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Eight Chinese nationals arrested in Himachal (Lead)


June 13th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 13 (IANS) Eight Chinese nationals staying illegally in a Himachal Pradesh village have been arrested and Rs.30 lakh in cash as well as $3,000 seized from their possession, ... Read more...

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Airtel, ICICI among ‘top 100 global brands’


May 23rd, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Indian telecom major Bharti Airtel and private sector bank ICICI Bank have been included in the 'BrandZ list' of the top 100 most-valuable global brands ... Read more...

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Airtel ranked best operator by Nigerian telecom regulator


May 11th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Lagos, May 11 (IANS) Nigerian telecom regulator has ranked Indian telecom giant Bharti Airtel's Nigerian unit -- Airtel Nigeria -- as the best operator for good quality of service.Of ... Read more...

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Dissapointed Vodafone to take steps to safeguard interest


May 9th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) A day after Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee declared that India won't give in to pressure and change its retrospective tax legislation, Vodafone Plc said ... Read more...

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Vodafone plea denied as Mukherjee says ‘India no tax haven’


May 8th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
N0ew Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday declined to roll-back a change in the Income Tax Act with retrospective effect to tax foreign firms for capital ... Read more...

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Call rates can rise 100 percent, warn telecom operators


May 3rd, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Telephone tariffs will go up 100 percent hitting customers hard if the government accepts the sector regulator's proposals on spectrum auction, service providers warned Thursday."Our ... Read more...

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TRAI asks operators to offer per second-billing plan (Lead, Superseding earlier story)


April 20th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Friday asked all service providers to ensure that they offer their customers per second billing plan along with ... Read more...

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Operators must offer calls at 1 paisa per second plan: TRAI


April 20th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Friday asked all service providers to ensure that they offer their customers a tariff plan of one ... Read more...

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Government plea on Vodafone tax verdict dismissed (Second Lead)


March 20th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The government Tuesday suffered a setback as the Supreme Court dismissed its plea for a review in the Rs.11,218 crore ($2.2 billion) tax dispute ... Read more...

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Government’s plea for Vodafone verdict review dismissed (Lead)


March 20th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) In a setback for the government, the Supreme Court Tuesday dismissed its plea seeking a review of its verdict quashing the income tax order asking ... Read more...

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Government’s plea for Vodafone verdict review dismissed


March 20th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) In a setback to the government, the Supreme Court Tuesday dismissed its plea seeking the review of its verdict quashing the income tax order asking ... Read more...

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Government to amend law to tax Vodafone-type deals


March 16th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Indian government Friday proposed to amend the Income Tax Act to tax all overseas transactions involving domestic assets.The proposed change would be retroactive ... Read more...

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Subex bags deal from West Asian mobile operator


March 6th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 6 (IANS) Indian telecom software provider Subex Ltd won a multi-million dollar contract from a leading mobile operator in West Asia for installing its fraud management and revenue ... Read more...

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Apex court dismisses lawyer’s petition in Vodafone case (Lead)


March 2nd, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday dismissed as "irresponsible and scandalous" a petition by advocate M.L. Sharma that alleged conflict of interest over the apex court's verdict ... Read more...

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Supreme Court dismisses petition in Vodafone case


March 2nd, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday dismissed a petition by advocate M.L. Sharma as "irresponsible and scandalous" that alleged conflict of interest over the court's verdict in ... Read more...

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Company Law Board suggests mediation to Telenor, Unitech


March 1st, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The Company Law Board (CLB) Thursday returned the petitions filed by Norway-based Telenor and India's Unitech, citing technical errors, and asked the firms to resolve ... Read more...

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Sistema gives India 6 months to settle 2G licences row


February 28th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow/New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Russian conglomerate Sistema Tuesday put the Indian government on notice, saying it would initiate proceedings as per the provisions of the bilateral investment treaty if ... Read more...

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Government seeks review of Supreme Court’s Vodafone verdict (Lead)


February 18th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Indian tax authorities Friday filed a review petition in the Supreme Court on its verdict in a Rs.11,218 crore ($2.2 billion) tax dispute favouring ... Read more...

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Government seeks review of Supreme Court’s Vodafone verdict


February 17th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Indian tax authorities Friday filed a review petition in the Supreme Court on its verdict in a Rs.11,218 crore ($2.2 billion) tax dispute favouring telecom ... Read more...

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India eases M&A; norms for telecom industry (Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Mergers and acquisitions in India's telecom sector will now be easier as the government Wednesday announced new norms for the industry which it said would ... Read more...

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India eases merger norms in telecom sector


February 15th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) India Wednesday announced new norms for the telecom industry, making mergers and acquisitions (M&As;) easier in the sector that is set to enter a phase ... Read more...

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Pre-paid Airtel customers to get detailed bills now


February 13th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Following the Indian telecom regulator's instructions, Bharti Airtel Monday launched an online self-care service to provide its pre-paid mobile customers details of their account including ... Read more...

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PM holds meet to discuss 2G verdict fallout


February 11th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday met union ministers Pranab Mukherjee, Kapil Sibal and Salman Khurshid to discuss the fallout of the apex court verdict ... Read more...

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Salient features of Indian telecom sector


February 2nd, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Following are the salient features of the Indian telecom sector which was jolted Thursday by the Supreme Court order cancelling 122 telecom licenses given out ... Read more...

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India’s apex court saves Vodafone $2.2-bn tax burden (Roundup)


January 20th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) In a verdict which India Inc. says enhances the country's image among global investors, the Supreme Court Friday dismissed a hotly-opposed tax demand of $2.2 ... Read more...

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Year of tech, tweets, tablets and telecom (2011 in Retrospect)


December 27th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) The year Steve Jobs died was a busy one for global tech -- the rise of the iPad, the spread of pay-as-you-go cloud services ... Read more...

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Data, not voice, will now drive telecom growth: Report


December 13th, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Value-added services like mobile banking will drive the growth of India's booming telecom sector in the next phase, with the market for such offerings ... Read more...

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C-DOT transfers optical fibre technology to firms


December 5th, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Government-aided autonomous research organisation Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) Monday transferred indigenously designed broadband internet technology to state-run firms and private players to expedite ... Read more...

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C-DOT to transfer optical fiber technology to firms Monday


December 4th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Government-aided autonomous research organisation Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) will Monday transfer indigenously designed broadband internet technology to state-run firms and private players to ... Read more...

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Draft National Telecom Policy hints at a progressive policy: KPMG


November 18th, 2011 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The draft National Telecom Policy (NTP) hints at a progressive policy that can propel the Indian telecom sector to new heights of growth, audit ... Read more...

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R-Com appoints Shamik Das as COO of wireless business


November 14th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Leading telecom operator Reliance Communications (RCom) Monday said it has appointed Shamik Das, former CEO of S Tel, as the joint president and chief operating ... Read more...

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GSM subscribers’ usage minutes down 1.45 percent


November 9th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) The minutes of usage (MOU) per subscriber for GSM services declined by 1.45 percent during the first quarter ended June 30 at 344 as against ... Read more...

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India’s first telecom business incubator in Kerala


October 27th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 27 (IANS) India's first telecom business incubator will be set up in Kerala under Infosys co-founder and Executive Co-chairman Kris Gopalakrishnan.The Indian Telecom Innovation Hub will focus primarily ... Read more...

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Indian telecom sector received Rs.48,220 crore FDI


October 19th, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) India's telecom sector received foreign direct investment (FDI) of Rs.48,220 crore in the last 11 years - 8 percent of the total FDI the country ... Read more...

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BlackBerry services affected again


October 11th, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Millions of BlackBerry users across India, Middle East, Africa and Europe faced another cut-off from online services Tuesday, just a few hours after the Canadian ... Read more...

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