How to Stop Unwanted Calls and SMS?


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Here’s a guide to stopping those blatant ad messages which you may receive. The service is maintained by the National Do Not Call Registry, a body under TRAI – the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.
  • First, have a look at whether your number has indeed been registered. Click here.
  • If not, you can register either by calling or sending SMS with keywords START DND to 1909. Telephone calls/SMS to this number are toll-free across all networks.
  • Once registered, it may take up to 45 days to get it activated.
If even after this, you are getting unsolicited commercial messages, you need to complain with your service provider within 15 days of receiving such a message/call giving details about called number and time. Insist on a reference number for the registration of the complaint. Your service provider is required to take action and inform you back within 28 days if the message has originated from his own network, 35 days if from others’ network. All telecom operators are quite strict about this now, and there has been little complaints on this one.
If your SMS has only a name starting with a 2-digit upper case character instead of a number, look at the table below to find its details.
So, if the message is from “AL-anyname”, it means the message has been sent through Airtel, Kerala.
First Letter
Second Letter
A Bharti Airtel A Andhra Pradesh
B Bihar
C Datacom
D Delhi
D Aircel
E UP-East
E Reliance Telecom G Gujarat
H Haryana
I Idea
I Himachal Pradesh
J Jammu & Kashmir
K Kolkata
P Spice
L Kerala
R Reliance Comm. M Mumbai
S STel
N North East
T Tata
O Orissa
U Unitech
P Punjab
V Vodafone
R Rajasthan
W Swan
S Assam
Y Shyam
T TamilNadu

V West Bengal

W UP-West

X Karnataka

Y Madhya Pradesh

Z Maharashtra

India ranked third among most powerful nations

India is listed as the third most powerful country in the world after the U.S. and China and the fourth most powerful bloc after the U.S., China and the European Union in a new official U.S. report.

The new global power lineup for 2010 also predicted that New Delhi's clout in the world will further rise by 2025, according to "Global Governance 2025" jointly issued by the National Intelligence Council (NIC) of the US and the European Union's Institute for Security Studies (EUISS).
India ranked third among most powerful nations

Using the insights of a host of experts from Brazil, Russia, India and China, among others, and fictionalised scenarios, the report illustrates what could happen over the next 25 years in terms of global governance.

In 2010, the U.S. tops the list of powerful countries/regions, accounting for nearly 22 percent of the global power.

The U.S. is followed by China with European Union at 16 percent and India at eight percent. India is followed by Japan, Russia and Brazil with less than five percent each.

According to this international futures model, by 2025 the power of the U.S., EU, Japan and Russia will decline while that of China, India and Brazil will increase, even though there will be no change in this listing.

By 2025, the U.S. will still be the most powerful country of the world, but it will have a little over 18 percent of the global power.

The U.S. will be closely followed by China with 16 percent, European Union with 14 percent and India with 10 per cent.

"The growing number of issues on the international agenda, and their complexity, is outpacing the ability of international organizations and national governments to cope," the report warns.

This critical turning point includes issues of climate change, ethnic and regional conflicts, new technology, and the managing of natural resources.

The report also highlights the challenges proponents of effective global governance face.

On one hand, rapid globalization, economic and otherwise, has led to an intertwining of domestic politics and international issues and fueled the need for more cooperation and more effective leadership.

But on the other hand, an increasingly multipolar world, often dominated by non-state actors, have put a snag in progress toward effectual global governance, it said.