Telecom major Reliance Jio led the subscription race in October with an addition of around 1.05 crore subscribers, followed by BSNL, as all the other major players registered a decline in their subscriber base.
In a setback to former Union Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran and his elder brother and Sun TV group head Kalanithi Maran, the Madras High Court dismissed the petitions filed by them to quash charges.
Activist Rehana Fathima, a BSNL employee who had made an attempt to enter the Lord Ayyappa Temple in Sabarimala, has been transferred to the Palarivattom telephone exchange in the city where public contact is not required, sources said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has different yardsticks while dealing with corruption charges against BJP leaders and those in opposition who are targeted and humiliated by investigation agencies, says former Union minister and senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal.
The Supreme Court today stayed a one month jail term awarded to an advocate by the Punjab and Haryana High Court for allegedly writing a post on social networking site Facebook to criticise an order.
State-owned BSNL says it is likely to swing into profit in financial year 2019-20, a year later than previously estimated, as stiff competition has squeezed margins.
Calcutta Telephones BSNL's Kolkata circle has introduced a new landline scheme that aims to arrest the sharp decline in its usage.
"Everything, all the essential services all work out of the box even without data," Kavin Bharti Mittal said.
BSNL increased per day data offering to 4GB at 3G speeds under a new prepaid mobile scheme priced at Rs 444 with 90 days validity.
TRAI recommended the use of Aadhaar-based eKYC verification for subscribers of fixed line, internet and broadband connections.