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  • India proud of Kailash Satyarthi: Ravi Shankar Prasad October 10, 2014

    BJP leader and Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday congratulated Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi, saying he had done India proud. ...
  • Helping innovation in India will help the world: Mark Zuckerberg October 10, 2014

    Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg after meeting Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said helping innovative people in India will help the world....
  • Facebook keen to expand reach in India October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: World's biggest social network Facebook wants to connect more people to internet in India which accounts for the third largest online user base globally after China and the US but has a very low internet penetration growth rate. On his first visit to India, Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark...
  • RJD MP Pappu Yadav to launch stir against doctors from Monday October 9, 2014

    Patna: RJD MP Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav announced to launch a "people's agitation" against doctors charging "exorbitant" fees and other charges from Monday to solve problems of common man. The agitation is fixed on October 13 at Saharsa, Yadav said addressing a dharna here. Yadav, Lok Sabha member from...
  • Haryana government did not present full facts on Vadra deal: BJP October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: After Election Commission rejected its complaint against Haryana government on Robert Vadra's land deal, BJP on Thursday charged the Bhupinder Singh Hooda government with not presenting full facts of the case before the poll panel. The party also charged the Haryana government with "speaking in two voices" in...
  • Maharashtra elections: What did Congress do for people during its rule, asks BJP October 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Hitting out at Congress president Sonia Gandhi for criticising the Narendra Modi government, BJP on Wednesday said that had her party worked for the development of the country during its rule, its strength in the Lok Sabha would not have come down to mere 44 seats. "Sonia Gandhi had...
  • BJP is for small states; Modi's remark linked to Mumbai, says Ravi Shankar Prasad October 7, 2014

    Pune: There is no change in the BJP policy supporting creation of smaller states for faster development and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement rejecting division of Maharashtra was in the context of Mumbai, Union Law Minister Ravishankar Prasad said on Tuesday. Asked whether Modi's remark in response to the Shiv...
  • BJP condemns Pakistan for ceasefire violations October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday condemned the firing by Pakistan at Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) and said the defence forces have been tasked to give an appropriate reply. "We condemn this. Whatever is needed to be done, it is left to the defence...
  • Lalu attributes stampede to administrative 'lapse' October 4, 2014

    Patna: RJD president Lalu Prasad on Saturday said the stampede outside Gandhi Maidan which left 33 dead appears to be a result of administrative "lapse" and expressed dismay over the administration's inability to make foolproof arrangements despite several unpleasant incidents in the past at the grounds in the heart of...
  • Patna stampede: Centre assures all help to victims' families October 3, 2014

    At least 32 people were killed and 21 injured after a stampede at Patna's Gandhi Maidan during the Ravan Dahan ceremony. The incident occurred soon after the effigy of Ravana was burnt. ...
  • Clean Up India: Campaign not just about cleanliness, also about health, says Harsh Vardhan October 2, 2014

    Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said, "'Clean India' Campaign not just about cleanliness, also about health." ...
  • Ravi Shankar Prasad pulls up Post officials for unclean premises September 29, 2014

    New Delhi: After surprise checks at two post offices, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday pulled up officials of the Department of Posts for not keeping their premises and work space clean. "Despite instructions from Prime Minister's Office, your premises are not clean. Take...
  • Delhi: Law Minister's surprise visit to post office, seeks explanation behind the mess September 29, 2014

    Delhi: Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad spearheaded the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Clean India' drive at the postal department offices on Monday. He was seen chiding officers and sought explanation on why post offices in Delhi had not been cleaned. Prasad said, "I picked up the garbage myself today. You...
  • Ravi Shankar Prasad pitches for self regulation by media September 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Pitching for self regulation by the media, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said that great responsibility comes with freedom and flagged issues like paid news, trial by media and fake sting operations as matters which have to be dealt with. He also said that...
  • J Jayalalithaa first Chief Minister to face disqualification September 27, 2014

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Saturday became the third leading politician and the first sitting chief minister to face disqualification as a legislator after being convicted in a disproportionate assets case. A trial court in Bangalore on Saturday convicted her in a disproportionate assets case filed by the former...
  • Watch: Ravi Shankar Prasad takes the broom for 'Clean India' September 26, 2014

    Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has launched the government's Clean India campaign. Prasad was at Shastri Bhawan on Friday morning and was seen sporting a broom. "It is not symbolic. It is a new beginning in India to make Clean India a mass movement. A minister along with senior officers...
  • SC cancelling coal block allocation will enable fresh start: Government September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Government on Wednesday said that Supreme Court's decision to cancel the allocation of 214 coal blocks was in accordance with its stand and will enable it to make a 'fresh start'. "Basically, the judgement is in accord with the Government of India's stand in...
  • Coal scam order is in line with the government's framework, says Ravi Shankar Prasad September 24, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad commented on Supreme Court's decision on the coal scam. "The order is in line with government's framework. There is some closure, its a fresh beginning now," said Ravi Shankar Prasad. ...
  • German electronic firms interested in India, says Ravi Shankar Prasad September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi plans to launch 'Make in India' programme to boost local manufacturing, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday said that German electronic firms have shown interest in India. "I had gone for a week to see electronic manufacturing...
  • Mahesh Babu's Telugu action film 'Aagadu' collects over Rs 18 crore in two days September 21, 2014

    Chennai: Southern superstar Mahesh Babu's much anticipated Telugu actioner "Aagadu" has collected Rs.18.02 crore worldwide in two days of its release and is still counting. Experts say this is "the best opening" he has ever got in his career. Interestingly, the film opened to mixed reviews from the critics, but "Aagadu"...
  • Act to protect cane growers comes into effect in Karnataka September 16, 2014

    Bangalore: An Act to protect the interest of sugarcane farmers in Karnataka has come into effect which would also help ensure purchase and supply of cane in a transparent manner, state's Cooperation Minister HS Mahadev Prasad said on Tuesday. "The Karnataka Sugarcane (Regulation of Purchase and Supply) Act, 2013, has already...
  • DoT pushing to finish broadband project roll out by March 2016 September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: After missing several deadlines, the National Optical Fibre Network project, which aims to link 2.5 lakh village panchayats, may finally be ready by a year in advance at the instance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who wants it rolled out in early 2016. Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had...
  • Hearty and cheerful Lalu Prasad walks out of Mumbai hospital September 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Eighteen days after undergoing three cardiac surgeries, a hearty and cheerful RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Saturday walked out of the Asian Heart Institute, doctors said. "Lalu Prasad has been an excellent and cooperative patient with a strong willpower which has helped him immensely in his speedy recovery," said Ramakanta...
  • Centre: People in J&K can talk for free in BSNL network September 14, 2014

    After rescuing almost 1.3 lakh people, the government is now focusing on restoring communication lines and restoring connectivity in the flood ravaged state of Jammu and Kashmir. The JammuSrinagar highway is still closed and will take another four days to reopen. ...
  • Spectrum sharing, trading guidelines by yearend: Ravi Shankar Prasad September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said that the guidelines for telecom spectrum trading and sharing will be in place by the end of the year. "Guidelines will be in place by end of year on spectrum trading and sharing," Prasad said at the press conference marking...
  • Centre allows free talk time to people on BSNL in Kashmir September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said that people in floodhit Kashmir will get free telecom services for a week on BSNL network, and mobile networks have been substantially or partially restored in the valley, except Poonch. Of the total...
  • Centre has highest regard for judiciary: Law Minister tells CJI September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad hit back at Chief Justice of India RM Lodha after he expressed concern over corruption in judiciary. Prasad said that the BJPled government at Centre had the highest regard for judiciary and wants to ensure that its independence is sacrosanct. Responding to...
  • Lalu Prasad to be discharged from hospital on Sunday September 13, 2014

    Mumbai: RJD leader Lalu Prasad, who recently underwent a cardiac surgery, will get discharged from the Asian Heart Institute on Sunday. Lalu will be discharged after 3 pm, after undergoing a successful surgery and rehabilitation programme, a hospital statement said. Initially, the 66yearold leader was hospitalised at the Institute for a...
  • 95 fall ill in Bihar after eating 'prasad' September 12, 2014

    Patna: At least 95 people, including children, were taken ill after eating 'prasad', food offered to deities in temples in Bihar on Friday, an official said. The incident took place in Darbhanga district's Bahadurpur block, about 200 km away. The medical condition of 20 of the 95 affected was stated to be...
  • Dress decently to avoid sexual harassment: Police advisory in West Bengal leads to outrage September 9, 2014

    Kolkata: A controversial police advisory has sparked outrage in West Bengal. Kankar Prasad Barui, the Deputy Commissioner of the Bidhannagar Police issued an advisory on how to deal with sexual harassment in public on his social networking page. The senior police officer has advised women to dress decently, avoid being...