RAVI SHANKAR PRASAD

  • BSNL to cut rates for calls to Nepal 2 days ago

    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...
  • Rahul Gandhi not a cause of concern, says Ravi Shankar Prasad April 19, 2015

    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? 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. ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories April 13, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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." ...
  • 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....
  • 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." ...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Government is committed to the welfare of the people, says Ravi Shankar Prasad August 28, 2014

    Bharatiya Janta party member Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "Government is committed to the welfare of the people. The idea is to put India on the path of growth and progress." Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister to launch Jan Dhan Yojana from Rajahmundry. ...
  • Law Minister admits no attempts will be made to tame the judiciary August 14, 2014

    In a major success for the Narendra Modi government, the Rajya Sabha passed the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill moments before Parliament was adjourned sine die on Thursday. Speaking to CNNIBN, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday talked about the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill and the collegium...
  • Kosi floods: Government prepared for all eventualities, says Ravi Shankar Prasad August 3, 2014

    As thousands of people start to get worried about the rising water level of the Kosi river in Bihar, triggering fear of a probable situation in 2008 when the state wide floods had rendered many homeless, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad assuaged fears by saying that 117 relief shelters have...
  • Congress should revisit their own procedures on TRAI, says Uma Bharati July 11, 2014

    The amended Bill was introduced in Lok Sabha by Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. The TRAI Bill has to be amended to allow the appointment of former TRAI chairman Nripendra Misra as principal secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Defending the government, Uma Bharati said, "Tell the Congress to revisit...
  • Rajnath Singh hails Budget, calls it most realistic July 10, 2014

    Home Minister Rajanth Singh hailed the Union Budget and called it most realistic. He said, "This Budget is poor friendly, women friendly, disabled friendly and farmer friendly. After looking at this Budget you can get a fair idea as to how the Narendra Modiled NDA government wants to develop India....
  • Our Railway Budget is for development: Ravi Shankar Prasad July 8, 2014

    Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday said that their Railways Budget is for development. "This budget is good and will give a new direction," he said. ...
  • Railway suffering a loss of Rs 900 crore everyday: Ravi Shankar Prasad June 21, 2014

    In an exclusive interview to CNNIBN, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the hike in railway fare was done by the UPA government in the interim budget earlier this year. About the Modi government he also said, "Prime Minister has the ablity to govern and we are trying to...
  • Our focus is on implementation, good governance: Ravi Shankar Prasad June 9, 2014

    Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the government believes in 'Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat'. He said, "Our focus is more on implementation and good governance. We believe our idea is refreshing and based on the people's growth." ...