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Declining mobile subscriptions show uncertainty in telecom industry: COAI


September 9th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) The decline in the number of mobile subscribers depicts the uncertainty the telecom market is witnessing right now and calls for a concrete policy by ... Read more...

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PSPB paddlers likely to dominate


August 21st, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) The Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) paddlers are likely to dominate the 42nd edition of the All-India Inter-Institutional Table Tennis Championships which get under way at ... Read more...

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Kulkarni outwits Singh in chess meet


August 18th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mangalore, Aug 18 (IANS) Vinayak Kulkarni from Bangalore upset International Master DP Singh from Southern Railways to join the leaders with six points in the second UKCA All India FIDE ... Read more...

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Post office bank proposal awaits RBI nod


July 9th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 9 (IANS) The government is awaiting the Reserve Bank of India's nod on a proposal to spin off the savings account operations of post offices into a bank, ... Read more...

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Content aimed at rural masses can make MVAS a $10 bn industry


July 8th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The mobile value added services (MVAS) business in India is in need of a paradigm shift and generation of regional content aimed at rural masses ... Read more...

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Bharti adds 2 mn subscribers in May, India total now 929 mn


July 5th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The number of mobile phone subscribers in India rose to 929.37 million in May with Bharti Airtel alone signing two million new subscribers, says official ... Read more...

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Over Rs.5,000 crore more approved for defence network


July 3rd, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The government Tuesday approved an additional Rs.5,236 crore for the Defence Optical Fibre Cable network, which will provide a communications backbone for the armed forces.According ... Read more...

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Three lakh pilgrims register for Amarnath Yatra


June 4th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 4 (IANS) Authorities Monday stepped up preparations for the annual 'Amarnath Yatra' that begins June 24 in Jammu and Kashmir, and for which three lakh devotees from across ... Read more...

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Reputed websites under hacker threat: CERT-In


May 27th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Websites of reputed government and private organisations are under threat from hackers, the Computer Emergency Response Team India (CERT-In) has said, warning users to be ... Read more...

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Re-farming of spectrum will harm incumbents: Assocham


May 19th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The telecom regulator's proposal for an immediate re-farming of spectrum will adversely affect the profits of established service providers, an industry lobby said Saturday.Telecom ... Read more...

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India’s mobile subscriber base reaches 919.17 million in March


May 3rd, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The number of mobile phone subscribers in India rose to 919.17 million in March with Bharti Airtel alone signing 2.5 million of the 8 million ... Read more...

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Private telcos owe BSNL Rs.550.88 crore


May 2nd, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Private telecom players such as Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular and Vodafone owe state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) Rs.550.88 crore as inter-connect usage charges (IUC), ... Read more...

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BSNL borrowed Rs.1,320.47 crore for capital expenditure


April 25th, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) State-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) borrowed Rs.1,320.47 crore ($25 million) from the market for capital expenditure in 2010-11, Minister of State for Communications and ... Read more...

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Satellite phones to help Bihar fight Maoists, floods


April 23rd, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 23 (IANS) Satellite phones will be installed at 85 places in Maoist and flood-affected districts of Bihar for better communications in times of emergency, officials Monday said.An official ... Read more...

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India adds 6.87 mn GSM subscribers in March


April 20th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) India's GSM subscriber base grew by 1.04 percent in March with addition of 6.87 million mobile phone users, with Bharti Airtel alone signing up over ... Read more...

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BSNL launces six internet data centres for cloud services


April 16th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) Monday launched its internet data centres (IDCs) in six cities to offer managed hosting and cloud services in collaboration ... Read more...

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India to make maiden appearance at World Cycling Championships


April 1st, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) India have qualified for the World Track Cycling Championships for the first time.O. Bikram Singh from BSNL, Amrit Singh from Railways and Amarjit Singh of ... Read more...

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Telecom links snapped in high-security Srinagar neighbourhood


March 30th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 30 (IANS) Landline and broadband connectivity to more than 1,200 Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) subscribers in the high security Gupkar Road area of Srinagar was snapped Friday ... Read more...

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Telecom links in all Indian villages by 2014: BSNL


March 25th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 25 (IANS) State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has undertaken an ambitious Rs.20,000 crore project to establish telecom links in all villages across India and to take e-governance ... Read more...

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112 government websites hacked in three months: Pilot


March 15th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) A total of 112 government websites, including that of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL), were hacked in just three months, parliament was informed Wednesday."During the ... Read more...

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Uninor leads India to 903.73 mn mobile subscribers


March 6th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The number of mobile phone subscribers in India rose to 903.73 million in January with Uninor alone signing 2.49 million new subscribers, official ... Read more...

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Shutdown hits commercial life in Himachal (Lead)


February 28th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 28 (IANS) Banks and commercial establishments were closed in almost all towns of Himachal Pradesh Tuesday and trade unions of central government employees also joined the nationwide strike ... Read more...

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Banks, insurance companies shut in Himachal


February 28th, 2012 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 28 (IANS) Banks and commercial establishments were closed in parts of Himachal Pradesh Tuesday after trade unions of central government employees joined the nationwide strike to protest violation ... Read more...

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India adds 8.44 mn GSM subscribers in January


February 24th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) India's GSM subscriber base grew by 1.32 percent in January with addition of 8.44 million mobile phone users, of whom Uninor alone signed up over ... Read more...

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Direct webcast of poll in Agra


February 19th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 19 (IANS) For the first time, a direct webcast of the poll exercise from 50 stations would be watched by Election Commission functionaries and senior officials in this ... Read more...

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Private telecom important in disaster management: Pilot


February 15th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Minister of State for Communication and Technology Sachin Pilot Wednesday called for cooperation from the private telecom sector in disaster management preparedness."We want the private ... Read more...

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India’s mobile subscriber base reaches 893.84 mn


January 30th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) The number of mobile phone subscribers in India rose to 893.84 million in December with Idea Cellular alone signing 2.39 million new subscribers, official data ... Read more...

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Anti-corruption raids of officials yields crores


January 13th, 2012 - 1:42 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 13 (IANS) The Yuva Diwas of the nation was a day of raids on corrupt officials in Madhya Pradesh with the state Lokayukta conducting raids on three officials ... Read more...

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Tata Teleservices loses 4.4 mn subscribers in November


January 9th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Tata Teleservices lost 4.4 million subscribers in November, official data showed Monday even as the total number of mobile phone subscribers in India rose to ... Read more...

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BSNL employee arrested for giving guerrillas SIM cards


December 22nd, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 22 (IANS) An employee of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) was arrested for providing SIM cards on fake names to separatist guerrillas in north Kashmir's Sopore town, ... Read more...

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Telecom services hit in northeast due to employees’ strike


December 16th, 2011 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Agartala, Dec 15 (IANS) Telecommunication services were affected Thursday in the northeastern region as over 2,200 engineers and employees of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) observed a strike protesting ... Read more...

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BSNL submits proposal on voluntary retirement to DoT


November 30th, 2011 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has submitted a proposal of voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) to the Department of Telecom (DoT) for employees who have ... Read more...

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‘Rs.43,000 crore loss by 1999 relief to telecom firms’


November 23rd, 2011 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The relief given to telecom companies in 1999 by the then National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government by moving them from the fixed licence to the ... Read more...

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Joshi opposed spectrum’s auction: Congress


November 3rd, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) In a fresh twist to the 2G spectrum controversy, the Congress Wednesday said Bharatiya Janata Party leader (BJP) Murli Manohar Joshi had opposed auction ... Read more...

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BSNL staff on fast, threaten strike Oct 10


September 27th, 2011 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) State-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd's (BSNL) executive and non-executive staff Tuesday observed a day long fast for their demands and threatened an all India strike ... Read more...

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