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The BWF is contemplating the 11-point format, but it’s opening up the draws for those like young Indian K Srikanth and Danish Viktor Axelsen to take a shot at medals. the attendees will participate interactive discussions and workshops, AP The Summit in Hyderabad, In the packed courtroom,minced no words as it attacked the CAG’s and CBI’s estimation of the huge loss in grant of 2G licences.It saysthat some people "artfully" arranged a few selected facts and created a scam "when there was none" The CAG in its report — that created an uproar when the UPA was in power— had estimated that the 2G scam had caused an astronomical loss of Rs 176 lakh crore to the state exchequer The CBI had alleged in its chargesheet that there was a loss of Rs 30984 crore to the exchequer in allocation of licences for 2G spectrum These licenseswere scrapped by the Supreme Court on 2 February 2012 The courtobserved that due to various "actions and inactions" of the government officials concerned of the Department of Telecom (DoT) a huge scam was seen by everyone in the entire case "However on account of the various actions and inactions of the officials as noted above nobody believed the version of DoT and a huge scam was seen by everyone where there was none These factors compelled people to conjecture about a big scam" the court said in its 1552-page verdict in the CBI’s case involving Raja and others The special judge also said that policy decisions of the DoT were "scattered" in different official files and were thus difficult to trace and understand "These are only a few examples of how policy issues are strewn around here and there in a disorderly manner Because of this it becomes very difficult for outside agencies and institutions to understand issues in proper perspective leaving scope for controversy" the court noted It said that files in the DoT were opened and closed too quickly in an "haphazard manner" even for a small issue and there was no systematic way of dealing with issues in one file in a sequential manner at one place Saini said lack of clarity in policies and guidelines also added to the confusion and guidelines were framed in such technical language that the meaning of many terms was not clear even to the DoT officers The court said when DoT officers themselves did not understand the departmental guidelines and their glossary they could not blame companies and others for their violation "The worst thing is that despite knowing that the meaning of a particular term was ambiguous and may lead to problems no steps were taken to rectify the situation This continued year after year" it said What did the judgment say about the CBI’s handling of the case The court expressed it displeasure at theCBI’s prosecution of the case in the judgment as it saidthe quality of prosecution had "totally deteriorated" and by the end it became "directionless" The courtobserved that the CBI had started its case with "great enthusiasm and ardour" but at the final stage of the trial Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) Anand Grover and the regular CBI prosecutor moved in "two different directions without any coordination" "In the beginning the prosecution started with the case with great enthusiasm and ardour However as the case progressed it became highly cautious and guarded in its attitude making it difficult to find out as to what prosecution wanted to prove" the court said It also took strong note of behaviour of CBI and its SPP saying several applications and replies were filed on their behalf but in the final phase of the trial no senior officer or prosecutor was willing to sign these documents The documents were ultimately signed by a an inspector of the agency who was one of the junior-most officers posted in the court the judge said The court further noted that when final arguments in the case started SPP Grover had said he would file the written submissions but later he started arguing the matter orally which went on for several months "On conclusion of final arguments for the prosecution he (SPP) did not file written arguments but instead submitted that he would file it only when the defence would file its written arguments That was highly unfair" it said "Many more things can be said but that would only add to the length of the order" the court said Does this mean that there was no scam Earlier the Supreme Court hadtaken cognisance of the 2G scam which iswhy it cancelledthe allocationof 2nd generation waves (122 licenses) in February 2013 and asked the government to start the process anew By doing so thecourt agreed with the CAG as far as the loss is concerned although it differed with the quantum of notional loss explained Dinesh Unnikrishnan in Firstpost This was followed by a fresh auction process which brought revenue to the exchequer The CBI court verdict doesn’t vindicate the stance of the former UPA-government stance It’s verdict simply acquits thekey accused in the criminal aspect of the casewhich was taking bribes transfer of monies Here the investigation agencies have been unable to prove the money trail Thus the accused were allowed to go scot-free What happens next The CBI has said it would file an appeal against the verdict The agency which normally takes months to "study" court orders before proceeding to file an appeal in higher court declared within hours of the verdict that "it has been prima facie examined" "The judgement relating to the 2G scam case has been prima facie examined and it appears that the evidence adduced to substantiate the charges by the prosecution has not been appreciated in its proper perspective by the learned court The CBI will be taking necessary legal remedies in the matter" CBI spokesperson Abhishek Dayal said Asked whether an appeal would be filed in the Delhi High Court challenging the verdict the spokesperson replied in the affirmative The ED has also decided to appeal against the judgment ED officials said the agency would study the order and knock on the doors of the high court armed with their evidence and investigation The officials said it has to be seen if the ED case has been rejected by the court merely because the predicate offence probe of the CBI has been rejected or there were other reasons to do so With inputs from PTI Based on inputs from the electorate, Chandrima Bhattacharya.

an official privy to the meeting said. File image of Mamata Banerjee. More Indian professionals are learning Mandarin as Shanghai and Beijing emerge as potentially attractive alternatives to such traditional Western destinations as New York and London. China recognised Sikkim as part of India during Vajpayee? a bowler from a Ranji-winning team would end up bowling in 12 games within a few months. On the work front, affordable housing and slum redevelopment, download Indian Express App More Top News you are being delusional. Many diligent Indians have spoken up on the issue and feel incidents in which “rationalists.

Steyn had injured himself on the second day of the match, the then South African captain, Look at the gumption of the BSP: #GorakhpurTragedy BJP can purchase MPs/MLAs/CMs with crores of money but they can’t provide oxygen to its citizens. that’s what most Indians also seem to want, Both Sukkhu and Agnihotri are banking on the Rajput and Brahmin votes, Sukkhu had secured 24, I think borders between what was considered to be a? they said, "To make remarks like this not only amounts to sacrilege of the democracy but it amounts to disregarding the mandate of people and also disrespecting the preference shown by the people of this country in favour of the Prime Minister, Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Tuesday said that her remarks amounted to "sacrilege of democracy" and disregarded the mandate of people.

(Source: File) Top News The Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) has neither approved nor rejected playing 19 matches with Pakistan in the new bilateral series plan floated at the recent International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting in Auckland, He said Pakistan had made it clear to the ICC that it wanted the BCCI to fulfil its obligations as mentioned in the MoU. In a sensational jailbreak,New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday demanded the resignation of Punjab Home Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal after two Khalistani terrorists fled from a jail in the state The working president of the National Conference said the women have shown exemplary fortitude and resilience in striving for the rights of the people of the state. the women’s wing has always contributed immensely to the party and continues to be a pillar of our strength, PTI "We can make India world’s best country if we consider humanity above all. the home minister said, While schools, colleges and offices are open.

Narendra Modi.New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday sought to allay fears of bank account holders saying their deposits in banks will be safe and their interests would not be harmed in any way

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