– India’s Bulk SMS ban is till September 30th 2010, not September 29th (as had been reported elswhere). A press release from the Government of India here. Our reports on the Bulk SMS ban here.

– Nokia Set for Rebound in India: the C1 and C2 dual SIM phones appear to helping Nokia get its mojo back. Details at LightReading. They’ve spoken with retailers.

– Meanwhile, the New York Times states the obvious – that Nokia has a culture of complacency. Apparently, they killed plans for an expensive touch screen phone in 2004, and for an applications store, an opportunity which Apple grabbed and has dominated, with the iPhone. More at NYT

– R. Chandrasekhar has taken over the regular charge as DoT Secretary (it was temporary charge earlier). Shashi Kant Sharma has taken over the charge of Secretary, Department of Information Technology (DIT), Ministry of Communications and IT from Chandrashekhar. Sharma was previously Director General (Acquisition) in the Ministry of Defence prior to his appointment as Secretary, DIT. [release]

– Microsoft set to launch Windows Phone 7 devices on October 21 [neowin]

– BSNL & MTNL appear to be in talks with RCOM and Tata Teleservices for a 3G alliance: for sharing infrastructure. We’re not sure if the report correctly equates infrastructure sharing with spectrum sharing. More at DNA

– Twitter plans to extend ads beyond Twitter.com, to third party applications like TweetDeck and Hootsuite. I remember having read about issues of Twitter first growing with third party app support, and then apparently planning to cut them out: well, this makes more sense, and will help Twitter grow the ecosystem. More on what is planned, at AdAge

– Some discord between Sam Pitroda and BSNL about how India’s Optical Fibre Cable project should be managed by the government. Details at ET. Meanwhile, BSNL plans to launch Fibre To The Home (FTTH) in Chennai in six months, reports The Hindu

– Surprise, surprise: no e-polling yet, but India’s Election Commission will webcast live, polling in 20 percent of poll booths in the upcoming elections in the state of Bihar. The polls will be held from October 21st to November 20th, in six phases. More at Sify

– How T9 Predictive Text Input Changed Mobile Phones [Wired]