200 SMS per day per SIM

TRAI has allowed mobile subscribers in India to send upto 200 SMS per day per SIM.

Earlier, the limit was 100 SMS and after representations from many people this limit has now been increased to 200 SMS per day.  Post-paid subscribers can send upto 6000 SMS per month per SIM.

More details at www.trai.gov.in

Bulk SMS Regulations from TRAI

With effect from September 27th, 2011, promotional unsolicited SMS should not be sent to mobile numbers which are listed in “National Customer Preference Register” NCPR.

Telephone customers (landline and mobile) can register their telephone numbers with their telecom service provider for inclusion in the National Consumer Preference Register (NCPR) by dialing or sending sms to toll-free number 1909.

Here are some of the highlights of the regulations by TRAI to curb Unsolicited Commercial Communications (UCC) to landline and mobile users.

  1. Telemarketer should not make telemarketing voice call or send SMS – between 9 PM  and 9 AM to any phone user irrespective of the fact that such subscriber is registered on NCPR or not.
  2. Mobile subscribers who are sending bulk SMS (categorized as “unregistered telemarketers”)  will not be permitted to send more than 100 SMS per day per SIM except on blackout days or days specially notified by TRAI.  Hereafter, none of the mobile users will be able to send more than 100 SMS per day per SIM. But as per regulations, special permission can be obtained by anyone from the mobile service provider to relax this limit.
  3. All registered Telemarketers have been allocated 10 digit number of “140” number series. Therefore, you can identify the telemarketing calls even if you are not registered with NCPR. You might receive a telemarketing call starting with +91140 on your mobile or 0140 in your landline phone.
  4. Any user can register his/her number with the NCPR under two categories – fully blocked and partially blocked category  to block unwanted SMS. If the user opts for partially blocked category, he/she has to choose the options:
  • 1- Banking/Insurance/Financial products/credit cards,
  • 2- Real Estate,
  • 3- Education,
  • 4- Health,
  • 5- Consumer goods and automobiles,
  • 6- Communication/Broadcasting/Entertainment/IT,
  • 7-Tourism and Leisure.

If he/she chose option “4. Health” he/she will receive telemarketing calls and bulk SMS related to Health. This choice can be modified any time by calling or sending SMS to 1909.

Promotional SMS can be identified by special alpha numeric sender IDs. Telemarketers will be allotted a special code by the mobile service provider. Mobile users can identify promotional SMS just by looking at the SMS SenderID.

For more details visit http://nccptrai.gov.in/nccpregistry/

Check if a mobile number is in (NDNC) Do Not Call Registry (now called National Consumer Preference Register (NCPR) http://nccptrai.gov.in/nccpregistry/search.misc

November 1, 2011 (01-11-11) Update: Send 200 SMS per day SIM

Independence and Internet in India

We all celebrate Independence Day every AUGUST 15th, this August 15, 2011 is 65th year of Independence. But only few of us know that AUGUST 15th 1995 was the date of birth of Internet in India.

And this year we  celebrate the 16th birthday of INTERNET in India.

PPP group salutes our national flag and also mourns the death of veteran actor Mr.Shammi Kapoor, the founder and Chairman of IUCI (Internet Users Community of India).  A veteran flim actor who  had a vision and mission of Internet in India.

IUCI was instrumental in spreading the usage of Internet in India.

PPP founded the Chennai Chapter of IUCI. http://www.pppindia.com/iuci/

Mobile Subscribers in India

As on May 31, 2011, there are 840 million (84 crores) mobile subscribers in India.

Active mobile subscribers during May were 588.13 million (58 crores)

Fixed line subscribers are 34.40 million (34 crores) in India.

So total wired and wireless subscribers in India are 874.68 million (87.4 crores)

This data was released by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recently.

Google Translate in Tamil

Google has introduced Tamil language in its list of translation options. You can now translate from over 62 languages into Tamil easily. You can also translate from Tamil to any other supported languages.

Type any text in different foreign languages like English, French, German etc and select translate to Tamil language. Google Translation service also reads out the translated text in Tamil voice.

Translate a document to Tamil and vice-versa. Just upload any document and let Google translate the document to Tamil for you.

Translate any website on the fly – just type a website address or URL and select Tamil to translate the website content to Tamil.

Translate options to and from other Indian languages like Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Telugu, Hindi also available.

Visit http://translate.google.com/ and enjoy !

Translate this blog to Tamil

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Uniform syllabus in Tamil nadu

The Supreme court has ordered to constitute an expert committee to view and submit its recommendations in uniform syllabus.  The expert committee consists of educationalists, officials from Tamilnadu Education department and experts from NCERT.

You can view samacheer kalvi book online for 10th – Social Science Text book
Samacheer Kalvi – download samacheer kalvi book here

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Tamilnadu Assembly Elections

Visit http://elections.tn.gov.in for useful information on Tamilnadu Assembly Elections.

  • Search voter list in Tamil using many search criteria
  • Download complete voter list
  • District wise voter list
  • Area wise voter list of Chennai assembly constituency along with name of polling booth
  • Constituency Map of Tamilnadu
  • Web camera layout in polling booths
  • Find for your polling booth
  • Assembly Constituency wise List of Polling booths
  • Affidavits filed by candidates
  • List of Candidates contesting in the election
  • Enrolling as overseas voter and more….


Visit  AYUR EXPO  2011



at Meenakshi College – Kodambakkam – Arcot Chennai

Date and time :: 25th & 26 Feb Friday and Saturday- 10am to 6pm

Highlights ::

  • Free medical checkup
  • Know about Ayur Veda
  • Stalls from IMPCOPS HIMALAYA, Kerala AyurVeda etc
  • Seminars , Lectures
  • Keynote address by :: Dr. Sudha Seshayyan

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SETC online ticket booking

State Express Transport Corporation (SETC) of Tamil Nadu is likely to offer online bus ticket reservation facility soon.

Pallavan Transport Consultancy Services (PTCS) in KK Nagar, is currently doing a feasibility study for introducing the online reservation facility.

Currently, tickets for SETC tamil nadu state government buses can be booked only through its computerised reservation counters across the state, including T Nagar, Broadway, Koyambedu and Tambaram in Chennai.

The Tamilnadu state transport corporation operates 950 long-route buses for a distance of more than 250 km within Tamil Nadu and several destinations in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Puduchery. It has about 50 computerised reservation centres across the State.

SETC should increase the number of counters at the reservation centres, particularly during festival times. There is only one counter in T.Nagar and hence people sometimes have to wait for long hours during festivals like Deepavali and Pongal.

I read this information in Times of India, Chennai. For the latest information visit the official website of Tamilnadu State Transport Corporation www.tnstc.in

Update 3rd October 2011: Online booking is now available for select routes. Visit www.tnstc.in for details.