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Reliance Communications stock surges on tariff hike


September 21st, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Shares of Reliance Communications Friday surged over 7 percent after it decided to hike call rates by 25 percent.At the Bombay Stock Exchange, the scrip closed ... Read more...

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Language will live on film when last two speakers die


September 21st, 2012 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 21 (IANS/EFE) A Mexican documentary will continue to preserve aspects of the indigenous Zoque-Ayapaneco language, whose universe of ideas, beliefs and culture are on the point of ... Read more...

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India adds 1.7 mn GSM subscribers, Uninor loses 1.1 mn (Lead, Correcting headline)


August 16th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Telecom service provider Uninor lost 1.1 million subscribers even as the country's GSM subscriber base grew by 0.25 percent in July adding 1.7 million new ... Read more...

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1.7 mn GSM subscribers in India, Uninor loses 1.1 mn


August 16th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Telecom service provider Uninor lost 1.1 million subscribers even as the country's GSM subscriber base grew by 0.25 percent in July adding 1.7 million new ... Read more...

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Nudist Park attracts younger crowd


August 13th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Florida, Aug 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In the recent years the Nudist resort has always been hosting nudist events for attracting the older adults but instead it has attracted the young adults. The ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Uninor in talks with rival firms to absorb employees


August 8th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 7 (IANS) Telecom operator Uninor, a joint venture of Norwegian firm Telenor and the Unitech Group, Tuesday said it is in talks with business competitors to rehabilitate its ... Read more...

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Wendell displays his ‘Timeless’ collection at LFW


August 5th, 2012 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 4 (IANS) Designer Wendell Rodricks showcased his new collection titled "Timeless", featuring long dresses, georgette circle dupattas, satin silk long line cholis, kurtas, high waist dhoti among others, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Congress to ascertain facts on Darda’s Modi remarks


July 31st, 2012 - 1:32 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Congress has decided to "ascertain the facts" regarding its MP Vijay Darda praising Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi at a function in Ahmedabad ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

High profile board of HI’s league


July 25th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla, senior BJP politician Arun Jaitley and eminent media personality Rajat Sharma have been named on the board of ... Read more...

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Telecom Commission to meet again Saturday on spectrum pricing


May 24th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Telecom Commission at its meeting Thursday could not decide on the sector regulator's recommendations on key issues such as pricing and refarming of spectrum. ... Read more...

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Bharti Airtel buys 49 percent of Qualcomm’s India business


May 24th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) India's leading telecom service provider Bharti Airtel has acquired 49 percent stake in US-based chipmaker Qualcomm's broadband wireless access (BWA) entities in India, investing almost ... Read more...

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Spectrum shift to put additional Rs.10,000 crore cost on Vodafone


April 30th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Vodafone India Monday said the telecom regulator's proposal to replace its 900MHz with an 1800MHz network will cost an additional Rs.10,000 crore to the firm ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Northeast extortion group with Mumbai links


April 12th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Itanagar, April 12 (IANS) A militant outfit Thursday threatened those involved in the illegal trade of coal, timber and stone from two Arunachal Pradesh districts. Police say it is headed ... Read more...

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Loop Telecom shutting services across India barring Mumbai


April 10th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Loop Telecom Tuesday said it is closing down services across the country except for Mumbai following the Supreme Court order cancelling 122 telecom licences issued ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Bharti Airtel to launch 4G services in Kolkata


April 3rd, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Bharti Airtel will launch its 4G services in Kotkata this month, Chief Executive Sanjay Kapoor said Tuesday."It will be launched this month in Kolkata," Kapoor ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Prolonged peace in Chhattisgarh surprises top cops


March 3rd, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 3 (IANS) Top police officials in Chhattisgarh, one of India's worst leftist insurgency-hit states, are happily surprised these days at the prolonged peace period in the state with ... Read more...

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Few filmmakers interested in women leaders: Meryl Streep


February 17th, 2012 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) Meryl Streep, who won the best actress BAFTA for her performance in "The Iron Lady", says she instantly said yes for the movie on former ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Omar divests minister of education portfolio


February 11th, 2012 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 11 (IANS) Within hours of Jammu and Kashmir Education Minister Peerzada Mohammad Sayeed sending his resignation letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday evening, Chief Minister ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Vodafone Group’s quarterly India revenue grows 6.3 percent


February 9th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Britain-based telecom firm Vodafone Group Thursday reported a 6.3 percent rise in its India revenue at 1.02 billion pounds ($1.62 billion) for the quarter ... Read more...

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TRAI seeks initial response on 2G spectrum auction by Feb 15


February 3rd, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) India's telecom sector regulator Friday released a pre-consultation paper on allocation of airwaves in the 2G band across 22 circles by auction.It asked all stakeholders ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

New planet 22 light years away may host water


February 3rd, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 3 (IANS) A new planet discovered some 22 light years from the earth is the most likely to hold water and possibly host life.It receives about 90 percent ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Telecom Commission undecided on mergers, spectrum fee


December 2nd, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The telecom commission is still undecided over the regulator's proposition of easing merger norms and allowing the levy of a one-time fee on companies holding ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Pakistan gear up for Kabaddi World Cup


October 22nd, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Oct 22 (IANS) The Pakistan kabaddi team will leave for India Oct 30 to participate in the Kabaddi World Cup beginning Nov 1.Pakistan Kabaddi Federation (PKF) secretary Muhammad Sarwar ... Read more...

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Idea launches 3G services in Kashmir


October 19th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 19 (IANS) Idea cellular Wednesday launched its 'Gold Standard' 3G services in the Jammu and Kashmir circle.To start with, Idea Cellular, an Aditya Birla Group company, will make ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb to skip CPI-M politburo meet again


October 16th, 2011 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 15 (IANS) Former West Bengal chief minister and Communist Party of India- Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee is likely to skip the politburo meeting in New Delhi ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

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...

Posted in Politics |

Reliance triples data download limit for 3G subscribers in festival offer


September 9th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Telecom services provider Reliance Communications Friday launched a special festival scheme for its 3G customers, offering triple data download for the cost of a single ... Read more...

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SSTL reports quarterly loss of Rs.657.6 crore


September 7th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited (SSTL), operating its telecom services under the MTS brand in India, Wednesday reported a net loss of Rs.657.6 crore (over $140 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Google launches custom tailored search feature


August 13th, 2011 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) In a bid to trump Microsoft's Bing, Google will start to populate individual users' search results with posts that have been shared publicly by their ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

2G scam: CBI quizzes Anshuman Ruia


August 10th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) The CBI Wednesday questioned Anshuman Ruia, promoter-director of Essar Group, here over the allocation of 2G spectrum allocation case, an official said."Ruia came in the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Agra top favourite tourism spot


August 1st, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Around 80 lakh tourists visited the Agra Archaeological Circle, comprising eight monuments, in 2010-11 with the Taj Mahal the top favourite.The Agra circle wrested the ... Read more...

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CBI selectively targeting some in 2G case: Shahid Balwa (Lead)


August 1st, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Usman Balwa Monday told a Delhi court that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was selectively targeting some firms in the ... Read more...

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Talks with US, Pakistan on schedule, says Krishna


July 14th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Strongly condemning the "heinous" Mumbai attacks, India Thursday said the terror strikes would not impact the strategic dialogue with the US and peace talks with ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Congress does not react to CBI report on Maran’s role


July 6th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday refused to comment on the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) pointing the finger at union Minister Dayanidhi Maran's role in disposing off ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

2G scam: CBI points finger at Maran, seeks time for probe


July 6th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in its status report to the Supreme Court Wednesday pointed finger at Textile Minister Dayanidhi Maran for sitting on ... Read more...

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