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  • Government is committed to the welfare of the people, says Ravi Shankar Prasad 19 hours 33 minutes ago

    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. ...
  • Congress women workers can push Modi to sea: Mani Shankar Aiyer August 20, 2014

    Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyer asked the women workers of Congress to show Prime Minister Narendra Modi a way back to Gandhinagar or better sea. ...
  • 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 CNN-IBN, 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 Modi-led 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. ...
  • Watch: Remembering RD Burman on his 75th birth anniversary June 27, 2014

    Vishal, Shekhar, Usha Uthup and Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy remember the master of melody RD Burman on his 75th birth anniversary. ...
  • Railway suffering a loss of Rs 900 crore everyday: Ravi Shankar Prasad June 21, 2014

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, 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...
  • Modi brings with him an autocratic style of functioning: Mani Shankar Aiyar June 14, 2014

    Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has once again slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling his style of functioning 'autocratic'. "Modi brings with him an autocratic style of functioning from Gujarat," he said. In an interview to CNN-IBN, the Congress leader also said that if Priyanka Gandhi decides to enter politics,...
  • 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." ...
  • Watch: Class 12 CBSE toppers share their success mantra May 29, 2014

    The class XII CBSE results for Delhi and Dehradun regions were declared on Thursday. Sarthak Aggarwal from DPS Vasant Kunj was declared the topper in the Science stream with 99.6 per cent marks followed by Hari Shankar from Air Force Bal Bharti School with 99.2 per cent marks. Both the...
  • Don't agree with Musthafa, Rahul does good work: Mani Shankar Aiyar May 29, 2014

    Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar said that he doesn't agree with what TH Musthafa has said. I think Rahul Gandhi is doing good work. On Wednesday, senior leader in Kerala, TH Musthafa called the Congress Vice President a 'joker' and demanded he be removed from his posts if he does...
  • BJP leaders vow to do fulfil duties, work for development May 26, 2014

    With the new government taking up the responsibility, the BJP leaders have vowed to work for the development of the country. "Fortunate to work with Modiji. I will do justice to my portfolio. We will work together under Modi's leadership and ensure better development for our country," Nitin Gadkari said. ...
  • Have to be alert with Modi, even Hitler got a massive majority: Mani Shankar May 17, 2014

    In an interview to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar said that they have to be be alert with Prime Minister designated Narendra Modi as Adolf Hitler also got a massive majority in Germany. On his 'Chaiwala' remark Aiyar said, "My 'Chaiwala' remark has been distorted. I...
  • LS polls: Need security before development, says Ravi Shankar Prasad April 7, 2014

    The BJP released its manifesto for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections on Monday. The manifesto focuses on development, inclusive growth and zero tolerance towards terror. ...
  • Sonia Gandhi met Jama Masjid Shahi Imam to polarise voters: BJP April 4, 2014

    The BJP approached the Election Commission on Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's meeting with Jama Masjid Shahi Imam saying the step was a violation of the model code and demanded stern action. "This is an attempt by Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi to polarize voters. The Election Commission should take note,"...
  • Congress's manifesto a document of deceit: BJP March 26, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party hit out at the Congress's manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections and called it a document of deceit. BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "Congress had promised to provide electricity to every house. Today the country is in darkness because of them and they have...
  • Rahul's comments on Modi are based on lies: BJP March 16, 2014

    BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad hit out at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for attacking BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. He said, "Rahul Gandhi's comments are all based on lies. The Supreme Court has given Modi a clean chit, but Rahul refuses to believe it. The people will respond...
  • Politics could hinder India's fund flows: Shankar Sharma February 17, 2014

    As Finance Minister P Chidamabaram is all set to present interim budget in Parliament on Monday, Shankar Sharma, vice-chairman and joint managing director of First Global, has said, "Politics could be a hindrance to India's fund flow." ...
  • Rahul Gandhi no match for Narendra Modi, says BJP January 19, 2014

    Attacking the Congress, BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said that Rahul Gandhi is no match for Narendra Modi. He also added, "I want to ask Rahul Gandhi, does he feel that Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Raman Singh and Vasundhara Raje won elections for the third term due to marketing skills? Did...
  • News 360: Rahul Gandhi wows party workers, says MPs will elect PM January 17, 2014

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi at AICC meet in New Delhi on Friday exhorted party workers and leaders to get ready for the Lok Sabha elections and not rest till the battle was won against a rival which is good in marketing but very poor in delivering. Following the AAP...
  • I feel unsafe in India, says Anoushka Shankar December 15, 2013

    Speaking at the HT Leadership Summit, sitarist Anoushka Shankar confessed to feeling scared while traveling in India. Shankar said that after December 16 incident she feels too scared to walk alone at night. ...
  • Watch: Anoushka Shankar dedicates song to Delhi braveheart December 14, 2013

    Musician Anoushka Shankar has in her new album dedicated a song to Delhi braveheart. She said, "At the time I was feeling a lot of emotions and anger. So I wrote a song to put some of those emotions and it ended up becoming a very dark track." Here is an...
  • Congress says does not trust exit polls as results indicate BJP's win December 5, 2013

    While the exit polls surveys indicate at a clear majority for BJP in the assembly elections, Congress has said that it does not believe in the exit polls and said that it will do well in all the 4 states. "People should not trust the exit polls. No one says...
  • Snooping row: Shinde can't interfere in state matters, says BJP December 2, 2013

    BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has no right to interfere in the state matters. He said, "The women is not complaining. The father is saying its a private affair and the matter is being investigated by a retired judge. Shinde has no jurisdiction." Earlier,...
  • The Last Word: What is the best way to inquire into snooping allegations? November 27, 2013

    Gujarat government has constituted an inquiry commission into the alleged snooping scandal, in which the panel is asked to find out if there was any conspiracy in releasing the tapes after four years. The tapes show purported conversations between Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's key aide Amit Shah giving orders...
  • Political parties are not allowed to collect funds from foreign sources: BJP November 11, 2013

    After the AAP recieved funding from the US, Hong Kong and the UK, the BJP on Monday stressed that the political parties are not allowed to collect funds from foreign sources. ...
  • Rahul's ISI remark very irresponsible, says BJP October 25, 2013

    The Bharatiya Janata Party hit out at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for blaming the BJP for the riots in Muzaffarnagar. He also claimed that intelligence inputs have revealed that some ISI agents were in touch with riot victims. BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "It is a very irresponsible...
  • BJP takes a dig at Rahul Gandhi, says no point talking about the past October 23, 2013

    Senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday took a dig at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and blamed him for dwelling in the past during his speech at Alwar and Churu in Rajasthan. ...