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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.

Give self-certificate on radiation: DoT to telecos

The government has asked the mobile operators to give self certificates stating that radiations emitted by their towers are not harmful for human health, else face penalty as per prescribed norms.

US asks India for a fair consideration of Telcordia`s case

The US embassy has requested
India to give telecom company Telecordia Technologies, whose
licence has been recommended for revocation by Ministry of
Home Affairs, a fair chance to present its case.

DoT may ask TataComm, Airtel to end ILD pacts with SingTel

The DoT may ask two leading private operators-- Bharti Airtel and Tata Communications-- to terminate their contracts with SingTel, which was allegedly offering international long distance services here without a licence.

DoT seeks MHA`s views on security clearance by telecom cos

DoT has opposed general security clearance to few major equipment vendors like Ericsson, Nokia-Siemens, Motorola and Huawei.

Govt to complete 3G auction by March end: Raja

The government today said radiowave auctions for third generation mobile phone services, or 3G, will be completed by end of March.

Delhi HC questions DoT on MTNL CMD Sinha`s extension

In a bizarre case, government counsels on Thursday told the Delhi High Court that R S P Sinha is still the CMD of telecom PSU MTNL despite his reported resignation earlier this week inviting some strong comments from the Bench.

BSNL in 2nd round to buy Zamtel; 3 global cos too in fray

Inching closer to its first ever global buyout, state-owned BSNL has entered the second round of bidding to acquire a majority stake in Zambia’s leading telecom company Zambia Telecommunications Ltd (Zamtel).

Bharti signals renewed international push

Leading telecom firm Bharti Airtel on Wednesday set up a new unit to drive its foreign expansion, signalling its growth ambitions are intact despite twice failing to reach a deal with South Africa`s MTN.

`Government yet to finalise 3G auction schedule`

The government is yet to finalise the schedule for third-generation wireless spectrum auction, the telecoms minister said on Tuesday after a meeting of a ministerial panel.