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India's Internet governance model to balance public-private interests
India's Internet governance model to balance public-private interests

India's internet governance model will be consistent with the role private firms play in widening internet's reach and the pre-eminent role of government in public welfare, telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.  

Watch: Badi Khabar @8pm

Watch: Badi Khabar @8pm on Zee News.

Broadband for all panchayats by 2016 too ambitious target: TRAI

 As government targets to expand broadband connectivity to all 2.5 lakh panchayats of the country by 2016, telecom regulator TRAI chief Rahul Khullar today termed it as a very "ambitious" target, saying believing in it would be like "deluding ourselves".

CVC seeks strong anti-corruption mechanisms for regulators

Anti-corruption watchdog CVC has sought tough measures to check corruption in various regulatory bodies including SEBI and FMC besides appointment of full-time chief vigilance officers (CVOs) in some of these regulators.

TRAI publishes information paper on impact of EMF radiation

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Wednesday published an information paper on growing public concern about possible health hazards from Electro Magnetic Field (EMF) exposures from mobile phones or their base stations.

TRAI ordinance tabled in Lok Sabha

An ordinance which removed legal hurdles in the appointment of former TRAI chairman Nripendra Misra as principal secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi was tabled in the Lok Sabha on Monday.

Ordinance for Nripendra Misra`s appointment smacks of impropriety: Congress

Congress today attacked BJP over the "urgency" in bringing an ordinance for the appointment of former TRAI Chairman Nripendra Misra as the Prime Minister`s Principal Secretary, saying the move smacks of "impropriety".

Govt downplays row over Ordinance for Nripendra Misra`s appointment

The Government on Thursday downplayed promulgation of an Ordinance to amend a law to pave the way for appointment of former TRAI chairman Nripendra Misra as Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister and attacked Congress for raking up the issue.

Nirpendra Misra appointed Principal Secretary to PM Narendra Modi, Ajay Maken takes jibe

In what has sparked a new controversy, former TRAI Chairman Nripendra Misra was on Wednesday appointed Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

TRAI releases consultation paper on TV viewership rating

In a step towards creating an accreditation mechanism for recognising television viewership rating agencies, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Wednesday released a consultation paper on the issue.

New TRAI rule will curb media freedom: NBA

Terming as an attempt "to muzzle the media" the new TRAI rule mandating TV channels to restrict advertisement duration to a maximum of 12 minutes in any given clock hour.

India to get a single emergency number

Public comments have been invited on making 100 or 108 as the single number for the entire country for various emergencies like fire or medical or accidents.

Govt mulling to refer surrogate ownership issue to TRAI: Tewari

Concerned over cases of "surrogate ownership" of broadcasting and distribution platforms by some political parties, government is planning to refer the matter to TRAI for its suggestions to carry out changes in the laws.

TRAI issues quality of mobile internet service standards

Telecom regulator TRAI today issued guidelines on minimum quality benchmark for mobile internet services.

Telecom tariffs may rise by 90 paise in metros: Study

The TRAI has said the increase would be only of over four paise per minute. Currently, the operators on an average are offering call tariffs of around 75 paise per minute.

MNP review in India: Good or Bad?

For long described as a dud, the Mobile Number Portability (MNP) regime is slowly but surely making a mark in India.

SC sets up committee on norms for issuing SIM cards

The bench passed the order on a plea by one Avishek Goenka seeking its direction to the government to frame guidelines for telecom firms for issuing SIM cards.

`We recommended auction of spectrum excluding 2G`

The Telecom Regulatory Authority
of India (TRAI) had recommended in August, 2007, that scarce
radio waves, excluding 2G spectrum, should be auctioned.

TRAI consults cable industry on consumer issues

TRAI has sought the opinion of
broadcasting & cable industry to ensure smooth
transition of the cable sector from analog to digital era.

Trai to disconnect numbers making pesky calls

According to Trai, 1,122 subscribers have been issued notices while 111 subscribers have been disconnected.