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‘Lifetime plans should be offered till telecom permit allows’


September 5th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Lifetime mobile tariff plans offered by telecom operators are valid as long as the operator is permitted to provide such service under the licence, Minister ... Read more...

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Solar grid parity by 2017, says ministry


August 30th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Power produced by solar plants will be sold at the same price as that from conventional sources like coal by 2017, a power ministry official ... Read more...

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Four new hydropower projects for Uttar Pradesh


August 23rd, 2012 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 23 (IANS) Four hydropower projects with a combined capacity of 3,400 KW will be set up in Uttar Pradesh in three years, the state government has said.An empowered ... Read more...

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Don’t pay arrears of raised power tariffs: Amarinder


July 25th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, July 24 (IANS) Former Punjab chief minister and state Congress president Amarinder Singh Tuesday asked people not to pay the arrears of the recently-hiked power tariff in the state.Addressing ... Read more...

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TRAI’s revised tariff analysis flawed: COAI


July 13th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) Friday lashed out the telecom regulator's analysis effects on costs, tariffs and financial returns, saying it was flawed ... Read more...

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DoT to meet operators on spectrum reserve price


July 13th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The Department of Telecom (DoT) is meeting all the operators Friday to get their final opinion on spectrum pricing ahead of the Empowered Group of ... Read more...

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US files complaint over China car duties


July 6th, 2012 - 5:22 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 6 (IANS) The US Thursday filed a complaint to the World Trade Organization (WTO) against China for imposing duties on US-made vehicles.China started to impose anti-dumping and countervailing ... Read more...

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MTS launches 30 paise plan for calls


July 5th, 2012 - 5:43 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Sistema Shyam Teleservices Limited (SSTL), which operates its services under brand name MTS, Wednesday rated all its tariffs, including roaming services and international calls, at ... Read more...

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EGoM to decide on spectrum pricing Thursday


June 20th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on telecom will meet Thursday to fix the base price of the auction of 2G spectrum, a senior ... Read more...

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Pay more for more power in Noida and Ghaziabad


June 19th, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 19 (IANS) For residents of Noida, Ghaziabad and Uttar Pradesh towns neighbouring the national capital, crippling power woes might soon be a thing of past. Added to it, ... Read more...

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EGoM to take final call on pricing and refarming of spectrum


May 26th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) An empowered group of ministers (EGoM) led by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will take the final call on key issues such as pricing and ... Read more...

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Polish hotels begin lowering tariff before Euro 2012


May 25th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, May 25 (IANS) Three weeks before the start of the Euro 2012 football tournament, Polish hotels have begun lowering their tariffs as they are left with thousands of unbooked ... Read more...

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Telecom Commission to meet Thursday on TRAI recommendations


May 23rd, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Telecom Commission, the highest policy-making forum in the communications ministry, will meet Thursday to take a call on the sector regulator's controversial recommendations on ... Read more...

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Idea Cellular slashes 3G tariffs by 70 percent


May 22nd, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) After Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular became the second operator to have slashed its 3G tariffs in order to draw demand.The operator slashed its tariffs on ... Read more...

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Telecom tariffs may rise by 90 paise in metros: Study


May 22nd, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Telecom tariffs will rise by 90 paise a minute in metros and 20-34 paise on an average across the country if the sector regulator's recommendations ... Read more...

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Railways should rationalise tariffs: CAG


May 15th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Noting that the Indian Railways are in the red financially and have not been able to meet the cost of operating passenger and other services, ... Read more...

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TRAI sticks to high reserve price for spectrum auction


May 14th, 2012 - 2:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Sunday retained its recommendations on high reserve price for spectrum auction despite staunch criticism by the industry."The reserve ... Read more...

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Rahul Khullar to take charge of TRAI Monday


May 13th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Commerce Secretary Rahul Khullar will Monday take charge as the chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).His appointment has been approved by ... Read more...

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Telcom firms meet Sibal again lobbying against TRAI proposals


May 8th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Communications Minister Kapil Sibal Tuesday assured telecom service providers that the government will look into their grievances against the sector regulator's recommendations on spectrum auction.For ... Read more...

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GSM players to contest TRAI theory of minor tariff hike


May 7th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The heads of some telecom firms will meet Communications Minister Kapil Sibal Tuesday to contest the regulator's contention that there would be only a minor ... Read more...

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Vodafone hikes call tariff for post-paid customers in Mumbai by 20 percent


May 1st, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Vodafone India Tuesday hiked its post-paid tariffs by 20 percent to 1.2 paise per second in the Mumbai circle."Vodafone had hiked its call tariffs for ... 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...

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Telecom Commission seeks clarity on TRAI proposals


April 30th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The Telecom Commission Monday sought more information and clarifications from the telecom regulator on its recommendations on 2G auction, including spectrum pricing, which have invited ... Read more...

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Russia to raise liquor, cigarette tax


April 29th, 2012 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia, a country of vodka drinkers, may raise tariffs on hard liquor to about 20 percent a litre by 2015, according to a draft tax ... Read more...

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India has vast win-win commercial potential, says US


April 13th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 13 (IANS) US Commerce Secretary John Bryson, who recently led his first trade mission to India, wants America to "deepen and broaden its commercial engagement with India where ... Read more...

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Brazil sets auto export quotas for Mexico


April 5th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, April 5 (IANS/EFE) The government has set its automotive export quotas for Mexico based on the requirements of each automaker operating in Brazil, officials said.The Foreign Trade Secretariat determined ... Read more...

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Indian tourism upbeat despite tight budget (Comment)


March 29th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Although India's latest budget has increased the allocation for tourism by less than 10 percent, the tourism ministry remains hopeful that it can bring in at least seven million foreign tourists ... Read more...

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Maintain quality of service: TRAI to operators


March 26th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) The telecom regulator has asked the operators whose licences stand cancelled following the Supreme Court verdict to ensure quality of service during the period of ... Read more...

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High tariffs will harm India-US business ties: US commerce secretary


March 26th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Urging India to cut duties on imports of American manufactured products, US Commerce Secretary John Bryson Monday said such high tariffs would cause "significant harm" ... Read more...

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South Korea, Turkey agree on free trade deal


March 26th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 26 (IANS) South Korea and Turkey signed a preliminary agreement on a free trade deal that will eliminate all tariffs imposed on goods traded between the two nations, ... Read more...

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Trivedi says adieu, to attend party meet


March 19th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Dinesh Trivedi, who quit as railway minister, said Monday he would visit Rail Bhavan to bid farewell to his colleagues and also attend the ... Read more...

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Fare hike has to be withdrawn: Mamata


March 14th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 14 (IANS) Stating that her Trinamool Congress had not been informed about the rail fare hike, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday sought a rollback of ... Read more...

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India, EU to expedite free trade talks


February 10th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) India and the European Union (EU) have agreed to expedite talks for a broad-based trade and investment agreement and hope to conclude the deal ... Read more...

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All should be allowed to bid in 2G auction: Bharti Airtel


February 8th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Under a fair market mechanism, all players should be given equal opportunity to participate when a 2G auction takes place, leading telecom firm Bharti Airtel ... Read more...

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TRAI seeks industry view on mobile tariff cap


February 6th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Monday sought the industry's view on whether there should be a cap on the tariffs of telecom services ... Read more...

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