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Zee Entertainment slashes channel prices ahead of TRAI regulation

Zee Entertainment, one of the four big broadcasting groups of India, has become the first player to bring its channel prices in line with an upcoming regulation issued by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.Zee's new tariff card prices its channels a fraction of what they are being sold for

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Anil Ambani group company wins Rs 2,950 cr from DMRC

Delhi Airport Metro Express Private Ltd, an associate company of Reliance Infrastructure, said it was awarded compensation of Rs 2,950 crore by a three member Arbitration Tribunal in a dispute with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation or DMRC.The tribunal was constituted from a panel nominated by DMRC.The Award to RInfra has

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Facebook restores world’s biggest page for Atheists after outcry

Facebook has restored 'Atheist Republic', by far the biggest page operated by the Atheist community on any social media network, after it was shut down using 'mass reporting' by religious people.The move followed a big outcry among atheists and free-speech advocates online.The page was taken down about 24 hours ago,

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Cognizant layoffs may be heading to TN labour courts as FITE preps petitions

Forum for IT Employees or FITE -- an organization that claims to speak for ordinary IT workers -- said a group of employees of Cognizant Technology Solutions will approach the office of Labour Commissioner of Chennai today."Affected CTS employees file petition to the Labour Commissioner in Chennai," the organization

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NET NEUTRALITY: Netflix says let India decide what it wants to watch

Netflix, the world's biggest provider of video-on-demand services, rebuffed attempts by telecom companies to control viewership of online video and said consumers must be allowed to consume any legal content on the Internet without 'gate keeping' or interference by telecom providers.It said its position was that "gate-keepers should not be

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Telcos trying to create ‘caste system’ on Internet – IFF on Net Neutrality

Telecom companies are trying to divide Internet traffic into different 'castes' and treat each of them differently and want to extract money from people who create apps, websites and other content, said Internet Freedom Foundation.The IFF was responding to suggestions given to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India by telcos

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Supreme Court refuses to change decision in Saumya murder case

The Supreme Court has dismissed a curative petition filed by the Kerala Government against its decision finding the main accused not guilty in the prominent Saumya rape and murder case of Kerala.The case, analogous to the Nirbhaya episode of Delhi, had shocked the state.The incident happened in 2011, when 23-year-old Soumya

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All liquor shops in Tamil Nadu to remain shut for 3 months

The Madras High Court has asked the government of Tamil Nadu not to open any liquor shops for three months after complaints that it did not comply with the Supreme Court order on relocating roadside liquor shops.Unlike in most states in India, alchohol shops in Tamil Nadu are run directly by the

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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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Kerala Police file FIR against journalists after sting goes awry

Kerala Police have filed a first information report against the head and eight members of the 'investigation team' of a newly launched TV channel for a botched up sting operation targeting a minister.The FIR has been filed under sections of the Information Technology Act, sections of the Indian Penal Code

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Telecom Commission suggests DoT send back fine proposal on Airtel, Idea & Vodafone to TRAI

The Telecom Comission, a panel set up within the Department of Telecom with external representatives, has suggested that the ministry of communications should send back for 'reconsideration' the recommendation by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India for it to impose a fine of Rs 3,050 cr on Bharti Airtel, Idea

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