Vodafone contests government’s Rs 3,900 cr demand ahead of Idea merger

Vodafone has challenged the government’s demand of Rs 3,900 crore as payment towards non-auctioned spectrum, while working on the merger with Idea Cellular, claiming that was billed nearly 10% more than what was due. While telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan said the merger process between the two companies is “on track” and awaits a final clearance


AI-first approach across industries will transform us: Satya Nadella

Recent advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) have been “pretty stunning” but what the humanity is going to see soon will be even more profound across the spectrum, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has stressed. Addressing thousands of partners at the ‘Microsoft Inspire’ event here on Wednesday, Nadella said that the potential is for us to be


H-4 visa on hold till rulemaking process is complete: US immigration

No decision about H-4 visas is final until the rulemaking process is completed, a senior US official has said, days after over 100 lawmakers urged the Trump administration to continue granting work authorisation to certain dependent spouses of non-immigrant workers holding H-1B visas, the most sought-after among Indian IT professionals. The Trump administration is planning


Srinagar admin directs cable ops to stop transmitting 30 banned TV channels

The Srinagar district administration has asked cable operators in Kashmir valley to immediately shut the ‘banned private satellite channels’ for maintaining peace and tranquillity in the region. The additional district commissioner (ADC), Srinagar in an order dated 12 July has accused cable operators in the valley of transmitting unpermitted and banned private satellite channels within