While the telecom department will have to call on the regulator’s recommendations, TRAI has also reserved the right to regulate and enforce non-discriminatory access within its framework.
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Subhash Chandra Joins List of MPs on Parliamentary Panels Handling Issues Linked to Their Businesses
The standing committee on information technology closely deals with issues that concern the media and broadcasting sector.
An interview with Carl Malamud, founder of Public.Resource.Org, on his legal quest to make the codes and regulations notified by the Bureau of Indian Standards available to the public for free without any payment.
While the draft does include new paragraphs on illegal mining and sustainable development, experts question whether it will be, as the Supreme Court recently put it, “effective, meaningful and implementable”.
Baby boxes, where mothers can give up their children anonymously, are a visible symbol of the debate on abortion and the rights of women and children.
The K.R. Rao committee has only recently taken on board the views of civil society stakeholders, raising questions as to whether illegal mining and environmental issues will be properly addressed.
An internal email also shows Hindustan Times is distancing itself from the ‘Hate Tracker’, a key initiative of Bobby Ghosh’s that the BJP and its supporters were unhappy with.
Incumbents Airtel and Idea, for whom net IUC income accounts for roughly 15% of their wireless business, are likely to be hit hard.
An internal NCPI-commissioned study shows that BHIM and BHIM-Aadhaar are being weighed down by implementation and design issues in semi-urban and rural areas.
Financial inclusion, when executed on a massive and essentially rushed scale, comes with two major issues.
A National Security Council Secretariat-appointed committee will pick up where the UN GGE left off and study how cyber norms for India’s digital development platforms can be formulated.
The decision to do so came just months before a crucial set of Supreme Court hearings against the Aadhaar project began.
Analysts say that the partnership with Adani, which has taken quiet if baby steps towards the defence sector over the last two years, may give the Swedish firm a decisive edge.
In conversation with Prasanna S., one of the lawyers who assisted senior counsel Shyam Divan in representing a group of petitioners challenging the Aadhaar project.
With Sikka’s exit, the board-founder dispute will almost certainly get nastier. What also remains uncertain is Infosys’s future and how it will manage to effect a turnaround during a dangerous time for the software services industry.
When India was divided in 1947, the RBI also grappled with a number of tasks that “posed several delicate problems”.
As of July 21, 2017, credit growth has decelerated by Rs 1.5 lakh crore, a new historic low.
If Switzerland’s Federal Supreme Court rules in his favour in a case brought against him by Swiss prosecutors, Rudolf Elmer will release account data from Julius Baer bank that he still holds.
Capital expenditure has been cut for police services, public construction and ironically various agriculture-associated sectors.
A third culprit has been identified but not yet apprehended, Jammu & Kashmir police chief S P Vaid said on Friday.
Prachi Mishra, a Columbia University-trained economist who spent nearly 10 years working for the IMF, joined the RBI as a “specialist adviser” in November 2014.
Despite Kinks, Home Ministry’s New System Will Expand Efforts to Closely Monitor Foreign-Funded NGOs
Planned monitoring includes breaking down foreign contribution receipts “purpose-wise and country-wise” while carrying out a monthly trend analysis of the “credit and debit transactions” of “top persons”.
A government committee has found that the first iteration of the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana failed to achieve key objectives while monetarily benefiting a great number of training institutes.
Jio says it will accept the telecom regulator’s advice and will discontinue the complimentary benefits given under the ‘Summer Surprise’ offer. However, users who have already signed up will continue to enjoy free data for next three months.
Will the Modi government’s digital push help it curb “excess cash” and print fewer notes than what was extinguished through demonetisation?
Radhakishan Damani’s retail chain gives its customers less, makes more than its rivals and just had a spectacular trading debut.
An unprotected, publicly accessible API endpoint leaks everything from phone numbers to home addresses.
While Parrikar set in motion important reform processes, he was unable to cut through his ministry’s byzantine bureaucracy and ends his tenure with a few achievements.
Pathankot pushed things into motion and the home ministry made things worse by adopting a blinkered approach that didn’t take the views of other government departments on board.
J.S. Deepak’s transfer may have been prompted by his conflict with Reliance Jio and TRAI and reflects poorly on an already controversial, crony capitalism-prone sector.
Existing satellite capacity can be used for Digital India if the DoT can bypass DoS and ISRO to negotiate with private operators – but is this possible?
The implosion of the Rafale deal and the disappointing indigenous LCA opens up a gold-mine for American, European and Russian firms.
Even as various Competition Commission hearings loom, a prominent US-based equity research group has effectively accused Reliance and the Modi government of crony capitalism.
Were the budget estimates for corporation and income taxes in 2016-17 a typographical error or have they been carefully massaged?
Contrary to public opinion, the Docomo dispute had much back-seat driving from Ratan Tata and the Tata Trusts.
While the Modi government has tried and to a certain extent succeeded in making the defence ministry less graft-ridden, it still has a long way in formalising the way it investigates and clamps down on corruption.
His sometimes low-key, yet determined manner of managing has worked wonders with TCS. Can he do the same, while cleaning up after the Mistry affair, with Tata Sons?
While Arun Jaitley talks of increased tax collection, banks are battling historically-low credit growth and small and medium businesses are staring at drastically decreased revenues.
Notifications for the MGNREGA and EPS programmes show the effect of new UIDAI regulations and how mandatory requirements are carefully couched so as to not openly violate the Supreme Court’s order.
While offsets from the Rafale and other deals will start coming in over the next year, other FDI proposals have been rejected while Parrikar’s key ‘strategic partner’ document is still missing.