Rishi Raj

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Rs 3,050 crore penalty on Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea: Three panelists didn’t approve fine

The decision of the Digital Communications Commission (DCC) at its meeting on July 24 to levy a cumulative penalty of Rs 3,050 crore on Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea for not providing points of interconnection to Reliance J

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Awakening Bharat Mata | A book that sheds light on the rise of the Right

Post-partition, the Congress remained the only dominant political force and in power for long years, while parties espousing only the Hindu cause were confined to the fringes.

Going by classic definitions, the Right was seen as conservative people who are rooted in tradition and culture News

Relief for bleeding telcos: TDSAT cuts govt’s spectrum charge demand by 60%

The July 4 order of the telecom tribunal is on the appeal of Vodafone Idea, which merged in August 2018.

The government had raised a total demand of around Rs 25,000 crore on nine telcos in 2013 for spectrum held beyond 6.2 MHz. (PTI File photo) News

Majoritarian State | A one-sided view of communal divides in India

If you read the articles in Majoritarian State with this principle of Carr in mind, you won’t feel frustrated on finding a purely one-sided view lacking in objectivity, for it essentially is a grouping of authors who have a

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5G spectrum: Space department getting its science wrong

The DoS has written to the department of telecommunications (DoT) that they exclusively want spectrum in the bands of 26 and 28 GHz for themselves.

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Even before takeoff, India’s desi GPS under videshi shadow

To prevent any interference from the 5G mobile/BTS signals in these four earthstations, the DoS has written to the WPC asking that 25 Mhz of spectrum (3.400 to 3.425 GHz) in the 3.5 GHz band of 5G band be reserved for it.

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YC Deveshwar’s legacy: How he transformed ITC into an FMCG giant

It was Deveshwar’s genius to come up with the idea that shops selling its cigarettes could also sell its FMCG products, reaching the interiors of the country.

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Mind without Fear | This isn’t a hero’s tale

Legally speaking, Gupta’s biggest defence is that the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s wiretap on Galleon Fund owner Raj Rajaratnam did not find him passing on the tip and there was no money trail leading to him.

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Book Review: Not Just a Civil Servant – A memoir of an IAS officer

The memoir of a civil servant, though lucid and readable, leaves the reader wanting for more juicy details

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The Human Tide| Book that tells human story through changes in population

The story began with the British Isles, which saw the beginning of industrial revolution and surge in population. Without going into which of the two came first as it is a useless question, the book says the two were contempo

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Policy flip-flop: Muddled approach mars policy-making, reform narrative

The one area where the government did take a concrete step was with regard to the aviation sector where it did away with the 5/20 policy

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Book review: ‘Emergency Chronicles Indira Gandhi and Democracy’s Turning Point’ by Gyan Prakash

A book shows how the Emergency was not manufactured, but implemented using existing laws and constitutional framework

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Reliance Jio effect: Airtel to offer cheap Volte smartphones to migrate 2G users to 4G

According to a senior Bharti Airtel executive, a clutch of device makers are in talks with the company to manufacture such Volte phones.

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Book Review: Hindol Sengupta’s The Man Who Saved India

A biography of Sardar Patel drives home the point that the towering personality never got his due

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Content tie-ups: How Airtel is snapping Reliance Jio’s heels

With Netflix tie-up, Airtel ups the ante and is fast catching up with its rival.

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The test of times: What leads to the rise of strong, often dictatorial, rulers within the democratic system?

The discipline of political theory basically focuses on the normative—how things ought to be—rather than the positive, which deals with how things actually are.

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Mobile telephony: Numbers speak, and data rules – Rates drop by 90%, average time spent on device up to 240 mins from 190 mins

Rates drop by 90%; average time spent on mobile device up to 240 minutes from 190 minutes.

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Our focus is on partnerships for content, says MD & CEO of Bharti Airtel

With data usage exploding, the competition in the telecom landscape has moved away from tariff, which in anyway is at its lowest, to content as a majority of subscribers use mobile data to watch video.

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Stricken by the empire: A well-researched take on British and Indian history during World War-II

The British period of India’s history continues to be a subject of intense interest amongst commoners as well as scholars even after 70 years of the country’s independence.

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2G scam verdict: Nripendra Misra accused A Raja of cherry-picking from Trai recommendations

Nripendra Misra, former chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai), had charged former telecom minister A Raja with cherry picking from his recommendations, instead of accepting them in their entirety.

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2G scam verdict: A Raja, Kanimozhi walk free, but here is what remains unexplained

Though the special CBI court on Thursday acquitted former telecom minister A Raja and all others who were charged in the 2G spectrum scam of January 2008, the irregularities with regard to the allocation of licences and spect

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Broken Sparrow: A trip down memory lane

However, Sinha, through his book, where he tells the story of his growing-up days and beyond through 26 short stories, convinces one that any ordinary person can pen down his/her memoir by narrating stories of an ordinary lif

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Reliance Jio phone: Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Idea eye unequal competition; major setback in store

Jio has a fully-4G Volte network and therefore can provide unlimited voice calls on its feature phones for free.

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Gandhi’s identity crisis: At a time when the Mahatma is being given various name tags, his grandson’s book is a reminder of Gandhi’s relevance

BJP president Amit Shah’s recent remark calling Gandhi a ‘chatur baniya’ has once again triggered a debate about Gandhi’s relevance in present times.

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Attendant Lords by TCA Raghavan: The history of the Mughal times

The story of the courtiers of the Mughal era has an uncanny resemblance to today’s politics

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Book on former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, yet another political biography

CONTEMPORARY HISTORY is an important and interesting stream, but the pertinent question is, what is the right time to write it? It is commonly held that there should be a distance between the writer and the history he writes,

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After giving Reliance Jio free data plan clean chit, Trai churns more controversy, looks to define promotional offer

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) seems to have dialled trouble, once again, for itself. Around three months after it gave a clean chit to Reliance Jio’s promotional tariff as being non-discriminatory and non

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