COMMUNICATION

  • Reliance Communications can now provide 4G services across India Yesterday

    New Delhi: Telecom operator Reliance Communications (RCom) said it has gained capability to provide 4G services across the country on the back of spectrum won by it in the recently concluded spectrum auction. "RCom becomes India's first and only operator with nationwide footprint of contiguous 800/850 MHz spectrum. RCom operations now...
  • Government, telecom, defence sectors most attacked by cybercriminals March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Cybercriminals are increasingly targetting sensitive information from sectors including government, utilities and defence to access public data and other critical information, a government official on Friday said. "With increasing number of devices, the sophistication of attacks is also going up. Government is the most attacked sector, followed by telecom,...
  • AIR stopped 'Gyan Vani FM' due to non-payment by IGNOU: Government March 13, 2015

    New Delhi: The All India Radio had to stop the operation of Gyan Vani FM channels due to discontinuation of payments by Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), which has now paid a major part of the outstanding dues, the government said on Friday. In a written reply to a question...
  • Startups look forward to service tax exemption in Budget 2015: Knowlarity February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: With last year's budget release of nearly Rs 11,000 crores, the expectations of the start-up industry have definitely increased. Programs like Make in India and Digital India are great initiatives for the technology revolution, but what the IT sector and start-ups in particular are really looking forward to...
  • Facebook's Internet.org app now available in India; lets users access basic online services for free February 10, 2015

    Mumbai: Facebook has tied up with India's Reliance Communications Ltd to offer free access to a handful of online services in India, broadening its campaign to boost Internet use in the developing world. India, the world's second-biggest mobile market, will become the first country in Asia to get the new Internet.org...
  • Toddlers can learn communication skills by watching videos January 25, 2015

    Washington: Children as young as two years old can learn certain communication skills from a video, such as how to use signs in sign language, scientists have found. Children taught by videos perform similarly in tests when compared to babies taught by their parents, researchers said. The results contradict previous...
  • 2nd orbit raising manoeuvre of GSAT-16 performed December 9, 2014

    Bengaluru: The second orbit raising manoeuvre of the country's latest communication satellite GSAT-16 was successfully performed on Tuesday, Indian Space Research Organisation said. "The second orbit raising operation of GSAT-16 is successfully completed by firing the Apogee Motor for 2203 seconds, at 13:05 PM (IST)," ISRO said on its website. A...
  • PM Modi lauds scientists for successful launch of GSAT-16 December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hailed scientists for the successful launch of GSAT-16 communication satellite, saying it will become a major asset for the country's space programme. "Kudos to our scientists for the successful launch of GSAT-16. The communication satellite will become a major asset for our space...
  • India's communication satellite GSAT-16 launched successfully December 7, 2014

    Bengaluru: After its launch was deferred twice due to bad weather, India's latest communication satellite GSAT-16 was placed in orbit by Ariane 5 rocket in the early hours on Sunday from the space port of Kourou in French Guiana. The European launcher blasted off at 2:10 AM (IST) and hurled the...
  • GSAT-16 rescheduled for launch on Saturday December 5, 2014

    Bengaluru: India's latest communication satellite GSAT-16 will be launched early on Saturday from Kourou in French Guiana after it was deferred due to inclement weather at the launch base, ISRO said on Friday. "Launch is rescheduled on early morning of Dec 06, at 02:09 hrs (IST) from French Guiana," Indian Space...
  • Umpire communication will be on air during Australia-South Africa series November 12, 2014

    Dubai: The fans will be able hear the conversation between on-field umpires and the TV umpire while arriving at a decision during the upcoming ODI series between Australia and South Africa as ICC has given a go ahead for the experiment. The umpire communications can be aired during umpire referrals, consultations...
  • Bernie Ecclestone wins a round of legal battle over alleged bribe November 7, 2014

    A New York appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a $650 million lawsuit against Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone, saying he cannot be sued in the state's courts over the sale of a major stake in the motor racing business. In a 2012 suit, investment firm Bluewaters Communications accused the...
  • India to lose over $4.58 trillion to non-communicable diseases November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: India stands to lose $4.58 trillion due to non-communicable diseases and mental disorders between 2012 and 2030, an amount more than double India's annual GDP, according to a report. Out of this, cardio vascular diseases (CVDs) will account for $2.17 trillion and mental...
  • Himachal Pradesh to be free of open defecation by 2019 October 26, 2014

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh has prepared an action plan to achieve all targets under the 'Swachh Bharat Mission', thereby ensuring a clean state free of open defecation by 2019, an official said on Sunday. The aim of the government under the 'Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan' a demand-driven and community-led programme to achieve the...
  • GSLV Mk III launch within 45 days: ISRO Chairman October 16, 2014

    Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh): The launch of GSLV Mark III -- one of Indian Space Research Organisation's biggest project this year -- was likely within 45 days, its Chairman K Radhakrishnan said. Addressing from the Mission Control Room after the successful launch of IRNSS 1C, he said the next launch was the...
  • Internet can't be managed as private property: India tells UN October 15, 2014

    United Nations: Underscoring its commitment to the "free growth" of the Internet, India has told the UN General Assembly that the cyberspace cannot be managed as a "private property" and its management should be "transparent and democratic" in nature. "As a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and democratic society, India is fully committed...
  • No death reported but communication lines still disturbed in Gopalpur October 13, 2014

    After the cyclonic storm Hudhud made its landfall on Sunday an extremely turbulent weather conditions continue to prevail over the coast on Monday. But the cyclone is weakening and has now turned into a depression. ...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: Communication lines have been down, says a Visakhapatnam resident October 12, 2014

    Visakhapatnam on high alert as cyclone Hudhud makes landfall in Visakhapatnam. "Communication lines have been down since Saturday night. Electricity and water supply has also been turned off," said a local resident. ...
  • J&K: RComm waives charges for subscribers in valley for September October 9, 2014

    Srinagar: Reliance Communications' subscribers in the flood-affected Kashmir region will get a 50 per cent waiver on voice packs and 100 per cent waiver on data packs for September, the company announced on Thursday. "Since our services were not operational for some time in Kashmir due to floods, we will be...
  • IIMC students leave for Jammu for relief work September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: A team of students and alumni from Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) on Thursday left for Jammu with consignments of relief material to help the flood-affected people there. IIMC's Director General Sunit Tandon flagged off a truck with the relief material at the institute's campus. The team will...
  • Centre: People in J&K can talk for free in BSNL network September 14, 2014

    After rescuing almost 1.3 lakh people, the government is now focusing on restoring communication lines and restoring connectivity in the flood ravaged state of Jammu and Kashmir. The JammuSrinagar highway is still closed and will take another four days to reopen. ...
  • 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,...
  • J&K floods: Army focuses on restoring connectivity to Srinagar, lakhs still stranded September 10, 2014

    Srinagar: More than 47,000 people have been evacuated in the floodhit Jammu and Kashmir, but lakhs remain stranded. Over 200 people have died in the worst floods in six decades in the state. The Centre has asked the Jammu and Kashmir state government to prepare a list of all those rescued...
  • J&K: BSNL hopes to restore communication in the valley September 9, 2014

    There are constant landslides in the upper parts of Jammu. With BSNL hoping to restore communication in the valley by night fall, water levels also seem to be receding. ...
  • J&K floods: Restoring telecommunication lines is priority, says Telecom Minister September 8, 2014

    Communication lines are down in many areas of floodhit Jammu and Kashmir and power cuts are also being seen in many parts of the valley. All communication lines including BSNL, Radio Kashmir are down. ...
  • Massive solar flare can damage communications on Earth August 29, 2014

    New York: The most powerful solar flare ever is beginning to rotate to a position directly in line with Earth that, if it hits the ground, can send GPS and communication signals out of gear, the NASA reported. The sun is going through an 11year cycle which at its peak is...
  • ISRO mulls developing higher capability communication satellites August 10, 2014

    Hyderabad: ISRO is planning to develop communication satellites in higher frequency bands and power and data handling capacity in the range of 100 Gigabits per second to meet the growing demands of broadband internet and rural telecom connectivity, ISRO chairman K Radhakrishnan said on Sunday. Radhakrishnan also said that the premier...
  • To make mobile communications more secure, BlackBerry buys German antieavesdropping firm Secusmart July 30, 2014

    Ottawa: Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry announced the purchase of German voice and data encryption and antieavesdropping firm Secusmart, whose customers include NATO and German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her government. Financial details of the transaction, which is subject to regulatory approvals, were not disclosed. The two companies had already partnered to offer...
  • No service? No problem. goTenna turns your smartphone into a walkie talkie with an 80km range July 21, 2014

    New York: For hikers, outdoor enthusiasts and families that love to travel, this device is a must as this turns your smartphone into a "walkie talkie" even if you have no phone coverage. In case you are in a location where your phone goes dead, you can message and send the...
  • Rail communication disrupted due to heavy downpour in Bangladesh June 21, 2014

    Dhaka: A heavy downpour on Saturday disrupted the rail communication in several parts of Bangladesh, including the capital Dhaka, and temporarily halted movement of ships at the country's largest seaport, officials said. They said the torrential rain has damaged railway tracks in Tangail district, forcing them to halt movement of...