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Net Neutrality: Vodafone wants right to manipulate Internet videos

Vodafone India said it would like to be given the power to manage the size of videos watched by users on its mobile network and lower it automatically "for overall quality welfare".Participating in the discussions related to Net Neutrality and the powers to be given to telecom operators in traffic management, the

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Telcos Change Tack as Net Neutrality Fight Enters Final Round in India

If you thought the fight over net neutrality was over with the sending of 1 mln emails to the TRAI two years ago, think again.The telecom service providers, who lost out that in the first round, are back. This time, however, their demands are more subtle, and focused on getting

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Govt likely to intensify efforts to create All India Judicial Service

Despite setbacks and opposition from both state governments and the judiciary, the central government is not ready to give up the proposal to set up an all India service for recruitment of judges modeled on the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service.The idea was officially endorsed five years

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Reliance Jio could replace Summer Surprise with new offer after TRAI order

Reliance Jio's withdrawal of its Summer Surprise Offer is unlikely to make any difference to most of its customers, and the company may even come up with a new version of the plan to comply with the ban."The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has advised Jio to withdraw the 3 months

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Can’t allow NGOs to impede India’s growth: Center to NHRC

The home ministry has written back to the National Human Rights Commission that non-governmental organizations cannot be allowed to work against India's strategic or economic interest.In it's response to the NHRC, the home ministry said it cannot allow organizations that take money from outside India to conduct "activities detrimental to national

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There can be no Equality without Reservations – Ravi Shankar Prasad

Law and Justice minister said that reservations to Dalits and backward communities was essential to ensuring equality of opportunity in government jobs.Delivering a talk on the concepts of freedom and equality in the Indian constitution, Prasad said it was wrong to think that reservations -- based on caste and community

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No Income Tax on FCCB proceeds, SC rules on RCom

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the petition filed by the Income-Tax Department against Reliance Communications on taxing of the proceeds of Foreign Currency Convertible Bonds (FCCBs), said the telecom operator.The Supreme Court order has quashed contingent tax liability of RCOM for about Rs 4,800 crore.During Financial Year 2006-07,

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Reliance Jio interconnect dispute with Airtel, Idea to end this month

The dispute over providing interconnection facility is set to end in the next two weeks, with Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular and Vodafone giving in to the demands of new operator Reliance Jio and the regulator.The decision to comply comes in the wake of a recommendation for a fine of Rs

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Finally, Kerala CM takes a stand on Lawyers vs Media fight

Almost three months after the tussle between various lawyers associations and journalists first hit the headlines, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today took a stand on the issue, urging lawyers to let the media do their job."The lawyers should realize that they do wrong in blocking journalists from accessing the

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Airtel sees Reliance Jio’s problems resolved after Jan 1

Hours after attending a meeting called by TRAI on providing interconnection to Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel said the new operator's interconnection related problems should be resolved after January 1, 2017.Bharti Airtel said it expects Reliance Jio to be a 'commercial telecom operator' by January 1, after which such problems will

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TRAI meets with Airtel, Vodafone, Idea on Reliance Jio interconnection tangle

Cracking down on incumbent operators' efforts to block Reliance Jio subscribers from calling their customers, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has asked big GSM companies such as Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular and Vodafone to provide connectivity to the new operator, according to sources.Meanwhile, certain other industry sources said no

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Is Reliance Jio getting unfairly blocked by Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea?

Mukesh Ambani, India's richest man and the chairman of Reliance Jio has given a rare interview in India's largest newspaper accusing his telecom rivals of trying to use their incumbent power to violate the law.He said even Reliance Jio employees are having some trouble porting from rival operators to Jio's

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