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Kerala in Catch-22 situation over bar timings


August 27th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 27 (IANS) The Kerala government and the state's excise department are in a Catch-22 situation after the Kerala High Court asked the government Monday to file its views ... Read more...

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Bharti Airtel quarterly net income down 28 percent (Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Telecom service provider Bharti Airtel Wednesday reported a 28 percent decline in consolidated net income at Rs.1,006 crore for the quarter ended March 31, owing ... Read more...

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TRAI says no need for exit policy


April 18th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) In a major setback for telecom operators, especially those who want to shut operations in India, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Wednesday said ... Read more...

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Chidambaram overruled officials on 2G, apex court told


April 4th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court was told Wednesday that Home Minister P. Chidambaram, in his earlier capacity of finance minister, overruled officials who favoured an upward ... Read more...

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Excess spectrum allocation: Apex court notice on plea for recovering charges


March 12th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the central government on a plea seeking the transfer of a petition from the Delhi High Court to ... Read more...

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Bharti Airtel’s quarterly net profit declines 22.4 percent (Lead)


February 8th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Telecom major Bharti Airtel Wednesday reported a 22.4 percent decline in consolidated net profit at Rs.1,011.3 crore for the quarter ended Dec 31 owing to ... Read more...

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Notices to five telcos for under-stating revenue


January 31st, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) The department of telecom (DoT) Tuesday issued showcause notices to five firms -- Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular, Reliance Communications and Tata Teleservices -- for ... Read more...

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Indian nuclear plants to bolster safety measures


December 11th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 11 (IANS) India's atomic energy regulator has decided to renew the operational licence of all the 20 atomic power plants in the country on a short term basis ... 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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FM channels ecstatic, musicians upset after Mumbai court verdict


July 27th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 27 (IANS) Private radio channels have got a respite after the Bombay High Court ruled that they don't have to pay separate royalty to composers and lyricists for ... Read more...

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Khan Market parking woes: Court questions civic agency


July 15th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday directed New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) to submit a site plan to sort out parking problems in the upscale Khan ... Read more...

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No parking fee in Khan Market till June 6: Court


June 3rd, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday granted a stay till June 6 on the New Delhi Municipal Council's (NDMC) decision to levy a vehicle parking fee ... Read more...

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Nepal red tape threatens India’s Everest heroine


May 29th, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 29 (IANS) A hero's welcome and red carpet await Anshu Jamsenpa, the first Indian and the second woman to conquer Mt Everest, the word's highest peak, twice in ... Read more...

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It’s time for trout fishing in Himachal streams


May 29th, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 29 (IANS) It's time to pit your wits against the game fish trout in the cool, crystal-clear happy waters of Himachal Pradesh.Most of the rivers and their tributaries ... Read more...

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JPC asks CAG to explain how 2G loss is Rs.1.76 lakh crore


May 19th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probing the alleged irregularities in the allocation of 2G spectrum licences Thursday decided to call the government auditor to ... Read more...

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Sibal bats for spectrum audit, change in merger rules (Roundup)


April 11th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Communications and IT Minister Kapil Sibal Monday unveiled the broad framework of a new telecom policy which would usher in reforms such as audit ... Read more...

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Spectrum audit, merger reforms in new telecom policy (Lead)


April 11th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Communications Minister Kapil Sibal Monday unveiled the broad framework of a new telecom policy which would bring in reforms such as audit of spectrum ... Read more...

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Airtel has unfair advantage, say Dhaka operators


April 10th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 10 (IANS) Indian telecom major Bharti Airtel has an "unfair market advantage" over its competitors in Bangladesh, a report said here Sunday.The draft Cellular Mobile Telecommunication Operators ... Read more...

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Liquor costlier in Himachal Pradesh


March 10th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 10 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government Thursday approved the new excise policy for 2011-12. The policy aims at raising excise revenue, checking liquor smuggling, banning the use of ... Read more...

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Bury differences for growth, Sibal tells telecom operators (Lead)


March 8th, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Telecom operators will have to bury their differences for the growth of the telecom industry and benefit of the common man, Communications Minister Kapil Sibal ... Read more...

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Punjab hikes liquor prices


February 22nd, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 22 (IANS) Liquor -- both country liquor and Indian made foreign liquor (IMFL) -- will cost substantially more in Punjab under the new excise policy for 2011-2012 announced by the ... Read more...

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Delhi Metro airport line to open by March (Lead)


February 5th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) After three missed deadlines, the Delhi Metro's first public-private partnership project - the airport express line - will finally be ready in fifteen days, officials said Saturday.The ... Read more...

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BBC World Service to lose 650 jobs, 30 million listeners following cuts


January 27th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.27 (ANI): The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has announced cuts in its World Service program that could see the loss of 650 jobs and at least 30 million listeners.Peter Horrocks, the ... Read more...

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Telecom probe since 2001 will expose BJP: Congress


December 8th, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday welcomed the Supreme Court's observation about widening the ambit of the probe into the 2G spectrum controversy to decisions taken since 2001, saying ... Read more...

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Why five months for celebrating bull festival, court to Tamil Nadu


July 10th, 2010 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday asked the Tamil Nadu government why the time period for celebrating Jalli Kattu, or taming the bull festival usually celebrated during Pongal ... Read more...

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Court orders de-sealing of mobile phone towers (Lead)


July 8th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday directed the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) to de-seal the illegal mobile phone towers in the capital within five days if the ... Read more...

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CPI-M demands withdrawal of higher licence fee for BSNL


June 16th, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist Wednesday asked the government to let state-run telecom company Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) pay the licence fee for 3G spectrum at ... Read more...

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Court says no to de-sealing of Delhi mobile phone towers


June 14th, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) In a setback to mobile phone operators, the Delhi High Court Monday refused to give any interim relief to them by directing the Municipal Corporation of ... Read more...

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Woman wins 22-year property battle, but gets no land


June 14th, 2010 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
By Sugandha Pathak New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) It took 22 long years for a court to direct the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) to return a plot to coal depot owner Darshna ... Read more...

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Reliance Industries to buy Infotel, offer broadband services


June 11th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 11 (IANS) Barely an hour after Infotel Broadband, a company promoted by the Nahatas, was named a pan-India winner of broadband airwaves auction, Reliance Industries Friday said it will acquire ... Read more...

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India’s broadband airwaves auction to fetch $8.6 billion (Roundup)


June 11th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) With the auction of airwaves for broadband services concluding Friday after 117 rounds over 16 days, the government is set to reap yet another bonanza of $8.6 ... Read more...

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Court orders panel on Delhi’s mobile phone towers (Lead)


May 31st, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Keeping at abeyance the sealing of illegal mobile phone towers in the city, the Delhi High Court Monday ordered the central government and the Municipal Corporation of ... Read more...

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Court orders panel on Delhi’s mobile phone towers


May 31st, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday ordered the central government and the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) to form a panel and submit a report by Sep 15 ... Read more...

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Fate of illegal mobile towers to be decided Monday


May 30th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The Delhi High Court is likely to decide Monday the fate of mobile towers in the capital, which are under threat of sealing by the Municipal Corporation ... Read more...

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Most telecom stocks end higher a day after 3G auction (Lead)


May 20th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
By James Jose New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Indian stock markets Thursday reacted positively to telecom companies winning precious airwaves for third generation (3G) phone services, with most of their scrips trading ... Read more...

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