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  • BSNL to cut rates for calls to Nepal Yesterday

    Union Minister and BJP MP Ravi Shankar Prasad said all calls made from BSNL network to Nepal will be charged as local calls for the next 3 days. "I am personally looking after connectivity issues. If Nepal needs any help in restoring damaged lines we will extend all help," he...
  • BSNL to charge local rates for calls to Nepal for three days Yesterday

    New Delhi: Telephone calls made on BSNL network to earthquake-hit Nepal for the next three days will attract only local call rates, the state-owned company said. The move is aimed at enabling Indians to connect with their near and dear ones in Nepal, which saw several hundreds dead following a massive...
  • Two new joint directors in CBI; tenure of six others extended 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Two senior IPS officers were on Wednesday inducted as Joint Directors in CBI while the government extended the tenure of six others working at the same level in the agency. AK Sharma and Amrit Mohan Prasad, IPS officers of the Gujarat and Odisha cadre, respectively, have been appointed as...
  • Rahul Gandhi goes all out to corner Centre on net neutrality, BJP hits back 4 days ago

    New Delhi: In an all new avatar, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is taking on the Narendra Modi government on a host of issues catering to different classes of people. After wooing farmers and targeting the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government on Land Acquisition Bill, Rahul lent his...
  • Rahul Gandhi accuses Modi government of being anti-farmer, BJP fumes 1 week ago

    New Delhi: High political drama was witnessed in the national capital on Sunday with Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party indulging in a slugfest over the controversial Land Acquisition Ordinance and the performance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 11-month regime. After Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, back from his nearly two-month long...
  • Rahul Gandhi not a cause of concern, says Ravi Shankar Prasad 1 week 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...
  • India successfully test fires 3,000 km range nuclear-capable Agni-III missile April 16, 2015

    Bhubaneswar: India on Thursday successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable Agni-III ballistic missile, with a range of over 3,000 km, from a base in Odisha, an official said. The surface-to-surface missile was fired from a launch complex at the Inner Wheeler Island off the coast of Dhamra in Bhadrak district, about 200 km...
  • Is net neutrality still a pipe dream? April 14, 2015

    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 April 14, 2015

    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 April 13, 2015

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  • Net neutrality: Is free internet a myth? April 13, 2015

    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 April 13, 2015

    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 April 13, 2015

    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 April 13, 2015

    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 April 13, 2015

    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 April 13, 2015

    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...
  • Merger of Janata Parivar before end of April: Nitish Kumar April 6, 2015

    Patna: Describing RJD chief Lalu Prasad's announcement in favour of the merger of Janata Parivar splinter parties as "a solid and effective" step towards the process, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said a formal announcement will be made "much before the end of this month." "All the constituent parties...
  • Another BJP MP wades into smoking row, says no link between cigarette puffing, cancer April 3, 2015

    New Delhi: The controversy over comments by BJP MPs, including those in a parliamentary panel, on the use of tobacco refused to die down with former Union Health Minister and NDA ally PMK's A Ramadoss on Friday coming down hard on such "foolish" arguments even as government "disassociated" itself from...
  • Will launch Mahabharata-like war over Land bill: Lalu Prasad April 1, 2015

    Patna: The merger of six Janata Parivar parties would send a clear signal to the country for the ouster of BJP, RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Wednesday said and vowed to launch a Mahabharata-like war over Land bill. "The aim of the merger of Janata (Parivar) parties is to send BJP...
  • Lalu hits out at Giriraj Singh over Sonia Gandhi's skin colour remark, says he should be made to wear bangles, vermilion, bindi April 1, 2015

    Patna: Criticising Union Minister Giriraj Singh for his controversial comments on Congress President Sonia Gandhi, RJD President Lalu Prasad today said he had crossed borders of indecency and demanded action against him. "He should be made to wear bangles, vermilion, bindi, and his face should be blackened" as he has "crossed...
  • 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. ...
  • Only said cheating won't help students in competitive exams: Lalu Prasad March 24, 2015

    Patna: On expected lines, a day after Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad said that his government would have allowed students in Bihar to cheat openly from textbooks, he claimed that he has been quoted out of context. Defending his statement, he said that he merely that said those who cheat...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob March 23, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: VK Singh, Kashmiri separatist leaders attend Pakistan National Day celebrations March 23, 2015

    Minister of State for External Affairs Minister VK Singh on Monday attended Pakistan National Day reception at the High Commission in New Delhi amidst the controversy sparked by Pakistani envoy Abdul Basit's comments that India was not against his interactions with Kashmiri separatist leaders. ...
  • Lalu Prasad Yadav says his government could have provided books in examination March 23, 2015

    Patna: With visuals of mass copying in ongoing matriculation examination drawing national condemnation for Bihar, RJD President Lalu Prasad has said had it been his government it would have allowed examinees to write answers from books. "Had it been my government we would have given books to examinees to write only...
  • RJD continues to occupy Delhi office at Rs 333 per month March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Notwithstanding its grand headquarters at prime ITO area in the national capital, Lalu Prasad-led Rashtriya Janata Dal continues to occupy an office in VP House at a meagre rent of Rs 333 per month. In an RTI response, Directorate of Estate under Urban Development Ministry has said, "A...
  • 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...
  • Lalu Prasad defends daughter Misa Bharti, says newspapers constructed the Harvard University controversy March 10, 2015

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad on Tuesday evening defended his daughter Misa Bharti after Harvard University rubbished her claim of being a speaker at India Conference. The RJD chief said, "Misa had claimed that she was a guest at the India Conference organised by Harvard University but never...