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TRAI proposes cut in spectrum charges — No entry fee for 3G services for existing operators
THE Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has recommended that existing operators should be given spectrum to offer third generation (3G) services without any additional entry fee. The telecom regulator has also suggested bringing down the annual ... More

Ratan Tata favours entry fee, revenue share for 3G spectrum
MR Ratan Tata, Chairman, Tata Sons Ltd, has suggested that the Government could charge a licence fee for 3G (third generation) services and assign spectrum only to the operator who pays the highest revenue share, in addition to the entry ... More

What 3G means
3G services are expected to facilitate higher speed and data throughput, which enable delivery of a wide range of multimedia services, including video telephony and television. 3G, according to the telecom industry, represents true convergence ... More

MTNL's CDMA service to retain limited mobility
IT might seem odd that the limited mobility feature that once restricted CDMA operators to local calling zones is actually going to be retained by MTNL for Garuda, its CDMA service. But in doing so, the company will be allowed to charge ... More

Division of assets: Ambanis to resume talks after May 21
THE talks for settling the Reliance family feud is expected to gather momentum with Mr Anil Ambani slated to resume formal negotiations in this regard after May 21. Informed sources said the Ambani brothers, Mr Mukesh and Mr Anil, would ... More

Pak chana coming soon to your kitchen
PAKISTANI chickpeas will make their way into India for the first time since the opening up of bi-lateral trade between the two countries. Indian traders have contracted to import 15,000 tonnes of chickpea or desi chana from Pakistan. "The ... More

Inflation declines on drop in food prices
THE annual wholesale price index-based inflation dipped marginally by 0.24 per cent to 5.67 per cent during the week ended April 30, from the previous week's level of 5.91 per cent. The fall in the year-on-year inflation was mainly due to a drop ... More

Long wait ahead for US tourist visa applicants
TOURISTS planning a visit to the US this summer may well face some hurdles if they have not planned their holidays well in advance. And no, it does not have to do with over-booked flights in a busy outbound travel season. Instead, the long ... More

Penalty collected from spurious drug makers to be paid to patients
THE Cabinet may have shot down the proposal mooted by the Health Ministry seeking the imposition of death penalty on manufacturers of spurious drugs, but patients affected by the consumption of such drugs may finally have something to cheer ... More

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