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Ravi Shankar Prasad


Cabinet okays three schemes worth Rs 48k crore to promote electronics manufacturing

March 22, 2020 10:23 am

A second scheme to further promote electronics manufacturing clusters was approved by the Cabinet on Friday, Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

Congress raises CDR collection, Ravi Shankar Prasad says no surveillance

March 20, 2020 12:25 pm

The Congress raised the issue in Rajya Sabha and demanded that the government reveal how many orders in “specific cases” have been issued and when those orders were issued.

Ravi Shankar Prasad: ‘Ranjan Gogoi’s great experience will add to standard of debate in Rajya Sabha’

March 20, 2020 12:16 pm

If a former CJI is coming as a fully nominated member to Rajya Sabha without aligning to any party, his great wisdom and experience will add to the standard of debates in the Upper House, says Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Judges must define contours of manifest arbitrariness: Ravi Shankar Prasad

March 03, 2020 7:42 am

“If manifestly arbitrary as a ground is used to nullify legislation, then it is important to define its contours in judicially manageable standards so that lawmakers can know it,” Prasad said.

Please don't preach us 'rajdharma': BJP hits back at Sonia Gandhi

February 28, 2020 4:11 pm

A Congress delegation had met President Ram Nath Kovind and demanded the resignation of Union Home Minister Amit Shah for "abdication of duty" during the Delhi communal violence, which has claimed 42 lives so far. 

RS Prasad on Justice Muralidhar transfer: Well settled process followed, consent of judge taken

February 27, 2020 12:37 pm

Hitting out at the Congress for "politicising" the issue of Justice Muralidhar's transfer, Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "By politicising a routine transfer, Congress has yet again displayed its scant regard for the judiciary."

IT ecosystem has developed beyond recognition; looking to revisit Act: Ravi Shankar Prasad

February 27, 2020 1:42 am

“New technologies have become very pronounced. The whole ecosystem of consumers has changed vastly. And so have the challenges,” Prasad said, adding that it will factor in the Supreme Court’s judgment on privacy and data protection.

Courts have said corrupt and terrorists have no right to privacy: Ravi Shankar Prasad

February 23, 2020 7:28 am

“Our courts have also stated that terrorists and corrupt have no right to privacy. Because the right to privacy has acquired critical proportions in the wake of digital landscape expanding globally,” Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

Ravi Shankar Prasad: Expressing views through Internet a fundamental right, subject to restrictions

February 07, 2020 3:03 am

“People in Kashmir are happy,” he said, adding that voice, SMS and landline services have been restored in Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir and Broadband services are functional in Jammu.

Child pornography, revenge porn are serious issues, government working to curb it: Ravi Shankar Prasad

February 06, 2020 4:04 pm

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad says that YouTube and social media platforms are being abused for child porn, revenge porn and fake news. The government working to curb it.


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

June 19, 2019 10:11 am

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

June 09, 2016 1:57 pm

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.

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

September 26, 2014 12:33 pm

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


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

July 28, 2018 3:00 am

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

March 01, 2016 11:17 am

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.

Ayush Ministry to collaborate with WHO: Prasad

February 17, 2016 11:31 am

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

January 10, 2016 1:22 pm

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.

NDA Government Intolerant Of Dissent?

August 18, 2015 10:55 am