Ravi

  • DoT pushing to finish broadband project roll out by March 2016 4 days ago

    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...
  • CLT20 ideal preparation before India tour, says Ravi Rampaul 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Senior West Indies pacer Ravi Rampaul feels that playing for Barbados Tridents in the ongoing Champions League T20 in India will help him "boost his confidence" ahead of the five-match ODI series against the hosts, starting in another three weeks time. "It would be good for me because I...
  • Centre: People in J&K can talk for free in BSNL network 6 days ago

    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 Jammu-Srinagar highway is still closed and will take another four days to reopen. ...
  • Spectrum sharing, trading guidelines by year-end: Ravi Shankar Prasad 6 days ago

    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...
  • 'God Is A Gamer' review: A thriller that will keep you on your toes 6 days ago

    Before I begin with my review of God Is A Gamer, I would like to confess something here. I am a very impatient man when it comes to books that I look forward to read once they're announced and there are a couple of authors who make the cut for...
  • Centre allows free talk time to people on BSNL in Kashmir 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said that people in flood-hit 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 6 days ago

    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 BJP-led government at Centre had the highest regard for judiciary and wants to ensure that its independence is sacrosanct. Responding to...
  • Team spirit key to Tridents success in CLT20, says Rampaul September 12, 2014

    Bridgetown: Seasoned international seamer Ravi Rampaul says Barbados Tridents will look to draw on their great team spirit when they launch their campaign in the Champions League Twenty20 starting next week in India. Rampaul believes the strength of the squad is its unity which exists among their ranks and says...
  • Drop Fletcher and bring in Vengsarkar, Shastri, says Farokh Engineer September 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Former India wicketkeeper Farokh Engineer wants Duncan Fletcher axed as the Indian team's chief coach, and the appointment of Ravi Shastri and Dilip Vengsarkar to guide the team after the 3-1 drubbing Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men received in the five-Test series in England. "Ravi has done extremely well. He has...
  • Ravi Shastri to think future with Team India upon return from England September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Former cricket captain and now team director Ravi Shastri said he had plenty of one-on-one chats to lift the Indian cricketers bounce back in style and win the ODI series after suffering a humiliating 1-3 loss in the Tests in England. "I had a plenty of one-on-one chats. Not...
  • Ravi Shastri, Duncan Fletcher should stay with Team India: VVS Laxman September 9, 2014

    The 39-year-old from Hyderabad, who followed India's performance in England, said India needed to focus on two crucial areas to improve their limited-overs performance -- death bowling and the opening combination. "In the T20 they gave away 50 runs in the last three overs, which is a lot, so I think...
  • Ravi Shastri backs Duncan Fletcher, calls him strong character September 9, 2014

    London: His report will decide Duncan Fletcher's future as India's cricket coach and Ravi Shastri, who served as Team Director during the just-concluded limited overs series against England, has put his weight behind the under-fire Zimbabwean by calling him a "solid character". Speaking to 'ESPNCricinfo', Shastri lavished praise on Fletcher, who...
  • Reports of Fletcher, Shastri to be tabled at working committee September 8, 2014

    Mumbai: The reports of head coach Duncan Fletcher and Ravi Shastri, who took over as the Indian team's director for the second part of the tour to England comprising limited over matches, are to be tabled before the Cricket Board's working committee for its members' perusal. A senior BCCI functionary told...
  • J&K floods: Restoring telecommunication lines is priority, says Telecom Minister September 8, 2014

    Communication lines are down in many areas of flood-hit 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. ...
  • Duncan Fletcher's fate to be decided by Ravi Shastri's report: sources September 7, 2014

    Chennai: Under-fire India cricket coach Duncan Fletcher's fate at the top job is expected to be decided by the BCCI after it receives Team Director Ravi Shastri's report on the England tour, the Board said on Sunday. Fletcher, who was appointed coach in April 2011, came under intense criticism from several...
  • Border villages across the Ravi river have been cut off by flood waters September 7, 2014

    Gurdaspur: At least six border villages across the Ravi river remained cut off following flooding of the Basanter Nullah. The affected villages are Ghania ke Bet, Kassowal, Puranawal, Lallowal Gunia, Saharanpur and Mansore. The flood waters also breached an embankment on the Indian side after the flow of water increased sharply following...
  • 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 Aadhaar-based 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 fast-tracked. The decision to write to the state governments as well...
  • Ravi Shastri's tips helped me in converting starts: Ajinkya Rahane September 4, 2014

    Leeds: Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane joined the bandwagon of Indian players, who have attributed Team Director Ravi Shastri for bringing about a turnaround in the team's fortunes with his technical inputs in the ongoing ODI series after their dismal show in the Test matches. Suresh Raina, Shikhar Dhawan have already paid...
  • Vaughan accuses Cook of dropping players better than him September 3, 2014

    London: Former skipper Michael Vaughan accused Alstair Cook of dropping players, who are better than him, and also said that if the England cricket captain doesn't step down voluntarily then the selectors should sack him. Vaughan said Cook was dropping players like all-rounder Ravi Bopara, who are better than him in...
  • Team India hails Ravi Shastri's role as Director September 3, 2014

    Birmingham: Days after Suresh Raina hailed Ravi Shastri's role as Team Director, Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan has said that the former captain instilled confidence in the side after the Test debacle. Relieved after coming good with the bat following a string of poor scores in the Test series and then in...
  • 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...
  • TWTW: Who is the only boss of Indian Cricket team? August 31, 2014

    On this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha comments on the Indian cricket team. While BCCI appointed former captain Ravi Shastri as Director of Cricket for the ODI series, skipper MS Dhoni came out openly in support of coach Duncan Fletcher. ...
  • Ravi Shastri instilled confidence in the team, says Suresh Raina August 28, 2014

    Cardiff: Having scored a match-winning 75-ball-100 against England in the second ODI, Suresh Raina attributed his success to Team Director Ravi Shastri's pre-match pep talk, which urged him to go out and express himself. "Ravi Shastri gave us a lot of confidence. He came in the team meeting and said a...
  • 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. ...
  • Team India avoids media ahead of 2nd ODI August 26, 2014

    Cardiff: Hit by controversies right through their troubled England tour, the Indian team management on Wednesday sought to stay clear of the media by not sending any player for the pre-match press conference ahead of the second ODI against the hosts. Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni had created a flutter at...
  • CBI files closure report in Tatra all-terrain vehicle scam August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday filed a closure report in Tatra all-terrain vehicle, saying there was insufficient evidence to file a chargesheet in the case. The agency filed its closure report before Special CBI court here. CBI sources said the allegation that the all-terrain trucks were supplied by...
  • Is Dhoni and Fletcher's job in Ravi Shastri's hand? August 26, 2014

    With confusion reigning supreme at the moment in Indian cricket's leadership, reports emerging in the media suggest that the future of Duncan Fletcher as India's coach and Mahendra Singh Dhoni as Test captain is in the hands of the Team India Director - Ravi Shastri. BCCI officials and Dhoni have...