-The Sahara News Network has launched a free-to-air Urdu language news ‘Aalami Sahara’, which would be beamed across 54 countries including Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. More at The Economic Times.

– MTNL is all set to finalize roaming agreements with private operators for sharing its 3G mobile network. Read more at Business Standard.

-Bharti Airtel launched a new terrestrial link between India and China in association with China Telecom.The 40 Gbps link will provide high speed connectivity in addition to the existing sub-sea link. Read more at Hindu Business Line

– Idea Cellular has commissioned Nokia Siemens Networks to supply equipment, build and manage its 3G networks in UP (East), UP (West), Kerela and Haryana circles. More at- Hindu Business Line

-After five years as General Manager (Operations) at Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation, which runs Indian Railways’ online passenger reservation site IRCTC.co.in, Sanjay Aggrwal has joined Northern Railways and will look after its e-procurement facilities. Read more at Aloo Techie

– Videocon’s direct to home services arm D2H expects to break even by the end of FY12. The company has 9 lakh subscribers and receives a monthly subscription revenue of Rs 200 crore every month. According to the company’s CEO, the business is growing at 20% month on month. More at The Economic Times

– Sistema Shyam Teleservices, which operates mobile services under the MTS brand has secured a $200 million loan from the Russian bank Gazprombank. More at the Hindu Business Line