On 17 April, Ghaziabad Police have apprehended five assailants involved in a shooting attack of TV journalist Anuj Choudhary. One of the accused, who is a sharp shooter and contractual killer, was arrested after an encounter in Sihani area late night on Monday. The shooter and SHO of Sihani Gate were injured in the encounter, police said.
The Unique Identity Authority of India (UIDAI)submitted in the Supreme Court that Google and the smart card lobby did not want Aadhaar to succeed because if UID emerges as a fool-proof way to authenticate identity, they will be out of business.
While experts too feel that by announcing chip insertion in TV STBs (Set-Top-Box) is a poor idea, opposition led by Congress is attacking the government for intruding into the privacy of the people.
According to Huawei’s Global Industry Vision 2025, average communications data usage per person globally is expected to increase 10 times by 2025 where each user will be using 1 GB data daily on an average.
The most popular messaging app WhatsApp has added one more feature ‘Request Money’ for Android beta users. The new tool will enable users request money from their contacts. Earlier, WhatsApp Payments only allowed users to send money to contacts.
Broadcaster ZEEL and Multi System Operator (MSO) SR Digital TV have been asked by the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) to execute a reference interconnect offer (RIO) based agreement with effect from 1 May.
Karti Chidambaram has got interim protection from arrest till 2 May by a Delhi court on 16 April. The court had on March 24 granted interim relief to Karti till 16 April after considering that both the investigative agencies had sought time to file their responses on his anticipatory bail plea.
The national broadcaster Prasar Bharati has written to the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) that it will launch a new policy for its free direct to home (DTH) DD Free Dish soon.
Misleading ads of AYUSH drugs are common. To stop this evil, the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) and the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy’s (AYUSH) have partnered. The ASCI has become the only non-Government member in the Ministry.
Kapurthala, Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur and SBS Nagar in Punjab faced blackout of mobile services except voice calls for four days. The internet, including 2G, 3G, 4G, CDMA and GPRS, all SMS services and all dongle services provided on mobile networks were stopped till April 16.
Country’s largest digital transaction wallet Paytm will soon enter money exchange (Forex) segment. It is also planning to enter cross-border remittance services segment for its bank customers. Paytm has already received the authorised dealership (AD Category II) licence from the Reserve Bank of India.
Soon Gmail users may get a few tools which will help them protect their sent emails. Google has already announced a new web design for Gmail, and will develop soon a 'confidential mode' for its email service.
The massive Facebook data theft has put all digital players on back foot. Digital transaction app Paytm Founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma assured customers that his wallet will follow any kind of regulation, including one that the telecom regulator may want to bring in, to ensure that data of its consumers is safe and secure, its founder said, breaking away from the crowd of app makers, most of which have expressed their reservation against any regulation.
On 12 April, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) sent notices to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and the Telangana government, calling for detailed reports on the alleged sexual exploitation of women in Tollywood.
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) is diversifying its investment. It has recently acquired majority stake in Individual Learning (Embibe), a leading AI-based education platform leveraging data analytics to deliver personalized learning outcomes to each student.
Now broadcasters can get viewership data of any program in 3 days from the day of telecast, thanks to the audience measurement agency BARC India’s new launch -subscription-based service called ‘PreView’.
Giving a fillip to more local participation in FM radio e-auction, the Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani said that the Ministry has been engaging with various stakeholders on how to ensure more and more people bid for local FM radio frequencies, especially in smaller towns. In the past, the bidders have been very limited.
PTC Network, the Punjabi TV broadcaster, has partnered with Amagi to centralise all its operations. The 15-channel deal will enable PTC Network to carry out transition of its existing seven channels to the Amagi platform, and additionally launch eight new feeds as part of its global expansion.
The opening game of the VIVO IPL 2018 tournament broadcast across the Star Network and live streamed on Hotstar has recorded the highest ever viewership in the history of the tournament. The inaugural match of the 11th season played between the Mumbai Indians and the Chennai Super Kings registered a blockbuster viewership on television of 6,355,000** impressions (India Urban, Males 15+AB) which translates to a 7.21 rating percentage (India Urban, Males 15+AB) on the Star Network. This is an unprecedented growth of 37% over last year’s opening game. These are simulcast ratings of the original telecast aired on Saturday April 7th at 8 pm across a bouquet of 10 channels (Star Sports 1; Star Sports 1 HD; Star Sports Select 1 SD; Star Sports Select 1 HD (English); Star Sports 1 (Hindi); Star Sports 1 HD (Hindi); Star Sports 1 Tamil (Tamil) along with Suvarna Plus (Kannada); Jalsha Movies (Bengali) and Maa Movies (Telegu).
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