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No coercive steps over call drops till January 6: TRAI to HC
The Delhi High Court was on Tuesday informed by the TRAI that no coercive steps would be taken against telecom companies till January 6 in connection with call drop compensation norms.
 
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) told the division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath that it would not take any coercive steps against telecom companies till January 6, the next date of hearing. However, it said the policy would come into force from January 1 as was decided.
 
The court was hearing a plea of telecom operators for a stay on TRAI's compensation policy for call drops, under which a rupee will be credited to the mobile users' account for every call drop (restricted to three per day) starting January 2016.
 
Companies termed the order of TRAI as contradictory and destructive and sought quashing of the October 16 order mandating services provider to pay subscribers Re.1 per call drop experienced on their network, subject to a cap of three a day.
 
They said the TRAI does not have the power to grant compensation to end-subscribers under the TRAI Act and the decision to grant compensation is "without authority of law, without jurisdiction and is illegal".
 
The companies said the penalty was being levied without considering the infrastructure problems faced by the companies.
 
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Depressed techie injures 24 in stabbing spree, shot dead
A techie, who was depressed after failing to clear the civil services exams, went on a stabbing spree on Tuesday injuring 24 people, before police shot him down.
 
The incident took place in Karimnagar town of Telangana.
 
According to police, 25-year-old Balvinder Singh attacked his parents with a sword following an argument at home.
 
Singh, who works for a software firm in Bengaluru, then stepped out to attack passers-by, leading to panic among people. Some pedestrians, two bikers and an auto-rickshaw driver were injured.
 
Police, who swung into action after learning about the incident, also came under attack. A constable who tried to snatch the sword from the man sustained injuries.
 
As the situation slipped out of control, circle inspector Vijay Sarathi opened fire to disarm the man. A critically injured Singh was taken to a hospital, where he died.
 
Singh's parents and others who received grievous injuries were under treatment.
 
According to family members, Singh was a meritorious student since school. He stood sixth in the engineering, agriculture and medical common entrance test (EAMCET) in the district.
 
After engineering in electronics, he got a job in Bengaluru and was earning Rs.18 lakh a year.
 
Singh had a dream of passing the civil services exam. However, he failed to qualify and as a result went into depression.
 
The man apparently lost his mental balance and was having frequent fights with his parents.
 
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COMMENTS

Suresh

1 year ago

Why couldn't the police officer shoot him below the waist? Was it necessary to kill him? Shouldn't the officer be held accountable for taking a human life unnecessarily? Its time some drastic changes are implemented in recruiting and training of policemen!

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