12 Jan 2016
New Delhi: Department of Telecom (DoT) has sought about Rs 5,600 crore from Reliance Communications (RCom) for liberalising 800 Mhz spectrum in 16 circles.
01 Mar 2016
New Delhi: Consumers will have to pay a new agriculture cess on all taxable services, and another one on purchase of cars and SUVs as the government plans to garner Rs 8,000 crore extra from them next fiscal.
25 Nov 2015
New Delhi: In a first spectrum trading deal of the country, Idea Cellular today signed a pact with Videocon Telecommunications to buy its airwaves in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh West for Rs 3,310 crore.
13 Aug 2015
Mumbai: Telecom stocks today rose by up to 4 percent after the government allowed companies to share airwaves in the same band so as to reduce call drops. Shares of Bharti Airtel surged 4.13 percent and Idea Cellular gained 2.56 percent on BSE. Reliance Communications too jumped 3.52 percent but later pared the gains as the trade progressed.
21 Oct 2015
New Delhi: The government is learnt to have cleared the recommendation of the collegium, which returned after a gap of six months following a Supreme Court verdict, to grant extension to 21 additional judges of various high courts whose two-year term is ending this month.
04 May 2015
New York: Patients suffering from gastrointestinal tumours are at increased risk of contracting other cancers, says a study.One in 5.8 patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST) will develop additional malignancies before and after their diagnosis, the results indicated.
24 Apr 2015
New Delhi: A Parliamentary panel has suggested that the government should make "sufficient additional" allocation for interest subvention for crop loans in the current fiscal in view of farmers facing distress due to weather vagaries.
20 Mar 2015
New Delhi: The government's telecom spectrum auction kitty on Friday rose marginally to reach Rs 1.09 lakh crore at the end of the 14th day with robust bidding taking place in the 800 MHz band.
29 Feb 2016
New Delhi: The government will prioritise its expenditure as the outgo due to the 7th Central Pay Commission award and implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP) for defence forces will lead to additional burden on the exchequer, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said yesterday.
16 Feb 2015
New Delhi: Russian conglomerate Sistema JSFC's Indian telecom arm, SSTL, has decided not to bid for spectrum in the upcoming auction due to its high reserve price and some issues that are yet to be resolved by the Department of Telecom related to March 2013 auction.