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5G a chance for India to move from back benches to vanguard

5G a chance for India to move from back benches to vanguard

NEW DELHI: The upcoming 5G technology offers India a chance to move to the forefront of technological evolution and the country cannot afford to miss its early adoption, Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha said on Tuesday.“I never tire of repeating that we may have missed the 3G and 4G buses but 5G is a bus we

Sensex closes after biggest intra-day record high in almost 1.5 yrs

The markets during the closing on Monday posted its biggest intra-day gain in approximately 1.5 years, with the Sensex up 610.80 points at 33917.94. Nifty, on the other hand traded up 194.50 points at 10421.40, at the close of day.  Sensex saw the biggest one-day gain in last 17 months, while Nifty recorded its biggest single-day gain in 22 months.

Did Airtel, Idea and others 'block' Reliance Jio's entry, CCI to investigate

Did Airtel, idea, and others ‘block’ Reliance Jio’s entry, CCI to investigate

The Competition Commission has ordered a detailed probe against major telecom players for allegedly trying to block the entry of newcomer Reliance Jio, according to sources.The fair trade regulator’s decision comes on a complaint filed against leading incumbent players — Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular — and industry body COAI (Cellular Operators Association of


Trai to ‘look into’ complaints of customised retention offers

Telecom regulator Trai will “look into” the complaints about operators doling out customised retention offers to influence subscribers who want to shift to a rival network. Trai Chairman R S Sharma asserted that all offerings by operators need to be transparent, non-discriminatory and filed with the regulator but refused to be drawn into the specifics.“If

Happy Valentine’s Day: Jio to Airtel, Voda, Idea

New Delhi: After giving tough time toincumbent telecom operators, Reliance Jio today wished Happy Valentine’s Day to its warring rivals Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular in a tweet. “Dear @airtelindia, @VodafoneIN, @ideacellular , Happy Valentine’s Day. #WithLoveFromJio,” Reliance Jio tweeted from its official account. Airtel, Vodafone and Idea have filed complaints against Reliance Jio in

Idea launches free calling scheme for pre-paid customers

Mumbai: Aimed at matching Rel Jio tariffrates, Idea Cellular on Thursday announced two schemes to provide free calls to its pre-paid customer bundles with limited mobile internet service. “Priced around Rs 148 and Rs 348, these packs provide the customers with unlimited voice calls to anywhere in India, along with data benefits,” Idea said in

Formally detained by the police, No idea where they are taking me : Kejriwal

New Delhi: After being detained by the police Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tweeted describing that he was formally detained but he has no idea that where he is been taken  in Delhi on

Idea launches high speed 4G in Amritsar

Amritsar: Idea Cellular, India’s fastest growing telecom operator, has announced the expansion of its high-speed 4G service to 18 towns of Amritsar and Ludhiana districts, in the Punjab circle. Speaking on the expansion of the 4G service, Sudhir Pradhan, COO-Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh, Idea Cellular said, “With increase in demand for data,

Little movement in new interconnection points from Airtel, Vodafone, Idea: Jio

Mumbai: Reliance Jio fired another statement on Tuesday saying its subscribers were facing 10 crore call failures each day while connecting with the networks of Airtel, Vodafone and Idea, who have hardly augmented interconnection capacity as agreed. There have been media statements by some of incumbents about positive intent to augment interconnection capacity in the

No idea about ‘3 Idiots’ sequel, says Boman Irani

Mumbai: Actor Boman Irani says he is unaware about stories regarding a possible sequel to the blockbuster “3 Idiots”. Aamir Khan, who played the lead role in the 2009 film, had reportedly said he would want a sequel to the film. Even director Rajkumar Hirani expressed interest in the same. Asked about this, Boman, who

‘Had no idea about how Prez house functioned till I took oath’

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee hassaid that he had no knowledge about how Rashtrapati Bhavan functioned till he assumed office and had even sent his daughter to the palatial building two days before he took oath to get an idea. The Rashtrapati Bhavan museum to be made operational on October 2, will give a portrayal

AAP has no idea about cultural ethos of Punjab, says Sukhbir

Jalalabad: The Punjab Deputy Chief Minister, Sukhbir Singh Badal, on Wednesday launched a scathing attack on the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and branded it as an outfit filled with outsiders who don’t have any idea about the cultural, civilisation and historical ethos of Punjab. He said that AAP leaders had committed a sacrilege by equating

Idea of censor board is ridiculous: Mihir Joshi

New Delhi: Amid the fracas over “Udta Punjab”, which was granted an ‘A’ certificate with 13 cuts, Mumbai-based musician and TV anchor Mihir Joshi — who himself ran into trouble with CBFC last year over his song “Sorry” — says the idea of a censor board in India is “ridiculous”. In 2015, the Central Board