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22 July, 2017 1:36 AM JioPhone TV cable, another disruption in the making

After shaking up the Indian telecommunications space with affordable 4G services under brand Jio, Reliance Industries' chairman Mukesh Ambani is probably working on another disruption in the cable television, direct-to-home (DTH), and the overall broadcasting space in the years to come. And the unveiling of 'JioPhone TV cable' initiative seems to the first 27

21 July, 2017 10:04 PM White House Chaos: Sean Spicer, Mark Corallo Resignations Could Be Beginning of End

The sudden resignations of White House press secretary Sean Spicer and Mark Corallo, a spokesman for the president’s legal team, are signs of a White House in deep trouble, and proof that it is becoming increasingly severed from Washington’s professional Republican class. Spicer announced his departure Friday, soon after the president named Anthony Scaramucci 26

21 July, 2017 7:05 PM Reliance's Friday Blockbuster: Telecom market set for greater disruption

MUMBAI: Reliance Industries Ltd’s stock surged to its highest in almost a decade on a day India’s largest company by market capitalisation announced a one-for-one bonus share issue and unveiled a 4G feature phone aimed at attracting millions of low-spending users, raising the prospect of greater disruption in an already stressed telecom market. Named 20

21 July, 2017 5:49 PM Reliance Jio 4G phone could hit a chunk of incumbents' 2G user base

KOLKATA: Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular risk losing a chunk of their 2G customers with the launch of Reliance Jio Infocomm’s low-priced 4G feature phone, especially those for whom device price has been a hurdle to going 4G directly, said analysts and industry experts. But they largely played down the potential disruption levels likely 20

21 July, 2017 12:52 PM India's competitive parliamentary democracy needs a President, but pomp and Raj legacy worth it?

The President adds a dimension of constitutional oversight to a competitive parliamentary democracy. But the pomp and ceremony of the office and the estate, an anachronistic legacy of the Raj, comes at a huge cost to the taxpayer. In its 70th year of Independence, the government has chosen a Dalit candidate for its highest office of the head of the state 2

21 July, 2017 10:48 AM The feature handset will help Jio add more 4G subscribers: Nitin Soni, Fitch Ratings

This is a disruptive announcement and the word is coming in from Mukesh Ambani, Vikas Agarwal who also in that business believes this is disruptive. I am just trying to ask of you that there was this overhang, has Reliance been able to garner the market share? Will the investment that has made be finally met? We have also seen Reliance announce a bonus 14

21 July, 2017 7:44 AM Jio phone will be available for an effective price of Rs 0: Ambani

Mukesh Ambani has launched what he called an "effectively free" 4G-enabled feature phone handset during the Reliance Industries Ltd’s (RIL) 40th annual general meeting (AGM) in Mumbai. The company has christened the phone 'Jio Phone'. The Jio phone would be available for an effective price Rs 0. India's richest man Mukesh Ambani on Friday launched what he called 23

21 July, 2017 5:57 AM Market Live: Sensex holds 100 pts gains, Nifty above 9900; Jio has over 100 mn paying customers

11:30 am Ambani said vast users are starved of data. This unfairness must end. Jio commits to end it today. We shall achieve this in three ways: connectivity, data affordability and device affordability. First, connectivity. Jio is a data strong network built for the internet from ground up with the highest speeds and best coverage. This is a significant 24

20 July, 2017 6:41 PM Reliance Jio, Airtel, Vodafone and Idea exchange sharp words at Trai open house on IUC

NEW DELHI: Reliance Jio Infocomm and India’s top three telecom operators exchanged sharp words at an open house held by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) on Thursday to discuss its consultation paper on interconnect usage charges, where they sparred over the implications for services in rural areas. Jio wants the 14 paise per minute charge 19

20 July, 2017 4:41 PM Can Ram Nath Kovind, second Dalit President, follow in the footsteps of first Dalit President K R Narayanan?

India's President-elect Ram Nath Kovind is only the second Dalit President of the country. He won comfortably by cornering 66 per cent of the Presidential electoral college vote while his rival, another eminent Dalit politician, Meira Kumar got 34 per cent votes. The result of the presidential election held on 17 July was just a requirement for Kovind 15