department of telecom
All landline phones to be given STD facility as govt mandates adding 0 before mobile phone numbers while dialling from landline phones
To ensure that he transition to the new system is smooth, all the landline subscribers will get the STD dialling facility
Major reforms announced by Modi government, eases Work From Home norms and liberalises regulations for Other Service Provider sector
Requirement for registration, bank guarantee, static IP etc for Other Service Provider sector has been withdrawn by the Modi govt
Media reports that TRAI has recommended moving to 11-digit mobile number system, TRAI says it is fake news
While TRAI recommended adding 0 before the number while calling mobile from landline, media misinterpreted it as new 11 digit number system
Bharti Airtel shells out ₹10,000 crore towards outstanding AGR dues after Supreme Court’s contempt order
The company had previously announced that it would make the payment of ₹10,000 crores by February 20 and the remaining by March 17.
Anguished by how the Supreme Court's directive was flouted, Justice Mishra stated, "This cannot happen in this country. We cannot function in this fashion. Let’s wind up the Supreme Court."
Fact check: Did Modi govt hold telecom companies responsible for abusive messages to journalists, as alleged by Scroll?
The government has not held the telecom companies responsible for offensive messages, only they are asked to take action against senders of such messages
Illegal telephone exchange case: Special CBI Court frames charges against Maran brothers and five others
The Supreme Court had earlier dismissed the plea of former Union telecom minister Dayanadhi Maran, his brother Kalanithi Maran and five others against the Madras High Court order setting aside their discharge in the case.
Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei is a retired officer of the People’s Liberation Army, and CFO Meng Wanzhou, who has been detained by USA, is his daughter
Algerian-born Muslim cleric Abdul Nacer Benbrika stripped of his citizenship by Australia after convicted of terrorism
Benbrika was convicted of directing a terrorist group, and possessing material associated with planning of a terrorist attack in Australia
Fake message circulated claims that govt of India has issued Rs.1,30,000 to every citizen above the age of 18 as Covid-19 funding
Arfa Khanum Sherwani took social media by storm after she posted photographs of herself with a beautiful white goat.
Indian Navy inducts two American Predator drones on the lease, can be deployed on India-China border for surveillance
The Predator drones has been leased from a private company for one year, India plans to purchase 18 such drones from USA
There have been several calls for the inclusion of Dalit Christians in the reservation system meant for SC/St and OBC communities.
Hyderabad elections: Owaisi makes ‘beef biriyani’ sly on BJP leaders, Raja Singh offers him pork biriyani
As an insult to BJP leaders, Owaisi had stated that they should have some biriyani at a particular hotel in Hyderabad that is famous for beef dishes.
Anvay Naik suicide case for which Arnab Goswami was arrested: Letters exchanged, the closure report, and unanswered questions
On 4th of Nov, the country watched as Arnab Goswami was dragged out of his house by over 20 armed policemen for a closed 2018 suicide case
Social Media Fact-Check
Pratik Sinha's lies were exposed in an OpIndia report. After his shoddy 'fact-checking' was called out, he has now resorted to name calling and shifting goalposts.
Uttar Pradesh: Golu and Guddu kill driver Mushtaq with an axe for harassing their sister, surrender to police
The brothers, Golu and Guddu, reportedly reached the police station with a blood-stained axe and confessed to killing Mushtaq.
Muzaffarnagar: Yogi govt demolishes illegal construction on 100 Bighas of forest dept land by Islamic preacher Pir Khushal Miyan
A letter written by Union Minister of State Dr Sanjeev Balyan to the DM ordered the authorities to get the land belonging to the forest department vacated at the earliest.