– Download the controversial 2G Spectrum Scam report by the CAG. We’ll report more details from this later today.
– 100,000th Aadhaar Number given: the 100,000th Aadhaar (India’s Unique ID) number has been given to Lakshmamma from Tumkur, Karnataka, just six weeks after the first was handed out on September 29th 2010, to Ranjna Sadashiv Sonwane, from Tembhali village, Maharashtra. The Indian government intends to give 600 million Aadhaar numbers in the next four years. According to the government, enrollments have been ramped up across seven states – Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, with the Life Insurance Corporation of India and Indira Gandhi National Open University becoming registrars.More here
– This is bizarre: it appears that confirmation messages of booking are not being seen as legit: the Indian Railways, instead of going entirely digital, wants passengers to take a print out of the e-ticket (Electronic Reservation Slip). Railways still hasn’t taken a decision on virtual tickets sent to the mobile phone. More here
– India’s Telecom Department has issued a notice directing telecom licensees in the country to stop provisioning the National Anthem as a Ringback Tone (Hello Tunes / Caller Tunes) since this is in violation of Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act. The notification here. So were Telco’s charging for the National Anthem as CRBT?
– BSNL was had two separete licenses for operation in Chennai and Tamil Nadu telecom circles. Since the merger of the two circles, and BSNL operating services under a single license agreement, one of the licenses is being withdrawn by the DoT – notification.
– DTH company Dish TV has crossed the 9 Million subscriber, with 1 million subscriber additions in less than three months. They’d crossed the 8 million mark in the last week of August 2010. The company lays claim to being the largest DTH operator in Asia, and appears to be on course to reach its 3 million target for this fiscal ahead of time.