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Bread, butter and telecom: How Ravi Shankar Prasad responded to the latest Amul ad

In its cartoon, the popular daily brand celebrated the government's decision to grant relief to the struggling telecom companies saying: "Mobilising phone again! Call for it.".

CERT-In issued notice to WhatsApp seeking info on Pegasus spyware: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Last month, the Facebook-owned company had revealed that Indian journalists and human rights activists were among those globally spied upon by unnamed entities using Pegasus spyware. 

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BJP, Cong in war of words over tribunal order on Young Indian

Prasad was reacting to the tribunal's rejection of former Congress president Rahul Gandhi's application to make Young Indian a charitable trust.

India views its privacy seriously, data imperialism not acceptable: Ravi Shankar Prasad

At the Commonwealth Law Ministers' conference in Colombo (Sri Lanka), India's Law and IT Minister strongly articulated New Delhi's approach and stance on data protection, an official release said.

'Remember bugging case in Pranab Mukherjee's office': Prasad on Cong attack over Whatsapp breach

Earlier today, the Congress alleged that Modi government was "caught snooping" and it urged the Supreme Court to hold the Centre accountable over the issue.

IT Ministry asks WhatsApp to explain breach, MHA says bid to malign govt misleading

"Government agencies have a well-established protocol for an interception from highly ranked officials in central and state governments for clear stated reasons in the national interest," Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

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Ravi Shankar Prasad: ‘Digital India needs to create aspirations in tier 3-4 cities’

Ravi Shankar Prasad called for startups to play a major role in bridging the gaps between “haves and have-nots”.

Pakistan stopping postal mail to India violates international norms: Ravi Shankar Prasad

"Pakistan's decision is directly in contravention of international postal union norms. But Pakistan is Pakistan," Prasad, who is the Minister for Communications and IT said.

Spectrum auctions will be done this fiscal: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Speaking at the India Mobile Congress 2019, Prasad said the government was aware and alive to some problems and challenges being faced by the industry. “Spectrum auctions will be done this financial year ... We are undertaking some reforms in spectrum pricing,” he said.

People of Maharashtra care for Kashmir: Ravi Shankar Prasad on Congress’ Article 370 taunt

When asked about his remarks a day earlier in which he cited box office collections of films to brush aside fears of an economic slowdown, Prasad said he has withdrawn his statements and criticised the media for twisting it out of context.

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PM Modi, other lawmakers take oath as Monsoon Session of Parliament kicks off

The Lok Sabha will have a total of 30 sittings and Rajya Sabha 27 sittings, ending July 26.

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad at Express Adda in Mumbai

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

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Ravi Shankar Prasad, Smriti Irani participate in 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Smriti Irani were seen participating in 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’.

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Ravi Shankar Prasad tells Parliament about the plan to control WhatsApp rumours

The Union Minister made an elaborate speech in the Rajya Sabha where he listed out the various incidents of violence - like lynching - which were reported because of rumour-mongering on WhatsApp and laid out the plan to tackle it.

Budget 2016-17 provides boost to electronics manufacturing sector: Ravi Shankar Prasad

New Delhi, Mar 01 (ANI): Union Minister of Communications and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday praised Budget 2016-17. He said that with India emerging as a global hub of electronic manufacturing, the proposals relating to the sector were welcome. He added that a lot has improved, but more needed to be done in the communication sector and the government is ready to take all the required measures.

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Ayush Ministry to collaborate with WHO: Prasad

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Union Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunications Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said the Cabinet has decided to collaborate Ayush Ministry with the World Health Organization (WHO). He further said the decision has been taken to give a filip to the branding for international acceptability and create awareness about Indian system of medicines.

Telecom Minister lauds mobile companies for spreading mobile technology

Mumbai, Jan 10 (ANI): Union Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunications Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday appreciated the mobile companies for spreading mobile technology in the entire country. He said the responsibilities of the mobile operators do not end there; their main responsibility is to provide good service and for this the government is ready to take any strict actions. He further stated that if mobile operators can provide mobile services to villages, they should also provide better services as it is their responsibility.

BJP Not In Favour Of Reconsidering Reservation: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Under attack over RSS chief’s call for a reconsideration of quotas, BJP on Monday distanced itself from its ideological mentor, insisting it was against any such review as it sought to stave off Lalu Prasad’s attemts to rally the backwards around in high-stake Bihar polls following Mohan Bhagwat’s remarks. As the RJD chief attacked Prime […]

NDA Government Intolerant Of Dissent?

In this Idea Exchange, moderated by Chief of Bureau Maneesh Chhibber, Union Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad says the Congress stalling of Parliament was meant to derail passing of the GST Bill, tells Nitish Kumar he cannot claim to be the ‘epitome of Bihar DNA’, and dismisses claims of mobile phone radiation as part of […]

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