Sunil Mittal

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Coronavirus wiped nearly a quarter of Indian billionaires' wealth: Forbes

06 May 2020

Coronavirus wiped nearly a quarter of Indian billionaires' wealth: Forbes

The outbreak of COVID-19, which has claimed over 2.5 lakh lives and put a third of the world's population under lockdown, has wrecked economies completely.

CBI v/s CBI: Court accepts clean chit to Rakesh Asthana

07 Mar 2020

CBI v/s CBI: Court accepts clean chit to Rakesh Asthana

A Special CBI Court on Saturday accepted the Central Bureau of Investigation's charge-sheet giving a clean chit to former Special Director Rakesh Asthana in an alleged bribery case.

RBI fines Airtel bank Rs. 5 crore for violating eKYC-norms

10 Mar 2018

RBI fines Airtel bank Rs. 5 crore for violating eKYC-norms

India's apex bank, The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) slapped a penalty of Rs. 5 crore on Sunil Mittal owned-Airtel Payments Bank Limited for violating eKYC norms.

Singtel invests Rs. 2,650cr in Airtel, lifting stake to 48.9%

05 Feb 2018

Singtel invests Rs. 2,650cr in Airtel, lifting stake to 48.9%

India's largest telecom operator Airtel has announced that one of Singapore's biggest telecom operators, Singtel (Singapore Telecommunications), will be investing Rs. 2,649 crore in Bharti Telecom Limited, increasing its total stake to 48.9% in the company.

OP Saini: Judge handpicked to handle the 2G scam case

21 Dec 2017

OP Saini: Judge handpicked to handle the 2G scam case

A special CBI court led by Judge Om Prakash Saini acquitted politicians A Raja, Kanimozhi and others in the 2G spectrum allocation case.

Bharti family pledges Rs. 7,000cr to university for free education

23 Nov 2017

Bharti family pledges Rs. 7,000cr to university for free education

One of India's richest families, the Bharti family, has pledged 10% of their wealth, Rs. 7,000cr, to philanthropy.

Airtel gets 5G ready. Enough to topple Jio?

27 Sep 2017

Airtel gets 5G ready. Enough to topple Jio?

Telecom major Airtel has started deploying India's first state-of-the-art Massive Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) technology.

Airtel's smartphone vs. Jio's feature phone

12 Sep 2017

Airtel's smartphone vs. Jio's feature phone

Airtel has been gearing up to bring a phone of its own to counter the JioPhone.

Your phone bills might reduce even more!

23 Aug 2017

Your phone bills might reduce even more!

Falling mobile bills are set to dip further, analysts say, with a 25-30% decline over the next year.

Your phone bill just got cheaper, with TRAI's new move

13 Aug 2017

Your phone bill just got cheaper, with TRAI's new move

Mobile calls and data packs have now become extremely affordable and if things go as planned, we will see another cut in tariff soon.

Telecom sector will perish if tariff war continues, say firms

23 Jun 2017

Telecom sector will perish if tariff war continues, say firms

The writing is on the wall; the tariff war started by Mukesh Ambani-backed Reliance Jio, if left unchecked would leave behind only one or two non-state providers at the very end, according to Bharti Airtel chairman Sunil Mittal.

Paytm Payments Bank starts operations, offers zero-balance accounts

23 May 2017

Paytm Payments Bank starts operations, offers zero-balance accounts

Paytm Payments Bank, in a gradual roll-out, will start operations in North India on May 23. In the first phase, it will offer accounts to users on invite-only basis.

Paytm payments bank and what it means for users

18 May 2017

Paytm payments bank and what it means for users

Vijay Shekhar Sharma-led Paytm has been okayed by the RBI to start its payments bank; the Noida-based firm is expected to begin its operations under Renu Satti, from 23rd of May, 2017.

H-1B visas: Sunil Mittal weighs banning big US tech companies

30 Apr 2017

H-1B visas: Sunil Mittal weighs banning big US tech companies

While answering a question on how he would react if Bharti Airtel was prevented from operating in certain geographical locations, telecom kingpin Sunil Bharti Mittal raised the question of whether India should prevent Facebook and Google from operating in the country.

Telecom spectrum auction proposed in July-December

02 Mar 2017

Telecom spectrum auction proposed in July-December

The government is contemplating a fresh round of spectrum auction between July - December 2017.

Need to remove hurdles to achieve 8% sustainable growth

08 Oct 2016

Need to remove hurdles to achieve 8% sustainable growth

Speaking at the 32nd India Economic Summit, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said Indian economy can achieve an 8% sustainable growth in the coming years.