Vodafone Group Plc has objected to Essar‘s plans to merge Essar Telecommunications Holdings with India Securities to determine the market value of its stake in the Vodafone-Essar JV. More at Bloomberg

– Handset maker Micromax has got an approval from SEBI to sell its 10% stake through an IPO by which it will offer 2.15 crore shares to the public. More at The Economic Times

Reliance Communications has drawn $255 million (Rs 1155 crore) by way of External commercial Borrowing to part refinance its 3G spectrum fee payment. Press Release

Turmeric Vision, a TV company owned by renowned chef Sanjeev Kapoor and Malaysia’s Astro have partnered to launch a new HD Food channel- FoodFood. more at Indiantelevision.com

– Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport  has partnered with travel meta-search engine iXigo to enable flights and hotels search on its website www.newdelhiairport.in. Press Release

Telenor is shuffling the leadership at it telecom operators: Tore Johnsen has been appointed CEO of Grameenphone (Bangladesh) from 1 March 2011, succeeding Oddvar Hesjedal. Telenor Pakistan’s CEO Jon eddy Abdullah has been appointed CEO of DTAC (Thailand). The company says it will appoint a CEO for Telenor Pakistan soon. Press Release: Grameenphone | DTAC

Tulip Telecom has acquired a data center in Bangalore owned by SADA IT Parks for a sum of Rs 230 crore. It will be the largest data center in the country with a total space of approximately 10 lakh square feet. Press Release

Sanjay Dua, the COO and Head of IBN Media Operations has been appointed as the CEO of Network18 News Media Network, which looks after the advertising sales interest of the group’s five news channels. More at Best Media Info

– The Sri Lankan President has reportedly said that action will be taken against websites that criticize the government, the president’s family and his presidency. More at Sri Lanka Guardian