Cables

  • No more ads which threaten of TV going blank in absence of STB 24-01-2014 05:58 PM

    New Delhi: Government has decided to junk advertisements which told consumers that their TV screens would go blank if they do not buy Set Top Boxes before the deadline for Digitisation and would instead try to convince the viewers of benefits of converting to the new system. I&B minister Manish...
  • Net neutrality rules struck down by court. Is open Internet dead? 15-01-2014 01:34 PM

    New York: Don't expect major changes to how you access your favourite websites and services despite a federal appeals court's decision to set aside rules meant to ensure equal access to entertainment, news and other online content. Major cable providers already have pledged not to do the kinds of things...
  • 'Wind dragons' to check power cable theft 06-01-2014 07:59 AM

    With the cases of power cabletheft on the rise, the Rajasthan Police have appointed "winddragons" -- a dedicated force who will keep round-the-clockvigil in the border district of Jaisalmer -- to check thecrime.About 120 Home Guards, called "wind dragons", have beenappointed in the area of Sujlone Energy Ltd, Jaisalmer SPHemant...
  • Kolkata: After Reliance, Airtel also rolling out 4G 13-09-2013 08:49 AM

    Two days after Reliance Jio signed an MoU with the Kolkata Municipal Corporation for laying out 4G network in the city, Airtel also followed suit on Thursday. Airtel's eastern region CEO PG Sharma signed an MoU with KMC to lay 400 km of optical fibre cable in the city. Sharma...
  • Must for cable-operators to show 21 DD channels in major cities 08-09-2013 10:06 AM

    New Delhi: Cable TV operators in more than 40 major cities will now have to mandatorily show 21 Doordarshan and three other channels to their consumers. Sources told PTI that the Information and Broadcasting ministry has issued a notification as per which cable operators must show the 24 channels to...
  • MSOs to begin direct billing for digital cable consumers from August 18-08-2013 01:01 PM

    In a significant step aimed at ushering in transparency in the way cable TV consumers are billed, the multiple system operators (MSOs) are rolling out a direct billing system from August. As of now, the monthly charges for cable TV connections were being collected by the local area cable operators,...
  • US: Whistleblower Bradley Manning not found guilty of aiding the enemy 31-07-2013 09:01 AM

    Whistleblower Bradley Manning - responsible for the leak of US diplomatic cables is found not guilty of aiding the enemy, however the Military court found him guilty of most other charges including 5 counts of theft. The US soldier was responsible for the largest ever leak of 7 lakh sheets...
  • TRAI deadline for digtised TV ends today 25-06-2013 10:26 AM

    New Delhi: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) deadline for switching to digitised TV ends on Tuesday. All those with cable connections may face a blackout after Tuesday. Cable operators were supposed to file customer details and their choice of television channels with the TRAI board by Tuesday. However,...
  • Giant leap in connectivity: Villages to get high-speed data cables 24-06-2013 06:44 PM

    New Delhi: India is set to take a giant leap in connectivity as work begins soon on a grand, Rs 20,000-crore ($3.3 billion) project to link its 250,000 village councils with high-speed data cables to take e-governance to the grassroots and facilitate e-services in fields ranging from education to entertainment...
  • British spy agency taps cables, shares with US NSA: Report 22-06-2013 05:13 PM

    London: Britain's spy agency GCHQ has tapped fibre-optic cables that carry international phone and internet traffic and is sharing vast quantities of personal information with the US National Security Agency, the Guardian newspaper said on Friday. The paper, which has in recent weeks been publishing details of top-secret surveillance programs...
  • IPL: Centre, BCCI get notice for 'promoting' liquor brands 30-05-2013 08:40 PM

    New Delhi: The Centre, BCCI and a TV channel have been directed by the Delhi High Court to respond to a PIL alleging that Indian Premium League (IPL) platform was used for promotion of liquor brands and it was aired by the channel in violation of law. A division bench...
  • Sterlite smelter closure put cable makers in a tight spot 22-05-2013 02:10 PM

    New Delhi: India's cable makers face a severe shortage of copper and potential manufacturing delays after the closure of the country's two biggest copper smelters, which has pushed up prices and led to a spike in imports. India's biggest smelter, owned by Sterlite Industries, was shut on March 30 after...
  • Reliance Jio, Vodafone, others tie up to construct BBG cable system 30-04-2013 03:30 PM

    New Delhi: A consortium of global telecom majors, including Reliance Jio Infocomm and Vodafone, today signed an agreement for constructing the Bay of Bengal Gateway submarine cable system that will link Malaysia and Singapore to the Middle East with connections in India and Sri Lanka. The cable system is likely...
  • Reliance Jio signs pact with Bharti for cable network 23-04-2013 11:47 AM

    New Delhi: Reliance Industries' telecommunications arm will use Bharti Airtel's submarine cable network to provide data connectivity across Asia Pacific, the two Indian companies said on Tuesday. The i2i cable network connects India to Singapore and is wholly owned by Bharti, India's top mobile phone carrier. Bharti and Reliance Jio...
  • Cable TV digitisation to be over within a year: Report 14-04-2013 04:10 PM

    New Delhi: The process of full digitisation of cable TV systems in the country is expected to be over well before the end of the current fiscal given a sharp surge in the installation of set-top boxes by large distributors, a report has said. The large cable TV distributors, known...
  • Delhi's Maulana Azad Medical College finds mention in WikiLeaks cable 14-04-2013 12:32 PM

    New Delhi: The Maulana Azad Medical College finds a rare mention in a US diplomatic cable during Henry Kissinger era which says that the hospital caters to around 3,000 out patients daily. In a cable to Washington, the then US Ambassador Daniel Moynihan said Dr Hari Vaishnava, professor of medicine,...
  • 3 assassination bids were made on Sanjay Gandhi: WikiLeaks 11-04-2013 08:51 AM

    New Delhi: The US Embassy cables accessed by WikiLeaks have claimed that there were three assassination attempts on late former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's second son Sanjay Gandhi. A 1976 dispatch says Sanjay was the target of an unknown assailant in a "well planned assassination attempt" during the Emergency. It...
  • WikiLeaks: AK Antony 'flatly criticised' Sanjay Gandhi 09-04-2013 02:02 PM

    New Delhi: AK Antony was "one of the only" leaders apart from Priyaranjan Dasmunsi who "flatly criticised" Sanjay Gandhi during 1976 AICC session in Guwahati during Emergency when the latter's political graph was on the rise, US diplomatic cables have claimed. The cables, made public by Wikileaks, also said the...
  • Cables released by WikiLeaks were accessed 'legitimately' 09-04-2013 12:15 PM

    Washington: Unlike in the past, the latest tranche of secret US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks have not been leaked, but have been "legitimately obtained from a US government web site" and released in a user-friendly searchable format. These diplomatic cables about 1.7 million from the period of 1973-76 -...
  • WikiLeaks haunts Congress, Opposition seeks answers 08-04-2013 08:54 PM

    New Delhi: WikiLeaks returned to haunt the Congress party on Monday which trashed reports claiming that Rajiv Gandhi was a middleman for a Swedish aircraft company before entering politics but the Opposition demanded that the "truth" be made public. The Congress made it clear that the reports had no basis...
  • No extension of digitisation deadline: Manish Tewari 04-04-2013 01:05 AM

    New Delhi: The government will not extend the deadline for the second phase of digitisation of TV set-top boxes, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said on Wednesday. "We are not going to relax the deadline. We want digitisation to go through," Tewari told reporters. He added that transition from...