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Make sure tax reduction brings in investment: Prasad to his ministries

With an aim to revive investments, particularly in the manufacturing sector, Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman Friday announced reduction of effective corporate tax rate to 25.17 per cent.

Ravi Shankar Prasad: ‘Step up investments in strategic, defence, medical electronics manufacturing’

Prasad said that his ministry would set up an institutionalised mechanism in form of a task force that would regularly interact with the industry, take their suggestions and address concerns.


Youths from J&K responding by joining Army: Prasad on abrogation of Article 370

Prasad claimed that lakhs of the “Indian taxpayers money was wasted in J&K”, where only separatism and terrorism thrived.

Vallabhbhai Patel’s pain removed by another great son of Gujarat: Prasad on J&K

Congratulating Modi on the moves regarding J&K, Prasad also gave credit to Home Minister Amit Shah for deftly “piloting the project”.

Express Governance Awards: An early flood warning system that helps save lives in Gujarat

Valsad District Collector C R Kharsan was recognised under the category ‘Inclusive Innovation’ at the first The Indian Express Excellence in Governance Awards.

Vivek Yadav, Vizianagaram DC: In hot, humid Andhra town, solar energy slashes power bills; govt offices, schools, colleges line up

43 social welfare government schools and 43 Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas now have roof-top solar heaters, in an area where there was very little awareness about solar power earlier.


Express Governance Awards today to honour finest work by DMs

The winning entries include projects like a cluster of solar panels installed on a hillock as an alternate energy source; a neo-natal unit in the heart of Maoist territory and an anti-corruption drive along the international border.

Express Governance Awards: ‘A good officer can script a miracle... governance is democracy’s backbone’

The awards were handed across 16 categories ranging from Agriculture to Education and Technology to Women Development. The winners were chosen from 249 entries received from 84 districts in 24 states.

Watch: The Indian Express Excellence in Governance Awards

The awards for outstanding work across 16 categories that range from Agriculture to Education and Technology to Women Development will be handed over by five Union Ministers, who are special guests at the event.

Article 370 had become shield for terrorists: Ravi Shankar Prasad

"The government's decision on Article 370 was taken in the interest of the nation as well as the common people of Jammu and Kashmir," Prasad told reporters on the sidelines of the inauguration of the 17th all India meet of state legal services authorities in Nagpur, Maharashtra.

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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.


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.


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 […]