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Gang demands Rs.50 lakh for abducted student


July 26th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 26 (IANS) Abductors of a college student who disappeared a month ago have demanded Rs.50 lakh for his release, police said Wednesday.Varun Kumar alias Bantu, 20, was kidnapped ... Read more...

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Brazil threatens Spanish firm with $10 mn fine


July 21st, 2012 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 21 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's regulatory agency said Friday that Spain's Telefonica could face a fine of 20 million reais ($10 million) if it fails to improve fixed-line ... Read more...

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Over 50 mn opted for mobile number portability till May


July 5th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The total number of subscribers opting for mobile number portability (MNP) has risen to 50.16 million, with Karnataka receiving the maximum number of 5.8 million ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka has more mobile phones per person


May 1st, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 1 (IANS) The mobile telephone users in Sri Lanka have increased rapidly over the year 2011 with more than 105 telephone connections for 100 people, authorities said Tuesday.According ... Read more...

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Mexican mobile operators can be ordered to track phones


March 3rd, 2012 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 3 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's lower house approved a measure requiring mobile telephone companies to help authorities with real-time tracking and blocking of cell phones used in criminal activities.Telecom ... Read more...

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Vodafone chief Vittorio Colao meets Sibal


February 13th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Vittorio Colao, chief executive of the world's largest mobile telephone operator, Vodafone Plc, met Communications Minister Kapil Sibal here Monday and is understood to have ... Read more...

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Enrolment for Aadhaar number is voluntary


December 15th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Enrolment for obtaining Aadhaar number is voluntary and not mandatory, Minister of State for Planning Ashwani Kumar said Thursday.The minister told the Rajya Sabha that ... 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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Indian prisoners in Sri Lanka send SOS to Jayalalithaa


November 3rd, 2011 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) Anguished by what they say is New Delhi's apathy, Indians jailed in Sri Lanka want Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa to intervene and seek ... Read more...

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Falling telecom mast kills 2 in southwest Ghana


November 1st, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by BNO News
TAKORADI, GHANA (BNO NEWS) -- Two people were crushed to death on Monday when a telecom mast fell down in the western port city of Takoradi in southwest Ghana, officials said on ... Read more...

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The telecom debate: jumping to flawed conclusions (Comment)


October 23rd, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
As the so called 2G case continues to engage national attention, a matter that continues to be sidestepped is whether there was indeed a presumptive loss of $39-billion to the ... Read more...

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Stronger case against Dayanidhi Maran than Raja: CBI


October 10th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Former communications minister Dayanidhi Maran will be questioned soon, a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) official said, adding the case against him was "stronger than" ... Read more...

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2G case: CBI begins searches in Hyderabad


October 10th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 10 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Monday began searching the offices of Sun Network, owned by the family of former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran, and the ... Read more...

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TRAI issues notices to operators for violating norms


August 17th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The telecom regulator has issued notices to some leading operators for violating mobile number portability regulations by overcharging and preventing the customers from changing their ... Read more...

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Panel probing journalist’s killing unhappy


July 10th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 10 (IANS) A judicial commission in Pakistan probing the abduction and murder of journalist Saleem Shahzad has said that people are not coming forward to help it expose ... Read more...

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Pakistan forms panel for 3G licences’ policy


July 7th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 7 (IANS) Pakistan has formed a cabinet committee for the formulation of a policy to issue 3G mobile telephone licences.Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Wednesday said the ... Read more...

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Indians, Pakistanis in Colombo jail on fast


May 24th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Indians and Pakistanis are among a large number of inmates on hunger strike in Sri Lanka's main jail to seek early repatriation to their countries, ... Read more...

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Microsoft buys Skype for $8.5 billion


May 10th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) Microsoft Corp. Tuesday announced it would buy Skype Global for $8.5 billion in its largest acquisition ever, a media report said.The deal will give Microsoft a ... Read more...

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Spain arrests 34 as global drug ring dismantled


May 5th, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 5 (IANS/EFE) Spanish authorities have broken up an international drug trafficking ring in an operation in which 34 people were arrested and two tonnes of cocaine were confiscated.The ... Read more...

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UN announces $10,000 award for green app


April 13th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The United Nations telecommunications agency has launched a contest that will reward the winner with $10,000 for devising the most innovative mobile phone application that ... Read more...

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Now a human-shaped mobile phone with skin-like outer layer


March 4th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 4 (ANI): Japanese researchers have developed a mobile phone that resembles a human being, and which has a skin-like outer layer to enable users to feel closer to those on ... Read more...

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Internet IP addresses not exhausted: ITU official


February 14th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 14 (ANI): An ITU official has denied that Internet addresses running out worldwide.Zhao Houlin, a senior official of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), said that the IP address stock ... Read more...

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Sacked Maoist army fighters attack UN office in Nepal


February 10th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 10 (IANS) Seven young men, who had been discharged from the Maoist party's guerrilla army after a UN verification said their recruitment was illegal, attacked an office of ... Read more...

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Berlusconi planned infamous ‘bunga bunga’ party hours before probe


January 31st, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 31 (ANI): A series of leaked SMS texts have shown that Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was planning to host one of his infamous 'bunga bunga' parties just hours before ... Read more...

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U.S. government issues travel alert for Egypt, warns against non-essential travel


January 29th, 2011 - 2:23 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. government on Friday issued a travel alert for Egypt, urging Americans to defer non-essential travel to the African country amid massive anti-government protests.Egypt plunged into ... Read more...

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Indian telecom JV reels under step-motherly treatment in Nepal


January 18th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 18 (IANS) Nepal's first private telecom operator continues to reel under the stepmotherly treatment meted out to it by deposed king Gyanendra's regime in 2005, with its business ... Read more...

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2G spectrum scam of Himalayan proportions: Jayalalithaa


December 26th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 26 (IANS) The Rs.1.76 trillion 2G spectrum allocation scam perpetrated by former union communications minister A. Raja is of Himalayan proportions and there is no need for anybody to blow ... Read more...

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Interfering minister’s name was not shared: Balakrishnan (Lead)


December 8th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Former chief justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan Wednesday said he received a brief note from the then Madras High Court chief justice S.N. Gokhale on Justice ... Read more...

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Madras High Court judge did not complain to me: Balakrishnan


December 8th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Former chief justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan Wednesday said he received a brief note from the then Madras High Court chief justice S.N. Gokhale on Justice R. ... Read more...

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Top law official suspended, Raja denies wrongdoing (Lead)


December 7th, 2010 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 7 (IANS) The Madras High Court Tuesday ordered the suspension of the Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry Bar Council chairman on charges of trying to influence a judge in a case ... Read more...

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Top law official suspended, Raja denies wrongdoing


December 7th, 2010 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 7 (IANS) The Madras High Court Tuesday ordered the suspension of the Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry Bar Council chairman on charges of trying to influence a judge in a case ... Read more...

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Bungling Brit police eat crime scene evidence


December 2nd, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 2 (ANI): Police officers at a crime scene in Britain are said to have eaten Domino's pizza without realising that they had been ordered by the very suspects they had ... Read more...

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Pakistan trip lands Nepali in Indian jail as 26/11 suspect


December 2nd, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Dec 2 (IANS) A Nepali family is hoping it will see justice done to their son, being held in a prison in India's Bihar state for eight months for suspected involvement ... Read more...

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DMK-Congress alliance to continue, says Pranab


November 18th, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Madurai, Nov 18 (IANS) The Congress-DMK alliance, which seemed to be under strain after the resignation of A. Raja over the 2G spectrum row, will continue, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said ... Read more...

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Nordic telecom major’s Nepal freebie gets animal lovers’ goat


October 9th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Oct 9 (IANS) Following the advice that when in Nepal, do as Nepalis do has landed Nordic telecom giant TeliaSonera in the midst of a controversy in the country.At ... Read more...

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