Licenses

  • Twitter buys 900 IBM patents; companies enter into a cross-license agreement 01-02-2014 11:51 AM

    New York: Twitter says it has bought 900 patents from IBM and that the companies have entered into a cross-license agreement. Financial terms weren't disclosed. Ben Lee, the short messaging service's legal director, says the deal provides Twitter with greater intellectual property protection and freedom to innovate. Twitter said in...
  • Delhi: Somnath Bharti surrenders Bar Council license 18-01-2014 01:32 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti on Saturday surrendered his Bar Council license after the Delhi Bar Council threatened to take action against him. Bharti was to have quit his membership of the Bar Council soon after taking over as a minister. The Bar Council will meet on January...
  • World's first state-licensed marijuana retailers open doors in Colorado 03-01-2014 05:18 PM

    The world's first state-licensed marijuana retailers legally permitted to sell pot for recreational use opened for business in Colorado on Wednesday with long lines of customers, marking a new chapter in America's drug culture. Roughly three dozen former medical marijuana dispensaries newly cleared by state regulators to sell pot to...
  • Tata Sons withdraws its bank licence application: RBI 27-11-2013 05:54 PM

    New Delhi: Tata Sons has withdrawn its application for setting up a bank, saying its current financial services model best supports the needs of the group's domestic and overseas businesses. The withdrawal by Tata Sons leaves over two dozen applicants, including Anil Ambani Group and Aditya Birla Group, in the...
  • Yale University in lockdown after report of person with gun in the campus 25-11-2013 10:42 PM

    New Haven (US): Police have blocked off several downtown streets near Yale University as they investigate a report of a gunman in the area. Yale put the school in New Haven, Conn, on lockdown Monday morning and is advising students and staff to shelter in place. The school also issued...
  • Nokia, Samsung extend patent licence agreement for five years 04-11-2013 03:25 PM

    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...
  • Expert group on new bank licences to hold 1st meeting on November 1 29-10-2013 02:11 PM

    A high-level panel chaired by former RBI Governor Bimal Jalan that will scrutinise applications for new bank licences will hold its first meeting on November 1. Other members of the high-level advisory committee (HLAC) are former RBI Deputy Governor Usha Thorat, former Securities and Exchange Board of India Chairman C...
  • Pakistan: Massive irregularities in issuance of arms licences by PPP govt 26-08-2013 03:24 PM

    Despite a freeze on fresh weapons licences, Pakistan's previous PPP government issued a staggering 1,87,189 permits for prohibited and non-prohibited bore weapons during its five-year tenure in power, a media report said on Monday. Former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani had imposed the ban as part of the measures taken...
  • Manish Tewari's suggestion of licensing journalists is against freedom of expression: SAMC 23-08-2013 07:07 PM

    South Asia Media Commission on Friday said Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari's suggestion of licensing journalists was against the right of freedom of expression. It said media organisations would do well to formulate a credible plan for a mechanism at the professional level at the earliest as "the delay...
  • Acid attacks: Three months' jail term in MP for selling acid without license 03-08-2013 05:11 PM

    In the light of Supreme Court's recent directive and to curb the acid attacks, Madhya Pradesh govt has tightened the rules regarding sale of acids, and introduced a jail term and heavy fine as penalty. Those selling acids without a valid license, or not maintaining a proper record of sale,...
  • 2 arrested for making fake birth certificates, licences 17-06-2013 01:45 AM

    New Delhi: Two persons were arrested on Sunday for allegedly making fake driving licenses and birth certificates in north-west Delhi. Additional Commissioner of Police (crime) Ravindra Yadav said Babu Ram, 29, and Ram Singh, 37 were arrested on a tip-off that they along with others were indulged in selling fake...
  • RBI expected to grant new bank licenses by end of FY'14 04-06-2013 05:23 PM

    New Delhi: The Reserve Bank, which issued clarifications on the new bank licence guidelines, is expected to grant new licenses by March 2014. on Tuesday, the central bank issued clarifications making it more stringent for getting new bank licence even as it allowed the aspirants to have the holding and...
  • Not possible to give bank permits to all eligible seekers: RBI 03-06-2013 09:07 PM

    Mumbai: Making it tougher for aspirants, the Reserve Bank on Monday said it will look for very high quality applications to issue new bank permits and may not be possible to issue licences to all eligible applicants. "There is no predetermined number. RBI will be very selective while considering the...
  • RBI clarifies rules for new bank licences 03-06-2013 08:31 PM

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank on Monday said in-principle approval for setting up of new banks will now be valid for 18 months, up from earlier proposed one year. Issuing clarification to queries on new bank licences, the RBI said the companies which would be eligible to apply must have a...
  • Singapore to require news websites to be licenced 29-05-2013 05:11 PM

    Singapore: Singapore's government says a new policy will require online news websites to be licensed, a move that is being criticised as a form of censorship in a country where media outlets are already strictly controlled. The policy will require websites that report regularly on Singapore news and have at...
  • No licenses for new liquor shops in Goa till June end 13-05-2013 02:53 PM

    Panaji: The current ban in Goa on issuing licenses for new liquor retail outlets will continue to be in effect till June end, a senior official said on Monday. "The state government has decided not to issue any new licenses for the retail sale of liquor in the state till...
  • Andhra government bans women from pubs after 10 pm 04-05-2013 04:59 PM

    New Delhi: In the wake of increasing rapes and other crime against women across the country, Andhra Pradesh has reportedly barred women from clubs, pubs and bars after 10 pm. The State government has also banned those under 21 from these places at any hour, despite the legal age for...
  • Regulators pull J&J plant license on quality concerns 04-05-2013 06:11 AM

    Health officials in India have revoked Johnson & Johnson's license to make cosmetics at a plant outside Mumbai after they discovered the company had used an unauthorized process for sterilizing its baby powder. J&J said in a statement on Friday that it is in "ongoing discussions" with Indian regulators. "We...
  • Have to bribe touts to get license: Delhi bus drivers 08-04-2013 03:55 PM

    Four months after the Delhi gangrape triggered mass outrage and a series of promises by authorities, the dismal reality is that nothing has changed on the ground. Bus drivers still have to bribe touts to get a license. ...
  • Kapil Sibal approves Rs 104 cr penalty on Vodafone 04-04-2013 09:10 AM

    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,"...
  • Apple pays $21 mn to use Swiss railway clock design 12-11-2012 03:47 PM

    New Delhi: Apple, who was of late accused of copying the design of the iconic Swiss Railway station clock for the new iPad clock app in iOS 6, reportedly paid about $21 million for the right to license the clock's design, reports mashable citing the local Swiss publication Tages-Anzeiger. The...
  • No timeframe set for Kingfisher's revival plan: DGCA 08-11-2012 06:14 PM

    Hyderabad: Aviation regulator DGCA on Thursday said that no timeframe has been set for the debt-ridden Kingfisher Airlines to submit its comprehensive revival plan. Director General of Civil Aviation Arun Mishra said the proposal will be examined in all aspects before taking decision on revoking its license. "They (Kingfisher) said...
  • Mumbai hotspots face the music before New Year 31-12-2011 08:57 AM

    Mumbai: In a dampener to New Year Eve festivities, the Phonographic Performance Ltd (PPL) has slapped notices on many hotels, restaurants and pubs which have failed to cough up license fees to play music at their venues, its CEO said on Friday. The PPL also has warned strict legal action...
  • 35 telecom licenses to be terminated by March 18-11-2011 06:53 PM

    New Delhi: The Department of Telecom (DoT) on Friday said it is in the process of issuing notices to telecom companies pertaining to 35 licenses that failed to meet rollout obligation. "We are in the process of issuing notices to 35 licenses," R Chandrashekhar, Secretary, DoT, said on the sidelines...
  • Rajasthan: pilots arrested for fake flying hours 23-03-2011 10:25 PM

    The Rajasthan anti-corruption bureau has arrested 2 pilots employed with Spice Jet for manipulating their flying records to obtain Commercial Pilot licenses. ...
  • Rajasthan fake flying school exposed 22-03-2011 10:15 PM

    CNNIBN exposes the flying institute at the forefront in issuing fake flying certificates. ...