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JNU row: Ravi Shankar Prasad defends Centre’s stand

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad’s reaction came in the wake of the recent visit of JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar to Kerala, where he criticised PM Modi.

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Cabinet clears bill for speedy recovery of bad loans

The bill aims to improve ease of doing business, facilitate investment leading to higher economic growth and development, an official statement said.

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At BJP’s National Executive meeting, Amit Shah attacks Akhilesh Yadav govt

BJP President Amit Shah also referred to the alleged migration of 100 families of a community from the western UP town of Kairana, and said that it is a matter of deep concern.

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Express Adda to host Ravi Shankar Prasad today

At the Express Adda, Prasad will be in conversation with Vandita Mishra, National Opinion Editor, The Indian Express, and Maneesh Chhibber, National Bureau Chief, The Indian Express.

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You have holy mail! Ravi Shankar Prasad wants to send Gangajal by post

“If postman can deliver mobile phones, sarees, jewellery and apparels then why not Ganga water?” he said.

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Vans to drive awareness for Digital India

In the first phase of the outreach campaign, which will run till July, 16 vans will cover 34 districts of nine states: Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala, and Andhra Pradesh.

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Sharp rebound in India-made handsets eclipses Nokia blip

Foxconn’s top official meets IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to push for full-fledged facility

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Call drops: I don’t understand self-regulation, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

The minister said even as he supported growth of the telecom sector, quality of services was key as the government wants to ensure its services reach citizens through their mobile phones.

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Have put things on the right track: Ravi Shankar Prasad

In a detailed interview with Pranav Mukul, Prasad spoke about not only the course corrections he made but also the new tracks he has laid for the industry’s progress.

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Cash-on-delivery: Postal department sees Rs 1,300 cr in FY16

The postal department’s revenues by ways of COD consignments from e-commerce majors have surged to Rs 1,300 crore during the year ending March 2016.

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To seek Cabinet nod for India Post payment bank this month: Ravi Shankar Prasad

India Post’s payment bank is slated for a March 2017 launch.

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Delhi Confidential: Word Play

Ministers Najma Heptullah and Maneka Gandhi were seen busy with their smart phones in the afternoon, even as MPs raised concerns about the commercialisation of healthcare.

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Government to conduct special audit of telcos: Ravi Shankar Prasad

“Government has decided to conduct special audit for three subsequent financial years 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11. The process is under way,” Prasad said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.

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Electronic manufacturing: If necessary, govt may frame new policy to boost sector, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

In the past, Prasad has said that the country’s import bill on electronics was second only to that of oil, adding that the Centre would work to increase domestic manufacturing of electronic goods to reduce import dependence.

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Be sensitive to cyber-security: Ravi Shankar Prasad tells Chinese firms

A senior government official said that all the three Chinese firms informed Prasad of their intent to invest in India, particularly in areas of research and development, and manufacturing.