According to the Times of India, the government has ordered citizens, for the next 12 days, not to send more than five SMSs/MMSs a day, carrying no more than 25 Kb of data.


Hysteria caused by spread of rumors of unrest or a terrorist attack caused 30,000 people to flee Bangalore and many in the city to panic, according to the Hindustan Times, and with the Eid-ul-Fitr festival marking the end of Ramadan the government had feared further chaos. Tight security will be in place but there are calls from many more-connected citizens to improve communications infrastructure.To check spread of rumours which has led to exodus of northeastern people from certain states, government banned from today bulk SMSes and MMSes for 15 days across the country. "We have banned bulk SMSes and MMSes for 15 days," Union Home Secretary RK Singh told PTI. The decision
                             




From today onwards, no one will be able to send more than 5 SMSes in one go and more than 20 KB of data through mobile phones during the ban period.


Hysteria caused by spread of rumors of unrest or a terrorist attack caused 30,000 people to flee Bangalore and many in the city to panic, according to the Hindustan Times, and with the Eid-ul-Fitr festival marking the end of Ramadan the government had feared further chaos. Tight security will be in place but there are calls from many more-connected citizens to improve communications infrastructure.