Lobbyist Niira Radia was on Tuesday grilled by the CBI over her alleged involvement in swinging commercial deals which smacked of a quid pro quo.
The aftermath of the 2G spectrum allocation scam threatened to engulf DMK, a key alliance partner of the ruling UPA govt at the centre, with the CBI investigation virtually reaching the doorstep of its top leaders.
The Central Board of Direct Taxes has asked a committee to probe commercial transactions mentioned in some of the tapped conversations of corporate lobbyist Niira Radia.
The Central Bureau of Investigation is yet to establish links of former telecom minister A Raja with Green House Exports, a firm owned by Sadique Batcha, who, CBI believes, is his business partner.
CBI on Wednesday searched the residences of former telecom minister A Raja here and in Chennai, as well as four of his close associates in the ministry.
Nitish's verdict transcends traditional fault lines of caste, region, religion ; voting pattern of EBCs, Mahadalits and women turned out to be gamechangers.
Subramanian Swamy's petition seeking a direction from the SC to prosecute former telecom minister A Raja saw the apex court commenting on the prime minister’s delay in disposing his plea.
More trouble seems to be in store for telecom minister A Raja, with the income-tax department resuming a probe on whether his ministry was involved in any irregularity while allocating the 2G spectrum to new players.
SIS Live, the British firm which was awarded telecast rights for the Commonwealth Games by national broadcaster Prasar Bharati, signed an almost ‘photostat’ agreement, outsourcing the telecast to Zoom Ltd, an Indian company, on the very day it inked the deal with Prasar Bharati.
With the dispute surrounding the rights turning sordid by the day, CAG has taken away all papers pertaining to the contract for a thorough scrutiny.
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