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A telecom revolutionary Sunil Bharti Mittal dreamt of doing something new, innovative and unique to India not following the footsteps of his father instead is the harbinger of revolution in the use of cellular phones and telecommunication. Mittal was born in 1957 in the desert state of Rajasthan and completed his graduation from the prestigious Harvard Business School, America. This young enthusiast commenced his journey for industrial gain and to become a successful entrepreneur from his business of the cycle parts in 1977 when he was only 18 years of age. Then he became a dealer of generators imported from Japan. But every attempt of the interested person got failure one by one. Without losing patience Mittal during the 1990s started his grand journey into the entrepreneurial sector based on the Mobile GSM service. This created an epoch in the Indian market, the largest profit-giving market in the world with a largest selling and profit. Mittal named the telecommunication brand Air-tel which gained a large success within a very few years of its launch with over more than fifty millions of customers thus giving a large profit to the entrepreneur. Sunil Mittal has been the Chairperson of Bharti group that controls the telecommunication business in India. For the most outstanding and remarkable success and faithful service to the customers along with its rapid growth, Sunil Mittal has been honored with the most coveted prizes and honors of India.
As the Fintro Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015 is set to commence in a few days, India Men Hockey Team is gearing-up for the tournament at Antwerp in Belgium.
Now people of Delhi will not tolerate Kejriwal Government's patronage for anti women, corrupt and anarchist leaders, if the government does not wake up it will have to face wide public outcry-Satish Upadhyay.
With the series already in their name, India played to add another win to their name while Japan looked at ending the series with one win in their name. It was finally India who stamped its dominance as they went on to win the match 4-0 and claiming the series 3-0.
Agartala, May 3 (IANS) Cyclonic storms accompanied by lightning continue to create havoc in Tripura, killing three more people Wednesday, taking the death toll to 15, an official said here Thursday.
Rohtak (Haryana), May 2 (IANS) A 32-year-old man allegedly shot his mother dead at his house in Haryana's Jhajjar district Wednesday following a domestic dispute, police said.
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Chiefs of Indian and foreign telecom companies Wednesday met key ministers and officials and voiced their concerns over the regulator's proposals, especially the high base price of the spectrum to be auctioned.
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Private telecom players such as Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular and Vodafone owe state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) Rs.550.88 crore as inter-connect usage charges (IUC), the government said Wednesday.
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) India's Bharti Airtel Wednesday reported a 16 percent growth in revenue in its Africa operations at $1.2 billion during the quarter ended March 31 over the like period of the previous financial year.
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Chiefs of top telecom firms, including Bharti Airtel and Vodafone, will meet Wednesday evening Communications Minister Kapil Sibal to discuss their concerns following the TRAI's recommendations on spectrum auction.
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): Union Telecommunications Minister Kapil Sibal is likely to meet the chiefs of four telecom companies-Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular and Telenor-on Wednesday.
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Telecom service provider Bharti Airtel Wednesday reported a 28 percent decline in consolidated net income at Rs.1,006 crore for the quarter ended March 31, owing to higher costs on account of 3G licence fee amortisation, forex fluctuation losses and tax provisions.
Mumbai, May 2 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets was trading 70.90 points higher in the afternoon session Wednesday, led by good buying support for consumer durables, bank and information technology (IT) stocks.
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Telecom service provider Bharti Airtel Wednesday reported a 28 percent decline in net income at Rs.1,006 crore for the quarter ended March 31 against Rs.1,401 crore during the like period of the previous financial year.
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Vodafone India Tuesday hiked its post-paid tariffs by 20 percent to 1.2 paise per second in the Mumbai circle.
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei Tuesday said it will deploy and manage Bharti Airtel's 4G network in Karnataka.
Oslo, April 30 (IANS) Norwegian telecom giant Telenor said Monday it has written down its remaining assets in India worth $680 million owing to the "increased uncertainty" in the country's telecom sector.
As newly elected chief minister Akhilesh Yadav had hinted soon after his oath ceremony to made govt. media friendly,
Lucknow, April 29 (IANS) How to create a media-friendly environment in government offices and make maximum information available to journalists? This is a key task for the Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh, which is working out measures to facilitate media persons, who had "not so good" a time during the previous Mayawati rule.
London, Apr 29 (ANI): Steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal retains the top spot for the eighth straight year in the annual UK's wealthiest rich list of Sunday Times.
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan Saturday expressed happiness at the recent nomination of actress Rekha and cricket legend Sachin Tendulakar to the Rajya Sabha, while Sanjay Dutt was unhappy with Sachin becoming a parliamentarian.
Bathinda (Punjab), April 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday hinted at an impending hike in fuel prices saying that there is need for such an exercise to balance the effects of the spiralling oil import bill.
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court Saturday awarded a 3-year jail term to a former judge in a 26-year-old graft case.
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets in a special trading session Saturday gained 53.09 points to close at 17,187.34 points.
Bathinda (Punjab), April 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday inaugurated the Rs.21,500 crore Guru Gobind Singh Refinery in Punjab's Bathinda district.
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Terming the telecom regulator's recommendation on spectrum auction as flawed and retrograde, leading telecom operators, including Bharti Airtel and Vodafone, have urged Communications Minister Kapil Sibal to ensure that the reserve price is reduced by about 80 percent and all available spectrum are auctioned.
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Indian Railways Friday said it plans to deploy over the next 18 months a software to track the movement of all trains over its network.
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Former Indian cricket captain Dilip Vengsarkar and ace middle distance runner Shiny Wilson were Friday presented the lifetime achievements award by the Calcutta Sports Journalists Club (CSJC) at a glittering function in the city's Town Hall.
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Eminent nuclear scientist Anil Kakodkar will be conferred this year's Maharashtra Bhushan Award for his contribution in making India a major global atomic power, an official said here Thursday.
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) In a move that signals the rapid progress in normalising relations, India is considering a request from Pakistan to supply rail engines to help improve its rickety train service.
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Actor-producer Sanjay Dutt says he wants to be like his late father Sunil Dutt, who was like a pillar of strength for his family.
Melbourne, Apr 26(ANI): Australian chief selector John Inverarity faces a gut-wrenching decision in deciding whether Matthew Wade should succeed Brad Haddin at the Test level.
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets closed 56 points lower Wednesday in choppy trade ahead of April futures and options expiry Thursday and after rating agency Standard & Poor's cut India's growth outlook from stable to negative.
Shimla, April 24 (IANS) In a major relief for Tibetan religious head and the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the Himachal Pradesh government Tuesday decided to drop a criminal case related to the seizure of Indian and foreign currency worth Rs.70 million from his monastery.
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets closed 111 points higher Tuesday, led by an almost 12 percent surge in the share price of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and good buying support in other IT stocks on the back of a robust earnings outlook.
Shimla, April 24 (IANS) In a major relief for Tibetan religious head and the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the Himachal Pradesh government Tuesday decided to drop a criminal case related to the seizure of unaccounted Indian and foreign currency from his monastery.
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The share prices of telecom firms fell sharply Tuesday, a day after the regulator proposed a high reserve price for the 2G spectrum to be auctioned.
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets was trading 100 points higher in the afternoon session Tuesday, led by more than 12 percent surge in the share price of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).
Shimla, April 21 (IANS) Monica Bharti, daughter-in-law of former MP Chander Kumar, is the newpresident of the Himachal Pradesh Indian Youth Congress (IYC), a party official said here Saturday.
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Eros International Media Ltd. has teamed up with Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty's Essential Sports & Media Pvt. Ltd. (ESMPL) as co-producers of gangster film "Dishkiyaaoon".
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) India's GSM subscriber base grew by 1.04 percent in March with addition of 6.87 million mobile phone users, with Bharti Airtel alone signing up over 2.5 million customers, according to data released by Cellular Operators Association of India.
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Indian equities were ruling in the red intra-day Friday after a key index opened lower, following a rise of more than 400 points this week largely due to the favourable monetary policy announced by the central bank three days ago.
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) US-based chipmaker Qualcomm would soon be able to roll out high-speed Internet services with the government willing to provide the firm broadband wireless access (BWA) spectrum shortly.
Lucknow, Apr 19 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Uma Bharti on Thursday advised the newly-elected Samajwadi Party (SP) Government in Uttar Pradesh to keep a check on the law and order in the state.
Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Uma Bharti Thursday cautioned the state government against minority appeasement.
Mohali, April 19 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist blamed his team's dismal batting as they suffered their third loss in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Mohali, April 19 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir praised his bowlers for restricting the Kings XI Punjab to a low score on a flat track and gave them the credit for the convincing victory Wednesday night in the Indian Premier League (IPL) clash here.
Jalandhar, April 18 (IANS) Hopes of finding more survivors in the collapsed four-storeyed blanket manufacturing factory in Jalandhar began to recede Wednesday evening though a teenaged boy was pulled out of the debris earlier in the day after almost 55 hours of the collapse that has claimed 10 lives so far.
Jalandhar, April 18 (IANS) A teenage boy was pulled out from the debris of the collapsed blanket factory here Wednesday, nearly 55 hours after the four-storey building had been flattened, police said. Many more people could still be trapped, officials said as rescue efforts continued for the third day.
Jalandhar, April 17 (IANS) Rescuers Tuesday raced against time in Punjab's Jalandhar city to save the lives of dozens of garment workers who were trapped under the debris of a factory building that collapsed two days ago, killing six people, police said.
Jalandhar (Punjab), April 17 (IANS) Prominent industrialist Sheetal Vij has been arrested after a factory building owned by him collapsed, leaving at least six workers dead and many trapped under the debris, police said Tuesday as rescue teams continued to hunt for survivors.
Jalandhar (Punjab), April 16 (IANS) The Punjab government Monday evening ordered an inquiry into the collapse of the building of a blanket factory here late Sunday night which left two people dead and several others trapped under the debris.
In a thrilling match played yesterday in Eden Gardens, Kings XI Punjab thumped a 2 run victory over the host Kolkata Knight Riders.
Jalandhar (Punjab), April 16 (IANS) At least one person was killed and several workers feared trapped under debris after a four-storeyed blanket factory building collapsed here, police said Monday.
Jalandhar, April 16 (IANS) Several workers were feared trapped under debris after a four-storeyed factory building collapsed in Punjab's Jalandhar city, 150 km from state capital Chandigarh.
Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir blasted his batsmen, saying they lacked intelligence towards the fag end of the innings as his team slumped to a two-run loss against Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match here Sunday.
Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders restricted Kings XI Punjab to 134 for nine in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Eden Gardens here Sunday.
Kolkata, April 14 (IANS) First a ban on certain newspapers and now the arrest of a professor for allegedly circulating a cartoon targeting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. People in West Bengal Saturday expressed outrage over the state government's latest move, with some even wondering if it was "a move towards censorship and partial fascism".
Kolkata, April 14 (IANS) First a ban on certain newspapers and now the arrest of a professor for allegedly circulating a cartoon targetting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Is it "a move towards censorship and partial fascism" by the state government or is the arrest justified "to stop spread of malicious and slanderous campaign" - opinion in West Bengal is divided.
Lucknow, April 12 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Thursday filed his nomination papers for the state legislative council. Yadav, a member of parliament, needs to get elected to either of the two legislative houses in the state within six months of becoming chief minister.
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Kamal Haasan, who has so far stayed away from endorsements, has collaborated with the leading celebrity and talent management firm Alliance Media & Entertainment Pvt Ltd and is now ready to endorse brands. The Tamil superstar has entered this new field to raise funds for social causes he is associated with.
Bhubaneswar, April 11 (IANS) The Maoists holding an Italian hostage since March 14 Wednesday reiterated that he will be released only after the Odisha government fulfils its promises on their demands.
New Delhi, Apr 11 (ANI): Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, who wowed the audience with their crackling chemistry in 'Kameeney', will now be seen starring together in 'Teri Meri Kahani'.
Mumbai, April 11 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets closed 44 points down in lackluster trading Wednesday, largely due to heavy selling pressure in metal stocks.
Bhubaneswar, April 11 (IANS) Maoists holding an Italian hostage since March 14 Wednesday reiterated that he will be released only after the Odisha government fulfils its promise.
Kolkata, Apr 10 (ANI): Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal today launched the country's first ever fourth generation mobile services in Kolkata.
Kolkata, April 10 (IANS) Telecom Major Bharti Airtel said Tuesday there should not be any "artificial control" over the 3G and 4G spectrum allocation and that the services would become more affordable for consumers when enough spectrum was available to operators.
Union Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal Tuesday launched India's first broadband wireless access (BWA) services based on 4G technology in Kolkata. Airtel Inc. has become the first telecom player of India that is offering this service in the some selected circles..........
Kolkata, April 10 (IANS) Launching Airtel's 4G services in Kolkata Tuesday, Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal admitted that 3G services have not been as popular as 2G due to lack of liquidity in the market to invest in the infrastructure and the devices required.
Kolkata, April 10 (IANS) Telecom major Bharti Airtel Tuesday launched broadband wireless access (BWA) services based on 4G technology here.
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Communications Minister Kapil Sibal is expected to launch Bharti Airtel's broadband wireless access (BWA) services based on 4G technology in Kolkata Tuesday.
Hyderabad, April 9 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will file an additional chargesheet in the Emaar township scam, focusing on the role of the accused who were not covered in the first chargesheet.
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) It'll be yesterday once more when 15 Bollywood movies including "3 Idiots", "Ishqiya" and "Fashion"
Hyderabad, April 9 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will file an additional chargesheet in the Emaar township scam, focusing on the role of the accused who were not covered in the first chargesheet.
Shimla, April 7 (IANS) A 55-year-old woman, who tested positive for swine flu, died in Shimla Saturday, the first death in Himachal Pradesh this year, a health official said.
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Though 60-80 percent of traffic in Indian cities is non-motorised, planners have not kept them in mind while laying out roads, resulting in such road users accounting for more than 60 percent of fatalities in accidents, experts said.
Shimla, April 4 (IANS) A 55-year-old woman tested positive for swine flu in Shimla Wednesday, the first case in Himachal Pradesh this year, a health official said here.
Bangalore, April4 (IANS) Karnataka's B.R. Nikshep, ranked No.1 in the under-14 boys singles in Asia and as well as in the country, has been selected for the Indian boys under-14 team for the World junior tennis championships (Asia Oceania Zone) scheduled at Kuching, Malaysia, April 28-May 6.
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) A Delhi court hearing a case against former Bharatiya Janata Party president Bangaru Laxman for allegedly accepting a bribe from a fake arm dealer has reserved its order till April 27.
Mumbai, April 4 (IANS) Filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh, who is planning a sequel to "Kahaani", is first set to work on a project that he says will "definitely" have Amitabh Bachchan and Vidya Balan in it.
Mumbai, April 4 (IANS) Indian equities markets benchmark indices closed in the red for the first time in four sessions Wednesday as some investors booked profit due to weak cues from global peers ahead of a long weekend.
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Bharti Airtel will launch its 4G services in Kotkata this month, Chief Executive Sanjay Kapoor said Tuesday.
Sydney, April 3 (IANS) Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has once again highlighted the need for a separate window for the Indian Premier League (IPL).
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) A Haryana-based black-marketeer sentenced to a one-year jail term kept filing petitions in various courts for over 12 years to delay his surrender. The Supreme Court, while dismissing the man's petition, voiced anguish at criminals repeatedly approaching courts by moving "misconceived and untenable" petitions to frustrate the course of justice, and even succeeding on some occasions.
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) With just 88 days left for the 2012 London Olympics, Indian shooters Joydeep Karmakar and Heena Sidhu, who have qualified for the Games, Saturday rued the delay in getting government funding as it would hamper their training schedule.
Kolkata, March 30 (IANS) Dutchman Ryan ten Doeschate is disappointed at the Netherlands not making the cut for the Twenty20 World Cup, but has no regrets for skipping the tournament qualifiers for a private cricketing assignment in South Africa.
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt booked his London Olympics berth after he qualified for the final of the Asian qualification event in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Bangalore, March 30 (IANS) The controversial Devas Multimedia Services Ltd appointed Lawrence T. Babbio as the new chairman of its board in place of M.G. Chandrasekhar who resigned from the post March 16, the company said Friday.
Chandigarh, March 29 (IANS) The Rs.21,500 crore Guru Gobind Singh Refinery near Bathinda town in southwest Punjab will be formally inaugurated next month, a senior official said here Thursday.
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The government Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that two security personnel were suspended and an inquiry initiated against them for allegedly allowing Nitish Katara murder convict Vikas Yadav leave his hospital room on the Diwali night last year.
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Actress Kareena Kapoor, who Wednesday unveiled her grandfather Raj Kapoor's specially designed brass statue, said he was biased towards her elder sister Karisma Kapoor.
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Progressive artists and members of the intelligentsia have expressed outrage over the forcible closure earlier this week of an exhibition of gay photographs by noted lensman Sunil Gupta at the Alliance Francaise in the capital as part of the Francophonie Week.
London, Mar 28(ANI): West Indies spinner Sunil Narine, who is not contracted with the country's cricket board yet, is expected to chose playing for his Indian Premier League team Kolkata Knight Riders over making his Test debut for the country against Australia.
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) The Indian cricket board, in a glittering ceremony Tuesday, felicitated former captain and legendary batsman Rahul Dravid, who retired from international cricket earlier in the month.
Bhubaneswar, March 26 (IANS) The Italian still held captive by Maoists in Odisha is in good health, but the government should fulfil their demands - including banning tourist visits to tribal areas - to secure his release, the rebels said Monday, a day after freeing another Italian.
Bhubaneswar, March 25 (IANS) Maoists Sunday released one of the two Italian hostages they had abducted March 14. The rebels said they will release the other Italian only after the government fulfills some of their demands.
Bhubaneswar, March 25 (IANS) Maoists Sunday released one of the two Italian hostages they had abducted March 14, an official said.
Bhubaneswar, March 25 (IANS) Maoists Sunday released one of the two Italian hostages they had abducted March 14.
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) India's female discus thrower Seema Antil qualified for the 2012 London Olympics after she achieved the 'A' qualifying standard with a throw of 62.60 metres at the University of California (Irvine) Open Championships.
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Harsh Pati Singhania, managing director, J.K. Paper Ltd and Rajan Bharti Mittal, vice chairman and managing director of Bharti Enterprises, have taken over as the president and vice president of ICC India respectively.
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Taking serious note of allegations that Nitish Katara murder convict Vikas Yadav, who visited AIIMS for treatment, left the hospital Diwali night without informing the staff, the Delhi High Court Friday set up a panel to probe if his visit was justified.