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Block websites of Uber, Ola Cabs in Delhi: DoT orders ISPs
Block websites of Uber, Ola Cabs in Delhi: DoT orders ISPs

Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have been asked to block the websites of taxi operators Uber, TaxiForSure and Ola Cabs by the Department of Telecom (DoT).

Restore earthquake-hit telecom network in Bihar, UP: Prasad to DoT

Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has asked DoT Secretary Rakesh Garg to take stock of the damage to telecom network in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh due to the earthquake and initiate measures to restore the network.

DoT may come out with roadmap for M2M communications soon

The Department of Telecom may soon come out with a policy structure for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, as it expects this mode of connectivity to increase digital penetration which is in line with the objectives of Digital India.

Cable operators keen on providing broadband: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Cable operators have shown interest in providing broadband connectivity to consumers by tweaking technology - a move that will increase Internet penetration in the country, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday said.

No direct link between mobile tower radiation, health: Centre

 Union Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Wednesday said an expert panel set up by the central government did not find any direct link between exposure to radio frequency radiation and health.

Fight within DoT delays crucial project in Red corridor

An internal fight and wrong mathematical calculations by a wing of Department of Telecom (DoT) has led to a delay in a crucial telecom project in Naxal-hit areas.

DoT announces women helpline number `167`

Admist nationwide uproar over brutal gang-rape of a paramedic student, the Telecom Ministry on Monday announced a three-digit women helpline number `167`.

SC sets up committee on norms for issuing SIM cards

The Supreme Court on Friday set up an expert panel to recommend within three months the procedure for telecom firms for properly identifying customers before issuing SIM cards to them.

No coercive action against telcos till Jan 3

Telecom tribunal directed the
government not to take any "coercive" action against three
telecom firms over 3G roaming agreement till January 3.

PAC seeks DoT response on 40 questions on 2G spectrum scam

The Public Accounts Committee,
headed by BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi, has sent a questionnaire to Telecom Ministry on 2G spectrum allocation
scam and other developments in the sector.

2G scam: 63 persons under scanner, CBI tells SC

Sixty-three persons, including
promoters and CEOs of 10 telecom firms have come under its
scanner in the 2G spectrum case, the CBI told the
Supreme Court which expressed satisfaction over the ongoing
probe.

Key documents on 2G scam "untraceable" in DoT: CBI to court

Some crucial documents of a
telecom firm given to Department of Telecom for allocation of
2G spectrum to it and forming key evidence in the scam has
gone missing from the Department, CBI told a court here on Monday.

50 DoT officials under CVC scanner for alleged graft

The Central Vigilance Commission
has imposed major penalty on 226 officials of different
government organisations for their alleged involvement in
corrupt practices.

2G : Two top retired DoT officials to appear before PAC

Two top former officials of the the Department of Telecom, who had claimed to have opposed the manner in which 2G spectrum licences were allocated, will be appearing before the PAC.

DoT moots up Rs 2 cr penalty on unlawful tapping

Amid a debate over phone-tapping and making conversations public without authorisation, the Telecom Ministry has proposed a penalty of up to Rs 2 crore on unlawfully tapping, as against just Rs 500 at present.

Ex DoT secy accuses flawed 2G policy, Raja rebuts

Union Telecom Minister A Raja Saturday said former Telecom Secretary D S Mathur was part and parcel of all decisions on 2G spectrum allocation over which he is facing the heat from the opposition demanding his resignation.