SC raps Telecom Ministry over licence row

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NEW DELHI, INDIA: India's Supreme Court said on Wednesday it was incorrect for the country's Telecoms Ministry to brush aside the reservations raised by the prime minister's office regarding telecoms licence allocation.

"The brushing aside of the PMO's reservations was not at all correct," a Supreme Court bench said.

The opposition has forced parliament to shut, demanding a joint probe into an alleged telecoms licence scandal in 2007/08 that a government auditor said may have cost India $39 billion in potential revenue loss.