TRAI paper says mobile apps can impact national security

As a debate rages on 'net neutrality', a discussion paper floated by regulator TRAI has said that mobile applications providing free internet-based calls and messaging services can be a threat to individual and national security.

Indian IT industry body bats for net neutrality

Asserting that the all-pervasive internet had become an aspect of modern living, an Indian IT industry body on Tuesday favoured net neutrality so that it is accessible for the common good of all.

Net neutrality: Congress asks govt to scrap move, warns of stir

Coming out strongly in favour of 'net neutrality', Congress on Tuesday demanded that the government issue immediate policy directions to TRAI to scrap the controversial consultation paper in the matter and warned of protests if freedom of choice of Internet users was compromised.

Flipkart pledges support to Net Neutrality, pulls out of Airtel Zero
Flipkart pledges support to Net Neutrality, pulls out of Airtel Zero

As India raises its voice to ensure equal Internet access for all, online retailer Flipkart has pulled out of its partnership with Airtel Zero platform following backlash against the firm on social media.

DMK leader bats for net neutrality

Batting for net neutrality, DMK Treasurer MK Stalin on Monday said any move to allow telecom companies to give preferential access to websites would go against the concept of equality.

Radio is an instrument of future: Arun Jaitley

Batting for expansion of the community radio network, Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said radio is an instrument of the future and there cannot be a better idea to provide listeners the right to information and knowledge than this medium.

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.  

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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.