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(Vodafone willing to discuss tax demand (Lead, superseding previous story)


September 21st, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Britain-based telecom service provider Vodafone Thursday said it was willing to discuss a tax demand of Rs.11,000 crore but remained non-commital on paying a lesser ... Read more...

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Government may allow foreign players to bid alone in 2G auction


September 6th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The government may allow foreign players to participate in the upcoming 2G auction without an Indian partner and form a joint venture later, a senior ... Read more...

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Hamilton to drive in Mumbai Sep 16


September 5th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 5 (IANS) Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton will be here to enthrall motorsport fans on Sep 16 as he will drive his racecar around Marine Drive.The Vodafone McLaren ... Read more...

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India adds 1.7 mn GSM subscribers, Uninor loses 1.1 mn (Lead, Correcting headline)


August 16th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Telecom service provider Uninor lost 1.1 million subscribers even as the country's GSM subscriber base grew by 0.25 percent in July adding 1.7 million new ... Read more...

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1.7 mn GSM subscribers in India, Uninor loses 1.1 mn


August 16th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Telecom service provider Uninor lost 1.1 million subscribers even as the country's GSM subscriber base grew by 0.25 percent in July adding 1.7 million new ... Read more...

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Chidambaram helping MNCs, says CPI-M


August 7th, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) The CPI-M Tuesday accused Finance Minister P. Chidambaram of helping multinationals to escape tax on assets acquired in India and also foreign and Indian ... Read more...

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Spectrum is already liberalised since 1999: Vodafone


July 16th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Telecom service provider Vodafone India said Monday it was concerned about the liberalisation of spectrum recently announced by the Department of Telecom (DoT), as a ... Read more...

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Cabinet refers one-time spectrum fee issue to EGoM


July 3rd, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The cabinet Tuesday did not take any decision on the proposal to charge a one-time, auction-determined fee for all airwaves held by existing telecom ... Read more...

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TDSAT’s split verdict on 3G roaming pacts; Telcos to move Supreme Court (Lead)


July 3rd, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) Tuesday delivered a split verdict in the 3G roaming case in which mobile operators had challenged a ... Read more...

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TDSAT gives split verdict on 3G roaming pacts


July 3rd, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) Tuesday gave a split verdict in the 3G roaming case in which mobile operators had challenged ... Read more...

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Vodafone India offers new international roaming pack


June 26th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Telecom service Vodafone India Tuesday launched an international roaming package under which subscribers can avail of 60 percent discount on services including voice and data."Vodafone ... Read more...

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India adds 7.27 million GSM subscribers in May


June 21st, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) India's GSM subscriber base grew by 1.08 percent in May, adding 7.27 million mobile phone users, with Bharti Airtel alone signing up over 2.01 ... Read more...

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Gurdeep Singh new CEO of RComm’s wireless business


May 30th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Reliance Communications has appointed Gurdeep Singh as president and chief executive officer (CEO) of its wireless business that provides mobile telephony services."Gurdeep with his extensive ... Read more...

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India adds 6.5 million GSM subscribers in April


May 25th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) India's GSM subscriber base grew by 0.98 percent in April, adding 6.50 million mobile phone users, with Bharti Airtel alone signing up over 2.01 million ... Read more...

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Mobile phone towers in Chandigarh homes to stay, for now


May 24th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) In a relief to the telecom service providers and mobile phone users, the Supreme Court Thursday ordered status quo thereby red-flagging the removal of 180 ... Read more...

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Vodafone India posts 19.5 percent hike in service revenue


May 22nd, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Vodafone India Tuesday posted a 19.5 percent increase in service revenue at Rs.3,21,184 million during the financial year ended March 31, but said its initial public ... Read more...

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New service gives parents control over kids’ mobile use


May 21st, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 21 (IANS) A new mobile service will soon give parents control over their children's cellphone use, whom they chat with or text and also allow them to switch ... Read more...

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Dissapointed Vodafone to take steps to safeguard interest


May 9th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) A day after Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee declared that India won't give in to pressure and change its retrospective tax legislation, Vodafone Plc said ... Read more...

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Government hasn’t directed reopening Vodafone-type cases: Palanimanickam


May 8th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The government has not directed the income tax department to reopen cases similar to Vodafone's, parliament was informed Tuesday."The decision to reopening or not reopening ... Read more...

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Vodafone plea denied as Mukherjee says ‘India no tax haven’


May 8th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
N0ew Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday declined to roll-back a change in the Income Tax Act with retrospective effect to tax foreign firms for capital ... Read more...

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India’s mobile subscriber base reaches 919.17 million in March


May 3rd, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The number of mobile phone subscribers in India rose to 919.17 million in March with Bharti Airtel alone signing 2.5 million of the 8 million ... Read more...

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Private telcos owe BSNL Rs.550.88 crore


May 2nd, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Private telecom players such as Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular and Vodafone owe state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) Rs.550.88 crore as inter-connect usage charges (IUC), ... Read more...

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Vodafone was told about tax liability in Hutchison deal


May 2nd, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The Indian government Wednesday said Vodafone Plc was duly informed about its tax liability in the $11.2 billion acquisition of Hutchison's stake in Hutchison-Essar ... 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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Airport Metro offers bouquet of mobile phone links


April 30th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Commuters travelling on the Delhi Metro's Airport Express line managed by Reliance Infrastructure can now have uninterrupted mobile phone connectivity, a company official said here ... Read more...

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Tax law change may yield Rs.40,000 crore: Government


April 24th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The proposed retrospective changes in the income tax law that seeks to bring overseas transactions involving Indian assets into the tax net is likely ... Read more...

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TRAI sets high base price for 2G auction, operators cry foul (Lead)


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Monday recommended to the government a much higher base price for the 2G spectrum auction that will be ... Read more...

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India adds 6.87 mn GSM subscribers in March


April 20th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) India's GSM subscriber base grew by 1.04 percent in March with addition of 6.87 million mobile phone users, with Bharti Airtel alone signing up over ... Read more...

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Vodafone serves notice to government on tax proposal


April 17th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Britain-based Vodafone Tuesday said it would prefer to reach an amicable solution to its Rs.1,1000 crore capital gain tax dispute with the Indian government over ... Read more...

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Vodanfone issue: HSBC seeks ‘tax clarity’ from government


April 12th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) HSBC, Europe's biggest bank, Thursday sought "tax clarity" from the government in the backdrop of Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's statement there was "no other way" ... Read more...

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Budget benefits NRIs and quashes tax fears (Comment)


April 7th, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
When a non-resident Indian (NRI) lands in India now, he or she can zoom through customs with duty-free goods worth Rs.35,000 ($685). That's a small increase from the earlier duty-free allowance ... Read more...

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India not a tax haven: Pranab


April 1st, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) Defending the proposed amendment of the Income Tax (IT) Act with retrospective effect, union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Sunday said India cannot be a tax ... Read more...

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Pranab defends amending IT Act to deal with Vodafone-type deals


March 31st, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 31 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said there is "no other way" but to amend the Income Tax Act with retrospective effect to bring into ... Read more...

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Smaller operators add customers despite Supreme Court’s order


March 22nd, 2012 - 1:30 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) India's GSM mobile phone base grew with an addition of 8.77 million connections in February 2011 to have total of 656.86 million users with smaller ... Read more...

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