BSNL offers free calling at night from May 1

To boost landline business, the state-run BSNL on Thursday announced unlimited free calling scheme during night hours from its fixed line phones to any operator including mobile phones anywhere in the country from May 1.

BSNL to install 246 mobile towers in Naxal-affected areas

Government-run telecom major BSNL would be installing 246 mobile towers in two phases in the Naxal-affected areas of Chhattisgarh to improve phone connectivity there, an official said.

Mobile tower installation: HC seeks reply from Centre, UP govt

The Allahabad High Court on Friday sought to know from the Centre as well as the Uttar Pradesh government whether there was any policy in place for allowing installation of mobile phone towers in residential areas.

J&K floods: Restore connectivity quickly, Omar asks telecom companies

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday asked all private mobile service providers to restore connectivity at an earliest in the flood-ravaged state.

J&K floods: Mobile services partially restored, Centre announces free talktime on BSNL
J&K floods: Mobile services partially restored, Centre announces free talktime on BSNL

Mobile services have been "somewhat" restored in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir, except in Poonch, Union Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said here Saturday.

Govt allows free talk time to people on BSNL in Kashmir

 Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said people in flood-hit Kashmir will get free telecom services for a week on BSNL network, and mobile networks have been substantially or partially restored in the valley, except Poonch.

J&K floods: Telecom services normalising slowly in Kashmir Valley

Telecom services in the flood-hit Kashmir Valley are being normalised slowly with BSNL restoring around 80 per cent of the affected network.

Telecom players offer free calling to users in Kashmir

Even as telecom services are being restored in Kashmir Valley, mobile operators are offering free calling facility in the region.

Telecom services slowly being restored in Kashmir Valley

Telecom services in the flood-hit Kashmir valley are slowly being restored with operators resuming network connectivity in various parts of the region.

Ravi Shankar Prasad alerts officials on Vodafone issue

Union Communications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has sought details about admission by Vodafone that India was among 29 countries that sought access to its network to intercept calls, text messages and emails last year.

Kavita, Kajal and national champion Rashmi enter quarters

India no. 4 Kavita Somanchi of Reserve Bank prevailed over Geeta Devi of BSNL in a straight games encounter 25-10 25-10 to enter the women`s singles quarterfinals in the All India Public Sector Carrom Tournament here Thursday.

Telecom companies complain to ADGP

Telecom operators in Punjab have approached police over alleged disruption of services by some anti-social elements in 19 districts of the state, following which authorities registered a case in this connection.

Last telegram despatched on Tuesday

The last telegram of the 163-year old service was despatched on Tuesday.

People queue up to bid farewell to telegram service

Over 3,500 people turned up at telegraph centres in the Capital which have almost been forgotten in recent years to send a message to their loved ones during the last week of the 160-year-old telegram service.

India`s 160-yr-old telegram service to end today

The country`s last telegram will be sent out on Sunday as the operations of the 160-year-old telegram service are all set to discontinue from tonight.

Drama at marriage ceremony over bride`s gilded ornaments

High drama prevailed at a marriage function here after the bridegroom`s family allegedly objected to the bride wearing `gilt` ornaments.

BSNL restores 272 mob towers, 44 telephone exchanges in U`khand

State-run telecom operator BSNL has restored 272 mobile towers in Uttarakhand and 44 telephone exchanges, CMD RK Upadhyay today said.

India`s villages to get connected, to revolutionise e-governance

India to link its 250,000 village councils with high-speed data cables to take e-governance to the grassroots.

Curtains down for 160-year-old telegram service

Smart phones, emails and SMS seem to have pushed the humble telegram service to a quiet corner.