Government’s publicity bill: Rs 2,374 crore on electronic media, Rs 670 crore on outdoor publicity

NEW DELHI: The Central government has spent Rs 2,374 crore on its publicity in electronic media and Rs 670 crore on outdoor publicity in the last five years, according to an RTI reply by the Bureau of Outreach and Communication under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Giving a break up of expenditure on electronic […]

Operators can’t charge TV viewers more than current monthly outgo under ‘best-fit plan’: TRAI

NEW DELHI: Telecom regulator TRAI Wednesday asserted that operators cannot charge TV viewers more than their usual monthly outgo under the ‘best fit plan’ to be offered during the transition period, and cautioned that the regulator will take action on any such complaint. “TRAI has clearly asked distribution platform owners (DPOs) to ensure that for […]

SC reserves order on Ericsson’s contempt plea against RCom chief Anil Ambani

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its verdict on Ericsson’s contempt plea against Reliance Communications Ltd and its chairman Anil Ambani for wilful disobedience of its earlier orders to pay its dues worth Rs 550 crore. A bench comprising Justices R F Nariman and Vineet Sarain reserved its verdict after hearing arguments from […]

New TV tariffs: Distributors may soon shift consumers to best fit plans

NEW DELHI: Following the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) announcement on Tuesday that consumers would be given until March 31 to choose their preferred channels and migrate to the new tariff system, industry sources say it is likely that distributors will begin shifting consumers who haven’t made their choices to ‘Best fit plans’ as […]