Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicTelecom sector

Topic: telecom sector

Govt relief package for telecom sector should end the crisis, encourage entry of newer players

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Modi govt amends telecom suspension rules, restricts internet shutdowns to 15 days

Amendment puts 15-day time limit on validity of orders issued under the telecom suspension rules, which earlier only specified who had the power to order a suspension of services.

Illegal signal boosters dot Delhi, interfere with mobile network, telecom dept cracks down

The telecom dept carried out an inspection last week, issuing around 40 notices to immediately take down such illegal third-party equipment.

This is how the telecom sector was rescued from bankruptcy in 1999

India’s brush with mobile telephony started in the mid-1990s, but the beginning was far from smooth.

Airtel pays Rs 10,000 crore towards statutory dues as it rushes to meet DoT deadline

Airtel owes nearly Rs 35,586 crore, including licence fee and spectrum usage charge, to the govt. The company had earlier said it will pay the remaining before 17 March.

RBI Governor says will have internal discussions for issues on SC order over telecom dues

Supreme Court threatened contempt proceedings against Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and other telecoms Friday for failing to comply with directive to pay past dues.

Great Indian telecom mess: How a missed chance threatens existence of prized PSUs

Conflict over what constitutes adjusted gross revenues is behind the telecom mess, which now threatens PSUs such as GAIL, Oil India, DMRC.

Supreme Court orders telecom companies to pay Rs 92,000 crore to govt

A 3-judge Supreme Court bench rejected an appeal by telecom companies, including Bharti Airtel and Vodafone, which have been struggling to reduce debt.

Vodafone Idea not shutting down. Modi govt can ill afford it

Both Vodafone Idea and Airtel are losing customers at a rapid rate and Reliance Jio is gaining at their expense.

Dainik Bhaskar sees economic recession, Amar Ujala want govt intervention in telecom crisis

A round up of the Hindi newspapers opinion pages to reflect the viewpoint from the heartland on topical issues.

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Narendra Modi | Wikimedia Commons

Revadi jibe shows Modi govt letting its insecurities do the talking, not economics

Why exactly should the Prime Minister be worried about the welfare model of an opposition party that barely controls two state governments?
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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