Telephone

  • BSNL to upgrade telephone exchanges in cities by March end 14-02-2014 06:24 PM

    New Delhi: State-run BSNL on Friday said the modernisation of its telephone exchanges, which are being equipped with new technology provided by Chinese firm Huawei, in cities is expected to complete by the end of next month. "We are about to finish Phase 1 of exchange modernization project using next...
  • US judge rules NSA telephone surveillance lawful 28-12-2013 12:34 PM

    New York: A US court here today ruled that the National Security Agency's controversial telephone surveillance programme was "lawful" and the snooping was a valuable component to eliminate al-Qaeda's terror network. In a 53-page ruling, New York District Judge William Pauley said the NSA's bulk telephony metadata collection programme is...
  • CBI files case against Maran for setting up of illegal telephone exchanges 01-10-2013 03:44 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday filed a case against former Union Minister and DMK leader Dayanidhi Maran. The case pertains to the setting up of illegal telephone exchanges. The CBI has filed a case against Dayanidhi Maran and officials of BSNL. The agency has basically converted...
  • Mumbai: Fifth accused sent to judicial custody in telephone operator gangrape case 15-09-2013 05:52 PM

    Mumbai: The fifth accused arrested in connection with the July 31 telephone operator gangrape case was on Sunday remanded in judicial custody till September 19. The crime branch told the court that they want to conduct an identification parade of accused Mohammed Ashfaque Sheikh, who was arrested on Saturday from...
  • Britain operates secret monitoring station in Middle East: Report 24-08-2013 12:18 AM

    Britain runs a secret monitoring station in the Middle East to intercept large numbers of telephone calls, emails and internet traffic that it shares with intelligence agencies in the United States, the Independent newspaper reported on Friday. The station is part of a 1 billion poundglobal eavesdropping project run by...
  • Telephone directories die a silent death 19-08-2013 10:38 AM

    New Delhi: Technology is claiming yet another relic. Remember those big fat books that made us proudly proclaim in the 1970s and 1980s that we owned a telephone? Alas, with the advent of the internet and smartphones that can store hundreds of numbers, the telephone directory got lost in the...
  • 23-year-old man found dead at girlfriend's residence 18-08-2013 12:32 AM

    A 23-year-old man was found dead at the residence of his girlfirend, with his family alleging that he was murdered in Kadaghata village of Nadia district. Bibhas Biswas was found hanging from a window grill with his leather belt in the girl's home at the village under Krishnaganj police station...
  • Karunanidhi slams Centre over FDI hike, says it may have serious consequences 20-07-2013 11:49 PM

    Chennai: DMK president M Karunanidhi on Saturday came down heavily on the centre's decision to hike foreign direct investment (FDI) limits in various sectors, and said it would result in serious consequences, especially in defence production. In a statement issued here, Karunanidhi said: "The centre's decision will have serious consequences....
  • US court renews surveillance programme exposed by Snowden 20-07-2013 05:10 PM

    Washington: The US government said on Friday a secret court that oversees intelligence activities granted its request to continue a telephone surveillance programme - one of the two data collection efforts leaked by former security contractor Edward Snowden. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, or ODNI, said its...
  • US: Barack Obama defends telephone, internet snooping 08-06-2013 03:07 AM

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Friday defended the newly revealed government surveillance programmes as a small price to pay for keeping America safe from terror attacks. Sweeping up Americans' telephone records and monitoring Internet activity from overseas are "modest encroachments on privacy" that can help US intelligence analysts disrupt terror...
  • Lawmakers accuse Obama administration of abusing free speech rights 16-05-2013 03:48 AM

    Washington: US lawmakers accused the Obama administration on Wednesday of trampling on free speech rights and evading questions about the Justice Department's secret seizure of Associated Press telephone records. US Attorney General Eric Holder, testifying before a House of Representatives panel, provided limited responses on the issue, noting he had...
  • Unusual public telephone booths 13-08-2012 04:56 PM

    Here is our pick of some of the coolest and most unusual public telephone booths.A telephone booth painted by Brazilian artists Julia and Ricardo Paoliell.A woman talks on public telephone booth painted by artist Nascimento.
  • India's love for the 'missed call' phenomenon 26-12-2011 09:20 AM

    Mumbai: The new phenomenon of missed calls has been gaining popularity. It was used in popular forms of protest during the Anna Hazare movement as well. Stingy or not, we Indians love giving missed calls. A missed call can be a pre-arranged signal or pre-arranged message to mean something specific...
  • I love GaGa, she's most talented: Beyonce 27-07-2011 03:37 PM

    London: Singer Beyonce Knowles thinks Lady GaGa is the best pop star in the world. "I love GaGa. I mean, if she didn't perform and she wasn't a singer, just as a human being I love her to death. But on top of it, she is the most talented pop...
  • Maid planned to exploit Kahn for money: report 02-07-2011 01:52 PM

    New York: In a secretly recorded phone conversation, the New York hotel maid who had accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault, can be heard telling her boyfriend in Arizona about her plan to get money from the former IMF chief. "She says words to the effect of, 'Don't worry, this...
  • SC upholds Rs 4.5 lakh bill on MD for sex chats 24-09-2010 11:48 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has upheld the Telecom Department’s decision to collect an amount of Rs 4.50 lakh from the Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd for making international "sex talk calls". A Bench of Justices R.V. Raveendran and Dalveer Bhandari rejected the argument of the federation’s managing director...
  • Tech toyz: Spokn, the new Internet phone service 12-12-2009 08:10 PM

    Calls on Spokn cost as less as 1 cent or 45 paise. ...
  • In Kerala, autos are mobile booths 15-06-2007 08:34 AM

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  • Match-fixing chat caught on tape 08-02-2007 08:16 PM

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  • Phones rare at Telecom Minister's place 14-12-2006 08:06 AM

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  • Salman-Ash tapes take Preity to court 12-12-2006 06:11 PM

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  • Man 'divorces' wife over phone 30-10-2006 03:59 PM

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