Telecom dept asks Voda India, Airtel to pay Rs 3,050 cr in penalties: ET



The telecom division has requested Vodafone Concept and Bharti Airtel to pay inside three weeks Rs 3,050 crore as penalties for allegedly breaking licence phrases by denying Reliance Jio Infocomm their networks, the Financial Instances reported Friday two weeks after the federal government introduced a reduction bundle for the business.


Airtel has to pay Rs 1,050 crore and Vodafone Concept Rs 2,000 crore for the alleged violation of norms on factors of interconnection (PoIs) in 2016, stated the newspaper.





The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) had beneficial fines in 2016; the telecom division accepted its suggestions in June 2019 however had not served the notices until now.


Vodafone and Concept merged in August 2018.


The union cupboard on September 15 accepted a reduction bundle for its cash-strapped telecoms sector together with a four-year moratorium on airwaves funds because of the authorities. The measures gave respiratory area to debt-ridden Vodafone Concept, which beforehand stated it runs the chance of a shutdown with out authorities assist and extra time to pay dues.


Businsess Normal reported final week Vodafone Concept would require an entire moratorium

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Nets Might Ease Woes With Urged Irving-For-Simmons Deal

The Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers have points that want addressing because the 2021-22 NBA season nears.

In the course of these issues are two superstars–Ben Simmons and Kyrie Irving.

With the 2 NBA stars clearly singled out, an NBA commerce suggestion has cropped up from Jake Fischer of the Bleacher Report.

In keeping with Fischer, a number of unnamed group officers talked about the potential for seeing a commerce involving Irving and Simmons. It seems to be a pure however hard-to-secure state of affairs even when it is sensible.

Irving has held a powerful stance towards getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Until he will get the jab, the one-time NBA champion stands to overlook house video games for the Nets.

On the opposite finish is Simmons, who has had sufficient of the Philadelphia 76ers. He’s holding out, one thing that stemmed following their playoff exit final season.

Simmons needs to maneuver to a different group, however doing so is less complicated stated than carried out as a result of $147-million remaining stability in his contract.

Between Irving and Simmons, there isn’t any query the previous holds an apparent edge. He has been across the league for therefore lengthy and is

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India, Australia conform to conclude free commerce settlement by 2022-end



India and Australia on Thursday agreed to conclude the long-pending free commerce settlement by the top of 2022 and an early harvest commerce deal by as early as December.


The choice to expedite negotiations for India-Australia Complete Financial Cooperation Settlement (CECA) between the 2 nations was taken at a gathering between Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal and Australian Minister for Commerce, Tourism and Funding Dan Tehan.





“We’ve agreed on aggressive timelines (for concluding the commerce pact)”, Goyal instructed reporters at a press convention held collectively with Tehan.


India and Australia have determined to conclude an interim settlement or early harvest commerce deal by December finish. Beneath the early harvest settlement duties on sure chosen objects will probably be decreased.


The 2 sides have determined to have an change of gives concerning the proposed CECA settlement by October.


The ultimate commerce deal, which has been pending for the previous a number of years, will, nevertheless, be concluded by 2022-end.


“This is sort of a T-20 match, that’s the reason such aggressive timelines. The spirit of this partnership is that each India and

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