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Ravi Shankar Prasad


2019 & now, Govt ducks key question: did it buy Pegasus?

July 20, 2021 6:55 am

Both Prasad then and Vaishnaw now ducked the key question raised by member after member from the Opposition: did the Government or its agencies get Pegasus and, if yes, what were the terms of its use?

Project Pegasus: Bid to malign India, aap chronology samajhiye, says Amit Shah

July 20, 2021 7:00 am

Both Amit Shah and Minister for Electronics and Information Technology Ashwini Vaishnaw hinted that the Project Pegasus reports were timed to coincide with the start of the Monsoon Session of Parliament.

Stepping into Prasad’s IT shoes: ex-IAS, BJP via Vajpayee’s PMO

July 08, 2021 10:38 am

Born in Jodhpur in 1970, Vaishnaw served as District Collector in Balasore and Cuttack, and played a key role in rehabilitation efforts following the devastating super cyclone in 1999.

Cabinet expansion: 12 ministers, including Harsh Vardhan, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Javadekar resign

July 07, 2021 7:54 pm

Here is the full list of ministers who resigned ahead of the Union cabinet reshuffle.

Ravi Shankar Prasad: First compliance report by Google, FB as per IT rules big step towards transparency

July 04, 2021 1:06 am

Under the new IT rules, large digital platforms with more than five million users are required to publish periodic compliance reports every month, mentioning the details of complaints received and action taken thereon.

Government to rope in private players to speed up work on rural net plan

July 01, 2021 2:49 am

The implementation of BharatNet under PPP mode is estimated to cost Rs 29,432 crore, of which the government will spend Rs 19,041 crore as viability gap funding, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

House panel asks Twitter to explain blocking of Prasad, Tharoor handles

June 30, 2021 2:07 am

It is learnt that the committee wrote to Twitter – it was summoned before the panel on June 18 -- and asked it to explain why the Twitter handles of Prasad and Tharoor were blocked, what is its policy on blocking accounts and the safeguards to ensure that random blocking does not take place.

Explained: What are DMCA notices for protection of intellectual property online?

June 28, 2021 9:03 am

What is the DMCA and how does it ensure implementation of the WIPO treaties? Who can generate a DMCA notice and how are they sent to companies or websites?

Twitter locks IT Minister out of his account, he slams violation of Rules

June 26, 2021 2:56 am

Sources in the IT Ministry said Prasad had been denied access to his account between 7.50 am and 8.50 am on Friday.

'Gross violation': Ravi Shankar Prasad after Twitter temporarily denies access to his account

June 25, 2021 8:49 pm

Relations between the government and Twitter have become strained over multiple instances in the past months.


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

June 22, 2020 6:20 pm

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