CALLER

  • Twitter partners with Truecaller to increase user base in India December 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Phone directory application Truecaller announced it will partner with social networking site Twitter to increase user base. Under the partnership, Truecaller users in India will be able to see if a number is connected with a Twitter account, and will be able to...
  • Court of inquiry ordered into Pak call to NSG officer March 6, 2013

    New Delhi: The National Security Guard (NSG) DG has ordered a court of inquiry into unauthorised call made to the NSG office, seeking details of the Hyderabad twin blasts. The DG, Arvind Ranjan, order the inquiry after it was revealed that a senior NSG officer received a call from Pakistan. The...
  • NSG officer under probe for talking to an anonymous Pak caller March 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Just 24 hours after a Home Ministry staff came under the radar for passing on sensitive information, there are more leads coming in. Now a senior officer of the National Security Guards has come under probe for speaking to an anonymous Pakistani caller. The caller wanted operational details of...
  • Vodafone to pay Rs 5K for starting hello tune without consent October 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Vodafone Essar Mobile Services Ltd has been directed by a consumer forum to pay Rs 5,000 as compensation to a subscriber for starting 'hello' tune service on his cell and charging him for it without his consent. Hello (or caller) tunes are songs or music that a person...
  • Why Arvind Rao and OnMobile went down a dark road August 3, 2012

    On November 23, 2010, Arvind Rao, the 53yearold cofounder and CEO of OnMobile, bought approximately 6 lakh shares of his company from the open market, representing a little over 1 per cent of the company's total shares. Rao already owned over 10 per cent of the company's shares. At Rs 277...
  • NRIs among top callers to UK emergency number June 28, 2012

    London: UK's emergency 999 number completes 75 years this weekend and police records indicate that the number routinely attracts crank and hoax callers, as well as large number of callers of Indian origin who can only speak Bengali, Tamil and Punjabi. Introduction of the emergency number marked a sea change...
  • Maharashtra to impose tax on mobile hello tunes August 4, 2010

    Mumbai: Setting a hello tune on your mobile is all set to get dear if Maharashtra Government has its way in imposing 'entertainment tax' on it. According to the government, these tunes basically are for entertaining the caller hence should be taxed. The mobile companies charge Rs 30 per...
  • Serial hoax caller held in Delhi; called for 'thrills' September 9, 2009

    New Delhi: The capital's 'serial hoax caller' was arrested from the premises of a hospital in New Delhi on Wednesday from where he was making another "mischievous" call for "cheap thrill". Kanta Prasad (45), hailing from Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh and presently residing in Najafgarh, was caught from a...
  • Rebel MLAs set prayers against Modi as caller tunes September 14, 2007

    Ahmedabad: After failing to get any help from the BJP high command, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's bitter critic and suspended party leader, Gordhan Zadafia is looking for some divine help. He and other rebels in the BJP have chosen a specific prayer as their caller tune for their cellphone...
  • Caller tunes reflect one's personality December 10, 2006

    New Delhi: Hello tunes the myriad melodies you hear when you call someone on the mobile phone could reflect the user's personality and also affect the mood of the listener, say psychologists. "Bright and light tones may reflect a bright personality but it could also be associated with someone...