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AP special status: Cong to send 1 cr SMS to CM, Union ministers

Scaling up its agitation for the special category status to Andhra Pradesh, the Congress will launch a campaign wherein it will sent one crore SMSes to Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and Union ministers from the state.

Complaints about pesky calls, SMSes drop over 80%

Steps taken by authorities to rein in pesky calls and SMSes seem to be bearing fruit with the average number of complaints received per month regarding such unsolicited communications coming down by over 80 percent in the ongoing financial year.

Password, SMS stealing virus hits Android phones

Cyber security sleuths have alerted Android-based smart phone users against an infectious Trojan virus which steals vital information from the personal device and can even illegally send SMSes to those on the mobile contact list.

Sailor held for sending lewd SMSes to woman

A 33-year-old sailor was arrested for allegedly sending obscene SMSes and making undesired phone calls to the wife of a man working with Merchant Navy here, police said on Friday.

EC bans political bulk SMSes 48 hrs prior to polling

Delhi Election Commission on Friday directed all mobile service providers to stop "political" bulk SMS services 48 hours before the Assembly election to ensure that parties do not influence voters during this period.

Received SMSes warning of threat to my life: Amar Singh

Amar Singh, once a prominent face in Samajwadi Party on Sunday claimed he was receiving text messages warning him not to come to meet slain former MLA Sarvesh Kumar Singh Seepu`s family, as "he could also meet the same fate".

Tata Tele approaches TDSAT over SMS dispute with Vodafone

Tata Teleservices has approached telecom tribunal TDSAT against Vodafone's notice threatening to disconnect termination of SMSes on its network over a dispute on certain fees.

Debt-ridden youth held for sending threat SMSes to employer

Unable to settle the debts from his salary, a 19-year-old youth sent threatening SMSes and letters to his employer seeking Rs 10 lakh to ensure the safety of his family.

Trinamool, Govt spat over missed calls and SMSes

Government and the Trinamool Congress got into a spat over missed calls and messages with Home Minister P Chidambaram insisting that efforts were made four days back by the Prime Minister to contact Mamata Banerjee.

Ex-scribe detained for `sending threat SMSes`

A former journalist, who allegedly forwarded threat SMSes pertaining to the recent incidents in Assam and Myanmar, was detained on Wednesday for questioning, police said.

Man arrested for sending SMS on Assam violence

A textile shop worker was arrested here today for allegedly forwarding SMSes on the Assam violence to many persons in the city, police said.

Bulk of N-E rumours sourced from Pak: Home Secy

Morphed images circulated online that were responsible for creating panic among North-East people originated in Pak, Home Secretary RK Singh said.

TRAI waives limit for SMSes sent to, generated by machines

In a major relief for business houses, telecom sector regulator Trai on Wednesday exempted messages generated by and sent to automated technical systems from the 200 SMS per sim cap imposed to curb pesky telemarketers.

New platform for sending free SMS launched

Jaxtr, set up by Hotmail co-founder Sabeer Bhatia and Yogesh Patel, Wednesday announced the launch of JaxtrSMS, an open texting application which allows users to send free SMSes across the world.

Bombay HC issues notice to TRAI on PIL against SMS limit

Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court on Thursday issued notices to the union government, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and all the leading mobile service providers, in response to a PIL against ceiling of 100 SMSes a day.

No pesky calls, SMSes from Tuesday; telcos are ready

Irritating calls from telemarketers will be a thing of past from Tuesday as telecom operators are going to block pesky calls and messages as per regulator TRAI's recommendations.

Airtel announces increase in a pre-paid tariff pack

Bharti Airtel, the country's biggest telecom company by subscribers, today announced 20 percent increase in pre-paid tariff rates of its 'Advantage' and 'Freedom' pack for calls and SMSes sent within Airtel network.

Businessman arrested for sending filthy SMSes to politicians

A businessman was arrested
on Friday for allegedly sending "threatening" and "filthy" text
messages to politicians, including Union Minister Shashi
Tharoor, using SIM cards procured in someone else`s name.

Suo moto cases to be registered if extortion is through SMSes

Arunachal Pradesh government has
directed the state police to register suo moto cases if
extortion notices are sent by militants through SMSes on
mobile phones.