Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Ritika Bisht

Telecom sector reforms on the anvil

The need for consolidation in the Indian telecom sector has been debated extensively. The fact that the dynamics in any market is not conducive to 7-8 operators has remained at the centre of all discussions. With some of the...

SC strikes down TRAI’s call-drop penalty

The Supreme Court has struck down compensation policy for call drops levied by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) giving telcos long-awaited relief. The operators had challenged the compensation of Rs 1 for every call drop, limited to a maximum...

AgustaWestland: Investigation to focus on names revealed by Italian court: Parrikar

As the ongoing controversial AgustaWestland deal becomes the most important topic of discussion the Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said the ongoing probe will focus on those named in the Italian Court judgement. He even added that there was...

2,376 railway stations lack passenger amenities: Government

Revealing the current status of railways in the country, the government has stated that around 2,376 railway stations lack minimum essential amenities for passengers. As many as 2,376 out of 8,472 railway stations have shortfall in amenities, Minister of State for...

Panel asks 535 schools in Delhi to refund excess fee of Rs 300 crore

Around 535 private schools in the national capital should refund extra fee they took from parents amounting to over Rs 300 crore, a fee-hike panel stated that was constituted last year following the Delhi High Court’s order. The committee...

New Framework soon to boost hydropower projects: Government

With the view of boost hydropower development in the country power ministry is preparing a new framework which would include lowering the cost and removal of long-drawn clearances. "We are preparing a framework for hydropower development in the country,...

Major ports handle 606.37 MT cargo in FY16

Total cargo handled by major ports increased by 4.3 percent to 606.37 million tonnes in 2015-16 as against 581.34 million tonnes in 2014-15.  Pon Radhakrishnan, Minister of State for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping stated, "Overall traffic handled by...

India eyes setting up LNG terminal at Iranian port

India is keen on setting up LNG terminal at Chahabar port in Iran to ship back home natural gas from Persian Gulf nation, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said. The interest came after Iran recently came out of western sanctions...

7,549 villages electrified till now: Government

The Power ministry has revealed that around 104 villages have been electrified over the period of one week (25th April-1st May), under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna (DDUGJY), taking the total tally to 7,549 villages. Of these electrified...

AAI planning to tap overseas markets for in-house e-billing solution

Airports Authority of India (AAI) is eyeing overseas markets for its in-house developed e-billing solution that can be used by air navigation and airport services providers. Developed in-house, the electronic billing solution for data, e-invoicing and collection of tariff from...

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