Cables

  • Samsung Power Sharing Cable: This $20 cable lets you charge devices using a Galaxy phone or tablet 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Samsung has launched a new Power Sharing Cable that lets users charge micro USB devices with a Galaxy phone or tablet. In other words, with this cable, users can transfer power directly from their compatible Samsung device to any micro USB compatible device including a wearable, smartphone, tablet,...
  • Tamil Nadu government cable TV corporation to hold talks with operators September 24, 2014

    Madurai: The Tamil Nadu government cable TV corporation would hold talks with cable TV operators and Theni on September 29 over the government's scheme to provide broadband and internet services through local cable TV operators' network. An official release said the cable TV corporation is to join hands with Indian...
  • One electrocuted, five injured in Gurgaon September 6, 2014

    Gurgaon: A man was on Saturday electrocuted while five others were injured when they came in contact with a highvoltage underground electric cable, police said. Nearly a dozen labourers hired by a private contractor were digging for a water pipeline near the Fazilpur Chowk. At least six people came accidentally in contact...
  • New Delhi: Rain disrupts PM's class on Teachers' Day September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Heavy rain in many parts of Delhi disrupted arrangements for listening to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech live in a number of government schools. The rain began soon after Modi started his speech at the Manekshaw Centre from where it was telecast on Doordarshan. The schools were asked to...
  • Relief for Maran brothers as HC sets aside I&B orders to cancel licence of Kal Cables September 5, 2014

    Chennai: In major relief for the Maran brothers, the Madras High Court on Friday set aside the Information & Broadcasting Minister's orders to cancel the licence of their enterprise Kal Cables. The HC judge cited nonissuance of show cause notice as the reason behind its judgement. While cancelling the licence of...
  • No more ads which threaten of TV going blank in absence of STB January 24, 2014

    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 Tewari...
  • Net neutrality rules struck down by court. Is open Internet dead? January 15, 2014

    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 the...
  • 'Wind dragons' to check power cable theft January 6, 2014

    With the cases of power cabletheft on the rise, the Rajasthan Police have appointed "winddragons" a dedicated force who will keep roundtheclockvigil 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 September 13, 2013

    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 said...
  • Must for cable-operators to show 21 DD channels in major cities September 8, 2013

    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...
  • MSOs to begin direct billing for digital cable consumers from August August 18, 2013

    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, who...
  • US: Whistleblower Bradley Manning not found guilty of aiding the enemy July 31, 2013

    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 June 25, 2013

    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 highspeed data cables June 24, 2013

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

    London: Britain's spy agency GCHQ has tapped fibreoptic 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 topsecret surveillance programs exposed...
  • IPL: Centre, BCCI get notice for 'promoting' liquor brands May 30, 2013

    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 of...
  • Sterlite smelter closure put cable makers in a tight spot May 22, 2013

    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 local...
  • Reliance Jio, Vodafone, others tie up to construct BBG cable system April 30, 2013

    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 April 24, 2013

    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 Infocomm...
  • Cable TV digitisation to be over within a year: Report April 14, 2013

    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 settop 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 April 14, 2013

    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 April 11, 2013

    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 April 9, 2013

    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' April 9, 2013

    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 userfriendly searchable format. These diplomatic cables about 1.7 million from the period of 197376 ...
  • WikiLeaks haunts Congress, Opposition seeks answers April 8, 2013

    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 April 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The government will not extend the deadline for the second phase of digitisation of TV settop 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 analogue to...
  • TV Digitisation: Consumers can utilise transition period April 3, 2013

    New Delhi: About onefourth of 1.6 crore households missed the deadline of television digitisation on Monday in 38 cities. But they may get a short transition period for switchover to Set Top Boxes depending on local conditions. However, the government insisted that the deadline for digitisation will not be extended...
  • Karnataka: No Cable TV digitisation till April 5 April 2, 2013

    Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court on Monday directed the Central government to ensure that analog channels are not switched off in the state till April 5, 2013. Justice Abdul Nazeer granted time to the Union government to file its objections to a petition seeking extension of the March 31, 2013...
  • Afghan teenager fatally stabs US soldier April 1, 2013

    Kabul: Senior US military officials said an Afghan teenager had killed an American soldier in eastern Afghanistan by stabbing him in the neck. Two officials said on Monday that Sergeant Michael Cable, 26, was guarding a meeting of Afghan and US officials in Nangarhar province when the stabbing occurred. One of...
  • Cable TV digitisation deadline for 38 cities ends today April 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The deadline set by the government for Cable TV digitisation in 38 cities across 14 states ends on Monday. Television sets without set top boxes would go blank. These cities are part of the second phase of digitisation as government claimed 67 per cent digitisation had been achieved...