RAVI SHANKAR PRASAD

  • Rahul Gandhi not a cause of concern, says Ravi Shankar Prasad 3 hours 11 minutes ago

    Union Minister and BJP MP Ravi Shankar Prasad slams Congress over the rally. He said, "Congress needs to tell the nation what it has done for farmers. Why so many suicides in their regime, why so much unemployment in their regime. Land acquisition protest is phony criticism as their own...
  • Is net neutrality still a pipe dream? 4 days ago

    Telecom major Airtel, on Tuesday, said it fully supports the concept of net neutrality and its 'Airtel Zero' platform is open to all on non-discriminatory basis. ...
  • Will address concerns of entrepreneurs, startups over net neutrality, assures Ravi Shankar Prasad 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Even as the debate over free and equal access to the Internet continues, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday assured start ups and young Internet entrepreneurs that government will address their concerns. "I can assure that the young Internet entrepreneurs, the startups and all the creators, that the...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories 5 days ago

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  • Net neutrality: Is free internet a myth? 5 days ago

    The Internet is under threat in India as telecom operators have gone to the TRAI to allow them to block apps and websites and charge money from both consumers and businesses to the detriment of users. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay 5 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Future Rafale deals will also be under government to government, says Parrikar 5 days ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his recent visit to France negotiated with the government there to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets in fly-away condition under a new deal. After meeting French President Francois Hollande in Paris on April 11, Modi announced that IAF would get 36 Rafale jets. ...
  • Report on net neutrality by mid-May: Ravi Shankar Prasad 5 days ago

    New Delhi: A committee on net neutrality, set up by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), will submit its report by the second week of May to help the government make a comprehensive decision on the contentious issue, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Monday. Net neutrality means that...
  • AIB video explaining net neutrality goes viral 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Amidst raging debate over net neutrality, AIB is in news once again for bringing the #SaveTheInternet campaign to the common citizen. A video by AIB which explains net neutrality has received more than 9 lakh views in less than 48 hours. The video highlights the #SaveTheInternet campaign started by...
  • TRAI recommends non discriminate availability of Internet, report on net neutrality to be filed in May 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Amidst raging debate over net neutrality, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has made a committee to look into the issues of the matter. According to sources, the committee was formed in January 2015. A report has been sought by the 2nd week of May. According to sources, the...
  • Cabinet approves gas pooling for fertiliser sector March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal to pool or average out prices of domestic natural gas and imported LNG used by fertiliser plants to make the cost of fuel uniform and affordable. Fertiliser plants consume about 42.25 million standard cubic meters per day of gas for manufacture...
  • Russia proposes ICT group for BRICS: Ravi Shankar Prasad March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: India will give a structured response on a Russian proposal to set up an ICT group among the BRICS nations to deliberate on common issues in this area, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday. Russia's minister for telecom and mass communications Nikolai...
  • Quashing 66A of IT Act a message to politicians to tolerate critisicm: Ravi Shankar Prasad March 25, 2015

    After a historic judgment by the SC ensuring free speech, the government has said that it has no plans of challenging the verdict. IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also said this is a message to politicians to learn to tolerate critisicm. ...
  • We should not over react on Section 66A of IT Act: Ravi Shankar Prasad March 19, 2015

    The Supreme Court has sought an explanation from Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday to report to it about the circumstances in which Section 66A of the Information Technology Act (IT) was imposed against the class IX boy. Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "We should not over react on Section...
  • Cable operators keen on providing broadband: Ravi Shankar Prasad March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Cable operators have shown interest in providing broadband connectivity to consumers by tweaking technology - a move that will increase Internet penetration in the country, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday said. "I am very excited to note that lot of cable operators have come forward to...
  • Ban on Nirbhaya documentary: Ravi Shankar Prasad says Modi government respects freedom of press March 5, 2015

    Reacting on the government move on the controversial BBC documentary on Delhi gangrape - India's daughter', Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "The government headed by Narendra Modi fully respects the freedom of press and the freedom of articulation of views." ...
  • BJP accepts defeat with humility: Ravi Shankar Prasad February 10, 2015

    The BJP accepts its "massive defeat" in Delhi assembly elections with humility and will play a role of "constructive opposition", party leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Tuesday. ...
  • Ravi Shankar Prasad bats for fresh assembly elections in Bihar February 8, 2015

    Varanasi: In the wake of ongoing political crisis in Bihar, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday batted for a fresh assembly elections in the state saying polls were needed for a stable and better governance for the people there. "There is a necessity of an early assembly elections in Bihar...
  • Delhi elections: BJP hits out at Kejriwal, demands reply on 'bogus' funding to AAP February 4, 2015

    New Delhi: The BJP on Wednesday once again lashed out at Aam Aadmi Party and its chief ministerial candidate Arvind Kejriwal over the alleged funding and asked them to reply to the questions being asked by it. Talking to mediapersons, Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad alleged that Kejriwal is...
  • Vodafone tax case: Have decided not to file an appeal in SC, says Ravi Shankar Prasad January 28, 2015

    In a significant development, the the government on Wednesday decided not to appeal against a Bombay High Court ruling that Vodafone was not liable to pay tax demand of Rs 3,200 crore in a transfer pricing case. "The government will not appeal the judgement of Bombay High Court in the...
  • Vodafone tax case: Centre not to appeal in SC against Bombay HC order January 28, 2015

    New Delhi: In a significant development, the the government on Wednesday decided not to appeal against a Bombay High Court ruling that Vodafone was not liable to pay tax demand of Rs 3,200 crore in a transfer pricing case. "The government will not appeal the judgement of Bombay High Court...
  • Telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad invites American companies to invest in Indian manufacturing sector January 25, 2015

    New Delhi: The Union Telecom and Information Techonology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad invited the American companies to set up their manufacturing units in India. Speaking at the Indo-US dialogue organized by the Network 18 and the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) in New Delhi to mark the visit of the US...
  • Cabinet approves 3G spectrum for Defence January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved 3G spectrum, identifying 49 slots between 3 MHz and 40 GHz, of which nine would be exclusively for the Defence services. Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said 1,900 MHz spectrum will be swapped between Defence and Telecom ministries. Government's working group will...
  • Congress 'throwing in the towel' ahead of Delhi polls: BJP January 9, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP on Friday accused Congress of "throwing in the towel" ahead of Delhi Assembly elections after former chief minister Sheila Dikshit's comment that the party may extend support to Aam Aadmi Party in case of a hung verdict. "...The rivals are coming together. Sheila Dikshit is promoting Aam...
  • Use post offices to deliver services, information: PM Modi January 7, 2015

    New Delhi: To leverage the assets of postal network, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said post offices in rural areas can be used to deliver various services and information to the individual households. He also said the postal network can become a driving force for the economy, similar to the...
  • Wednesday's Parliamentary Board meet will decide future course of action in J&K: BJP December 24, 2014

    Senior BJP Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the party will decide on future course of action in Jammu & Kashmir on Wednesday's parliamentary board meeting. ...
  • Jharkhand polls: BJP Parliamentary board will decide on CM, says Ravi Shankar Prasad December 23, 2014

    As BJP set to form government in Jharkhand, ends a credible second in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Minister Ravi Shankar said, "We have a system and the BJP Parliament board will decide on the chief minister of Jharkhand." ...
  • Japan should be part of 'Make in India' programme: Ravi Shankar Prasad December 3, 2014

    New Delhi: India and Japan are natural partners in the field of information and communication technology (ICT) and Japan should take part in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Make in India initiative, Communications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday. "I invite Japan to come and Make in India....
  • DoT for commencing spectrum auction from February 23 November 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Spectrum auction for mobile services is expected to start from February 23, a few days later than suggested by a ministerial group, according to official sources. The inter-ministerial group, formed to work out modalities for the next round of auction, had suggested February...