multi-billion dollar telecoms scandal that has weakened the government and put off some foreign investors.

The 2G graft scandal is one of several to have emerged in the past few months, tarnishing the reputation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, whose government has gone on the defensive against an emboldened opposition.

Apr 25, 2011

Q+A – What is telecoms scandal all about?

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday charged Kanimozhi, a Member of Parliament (MP) and daughter of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party’s head Muthuvel Karunanidhi, with handling bribes in multi-billion dollar telecoms scandal that has weakened the government and put off some foreign investors.

The graft scandal is one of several to have emerged in the past few months, tarnishing the reputation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, whose government has gone on the defensive against an emboldened opposition.

Apr 25, 2011

Q+A: What is India’s telecoms scandal all about?

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian federal police on Monday charged the daughter of a key ally in the coalition government with handling bribes in one of the country’s biggest corruption cases, a multi-billion dollar telecoms scandal that has weakened the government and put off some foreign investors.

The graft scandal is one of several to have emerged in the past few months, tarnishing the reputation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, whose government has gone on the defensive against an emboldened opposition.

Apr 15, 2011

Trial resumes in 2G telecoms scam

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Sacked former telecoms minister Andimuthu Raja and six business executives will appear in court on Friday to face trial in India’s biggest case of corruption that has exposed the nexus between government and industry in one of the world’s fastest growing economies.

The court will rule on the bail applications of officials from the Indian joint ventures of Norway’s Telenor, the United Arab Emirates’ Etisalat and from India’s Reliance ADA group, owned by tycoon Anil Ambani, named in the case.

Apr 15, 2011

Trial resumes in India’s biggest graft case

NEW DELHI, April 15 (Reuters) – A sacked former telecoms
minister and six business executives will appear in court on
Friday to face trial in India’s biggest case of corruption that
has exposed the nexus between government and industry in one of
the world’s fastest growing economies.

The court will rule on the bail applications of officials
from the Indian joint ventures of Norway’s Telenor , the
United Arab Emirates’ Etisalat and from India’s
Reliance ADA group, owned by tycoon Anil Ambani, named in the
case.

Apr 13, 2011

Tamil Nadu goes to polls in test for Congress

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Tamil Nadu went to the polls on Wednesday in an election that is seen as testing the extent of public anger against the ruling Congress party battling a string of corruption scandals and high food prices.

Tamil Nadu, a swing state that helps give Congress a parliamentary majority, is ruled by the DMK party, a UPA ally linked to the multi-billion dollar 2G spectrum graft scandal that has roiled Asia’s third-largest economy.

Apr 13, 2011

India state goes to polls in test for Congress

NEW DELHI, April 13 (Reuters) – The southern Indian state of
Tamil Nadu went to the polls on Wednesday in an election that is
seen as testing the extent of public anger against the federal
ruling Congress party battling a string of corruption scandals
and high food prices.

Tamil Nadu, a swing state that helps give Congress a
parliamentary majority, is ruled by the regional DMK party, a
ruling coalition ally linked to a multi-billion dollar telecoms
graft scandal that has roiled Asia’s third-largest economy.

Apr 13, 2011

Q+A – What is the 2G spectrum scam all about?

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The court on Wednesday put on trial the first set of officials and businessmen indicted in the country’s biggest corruption case, a multi-billion dollar telecoms scandal that has weakened the government and put off some foreign investors.

The graft scandal is one of several to have emerged in the past few months, tarnishing the reputation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, whose government has gone on the defensive against an emboldened opposition.

Apr 13, 2011

Q+A-What is India’s multi-billion telecoms graft scandal all about?

NEW DELHI, April 13 (Reuters) – An Indian court on Wednesday
put on trial the first set of officials and businessmen indicted
in the country’s biggest corruption case, a multi-billion dollar
telecoms scandal that has weakened the government and put off
some foreign investors.

The graft scandal is one of several to have emerged in the
past few months, tarnishing the reputation of Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh, whose government has gone on the defensive
against an emboldened opposition.

Apr 11, 2011
via India Insight

Manmohan Singh: middle-class darling no more?

For nearly two decades, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was the darling of the Indian middle classes, who saw the Oxford- and Cambridge-trained economist as a rare alternative to the stereotype of the uneducated, corrupt and criminal politician.

That love affair had begun to fray at the edges of late, after Singh’s perceived inaction over several corruption scandals that had emerged in his second term as premier, but now, it may finally be over.