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Mar 29, 2011

CBI to file chargesheet against A. Raja, others in 2G scam

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will file charges against former telecoms minister A. Raja and other government and corporate officials this week, a government lawyer said on Tuesday, in a multi-billion dollar telecoms corruption case that has shaken government and business.

Alleged corruption in a 2007-08 telecom spectrum allocation has damaged confidence in the ruling Congress government, led to calls for the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and spooked investors in Asia’s third-largest economy.

Mar 29, 2011

CBI to charge Raja, others in 2G spectrum case

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will file charges against former telecoms minister Andimuthu Raja and other government and corporate officials this week, a government lawyer said on Tuesday, in the multi-billion dollar telecoms corruption case that has shaken government and business.

Alleged corruption in the 2007-08 telecom spectrum allocation has damaged confidence in the ruling Congress government, led to calls for the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and spooked investors in Asia’s third-largest economy.

Mar 29, 2011

India police to charge former minister in graft case

NEW DELHI, March 29 (Reuters) – Indian police will file
charges against a former telecoms minister and other government
and corporate officials this week, a government lawyer said on
Tuesday, in a multi-billion dollar telecoms corruption case that
has shaken government and business.

Alleged corruption in a 2007-08 telecom spectrum allocation
has damaged confidence in the ruling Congress government, led to
calls for the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and
spooked investors in Asia’s third-largest economy.

Mar 29, 2011

CBI make more arrests in telecoms graft case

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested on Tuesday two more executives in the multi-billion dollar telecoms corruption case as they prepared to make the first formal charges in a scandal that has embroiled the government and business magnates.

Asif Balwa and Rajiv Agarwal were arrested on Tuesday in connection with the telecoms probe, a spokeswoman for the CBI said.

Mar 29, 2011

India police make more arrests in telecoms graft case

NEW DELHI, March 29 (Reuters) – Indian police arrested on
Tuesday two more executives in a multi-billion dollar telecoms
corruption case as they prepared to make the first formal
charges in a scandal that has embroiled the government and
business magnates.

Asif Balwa and Rajiv Agarwal were arrested on Tuesday in
connection with the telecoms probe, a spokeswoman for India’s
federal investigative agency said.

Mar 29, 2011

CBI to make final report in telecoms graft case

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will submit on Tuesday a final report to the Supreme Court over a multi-billion dollar telecoms corruption case before making the first charges in a scandal that has embroiled the government and business magnates.

The report, which will not be made public, comes before a Thursday deadline for the CBI to file charges. The scam has tainted Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, halted economic reforms and worried investors in Asia’s third largest economy.

Mar 29, 2011

India police to make final report in telecoms graft case

NEW DELHI, March 29 (Reuters) – Indian police will submit on
Tuesday a final report to the Supreme Court over a multi-billion
dollar telecoms corruption case before making the first charges
in a scandal that has embroiled the government and business
magnates.

The report, which will not be made public, comes before a
Thursday deadline for the federal police to file charges. The
scam has tainted Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, halted economic
reforms and worried investors in Asia’s third largest economy.

Mar 28, 2011
via India Insight

Will Singh add Pakistan to his list of triumphs?

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has long wanted to secure what his dozen predecessors have failed to achieve: lasting peace with arch rival Pakistan. But, if the WikiLeaks cables are to be believed, Singh probably remains isolated in pursuing his dream.

In a week when officials from both countries meet to resume talks broken off after the 2008 Mumbai attacks and when the two prime ministers play “cricket diplomacy“, have the chances for peace improved?

Mar 25, 2011

India cancels licences of 14 pilots suspected of faking documents

NEW DELHI, March 25 (Reuters) – India has cancelled the
licences of 14 airline pilots after police accused them of
faking documents, a senior aviation official said on Friday, but
he dismissed worries about safety in Indian skies.

“They have been accused of faking their flying hours,” E.K.
Bharat Bhushan, director general of civil aviation, told
Reuters. “Police have filed (a case) and on that basis we have
cancelled their licences.”

Mar 24, 2011

Gates, Buffett in India to persuade rich to give to charity

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Two of the world’s richest men, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, will meet the cream of India’s rich on Thursday to tap the wealth of a new generation of billionaires for charity in the rapidly developing Asian giant after a similar visit to China. The visit of two of the world’s most generous philanthropists has sparked a renewed debate about the willingness of India’s rich to part with their money to support the nation’s hundreds of millions below the poverty line. Gates, the founder of Microsoft and the world’s second richest man, has set up a $37 billion foundation focused on health in developing countries, usually targeting common diseases with high mortality rates, such as malaria, polio and AIDS. The 80-year-old Buffett, dubbed the “Oracle of Omaha” for his formidable investment decisions that have built up a $200 billion empire with Berkshire Hathaway Inc, has pledged to give 99 percent of his wealth to charitable causes. Much of that money will go to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Two decades of economic boom have propelled India’s industrialists and software moguls to the top table of the world’s rich, with two in the top 10 of the Forbes list of the richest people this year. Gates, arriving in the Indian capital after a visit to the poor northern state of Bihar, said while he had no “measurable outcome” in mind from the meeting, he hoped it would encourage India’s richest to emulate other philanthropists. “It’s fair experience that as you get people together to talk about philanthropy, they will hear why other people have committed and agreed to what they’re doing. It’ll encourage them to do more,” Gates told a news conference ahead of his meeting with the Indian billionaires.

The Indian billionaires include software czar Azim Premji, who in 2010 donated $2 billion for education and social projects, and G.M. Rao, the chairman of the GMR group who last week pledged $340 million in charity.

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