Ravi Shankar

  • Clean Up India: Campaign not just about cleanliness, also about health, says Harsh Vardhan 5 hours 47 minutes ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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' 6 days ago

    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...
  • Home Minister, Law Minister to discuss expedition of trials against MPs facing criminal charges September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will meet on Monday to discuss expediting legal trials against MPs facing criminal charges. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had earlier said that criminal trials against MPs should reach the logical conclusion soon. The meeting comes just days after the Supreme...
  • 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. ...
  • Government to meet IT ministers from all states to take forward Modi's Digital India project August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to take forward Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Digital India project, Communications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will meet IT ministers from all states on Tuesday to lay out a roadmap for its implementation. The government is expected to invest over Rs 1 lakh...
  • Centre cuts minimum export price of onion to USD 350 per tonne August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Wednesday reduced the minimum export price (MEP) of onion to USD 350 per tonne following improvement in domestic supply situation and softening of prices. In June this year, the MEP on onion was reintroduced at USD 300 per tonne which was further raised to USD 500...
  • Independence ti judiciary is our priority: Ravi Shankar Prasad August 15, 2014

    Chief Justice of India RM Lodha in his Independence Day speech on Friday said that the legislature and executive should not encroach upon the judiciary. In response of this Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad came out in government's defense. ...
  • 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...
  • No intention to interfere in judiciary's authority: Government August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Seeking to overturn the present collegium system of appointment of judges through a Constitution amendment, government today said it has no intention to interfere in the authority of the Judiciary. Responding to a daylong debate on the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014 in Lok Sabha, Law Minister...
  • Centre tables Constitution Amendement Bill for creation of National Judicial Commission August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday tabled the Constitution Amendment Bill for Judicial Reforms. Twothirds majority is required for the Bill which if passed will clear the way for scrapping of the collegium system, a forum which decided the appointments and transfer of judges of the Supreme...
  • Government asks CJI, CJ of High Courts to fill up vacancies August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has asked the Chief Justice of India and Chief Justices of High Courts to fill up vacancies in various courts, mostly in lower judiciary, for speedy disposal of huge backlog of cases in the country. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told Lok Sabha on Monday that around...
  • Kosi flood threat: Centres rushes in assistance, assures of all help to Bihar August 3, 2014

    The Centre on Sunday rushed in essential supplies, relief teams and other assistance to Bihar to deal with Kosi flood situation and put on standby several aircraft to deal with any emergency. Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth chaired three emergency meetings of National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) in this regard while an...
  • 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...
  • Government hints at delay in bringing judicial accountability bill August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: A proposal which seeks to change the present system of investigating complaints of misbehaviour and incapacity against judges of the Supreme Court and high courts requires "further consideration", the government said on Friday, indicating that a bill in this regard may not come in the immediate future. Referring to...