The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is likely to issue a notice to Tata Teleservices (TTSL) before March 17 demanding payment of balance adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues, said officials aware of the matter. The company has not submitted enough details regarding its self-assessment of dues and these will need to be provided, they said. The Supreme Court is set to hear modification pleas, filed by telcos such as Tata Teleservices, Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel on the AGR ruling, on March 17. But DoT is unlikely to be able to reconcile differences between its estimates of AGR dues and that of Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel by that date. With the upcoming hearing in mind, government efforts to help the sector have picked up speed. On Sunday, senior officials of the telecom, finance ministries and Niti Aayog met for over an hour in the telecom department to discuss urgent relief measures, with the aim of ensuring the market will have three viable private sector players. … [Read more...] about DoT may send AGR notice to TTSL before SC hearing
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"I'd been reading about the Hobbits in [the journals] Science and Nature and trying to follow the arguments," said Gail Habicht, a research administrator and former immunologist at Stony Brook who came over to hear the lectures and see the cast. "This was an opportunity to have it explained to me. I certainly have seen pictures but I had no idea how little she is." … [Read more...] about Controversial Hobbit Looks Tiny in Person
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