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Probe ordered in Assam’s violent protests


June 23rd, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 23 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Thursday ordered an investigation into violent demonstrations over a government eviction drive which saw three people shot dead by police."We have ... Read more...

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Court approves Hindu girl’s adoption by Christian couple


June 14th, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) A Christian couple's plea for adopting a two-year-old Hindu girl as their second child has got the nod from a Delhi court which concluded that ... Read more...

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Better 3G services: the wait could be longer


May 29th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The promise of high-end phone services by mobile firms through the much-hyped third generation (3G) telecom technology seems to have hit a roadblock as ... Read more...

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Why only 15 for licence cancellation, TRAI asks DoT


May 25th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The telecom regulator Wednesday said it has asked the Department of Telecom (DoT) to provide licence-wise details for selecting only 15 licenses fit for cancellation ... Read more...

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11 Kerala ministers win, three lose


May 13th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 13 (IANS) Even though the ruling Left Democratic Front under Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan lost to the Congress-led opposition in the assembly elections, 11 ministers of the Kerala ... Read more...

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Telecom regulator seeks views on value added services


March 30th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) The telecom regulator Wednesday said it will float a consultation paper on mobile value-added services in April and will give its recommendations by the ... Read more...

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Kerala polls : CPI (M) reverses decision, fields Achuthanandan from Malampuzha


March 18th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Thiruvananthapuram, Mar 18 (ANI): The Communist Party of India (Marxist), which was under massive public pressure over its decision to drop Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan from contesting the April 13 Kerala Assembly ... Read more...

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Kochi infotech project off the blocks


February 23rd, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Feb 23 (IANS) Within a month of the Kerala government and Smart City Dubai resolving their differences over Smart City Kochi, the much-delayed Rs.1,500 crore infotech project took another step forward ... Read more...

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Will not be cowed down by ULFA threats: Gogoi


February 20th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 20 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said Sunday the ruling Congress would never be cowed down to threats by hardliners of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) ... Read more...

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Gemini Ganesan - A starry life that spilled out of screen


February 12th, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The story of late Tamil superstar Gemini Ganesan was larger than life in star-struck Tamil Nadu with the screen spilling into his home as well.He ... Read more...

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Smart City CEO comes to get drunk: Achutnanandan (Lead)


December 31st, 2010 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 31 (IANS) Even as the deadlock between the Kerala government and Smart City Dubai continued over the fate of the proposed Rs.1,500 crore Kochi project, Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan vented ... Read more...

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Arbitration will be our last resort: Smart City Dubai


December 31st, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Dec 31 (IANS) The deadlock between the Kerala government and Smart City Dubai continued over the fate of the proposed Rs.1,500 crore Smart City Kochi project, with the latter making it ... Read more...

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Leadership, travel and thrill in the book pile (IANS Books This Week)


December 16th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Enjoy the December sun with an armload of exciting books.1. Book: "Leadership @Infosys"; Edited by Matt Barney; Published by Penguin-Portfolio; Priced at Rs.699Powered by intellect and driven ... Read more...

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TRAI targets 100 mn broadband subscribers by 2014


December 7th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) India's telecom regulator Tuesday said it was targeting a 10-fold increase in broadband subscribers to 100 million by 2014.The country has 10.29 million subscribers now. "We will ... Read more...

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Last letter to Smart City Dubai on Kochi project: Achuthanandan


November 30th, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 30 (IANS) Kerala will ask Smart City Dubai one last time if it wishes to honour its pact to set up a Rs.1,500 crore ($335 million) infotech project in Kochi, ... Read more...

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Unsolicited calls, SMSes will soon cease: TRAI


November 25th, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Rohtak (Haryana), Nov 25 (IANS) Soon unsolicited calls and SMSes will cease to trouble mobile customers, the telecom regulator promised Thursday,"We are working on a system of telecom consumer grievance monitoring ... Read more...

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India 2G spectrum proposals by October end, says TRAI chairman


October 19th, 2010 - 9:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.19 (ANI): The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) chairman J.S. Sarma saidhere on Tuesdaythey are working on new proposals for 2G spectrum pricing and are hopeful of releasing the ... Read more...

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TRAI regulation on unsolicited calls by October-end


October 19th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct19 (IANS) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Tuesday said it will bring in a regulation by the end of this month to curb unsolicited commercial calls which have ... Read more...

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TRAI 2G pricing norms by October-end (Lead)


October 19th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The telecom regulator would come out with new pricing norms for 2G (second generation) spectrum by this month-end, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman J.S. Sarma ... Read more...

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TRAI 2G pricing recommendations by October-end


October 19th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The telecom regulator would come out with new recommendations on the pricing of 2G (second generation) spectrum by this month-end, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman ... Read more...

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Alasyam Amrutham Gets Ready For A Recent Release


October 8th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 8, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Latest reports suggest that the shooting schedule of the upcoming movie Aalasyam Amrutham has been wrapped up and now the film has been handed over to ... Read more...

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TRAI says mobile number portability by Oct.31


August 12th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.12 (ANI): Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman J.S. Sarma on Thursday announced that citizens of the country would have access to mobile number portability (MNP) from October 31."There ... Read more...

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Mobile number portability will be rolled out from Oct 31


August 12th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The telecom regulator Thursday said mobile number portability (MNP) will be implemented nationwide from Oct 31, ruling out any further delay. The MNP is a service that allows ... Read more...

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Trai to meet operators on unsolicited commercial calls


August 6th, 2010 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The Telecom Regulatory Authority (Trai) will meet service providers in the next few days to resolve the issue of unsolicited commercial calls troubling subscribers, Chairman J.S. Sarma ... Read more...

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Digital broadcast signals to take over Analog by 2013: TRAI


July 30th, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) There will be a complete switch over from analog to digital broadcast signals in the country in a phased manner by December 2013, Telecom Regulatory Authority of ... Read more...

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Green group asks Ramesh not challenge power plant quash order


July 24th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 24 (IANS) An environmental group fighting against a proposed thermal power project in the wetlands of Srikakulam district in Andhra Pradesh has urged the environment and forests ministry not to ... Read more...

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TRAI to come out with fresh recommendation in 2-3 weeks


July 23rd, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The telecom watchdog will finalise its recommendations on charging operators a one-time fee for 2G spectrum in two-three weeks, its chief J.S. Sarma said here Friday. "When ... Read more...

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Smart City Dubai not to withdraw from Smart City Kochi


June 28th, 2010 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, June 28 (IANS) A board of directors meeting of the proposed Rs.1,500 crore Smart City Kochi concluded here Monday without taking any decision on the fate of the IT project. At the ... Read more...

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Assam government to present white paper on development


June 15th, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 15 (IANS) Accused by the opposition of failure to bring in development, the ruling Congress party in Assam Tuesday said it will table in the assembly session next month a ... Read more...

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TRAI to start spectrum audit in three to four months


June 8th, 2010 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 8 (IANS) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) will start an audit of spectrum available with the service providers in the next three to four months to find out ... Read more...

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Guwahati residents face monsoon hazards


June 4th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati (Assam), June 4 (ANI): Despite the monsoon bringing respite for the people of the country from the scorching heat of the sun, the incessant showers have forced poor residents here, as ... Read more...

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TRAI to release consultation paper on 4G in 10 days


May 28th, 2010 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The Telecom Regularity Authority of India (TRAI) will release within 10 days a consultation paper on the fourth generation (4G) technology and expects to make public the ... Read more...

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Telecom watchdog to hold talks on pricing of 2G spectrum


May 20th, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) India's telecom watchdog Thursday said it will hold additional talks with private operators on the proposal to levy licence fee on airwaves beyond 6.2 megahertz held by ... Read more...

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Government committed to Kochi IT project: Achuthanandan


May 18th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 18 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan Tuesday said his government will implement the Smart City IT project in Kochi if its promoters, Smart City Dubai, do not do so. "They ... Read more...

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One-time levy won’t hurt operators’ profits, asserts TRAI


May 14th, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) India's telecom watchdog Friday said its recommendation to the govenment to collect a one-time levy from operators holding second generation (2G) radio spectrum beyond 6.2 mega hertz ... Read more...

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