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News Digest: Telenor, Ingenico-FINO, Databazaar, Indiabulls,Bharti Retail, Airtel, RCom, Dish TV, Aadhaar-UIDAI, Drishti Soft, Indian Oil

– Telenor Pakistan has appointed Christian Albech as the company’s new CEO. He will take charge from Jon Eddy Abdullah starting 1 March 2011. Press Release

– Payment solutions provider Ingenico has collaborated with Financial inclusion Network & Operations (FINO) in India, to assist them in delivering micro finance and NREGS(National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme) payment solutions to the underserved and unbanked sector.  Press Release

– US based company Databazaar Media Ventures has started a distribution business specifically for Bengali films in the North American continent to target Bengali and Bangladeshi immigrant population. More at MSN News

– Indiabulls Securities has launched the Mobile Power Indiabulls application for BlackBerry smartphones, to allow customers to buy or sell stocks on their devices. Press Release

– Bharti Retail customers will be able to pay their shopping bills through the Airtel Money mobile wallet across its Easyday and Easyday Market stores. The service will be initially available in Gurgaon(NCR). Press Release

– Bharti Airtel and Reliance Communications have approached the government seeking an early exit from the Rural Telephony Scheme under the USO subsidy without fulfilling the commitment thay made at the time of winning bids in 2007. More at The Hindu Business Line

– DTH operator Dish TV has alligned with Aadhaar (UIDAI scheme) to accept the subscriber’s UID as a Know Your Customer validation for address and identity proof. Press Release

– Drishti Soft has launched AmeyoXchange, a DND database management and DND number blocking capability for call centers that make outbound calls to comply with the upcoming Unsolicited Commercial Communications(UCC) regulations. Press Release

– Kapil Sibal, the Minister of Communications & IT, briefed the media on the report submitted by the One Man Committee (OMC) comprising of Justice (Retired) Shivraj Patil, a former judge of the Supreme Court. Read the complete briefing.

–  Nandan Nilekani, the Chairman of UIDAI and TAGUP(Technology Advisory Group for Unique Projects), handed over the TAGUP Report to the Union Finance Minister, Pranab Mukherjee. Press Release

– The Department of Posts has signed a Statement of Intent with the Unique Identification Authority of India(UIDAI) to support the implementation of Aadhaar. Press Release

– State run oil marketing major Indian Oil Corporation, has won a legal battle over ownership rights of the domain name indianoil.org, which was registered by a US-based businessman. Read more at ZeeBiz.com

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