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  • Aircel-Maxis case: Special 2G court summons Dayanidhi, Kalanithi Maran Yesterday

    New Delhi: A special 2G court has summoned Former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran as accused in Aircel-Maxis deal case. The court has also summoned Kalanithi Maran and Malaysian business tycoon T Ananda Krishnan as accused in the case on March 2, 2015. Augustus Ralph Marshall, a top official of Malaysia-based Maxis...
  • CBI to probe Chidambaram over FIPB approval in AircelMaxis deal September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: In a blow to former finance minister P Chidambaram, the Central Bureau of Investigation CBI will investigate the circumstances of the Foreign investment Promotion Board approval given by him in the AircelMaxis deal in 2006. Clearing his stand, Chidambaram on Friday said that there was no violation of...
  • J&K limps back to normalcy, mobile services partially restored September 13, 2014

    Srinagar: After having been cut off for more than a week, Jammu and Kashmir is heading back to the communication grid. Telecom servies in the flood hit Kashmir Valley are being normalised with BSNL restoring around 80 per cent of the affected network. Other private mobile service providers inlcuding Airtel,...
  • Telecom services slowly being restored in Kashmir Valley September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Telecom services in the floodhit Kashmir valley are slowly being restored with operators resuming network connectivity in various parts of the region. Around 58 base transceiver stations (BTS) or mobile towers of BSNL and Aircel are functioning now along with 10 landline exchanges of the staterun operator. Vodafone has...
  • CBI files perjury application in AircelMaxis case September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday filed a perjury application in the AircelMaxis deal case after allegations were leveled against the investigating agency of interfering with the probe. Senior lawyer and AAP leader Prashant Bhushan had accused the CBI chief Ranjit Sinha of trying to give a clean...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories August 29, 2014

    Bullet News is CNNIBN's nonstop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • News 360: Pak made spectacle of talks, says PM Modi August 29, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi had some tough words for Pakistan on Friday. In an interaction with the Japanese media ahead of his Saturday visit to the country, Modi said that he was "disappointed that Pakistan had sought to make a spectacle of talks" and went ahead and held meetings with...
  • CBI charges Dayanidhi Maran, eight others in AircelMaxis case August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday filed chargesheet in the AircleMaxis deal case in a special 2G court. Nine people have been named in the chargesheet including former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanidhi Maran. Court has fixed September 11 for consideration of the...
  • CBI can file a chargesheet against Dayanidhi Maran in AircelMaxis deal: SC August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation can file a chargesheet against former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran in the AircelMaxis deal case after the Supreme Court turned down his plea seeking to restrain the CBI to do the same. The apex court said that Maran's plea is premature and insisted that...
  • Aircel launches 4G services in Tamil Nadu, Jammu & Kashmir August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Telecom operator Aircel today launched 4G services in Tamil Nadu and Jammu & Kashmir, becoming the only private telecom operator to offer all the three existing technologies of 2G, 3G and 4G in these markets. "We are delighted to now bring highest speed 4G LTE (long term evaluation)...
  • AircelMaxis case: CBI planning to question Finance Ministry officials August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI is mulling questioning some officials of the Finance Ministry who were part of Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance process given to AircelMaxis deal even as it plans to file the first charge sheet in the matter this week. Making it clear that no suspects have been identified...
  • AircelMaxis case: AG recommends chargesheet against Dayanidhi, Kalanithi Maran July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: There is more trouble brewing for the DMK in the AircelMaxis deal. Sources have told CNNIBN that Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi has recommended filing a chargesheet against DMK leaders Dayanidhi Maran and Kalanithi Maran in the AircelMaxis case. The AG has given his legal opinion to the Central Bureau...
  • Reliance, Tata, Aircel tie up to provide 3G services to customers April 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Telecom operator Reliance Communications today announced a tripartite agreement with Tata Teleservices and Aircel to provide 3G roaming services to each others customers using their network across country. RCom and Aircel have permits for 3G services in 13 out of 22 service areas while Tata Teleservices has permit...
  • Aircel partners ZTE for 4G LTE network deployment December 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Telecom service provider Aircel has tied up with telecommunications equipment and network solutions provider ZTE for deploying 4G long term evolution (LTE) networks in the country, a company statement said here. In the first stage, the LTE deployment will be initiated in Chennai, Rest of Tamil Nadu (RoTN) and...
  • Telecom user base grows marginally to 90.61 crore in August October 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The total number of telecom subscribers rose marginally to 90.61 crore at end of August this year, sectoral regulator TRAI said. "The number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 904.46 million at the end of July, 2013 to 906.18 million at the end...
  • Aircel launches new mobile Internet tariff plans October 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Private telecom operator Aircel today launched a new set of mobile Internet tariff for its panIndia subscribers, which offers a complete flexibility to its customers to use 2G/3G services in the same pack. With the introduction of unified Internet tariff, Aircel will also be introducing 7 days unlimited Internet...
  • SC dismisses Swamy's plea against Chidambram's son in Aircel Maxis case September 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed BJP leader Subramanian Swamy's petition seeking contempt proceedings against Singapore-based Advantage Strategic Consulting Pvt Ltd which had slapped a defamation suit against him there in wake of his allegations in the Aircel Maxis case. Swamy had contended that Finance Minister P. Chidambram's son Karti...
  • SC fiat to CBI on AircelMaxis deal involving Dayanidhi Maran August 2, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the CBI to go ahead with its probe in the AircelMaxis deal without waiting for necessary sanction against an official "holding high position" in connection with irregularities in the case arising out of 2G scam. A bench of justices GS Singhvi and KS Radhakrishnan...
  • Telecom Commission approves 100 pc FDI in telecom sector July 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Interministerial body Telecom Commission on Tuesday gave its nod for raising foreign direct investment limit in the sector from 74 per cent to 100 per cent subject to Cabinet approval. "Telecom Commission has approved raising of FDI limit to 100 per cent from 74 per cent at present where...
  • Aircel, Vodafone, Idea noncompliant with billing standards: TRAI May 7, 2013

    New Delhi: When it comes to the number of disputes of phone billing, Aircel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular fared the worst in several service areas during the quarter ended December 2012, according to a report by regulator TRAI. According to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's (TRAI)...
  • RCom ties up with Aircel to improve 2G GSM network coverage April 30, 2013

    Mumbai: Telecom operator Reliance Communications today announced a roaming agreement with Aircel, under which both the companies will use each others' mobile towers to improve network coverage for 2G GSM services. RCom is in talks with other operators as well to have similar arrangements and add total of around 10,000...
  • Aircel will launch BlackBerry 10 in India January 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Aircel has confirmed that it will launch BlackBerry 10 in India when the smartphones are available in India, which should be a few weeks after the global launch scheduled for January 30. We contacted various Indian telecom operators on their plans to launch BlackBerry 10 (BB10) in India and...
  • Easy for Saeda; Amritraj qualifies into the main draw December 31, 2012

    Chennai: Eighth seeded Japanese Go Saeda outplayed Russian journeyman Evgeny Donskoy 61, 62, in just 59 minutes to enter the second round of the Aircel ATP Chennai Open tennis tournament here Monday. The 28year old Saeda, ranked 58 and a semifinalist here in the 2012 edition, proved far too superior to...
  • Wawrinka confirms participation for Chennai Open December 24, 2012

    Chennai: World number 17 and defending champion Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland has confirmed participation in the Aircel Chennai Open a tournament he has participated over five seasons. The 27yearold Swiss has witnessed India's and South Asia's only ATP World Tour tennis event grow from strength to strength into the...
  • Aircel asked to pay a fee of 5 paise per SMS to Vodafone November 24, 2012

    New Delhi: TDSAT directed Aircel to pay SMS termination fee of 5 paise per message to Vodafone till the dispute is finally resolved by the tribunal. Vodafone has also been directed to immediately restore its interconnection of SMSes generated on Aircel's network. Passing an interim order,...
  • Refund Rs 400 cr penalty to telcos, SC tells govt November 23, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday directed the government of India to refund Rs 400 crore that was collected from telecom companies as penalty after they failed to meet the rollout obligations. The companies included Unitech, Aircel, Dishnet, Systema and Videocon. More details are awaited. ...
  • Cilic, Wawrinka to play in Chennai Open November 19, 2012

    Chennai: Twotime former singles champion and world No.15 Marin Cilic and Stanislas Wawrinka are set to take part in the 18th Aircel Chennai Open, to be held here from December 31 to January 6. The confirmation from these two top20 players along with participation from World No.6 Tomas Berdych and...
  • Berdych, Tipsarevic to play in Aircel Chennai Open November 15, 2012

    Chennai: Some of the top tennis players, including world No. 6 Tomas Berdych and No. 9 Janko Tipsarevic, are set to take part in the 18th Aircel Chennai Open 2013 to be held here from December 31. This will be 26yearold Berdych's second visit to the tournament, while Tipsarevic will open...
  • Prima facie nexus in AircelMaxis deal involving Maran: SC November 7, 2012

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation submitted its status report in the AircelMaxis deal in the Supreme Court on Wednesday. The deal involves former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran and a Malaysian business tycoon. The CBI also told the court that its domestic investigation into the deal is complete but...
  • Apple iPhone 5 launched in India; Aircel, Airtel offer plans November 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Apple's iPhone 5 thinner, lighter and with a 4inch screen went on sale in India on Friday with a starting price of Rs 45,500. The iPhone 5, which Apple CEO Tim Cook said was the "fastestselling" phone in history, sports a 4inch "retina" display and is...