SATELLITE PHONE

  • Cyclone Hudhud approaches Odisha, Andhra; relief teams make final preparations October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Cyclone Hudhud is fast approaching the Odisha and North Andhra Pradesh coast. It is likely to make landfall at Visakhapatnam on Sunday afternoon. Odisha government has asked the Center to send satellite phones for rescue and relief work. Home Minister Rajnath Singh has also spoken to the chief ministers...
  • Centre nod for use of satellite phones in Himalayas on September 27 September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: To boost adventure tourism, the government is going to give the muchawaited permission for use of satellite phones by adventurers in the Himalayas on September 27, World Tourism Day. "We have got inprinciple approval from the Home Ministry for allowing satellite phones in the Himalayas, where there is no...
  • CM Harish Rawat seeks 100 satellite phones for the state June 23, 2014

    The Uttarakhand government has sought 100 satellite phones from the Centre in view of state's vulnerability to earthquakes. In a letter to Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Chief Minister Harish Rawat said as a longterm disaster management measure, the Centre should make available 100 satellite phones on a permanent basis to the...
  • Satellite phone recovered from doc who helped trace Osama October 15, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistani authorities have seized a satellite phone from a jailed doctor, who helped CIA trace Osama bin Laden, and also arrested four police commandos guarding his cell, a media report has said. The law enforcement agencies yesterday evening seized a 'Thoraya' satellite phone from Shakeel Afridi in Central Jail...
  • Satellite phones to help Bihar fight Naxals, floods April 23, 2012

    Patna: Satellite phones will be installed at 85 places in Maoist and floodaffected districts of Bihar for better communications in times of emergency. Making the announcement on Monday, an official in the state general administration department said that satellite phones were an important tool to remain connected in times of...
  • Iridium launches extreme roaming WiFi hotspot September 8, 2011

    New York: Want to get email on your iPhone or BlackBerry in the middle of the ocean, or in the Arctic? Now you can but it'll cost you. Satellite phone company Iridium Communications Inc. said Wednesday that it is launching a cigarettepacksized box that connects to an Iridium phone. The box...
  • Ericsson offers satellite phones to Japan March 24, 2011

    Orlando: Extending a helping hand to quakehit Japan, telecom equipment maker Ericsson has offered to supply satellite phones and solarpowered towers to the Japanese government. Ravaged by the recent earthquake and tsunami, the Japanese economy has suffered massive losses of people, property, communication lines and even...
  • JK cops arrest man with alleged terror links November 28, 2009

    Jammu and Kashmir police have arrested a cross LOC bus traveller with alleged militant links. Tufail Hussain, who was traveling on Poonch Rawalakote bus, was held with a Satellite phone allegedly meant to be handed over to Lashkar militants. Security forces say this could set a dangerous trend. ...
  • War on terror: Latest gizmos that can save lives December 26, 2008

    New Delhi: Terrorism is the biggest challenge that India faces at the moment. Not only are the methodologies getting deadlier but also more increasingly dependent on technology. Probe into the recent Mumbai terror attack revealed that apart from websites and sophisticated ammunition, the terrorists also employed gadgets such as Global...