May 2005

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BSNL launches Poor Mans Cell phone

May 3, 2005

With the commissioning by the General Manager, Neelayya of the wireless in local loop base station Srikakulam on Tuesday, WLL mobile service is now available to the people of the town. Describing it as 'poor man's cell phone', the General Manager said the base station would cover a distance of 15 km for fixed WLL and 5 km for mobile WLL.

Fifty free calls in the urban areas and 75 for the rural areas are being made available. Speaking to the pressmen, he said BSNL's revenue was up by ten percent. He said that a 'phone on phone' service would be introduced in the town.

New Ration Cards for all eligible

May 9, 2005

All eligible persons in the State will get new ration cards. Polling station wise meetings will be held for selection of candidates and representatives of all political parties and the media will be invited for the meetings to ensure transparency. The Minister for Civil Supplies, G Vijayaramarao on Monday said the bio metric method would be followed for the issue of new ration cards to ensure that there were no irregularities.


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