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Pesky calls: Over 25,000 entities blacklisted

Last Updated: Friday, August 23, 2013, 19:28

Over 25,000 entities have been blacklisted for making pesky calls and SMSes and they will not get a phone connection for the next two years, Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal said Friday.

Operators, banks, insurance cos to face action on pesky calls

Last Updated: Thursday, August 22, 2013, 17:50

Coming down heavily on pesky callers, telecom regulator Trai Thursday said phone connections of banks, insurance firms and realty players will be disconnected if rules of unwanted calls and messages are flouted by them, or on their behalf.

PM Sharif calls for `new beginning` in India-Pakistan ties

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 15:55

Amid a spurt in tensions over incidents along the LoC, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has called for a "new beginning" in ties with India so that all outstanding issues can be settled in a "friendly manner".

Notices issued to 246 telemarketers for violating norms

Last Updated: Sunday, August 11, 2013, 12:43

In a bid to rein in pesky calls and text messages, telecom regulator TRAI has blacklisted 15 telemarketers and issued notices to 246 of them, while deducting Rs 1.36 crore security deposit for violations of various norms.

Student held for ransom calls to Uttarakhand flood victims` kin

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 02, 2013, 23:28

A college student who allegedly made ransom calls to families of three missing Uttarakhand flood victims was arrested on Tuesday, police said.

Govt approves Rs 650-crore penalty on Bharti Airtel

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 14:17

Bharti Airtel allegedly continued to route national and international calls as local calls (SLD) under a scheme till 2005 despite being told to stop it in 2003.

MTS offers unlimited local calls for Rs 199 pm within network

Last Updated: Monday, June 24, 2013, 16:32

Last week, telecom sector had seen reduction in mobile internet rates by three companies – Vodafone, Airtel and Idea Cellular in select service areas by up to 90 percent.

Man makes abusive calls to Venkaiah`s daughter, held

Last Updated: Sunday, June 23, 2013, 19:33

A 31-year-old man, who made abusive phone calls to the daughter of senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu, has been arrested in Chennai, police said on Sunday.

Etisalat to provide free calls

Last Updated: Sunday, June 02, 2013, 21:13

The telecom major also launched the region's first High Definition (HD) voice for eLife landlines. By July, Etisalat will release a lineup of HD telephones to support this new innovation.

DoT may suggest steep fine of Rs 20,000 on every pesky call

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 20:34

The Department of Personnel and Training has sought comments on the Right to Privacy bill from DoT which feels in case of unsolicited commercial communication through telephone calls, the caller shall be punished with a penalty of Rs 20,000 in each case, sources said.

Indian warships make port calls in SE Asian nations

Last Updated: Sunday, May 26, 2013, 13:22

Four Indian front line warships on an operational deployment to the South China Sea and the Western Pacific have made a port call at Malaysia`s Port Klang, seeking to strengthen bilateral maritime ties.

Senders of pesky calls, SMSes will face disconnection: TRAI

Last Updated: Friday, May 24, 2013, 19:37

Name and address of such subscribers shall be entered into a blacklist and no resources would be allotted to these subscribers for a period of two years in such cases, TRAI Member RK Arnold told reporters.