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Why DuckDuckGo is not working in India?

02 Jul 2020

Why DuckDuckGo is not working in India?

Along with Chinese applications that were deemed prejudicial to national security, India has also blocked popular US-based search engine DuckDuckGo.

#NewsBytesExplainer: Why 'boycotting Chinese goods' will not be easy

20 Jun 2020

#NewsBytesExplainer: Why 'boycotting Chinese goods' will not be easy

A few days ago, soldiers from India and China locked horns in the most gruesome clash along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in decades.

Chinese hackers are planning attacks on Indian telecom, pharma companies

18 Jun 2020

Chinese hackers are planning attacks on Indian telecom, pharma companies

Amid heightened border tensions between India and China, hackers associated with the latter are gearing up to target critical Indian establishments.

No Chinese equipment for 4G upgradation: Centre to BSNL

18 Jun 2020

No Chinese equipment for 4G upgradation: Centre to BSNL

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has asked Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) to not use any Chinese equipment in its 4G upgradation work.

Why WeTransfer is not working in India?

01 Jun 2020

Why WeTransfer is not working in India?

WeTransfer appears to have hit a roadblock in India.

No relief for telcos over AGR dues; SC slams Centre

18 Mar 2020

No relief for telcos over AGR dues; SC slams Centre

The Supreme Court on Wednesday lashed out at the Centre for its plea seeking more time to recover adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues from telecom companies.

Vodafone Idea seeks higher tariffs for data, outgoing calls

01 Mar 2020

Vodafone Idea seeks higher tariffs for data, outgoing calls

Vodafone Idea has written to the Department of Telecommunications, seeking higher tariffs for data and minimum monthly connection charge.

Telcos partially pay government dues; 'slim hope' for Vodafone-Idea

18 Feb 2020

Telcos partially pay government dues; 'slim hope' for Vodafone-Idea

Ailing telecom companies have paid their dues linked to adjusted gross revenue (AGR) in part to the government.

Is there no law in country: SC asks telecom companies

14 Feb 2020

Is there no law in country: SC asks telecom companies

The Supreme Court was mighty furious on Friday and issued show-cause notices to telecom companies over their failure to clear Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) dues.

Telecom Ministry approves plan to merge BSNL with MTNL

30 Jul 2019

Telecom Ministry approves plan to merge BSNL with MTNL

The Telecom Ministry has approved a plan to merge state-owned telecommunications companies Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.

Soon, Reliance Jio could offer internet on Indian flights

17 Apr 2019

Soon, Reliance Jio could offer internet on Indian flights

If there's anything that annoys us when we board a flight in India, it's the lack of internet.

You can now complain to DoT about stalkers on WhatsApp

22 Feb 2019

You can now complain to DoT about stalkers on WhatsApp

Anyone who has been a victim of stalking on WhatsApp will know that it is a very unpleasant experience.

Government working to launch interoperable Wi-Fi with 10 lakh hotspots

16 Feb 2019

Government working to launch interoperable Wi-Fi with 10 lakh hotspots

In a bid to keep people connected, the government and leading telecom giants are working to establish a massive public Wi-Fi ecosystem.

Porn apart, users reveal Airtel, Jio blocking proxy sites, Telegram

13 Feb 2019

Porn apart, users reveal Airtel, Jio blocking proxy sites, Telegram

Among Indian internet users, its common knowledge now that hundreds of popular porn websites have been blocked by internet providers or 4G providers like Airtel, Jio, BSNL etc.

#SnoopingRow: RTIs reveal UPA intercepted 9,000 calls, 500 emails monthly

23 Dec 2018

#SnoopingRow: RTIs reveal UPA intercepted 9,000 calls, 500 emails monthly

Just days back, a political row had erupted over a government order that gave sweeping powers of surveillance to 10 Central agencies.

New KYC method: How to get SIM card without Aadhaar

20 Nov 2018

New KYC method: How to get SIM card without Aadhaar

Following an earlier assurance by Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) that Aadhaar would not be required to purchase a SIM card or avail of telecom services, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has officially confirmed the same.

Telcos to replace Aadhaar-based eKYC process: Here's how

06 Nov 2018

Telcos to replace Aadhaar-based eKYC process: Here's how

Telecom operators are rolling out a new digital KYC verification process for issuing new connections and bringing more customers onboard.

#PornBan: Airtel, Vodafone, others, follow Jio to ban porn websites

01 Nov 2018

#PornBan: Airtel, Vodafone, others, follow Jio to ban porn websites

In a repeat performance of 2015, Indian broadband and cellular network operators are all complying with the Department of Telecommunications' (DoT) order to ban 827 porn websites.

Reliance Jio bans porn on its network following govt order

27 Oct 2018

Reliance Jio bans porn on its network following govt order

Recently, the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) issued directions to internet service providers (ISPs) across India, asking them to ban 827 pornographic websites based on an order by the Uttarakhand High Court.

Despite SC verdict, telcos using Aadhaar-based KYC for issuing SIMs

26 Oct 2018

Despite SC verdict, telcos using Aadhaar-based KYC for issuing SIMs

Almost a month after the Supreme Court ruled that private companies could not ask for Aadhaar details, it has been found that several leading telcos are still using Aadhaar-based eKYC for issuing mobile SIM cards.

Block 827 porn websites: Centre tells Internet Service Providers

25 Oct 2018

Block 827 porn websites: Centre tells Internet Service Providers

In compliance with an order of Uttarakhand High Court, the Centre has asked Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block 827 porn websites, PTI reports.

Re-verification of mobile-subscribers voluntary post SC verdict on Aadhaar: DoT-UIDAI

18 Oct 2018

Re-verification of mobile-subscribers voluntary post SC verdict on Aadhaar: DoT-UIDAI

After the Supreme Court's verdict on Aadhaar, the Department of Telecom (DoT) and Unique Identity Authority of India (UIDAI) issued a joint statement stating that the government will not push for re-verification of mobile service customers.

Soon, Indians will get a million Wi-Fi hotspots: Details here

11 Oct 2018

Soon, Indians will get a million Wi-Fi hotspots: Details here

In a bid to keep people connected, government is working with major telecom giants to establish a massive public Wi-Fi network.

Chinese giant Huawei submits proposal for 5G trials in India

05 Oct 2018

Chinese giant Huawei submits proposal for 5G trials in India

In a bid to support 5G roll-out in India, Chinese tech giant Huawei has submitted a proposal to take part in upcoming field trials.

Dehradun gang-rape: HC talks about strict implementation of porn-sites ban

28 Sep 2018

Dehradun gang-rape: HC talks about strict implementation of porn-sites ban

Uttarakhand High Court asked the Centre to strictly implement the ban on pornographic websites, taking cognizance of reports that a girl was gang-raped in a Dehradun school by her fellow students after they watched porn clips.

China asks India for 'level playing field' in 5G trials

19 Sep 2018

China asks India for 'level playing field' in 5G trials

Following reports that India is planning to exclude Chinese firms Huawei and ZTE from 5G trials in the country, China, on Wednesday, sought a "level playing field, transparent and fair environment" for 5G trials in India.

#KnowTheDisease: Everything you need to know about Tuberculosis

18 Sep 2018

#KnowTheDisease: Everything you need to know about Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial disease caused by 'Mycobacterium tuberculosis' that often affects the lungs. If not treated properly, it can be fatal.

Government exploring ways to block social media; what's going on?

07 Aug 2018

Government exploring ways to block social media; what's going on?

The Department of Telecommunication (DoT) has asked for inputs from telecom operators and internet service providers regarding ways to block social media apps like Facebook and WhatsApp during emergencies, reports Livemint.

India approves "world's strongest net neutrality rules"

12 Jul 2018

India approves "world's strongest net neutrality rules"

In a big win for access to information, the Indian government has accepted recommendations to enforce one of the strongest net neutrality protections in the world.

Soon make free voice calls over public Wi-Fi networks

25 Jun 2018

Soon make free voice calls over public Wi-Fi networks

According to reports, Indian telecom operators will soon allow users to make free voice calls over public Wi-Fi networks.

Nokia X6 India launch soon, as support page goes live

22 Jun 2018

Nokia X6 India launch soon, as support page goes live

The first Nokia phone to embrace the notch, Nokia X6 has been launched by HMD Global in China last month.

Business Roundup: Here are today's top 5 Business news

12 Jun 2018

Business Roundup: Here are today's top 5 Business news

Hola! Missed the business headlines of the day? No worries, here's your daily wrap of business news.

Airtel violating license rules to sell Apple Watch 3: Jio

14 May 2018

Airtel violating license rules to sell Apple Watch 3: Jio

The Apple Watch 3 Cellular was launched in India on May 11.

50Mbps internet, 40L new jobs: Here's what the national-telecom-policy proposes

02 May 2018

50Mbps internet, 40L new jobs: Here's what the national-telecom-policy proposes

The Department of Telecom (DoT) has released its draft National Telecom Policy (NTP) for 2018, and it has some steep aims.

No-more-switching-to-flight-mode: Proposal to allow data, voice calls in-flight approved

01 May 2018

No-more-switching-to-flight-mode: Proposal to allow data, voice calls in-flight approved

Here is a good news for those who find switching their phones in airplane mode, when traveling by air, difficult.

'We never ordered mandatory SIM-Aadhaar linking': SC slams Center

26 Apr 2018

'We never ordered mandatory SIM-Aadhaar linking': SC slams Center

For months, the government kept urging telcos to link subscribers' SIM cards with Aadhaar. In turn, telcos kept harassing customers with constant messages.

Soon, browse internet on board flights in India!

19 Apr 2018

Soon, browse internet on board flights in India!

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is all set to approve in-flight connectivity (IFC) at its next meeting on May 1, sources said.

Indian Mobile Congress 2018 starts from October 25 in Delhi

17 Apr 2018

Indian Mobile Congress 2018 starts from October 25 in Delhi

India will host its second Mobile Congress event between October 25-27 in New Delhi, Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said at a curtain raiser event of Indian Mobile Congress (IMC) 2018.

2G scam: CBI challenges acquittal of A Raja, Kanimozhi, others

19 Mar 2018

2G scam: CBI challenges acquittal of A Raja, Kanimozhi, others

Nearly three months after former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and others were acquitted in the 2G scam case, the CBI has challenged the court's decision.

What happens if you don't link your Aadhaar by deadline?

11 Mar 2018

What happens if you don't link your Aadhaar by deadline?

While the challenge to the constitutionality of Aadhaar is still on in the Supreme Court, it's unlikely that we'll hear a verdict before March 31. Incidentally, that is the deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar to various services, including mobile numbers and bank accounts.