Telecom users will be able to avail free roaming and keep their phone numbers even if they switch service providers anywhere in the country
With the government staring at a slowing economy, triggered by a lack of reforms, the announcement could bring some cheer to investors, but needs to be cleared by parliament.
Government today said it was open to the idea of holding an all party meet on the issue of regulating contents on cable TV.
The government approved a proposal to increase the country's contribution to IMF, which would make it the 8th largest shareholder in the Washington based multilateral agency.
The government wants to lift manufacturing's share in gross domestic product to 25 percent over the next decade from about 16 percent now.
The government has said it had plans to infuse capital in state-run banks and the largets lender State Bank of India is expected to receive funds worth Rs 4,500 crore -Rs 8,000 crore by March 2012
NAC members Aruna Roy and Harsh Mander have reportedly asked Ahluwalia to withdraw the poverty line affidavit filed by the panel before the Supreme Court or resign.<br /><br />
The government may have taken a high moral ground, but it remains to be seen whether the new Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Bill 2011 will be effective enough or go the same way as the existing Act.<br /><br /> <br /><br />