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President Ram Nath Kovind wearing a protective mask as a preventive measure against COVID-19, administers oath of office to Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) Sanjay Kothari (R), at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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TRAI Chairman R.S. Sharma delivers lecture on 'India’s Digital Leapfrog' organised by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), in New Delhi.

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Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Director Rakesh Asthana at Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) in New Delhi. The Supreme Court had on October 26 asked the Central Vigilance Commission to complete within two weeks its inquiry into the allegations against Verma levelled by Asthana.

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Central Vigilance Commissioner KV Chowdary during the Vigilance Awareness Week - 2018 function, at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.

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President Ram Nath Kovind (C) with MoS PMO Jitender Singh (L) during the Vigilance Awareness Week - 2018 function, at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.

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Senior Congress leaders (from 2L-R) Vivek Tankha, Randeep Surjewala, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Jairam Ramesh, Ahmed Patel, Anand Sharma and others leave after a meeting with CVC, K V Chowdary at Central Vigilance Commission, in New Delhi.

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Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma addresses the media after a meeting with CVC, K V Chowdary at Central Vigilance Commission, in New Delhi.

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Central Vigilance Commissioner K. V. Chowdary being honoured with Ramineni Foundation’s this year’s Vishshista Puraskaram, at a function in Vijayawada.

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President Pranab Mukherjee administering the oath of office to K.V. Chowdary as the Central Vigilance Commissioner, at a function, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi.

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New Delhi: (From R-L) ASSOCHAM President Rana Kapoor, Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) Shashi Kant Sharma, CBI chief Ranjit Sinha (2nd L) and Vice President (Assocham) Sandeep Jajodia release a report during the 8th Annual Summit of Assocham in New Delhi.

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CBI Director Ranjit Sinha during the inauguration ceremony of the Golden Jubilee celebrations of CVC & Seminar on “Combating Corruption: Role of Accountability in Institutions, Investigating Agencies, Civil Society and Media” in New Delhi.

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President Pranab Mukherjee with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Kapil Sibal and Sushma Swaraj at CVC Golden Jubilee Celebration at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.

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Kapil Sibal and Sushma Swaraj at golden jubilee celebrations of CVC at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.

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President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at CVC Golden Jubilee Celebration at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.

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Union Minister of Communications and Information Technology Kapil Sibal addresses a press conference in New Delhi after the Supreme Courts verdict on 2G spectrum allocation case. Dismissing the view that the Supreme Court's judgement cancelling 122 2G licences was an indictment, Sibal said the government will move forward on the issue after regulator TRAI make its recommendations.

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Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram coming out of his office at North Block in New Delhi. In a huge embarrassment to the Government and a jolt to the telecom sector, the Supreme Court cancelled 122 2G licences granted during the tenure of former telecom minister A Raja declaring it as "illegal" and blamed the government's flawed first-come-first served policy. The bench left it to the trial court to decide on the demand for investigation of the alleged role of Home Minister P Chidambaram in the case and ordered auctioning for the grant of licenses afresh.

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Highlights of the SC's Judgement

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Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy speaks to the media outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi. In a major development having implications for the corporate sector, the Supreme Court cancelled the 122 2G spectrum licenses granted by former telecom minister A Raja on the ground that they were issued in a "totally arbitrary and unconstitutional" manner. The order came on petitions filed by NGO CPIL and Subramanian Swamy alleging scam in the allocation of spectrum licenses by Raja in January, 2008 during the tenure of UPA-I government, on which the CAG had assumed the presumptive loss of upto Rs 1.76 lakhs.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh congratulates the new Central Vigilance Commissioner Pradeep Kumar after he took oath at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

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The President, Pratibha Devisingh Patil administering the oath to Pradeep Kumar as the new Central Vigilance Commissioner, at Rashtrapati Bhawan, in New Delhi.

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Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar was unanimously chosen the next Chief Vigilance Commissioner in New Delhi.

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Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushama Swaraj comes out of PM's residence after attending the meeting to select the new Central Vigilance Commissioner in New Delhi.

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TV grab: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh speaks in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi, during the ongoing Budget session. Singh termed as an "error of judgement" the appointment of P J Thomas as CVC and told the Lok Sabha that he accepts "full responsibility" for it.

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Gray zone P.J. Thomas at a seminar on ‘Empowering Citizens to Combat Corruption’ soon after taking over as CVC, Sept 12, 2010

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File photo of Central Vigilance Commissioner P J Thomas during a seminar. Dealing a big blow to UPA government, the Supreme Court quashed the appointment of Thomas as Central Vigilance Commissioner, holding that the recommendation made by the high-powered panel--headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh--did not consider the relevant material and therefore its advice "does not exist in law".

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FILE: P J Thomas after taking oath as the Central Vigilance Commissioner at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. The Supreme Court criticised the Centre for appointing Telecom Secretary P.J. Thomas as Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) despite the pendency of a chargesheet against him in a criminal case.

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