Govt aiming 50 crore internet connections by 2018: Prasad

The government is working towards pulling off a goal of 50 crore Internet connections by 2018, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Wednesday.

'Explain measures to inform people on mobile tower radiations'

Health Ministry is unaware of a WHO report which says radiations emanating from mobile towers can "possibly cause cancer", the Central Information Commission has noted in its order while asking it to explain measures taken to inform people of its harmful effects.

Govt working on new Convergence Bill

The Telecom Ministry is working on a new Convergence bill for setting up a framework to govern transmission of telecom and broadcasting services on common network and has sought the involvement of I&B Ministry.

Sibal preparing roadmap to improve intl relations

Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal has
asked the departments of Post, IT and Telecom to identify the
15 countries that are most strategically important to the
nation with a view to develop a database of actionable areas.

Solicitor Gen Subramanium`s resignation accepted

Govt Thursday accepted the
resignation of Solictor General Gopal Subramanium, five days after he took the step as he was upset over appointment of a private advocate to represent Telecom Ministry in a case in the Supreme Court.

Milind Deora takes charge in telecom ministry

Milind Deora, who took charge as
Minister of State for IT and Communication today, said he
looked forward to doing "something new...with fresh ideas" in
coordination with his young colleague Sachin Pilot in the

Telecom Ministry panel submits 2G probe report

The one-man committee headed by retd SC judge Shivraj V Patil was appointed by the Telecom Ministry to look into the lapses in 2G spectrum allocation.

My first love is HRD Ministry: Sibal

Union Minister Kapil Sibal felt HRD Ministry is dear to him because "there is nothing more important than building India`s future".

Sibal takes charge of Telecom Ministry

HRD Minister Kapil Sibal on Tuesday assumed additional charge of the Telecom Ministry after the
portfolio was taken away from DMK member A Raja.