VODAPHONE

  • MHA corporate snooping scam: more arrest likely November 25, 2010

    New Delhi: Delhi Police on Thursday said the SIM cards of all four mobile phones owned by IAS officer Ravi Inder Singh had been acquired using different Identity proofs. Sources said more heads to roll in the corporate snooping scandal at the Home Ministry. More arrests are likely to be...
  • Rushdie shortlisted for VodafoneCrossword awards July 21, 2009

    The VodafoneCrossword Book Awards 2008 shortlist is starstudded and finding place are The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie, Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh, Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri, Past Continuous by Neel Mukherjee and Escape by Manjula Padmanabhan. The announcement was made by a panel comprising publisherwriter Urvashi...
  • Vodafone ZooZoos win PETA award May 21, 2009

    Mumbai: Mobile network operator Vodafone has won the first People for Ethical Treatment for Animals (PETA) 2009 Glitterbox Award, for taking advantage of humane alternatives to the use of real animals in their ZooZoo ads. A part of the operator's latest ad campaign, ZooZoos have replaced the company's "Pug" commercial to...
  • Vodaphone won't sponsor England cricket team December 17, 2008

    New Delhi: Cricket is feeling the chill of the economic freeze. Vodafone says it will not be renewing its 4mayear sponsorship deal with the England team. The contract expires in 13 months. This leaves the ECB looking for a new sponsor at a time when the global economy is...
  • Big cellphone companies cheating nation: Amar Singh November 12, 2008

    New Delhi: General Secretary of the Samajwadi Party (SP), Amar Singh has raised a storm over the Rupees 51,000 telecom spectrum allocation scam. Singh has alleged that he had been offered a huge sum of money to keep quiet over the entire issue. Amar Singh and SP chief Mulayam Singh met the...
  • At the stroke of midnight, India says hello to iPhone | First pics August 22, 2008

    New Delhi: Crowds lined up outside a Gurgaon mall and a few shops in Delhi to pick up the latest Apple iPhone that went on sale at midnight on Thursday in India. And no one was daunted by the Rs 30,000plus price. The Apple iPhone 3G (third generation) was launched across...
  • Vodafone pug row: ad agency moves to HC May 3, 2008

    New Delhi: The happy to help Vodafone pug Rocky is making news again. The advertisement agency that shot the film moves Bombay High court after the Animal Welfare Board issues them a notice for cruelty to the dog. The Board served a notice to Nirvana Films, on April 25, on...
  • Cracks appear in GSM's bandwidth lobby, Bharti loses December 13, 2007

    New Delhi: It is clearly not a good time for Bharti. First, there was the blow from the telecom tribunal, and now the telecom giant has to face the fact that there is no consensus on the GSM pack's next move, for though the TDSAT interim order has allowed startup...
  • Govt clears HutchVodafone deal April 27, 2007

    New Delhi: The Government on Friday cleared British telecom firm Vodafone's application for buying a majority stake in India's fourthlargest mobile operator HutchEssar Limited (HEL). Vodafone, the world's largest mobile operator in terms of revenues, had bought a controlling 52 per cent stake in HEL from Hong Kongbased Hutchison Telecom International...
  • No objection to Hutch deal: DoT March 11, 2007

    New Delhi: The Communication Ministry is understood to have no objection to Vodafone's proposed acquisition of equity in HutchEssar and feels the Finance Ministry is best equipped to look into FDI aspects in the deal. DoT is believed to have communicated these views to the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB). DoT...
  • HC orders probe into FDI in HutchEssar March 9, 2007

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday directed the Centre and Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) to investigate whether there are any violations in FDI norms and/or economic transaction laws in HuthEssar share holding. The court has also asked the Board to submit the inquiry report in two months on...
  • We want Ruia's support: Arun Sarin February 15, 2007

    New Delhi: After winning the Hutch Essar Limited for $19 billion, UK telecom giant Vodaphones CEO Arun Sarin seems confident he will be able to win Ruiasthe 33 per cent stake holders of Essar who went sour after the deal got struck. Sarin is likely to meet the Essar Group top...
  • Bharti to buy back 5.6% from Vodafone February 12, 2007

    New Delhi: Sunil Mittal's Bharti Group would acquire 5.6 per cent direct stake held by Vodafone for $1.6 billion after the UK company completes its transaction to pick majority stake in Hutchison Essar Ltd. "Pursuant to Vodafone acquiring a controlling interest in Hutchison Essar Ltd, Bharti Group has an arrangement to...
  • Vodafone wins HutchEssar bid February 11, 2007

    New Delhi: The longdrawn bid battle for HutchEssar finally came to an end on Sunday as UK telecom giant Vodafone acquired India's fourth largest mobile venture for an estimated enterprise value of US $19 billion (Rs 85,000 crores). Essar welcomed the offer and said it is indeed good price for the...
  • Endgame begins for HutchEssar bid February 11, 2007

    New Delhi: The end game of Hutchison's buyout in India has begun. The Hutch board is scheduled to meet on Sunday to evaluate the bids presented. All the four suitors have put in their bids for Hutchison's 67 per cent stake in Indias fourth largest telecom company HutchEssar. The...
  • HutchEssar bid, new player emerges February 9, 2007

    New Delhi: The race to acquire Hutch's stake in HutchEssar is hotting up. Suitors for the 67 per cent Hutchison stake are likely to submit their bids by midnight in Hong Kong. This might include a fifth player Altimo of Russia in the fray. According to sources Altimo has...
  • Hindujas still in race for HutchEssar February 1, 2007

    New Delhi: HutchEssar bid and the speculation that surrounds evaluating the price for the fourth largest telecommunication giant Hutch Esar by its bidding rivals seems to be reaching no where. Hinduja Group said on Thursday that it was "very much in the race" to acquire HutchEssar. Reacting to the media reports that...
  • HutchEssar bidders wooing Ruias January 14, 2007

    New Delhi: Bidders eyeing stakes in telecom giant Hutch Essar can in no way ignore the venture's Indian partner Ruias, who hold nothing less than a magic wand by way of 'special' rights along with their 33 per cent stake. Two of the frontrunners, UK's Vodafone and Hinduja Group, have...
  • Rel to raise $1bn, bid for HutchEssar January 10, 2007

    Mumbai: The Board of Reliance Communications, a serious contender for HutchEssar is likely to bid for the telecom giant for a whooping one billion US dollars. According to company sources, Reliance communications authorised its Chairman Anil Ambani to go ahead with the acquisition and raise longterm resources for the deal. Ambani...
  • Vodafone officials meet DoT officials January 4, 2007

    New Delhi: In a latest development in the corporate world's race for telecom provider Hutch, top Vodafone officials Mathew Kirk and Neil Gough have met department of telecom officials for discussions related to the HutchEssar takeover. The Vodafone officials met the Telecom Secretary Dinesh Mathur and made a presentation about the...
  • For Vodafone, Hutch Essar priceless January 2, 2007

    New Delhi: How much is too much? The question seems imminent in case of HutchEssar bid and the speculation that surrounds evaluating the price for the fourth largest telecommunication giant Hutch Esar by its bidding rivals. Financial advisor Goldman Sachs says anything more than $20 billion for Hutch Essar...
  • Hutch Essar to bid farewell to India? December 29, 2006

    New Delhi: Mobile company Hutchison Essar is in troubled waters. Analysts urged companys shareholders to set a higher price in case it makes an exit from India's vibrant telecom sector. In the latest twist to a $17 billion takeover tussle, Hutchison Essar's 33 percent shareholder, Essar group, approached one potential...
  • Vodafone eyes $13.5 bn bid in Hutch December 22, 2006

    New Delhi: British telecom giant Vodafone, announced plans to acquire a controlling stake in India's fourthlargest mobile operator HutchEssar. Vodaphone has made it mandatory for Swiss banking major UBS to advise on the deal. "UBS are our advisers (on this deal) and have been advisers on a substantial number of...