MF FAROOQUI

  • 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...
  • Spectrum auction expected in January, revenue target at Rs 11,000 crore September 24, 2013

    The Department of Telecom is likely to conduct the third round of spectrum auction by January 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 timeline for the next round of spectrum auction, Telecom Secretary MF...
  • MF Farooqui to be new Telecom Secretary March 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Senior IAS officer MF Farooqui is likely to be the next Telecom Secretary. Farooqui, who is currently Secretary in the Department of Heavy Industries, is tipped to replace Rentala Chandrashekhar who superannuates at the end of this month. The Cabinet Committee on Appointments (ACC) is believed to have...
  • Trisha Krishnan against cruel experiments on dogs November 16, 2012

    Mumbai: Southern actress Trisha Krishnan has written to the government seeking due action to release 70 beagles, who have reportedly been imported from Chinai as 'pets', but are likely to be used for some experiments. Trisha, a supporter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), has demanded that the...