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Major News and Events of 23 February 2017

What Happened on 23 February 2017


Norway's Telenor to Sell its India Telecom Business to Bharti Airtel

Norway's Telenor group is going to exit the telecom market in India and sell its venture to Bharti Airtel.

The customer base of Telenor is 44 million and operates in circles like Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh East and West, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat.

According to Airtel, it has already put its step forward for a "definitive agreement" in order to acquire the Norwegian company's operations and the regulatory approvals are awaited for a final go-ahead.

J & K: Terrorists Attack Patrolling Party, Kill 3 Jawans and 1 Civilian

Terrorists on Thursday attacked a patrolling party in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir in which three army jawans and a civilian were killed. The civilian killed was a woman. Reports say that the militants managed to escape even after Indian army retaliated to the firing.