DoT urges government portals, websites to conduct security audit, says China cyberattacks are increasing: Report
Reportedly, ever since the India-China clash and India banning Chinese apps, there have been up to 10,000 cyberattacks per day.
Govt blocks Dutch file sharing website WeTransfer; Delhi Police had requested ban due to security reasons
The government has ordered internet service providers to block computer file sharing website WeTransfer on request of the Delhi Police due to security reasons
The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has asked the telecom department and state-owned BSNL to put on hold the tender for setting up 4G network, valued at Rs 9,000 crore, after allegations emerged that the tender favoured foreign companies
India is becoming a surveillance State, claims Congress; Anand Sharma says Centre breaching privacy by seeking citizens' call records
Congress accused the government of seeking call data records of mobile users in Delhi and nine states, saying this was a breach of citizens' privacy and an attempt to 'convert India into a surveillance state'
Govt detaches GAIL, OIL, other PSUs from AGR case after last month's Supreme Court order, says Union minister Sanjay Dhotre
The government has detached gas utility GAIL India, explorer Oil India and other PSUs from a Supreme Court order that had led to Rs 1.47 lakh crore being sought from telecom firms such as Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea in past dues, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday
DoT to write fresh letters to telecom companies, questions discrepancy in AGR dues math; seeks names of MDs
The move assumes significance as the amounts paid by telcos so far, even those who have announced full and final settlement, is significantly less than DoT's AGR estimates.
AGR concerns: Vodafone Group's global CEO Nick Read plans to meet telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
Even as the pressure on Vodafone Idea to pay the AGR dues is mounting, Read and chairman of Vodafone Idea Kumar Mangalam Birla had recently said that they were not keen to infuse any more equity in the firm.
AGR-hit Vodafone Idea wants 7-8 times hike in mobile data tariffs, call rates to enable company pay statutory dues
Vodafone Idea has demanded fixing minimum tariffs for mobile data at Rs 35 per GB, around 7-8 times of current prices, and for calls at 6 paise per minute along with monthly charges from 1 April to enable it pay statutory dues and make its business sustainable
AGR woes: Bharti Airtel has financial capacity to withstand $5 bn payout in statutory dues, says Moody's
Moody's Investors Service said on Wednesday said Bharti Airtel has the financial capacity to withstand a payout of $5 billion in statutory dues
The DoT has sought Rs 7,608 crore in dues from GAIL India for 2017-18 as the department appeared to be not pressing for immediate payment of Rs 1.83 lakh crore in past dues it had previously assessed from the state-owned gas utility
AGR dues: DoT likely to send notice to Tata Teleservices soon; SC to hear telecom players' pleas on 17 March
The Supreme Court will hear the modification pleas, filed by telecom operators, namely Tata Teleservices, Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel on the AGR ruling, on 17 March.
Amid talks of the government encashing its bank guarantee over default in payment of dues, Vodafone Idea Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla met Telecom Secretary Anshu Prakash on Tuesday as he looked for options to keep the company afloat
AGR dues: Vodafone Idea says will 'immediately' pay Rs 2,500 cr to DoT; Tata Teleservices makes Rs 2,197 cr payment
Vodafone Idea Ltd (VIL) has said its board has authorised the company to immediately pay Rs 2,500 crore, a portion of its statutory dues, to the telecom department on Monday
AGR woes: DoT asks telcos to clear dues by midnight after SC rap; withdraws order of no coercive action against defaulting firms
The telecom department has withdrawn its order that asked for no coercive action against telecom companies defaulting on statutory dues payment after the Supreme Court on Friday took a strong view of non-compliance with its order
AGR woes: Is there no law left in this country, asks SC; summons MDs of telcos, takes strong note of non-compliance of its order
The Supreme Court on Friday directed the managing directors and directors of telcos and other firms to explain why contempt action be not taken against them for non-compliance of its order to pay adjusted gross revenue (AGR) of Rs 1.47 lakh crore to the Department of Telecommunications
The Licensing Finance Policy Wing of the Telecom Department on Thursday directed all departments concerned to not take any coercive action against telecom operators if they fail to clear AGR dues as per the Supreme Court order until further orders
AGR woes: Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea to pay telecom dues after Supreme Court hearing next week; deadline ends today
Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea have communicated to the telecom department that they will not pay AGR dues of Rs 88,624 crore, the deadline for which ends on Thursday, and will wait for the outcome of modification petition listed for hearing before the Supreme Court next week, according to official sources
AGR row: Setback for telcos, Supreme Court dismisses plea seeking review of verdict on Rs 1.47 lakh cr dues recovery
The Supreme Court Thursday dismissed the plea of Telecom majors, including Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea, seeking review of certain directions of the Supreme Court on recovery of past dues amounting to Rs 1.47 lakh crore from telecom service providers
AGR row: Telecom majors seek open court hearing in SC of their pleas for review of certain directions
Telecom majors, including Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea, on Wednesday sought an open court hearing of their pleas seeking review of certain directions of the Supreme Court on the recovery of past dues amounting to Rs 1.47 lakh crore from telecom service providers
BSNL seeks many more senior technical officers to ensure uninterrupted service amid VRS to reduce staff strength, expenses
The government in October approved a Rs 68,751-crore revival package for loss-making BSNL and MTNL, including 4G spectrum allocation and voluntary retirement scheme, as well as their merger.