Telephones

  • Shakti Mills gangrape cases: Both juveniles convicted, sent to correction homes July 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The two juveniles accused in photojournalist and telephone operator gangrape cases of Mumbai were on Tuesday convicted by a Mumbai court. The court sent both the convicts to Boston School in Nashik to learn good behaviour. "The two juveniles directed to be sent to Boston School in Nashik...
  • BSNL to upgrade telephone exchanges in cities by March end February 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Staterun 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 December 28, 2013

    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 alQaeda's terror network. In a 53page ruling, New York District Judge William Pauley said the NSA's bulk telephony metadata collection programme is "lawful"...
  • CBI files case against Maran for setting up of illegal telephone exchanges October 1, 2013

    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 a...
  • Mumbai: Fifth accused sent to judicial custody in telephone operator gangrape case September 15, 2013

    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 Girgaon...
  • Britain operates secret monitoring station in Middle East: Report August 24, 2013

    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 Britain...
  • Telephone directories die a silent death August 19, 2013

    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...
  • 23yearold man found dead at girlfriend's residence August 18, 2013

    A 23yearold 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 July 20, 2013

    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. In...
  • US court renews surveillance programme exposed by Snowden July 20, 2013

    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 authority...
  • US: Barack Obama defends telephone, internet snooping June 8, 2013

    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 May 16, 2013

    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 been...
  • Telecom operators to be charged for submitting false information March 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Telecom operators could face penalty of up to Rs 10 lakh for submitting false and incomplete information in the action taken report (ATR) regarding metering and billing system, Trai said on Monday. The regulator Trai on Monday issued Quality of Service (Code of Practice for Metering and Billing...
  • Bihar: 13-year-old boy ends life over mobile phone March 9, 2013

    Patna: A 13-year-old boy committed suicide by consuming poison in a village in Bihar's Gaya district after his parents refused to give him a mobile phone that he repeatedly asked for, police said on Saturday. Ankit Kumar, a student of class six, committed suicide in Sesari village in Gaya, about 100...
  • Govt dismisses report on telephone bugging May 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Government on Thursday dismissed as "outrageous lie" a media report that at the behest of Home Minister P Chidambaram and his ministry telephones of key government functionaries were bugged. An official statement said attention of the Government has been drawn to a news story published in 'Chauthi Duniya' recently. "The...
  • 90 pc of Kerala homes have telephone March 30, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Almost 90 per cent of households in Kerala have telephone connections (land line or mobile) in 2011, a staggering rise over the 19.1 per cent in 2001, according to the house listing and housing Census conducted ahead of the Census 2011. The detailed figures, released here by the census...
  • 58.8 pc households in Maharashtra have TV sets March 16, 2012

    Mumbai: About 58.8 per cent of households in Maharashtra have TV sets while 13.3 per cent have computer/laptop and 69.1 per cent have telephone/mobile in their households, as per the data on "housing, amenities and assets" in the 2011 census. The respective figures at national level are 47.2, 9.5 and 63.2...
  • Telephone tapping: Army chief terms it as 'fiction' March 5, 2012

    Hyderabad: Army chief General VK Singh on Monday denied reports of him tracking phone conversations of ministers. He also stuck to his stand that ammunition in the Army was seeing an alarming shortage. He termed as 'fiction' media reports of a complaint about telephone tapping to hear conversation in connection with...
  • India's love for the 'missed call' phenomenon December 26, 2011

    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 prearranged signal or prearranged message to mean something specific...
  • I love GaGa, she's most talented: Beyonce July 27, 2011

    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 star...
  • Maid planned to exploit Kahn for money: report July 2, 2011

    New York: In a secretly recorded phone conversation, the New York hotel maid who had accused Dominique StraussKahn 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,...
  • SC upholds Rs 4.5 lakh bill on MD for sex chats September 24, 2010

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has upheld the Telecom Departments decision to collect an amount of Rs 4.50 lakh from the Gujarat Cooperative 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 federations managing director...
  • Tech toyz: Spokn, the new Internet phone service December 12, 2009

    Whether you are a business person constantly on the move or you have worked out of home you have realised one thing the world is getting smaller. And the only way to keep pace is to update and upgrade. If you find yourself making calls all over the...
  • Telephone workers strike called off in Delhi, Mumbai May 20, 2009

    New Delhi: Some 8,000 employees of the state-run Mahanagar Telephone Nigam (MTNL), which runs telecom and Internet services in the national Capital and Mumbai, on Wednesday called off their three-day old agitation after the management agreed to review their demands including wage hikes. "The strike has been called off. There will...
  • Couldn't take Obama call as I was travelling: PM November 11, 2008

    On Board Air India One: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said he could not take a telephone call from US president-elect Barack Obama as he was travelling and that it would be set up at "another time". "I got a call on Saturday but could not take it as I was...
  • In Kerala, autos are mobile booths June 20, 2007

    Thiruvanthapuram /Kozhikode: Kozhikode is a town in Kerala known for its brand of halwa, biryani and honest autorickshaw drivers. And so it doesn’t come as a surprise when autorickshaw drivers in the town go that extra mile ferrying passengers by installing telephones in their three-wheelers. Says an autorickshaw driver, Naushad, “For...
  • Match-fixing chat caught on tape June 20, 2007

    Transcript of the alleged taped telephone conversation between bookie Mukesh Kochchar and West Indies cricketer Marlon Samuels ahead of the first ODI between India and West Indies at Nagpur on January 21. Marlon Samuels had been staying in Room No 206 of the hotel. Bookie: Sir? Bookie: Yes. Bookie: How you doing? Room No....
  • Phones rare at Telecom Minister's place December 14, 2006

    Patna: In the home district of Union Minister of State for Telecommunications Shakeel Ahmad, it's a sorry state of affairs. Villagers stay connected with the rest of the world with the help of just three telephones shared between 20,000 people. This public announcement system is actually a pay and receive call...
  • Salman-Ash tapes take Preity to court December 12, 2006

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Preity Zinta will be observed as the witness-in-chief in a defamation case that she had filed against a Mumbai-based tabloid in 2005. Preity’s was expected to appear in an additional metropolitan magistrate's court in Girgaum in south Mumbai on Tuesday, but the case was adjourned to January 23,...