RAVI SHANKAR PRASAD

  • 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...
  • BJP's endeavour is Make in Jharkhand: Ravi Shankar Prasad November 14, 2014

    Ranchi: The BJP on Friday said its endeavour is to transform the people's future through "Make in Jharkhand" design - one of the dreams of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to change imbalance of development in eastern states. "On the pattern of 'Make in India', BJP's endeavour is to embark on 'Make...
  • Centre releases stamp to celebrate 15th anniversary of India's 1st successful liver transplant November 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister of Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday released a commemorative stamp to celebrate the 15th anniversary of India's first successful liver transplant at the Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi. This prestigious honour has been approved and made available by the Department of Posts, Philately...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • J&K floods: Restoring telecommunication lines is priority, says Telecom Minister September 8, 2014

    Communication lines are down in many areas of floodhit Jammu and Kashmir and power cuts are also being seen in many parts of the valley. All communication lines including BSNL, Radio Kashmir are down. ...
  • PM Modi reviews Aadhaar, may use it to improve delivery of schemes September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday reviewed progress of Aadhaar project and is believed to have discussed the possibility of using the platform to resume Aadhaarbased direct benefit transfers of subsidised schemes. It will also help monitor attendance of government officials. The discussions, which were attended by Home Minister...
  • Ensure quick trial of cases against lawmakers: Centre to HCs September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: With the Supreme Court setting a deadline for completing trial in cases involving lawmakers, the Law Ministry has written to high courts requesting them to ensure that cases against MPs and MLAs facing charges which attract disqualification are fasttracked. The decision to write to the state governments as well...
  • Government response to SC decision on coal block good governance, says Ravi Shankar Prasad September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The government's decision to accept the Supreme Court's decision to term the coal block allocation since 1993 as illegal is an example of good governance, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Tuesday. "We said we accept your decision. Please consider the 46 mines where production is about...
  • Home Minister asks CMs to expedite cases against MPs, MLAS: Sources September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh met Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to discuss ways to expedite trials of MPs and MLAs, sources said on Monday. The sources said that Prasad will take up the matter with the Chief Justices of the High Courts. The Attorney General is likely to inform...