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Aug 24, 2010

Govt to take final decision on BlackBerry on Aug 30 – source

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India will take a final decision on Aug. 30 on whether to block some BlackBerry services over which the country has security concerns, a senior government source said on Tuesday.

The maker of the smartphone, Canada’s Research In Motion, faces an Aug. 31 deadline to give India the means to track and read its secure email that officials fear have the potential to be misused by militants.

Aug 24, 2010

Final govt decision on BlackBerry on Aug 30 – source

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India will take a final decision on Aug. 30 on whether to block some BlackBerry services over which the country has security concerns, a senior government source said on Tuesday.

The maker of the smartphone, Canada’s Research In Motion, faces an Aug. 31 deadline to give India the means to track and read its secure email that officials fear have the potential to be misused by militants.

Aug 24, 2010

Final India decision on BlackBerry on Aug 30-source

NEW DELHI, Aug 24 (Reuters) – India will take a final
decision on Aug. 30 on whether to block some BlackBerry
services over which the country has security concerns, a senior
government source said on Tuesday.

The maker of the smartphone, Canada’s Research In Motion
(RIM.TO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) (RIMM.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), faces an Aug. 31 deadline to give India the
means to track and read its secure email that officials fear
have the potential to be misused by militants.

Aug 24, 2010

India rejects Vedanta mining plan on green worries

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – New Delhi on Tuesday rejected a plan by India-focused mining group Vedanta Resources Plc to mine bauxite in an eastern state, a blow to the company already facing hurdles to a planned $9.6 billion energy deal in the country.

London-based Vedanta said last week it had agreed to buy a majority stake in Cairn India from its UK-based parent Cairn Energy, although the country’s trade minister said on Tuesday that state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corp should have a say in the deal.

Aug 24, 2010

Environment ministry rejects Vedanta’s Orissa mining plan

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Environment Ministry on Tuesday rejected a plan by India-focused mining group Vedanta Resources Plc to mine bauxite in Orissa, a blow to the company already facing hurdles to a planned $9.6 billion energy deal in the country.

London-based Vedanta said last week it had agreed to buy a majority stake in Cairn India from its UK-based parent Cairn Energy, although Trade Minister Anand Sharma said on Tuesday that state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corp should have a say in the deal.

Aug 24, 2010

Environment ministry rejects Vedanta mining plan

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – New Delhi on Tuesday rejected a plan by India-focused mining group Vedanta Resources Plc to mine bauxite in Orissa, a blow to the company already facing hurdles to a planned $9.6 billion energy deal in the country.

London-based Vedanta said last week it had agreed to buy a majority stake in Cairn India from its UK-based parent Cairn Energy, although the country’s trade minister said on Tuesday that state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corp should have a say in the deal.

Aug 19, 2010

India testing ways to access BlackBerry emails: source

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s security agencies are testing ways to access corporate email on Blackberry devices by obtaining encrypted data in a readable format, a government source said on Thursday.

Research In Motion faces an August 31 deadline to give Indian authorities the means to track and read BlackBerry Enterprise email and its separate BlackBerry Messenger service.

Aug 18, 2010

Parliamentary panel suggests tougher nuclear liability bill

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A parliamentary panel on Wednesday recommended changes to a bill aimed at opening up India’s $150 billion nuclear power market, including trebling accident compensation and extending liability to private firms.

If passed by parliament, the bill will help open up the nuclear power market to firms such as U.S.-based General Electric (GE: Quote, Profile, Research) and Westinghouse Electric, a subsidiary of Japan’s Toshiba Corp 6502, who are reluctant to step in without clarity on accident compensation.

Aug 18, 2010

India panel suggests tougher nuclear liability bill

NEW DELHI, Aug 18 (Reuters) – A parliamentary panel on
Wednesday recommended changes to a bill aimed at opening up
India’s $150 billion nuclear power market, including trebling
accident compensation and extending liability to private firms.

If passed by parliament, the bill will help open up the
nuclear power market to firms such as U.S.-based General
Electric (GE.N: Quote, Profile, Research) and Westinghouse Electric, a subsidiary of
Japan’s Toshiba Corp (6502.T: Quote, Profile, Research), who are reluctant to step in
without clarity on accident compensation.

Aug 17, 2010

India to reprieve some BlackBerry services

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India will allow BlackBerry’s messenger service to continue beyond an August 31 deadline, but could shut down its secure email service if access is not given to its encrypted data by then, a senior government source said.

A technical team from Research In Motion began discussions with India’s telecommunications ministry and intelligence agencies on Tuesday, the source said, seeking to address security worries over some of BlackBerry’s services.