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  • Cutting and 'tapri' chai goes online on ChotuChaiWala.com! If you live in Mumbai, you can now order your tea online June 28, 2014

    Tea-sellers in Mumbai have just gone online with an affordable monthly subscription targeting people who take their cuppa very seriously. Zepo, an eCommerce website building platform, launched ChotuChaiWala.com, connecting the chaiwalas of Mumbai to its residents."Wouldn't it be awesome if everyone in Mumbai could order tea online while sitting at...
  • Telecom Commission nod likely for mobile network in Maoist-hit areas June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Telecom Commission is likely to clear a proposal for setting up mobile network in Maoist-hit areas and ensure seamless mobile connectivity in the northeast as part of NDA government's resolve to fight Left-wing extremism and development of NE region. During a recent meeting chaired by Home Minister Rajnath...
  • RAW wants background check of telcos setting up ILD facility May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Security agency Research and Analysis Wing has asked the Department of Telecom to make background verification of telecom companies mandatory even before granting them provisional permission for starting international long distance communication services. "R&AW has requested that security clearances from the national security agencies viz, R&AW and IB for...
  • Want the youth to understand governance, know about our leaders: Purab Kohli March 18, 2014

    Kolkata: Actor Purab Kohli, also the ambassador for a campaign that engages the urban youth in governance and voting, on Monday said the country's youth should "actively" participate in understanding the nuances of democracy. The celebrity-activist campaigns for 'Operation Black Dot', launched at Mumbai University last month. Targeted at college-goers and...
  • BSNL to upgrade telephone exchanges in cities by March end February 14, 2014

    New Delhi: State-run BSNL on Friday said the modernisation of its telephone exchanges, which are being equipped with new technology provided by Chinese firm Huawei, in cities is expected to complete by the end of next month. "We are about to finish Phase 1 of exchange modernization project using next...
  • Can't block pornographic sites on our own: ISPs tell SC January 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Internet Service Providers (ISPs) on Monday told the Supreme Court that it is practically and technically impossible for them to block pornographic sites without orders from court and government and they cannot be made liable for the objectionable contents of the sites. In its reply to a PIL requesting...
  • DoT defers spectrum auction to February 3 December 29, 2013

    New Delhi: The Department of Telecom has postponed the next spectrum auction to February 3 from January 23 amid pending issues, including spectrum usage charges, and a demand from operators seeking more time. The DoT also deferred the issue of clarifications to queries raised by potential bidders at the...
  • Government eyes Rs 11,000 crore revenue through spectrum auction September 24, 2013

    New Delhi: The Department of Telecom is likely to conduct the third round of spectrum auction by January 2014 and expects to garner a minimum revenue of about Rs 11,000 crore this fiscal, a top official said. Replying to a query on expected time-line for the next round of spectrum auction,...
  • Facebook, Nokia, Samsung launch Internet.org to connect the next 5 billion August 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Technology giants Facebook, Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm and Samsung have joined hands to form Internet.org, a global partnership between technology leaders, nonprofits, local communities and experts that intends to make Internet access available to the next 5 billion people. The launch was announced by Facebook CEO and co-founder...
  • DoT examining proposal of taking fingerprint for new SIM card August 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The Department of Telecom is examining a proposal for making it compulsory for mobile operators to take fingerprint or any other biometric feature of the subscriber at the time of receiving application for a new mobile connection. Minister of State for Communications and IT...
  • Airtel subsidiary approaches DoT for 4G voice call service July 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Telecom major Bharti Airtel's subsidiary Wireless Business Services has approached the DoT for allocation of mobile numbers to start testing of voice call services on 4G network in four service areas, including Delhi and Mumbai. "We .. intend to test voice services on our LTE...
  • Railways to launch SMS-based service for hygiene complaints June 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Railways have decided to launch an SMS-based service for immediate response to passenger complaints regarding housekeeping service in coaches. The service will be launched on a few select trains to facilitate passengers to contact onboard staff through SMS or phone call for complaints related to cleanliness in coaches,...
  • DoT likely to slap Rs 650 cr demand notice on Airtel May 29, 2013

    New Delhi: The Department of Telecom is likely to slap a demand notice of Rs 650 crore on Bharti Airtel for allegedly violating licence norms on subscriber local dialing (SLD) services. "DoT this week has approved imposition of demand notices of financial penalty of Rs 500 crore and Rs 100 crore...
  • DoT may suggest steep fine of Rs 20,000 on every pesky call May 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Every unsolicited commercial call by a telemarketer may invite a penalty of Rs 20,000 as DoT in its comments on proposed Right to Privacy Bill is likely to suggest such a steep fine. The Department of Personnel and Training has sought comments on the...
  • BSNL, MTNL may enter into cable TV, broadcasting May 9, 2013

    New Delhi: A Group of Ministers is expected to consider a DoT proposal on Thursday that may clear the way for state-owned telecom firms, BSNL and MTNL, to venture into cable TV and broadcasting services to help infuse life into the loss making companies. The Department of Telecom (DoT) is learnt...
  • No new 3G customers in unlicenced zones for Airtel: SC April 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel cannot add new 3G customers in seven zones where it does not own the airwaves and offers the services through pacts with other carriers, the Supreme Court said on Thursday, pending a final ruling in the dispute. Bharti can, however, continue 3G services in the zones...
  • 3G: SC asks DoT not to take coercive steps against Airtel April 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday asked the government to refrain from taking any "coercive steps" against Bharti Airtel, accused of illegally providing intra-circle roaming facilities in seven circles where it did not have the licences for the 3G spectrum. The apex court also asked the parties to maintain...
  • Kapil Sibal approves Rs 104 crore penalty on Vodafone April 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal is learnt to have approved a recommendation by two internal committees of the Department of Telecom (DoT) for imposing a fine of about Rs 104 crore on Vodafone for allegedly violating the licence conditions on routing of calls. "It was approved on March 23,"...
  • Airtel asked to stop 3G services in seven circles March 16, 2013

    New Delhi: The Department of Telecom has asked Bharti Airtel to stop offering third generation (3G) services in seven circles where the company does not hold spectrum. "Airtel has been asked to stop 3G services and file a compliance report by 3pm on March 18, 2013," sources said. The DoT...
  • 2G spectrum auction: SSTL bids for 8 circles March 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Lone bidder Sistema Shyam Teleservices (SSTL) on Monday bid for eight circles in the 2G spectrum auction for CDMA services. The second round of auction is underway and it is expected that it will end by the third round, which could be the shortest online sale of radiowaves...
  • Actor-turned-director Prathap Pothen to star in '3 Dots' March 8, 2013

    2012 was an eventful year in the life of actor-turned-director Prathap Pothen, who surprised everyone with two diametrically opposite characters in Mollywood in '22FK' and 'Ayaalum Njaanum Thammil'. Though the senior star missed out of an award in the recent state awards, he is still taking strides to fetch...
  • Govt set to put new mechanism for interception of telephone March 7, 2013

    New Delhi: A new mechanism will be put in place by the government to eliminate the loopholes in authorised phone tapping by intelligence and enforcement agencies. The process, followed by the agencies by approaching telecom service providers individually after due authorisation, will be brought under one roof. The interface with...
  • CBI registers case against Airtel, Tata, SingTel February 24, 2013

    New Delhi: The CBI has registered a case in a Delhi court against Bharti Airtel Ltd, Tata Communication Ltd and Singapore Telecommunications Ltd for allegedly causing a loss of nearly Rs 48 crore to the government since 2004 by illegally providing international long distance (ILD) services. All the three telecom companies...
  • Last date for spectrum auction application Feb 25 February 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The Department of Telecommunication (DoT) has extended last date of application for spectrum auction to February 25. In an announcement on Wednesday evening, DoT made amendments to its notice inviting application in which it announced new dates in the schedule for auction. In the previous schedule, last date for...
  • Rates of Internet and broadband services may go up February 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Industry body ISPAI today said that rates of internet and broadband services may go up under new licenses framework due to high entry fee proposed by Department of Telecommunications (DoT). DoT has proposed to charge one-time entry of Rs 15 crore for a national...
  • '3 Dots' game launched February 15, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: A game inspired by upcoming Malayalam film '3 Dots' has been launched for people active on digital platforms. Actors Kunchacko Boban, Biju Menon and Prathap K Pothan along with child artist Vivaswan launched the game in Munnar earlier this week during the third and last schedule of the shoot...
  • DoT asks Airtel, Vodafone to pay Rs 3800 cr as one-time fee January 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Department of Telecommunications in its demand notice has asked telecom majors Airtel and Vodafone to pay around Rs 3,800 crore as one-time spectrum fee during this month. According to sources, DoT has given Airtel the option of paying Rs 1,758.07 crore this month as first installment from the...
  • EGoM likely to discuss spectrum auction details January 3, 2013

    New Delhi: The Empowered Group of Ministers on telecom is scheduled to meet on Thursday to discuss modalities about the spectrum sale due this fiscal. The EGoM, headed by Finance P Chidambaram, will discuss the auction plan prepared by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) after Cabinet approved the sale of...
  • Real time intercept facilities now on Blackberry December 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Major telecom companies in country have agreed to providing real time intercept facilities for Blackberry smartphones meeting a December 31 deadline set by the Government. The Department of Telecom (DoT) had set a deadline of December 31 for lawful real time legal interception of Blackberry services after the...
  • 2G: CBI charges ex-DoT officer, 3 telecom firms December 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Department of Telecom Secretary Shyamal Ghosh and three companies - Bharti Airtel Ltd, Vodafone India Ltd and Hutchison Max & Sterling Cellular - have been charged by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the allocation of additional spectrum case during the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) regime. The...