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Best of Canary Trap in 2010

A very happy and a prosperous 2011 to all the readers of Canary Trap. As we enter a new year, we bring you the top 10 posts of 2010 from different categories (Corruption, Politics, Security and Intelligence, History, Media Analysis).

‘Ratan Tata should have ignored Chandrasekhar’s letter’

It is for some strange reason that Mr Chandrasekhar does not find anything wrong in Anil Ambani’s  RCom being given a GSM license on 18/10/2007 when there was no notification for applying for a GSM license under dual technology but finds fault with the Tata’s application of  22/10/07 for GSM after the notification for dual technology was made on 19/10/2007.

Is Ratan Tata's SC petition on 2G tapes a bad strategy?

Ratan Tata would be well advised to sack the lobbyist, withdraw the petition from the Supreme Court and let the tapes remain in the public domain. Otherwise he risks damaging his reputation forever which will be a sad thing. As for the tapes, they will remain in public domain (the Internet is too vast to be covered by a court injunction).

2G Spectrum Scam: Timeline of Raja’s dubious role

Despite mounting evidence against Telecom Minister A Raja about his controversial role in allocation of 2G spectrum to firms at a price much below the market price, the UPA government appears to be shielding him. Raja’s decision to grant new licenses resulted in a loss of around Rs 60,000 crores to the national exchequer.

Canary Trap brings you this timeline of Raja’s dubious role in the entire issue.

Tapping, trapping and Telecom Scam

Documents available with Canary Trap reveal that CBI DIG Vineet Agarwal had sought call detail records of Nira Radia and some other middlemen from Directorate General of Income Tax through a letter on November 16, 2009.

The CBI inquiry so far has completely shocked the government. As a result, the man leading the investigations into the scam was transferred. Is the removal of Vineet Agarwal a part of the government’s efforts to bury the inconvenient facts that has emerged from the inquiry till now?

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