telecom policy

Congress, BJP clash in JPC probing 2G scam


June 19th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC), probing the 2G spectrum scam, saw heated exchanges between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members over ... Read more...

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No roaming charges in new telecom policy


May 31st, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The cabinet Thursday approved a new telecom policy that seeks to do away with roaming charges throughout the country and simplifies the licencing policy, ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha nod for 2G panel’s extension


May 17th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The Lok Sabha Thursday agreed to extend the term of the joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probing the 2G spectrum issue till the end of ... Read more...

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Telecom policy may be announced in May: Sibal


April 10th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 10 (IANS) The government will roll out its IT and electronics manufacturing policy soon and hopes to announce the telecom policy in May, Communications Minister Kapil Sibal said ... Read more...

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Former telecom regulator testifies in 2G case


February 23rd, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Former Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) chairman Nripendra Mishra Thursday told a CBI special court hearing the 2G case that an auction was held ... Read more...

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Etisalat to shut down India operation


February 22nd, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Telecom service provider Etisalat DB Wednesday said it will shut down its services in India following the Supreme Court ordering cancelling of 122 spectrum licences, ... Read more...

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Manmohan to meet key ministers over 2G verdict


February 9th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to hold a meeting with his key ministers in the next few days to discuss the Supreme Court ... Read more...

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UPA misused telecom policy: BJP


February 3rd, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday blamed the UPA government for "misusing" the telecom policy and said the Supreme Court order on the 2G ... Read more...

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Court ruling will lead to consolidation, fresh investment (Lead)


February 2nd, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) The cancellation of 122 telecom licences by the Supreme Court Thursday would lead to clarity in the telecom policy framework, encouraging investment and accelerating growth ... Read more...

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Government will study SC order, implications: Pranab (Lead)


February 2nd, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government reacted cautiously to Thursday's Supreme Court verdict canceling 122 telecom licences issued during jailed former communications minister A ... Read more...

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Telecom cos may have to pay for excess spectrum


January 19th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Telecom companies which provide services on the GSM platform may have to shell out a one-time fee for holding spectrum in excess of 4.4 Mhz, ... Read more...

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New Telecom Policy likely to be delayed till June 2012


December 23rd, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) The New Telecom Policy, which is likely to have no roaming charges for subscribers within the country and allow for mobile numbers to be ported ... Read more...

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Quotable quotes on Lokpal


December 11th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Some quotable quotes on the Lokpal bill:Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader and National Democratic Alliance (NDA) convenor Sharad Yadav: "Either the winter session should be ... Read more...

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Sibal’s censorship can’t stop anti-graft movement: Kejriwal


December 11th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal Sunday launched a scathing attack on Communications Minister Kapil Sibal, saying his move for censorsing the Internet had failed ... Read more...

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Telecom industry’s concerns will be addressed: PM


December 7th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday assured all stakeholders in the telecom industry that his government will address their concerns and support the growth of ... Read more...

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Leadership crisis in Congress: Jaitley


November 20th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley Sunday accused the Congress-led government of suffering from a leadership crisis and trying to malign the opposition."This ... Read more...

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Termination action on 35 telecom licenses by March


November 18th, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The department of telecom (DoT) Friday said it is in the process of issuing notices to telecom companies pertaining to 35 licenses that failed ... Read more...

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Top auditor stands by 2G loss figures


November 15th, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) India's top government auditor Vinod Rai Tuesday stood by his presumptive loss of Rs.1.76 lakh crore in the 2G spectrum allocation, dismissing his former colleague's ... Read more...

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Transparency promised in full ’spectrum’ of new telecom policy (Roundup)


October 10th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) The government unveiled a draft of its new telecom policy here Monday that focuses on free roaming, transparent allocation of airwaves, strategies to increase rural ... Read more...

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Free roaming, high broadband speeds in new telecom policy


October 10th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) The new telecom policy will bring cheer to consumers with the government Monday proposing to remove roaming charges for subscribers within the country, exponentially increasing ... Read more...

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Sibal to introduce new telcom policy draft Monday


October 7th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) The government Friday said it would release the draft of the new telecommunications policy Monday."Kapil Sibal, minister of communications and information technology, will announce draft ... Read more...

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Cabinet note on VSNL land issue to be sent to cabinet soon: Sibal


August 29th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Communications Minister Kapil Sibal Monday said a cabinet note on selling surplus land that was earlier with the state-run enterprise VSNL has been prepared and ... Read more...

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Cabinet under Vajpayee cleared telecom migration policy: Chacko (Lead)


August 2nd, 2011 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Blaming former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee for the controversial migration policy for telecom operators approved in 1999, chairman of the joint parliamentary committee probing ... Read more...

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‘Vajpayee was telecom minister when migration policy was cleared’


August 2nd, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) A former telecom secretary during the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) regime told the joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probing the 2G spectrum allocation Tuesday that then ... Read more...

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JPC quizzes former telecom secretary


July 27th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The Joint Parliamentary Committee probing the alleged multi-crore 2G spectrum allocation scam Wednesday questioned A.V. Gokak, who was the telecom secretary during the Bharatiya ... Read more...

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New telecom policy to be announced by October: Sibal


July 25th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Communications Minister Kapil Sibal Monday said that the government will announce the new telecom policy by October."By September it will get approved and by October ... Read more...

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JPC digging into spectrum allocation during NDA rule


July 8th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC), probing the 2G scam, will look into the financial implications of the free extra spectrum allocated to private telecom firms ... Read more...

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‘Rs.43,500 crore loss due to NDA’s telecom policy’


July 8th, 2011 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The nation has suffered a loss of over Rs.43,500 crore because of a change in India's policy in 1999 when the Bharatiya Janata Party ... Read more...

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No plans to summon Vajpayee: JPC


June 1st, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) The joint parliamentary committee examining India's telecom pricing policy from 1998 to 2008 Wednesday denied it would summon ailing former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee ... Read more...

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CAG within mandate to calculate 2G loss: Chacko (Lead)


May 30th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) was within its "mandate" to calculate presumptive loss of Rs.1.76 lakh crore in the allocation of 2G spectrum, ... Read more...

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JPC quizzes CAG on 2G spectrum loss assessment


May 30th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probing India's telecom licensing policy in the wake of the 2G spectrum allocation scam, Monday quizzed Comptroller and Auditor ... Read more...

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JPC examining NDA’s 1999 telecom policy, summons Sorabjee (Lead)


May 18th, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probing alleged irregularities in the allocation of 2G licences by jailed former communications minister A. Raja is now digging ... Read more...

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NDA’s 1999 telecom policy under JPC scanner


May 18th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probing alleged irregularities in the allocation of 2G licences by jailed IT and communication minister A. Raja is now ... Read more...

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JPC members get lessons on mobile phone technology


May 18th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) It was like "back to school days" for members of the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probing alleged irregularities in the allocation of 2G licences ... 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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