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Aircel-Maxis scam: SC threatens to seize 2G spectrum allocations

Updated: Jan 06, 2017 14:55 IST      
Aircel-Maxis scam: SC threatens to seize 2G spectrum allocations

New Delhi [India], Jan. 6 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday said the Aircel spectrum would be seized and transferred if the four accused in the Aircel-Maxis case fail to appear in the special court in two weeks.

A bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, comprising Justice N. V Ramanna and D. Y. Chandrachud said the Aircel spectrum would be seized and transferred in two weeks if controller-company and its owner Ananda Krishnan and owner of Maxis company Ralph Marshall do not appear in the court in two weeks.

"If T. Ananthakrishnan and Ralps Marshall of Maxis fail to appear in court on January 27, the 2G license granted to Aircel in 2006 shall be ceased," said the apex court.

The apex court has fixed February 3 as the next date of hearing.

The Central Bureau of Investigation ( CBI) in August, 2014 filed a charge sheet against former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanidhi Maran, T. Ananda Krishnan, owner of Malaysian company Maxis, Ralph Marshall, a senior executive of the Maxis Group, and four companies, including the Sun Direct TV Pvt. Ltd.

Dayanidhi Maran, his wife Kaveri Kalanithi, his brother Kalanidhi Maran and four others had moved a Delhi court in July last year seeking bail in connection with the case.

The Enforcement Directorate ( ED) has alleged that the two firms, South Asia FM Limited (SAFL) and Sun Direct TV Private Ltd. (SDTPL) had received Rs. 742.58 crore as "proceeds of crime" from Mauritius-based firms and that the two firms were then allegedly controlled by Kalanidhi Maran. (ANI)

Delhi HC to continue hearing in vector-borne diseases case

Updated: May 24, 2017 06:09 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 24 (ANI): The Delhi High Court will on Wednesday continue hearing a suo motu cognizance by the court seeking action by the government and civic authorities to stop spread of diseases such as Dengue and Chikungunya.

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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], May 24 (ANI): Training guns at the Centre in the backdrop of the successful attack by the Indian Army in destroying Pakistan border posts along the Line of Control (LoC), the Shiv Sena on Wednesday said it is now the central government's turn to be more aggressive.

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New Delhi [India], May 24 (ANI): Saluting the Indian Army's exhibition of exemplary courage by undertaking punitive fire assaults across the Line of Control (LoC) to counter terrorist action from Pakistan, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said the armed forces have clearly send the message of zero tolerance for terrorism and infiltration.

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Next step should be blowing up camps in PoK, opines Swamy

Updated: May 24, 2017 03:56 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 24 (ANI): With the Indian Army undertaking punitive fire assaults across the Line of Control (LoC) to counter terrorist action from Pakistan, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday said the next step of the Indian armed forces should be bombing of the 42 camps present in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).

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New Delhi [India], May 24 (ANI): Hours after Major Leetul Gogoi broke his silence regarding his action of tying a stone-pelter to his jeep, the defence experts on Wednesday lauded the former, saying that the professionalism and cool-headedness he displayed was exemplary.

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New Delhi/Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], May 24 (ANI): Hailing the Indian Army's attack across the Line of Control (LoC) to counter terrorist operation from Pakistan, the defence experts on Wednesday said the armed forces are opening up in order to name and shame Islamabad.

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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], May 24 (ANI): "Did not know a wrong number would change my life," said an elated Rahul Kumar while appreciating the inner beauty of his wife, an acid attack survivor, Lalita Benbansi.

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Rayagada (Odisha) [India], May 24 (ANI): As many as four tourists drowned in Janjavathi River near the famous Majhighariani Temple of Odisha's Rayagada on Tuesday evening.

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New Delhi [India], May 23 (ANI): The Canadian High Commission in New Delhi on Tuesday regretted any inconvenience that might have been experienced by the retired Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officer who was not allowed to enter into the country.

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Manishankar Aiyar bats for talks to make peace with Pak

Updated: May 23, 2017 23:12 IST     

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], May 23 (ANI): Following the Indian Army's attack on Pakistani posts as part of counter-insurgency operations to stop militants from crossing into India, Congress leader Manishankar Aiyar asserted that New Delhi should hold talks soon with Islamabad and with Srinagar to resolve issues soon.

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New Delhi [India], May 23 (ANI): Taking strong exception to the non-availability of medicines and consumables in few Delhi Government Hospitals, Chief Minsiter Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday directed the Chief Secretary to ensure immediate availability of medicines at hospitals.

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Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], May 23 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minsiter Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday announced an ex gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each to the next of kin of those killed in Uttarkashi bus accident.

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Separatist leader Geelani slams 'glorification' of Maj. Gogoi

Updated: May 23, 2017 22:02 IST     

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], May 23 (ANI): Kashmiri separatist leader and chief of Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Shah Geelani has strongly criticised the Centre over the glorification of Major Leetul Gogoi, who tied a man to a jeep in Kashmir purportedly as a 'human shield' against stone-pelters.

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New Delhi [India], May 23 (ANI): Clearing the air after Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Alka Lamba courted controversy when she climbed onto a crane to take stock of the rescue operations by fire fighters in Delhi's Chandni Chowk area, Director Delhi Fire Services, G.C. Mishra asserted that Lamba's only motive was to control the situation.

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Guwahati (Assam) [India], May 23 (ANI): The National Investigation Agency (NIA) Special Court in Guwahati on Tuesday sentenced three convicts of the Dima Hasao terror funding case to life imprisonment and awarded eight to 12 years' imprisonment to 11 others convicted in the case.

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Budgam (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], May 23 (ANI): After the Jammu and Kashmir Police refused to quash the First Information Report (FIR) against him for tying a man to the bonnet of his jeep to serve as a 'human shield', Major Leetul Gogoi on Tuesday defended his act by saying that he took the step "to save the people trapped in the polling booth."

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Proud of Indian Army's valour: BJP

Updated: May 23, 2017 20:23 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 23 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was all praises for the valour of the Indian Army after it announced that punitive fire assaults were being undertaken across the Line of Control (LoC) to counter terrorist action from Pakistan asserting that these strikes were meant to prohibit infiltrations at LoC and that it is proud of the Army.

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Controversial spiritual leader Chandraswami passes away

Updated: May 23, 2017 19:34 IST     

New Delhi [India] May 23 (ANI): Controversial spiritual guru Chandraswami passed away on Tuesday due to renal failure at the age of 66.

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BSF seizes snake venom worth Rs. 12 crore

Updated: May 23, 2017 19:30 IST     

South Dinajpur (West Bengal) [India], May 23 (ANI): The Border Security Force (BSF) has seized snake venom worth Rs. 12 crore from South Dinajpur, West Bengal.

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Mayawati holds BJP responsible for Dalit-Rajput violence

Updated: May 23, 2017 19:30 IST     

Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], May 23 (ANI): Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) Chief Mayawati on Tuesday exhorted all sections of the society to live in harmonious environment and alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wanted to disturb the harmony among various sections of the society.

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