Reliance Jio Effect: BSNL Halves Unlimited Calls Rental for Landlines to Rs. 49 a Month for New Subscribers

State-run telecom operator BSNL on Monday halved the monthly rental for unlimited calling from landline to any network on Sundays and night hours to Rs. 49 from Rs. 99. “To attract new customers to experience wireline services, BSNL launched a very cost effective and affordable promotional landline voice plan ‘Experience LL 49’,” BSNL said in a statement. Under this plan, a fixed monthly charge of Rs. 49 is applicable for the first six months and after that, the customer shall be charged as per the general plan of the respective…

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BSNL Rs. 149 Plan for New Customers Offers 30 Minutes of Free Calls Per Day and 300MB Data

State-owned telecom operator BSNL on Monday came out with a prepaid scheme under which new subscribers can make 30 minutes of free voice calls – local and STD – daily to any other network for a month, for Rs. 149. BSNL customers will also have an option to get similar free unlimited calls for three months by paying lumpsum amount of Rs. 439, BSNL said in a statement. In addition to the free calls, customers will get 300MB of mobile data as part of the BSNL Rs. 439 offer and Rs. 149…

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Vodafone’s Challenge to Reliance Jio, Airtel: 1GB of 4G Data at Rs. 150, 4GB at Rs. 250

To give rivals Reliance Jio and Airtel tough competition in the ongoing telecom war, Vodafone has launched a new offer that provides prepaid 4G users with four times the data benefits without raising the prices of the data recharge packs. This means the Vodafone Rs. 150 data pack will offer 1GB of data a month, Rs. 250 pack will provide 4GB data, and Rs. 1,500 data pack will give 35GB of data a month. Vodafone’s move is just one more amongst the numerous reactions by established telecom operators to compete with…

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Apollo Health & Lifestyle raises Rs 450 crore from IFC to fund expansion

Apollo Health and Lifestyle, a wholly owned subsidiary of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise, on Thursday, December 1, announced  it had raised Rs 450 crore from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the IFC Asset Management Company. Sharing the details in Hyderabad, Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise said Apollo Health, which operates in the retail healthcare segment, would be using the funds for its growth and expansion over the next 24 months. It operates a range of formats including multi-specialty clinics (Apollo Clinics), Diabetes Clinics (Apollo Sugar), Diagnostics (Apollo…

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PM’s Dramatic Move Means Rs 500 Cr Loss for Counterfeit Masters in Pak

New Delhi: India’s security establishment has long been convinced that Pakistani spy agency ISI was pumping counterfeit notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 to finance terror activities within, even earning a handsome profit in the process. The ISI was clocking an annual profit of around Rs 500 crore, around 30-40% on the face value of each counterfeit Indian note produced in Pakistan, according to a report prepared by the IB, R&AW, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence and the CBI. Indian intelligence estimates that terror financiers incur a cost of Rs…

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Don’t Panic, Printing of New Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 Currency Notes Began Months Ago

New Delhi: The printing of the new Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 currency notes started around six months ago, and utmost secrecy was maintained at all levels to keep the decision to recall the existing denominations of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 under wraps. ALSO READ: Govt Scraps Existing Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 Currency Notes, to Introduce Rs 2,000 Notes Top government sources told CNN-News18 that the new series of Rs 2,000 notes reached RBI only two days ago. “Training was given to bankers at all levels over the…

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Govt Scraps Existing Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 Currency Notes, to Introduce Rs 2,000 Notes

New Delhi: In a dramatic move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the government is scrapping with immediate effect the existing currency denominations of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 to combat black money, corruption and terror-financing. ALSO READ: Don’t Panic, The Printing of New Currency Notes Began Months Ago “These notes will just be paper from tomorrow,” Prime Minister Modi said in a televised address to the nation. Notes and coins of all other denominations continue to be legal tender. There will be no change in any other form of currency…

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Sony Bravia KD-65Z9D 65-inch Android TV with 4K HDR processor launched at Rs 5,04,900

NEW DELHI: Sony has launched its next generation Bravia smartTV in India. Bearing the model number KD-65Z9D, the Android 6.0 based TV is part of the new Bravia Z9D series and comes with numerous advanced features. The 65-inch TV has a price tag of Rs 5,04,900 and will be available at select Sony Centers and electronic stores in India. Also, pre-bookings will be available from October 15 to October 31. The new Sony Bravia KD-65Z9D has a new 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme, which is claimed to provide the ultimate…

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Sony Bravia KD-65Z9D 65-inch Android TV with 4K HDR processor launched at Rs 5,04,900

NEW DELHI: Sony has launched its next generation Bravia smartTV in India. Bearing the model number KD-65Z9D, the Android 6.0 based TV is part of the new Bravia Z9D series and comes with numerous advanced features. The 65-inch TV has a price tag of Rs 5,04,900 and will be available at select Sony Centers and electronic stores in India. Also, pre-bookings will be available from October 15 to October 31. The new Sony Bravia KD-65Z9D has a new 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme, which is claimed to provide the ultimate…

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HTC launches Desire 10 Lifestyle in India for Rs 15,990

NEW DELHI: Taiwan-based company HTC Corporation on Thursday launched a new smartphone “HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle” in India at Rs 15,990. The 5.5-inch smartphone offers up to 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM, along with SD card support up to 2TB of expandable memory. “Our Desire line is about to make its biggest leap since the original Desire. Inspired by many of the same innovations that have made the flagship HTC 10 so popular, we are bringing these innovations to the Desire 10 Life .. [SOURCE:-ET]

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