THE HIMALAYAN TALK: INDIAN GOVERNMENT FOOD SECURITY PROGRAM RISKIER

http://youtu.be/NrcmNEjaN8c The government of India has announced food security program ahead of elections in 2014. We discussed the issue with Palash Biswas in Kolkata today. http://youtu.be/NrcmNEjaN8c Ahead of Elections, India's Cabinet Approves Food Security Program ______________________________________________________ By JIM YARDLEY http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/04/indias-cabinet-passes-food-security-law/

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS CRITICAL OF BAMCEF LEADERSHIP

[Palash Biswas, one of the BAMCEF leaders and editors for Indian Express spoke to us from Kolkata today and criticized BAMCEF leadership in New Delhi, which according to him, is messing up with Nepalese indigenous peoples also. He also flayed MP Jay Narayan Prasad Nishad, who recently offered a Puja in his New Delhi home for Narendra Modi's victory in 2014.]

THE HIMALAYAN DISASTER: TRANSNATIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT MECHANISM A MUST

We talked with Palash Biswas, an editor for Indian Express in Kolkata today also. He urged that there must a transnational disaster management mechanism to avert such scale disaster in the Himalayas. http://youtu.be/7IzWUpRECJM

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS LASHES OUT KATHMANDU INT'L 'MULVASI' CONFERENCE

अहिले भर्खर कोलकता भारतमा हामीले पलाश विश्वाससंग काठमाडौँमा आज भै रहेको अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय मूलवासी सम्मेलनको बारेमा कुराकानी गर्यौ । उहाले भन्नु भयो सो सम्मेलन 'नेपालको आदिवासी जनजातिहरुको आन्दोलनलाई कम्जोर बनाउने षडयन्त्र हो।' http://youtu.be/j8GXlmSBbbk

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS LASHES OUT KATHMANDU INT'L 'MULVASI' CONFERENCE

अहिले भर्खर कोलकता भारतमा हामीले पलाश विश्वाससंग काठमाडौँमा आज भै रहेको अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय मूलवासी सम्मेलनको बारेमा कुराकानी गर्यौ । उहाले भन्नु भयो सो सम्मेलन 'नेपालको आदिवासी जनजातिहरुको आन्दोलनलाई कम्जोर बनाउने षडयन्त्र हो।' http://youtu.be/j8GXlmSBbbk

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS BLASTS INDIANS THAT CLAIM BUDDHA WAS BORN IN INDIA

THE HIMALAYAN VOICE: PALASH BISWAS DISCUSSES RAM MANDIR

Published on 10 Apr 2013 Palash Biswas spoke to us from Kolkota and shared his views on Visho Hindu Parashid's programme from tomorrow ( April 11, 2013) to build Ram Mandir in disputed Ayodhya. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77cZuBunAGk

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALSH BISWAS FLAYS SOUTH ASIAN GOVERNM

Palash Biswas, lashed out those 1% people in the government in New Delhi for failure of delivery and creating hosts of problems everywhere in South Asia. http://youtu.be/lD2_V7CB2Is

Palash Biswas on BAMCEF UNIFICATION!

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS ON NEPALI SENTIMENT, GORKHALAND, KUMAON AND GARHWAL ETC.and BAMCEF UNIFICATION! Published on Mar 19, 2013 The Himalayan Voice Cambridge, Massachusetts United States of America

BAMCEF UNIFICATION CONFERENCE 7

Published on 10 Mar 2013 ALL INDIA BAMCEF UNIFICATION CONFERENCE HELD AT Dr.B. R. AMBEDKAR BHAVAN,DADAR,MUMBAI ON 2ND AND 3RD MARCH 2013. Mr.PALASH BISWAS (JOURNALIST -KOLKATA) DELIVERING HER SPEECH. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLL-n6MrcoM http://youtu.be/oLL-n6MrcoM

Imminent Massive earthquake in the Himalayas

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS CRITICIZES GOVT FOR WORLD`S BIGGEST BLACK OUT

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS CRITICIZES GOVT FOR WORLD`S BIGGEST BLACK OUT

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS TALKS AGAINST CASTEIST HEGEMONY IN SOUTH ASIA

Palash Biswas on Citizenship Amendment Act

Mr. PALASH BISWAS DELIVERING SPEECH AT BAMCEF PROGRAM AT NAGPUR ON 17 & 18 SEPTEMBER 2003 Sub:- CITIZENSHIP AMENDMENT ACT 2003 http://youtu.be/zGDfsLzxTXo

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Double treat for telecom

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Double treat for telecom

New Delhi, Nov. 3: The telecom regulator today recommended an up to 35 per cent market share as safe for mergers and acquisitions, while allowing spectrum sharing between all mobile operators.

"Keeping in view the current context and the international practice as well as the provisions of the Competition Act, the authority recommends that up to the level of 35 per cent market share (calculated using subscriber numbers or annual gross revenue), for the resultant entity... as the green line or safe harbour," Trai said.

The regulator has also proposed spectrum sharing between all mobile operators in its final recommendations to the department of telecom (DoT).

Earlier, the regulator and the DoT had questioned mobile operators providing high-speed 3G services through spectrum sharing agreements, terming it illegal and in violation of telecom rules.

Merger norms

Trai's latest merger norms state that the government should give automatic approval if the combined market share of the merged entities was up to 35 per cent.

"Those falling above 35 per cent and up to 60 per cent (market share of resultant entity) would be referred to Trai for its recommendation, which would carry out a detailed examination to ensure that there would not be any abuse of market dominance," the regulator said.

Cases where the resultant entity would have more than 60 per cent market share would "not be considered at all", as these would fall beyond the "Red Line", it said.

Under the current M&A rules issued in April 2008, the combined market share of the merged entity is capped at 40 per cent.

Trai has also proposed that the merged entity can keep only a fourth of the combined spectrum of the partnership.

The excess radio waves need to be surrendered to the government within a year of the permission being granted. So even if a firm has a 60 per cent market share, it can service that only with 25 per cent of spectrum.

The proposals will now be considered by the Telecom Commission, the highest decision making body of the DoT, before it is made into policy.

Spectrum sharing

Spectrum sharing will allow mobile service providers with excess radio waves to lease it to other operators on commercial terms, without the government having to dole out fresh spectrum.

The move will allow new operators such as Uninor to provide services in lucrative circles such as Delhi, where it did not get spectrum. At the same time, it will open up new revenue streams for old operators such as Bharti Airtel or Vodafone, which can lease out the radio waves.

Spectrum sharing would be allowed up to a period of five years and subject to renewal, for another five years.

"Spectrum sharing would help operators who face shortage of radio waves to decongest their networks. This will also lead to reduction in capital outlays for operators, which may in turn result in lower tariffs for consumers," said Hemant Joshi, partner of Deloitte Haskins & Sells.

The DoT had asked the telecom regulator to provide its recommendations on spectrum allocation and pricing, which are essential in finalising the National Telecom Policy 2011 to be implemented by end of this year.

One-time fee

Trai has retained its position on a one-time fee payable by operators for holding spectrum beyond the contracted amount.

"The regulator has stated that up to 6.2 Mhz for GSM operators and 5 Mhz for CDMA players is the contractual spectrum," said sources.

Every Mhz of additional spectrum beyond the contracted limit would cost between Rs 50 crore and Rs 450 crore (for different circles).

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