Licence

  • Procedure to get driving licences to be simplified, Centre likely to curtail RTOs' role: sources 3 days ago

    New Delhi: In a good news for those wanting to get their driving licences made, the Central government is likely to simplify procedures for getting the licences. The government is planning to bring changes to the Motor Vehicle Act. According to sources, the Transport Ministry is trying to redefine the...
  • Cut-off date changed to favour Unitech: CBI to A Raja July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Telecom Minister A Raja on Tuesday was grilled by the CBI before a Delhi court with the agency alleging that the decision to advance cut-off date for accepting the applications for grant of 2G spectrum licences was taken to "favour" Unitech, a charge refuted by him. "It is...
  • Jayalalithaa writes to PM for Digital Addressable System licence to TACTV July 5, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Saturday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention to secure Digital Addressable System (DAS) licence for the state run TV Cable Corporation that was pending with the Centre for about three years. In a letter to Modi, the contents...
  • SC seeks Centre's reply on PIL against 4G licences to Reliance May 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Firday sought response of the Centre and telecom regulator TRAI on a PIL filed by an NGO challenging grant of 4G licences to Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (RJIL). A bench of Justices HL Dattu and SA Bobde issued notice to the Centre, Telecom...
  • Agreement on bar licences to be arrived at after discussion: Kerala CM April 30, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Admitting that there were problems in taking a decision on liquor policy, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday said an agreement would be arrived at in Congress and ruling UDF through discussions. Responding to reporters' queries during a Cabinet briefing on the issue of granting licences to 418...
  • RBI gets EC approval to grant new bank licences April 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Ending weeks of uncertainty, the Election Commission on Tuesday allowed the Reserve Bank of India to issue licences for setting up new banks. "The Commission is of the view that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) may take necessary action (for grant of in-principle approval for banking licences) as...
  • Licences of 60 fair price shops suspended March 4, 2014

    Licences of 60 fair price shops in four districts of Rajasthan was suspended after grave irregularities were found in their operation. A surprise inspection at 72 fair price shops was conducted in Karauli, Dausa, Sawaimadhopur and Alwar between February 9 and 18, ACS (Food) Ashok Shekhar said on Tuesday. Out of which,...
  • CPI-ML shutdown hits transport in Bihar February 23, 2014

    Road and train traffic in Bihar was partly hit on Sunday during a shutdown called by the CPI-ML to protest against the power tariff and licensing policy for alcohol shops. Activists of the Communist Party of India-Marxist Leninist squatted on rail tracks, halting several trains, officials said. Thousands of CPI-ML supporters took...
  • Legalities of messenger service charges to be examined: Telecom Secy February 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Telecom Secretary MF Farooqui that legal possibilities have to be examined before charging licence fee from messenger services like Whatsapp. The remarks came after telecom companies said there should be licence fee on messenger services. Here is an excerpt from the interview: CNBC: There are telecom companies I was speaking to...
  • Cancel licences of TV channels doing 'business of extortion': Naveen Jindal February 21, 2014

    A strong demand for cancellation of licences of those TV channels which are in the "business of extortion" by giving 'paid news' was made by a Congress member in the Lok Sabha on Friday. Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Naveen Jindal said that licence of running a TV channel was...
  • India asks US Embassy not to screen movies at American Centre January 4, 2014

    Piling further pressure, India has asked the US Embassy not to screen any movies at the American Centre without obtaining a licence and gave it a deadline of January 20 to do so. The American Centre regularly screens movies for invited audiences apparently without a licence to do so.To stop this...
  • Nokia, Samsung extend patent licence agreement for five years November 4, 2013

    Helsinki: Finland's Nokia on Monday said Samsung Electronics has extended a phone patent license agreement between the two companies for five years. According to the deal, Nokia will receive additional compensation from Samsung, starting in the beginning of 2014. Nokia is planning to retain its patent portfolio despite the proposed sale of...
  • Idea Cellular gets unified licence for seven circles October 13, 2013

    New Delhi: The Department of Telecom has awarded unified licence to Idea Cellular for seven circles, sources said today. The company has been awarded licences for Assam, West Bengal, Kolkata, North East, Tamil Nadu, Jammu and Kashmir and Odisha. "Idea Cellular has been awarded unified licence for seven circles," an...
  • US woman's last name too long for driver's licence September 14, 2013

    Honolulu: A US woman's last name is so long that she can't get a driver's licence with her correct name. Janice "Lokelani" Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele is fighting to make it happen. The documents only have room for 35 characters, so Hawaii County instead issued her driver's licence and her state ID with...
  • Yemen PM escapes unhurt after gunmen shoot at motorcade-aide September 1, 2013

    Gunmen opened fire on the motorcade of Yemen's Prime Minister on Saturday, but Salem Basindwa escaped unhurt, an aide said. Ali al-Sarari, an adviser to Basindwa, said the attack happened in the evening in Sanaa while Basindwa was returning home from his office. Sarari said Basindwa's guards identified the licence plates of...
  • Why India needs more banks July 30, 2013

    A shortage mentality, probably a relic from our licence-permit raj days, continues to pervade both officialdom and business. A case in point is banking. India is an underbanked country, and we could certainly do with more banks. So when the Reserve Bank of India opened a window for new bank...
  • I have lost my 'prestige' in the entire 2G saga, says Anil Ambani July 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Reliance ADA Group Chairman Anil Ambani, who has been summoned to depose as a witness in the 2G case, has told the CBI that questions on shell firms allegedly related to his company can be "best answered" by his colleagues as he has "full faith" on them. He...
  • Poor licence standards lead to indisciple on roads, says Neeraj Kumar July 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Poor training of drivers and low standards for licence allocation are the reasons behind indiscipline on roads in the national capital, Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar said on Saturday. "If I were to be asked what is the single biggest reason or poor discipline on the roads in...
  • Cabinet approves setting of new Civil Aviation regulator July 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The Cabinet has on Thursday approved a proposal to replace the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) with a new regulator Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), that would have full operational and financial autonomy. The Cabinet has also repealed the Delhi Rent Control Act and approved the setting up of...
  • Cabinet meets to replace DGCA with a new Civil Aviation regulator July 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The Cabinet met on Thursday to consider a proposal to replace the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) with a new regulator, that would have full operational and financial autonomy. The government sources said the Cabinet was considering to set up Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to take over certain...
  • Vodafone offers DOT Rs 4,000 crore for licence extension July 2, 2013

    New Delhi: India's second largest telecom player, Vodafone India, has offered to pay the department of telecom (DoT) Rs.4,000 crore for retaining 2G spectrum in three circles - Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata - as its licence is expiring in Delhi in 2014. According to informed sources, Vodafone wrote to the DoT:...
  • Bharti submits final bid for Myanmar telecoms licence June 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Telecommunications carrier Bharti Airtel Ltd has submitted its final bid for a telecoms licence in Myanmar, a company spokesman told Reuters on Tuesday. Myanmar, one of the world's last major untapped mobile markets, has called bids for two mobile licences and short-listed 12 international consortia. Vodafone and China Mobile, which...
  • New bank licences likely by March 31: Govt official June 4, 2013

    Mumbai: India is likely to give new bank licences by March 31, 2014, Rajiv Takru, secretary of financial services, told a local news channel on Tuesday. On Monday, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said it had extended the validity of in-principle approval for new banks to 18 months from one...
  • Promoters will get 18 months to open branches: RBI June 4, 2013

    Mumbai: The central bank on Monday said the entities getting licences to open new banks will be given 18 months to open branches against 12 months prescribed earlier, and promoters would have to transfer their holdings to the non-operative financial holding company (NOFHC) in a stipulated period. "It has been...
  • 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...
  • Tata was first in line but RCom got 2G licence, Radia tells court May 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Former corporate lobbyist Nira Radia appeared in a Delhi court on Tuesday as a key prosecution witness in the 2G spectrum case. In her deposition, Radia said that although Tata was first in line for 2G licences for the Delhi circle, the company did not win the bid. Radia...
  • Panel asked to submit report on spectrum allocation soon April 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal has asked a committee, which is examining the conditions for allocation of spectrum to different entities, to submit its report soon. The Minister approved a note for expansion of the committee on April 1, 2013 and asked the panel to submit its report in...
  • Delhi : Transport Minister orders inquiry into fake bus licence racket April 8, 2013

    Delhi: The Delhi government has ordered an inquiry into an IBN7 sting operation showing private bus drivers procuring licences based on fake addresses. Delhi Transport Minister Ramakant Goswami said, "We will take strict action against those who are found guilty, even if they are people of the transport department. I...
  • Delhi government orders inquiry into fake bus licence racket April 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi government has ordered an inquiry into an IBN7 sting operation showing private bus drivers procuring licences based on fake addresses. The Delhi transport secretary said, "The story shows how touts are doing this, we need to check if and how many officials are involved." CNN-IBN's sister channel...
  • Delhi gangrape: 4 months on, bus drivers still get fake licences April 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Nothing has changed on the ground four months after the Delhi gangrape triggered mass outrage and a series of promises by authorities. CNN-IBN's sister channel IBN7 has conducted a special investigation showing that fake licences based on fake addresses are still being issued to bus drivers. The Delhi gangrape...